Why We Treat High Cholesterol
High blood levels of Total Cholesterol and specifically Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol put you at greater risk for heart disease and stroke. Approximately 1 in 6 Americans have a Total Cholesterol level above 240 mg/dL, while the desired value is less than 200 mg/dL. In addition, about 33% of adults over age 20 have high LDL (>130 mg/dL) and about 18% have low High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), also known as “Good Cholesterol” levels. If you haven’t had your blood lipids tested, you may have high cholesterol without knowing it.
Though High Cholesterol can be a serious risk factor, it can be prevented or treated through healthy eating and exercise. By incorporating lifestyle changes, including regular activity, a diet rich in whole grains, fruit, vegetables, and lean protein, and good self-care, you can achieve healthy cholesterol levels, maintain a healthy weight, and prevent the need for medications.
How We Can Help
Our approach is flexible, personal, and realistic. We will break everything down into small, manageable steps that will make healthy living natural and enjoyable. Not sure where to start? We will create an individualized program with you, whether that means collaborating on meal and recipe ideas, incorporating new foods into your diet, or helping you find a form of activity that you really enjoy.
What We Offer
Our Nutrition Counseling For High Cholesterol May Include:
- History of how you move and eat
- Impact of High Cholesterol on life, diet, mood
- Reflection on eating patterns and activity level
- Visioning and progress towards goals
- Anthropometric Measurements
- Review of lab results (provided by your doctor)
- Cholesterol monitoring
- Creation of food journal
- Meal and snack ideas
- Label Reading
- Mindful eating exercises
- Motivational Coaching
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