Other cholesterol reducing agents include cold-water fish, omega-3 oils (EPA and DHA), pantethine (biologically active form of pantothenic acid), gugulipids, and vitamin C. Garlic and onions help lower LDL levels and raise HDL levels. Red yeast rice (RYR) contain statin-like compounds called monacolins. Studies have shown effects similar to statin drugs, where total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels are lowered, and HDL cholesterol levels are increased. C-reactive protein levels were also reduced with red yeast rice. RYR should not be used with statin drugs, and may also deplete levels of coenzyme Q10.
Living with migraines seemed normal. Excruciating pain, missing work/social events, dark/quiet rooms was just a part of life or so I thought. When I started experiencing migraines 2-3x a week I was desperate to try anything to make them stop. I found Dr. Alea Bell online and though a huge skeptic of naturopathic medicine, I thought I should cross it off the list of possible cures. It was almost a last ditch attempt before I chopped my head off. What I found surprised me and changed my life for the better. Dr. Bell was the first person who really listened to how I was feeling and she let me in on what my body was trying to tell me. I was put on a very challenging diet program that I thought was insane and pointless but I didn’t once cheat and gave it my all. It wasn’t easy, but I saw results immediately. Within two weeks the migraines stopped completely. I was hesitant and unsure, always waiting for the next headache that still hasn’t come. My entire diet had to change but I didn’t have to chop my head off. This skeptic is a believer and I credit Dr. Bell with helping me lead a happier migraine free life. Rating: 5
While there are many outlets for testosterone treatment, the literature highlights testosterone replacement therapy as the most consistent in leading to positive male symptom improvement. 5 However, as each body is unique, doctors in clinical practice find that men have varying levels of response to each treatment and thus more than one treatment option may need to be implemented. As always, the key to a longer term solution is to not only treat the symptoms of low testosterone, but also to understand and treat the physical, emotional, and mental factors that lie at the root of the issue, encompassing a full-body approach.