Your Cholesterol Numbers Don’t Mean JACK!! Find out for sure if you are at risk.
High Cholesterol – & What to DO about it.
A study was done with 200 people who were admitted into a hospital for a heart attack. Out of the 200 people, 100 of the people had NORMAL cholesterol levels. **
Meaning if you have high cholesterol or low cholesterol, that does not determine your risk for heart attack. **
What does determine your risk factors is the particle size of your cholesterol.
Yes, size DOES matter, wink wink. 🙂
The bigger the fluffier, the happier, your cholesterol particles are – the less your risk.
The smaller, mean and malicious the particles are- the higher the risk.
We are now partnering with Boston Heart Diagnostics, that now gives us the ability to run specific tests to determine particle sizes, inflammatory markers, and fatty acid balance to see if you are in trouble or not.
The BEST part about it is that most of regular insurance companies are covering most of the testing (Other than Etna), even Medicare.
(Even though this lab maybe covered by most insurance companies. We are not, however, able to bill insurance to see either Dr. Michelle or Dr. Ding for a visit.
BUT as a side note: We have been able to take Flex Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts to cover most visits and some supplements).
So if you know someone with a family history of high cholesterol, heart attacks, or heart disease in general, have them give us a call to schedule an appointment.
In order to change particle size, we can use different natural supplements such as CoQ10 and niacin, to name a few.
However knowing exactly what is needed will be determined by what shows up on your test results.
Any questions? Feel free to email us through this website or give us a call.
**Source: 1. Sachdeva A, Cannon CP, Deedwania PC, et al; for the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and Hospitals. Lipid levels in patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease: an analysis of 136,905 hospitalizations in Get With The Guidelines. Am Heart J. 2009;157(1):111-117.e2.