CHOLESTEROL PROBLEMS? SKIP STATINS AND USE PLANT STEROLS. For some strange reason, mainstream medicine seems absolutely enthralled with the use of statins for “prevention,” although this is a disturbing definition of the term. However, we know, without a doubt, that a plant based diet with lower cholesterol equally as well.
Here’s the difference…a plant based diet improves physiology. The body is happier. All systems and all markers (blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, HbA1c, hsCRP, etc…) get better. These markers get better because the dietary changes have improved the way the body is working. The improvement in the numbers is merely a side effect. Statins, on the other hand, ONLY fix the number (in this case, cholesterol) in an artificial manner. This increases chance for risks (of which there are many) and does NOT make the physiology happier. Good sources of phytosterols? Beans, whole grains, nuts, oranges, flaxseed.