Are you ready to live? Really live that feeling good life you desire to live? Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Feeling Good Podcast, it’s great to be alive. On this feel good day we’ll talk about why we need cholesterol, how it can strengthen our immune system, and what we should watch for when having our cholesterol checked.
Key Takeaways from This Podcast:
[1:04] Go to carsonnatural.com/resources for a variety of free resources to help you live a healthier life.
[1:35] One of the best things we can do during these winter weeks is to keep our immune systems as strong and healthy as we can.
[2:09] Dr. Phil explains why cholesterol is not your enemy.
[2:45] A healthy immune system requires cholesterol in order to function properly.
[6:07] Higher levels of cholesterol protect us from infections. Statin drugs can reduce cholesterol to the point of jeopardizing one’s immune system.
[7:03] Our total cholesterol should be between 180 and 240. Our total HDL (or good cholesterol), should be between 40 and 90 for women and between 35 and 90 for men.
[7:37] Statins not only lower the bad cholesterol, but often lower good cholesterol, or HDL, as well which is the protective cholesterol.
[8:36] Ask for a copy of your blood tests from your doctor so you can verify that your cholesterol really is in within a healthy range.
[9:57] In recognition of heart health month, Dr. Phil will be hosting a free webinar on February 22nd called “Cholesterol is Not Your Enemy” and we will talk about how to maintain healthy cholesterol levels without drugs. Please pre-register soon at: carsonnatural.com/heart
[10:47] Please check out the free resources at carsonnatural.com/resources and check out Carson Natural Health on Facebook, and join Dr. Phil every Friday, during the noonday hour, Central Time, for his weekly Facebook Live broadcast called Feeling Good Fridays—broadcast from a different location every week.
[11:30] Have health questions or are you interested in free resources? Visit carsonnatural.com for free resources or for a question, click on the ‘Ask Dr. Phil’ microphone to record your questions or email them to [email protected].
Mentioned in This Episode of The Feeling Good Podcast:
Carson Natural Health & Wellness Consulting – Facebook page
Dr. Laura Washington
Email your questions to: [email protected]