The Red Yeast Rice Cholesterol Solution

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Argues that red yeast rice can lower one's LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise one's HDL (good) choleterol, and explains how it works and where to obtain it.

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A natural treatment for high cholesterol that really works.
As a nutritionist, I often find it frustrating to counsel people with high cholesterol. Some respond readily to a low-fat diet, but for many others, diet and exercise just aren't enough. No matter what they do or how hard they try, their cholesterol levels just refuse to budge. Until now, all nutritionists such as myself could offer was supplements such as garlic pills, fish oil, and fiber supplements. Finally, in red yeast rice, we have a highly effective and safe treatment.

I first read about red yeast rice when I came across Dr. Heber's UCLA study while browsing through the Journal of Clinical Research. I was very impressed with the large amount of research that had been done on this supplement- more than 34 studies in China and the United States. Just how much can red yeast rice lower cholesterol? In the American studies, total cholesterol fell from an average of 254 to 208 mg/dL in just eight weeks. In a large Chinese study, total cholesterol fell from an average of 274 mg/dL to 211 mg/dL in eight weeks. Impressive.

Red yeast rice is a Chinese condiment made by growing a strain of red yeast on white rice. It contains a natural form of lovastatin. Lovastatin is the generic name for Mevacor, a drug produced by the pharmaceutical company Merck. Lovastatin is a HMG co-reductase inhibitor. Confused? Don't be. All this and more is explained clearly and simply in the book.

The Red Yeast Rice Cholesterol Solution is more than just a book about red yeast rice. It is a complete program for cholesterol reduction. In the first five chapters, you will find facts about red yeast rice, atherosclerosis, plaque, and cholesterol. These chapters explain what cholesterol is and what all those letters and numbers on your cholesterol test mean. It also explains how red yeast rice works and suggests other supplements you can try along with your diet.

In the middle chapters, you will find the Red Yeast Rice Diet and instructions on how to take the supplement. The last few chapters will help you to personalize the Red Yeast Rice Diet to fit your needs. Here you will find information on how to evaluate your diet, blood pressure, and weight, understand your cholesterol test results, and assess your cardiovascular risk factors. The final chapter will help you to tweak your diet if you have special needs.

Can't find red yeast rice locally? Mail order and Internet sources are listed in the back of the book.

If you have a red yeast rice success story you would like to share, please send it to me. I would love to read it!

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