The Heart of Wellness

The sound of hearing anything with regard to physical illness, diagnosis, health concerns in any size, shape, or form, can really hit us like the echo of nearly empty ton truck hitting a pot hole. The empty echo of hearing from a Doctor that something is wrong, is startling, and often unexpected. It’s the one area we tend to lack expectations.

It seems that less effort is required to maintain Wellness and more effort is required to regain health. I know it may not appear that way, at first. When we have to make effort to eat well, play well, and rest well, it doesn’t seem effortless, when we start. But, Soon enough, we feel more clear, less contracted, and we realize we have more energy which makes maintaining wellness come a bit easier. What I am saying is we see and feel the pay off rather quickly.

Learning a specific set of guidelines to follow is often helpful,. We, then want to try them on and see which aspects of the wellness program work personally for you and which tools are best to set aside temporarily or permanently. It’s often smart to choose one set of guidelines at a time. And give it a designated time frame that You are willing to make a commitment to.

I appreciate guidelines that teach how to build a trusting and loving relationship with oneself through taking time for eating well, playing well, resting well and being well. When we begin to know that wellness is a natural state of being in which even a body that is struggling physically can breathe, can ease the contraction of fear, can take a step back and make smart decisions based on what feels right and after asking many questions to satisfy body, mind, and heart.

In the name of Wellness, I wanted to share a few things I know about Cholesterol and Heart Disease.

Cholesterol is important for, Yes, I said important for:

Myelin Sheaths (consider attention issues)

Vitamin D - a steroidal hormone (think sun exposure over supplementation)

Hormones - Androgenic - DHEA - Testosterone (think bones, and Brain health)

Neurotransmitters (think mental health)

Immune function (MRSA does not work in the presence of LDL)

Here are the Risk Factors for Heart Disease:

High LDL Cholesterol - small particles (VAP test is needed to determine)

Poor diet (trans fats, not saturated)

Obesity

Aging

Diabetes

High Blood Pressure

C-reactive protein elevated

What Lowers Risk:

HDL over 60