Cardiologist Dr. Brian Lyle tells the story of a patient with high cholesterol levels and a family history of coronary artery disease. She was concerned about her own future, and that of her small children.
Dr. Lyle recommended that she go on the Mediterranean diet, and that she begin to exercise half an hour a day. These therapies brought a dramatic adjustment to her cholesterol levels, and increased her energy levels as well. Dr. Lyle put her on a low dose of medication which also brought improvement to her cholesterol.
Dr. Lyle derives great satisfaction in helping patients to help themselves to a better life and better health.
"... the cornerstone of our therapy, particularly for this patient, was the initiation of a diet and exercise program. Adhering to one particular diet I don’t think serves patients well. The only proven diet to be beneficial is the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is a diet high in fruits and vegetables and high in fish and low in red meats and dairy products and saturated fats."