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High Cholesterol: Treat It With Omega-3 Fatty Acids And Guggul

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Dr. Svetlana Kogan has training in western medicine and in alternative modalities of medicine. Her treatments of choice for the treatment of high cholesterol lean in the alternative direction.

Dr. Kogan favors the use of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil because it contains EPA/DHA. She is also in favor of the use of guggul lipid, which may not be as well known as fish oil and its omega-3 fatty acids.

Dr. Kogan:
There are several favorites I have for high cholesterol treatment with supplements. The first one is omega-3 fatty acids, and this is the one that most of our female patients are familiar with because the media has been so full of omega-3 fatty acids lately.

Omega fatty acids are the healing component of the fish oil, and my personal favorite for a therapeutic dose for people with high cholesterol is 1000 milligrams (mg) of EPA/DHA. This will provide a very nice and soothing LDL decrease without affecting the triglycerides, which are the non-cholesterol fats.

The second supplement that we use here at Longevity Institute at Doctors at Trump Place is guggul. Guggul lipid is a derivative of an Ayurvedic tree called Commiphora mukul is the tongue-twisting name of the tree. Guggul is a very, very tested by time, popular element of most comprehensive cholesterol-lowering formulas. We usually use guggul lipid to be taken as a vegetarian capsule, one to two capsules twice a day with meals.

About Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D.:
Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D., is the Founder of Doctors at Trump Place (DTP). She is board certified in internal medicine and graduated from Cornell University. She is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Anti-Aging Academy, and a clinical researcher and patient advocate. Dr. Kogan is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

Visit Dr. Kogan at http://www.dtpdoctors.com/about.html


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