At Platinum Wellness we do not “treat” high cholesterol or cardiovascular dis-eases, we treat people.
We start with a simple question when someone seeks guidance from us, “what’s causing your cholesterol to be high?” The traditional approach to lowering cholesterol tends to put less emphasis on this question, and more on treating the symptom (high cholesterol) with powerful medications-indefinitely.
At times this is necessary however in most instances your high cholesterol is a symptom of a “lifestyle” problem; poor diet, improper exercise, stress, chronic inflammation, etc.
Taking medications without addressing the cause of the problem is like cutting off the top of a weed without getting the root.
If you don’t want to keep dealing with the problem you have to attack the source. Are drugs necessary at times? Yes! Can they save lives? Absolutely!
However I think all doctors agree they should be a last resort and not a substitute for improving your health by improving your lifestyle. Continuing poor habits while taking drugs doesn’t solve your problem and may make it worse.
Unfortunately, in today’s “healthcare” environment (HMO’s) most physicians don’t have time to sit “knee to knee” with you to cover this type of information.
Over the years countless patients have come to me having been told by their doctors “you need to eat right and exercise”.
Most patients have very little idea what that means exactly. They’ve heard the basics, eat less saturated fat and carbohydrates, walk, etc., but considering what’s at stake, I wouldn’t “bet my life” on this limited information.
At Platinum Wellness our team specializes in “treating” the lifestyle component of the dis-ease and getting to the “root” of the problem.
Our programs are based on the latest research on diet, proven supplements, personalized exercise plans, and much more, empowering you to improve your health.
I will create a customized, supervised, plan that gets results.
No guessing, no wondering; we analyze your body fat percentage, lean body mass, blood pressure, discuss your current medications (if any) etc. and create a plan to help you reach your goals by eliminating the cause of your problem.