Dr. Angela Agrios, ND
My very talented Naturopathic Doctor
She treats a wide variety of conditions
Office & phone appointments available
Los Angeles, CA (Pacific Palisades)
Remove Processed Foods to Lower Cholesterol Interview with Dr. Angela Agrios, ND My personal naturopathic doctor. Dr. Agrios is in Los Angeles and
accepts office and phone appointments.
There’s this craze around eating cholesterol increases bad cholesterol, so about cholesterol endogenously in our system. It’s about 20 percent of the cholesterol you're eating from food, so animal proteins that have cholesterol in them and about 80 percent is endogenously, so inside of our bodies made by the liver. And the number one thing that triggers your body to make more cholesterol is inflammation caused by refined carbohydrates and sugars.
So we really have this misperception around cholesterol. I can tell you, if I take a patient of mine that’s on the standard American diet lots of refined foods, lots of sugars, lots of carbs we take out the muffin, we take out the bagel, we take out all of that kind of stuff and really go to more of the Paleo-type diet, which is pretty high protein, but it’s also very, very high vegetables, that profile completely shifts.