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Cholesterol and Heart Disease: Dr. Rajsree's Comprehensive Guide

Hypertension: Dr. Rajsree's Natural Protocol for Lowering Blood Pressure

👋 Hello Friends! 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💖 In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and Heart Awareness Month, let’s acknowledge one of the most powerful healing forces on earth, and that is LOVE! 

Healing Power of Love:
Did you know that strong, loving relationships are linked to lower stress, improved immune function, and a longer life? Love offers both emotional and physical benefits that can help prevent disease and enhance our overall vitality. It has a profound impact on our health and longevity. It begins with loving ourselves, and then loving those around us including our significant other, children, friends, and community. Even loving a pet 🐶 can have a positive impact on one’s health!


Cholesterol and Heart Disease: 
Cholesterol can be a very controversial topic. That’s why I created a comprehensive video that explains cholesterol and heart disease prevention in great detail.

In this video, I first explain why cholesterol is actually essential for your body!  Learn about the limitations of the Standard Lipid Panel and about the Advanced Lipid Panel, and how to look at the whole picture when it comes to your labs. How can you calculate your risk of Heart Disease using the ASCVD Risk Calculator?  When is a Coronary Artery Calcium Scan helpful?

What are the real ROOT causes of heart disease🫀?  How does Inflammation🔥 and Insulin Resistance impact your risk of heart disease?  How does the gut microbiome influence your risk of heart disease?  

I review the pros and cons of statin therapy and distinguish primary prevention vs. secondary prevention of heart disease. How do statins affect the mitochondria of your cells, and why is CoQ 10 so essential?

What is the ideal diet for a healthy heart? In the video I explain all the different types of fats in the diet including omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, saturated fats, hydrogenated fats, and trans fats. What should you include 🥑 and avoid 🍟 in your diet?  Are eggs ok?🍳 What about oatmeal?  What is the verdict on saturated fat?🥩

What vitamins can help keep your heart healthy?  What natural supplements are effective at lowering cholesterol?

In this comprehensive video, I present the latest medical literature and try to bring clarity to this often controversial and misunderstood topic.

Hypertension:
Did you know that half of the adults in the United States suffer from Hypertension? It may surprise you that any blood pressure over 130/80 qualifies as Hypertension! 😱

I’m excited to share with you my video all about Hypertension! In this video, I explain the common ROOT causes of high blood pressure including:

Stress (High Cortisol)
Standard American Diet (SAD Diet 🙁) which is high in processed food and sodium 🍟
Inflammation 🔥
Insulin Resistance
Sleep Apnea
Nutrient Deficiencies
Excess Alcohol 🍺 or Caffeine ☕
Inflammation (Leaky Gut) or Dysbiosis in the Gut Microbiome 🦠

Then I present my natural protocol to reduce your blood pressure through diet, lifestyle changes, and by taking some key supplements.

What are the best foods for reducing blood pressure 🥬? What’s the verdict on salt? Learn the important role of Magnesium and Potassium in your diet when managing blood pressure.

Heart Healthy Supplements:

  • ✅ Omega-3 Fish Oil: Essential Fatty Acids that lowers inflammation (HS-CRP) and triglycerides
  • ✅ CoQ10: A powerful antioxidant for your heart!
  • ✅ Bergamot: A citrus fruit that has cholesterol-lowering and anti-inflammatory properties
  • ✅ Red Yeast Rice: Significantly lowers LDL and is well tolerated
  • ✅ Essential Magnesium: Relaxes blood vessels and important for healthy blood pressure
  • ✅ Nitric Oxide Support: Natural supplement (L-Citrulline) for blood pressure
  • ✅ Methyl B Complex: Promotes methylation to lower homocysteine, which lowers cardiovascular risk


Exercise: Commit to regular exercise! 🏃‍♂️This not only strengthens your heart but also releases endorphins to enhance your mood and overall sense of well-being. 

Paleo Brownies are one of my favorite home-made desserts
and perfect for Valentine’s Day! 🩷

It’s a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, while still enjoying a chocolaty treat! Cacao powder is a rich source of antioxidant flavonoids!

Dry Ingredients:
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:
1 egg 🥚
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup maple🍁 syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately, then mix together. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake at 350 F for 25 minutes.

Please watch my cooking demo on YouTube

Wishing you all a joyful and healthy week,

Rajsree Nambudripad, MD