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High Cholesterol Treatment at Five Journeys

High Cholesterol Treatment

At Five Journeys, we understand the critical importance of managing high cholesterol for long-term cardiovascular health. Our personalized approach to high cholesterol treatment focuses on identifying the root causes of elevated cholesterol levels and implementing comprehensive strategies, including holistic medicine for cholesterol, that prioritize your overall well-being.

 

Why Does High Cholesterol Need to be Treated Immediately?

High cholesterol, often referred to as the “silent killer,” rarely presents noticeable symptoms in its early stages. However, this asymptomatic nature makes it even more dangerous as it silently contributes to the development of atherosclerosis, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. Recognizing this risk, many individuals are turning to high cholesterol natural treatment options as a preventative measure and to complement traditional medical interventions.

High Cholesterol Symptoms

While high cholesterol is primarily asymptomatic, some individuals may experience subtle signs that warrant attention and further exploration of high cholesterol treatment options, including alternative therapy for high cholesterol:

Heart Palpitations

These are characterized by a sensation of a racing, pounding, or fluttering heart, often attributed to increased strain on the cardiovascular system due to impaired blood flow.

Fatigue

Elevated cholesterol levels can impact oxygen delivery to tissues and organs, leading to feelings of fatigue or unexplained tiredness.

Nausea

High cholesterol can disrupt normal digestive processes, leading to feelings of nausea, indigestion, or discomfort.

Pain in the Upper Abdomen or Back

This can be a sign of pancreatitis, a potentially serious inflammation of the pancreas that can be associated with elevated triglyceride levels, a type of fat found in the blood.

Diagnostic Methods

High cholesterol diagnosis involves a straightforward blood test called a lipid panel. This test measures total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol (often referred to as “bad” cholesterol), HDL cholesterol (often referred to as “good” cholesterol), and triglycerides. By assessing these levels, healthcare providers can determine your cardiovascular risk and recommend appropriate interventions, which may include natural treatment for high cholesterol and triglycerides.

Interested in High Cholesterol Treatment? Ask your provider or book a call with us!

Prevention of Hypercholesterolemia

  • Heart-Healthy Diet: Embrace a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grain legumes, and lean protein sources. Limit saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, and added sugars. This is a cornerstone of conventional hypercholesterolemia treatment.
  • Regular Physical Activity: Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week. Exercise is a key component of both conventional and alternative approaches to cholesterol management.
  • Weight Management: Maintain a healthy weight to reduce cardiovascular risk. This is essential for both traditional and alternative therapies.
  • Stress Management: Find healthy ways to manage stress, as chronic stress can negatively impact cholesterol levels. Stress reduction techniques are often integrated into alternative therapy for high cholesterol.
  • Smoking Cessation: If you smoke, quitting is one of the most important steps you can take for your heart health. This is crucial for any cholesterol management approach.

These lifestyle modifications, along with exploring alternative therapy for high cholesterol, serve as a comprehensive strategy for preventing and managing high cholesterol levels, ultimately contributing to overall cardiovascular health.

High Cholesterol Treatment

Why Begin Improving Your Health with Five Journeys?

Beginning your journey to improved health with Five Journeys offers a comprehensive approach that encompasses various aspects of wellness. Our commitment to optimal health and well-being is evident in our personalized and holistic approach to care. Here are some reasons why you should choose Five Journeys to improve your health:

Holistic Approach

At Five Journeys, we recognize that true wellness encompasses more than just physical health. We take a holistic approach that considers all aspects of your well-being, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Personalized Care

We understand that each individual is unique, and their health needs are different. That's why we tailor our services to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you're seeking preventive care, managing chronic conditions, or optimizing your overall health, we provide personalized solutions that prioritize your well-being.

At Five Journeys, we believe in a holistic approach to healthcare, recognizing that high cholesterol treatment goes beyond just medication. Our experienced team of healthcare practitioners in Boston and Newton will work collaboratively with you to develop a personalized high cholesterol therapy plan tailored to your specific needs and health goals. We go beyond simply prescribing medications, offering comprehensive guidance on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and other lifestyle modifications that promote optimal cholesterol levels and overall well-being. Your journey to better health begins here.

*Massachusetts law does not allow us to accept MassHealth & Medicaid. Other exceptions may apply.

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Genova’s SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

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RealTime

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

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Nordic-Labratories

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

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IGX

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
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Quest

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
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Galaxy

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Doctors-Data

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
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DiagnosTechs

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted