How can I lower my blood sugar/cholesterol levels with herbs and vitamins?

Firstly, if you are suffering from both diabetes and hypercholesterolemia, it is important that you take the medication that has been prescribed for you by the doctor who diagnosed and is treating you. There are dietary and lifestyle changes that can help you get both your blood sugar and your cholesterol under control, but any change or stop in your medication should be made only after discussion with your doctor, and probably only after your sugar and cholesterol levels have remained stable at a healthy level for a few months.

There are no herbs or vitamins that will magically help you control blood sugar and cholesterol, but eating healthily will help. Reduce your intake of fat, but do not entirely cut it out of your diet. You should cut down your intake of meat in general, and increase your intake of fiber, focusing on vegetables. Fruits are also healthy, but a lot of fruits have a high sugar content, so you should be careful about which fruits you eat. Foods like fish and flaxseed are great sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which are useful in controlling cholesterol and cholesterol damage. For both conditions, regular exercise is also important- if you are not in the habit of exercising, you can begin by walking for 15 to 20 minutes a day, and gradually build up to an hour long walk or add other exercises to your routine.

answered by M W

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