How John Manages His Cholesterol Balance in Real Life

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How John Manages His Cholesterol Balance in Real Life

John, 55, from Portland, Oregon, thought he was doing everything right. He ate mostly low-fat, exercised whenever he could, and kept to a healthy weight. So, when the doctor said, “You have high cholesterol,” he felt sucker punched. “I want to stay on this earth for as long as possible, so I needed to find a fix,” he says.

John quickly sought advice from a naturopath. Turns out, many of the foods he thought were healthy were not. John began to pay attention to food labels, cutting out anything processed. Even foods that boasted a low-fat label needed to pass the pronounceable ingredients test in order to make it onto John’s plate. Preservatives, fillers, and added salt had no place in his food plan either. He began to rely solely on lean, free-range meats, wild-caught fish, whole grains, and, most of all, tons of colorful vegetables and fruit. “I’ve learned to love kale!” he crows.

While his job as a driver for a major delivery company has always kept him mildly active, he now makes sure to fit in more formal exercise at least four to five times a week. “During my lunch break, instead of sitting around reading a magazine or wasting time on my phone, I lift weights, walk stairs, or lace up my sneakers and walk the neighborhood.” He also takes full advantage of the outdoor offerings of the Pacific Northwest. “I’ve recently taken up snowshoeing which is a great cardiovascular exercise and tremendous way to bump up my HDL,” he says. “Exercising outside in the Northwest far exceeds exercising indoors on something like a stationary bike.” He also enjoys nice long weekend hikes. “Getting outside and breathing the good air does wonders for both my body and my brain,” he says.

John will always have to watch his cholesterol. But seeing the positive in every situation turns this seemingly dismal diagnosis bright. “Now I truly appreciate how wonderful eating clean, exercising, and leading a healthy lifestyle can make me feel.” 

What I use

John likes to keep things simple and straightforward. Clean, healthy living is his motto today and Endurance fits seamlessly into that routine. He likes that the line has products that contain no salt, sugar, starch, artificial colors or flavorings, or preservatives. And being a skeptic by nature, John appreciates the fact that Endurance products are backed by plenty of clinical studies. 

ENDUR-ACIN® Wax Matrix Niacin. I take this every night to help promote heart health. I tried some other warehouse-branded niacin products before, but I experienced flushing. ENDUR-ACIN’s clean label reeled me in immediately. Then it hooked me with its unique wax-matrix delivery system. I appreciate that I get a slow, steady release of the heart-healthy nicotinic acid over six to eight hours.*  

Phytosterols. I read about phytosterols and was blown away. These plant sterols look a lot like cholesterol to the body, so they compete with it for absorption, and actually end up blocking the real stuff. I take it with lunch or dinner and wait for it to go to work.*

Replace® SR Electrolyte. Long hikes take a toll on the body. So after a long trek, whether I’ve been out in the blazing hot sun or even on a cool day, I take Replace SR and boy does it help me recover faster. I love that product.*

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