You get tests results back from your doctor and he or she reports that your readings are normal or high normal. So you think everything is fine. What you may not realize is that these levels are based on an average for the population. This figure is average and according to Doctor Bernadine Healy it doesn't mean it's healthy.
My quest is always to look for how we can achieve optimum health and well being. Let's look at several tests.
blood pressure – lower than 120/80
cholesterol – aim for 150 or lower or a ratio comparing total cholesterol to HDL molecules that is below 4
triglycerides – stay in the 90 to 120mg/dl range and watch your waist line measurement. If you're between 40 to 65 years old, keep you waist under 35 inches.