Sue's Step One Success Story
Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) poses unique challenges. For individuals like Sue, diagnosed with IBD, finding a solution to lower cholesterol without triggering her symptoms was difficult due to her need to limit her fiber intake.
"I've battled with rising cholesterol numbers for the past 12 years," Sue shared. "In 2022, my levels peaked at 254, with LDL at 170. Despite maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle, my cardiologist consistently recommended statin medications. However, I was determined to explore alternatives."
Enter Step One Foods, a solution Sue discovered through Instagram. Despite initial skepticism, Sue decided to embrace the program, especially with her annual physical looming on the horizon.
"I'll admit, I had doubts about the efficacy of a food product made primarily from whole foods," Sue confessed. "But with just 30 days to make a difference, I was intrigued. The reasonable pricing and flexible options sealed the deal."
After two months of incorporating Step One Foods into her routine, Sue underwent her annual physical, bracing herself for the results. To her astonishment, her total cholesterol plummeted by 35 points, with LDL dropping by an impressive 40 points.
Navigating her IBD condition meant Sue had to moderate her fiber intake, restricting herself to consuming one product daily. Despite this limitation, the results were remarkable. Encouraged by the progress but determined to achieve optimal levels, Sue underwent another lipid panel in early December, ahead of her cardiologist appointment.
The outcome surpassed her wildest expectations – all her numbers had normalized. Her cholesterol levels had dipped to 197 within just over three months, while her LDL had reduced from 170 to an impressive 107.
For the first time in over a decade, Sue found herself within the normal range across all health metrics.
"At 68 years old, achieving heart health has been a game-changer," Sue reflected. "Continuing with Step One Foods not only ensures better physical health but has also rejuvenated my outlook on aging. My primary care doctor commended my progress, and I'm grateful to have found a natural solution to manage my numbers."
With her health back on track, Sue eagerly anticipates her next lipid panel in May. In the meantime, she remains committed to incorporating Step One Foods into her lifestyle, striving for even better health outcomes.
To those hesitant about trying Step One Foods, Sue offers a resounding endorsement.
"I urge anyone grappling with cholesterol issues to give this product a chance," she emphasized. "And as an added bonus, I've shed some excess pounds along the way."
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