Choose This not That for High Cholesterol. Inside this colorful app, you will find easy to follow suggestions on how to improve your health through nutrition and the food choices you make every day. This app features comprehensive and actionable nutrition guidelines for how to reduce your risk, prevent and combat high cholesterol. If you rather tackle health issues and risks through proper nutrition and lifestyle changes then this app is for you! Last data update: June 2017.
A number of powerful, unique and interactive features make this app so different and superior to others in the market:
• Is this food good for me? This feature answers the common question about suitability of various food items for your personal situation. And it does so in an easy to understand and colorful graphic form.
• Health issues often come our way in groups of two or more. They are often caused by other health complications or result in other illnesses and risks. This publication is the only one in the market that offers dietary guidance for high cholesterol AND its combination with the following most likely health issues: Alzheimer’s disease, cancer risk, depression, diabetes (Type 2), excess body weight or obesity, gout, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, stress and Vitamin D deficiency.
• Top-5 helpful items and the Top-5 items to avoid.
• Food Suggestions. You can ask for suggestions on the best food choices within a food group, based on your personal profile. An extremely valuable tool when at restaurants or when grocery shopping.
• ACTIONABLE information on what is good, what is bad, and what is neutral for your condition(s). We single out specific food items, and give you an ordered list of helpful and harmful foods within each food group.
• Suggestions on appropriate life style choices, alternative therapies and herbal remedies, when such options are promising and available to you.
Suggestions presented in this app are based on the content licensed from Personal Remedies, LLC. The primary sources used by Personal Remedies are US government sources such as USDA (US Department of Agriculture), NIH (National Institute of Health) agencies, and leading clinics & universities.
Personal Remedies is the publisher of the largest collection of health and nutrition apps for chronic conditions in the market. It is based in metro-Boston, home to the highest ranking healthcare providers and academic institutions in the world.
The information presented by this app is updated by our team as needed and on an ongoing basis. These updates happen seamlessly, and do NOT require frequent inconvenient downloads of a new version of the app.
“This technology was developed using the most current clinical evidence-based information that is available in the US. Behind this technology there is a team of expert clinicians, scientists, endocrinologists, oncologists, and other specialists who are passionate about bridging the gap between expert knowledge and the patient.“
Katya Tsaioun, PhD, Nutrition, Tufts University; L.D.N.
“Proper nutrition and other alternative treatments show great promise in preventing and treating many of the illnesses that we deal with every day. I encourage all my patients to follow appropriate nutrition and research other options for themselves. The Choose This Not That series are an excellent step towards improving people’s knowledge in this area.”
Shahin Tabatabaei, MD
Mass General Hospital; Harvard Medical School
“The Choose This Not That series of apps provide dietary recommendations focused on common chronic health problems. They are easy to understand and thus easy to implement into daily life. Most doctors would find it difficult to discuss dietary recommendations at the level of detail found in the series. They should serve as a valuable complement in helping people manage chronic illnesses through dietary and lifestyle modifications.”
Andrew S. Lenhardt, MD
Lahey Clinic, Hamilton, MA
Data last updated in Feb. 2018. We made significant updates to the content and functionality of the app in June 2017.
Ratings and Reviews
Outdated but still useful
Ignore the negative reviews. True, this app needs a much desired modern facelift. However, just use it as is... it's not that big of a deal. This app helped me figure out what milk is best for those with high cholesterol. I was thinking it would be almond milk, but soy milk is actually the best choice. This is just one example.
Waste of money
I payed $2.99 for this app and it losses connection every time I select an option on the app. I can’t use it if it doesn’t stay connected!!!!! More hassle than what it’s worth and a waste of money!!!!!
App freezes and can't be used. Please update:). Just wasted $3.
Developer Response ,
The app does not freeze, please consider the following. You must close the on-screen keyboard before you can tap on the login or sign up buttons, and the app does require access to internet/WIFI network.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.