The Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan© (UCLP©) is a revolutionary and practical approach to cholesterol lowering. It combines the latest scientific evidence for dietary modifications to actively lower cholesterol and integral to its application utilises motivational interviewing to tackle compliance issues – the common stumbling block to the success of lifestyle therapies. The UCLP© complements current heart health dietary advice and goes on to focus on four plant foods each proven to have a significant cholesterol lowering effect and when combined, have an additive cholesterol-lowering effect.
Written by HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity in collaboration with seven leading health professionals. The UCLP© is the practical, realistic and indispensable teaching tool for cholesterol-lowering advice.
The UCLP© is a cholesterol-lowering dietary regimen based on a modified and more practical version of the portfolio diet.
It focuses on heart healthy dietary advice as its foundation: replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat, inclusion of oil rich fish, improving fibre intakes, achieving our 5-a-day and reducing the energy density of the diet to aid with lowering excess body fat.
To the heart healthy foundation diet, the UCLP© introduces four plant foods:
· Soya foods @ 15-25g soya protein per day
· Foods fortified with stanols @ 3g per day.
· Beta-glucans from oats or barley @ 3g per day.
· Nuts @ 28g per day
Each of the individual components of the plan have been scientifically proven to lower cholesterol levels from 4-10%, whilst any combination of the various elements will result in a cumulative cholesterol-lowering effect. This allows for a tailor made diet to suit all motivational levels.
At its core is the use of behaviour strategy – Motivation Interviewing – to optimise the patient’s adoption of a healthier lifestyle for the long-term.
The UCLP© brings about clinically significant cholesterol-lowering results for all and has the potential to lower serum LDL cholesterol levels from 5% up to 12% and possibly more depending on the number of elements taken on board by the patient.
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Each individual 1-2 page downloadable reflects advice from the different sections of the UCLP© providing your patient with various practical tips and helpful information.
Ideal for your face to face consultations comprising of the UCLP© slide deck to share with your patient and accompanying health professional notes.
The UCLP© slide deck: 12 slides for you to download and display to your patient. These slides provide your patient with a highly visual interpretation of the UCLP©. All slides display food images, pictorials and top tips. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
The UCLP© Health Professional's notes: Your utlimate step-by-step guide to introducing the accompanying UCLP© Consumer PDF Sides to your patient. The guide clearly indicates the relevant consumer slide it supports and provides you with all the evidence, facts and many practical solutions to help tailor the UCLP© to each individual patient. Encouraging behaviour change strategies, this document also provides a step-by-step application of motivational interviewing to help identify your patients motivators and barriers. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.
OUT OF STOCK: Original hard copies of the UCLP© desk top teaching toolkit.
In collaboration with HEART UK & WAITROSE: The UCLP© Store Tour aims to change the shopping behaviour of consumers for healthier hearts. With more and more people shopping on-line and seeking health information from retail websites, HEART UK and Alpro have joined forces with Waitrose and Lucy Jones to offer the public the ultimate cholesterol-lowering retail shopping experience. The store tour offers the public practical in-store advice on how to adopt the UCLP© recommendations.