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How to Lower Cholesterol

Understand how to use food to your advantage in a practical way

Separating Myths and Evidence

In Ireland, about 60% of people over the age of 50 years has high cholesterol levels. However, heart attacks are not just for older people. More than half of all heart attacks in men and about one third of heart attacks in women happen at younger than 65 years old. 

Two of the most important things to understand when it comes to risk of heart attacks and stoke are;

  1. How high is your cholesterol?
  2. How long have you had high cholesterol levels?


Thankfully, reducing your total cholesterol by 1 mmol/L (e.g. cholesterol of 6 to 5) is associated with a 33% reduction in death from coronary heart disease (in those aged 50–69 years).

A cholesterol lowering diet has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol by 12% (at less than 50% compliance to the diet) but if you’re motivated and compliance is at greater than 90%, LDL cholesterol could be reduced by 21%.

Sign up to my course today if you want to;

  • Hear the evidence: Knowing what foods to eat more of, and what foods to eat less of, is fundamental in adapting your meals to decrease your cholesterol levels.

  • Receive targets: It’s important to know what your cholesterol levels should be, but also be given science-backed data on how much a partiuclar food can lower your choelsterol by and in what portion you need to eat it.

  • Practical application: Knowing what to include is one thing, receiving realistic suggestions on how to implement these changes regularly is another! Orla will provide examples of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas which are built on cholesterol lowering foods.

  • No sugar coating: Orla does not use scare tactics, but will explain in black and white what needs to be done and why. 

BONUS: As Orla is a Registered Dietitian in Ireland, depending on your policy, you may be able to submit your invoice to claim from your health insurer.

Genetics may be the gun, but environment pulls the trigger.

For only €49, you can enrol in this 90+ minute course, where you will 

  • Learn about the essential components of a cholesterol lowering diet
  • Dispel myths for good
  • Leave knowing what changes you could make to each of your meals going forward
Orla Walsh Healthy Heart

Our Promise: Orla delves deep into the critical aspects of a cholesterol lowering diet.

Orla Walsh Healthy Eating

How to Lower Cholesterol

Key Talking Points

Why Enrol In This Course?

Trust an Expert

There is nobody better placed than a CORU Registered Dietitian to provide nutritional education

Evidence-Based Learning

My content is grounded in the latest scientific research, providing you with reliable and up-to-date information

Jargon-Free Mythbusting

I always keep things simple and debunk many of the health and nutrition myths we can be subjected to regularly

Lifetime Access Anywhere

Revisit your courses anytime, anywhere, from mobile, tablet or desktop.
I believe in learning at your own pace.

Health Insurance

As I am a CORU Registered Dietitian in Ireland, depending on your policy, you may allowed to claim from your health insurer.

Varied Learning Styles

My courses are built in such a way to facilitate different learning styles. You can watch, listen and read to learn

About Orla

Orla Walsh Healthy Eating

Orla Walsh

Registered Dietitian & Physiologist

Orla Walsh is a Registered Dietitian and Physiologist, and the founder of Orla Walsh Nutrition, Ireland’s leading dietetic and nutrition clinic.

Having initially graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Physiology, Orla subsequently continued to quench her thirst for knowledge by following that up with a PgDip in Dietetics, an MSc in Clinical Nutrition, a PgDip in Sports & Exercise Nutrition and an MA in Physiology.

Orla is the former Head Performance Dietitian with Athletics Ireland and consultant to the Irish Institute of Sport where she worked with many athletes in the build up to the Rio Olympics. She has written for the Irish Independent since 2016 and is a regular contributor to other national media outlets across print, TV and radio.

Orla also runs a number of active social media accounts across multiple platforms, while also writing for her healthy living blog on and providing countless recipes for people to learn from.

Orla is passionate about anything related to health, science, food, exercise and everything to do with the great outdoors.

Invest in yourself and OWN your health

Say hello to better health

Edel Barrett
Edel Barrett
I’m a CORU registered dietitian working in Primary Care. I attended Orla’s Safer Approach to Weight Loss webinar as part of updating my CPD. Orla always gives evidence based advice in a very practical way, which I’ve found very applicable to my practice in helping patients in making sustainable dietary changes. I will definitely be attending other webinars in the future.
bridin delaney
bridin delaney
I love Orla's website and her recipes are very simple and straightforward as are her webinars!!
Laura O'Regan
Laura O'Regan
Orla is a wealth of information on all aspects of nutrition. She has an amazing way of explaining in a way it is easy to understand. She gives very practical steps to implement improvements without it being overwhelming! Highly recommend!
Martha NiChualain
Martha NiChualain
I found the January webinar so informative. The advice Orla gave was so practical and achievable. I even listened to the recording after and picked up a few more points. I follow on Instagram and Orla has excellent relevant content. Will be making a clinic appointment.
Xavier Glynn
Xavier Glynn
Top class information provided by Orla and Team🙂
Loretta Crawley
Loretta Crawley
Attended Isabelle in the clinic to assist with cholesterol management. I was provided with so many helpful tips especially around lunchtime which I was struggling with since retirement. I also love the newsletters as it helps keep me on track. Well done to everyone at Orla Walsh Nutrition.
Julie Byrne
Julie Byrne
Orla is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutrition & all things related to healthy lifestyle & choices. Love her down to earth approach & her easy healthy recipes.
Sinéad Ward
Sinéad Ward
I really enjoy Orlas content. It's information I can trust. I love receiving her emails.

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