How to Lower Cholesterol
Lower your cholesterol the natural way
This comes from your herbalist, based on 17 years of hands-on experience and thorough research. I suggest that you devise a sensible lowering cholesterol action plan, which includes ALL of the following recommendations.
How to Lower Cholesterol with Supplements
As you already know, your liver makes about 70 – 80 % cholesterol in your body. Elevated cholesterol levels reflect liver dysfunction.
The first thing you will need is to support you liver.
Use a liver supporting supplement that contains standardized milk thistle extract blended with choline, inositol, lipotropic factors. They are important for fat metabolism; protect the liver from fat deposits, as in arteriosclerosis.
There are cases unresponsive to typical measures that see dramatic improvement due to liver support.
Choose a good omega-3 supplement made of fish (such as salmon), that is both mercury- and PCB-free). This will help to stabilize your cholesterol level and will help lower your triglycerides. This statement is supported by numerous clinical studies.
Omega 3 found in fish oils had additional benefits, too many to list here. But please take note that according to studies, it may help to greatly reduce the risk factors for a heart disease. It can lower cholesterol naturally. It may also lower your blood pressure.
A myrrh three of India has a resin called Gugulipid.
The resin tested in clinical studies has shown to lower cholesterol up to 27% and it may lower your triglycerides as much as 30%. Look for a supplement standardized for guggulsterones.
These are in my opinion the best gugulipid formulas for lowering cholesterol.
Did you know? Three Wise Men who are believed to follow a star to Bethlehem may have come from as far away as India, presented the myrrh as a gift. Well, when taken internally, it may have prevent signs of heart disease in the Christian Holy Family
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How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Fiber
Research suggests that water soluble dietary fiber (and fiber in general) is extremely important in reducing cholesterol in the blood. Fiber is found in many foods: barley, beans, brown rice, oats, and fruits, just to name the few.
They all tend to help lower your cholesterol.
I strongly recommend however to include a good fiber supplement in your lowering cholesterol action plan.
Ideally, this needs to be a blend of soluble dietary fiber that binds excess bile acids and dietary cholesterol. Bonding bile acids and preventing their re-absorption is the same as removing cholesterol – according to Dr James Scala.
How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Herbs
Artichoke powder, especially when blended with policosanol, phytosterol (plant sterols), inositol nicotinate (a form of niacin) and resveratrol helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already in the normal range and protect the heart. Cynarin found in artichoke appears to have characteristics supporting the lowering of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Garlic has served man from the earliest times and its virtues are known world over.
Note: I do NOT recommend an odorless garlic. Does it retain the potency of fresh garlic? Studies have shown that it doesn’t. Rather choose garlic products that are of high-potency type with a special locked-in freshness coating that contains chlorophyll. This controls odor while assuring full potency (and a long shelf-life!) Such garlic a tablet does not break down for absorption until it reaches the small intestine, so worries about the odor!
A great deal of supportive research confirm that HDL/LDL ratio is positively altered by garlic. Some studies have shown the range of a total blood cholesterol levels tend to go down at least 10% while triglycerides may drop as much as 15%.
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How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Food
Overindulgence in cholesterol containing or cholesterol forming foods can be dangerous. These foods contribute to elevated blood cholesterol levels and triglycerides. The bad fats do not help your plaque filled arteries and become a contributing factor to heart disease. They have also been implicated in arteriosclerosis, cardiac insufficiency, gallstones, impotence, high blood pressure, colon polyps and cancer.
No salt, no heated fats, no trans-fats, no cheap supermarket oil. No red meat, no non-dairy creamers, coffee, tea, alcohol, junk foods, fried foods (throw away your frying pan!). No processed or refined foods.
Diet and nutrition in high cholesterol deserve their own page.
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