Cholesterol

Overview

Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It is mainly made by the liver but can also be found in some foods we eat. Not all cholesterol is bad because it is necessary for the maintenance of the body’s cells. It also plays a key role in the manufacture of male and female sex hormones, including pregnenolone, testosterone, oestrogen, progesterone and cortisol. These are critical for the health of the immune system, the mineral-regulating functions of the kidneys and the smooth running of the hormonal systems in men and women.

Cholesterol levels in the body are determined by measuring the blood levels of lipoproteins/lipids (proteins that carry fats in the bloodstream.) Having an excessively high level of lipids in your blood (hyperlipidemia) can have an effect on your health. High cholesterol itself does not cause any symptoms, but it increases your risk of serious health conditions.

Cholesterol is carried in your blood by proteins, and when the two combine they are called lipoproteins. There are harmful and protective lipoproteins known as LDL and HDL, or bad and good cholesterol.

  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL): LDL carries cholesterol from your liver to the cells that need it. If there is too much cholesterol for the cells to use, it can build up in the artery walls, leading to disease of the arteries. For this reason, LDL cholesterol is known as “bad cholesterol”.
  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL): HDL carries cholesterol away from the cells and back to the liver, where it is either broken down or passed out of the body as a waste product. For this reason, it is referred to as “good cholesterol” and higher levels are better.

However, LDL cholesterol becomes harmful only after it has been oxidized (the process of a substance combing with oxygen.) That is why oxidized cholesterol should be considered the real culprit. The amount of cholesterol in the blood (both LDL and HDL) can be measured with a blood test. The recommended cholesterol levels in the blood vary between healthy adults and those at higher risk.

When should I test my cholesterol levels? Your practitioner may recommend that you have your blood cholesterol levels tested if you:

  • have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease, stroke or mini-stroke (TIA) or peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • are over 40
  • have a family history of early cardiovascular disease
  • have a close family member has a cholesterol-related condition
  • are overweight
  • have high blood pressure, diabetes or a health condition that can increase cholesterol levels, such as an underactive thyroid
  • narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • mini-stroke (TIA)

Why should I lower my cholesterol? Evidence strongly indicates that high cholesterol can increase the risk of:

This is because cholesterol can build up in the artery wall, restricting the flow of blood to your heart, brain and the rest of your body. It also increases the chance of a blood clot developing somewhere.

Your risk of coronary heart disease (when your heart’s blood supply is blocked or disrupted) also rises as your blood’s cholesterol level increases and this can cause angina during physical activity.

What causes high cholesterol?

There are many factors that can increase your chance of having heart problems or stroke if you have high cholesterol, including the following:

  • an unhealthy diet: some foods already contain cholesterol (known as dietary cholesterol) but it is the amount of saturated fat in your diet which is more important
  • smoking: a chemical found in cigarettes called acrolein stops HDL from transporting LDL to the liver, leading to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • having diabetes or high blood pressure(hypertension)
  • having a family history of stroke or heart disease

There is also an inherited condition known as familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). This can cause high cholesterol even in someone who eats healthily.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health Protocols

There are many steps you can take to lower high cholesterol levels:

The first step in reducing cholesterol is to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Other lifestyle changes can also make a big difference. It will help to lower your cholesterol if you:

  • Take regular exercise
  • Quit smoking
  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants
  • Avoid all canned food
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com. The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

It is important to keep your diet low in fatty food, especially food containing saturated fat, and eat lots of fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals. This will also help to prevent high cholesterol from returning. Diet, along with proper nutritional supplementation, regular exercise, and conscious healthy lifestyle choices, including low stress and stress management, no smoking of any kind and little to moderate amounts of alcohol, are important self-care choices you can make to ensure a healthy heart. Unfortunately, poor diet is one of the most common health problems in the United States. To protect yourself against heart disease, you need to eliminate your intake of:

  • All unhealthy fats, especially trans-fatty acids
  • Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats and oils.
  • Avoid foods that contain margarine, vegetable shortening, and lard
  • Avoid all fried and commercially processed foods, which are typically high in unhealthy fat content
  • Avoid all foods that are irradiated and/or that contain additives and preservatives.
  • Avoid  foods grown with the use of pesticides, herbicides, steroids, and antibiotics
  • Avoid foods that contain powdered eggs or powdered milk.
  • Eliminate all refined sugars and simple carbohydrates, which not only reduce immune function, and therefore your body’s ability to fight off infections linked to heart disease, but can also dramatically increase levels of C-reactive protein, homocysteine, blood glucose, insulin, and triglycerides, all of which are markers for heart disease
  • Eliminate all refined salt which will dramatically reduce your overall sodium intake; instead use Himalayan mountain, Krystal sea salt or other unrefined salt
  • Minimize your intake of red meat, milk, and dairy products
  • Limit caffeine (no more than two cups of coffee per day)
  • Limit your alcohol intake to no more than one glass of red wine per day, preferably with a meal.

Emphasize a diet rich in organic whole foods, especially plenty of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, oats, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and organic, free-range poultry and wild-caught, cold water fish, such as halibut, mackerel, orange roughy, and salmon (avoid farm raised salmon). Beans and legumes are also advisable due to their high fiber content. Also be sure to use healthy oils such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, and fish oils for the essential fatty acids they contain. Choosing organic, rather than conventionally produced foods gives you a definite advantage.

Throughout the day, drink plenty of pure, filtered water, and avoid drinking—as well as bathing, and showering in—unfiltered tap water, because tap water contains heavy metals and pesticide residues that can contribute to and worsen heart disease.

Research has shown that one of the best dietary approaches to a healthy heart is the Mediterranean diet, which is high in plant foods eaten with garlic, onions, extra virgin olive oil, and moderate amounts of whole grains, fish, and poultry, along with an occasional glass of red wine at meal time. The near-vegetarian “reversal diet” developed by noted health author and researcher Dean Ornish, M.D., has also been clinically proven to help improve overall heart health. It emphasizes meals composed primarily of fresh vegetables and whole grains, and eliminates nearly all cholesterol-containing foods, animal fats, and oils. Dr. Ornish recommends that, for best results, his patients also commit to an exercise program and stress reduction techniques, such as meditation.

Supplements:

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day http:/// for a period of up to 4 weeks. Vitamin D has been shown to be a key factor in maintaining health cholesterol levels in the blood as high cholesterol can be the result of inadequate exposure to the sun.
  • Beta Carotene – Research done at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland found it could lower heart disease by up to 50 per cent.
  • Niacin – Vitamin B3 – known to lower cholesterol levels
  • Vitamin B6 – helpful in preventing strokes and heart attacks, prevents oxidization of cholesterol
  • VitaminB12 – associated with lowering homocysteine (a non-protein amino acid) levels. Homocysteine is one of the major contributing factors in heart disease.
  • Folic Acid –  essential for proper metabolism of homocysteine
  • Vitamin C – prevents formation of oxysterols
  • Coenzyme 10 – strengthens heart muscles
  • Proanthocyanidin (PCA) – antioxidant derived from pine bark (or grape seeds) which enhances heart health
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.
  • Omega 3s:

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  • Calcium and Magnesium
  • Vitamin E (Unique E)  – fat soluble antioxidant which can prevent abnormal blood clot formation www.acgrace.com
  • Selenium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Potassium
  • Amino Acids
  • Able Heal
  • Deer Antler Velvet

Detox:

  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.utopiasilver.com/ Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.  It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

Stress Management: Learning how to reduce and properly manage stress is essential for helping to protect against heart disease, especially for anyone who is suffering from high blood pressure. Research conducted by Dr. Dean Ornish and others has found that stress reduction not only helps prevent heart disease, but can also help to reverse it, especially when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular program of exercise.

Stress reduction techniques are also very helpful for dealing with emotions such as anger, depression, and hopelessness. Such emotions, if not properly expressed and dealt with, can significantly increase the risk of heart disease if they become chronic. Research has shown, for example, that people who are habitually angry and prone to lose their temper have nearly twice as high a risk of developing heart disease, compared to people who don’t have anger issues. In addition, homocysteine levels are often twice as high in people who are habitually angry, compared to normal people. Similar increases in heart disease risk have also been found in people who are habitually depressed and/or beset with feelings of hopelessness, especially men and the elderly.

Holistic health practitioners help their patients accomplish stress reduction through the use of various mind/body medicine techniques, such as biofeedback, hypnotherapy, and relaxation exercises. Meditation is another form of stress management that can be highly effective in reducing high blood pressure levels, thereby protecting overall cardiovascular health. So much so, in fact, that since 1984 it has been recommended by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over conventional blood pressure medications for cases of mild high blood pressure. There are many ways to meditate. One of the easiest is simply to sit comfortably in a chair with your eyes closed as you focus on your breathing. Do this for five to ten minutes twice a day and gradually extend each session to 20 or 30 minutes. To enhance your efforts, concentrate on mentally repeating a peaceful phrase each time you inhale and exhale, allowing all other thoughts to arise and pass without becoming involved in them. At first, this may seem difficult, but with committed practice you will eventually find yourself able to do so while experiencing greater degrees of calm and peace.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  •  Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:

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Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic physicians , in treating heart disease and high cholesterol, use several methods that result in the reduction of free radicals which can contribute to diseased arteries and heart. Consult a licensed practitioner who may wish to discuss specific food and herbal supplements such as Pancha Karma (detoxification and purification) techniques. Herbs which produce healthier fat tissue and balance cholesterol production are:

  • Phyllanthus niruri
  • Guduchi (Indian Tinospora)
  • Indian Sarsaparilla
  • Parijat (Night Jasmine)
  • Manjistha.

Each of these helps with bile secretion and also purifies blood and muscle tissue, thus purifying the building blocks for healthy fat tissue.  A light Kapha-pacifying diet may be recommended because those foods will help increase fat metabolism without creating much dryness and brittleness in the body. A Kapha-pacifying diet favours bitter, astringent and pungent foods. Astringent foods include most pulses or dried beans, such as lentils, split mung dhal, and garbanzo beans. Stay away from the larger beans, but favour the smaller, split kind. Astringent foods also include many vegetables, such as the cruciferous family (broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower) and fruits such as apples and pears.

The ideal breakfast is a cooked apple with cooked prunes and figs. This will help cleanse the bowel and lower cholesterol levels. Bitter foods include greens such as spinach, chard, kale and mustard greens. These greens, when cooked and seasoned with spices, help cleanse the bowel and thus prevent the bad type of cholesterol from accumulating.

Avoid sweet, sour and salty foods. Sweet foods include not only sugar but also rice, wheat, pasta, breads, and sweet milk products. Sour foods include not only lemons and other sour fruits, but yogurt, cheese, tomatoes and vinegar, which is found in salad dressings, ketchup, mustard and pickles.

Always cook your food and eat it warm, because this helps counteract the cool, earthy Kapha dosha. Avoid bad fats, and cook with small amounts of ghee or olive oil.

Cholesterol-Lowering Spice Mixture
3 parts ground turmeric
6 parts ground cumin
6 parts ground coriander
6 parts ground fennel
2 parts ground fenugreek
1 part dried powdered ginger
1 part ground black pepper

Combine the spices and store in a sealed container. When preparing your meal, sauté a teaspoon of spices in a small amount of ghee or olive oil. Combine with vegetables or grains to give them a satisfying flavour and enhance digestion. Add salt to taste.

A word of caution: If you have a Pitta imbalance, start first by cooling Pitta dosha. Follow a low-oil Pitta-pacifying diet until your Pitta is in balance. Then use this spice mixture to help lower cholesterol.

Yoga asanas and surya namaskara (sun salutations) are part of the ayurvedic routine and can be performed twice daily for 10 minutes each. Pranayama, or yogic breathing exercises, are also recommended, as proper breathing helps digestion and helps cleans the srotas, or channels. To keep cholesterol in balance, it’s also important to do some kind of aerobic exercise in addition to yoga and sun salutes for at least half an hour every day. You can start with brisk walking, which is sufficient for many people. But if you feel the need for more vigorous exercise, you can swim, cross-country ski, kayak, take an aerobics class, or play sports. The important thing is to exert to only 50 per cent of your capacity, and to gradually increase your endurance by exercising every day.

The Kapha pacifying routine also discourages sleeping during the day, as this causes the metabolism to slow and the srotas or channels to fill with ama. Wake up before 6 o’clock, and avoid daytime naps. Eat your meals at the same time every day, and plan to eat your largest meal at lunchtime, when your digestion is strong. To avoid indigestion at night, eat lightly.

Transcendental Meditation: Finally, one of the most effective ways to lower cholesterol is to practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique. The American Heart Association has recently published a study in its journal Stroke that showed that the simple practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique lowered cholesterol and the threat of stroke as much as cholesterol-lowering drugs—but without the dangerous side effects. Practising the TM technique 20 minutes twice a day has another advantage—it reduces stress and improves mental clarity, making it easier to follow a healthy diet and make healthy lifestyle choices the rest of the day.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

TCM views heart disease as a problem stemming from poor digestion which causes a build-up of plaque in the arteries. Always consult a licensed practitioner who may recommend herbs to strengthen digestive function – including an herbal extract made from mao-tung-ching (Ilex puibeceus) which can dilate blocked vessels. Other herbs to consider include hawthorn berry (Shan Za), Chinese Sage Root (Dan Shen), Cinnamon Twig (Gui Zhi) and Longan Fruit (Long Yan Rou.)

Green tea and apples are often recommended as both have properties successful in lowering cholesterol.

Acupuncture is also used to unblock the body’s energy system.

Aromatherapy

The essential oils of garlic, lavender, peppermint, marjoram, rose, and rosemary can help to strengthen the heart muscle, while lavender, melissa, neroli, and ylang-ylang are useful for balancing abnormal heart palpitations. The following oils are useful in lowering bad cholesterol: Helichrysum, Rosemary, Oregano, Clary Sage, Chamomile, Lavender, Peppermint, Marjoram, and Lemongrass.  Some of these essential oils are safe for you to ingest and others will need to be applied externally by way of massage or in a relaxing bath.

Homeopathic Medicine

As always, consult a licensed practitioner. Leading homeopathic remedies you may wish to discuss with them might include:

  • Curcuma drains the liver and cholesterol deposits.
  • Fel tauri is an effective remedy in the treatment of high blood cholesterol. It treats a sluggish liver. It eliminates fat.
  • Nux vomica removes liver toxicity. It treats indigestion caused by alcohol or food abuse. The patient awakes at 3 a.m.
  • Chelidonium treats hepatic disorders. Recommended for fatty liver degeneration.
  • Berberis is an excellent stimulant and drainer for the kidneys.  The patient leads a sedentarylifestyle and has a big appetite.
  • Veratum album treats hypercholesterolemia.
  • Cholesterinum stops the degeneration of arterial walls. It treats an enlarged liver and gallstone colic.
  • Arsenicum album is indicated for insomnia after a big meal. The person wakes up between 3 and 5 a.m., feels drowsy during the day.
  • Uranium nitricum treats high cholesterol with diabetes.
  • Psorinum is a constitutional remedy. It detoxifies toxins in a weak individual who eliminates toxins poorly.

Liver drainage remedies include Carduus marianus and Taraxacum.

Gemmotherapy Treatment may include: Acer campestris, Carpinus betulus,

Juniperus communis and Olea europaea

Herbs

Useful herbs for protecting the health of the cardiovascular system include:

Foxglove, from which the heart medication digitalis is derived; hawthorn berry has been shown to enhance blood circulation to and from the heart and to relieve arterial spasms;

Garlic helps to dissolve clots and also acts as both a potent antioxidant and natural antibiotic; ginger has antioxidant properties and has been shown to reduce cholesterol and decrease the stickiness of blood platelets;

Olive leaf extract, an antioxidant, helps to lower high blood pressure and maintain the health of the capillary walls;

Motherwort helps to prevent and reverse abnormal heart palpitations;

Ginkgo biloba acts as a natural blood thinner and can improve blood flow, as well as aid cognitive and memory function for those whose mental faculties are diminished as a result of stroke and/or surgical interventions such as bypass surgery.

The following herbal tonic can also help protect against heart disease: equal parts of ginkgo biloba, hawthorn berry, and linden flower, combined as a tincture. Add ½ teaspoon of this mixture to a few ounces of pure, filtered water, and take three times a day. For more powerful effects, you can simply take it straight without water.

Chelation Therapy:

Chelation therapy is a safe and effective natural alternative to both angioplasty and coronary bypass surgery, and approved as a primary treatment for poisoning due to heavy metal toxicity in the body. An abundance of scientific research also shows that chelation therapy is effective for both preventing and treating heart conditions caused or exacerbated by arteriorsclerosis, including angina, heart attack, and stroke because of its ability to reduce blockages in the arteries. Research shows that chelation therapy improves overall artery health by more than 93 per cent in terms of its ability to remove plaque and calcium deposits from the arteries’ inner lining. It also offers more effective treatment that coronary bypass in an estimated 85 per cent of all cases.

The reason chelation therapy works so effectively in this regard is because of its ability to rid the arteries of heavy metals that can contribute to vulnerable plaque, which causes 85 per cent of all cases of heart disease, while simultaneously improving the delivery of oxygen to heart tissues, which is vital to heart health. In order to best accomplish these goals, leading chelation experts, such as Garry Gordon, MD, DO, developer of the modern chelation therapy protocol, recommend a combination of intravenous (I.V.) chelation treatments along with on-going oral chelation supplements.

Enzyme Therapy:

The use of digestive enzymes with your meals, as well as a specific enzyme product known as Wobenzym-N is also recommended. Digestive enzymes aid your body in digesting the foods you eat, as well as improving your body’s ability to absorb and make use of the nutrients they contain. Wobenzym-N, which is taken away from meals, is a potent enzyme-bioflavonoid product that enters the bloodstream, where it helps to attack infectious pathogens, reduce chronic inflammation, and regulate markers for heart disease, such as C-reactive protein and fibrinogen. It has been shown to provide all of the same benefits as aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), without any of their side effects, including death by bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.

Exercise:

Regular exercise has been shown to reduce unhealthy high blood pressure, reduce unhealthy LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, increase levels of healthy HDL cholesterol, enhance oxygen supply to the body’s cells and tissues, and improve immune function, which helps to protect against the infectious microorganisms that can cause heart disease. In addition, exercise is an excellent way of improving overall mood and reducing stress, both of which are important in safeguarding yourself against heart disease. What follows are some tips for making regular exercise easier to achieve.

1. Make it your goal to walk, swim, skate, jump rope, aerobic dance, run, or ride a bike, three times a week for at least 30 minutes each time.

2. To improve lean muscle mass, thereby also improving the health of your heart, engage in a strength-training program twice a week. For best results, make sure the program includes a mix of calisthenics and weight training that exercises all of the major muscle groups of your body.

3. To help you abide by a regular exercise program, do one or more of the following: Ask a friend to participate with you; make scheduling each exercise session a high priority; and work out while listening to music or a motivational tape to make your exercise routine more enjoyable.

Note: If suffer from poor health or are over the age of 40, check with your physician before beginning an exercise program.

Juice Therapy:

The following juice combinations act as healthy heart tonics: Carrot, celery, cucumber, and beet, with small amounts of garlic and/or hawthorn berries; the juice of blueberries, blackberries, black currant, and/or red grapes.

Lifestyle:

If you smoke, stop immediately. Also avoid all exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke, and minimize your exposure to environmental pollutants. In addition, learn how to effectively manage stress, such as participating in a meditation or biofeedback program, and commit yourself to at least three 30-minute sessions of aerobic exercise each week. If you are overweight, also seek help in safely and permanently shedding excess pounds.

Oxygen Therapy:

A variety of oxygen therapies have been shown to provide significant benefits for patients with heart disease. Hydrogen peroxide therapy, administered intravenously (I.V.), for example, has been shown to reduce the build-up of plaque in the arteries, as well as improving the heart’s ability to properly contract and receive oxygen. The late Charles Farr, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in the use of hydrogen peroxide therapy, helped many patients suffering from high-output heart failure (a condition in which the heart is unable to function properly despite pumping high amounts of blood) by administering I.V. hydrogen peroxide therapy in alternation with I.V. chelation therapy. He reported success alternating treatments of I.V. diluted hydrogen peroxide and chelation therapy to bring patients out of high-output heart failure (where the heart fails even though it is pumping a high amount of blood).

Ozone therapy has been shown to improve overall cardiovascular health. It is especially useful for treating problems in the circulatory system and for dissolving plaque in the arteries and veins. Most often, ozone is injected directly into the arteries or veins for this purpose.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is another form of oxygen therapy. It is most useful for helping patients to recover from stroke. For this purpose, stroke patients are placed inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Once inside, the atmospheric pressure is increased, so that increased levels of oxygen flood into the body’s cells and tissues, making it easier for the body to restore itself by reducing swollen tissues and improving oxygen supply to the brain. According to David A. Steenblock, M.S., D.O., an expert in the use of HBOT for stroke, HBOT applied within 24 hours after a stroke can reduce stroke damage by as much as 80 pe rcent. Subsequent on-going treatments can reduce stroke symptoms even more, and in many cases result in a complete recovery. Dr. Steenblock reports that patients have experienced significant improvement in their symptoms even after receiving HBOT for the first time 15 years after they suffered a stroke.

In addition to the above benefits, all forms of oxygen therapy are highly effective for eliminating the chronic infections that can play such an important role in the onset and continuation of heart disease. In this capacity, oxygen therapy can also help protect against vulnerable plaque, which is formed in part due to such infections.

Cucumber: Cucumber juice contains a hormone which is needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin which has been found to be beneficial to diabetic patients. Researchers found that a compound called sterols in cucumbers may help reduce cholesterol levels. Cucumbers contain a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber. These work effectively for regulating blood pressure. This makes cucumbers good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

Other

 

  • McCoombs’ Canidida Cleanse:

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally, Dennis Goodman MD: www.naturalnews.com/020056_HDL_cholesterol_natural_medicine.html

Underactive thyroid and high cholesterol: www.naturalnews.com/028816_thyroid_high_cholesterol.html

The natural alternative to lowering cholesterol: altmedicine.about.com/od/highcholesterol/a/highcholesterol.htm

Yoga and cholesterol: theyogadr.com/yoga-cholesterol/

Video

Natural Ayurvedic remedies: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv_gu4rxN5o

Acupuncture for cholesterol: www.ehow.com/video_7343353_acupuncture-cholesterol.html

Natural cholesterol treatment: www.dailymotion.com/video/xm9klw_natural-cholesterol-treatment_news

Research

How grapefruit can lower high cholesterol: www.naturalnews.com/032527_grapefruit_high_cholesterol.html

Non-stick cookware and high cholesterol in children: www.naturalnews.com/029676_PFOA_non-stick_cookware.html

Omega 3 benefits for cholesterol: www.naturalnews.com/021998_omega-3_oils_heart_health.html

Healing foods beat statin drugs for lowering high cholesterol: www.naturalnews.com/008310_cholesterol_high.html

Pu-erh Tea a remedy for cholesterol: www.naturalnews.com/026747_tea_Pu-erh_cholesterol.html

Charcoal can lower cholesterol: www.naturalnews.com/032570_activated_charcoal_cholesterol.html

Further Information (links and books)

Good Cholesterol, Bad Cholesterol, Eli M. Roth, Natural Alternatives to Lipitor, Zocor & Other Statin Drugs: What to Use and Do to Help Lower Bad Cholesterol, Jay S. Cohen; Cholesterol Cures: More Than 325 Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol and Live Longer, Editors of Prevention Health Books.

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