Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Supplements
- Avoid Trans Fats
- Baking Soda
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Book Reviews
- Carrot Juice
- Coconut Oil
- Curry Leaf
- Dark Chocolate
- Dietary Changes
- Edta Chelation
- Exercise, Diet, Coconut Oil and Omega 3s
- Fish Oil
- Flax Seeds
- Garlic and Lemon
- General Feedback
- Ginger Root Juice
- Good Cholesterol
- Green Tea
- Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Tea
- High Cholesterol Readings
- High Triglycerides
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Lecithin, Astaxanthin
- Low Ldl and Hdl Remedies
- Multiple Remedies
- Multiple Supplements
- Nigella Sativa
- Oat Straw Tea
- Oil Pulling
- Omega 3
- Orange Oil
- Progesterone, Vitamin D
- Psyllium Husk Powder
- Red Yeast Rice
- Remedies Needed
- Ted's Remedies
- Thyroid Meds
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
[YEA] 07/06/2012: Luciakc from Nanuet, New York: "Drink at least an 8 oz. Glass of Carrot Juice a day and it will lower your Cholesterol Significantly anywhere between 3-6 months! It does work! My Cholesterol was 294 and now it is 184- IT WORKS! Try it and you'll definitely like it, It..."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||30 YEAS|
|Red Yeast Rice||6 YEAS|
|Coconut Oil||5 YEAS|
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
[YEA] 09/18/2007: Julie from Elk Grove, CA, USA: "I am 48 yrs old and have suffered from severe insomnia for 9 years. I have taken ambien sleeping pills for the last 5 years just to get a good night sleep. I started taking apple cider vinegar and baking soda for eczema and it CURED my insomnia. I mean totally cured. No more sleeping pills and I am not exaggerating when I say I sleep like i did in my 20's. At first my skin felt like it was burning for a couple of days then when it was gone so were many ailments. It also lowered my cholesterol 30 points, and I no longer have acid reflux. Thank you for your website. Its been such a blessing."Replies
04/09/2011: Prism from Manila, Philippines replies: "apple cider vinegar for high cholesterol and eczema
what is the dosage appropriate for me? I have high bad and good cholesterol which is of familial origin. a total 0f 297. i have been also suffering from eczema for 4 years, jst rotating the topical meds that dr prescribed but haven't get rid of it."
04/10/2011: Researcher from L.a., Ca. replies: "Sorry about your ecz. And your chol. problems. I am not an expert, however, from the years of reading, have you addressed a congested liver?You may know about liver cleanses, but if you don't I'd read up on them first, do some thinking, get feedback and don't jump into things and see what your higher self recommends. I am about to embark on them. I found several that are not as drastic as Hulda Clark's, although when I get the druthers I will do that one as well.
You might want to go to Curezone.com and see what they may have to add, however, I would definitely stay away from the debate forums, at least for me they're a melange of highly principled individuals to lunatics.
Keep putting one foot in front of the other and don't give up! You're on your way to your answers and solution! The best to you. : )
[YEA] 02/14/2007: Janet from Yorktown, TX: "I have been taking acv for about 45 days to lower my cholesterol and in hopes of helping my blood pressure. Today, 2-14-2007 I went to my doctor for blood work. My b/p was 177 (higher then I want) but my good cholesterol was much better then my bad. I am happy and will continue my 2 times a day of 2T/acv in a glass with 1/4 t/baking soda. Thanks."
Apple Cider Vinegar and Supplements
[YEA] 05/07/2008: Melissa from Minneapolis, Minnesota: "This is amazing and TRUE! Using remedies I found on this site, I lowered my total cholestrol 72..yes 72 points in one month! My Doctor called me personally to tell me NOT to fill my prescritp for Lipitor because he was "shocked" and "amazed" that my cholestol had dropped to NORMAL! He told me to "keep doing what I was doing"!
One month ago I found this website after my doctor told me my total cholestol was 272 and I'm a young 40-something year old woman! He gave me one month to "get it under control" since I was hesitant to start Lipitor.
I used ACV daily, at first 1 tsp. before each meal then working my way up to 1Tbs. twice daily, at breakfast and dinner. I also added daily at dinner time, 1200mg of Red Yeast Rice Extract, 100mg of CoQ10. 1000 mg and of Fish Oil. If I knew I were going to be eating a high fat meal, I took 3 chitosan capsules before those meals ( as needed not at each meal). I also used fresh Cilantro "chelation" daily. Basically a cilantro pesto made with 1 c. fresh cilantro, 2 Tbs. olive oil, 1/2 c. almonds, 3 cloves fresh garlic and the juice of one fresh lemon..pulse in food processor until it's a paste then eat 1 to 3 teaspoons of it daily. It worked for me, familial high cholestrol was a factor for those of you with a genetic predisposition. Try it!!!"Replies
05/12/2008: Melissa from Minneapolis, MN replies: "re: High Cholesterol -- I neglected to add that my triglycerides also dropped dramatically from 313 to 168 in ONE MONTH following the Apple Cider Vinegar and supplement program I cited above. I'm looking at my test results as I write this and it truly is amazing! I couldn't be more surprised and pleased. I wish you success and good health!"
Avoid Trans Fats
[YEA] 11/18/2005: Ryan from Oneonta, NY: "High cholesterol can be lowered by avoiding foods with trans fats in them. Trans fats tend to raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol. They are suspected of causing many health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and rigid arteries. In the ingredients list, if you see "partially hydrogenated" oils, do not eat. For more information go to www.bantransfats.com"
[QUESTION] 09/27/2009: Phyllis from Weldon, Calif. U S A: "I cant find anywhere on this site about baking soda water bringing down high cholesterol numbers. Does anyone know about this? Does baking soda water do this? And if so whats the recipe ? I will not take prescriptions. Please help. I already had one heart attack and dont want another. Thanks so much. Phyllis"Replies
09/27/2009: Paul from Nashville, Tn replies: "hey phyllis, I don't know about the baking soda but i've been trying to get off my cholesterol medicine, have gone from 80mg to 40 mg and hopefully get off it altogether. the biggest thing for me was a diet change. I'v stopped eating fried foods & fast food. started eating alot of fish & steamed vegies. I started taking a supplement called pantethine, you can take up to 1200mg a day, i've been taking 600mg a day. i've been getting blood work done every 3 months. i'll be going sometime next month to see if my numbers got any lower. i'll let you know, good luck."
09/27/2009: Rena from Mineral Bluff, Georgia, USA replies: "Hi Paul from Nashville. This will be a very telling experiment, in theory it should work. Thanks for keeping us posted. You can help a lot of people with this information, Peace, Rena."
09/27/2009: Maria from El Paso, Tx replies: "Phyllis, I wanted to share my cholesterol story with you. My total cholesterol was well over 251. The doctor was threatening me with yet another prescription medicine that I would have to take for the rest of my life. I was determined to avoid that and get off my blood pressure medication in the process. I began to take Milk thistle for the cholesterol. In just three months, I was able to lower the total cholesterol to 189. I must mention that I did in fact change my diet. I avoided bread, sugar, potatoes; began eating more vegetables and protein. I managed to lose 15 lbs, and my blood pressure medicine as well.
I would also like to share that this site has been very helpful to me, my grandchild (egg whites and fever), and my husband avoided a 2nd heart attach by putting cayenne pepper under his tongue whenever he was feeling ill. We ended up in the hospital, but the doctor stated that the episode was only an angina, not a heart attack and no evidence of damage to the heart. Thanks earth clinic, for all the education that you have provided me.
Maria from El Paso, Tx"
12/24/2009: Paul from Nashville, Tn replies: "high cholesterol remedies
just to update my cholesterol. went and had my blood work done and my cholesterol is in normal range. my total cholesterol was 159, HDL=47 and LDL=93. the doctor recommended i stay on 40mg of my medicine but i'm lowering it to 20mg and raising the pantethine to 450mg twice a day and keeping with my diet. i'll be getting my cholesterol checked at the end of january."
02/27/2010: Steve from Austin, Texas replies: "Word of caution, it's not "just" angina. Angina is a symptom that the heart is not getting enough oxygen and is usually caused by a significantly blocked artery (usually 90% or more). Immediate medical treatment is required to relieve the blockage.
If you ever experience Angina (tightness or pain in the chest along with numbness or pain down the underside of either arm) which is most often brought about during periods of physical activity, you need to immediately go to the Emergency Room."
02/04/2012: Denis from Visaginas, Lithuania: "Please let people know of this information.. My cholesterol lvl is very high thus I'm only 28.. The doctors insist I start using statins.. I don't want to... please share this info http://www.westonaprice.org/cardiovascular-disease/benefits-of-high-cholesterol"Replies
02/05/2012: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "Denis, I reviewed Dr. Uffe Ravnskov's book on the book review page. It is a very important book full of easy to understand information. First he was demonised in I think Swedish TV, later he was reinstated in the papers because after all he was right. I think that they burned his first book on TV. Stay away from statins, please.... my father goes through life with awful pain in his feet because of statins but he won't stop and probably by now it wouldn't help anyway! Try to find a good natural doctor, someone you can go for advice at all times! I haven't found one yet but I hope one day I will! Sometimes one can feel quite lonely and confused with all the information out there! All the best...."
02/05/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "To Denis from Visaginas, Lithuania,
My cholesterol was very high, and docs wanted me to go on statins immediately.
What I did to shift the levels, and did they shift fast, was incorporate 120mg Co-quinone daily (60mg twice a day), and fresh veggie green juice withOUT pulp. Veggie juice contained celery, cucumbers, parsley, ginger and juice of 1 lemon. I juiced first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This helped clean out the liver which in turn helped lower the cholesterol levels.
A good quality co-quinone is more beneficial to the body and does no harm as the statins do.
Please read this http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/health-groups-statins-linked-300-negative-effects
02/05/2012: Cameron from Brisbane, Qld, Australia replies: "Do not worry too much about cholesterol, it is essential to your good health, it is the bodies messenger system and a tiny fraction of which is caused by diet. Beware Statins, there has been talk for as long as I can remember about having them pulled off the market for the number of serious side effects. Statins are extremely dangerous and the longer you take them the more likely you are to have serious long term irreversible side effects. I have read that only exceptional high readings of cholesterol should be of any concern, ie almost off the charts. The cholesterol myth started in the 50s and in spite of all eveidence to the contrary was never debumked, whereas the link to heart disease, diabetes and most other modern plagues has all been firmly established in rats and mice with Sugar.
Please worry more about your blood pressure as this is a more accurate guage of your hearts health. There is a huge amount of information here on EC to help you with this. Try Co Enzyme Q10 and Vitamin C, Aloe Vera Juice, absolutely Eliminate refined Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup from your diet. Take 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper mixed with hot water building up to 1 whole tsp gradually, read the Cayenne Pepper section first. Swap to healthy fats, Coconut Oil being the best. Also I would take EDTA for as long as you can afford to, this will clean your arteries right out and give you some peace of mind.
Good Luck and stay away from Statins no matter what.
[YEA] 07/14/2008: Sunny from Raynham, MA: "This was a great info, thank you very much. I never knew that blacksttrap was good for gray hair. I take grandma's every morning with my oatmeal. I have improve my cholesterol by 20 points and tryglicerides by 135 points. great web site, Sunny."
[YEA] 02/14/2007: Michael from Indianpolis, IN: "A few years ago I paid $10 for a quick cholesterol screening at a local grocery store. I didn't know what my level was, I don't think it was high in the first place, but the results were amazing. I had been taking a tablespoon of BSM for a couple of months. I am not an athletic person by any stretch of the imagination, and I don't exercise with any honorable amount of regularity. And when I returned an hour later for the results, the guy shook his head in amazement because he said my cholesterol revealed what would be normal for someone who was involved in heavy athletic activity! (My unimpressive physique said otherwise, as he knew.) I had not been taking any other supplementation, so it is my unwaivering belief that the BSM had such an impact on my blood system that it revolutionized it! I got away from it for a while, but desire to see an improvement in my complexion, AND see if I can vacate my noggin' of ensuing gray hairs!"
06/22/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France: "Book Review: Fat and Cholesterol are Good for you - Dr. Uffe Ravnskov
I first read "The Great Cholesterol Con" by Dr. Kendrik but I wasn't too impressed with his joking tone (I suppose many people will love it but for me this subject is too important to lose too much time with jokes!). And I found the message a bit confusing. After researching a bit further I found "Fat and Cholesterol are good for you" and the title is so controversial that I had to read it. My interest in cholesterol and fats came from the fact that a while ago I found coconut oil in a health shop and thought that I should only use it on my skin as I believed that saturated fats were very bad for your health. Then Bill from the Philippines suggested I start cooking with it but I needed to read more about the subject before adding it to our daily menu. Cholesterol is a subject I knew nothing about although I know that mine is on the high side. The only thing you usually hear about it is that it is something bad which will shorten your life, something to be afraid of. Well, in the meanwhile I know that this is not true especially for me as a woman.
I find it a pity that this book is badly edited. Even if the author had to publish it on a small budget maybe a friend could have had a look through... but the message is there! At times all the studies were a bit much for me but I can't say that they are not interesting. What I found very weird, coming from a country considered Mediterranean was the Mediterranean diet used in one of the studies which included margarine made with rapeseed oil while everybody knows that in Mediterranean countries people cook mostly with olive oil. And also the fact that people were encouraged to eat poultry instead of pork. People in Mediterranean countries do eat quite a bit of pork, beef and lam.... this goes to show that these studies are often based on errors and therefore their conclusions can't be taken seriously!
I can't agree with the author when he says that many people realize that statins are toxic. I know quite a few elderly people on statins or similar drugs who show all the symptoms of their side effects but who have no idea of what is going on. Very sad that our health is used for financial gain and not many doctors seem to care about what happens to us. Weather we live a miserable life or die it doesn't matter, we are just a statistic and a way to get rich even quicker!
This book demystifies a lot of concepts which exist in our society about the dangers (or not) of cholesterol and the author, having done a thorough research, presents his point of view in a scientific way. He also explains thoroughly how studies are misinterpreted in order to fit the directors' goals and how badly studies often are set up. He is also very clear about the financial links between the directors' and the pharmaceutical industry who as a rule finance the whole thing anyway.
Too bad that people are still being misled but then aren't we being misled on a lot of important subjects anyway? I want to read more about the use of coconut oil and the benefits for one's health but for the time being I am convinced that we have made the right choice and I don't think that I will let any doctor lower my cholesterol! After all women with higher cholesterol seem to be the ones who live the longest! But... wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to go to your doctor and be able to trust him with your wellbeing instead of having to dig around and try to find the truth yourself?"
06/22/2010: Gtcharlie from La, Ca, Usa replies: "If you'd search "statin-induced neuropathy" on the web and you'll be amazed at how many people are suffering from this statin drug. I am one of the victims by this big Pharma scam! Most of us suffer debilitating pains in our lower bodies plus other symtoms due to the damage caused by statins on our peripherol nurvous systems. This disease can hit some patients even after they stopped their statins for four years! Sadly, it is not reversable and so far, there is no cure! A former NASA medical doctor, spoke from his own experience, said:"Don't waste your time and money, just take as much CoQ10 as you can afford!".
So beware! Those who are being advised to take statins by your doctors should pay close attention to your body reactions. The best thing is to evaluate yourself if it is reallly benefitial to you. Is cloresterol as bad as they claim? Search the web and you'll find many infos that might shock you! It was too late for me! Cholesterol has been distorted by the big Pharma for they can benefit big time in it - worldwide sales of statins is over $160 billion annually. But to those who suffer this so called side effects from the statins everyday, it is a killing drug! Many healthy people became sick and a few died from this drug! I don't know how much incentive my doctor who prescribed me the statins had received, but I wish him and those who push the statins to burn in hell!
PS - I wonder if EC would open a new link on this topic? I am sure I am not the only victim of statins over here! Ironically, if I didn't suffer from this thing, I would'nt be connected to this wonderful website! Thank you, EC!"
EC: Thanks for the suggestion. Your reply has been cross-posted to the newly created page: http://earthclinic.com/CURES/statin-induced-neuropathy.html
06/22/2010: Tom from Regina, Sk replies: "Francisca: On the subject of the cholesterol scare/scam, after decades of misdirection, lies and propaganda there have now been many scientific studies that show that it is only the level of oxidized cholesterol in the blood that is related to cardiovas diseases.
The simplest fact to take in is that it was also very well known for decades that if you look at a statistical bell curve of cholesterol levels in the population, there are just as many heart attacks and CVD in people on the left of the median as those whose cholesterol puts them on the right of that median!
There is a new book out 2008, rather small at 78 pages, which documents the dangerous oxidative damage cholesterol undergoes when it comes in contact with chlorine in the blood from chlorinated water either drunk or showered in and thus absorbed via the lungs.
The chlorine gas is in no way similar in its toxic effects to the normally present harmless reduced chloride ion Cl-, ubiquitous throughout the body.
"Coronaries, Cholesterol, Chlorine" by Dr. Joseph Price, any bookstore."
[QUESTION] 06/12/2010: Elizabeth from Fullerton, Ca: "I don't know who to ask... Where would I post a question about which kind of butter is best to buy? Whether it is real or substitute...."
EC: Since we don't have a butter page, we're posting this on the high cholesterol page!
06/13/2010: Pat from Athens, Al, Usa replies: "Don't know if it's true or not... but recently my Mother told me that margarine is one molecule short of being plastic! I think the more natural butter would be a safer choice between the two... but depending on what you might be using it for, try coconut oil. Just a thought."
[YEA] 07/06/2012: Luciakc from Nanuet, New York: "Drink at least an 8 oz. Glass of Carrot Juice a day and it will lower your Cholesterol Significantly anywhere between 3-6 months! It does work! My Cholesterol was 294 and now it is 184- IT WORKS! Try it and you'll definitely like it, It tastes great too!"Replies
07/07/2012: Gab from Doha, Qatar replies: "I agree, proven! I mixed it with oranges."
[YEA] 04/27/2012: Luciakc from Nanuet, New York: "Whoever Has High Cholesterol And You're "Not" Eating High Cholesterol Foods And You Still Have High Cholesterol > Carrot Juice Is the Key! Take at least A 8 oz glass of Carrot Juice A Day! It will work! Pills may not work for everybody but Carrot Juice Will! My Cholesterol Was 294 (Not food related) Now My Cholesterol Is 185 by just drinking Carrot Juice! The Cholesterol Normal Range Is 200! Not Only Is Carrot Juice Good For You And Has Many Benefits, It Also Tastes Great! Either Make Your Own Or You Can Buy It In Any Grocery Store!"
Coconut Oil for High Cholesterol
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO)
Start with 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil added to your diet a day and slowly increase to as much as a daily tablespoon. It may seem counterintuitive to add an oil to your diet to lower cholesterol, but many have been able to lower their LDLs with just the addition of Cold Processed Coconut Oil to their diet.
[YEA] 02/02/2008: Rick from Branchburg, NJ: "Success! I have been using virgin coconut oil for the past 4 months, typically 2-3 Tbs a day. I just received my blood test results. Total Cholesterol 234, HDL 86, LDL 131, Triglycerides 83, Fasting blood glucose 96. While my overall cholesterol did increase from last year's 182, my HDL was much higher than last year's 60. LDL also increased from last year's 102. I am extremely pleased with these results since the all important ratio (Total/HDL) decreased from 3.0 to 2.7. Finally, I have also found it amazing that I have not had a cold or any illness during this time. In the past, I would normally get some kind of sore throat or cold during the winter months. Energy levels are high and I do find that the coconut oil also keeps me regular."
[YEA] 01/11/2008: Chrissy from Orlando, Florida: "I use coconut oil anytime that I get a sunburn and it works like a charm to relieve the skin and to help prevent peeling. I also know that when people in my family began to cook with it instead of any other oil they had a drop in cholesterol."