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
05/20/2013: Trudyg : "I disagree. I got my cholesterol down using red rice yeast, but I'm keeping it down by watching my diet. I no longer take something for it. Years back I was on zocor but it had horrible side effects (not due to zocor, says dr)...."
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|Coconut Oil||5 YEAS|
[YEA] 02/07/2009: Sandra from London, England: "I decided to try red rice yeast after taking statins for several years for high cholesterol. I changed my lifestyle; eating oats for breakfast every day and walking at least 30 minutes per day. Then I substituted red rice yeast instead of the statins. Two months after stopping the statins and taking red rice yeast, my cholesterol is down to 5.5. With the guidance of my medical herbalist, I am reducing the red rice yeast gradually, and expect not to need it at all eventually."Replies
09/27/2010: David from Flagler Beach, Fl replies: "Cholesterol can easily be lowered, in fact your body will normalize all functions if you just transition to a plant based lifestyle and alkalize to 7.365. Cheating sets you back a long way so no cheating. The food must be seasoned properly or it won't taste good and taste is the attraction to liking the food of course. We are health ministers and we know what it takes to be healthy. Be patient you didn't get that way overnight and it won't go away over night. But it will go away if it isn't normal."
[YEA] 12/12/2007: Aldo from Westfield, Ma: "My cholesterol has always been high around 276 and my doctor did not believe at that time to treat it, I am in good shape, but when I turned 64, he put me on simvastatin 20 MG. My legs started to cramp up immediately, so I stopped and told him i would research other ways.I saw some data on Red Yeast Rice and took it for 3 months and had my blood tested, my cholesterol droped 40 points my TG went down, he said keep doing what you are doing. I also take 1000 MG of Flax seed. The Red Yeast Rice I cut back to 600MG every other day. I will get my blood tested next week and see what is going on. Test Kidney and Liver. I cut back because i had some very minor stomach reaction. I found that you should check all the ingredients in Red Yeast Rice, you want no other items in it. I purchase it from a Health Store where i can talk to the owner who is an Herbalist. By my dropping the dosage it may not be that effective. I will wait for my tests and then I will react. I have no intention on trying to reduce cholesterol to below 200, I think you can put to much of anything into your body. I will post after my blood tests. Thanks"Replies
05/19/2013: Katie M from Hale, Mi replies: "I've read a few of the posts on red rice yeast and I would like to comment as an RN. First, keep in mind that if you have the misfortune of having hypercholesterolemia, you must continue treating it. Your LDL may lower with treatment but will return to high # when you stop treatment. Secondly, to the gentleman who doesn't want to lower his # below 200? I will see you in my CCU unit someday when you have a heart attack because your cholesterol was too high! Don't forget about the HDL! (Good cholesterol) it is just as important! It helps to eliminate the "Bad" LDL. Omega-3 fatty acids! 2-3 grams daily."
05/20/2013: Tinydancer from Dayton, Ohio, Usa replies: "Protecting yourself against heart disease requires far more than just simply lowering your cholesterol levels. In fact, 50 percent of the people who are hospitalized with heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels, and 25 percent of people who develop premature heart disease have no traditional risk factors at all. Maybe elevated cholesterol isn't the real cause of heart disease in the first place.
Trillions of dollars are spent on cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) and heart disease is still the leading cause of death. What is wrong with this picture?"
05/20/2013: Trudyg replies: "I disagree. I got my cholesterol down using red rice yeast, but I'm keeping it down by watching my diet. I no longer take something for it. Years back I was on zocor but it had horrible side effects (not due to zocor, says dr). I exercise, eat a variety of fresh vegetables, use coconut oil, eat fresh fish often--and it stays down with a good ratio of ldl/hdl."
[YEA] 11/19/2007: Brendan from Santa Barbara, California: "My osteopath prescribed red yeast rice for elevated triglycerides/cholesterol. Despite looking fit my triglycerides were so high that I was borderline diabetic. I took these daily and now my triglycerides are normal and my cholesterol is below 200 (very important as my Father died in his 40s from heart disease). Red Yeast rice is a statin and is so effective that a prominent drug company tried to get it taken off shelves as they argued it was infringing on their patent. Red yeast rice is available at most health food stores and is best taken with coenzyme q10."
[NAY] 03/25/2006: Charles from Titusville, FL: "I have been on four different cholesterol meds and all have affected my legs. I even tried the Red yeast Rice and had the same results. Am now trying one more new prescription. Red yeast rice was not effective Wife having problems now and is try a med plus is going to try the vinegar and water."Replies
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/31/2010: Carolyn from Northwest, Oh replies: "I also experienced leg cramps while taking red yeast rice. However, I found that switching to taking it in the a.m. and not the afternoon or p.m. made a huge difference. I don't even get cramps every day now.
I am pro Red Yeast because after taking it about a year, my total numbers dropped 50 points! From 289 to 233 and my ratios all improved (they were good before, now even better). Not much change in diet other than that. I take just ONE 600 mg capsule per day."
[YEA] Brenda from Altoona, PA: "I take red yeast rice, which you can purchase at any vitamin store. It lowered my cholesterol 40 points."
10/25/2012: John : "Hi All, Few months ago, I got a shock when I heard that I has Carotid arteries blocked (both sides). It were plaques blocked/built up on both sides of my neck. Also I has high cholestrol for years as I have tried statins. It didn't work for me personally due to muscle pains and other pains that never had it before. So hence I stopped it.
My Cholestrol level was 7.9 (no mention of HDL or LDL) few months ago. For Carotid arteries medication, I was given Duoplavin and Folic acid. Also I have neck pains for decades as I didn't realise that it was that neck injury (from fall) that caused it re carotid arteries.
1. Is there a way to sort my Carotid arteries by nautral means?
2. Is there a way to reduce my high cholosterol level by natural means as my gp is pressing me for Statins which I resisted so far.
I'm Deaf as I live in Ireland. Hence I rely on e-mail or post it on line because of ease of communications.
10/25/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi John, Congratulations on resisting the statins! They only lead to major problems in the body and waste muscles. I would suggest you go to the section here on EC to see all the ways people keep their cholesterol down. You will find it all here:
In addition, there are very good articles on lowering cholesterol through natural means.
And of course, common sense ideas such as exercise on a regular basis and a good, healthy diet will do wonders! Wishing you the best in health, Lisa"
10/26/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Yes lemon juice, juice a lemon and fill the glass up with pure water and a tea spoon of honey. Take it eveyday untill you see the sign of the first boil or zits, then stop. Then go and get your self checked out. Only use sea salt and watch the diet for trans fats margerine etc.. they are the main cause of the corotid blocking up."
10/03/2012: Nita from Perth, Western Australia: "Hello, In 2009 I had bood tests done. It was discovered that I had HC count. Chol mmol/L 7.0, HDL 1.1, LDL-C 4.0. I was 53 years old and going thru' "wise women syndrome" (menopause).
Doctor wanted me to go onto drugs... NO THANKS... I will do this myself. I left the very stressful job, started going to the gym x5 per week and upped my healthy eating. Have always eaten reasonably well.
2011 blood tests revealed Chol mmol/L 4.9, HDL-C 1.5 and LDL-C 2.5. I felt fantastic. I had lowered my cholesterol naturally.
2012 blood tests reveal Chol 6.5, HDL-C 2.4, LDL-C 3.6. Damn it.
I can't take Apple Cider Vinegar as I have very low blood pressure. I am still going to the gym, drink 2 litres of water a day, loving my work, have supportive relationship with my husband etc. I don't smoke. I eat very well but do drink alcohol... usually about 4 glasses a week. I am going to have accupunture to help, reiki and massage as I believe it is stress related.
Does anybody know whether it is also "wise women syndrome" related as well. I remember reading somewhere that it is. Can anybody suggest anything I can do to lower results? Look forward to hearing from you. Nita"Replies
10/03/2012: George from Andover, Kansas replies: "Nita, I lowered my cholesterol with vitamin c. From 234 to 138 in two months. Read (on the net) -Linus Pauling and vitamin C - and check on Bill Sardi and the B6 controversy."
10/03/2012: Tinydancer from Dayton, Ohio, Usa replies: "Nita, Organic beet juice or powder brought mine down without meds. At first I took it twice a day. Now I take it once per day. It lowered my BP too. Hope this helps."
10/03/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Nita, You can use chia seeds to lower cholesterol. If you google chia seeds for cholesterol you will find articles regarding this. Hope this helps, Lisa"
07/07/2011: Siva from Cerritos, California Usa: "Hi, I was diagnosed with high blood triglycerides lately. I am not sure what went wrong, I excercise regularly, eat very moderate food and always try to live healthy. I ready about ACV remedies recently. Can anybody advise how could I get it down?"
06/17/2011: Tanja from Melbourne, Australia, Victoria: "Hello everyone.
First of all, I've been using this site for years. I love it and thanks so much for everybody's input.
My Mother keeps getting diagnosed with a terribly high cholersterol, reading is 7.9. They say her cholesterol is the bad kind which is inherited. Nothing anybody can do. She was taking medication for years which didn't help but caused many side effects. Around a year ago she stopped taking the medication and started eating only fruits and vegetables, nothing fattening, nothing bad whatsoever. Her diet is as pure as one can get... Problem is the cholesterol is still 7.9. I was the one who encouraged her to go the natural route to begin with. Now I'm afraid that I'm telling her the wrong thing. Is there any way to get the numbers down without succumbing to medication and endangering my mother's life. I'm desperate for answers. Thanks so much in advance."Replies
06/17/2011: Bess from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi Tanja - Here's an article by Dr. Joseph Mercola you might find interesting about cholesterol (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/10/making-sense-of-your-cholesterol-numbers.aspx). There are some great comments after the article (click on "View Comments"). Everyone is individual so "one size fits all" numbers you find on a lab report aren't necessarily the way to determine health. Since your Mom suffered side effects from the prescription pills, going the natural route is the way to do it. Have you checked out the cholesterol section under "Ailments" on this site (http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/cholesterol.html)? Best of luck - she's fortunate to have such a caring daughter. Take care, Bess"
06/18/2011: Pinklight from New Orleans, Louisiana replies: "Two options for your mother, red yeast rice supplements and be sure she takes CoQ10 along with the RYR or try oat bran supplements. Good luck to your mom.
06/18/2011: Tanja from Melbourne, Australia, Victoria replies: "Thank you so much Bess. I read the article, makes a lot of sense... I've also emailed it to my mother. Hopefully it will put her mind at ease and trust that she is doing the right thing. Thanks again, I feel truly blessed to have found this site. All the best to you."
04/04/2012: Wayne from Huntington Beach, Ca Usa: "Hello: In late January, I had bad cholesterol of 181. I don't know what the other numbers were. I was prescribed statins. I didn't take any. Instead, I started an exercise and diet program.
DIET: I cut out all red meat, switched to soy milk. Primarily, I would eat pinto beans with brown rice for dinner with salsa and avocado, sometimes a veggie chicken patty with brown rice and veggies. Breakfast was nonfat greek yogurt or a flax muffin. Lunches were sushi or a subway veggie delight sandwich on wheat. Occasionally, I would eat chicken and fish. I tried NOT to eat anything with saturated fat at all. Lots of bran!
EXERCISE: This might be the most important element. I exercised nearly every day. 45 minutes on the eliptical M-F and an hour on the weekends, plus some weights and crunches on the weekends. If you want to lower your bad cholesterol, YOU MUST EXERCISE LIKE THIS.
PILLS: I started out trying lecithin and red yeast rice, but I read that red yeast rice is identical to taking a statin, and not regulated so they can have a lot of impurities in red yeast rice. The lecithin made me headachy and, I think, made me have heart palpitations. So instead, I decided to try one pill of D-Limonine (Orange Oil), one pill of Fish Oil and one pill of Psyllium every day.
RESULT: I think I started this on January 25 or so. My blood was tested on March 29. Got the results today and my bad cholesterol was only 127!!!!! Hooray!!!
I don't know what the other numbers were, I was just too happy about my bad cholesterol. No idea if the Orange Oil was the key, but I am going to keep taking it and try to get my bad cholesterol under 100. I think exercise and weight loss are critical, however. I lost about 20 pounds in about two months. Good luck to all!"Replies
07/09/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Starr4046, I would urge you to stay away from statins. Not long ago, I heard Kevin Trudeau speak at the Longevity Now Conference and what he had to say regarding statins was absolutely frightening. He said that without a doubt, over time you will absolutely lose muscle mass. Something we already have difficulty holding onto as we age. These drugs have so many side effects I wouldn't even consider them an option. There are so many ways to lower your cholesterol in natural ways that are fairly well- known. Simple things such as oatmeal, garlic, diet, exercise, niacin, artichoke leaf extract, medicinal mushrooms. Do some research because there is plenty of information available regarding this.
Many people here on EC write in saying that apple cider vinegar really helped bring their cholesterol down. Check ou the cholesterol section here on EC. And good for you that your goal is to live your life without drug use! Wishing you the best of health, Lisa"
07/10/2012: Tina from Houston, USA replies: "Hello, Please see following link for hundreds of natural remedies to cholesterol.
Below link shows info on cholesterol and blood sugar levels and their natural remedies
And finally, this link below shows 300 Health Problems related to taking Statin drugs.
Good luck. PLEASE STAY AWAY from Statins. T"
07/12/2012: Pahlee from Phila, Pa. replies: "Thank you for that info. on statins, because I have been taking them for awhile to control my cholesterol."
02/05/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa: "Over 300 dangers of statin drugs recorded here. A very informative read. Please spread the word.
[YEA] 03/03/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "Getting Cholesterol down without medicine...
I have recently consulted with a hotel chairman group in Phuket about getting his cholesterol down, which is actually not a stict regimen at all. Before I start I might as well show you the figures. On January 7, 2010, he decided to test how effective my remedies were and got a blood test.
Here are his figures: Cholesterol 304, Triglyceride 275, HDL Cholesterol 56, and LDL Cholesterol 197. Normal figures should be below 200 for cholesterol, 150 for triglyceride, more than 40 for HDL, 130 for LDL, and his fasting glucose is 92. On the SI scale it's 5. Units are often mg/d for cholesterol, while mg per dL the rest.
On February 10, 2010, after using my simple remedy, here is his recent blood test, which is roughly 5 weeks after the first blood test: Cholesterol is 207 (about 100 points reduction), triglyceride is 57 (a 78% reduction), HDL cholesterol 49, LDL cholesterol is 147. So the focus has always been reducing total cholesterol and triglyceride, as you can see.
The remedy is simple: avoid drinking alcohol, and all vegetable oils used for cooking in foods such as main dishes and all bakery products for at least 2 months, but in this case it was done in 5 weeks. If and when it is necessary for cooking using oils, then just use coconut oil only. Vegetable oils get oxidized and go rancid inside the body and become really sticky goo, causing these plaques, liver problems and heart disease. This can easily be demonstrated by leaving say canola oil out in the sun for about 1-2 months or outside are. They will eventually become glue. It maybe faster if you heat them and then leave it out for a week. They become oxidized easily, while there is no effect on these chemical change using either lard or coconut oil, when they are similarly exposed. The other thing is to take lecithin one teaspoon a day with every meal and once before you sleep. One additional thing is to avoid late night dinners such as after 6 pm if possible. To get HDL up, you simply eat the yellow egg yolk and throw away the whites (they are anti nutrients and is used as antidote for food poisoning because of this binding ability). The yellow egg yolk consumed should preferably be still liquid. Of course the last suggestion the Chairman didn't follow because he was desperate to get all cholesterol figures down, and didn't bother consuming the egg yolk which would have raised his HDL. I believe he will soon as numbers are getting normal, assuming of course that he doesn't go back to drinking, or consuming vegetable oils used in cooking fried chicken, french fries and fats buildup also occur when you also consume the fructose, found in fruit juices, which I prefer to stay away if I wanted to get cholesterol levels down fast. 300 is fantastically high numbers and 200 or less are much more manageable. This remedy the Chairman did not take any statin drugs or any medication, as this shortens people's lifespan when they are on statins, and causes strokes while lowering the cholesterol level. Cheese and milk and dairy product is avoided as usual.
I am currently investigating the use of orange oils in reducing cholesterol in the blood. This comes from my experience in the cleaning industry where we use orange oils, or d-limonene, to remove heavy grease. Of course the orange oils is mixed say 20 drops per 2 teaspoon of granulated lecithin in a blender, mixed with 250 cc of water and is taken three times a day. This should in theory remove the rancid sticky oils from cooked vegetable oils that get recirculated inside the body.
In any event, no pharmaceutical drugs was used in my remedy in reducing any cholesterol was needed.
Regarding the use of niacin to reduce the cholesterol I believe is a risky venture. That's because it is true niacin reduces blood cholesterol, but in the 1930s it's been known that fact, what is not known is it increases liver cholesterol. To the displacement of cholesterol goes from the blood into the liver, causing liver damage. It's know well in the time release niacin, but in the 1930s there was no timed release niacin and it still does the damage to the liver. Hence I don't generally use niacin to reduce cholesterol. I however use niacinamide, which doesn't cause the flush, but the aim here is not the issue of cholesterol, but in the use against depression, anxiety and panic attacks, as well as suicidal depression, usually require 500 mg and takes about 45 minutes for it to take effect. As far as non flush niacin is concerned, Inositol Hexanicotinate, those don't reduce cholesterol either. However, the chemical properties of orange oil, whose main component is d-limonene, also found in lemon oil too, can dissolve heavy grease inside the body when mixed with an oil soluble lecithin to aid in the delivery to reduce overall cholsterol, especially the LDL, which are the stickiest of all the cholesterol and hardest to remove.
If it does reduce using the lemon oil or orange oil, it's best not to overdo that and I always think after doing for a month or so to take another blood test to make sure it's not overdone."Replies
12/22/2011: Lou from Elk Grove, Ca, Usa replies: "Can you please share your findings on the use of lemon and/or orange oil in combination with lecithin granules in terms reducing LDL and triglyceride. Also, do you think, this can be used along with oral chelation EDTA?? To hopefuls reduce the arterial plaque. What dose and what precautions do you recommend?
Your words of wisdom and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. God bless."
02/20/2012: Annie from Toledo, Oh replies: "In using orange oil for cholesterol where can I find it?"
04/10/2012: Barnard from Jakarta, Indonesia replies: "Hi, I agree with the exercise and a good diet able to knock off some LDL. I did the same, and mine after about 45 days was down from 130 (the upper range is 100) to 62.
Well, I put more time on exercises. I do it everyday and 2 times a day, consisting of walking, running and bicycling.
In addition, I watch my diet carefully. To add your effort of avoiding nasty cholesterol, I consume olive oil a lot. About 5-6 tablespoon a day. I consider this important since it boost HDL and also helps eliminate some LDL. Omega oil is also in my daily menu. My weight dropped by 30 lbs, accordingly I breath a lot easier now and feel much much better."
05/04/2012: Frances from Downey, Calif replies: "Thank u! Everyone, especially for the red yeast advice, after I took it I had heart pain. I'm going to take the oils and just lose the weight. Thanks again!"
07/09/2012: Starr4046 from Chandler, Az, Usa replies: "Hi, I went to the doctor today for my A1C diabetic check up. They took a fasting blood test and I was told that my LDL is 199 and my HDL is 56. My triglyceride is 271 and my non-HDL chol is 215.
Sitting in my doctor's office she is telling me to go back on Crestor - a statin. I am reluctant to do so, but my numbers are very high. One good thing is my A1C is 6.0 and that is coming down... Yeah me!!
I would like to try to get this down naturally. So I am going to start this remedy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated because my goal is to live healthy without as many prescribed medications as possible.
Thanks for your posts"
07/09/2012: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Hi Starr -My personal thoughts on this (after seeing what a statin did to my husband) are to NEVER take a statin. EVER. There are entire books on this subject. Please read one. It will frighten the living daylights out of you. I only read up on it after my husband showed signs of Early Onset Alzheimers after 3 months on a statin drug. Thank God it reversed when he stopped taking it.
If you must take a drug to lower your cholesterol (have you looked into red yeast rice? Google that). There are non-statin drugs out there too.... please do some research.
Do not let the doctor talk you into a statin. They should not even be allowed on the market in my opinion. There is a HUGE amount of money being made on the backs of the uninformed.... BILLIONS of dollars. It is just so wrong. Look it up.
Knowledge is power.
Best to you! :-)"
[YEA] 08/03/2012: Otelco from Scottsdale, Az replies: "My total cholesterol has always been around 220-240. Last year it was about the same but my HDL dropped from 60ish to below 40. My total/hdl ratio went to >6 putting me in high risk category. Read Ted's remedy and added egg yolk to diet on average of about 2 every other day or less. Had cholesterol retested with very significant increase in HDL. Ratio dropped to below 3.5 putting me in no risk category. LDL also went down. No other physical/dietary changes. Ted rules!"
10/10/2012: Laurie from Livonia, Mi replies: "Having reactions to cholesterol medications with muscles. Have been taken off medication for a week. I have read about taking lecithin. I purchased capsules, 1200 mg. first question is how many capsules equate to a teaspoon? Second question, if also taking meds for depression, is this safe. Would greatly appreciate some help. Thank you"
10/11/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Laurie, it's pretty much common knowledge nowadays that statin drugs deplete CoQ10 in the body, although it seems many docs are reluctant to advise supplementing CoQ10 or Ubiquinol. If you showed such pronounced symptoms in your muscles, it could be deduced that you are also at very high risk for heart attack (one of the side effects of statins). If you decide to supp CoQ10 also take Vit-E and Selenium.
Take the lecithin caps as directed on labels and also take a good complete B vit to boost your entire metabolic pathway (energy production). Also consider other effective Cholesterol lowering remedies like Red Yeast Rice, Niacin, Beta Sitosterol."
10/11/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "Also check out Niacin. Even conventional doctors are realizing it works for lowering cholesterol. I have seen people on 1000mg a day of Niacin (advised by a doc) but I would start slow. Start at 250 mg for a week. Step up at 250 mg at a time until you get a flush, and then make that your dose, not more. Take it late in the evening, several hours after your last meal so what you last ate won't influence your levels. If you take it right after/with a meal, you will 'feel the heat' a lot more esecially if you just ate bread, pasta, etc. Do not get "flush free" or reduced-flush niacin, it doesn't work. It needs to be regular Niacin!!"
10/11/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Laurie, Another thing you could consider to lower your cholesterol is chia seed. I'm not sure if you're familiar with it or not. Chia seeds have long chain triglycerides which help scrub cholesterol from the artery walls. In addition to being good for this reason, they also are a good source of fiber, help to make you feel full if eating too much is an issue, they're full of nutrition, decrease blood pressure and the list goes on. I drink them in a cherry juice which I started in the spring. They really help regulate you and also keep you hydrated because of their ability to hold liquid. I have given friends the chia pudding recipe which you can google online too. Anyway, hope this helps. Lisa"
[YEA] 06/02/2009: Brian from Fort Worth, TX: "low thyroid increased my total cholesterol to 756 and my tryglcerides to 461, after taking armour thyroid my total cholesterol went down to 261 and tryglcerides to 358."
[YEA] 07/16/2007: Chuck from Tukwila, WA: "I was reading where high Cholesterol can be fixed by taking 3000-5000 mg of vitamin C per day. The theory is cholesterol attaches itself to lesions in your blood vessels. The Vitamin C repairs the lesions thus allowing the body to flush the cholesterol that is not needed naturally. Further the articles stated Cholesterol is needed to heal nerves that get damaged. The statin drugs stop the body from making cholesterol thus the nerves don't get healed. I took a fall 2 years ago and no one can figure out why I am in pain. I have been on statin drugs for 4 years. My theory is I damaged nerves in the fall and the lack of cholesterol is not allowing my nerves to heal. I weaned myself off the Lipitor. And am taking 1500 mg 3 times a day of vitamin C. I don't know if it will work I hope so. But I have noticed my memory is getting better."