Last Modified on Jan 21, 2015
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is an organic lipid molecule that helps regulate what passes through animal cell membranes and is necessary for the creation of vitamin D, bile, and steroid hormones. Our bodies naturally produce cholesterol (making up about 75% of our blood cholesterol), and we obtain the rest we need through our food (though this lipid is only found in organisms with livers); we need our cholesterol to stay healthy. It's important to know that cholesterol is categorized into two groups: high-density lipoproteins (HDL, popularly called the good cholesterol) and low-density lipoproteins (LDL, popularly called the bad cholesterol).
High cholesterol levels, especially elevated LDL levels, have become a central health concern - though whether or not that particular focus on our health is entirely well-founded is now up for debate. High cholesterol blood levels can leave fatty deposits in your arteries and cause heart disease. Nevertheless, health tips from the Earth Clinic community can help you find ways to lower your cholesterol levels naturally.
Lower Cholesterol Naturally
We have over 50 natural and home remedies that have been submitted and discussed to cure high cholesterol. At the top of the list is apple cider vinegar, followed by red yeast rice, coconut oil, and you can also find low cholesterol diet ideas. We encourage you to share your experience with us, as well as bring forward new home remedies to be shared with the world.
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Apple Cider Vinegar for High Cholesterol
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Teaspoon
- Filtered Water - 8 to 10 Ounces
To quickly lower your overall cholesterol levels, take the Apple Cider Vinegar tonic 2-3 times daily with your meals. Start out with one tsp. of apple cider vinegar stirred into a tall glass of water (optionally add a natural sweetener), and slowly increase the amount of vinegar to as much as 2 tablespoons per glass according to your body's needs.
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My LDL is too high. How should I be taking Apple Cider Vinegar to lower it?