Last Modified on Feb 10, 2015
Lecithin is a non-toxic fatty compound occurring naturally in animal and plant tissues. This organic health supplement can lower cholesterol levels, making it a natural alternative to prescription drugs and helping us to stay away from "statins" side effects. Lecithin effects can vary from person to person but there are numerous uses for lecithin: depression, anxiety, and even eczema.
Ted on Lecithin for Natural Detox
"An alternative to oil pulling is possible without use of Oil Pulling, which is Granulated Lecithin, which is a more effective form of oil pulling. Since Granulated lecithin is a fat emulsifier, it virtually pulls the oil out of the system by literally solubilizing it, and the fat is then excreted via the stool, as well as free heavy metals too, which are oil soluble because they are hydrophobic. Supplemental Lecithin should be taken at least 1 tablespoon a day. It is the literal method of oil pulling where the oil gets pulled from the body, instead of using the oil to pull out the toxins, while the body accumulates more vegetable oils."
On this page are several user submitted remedies and discussions of lecithin. Our readers' most popular use of lecithin is for the treatment of herpes, and Ted gives a fantastic overview of lecithin as a fat emulsifier (help your body break down fat in the diet). Let us know your experience using lecithin!
Can anyone tell me if you have to eat dandelion flowers with anything else to get the lecitin value from them? I was looking it up and find references to having to drink milk too? I don't drink milk or eat soy(as much as that is possible to avoid) but want to help my liver with lecitin. thanks
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10/25/2013Posted by Tee (Chicago, Il) on 03/28/2009
I just wanted to know can you add it to foods such as soup or take it straight up?Replied by Maureen
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
03/29/2009Posted by Kaybe (Bristol, TN) on 01/24/2009
Concerning Lecithin for Detox: I understand to take granulated lecithin for 5 of 7 days to detox the body from a lifetime of heavy metals, etc. Should this be taken regularly, forever, or just every so often for detox?Posted by Patricia (Elmont, New York) on 01/11/2009
Please add a new topic for lecithin. I remember reading some comment from Ted where he mentioned lecithin pushing instead of oil pulling. Cannot find it anywhere. Do we use the lecithin same way as sesame oil or do we just ingest it? Thank you.Replied by Ted