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Natural Remedies for High Cholesterol

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kyriacos (Greece)
5 out of 5 stars

hello, ...recently, about a week ago I took the initiative to look up cholesterol on Google, in hope of finding some natural treatment for my high cholesterol. ...and I stumbled across your site, which introduced me to 'apple cider vinegar' treatment. A treatment I have applied for a week now as directed, along with considerable garlic, each day. ...and my health in that one week has had a complete turn around. I haven't felt like this for over two years. I don't know if I owe it to apple cider vinegar or the combination of that, with garlic, but my health has made a complete turn around, in just one week. And although they tell me garlic can lower blood pressure I will keep this treatment up for a while, until at least I have brought my cholesterol down to normal levels. ...anyway, from deeply down in my heart I thank you greatly, because for over two years now I have been completely down health wise, which stressed me out considerably throughout that period, since I never felt any comfort in my state of health. ...thank you very much.

Posted by Richard (TN) on 07/23/2021

198 cholesterol is really not high because the desired range is under 200 but I do watch the HDL/LDL. And also watch the intake of transfat, sugar and junk foods in fast foods, pastries, soda pops etc.

Good luck with your health.

Daily Water Salad
Posted by Antrius Resius (Cyprus) on 07/10/2021 16 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I created this curement on my own.

Speak with your doctor before using this curement. Use this curement completely on your own responsibility (earthclinic or me, have no responsibility), since this is given as a suggestion.

It works directly for lowering Cholesterol, lowering Triglycerides, lowering blood pressure, cleaning fatty liver.


  • 1 garlic clove (2 grams about)
  • 2-3 grams of onion
  • 4-5 grams of celery
  • 4-5 grams of parsley
  • 4-5 grams of lettuce

Put this in a blender with water. Add some extra water after making the juice. You can use the juice in one or two glasses of water. It has difficult taste, but the results really worth it.

Drink within 7 minutes after extracting from the blender. One juice per day with 5 to 6 times per week.

This is my daily water salad. It keeps my analysis all within normal limits for years.

Brazil Nuts
Posted by Margie S. (United States) on 08/27/2019
5 out of 5 stars

A coworker of mine introduced me to Nutritionfacts.org. There is an article called Four Nuts Once a Month by Dr. Greger. I started eating 1 Brazil nut every day (even though the article said you would get the same results eating 4 nuts a month).

My results are as follows: I went from 224 down to 204 down to 136. I get mine already shelled at Trader Joes. They will always be a daily staple of mine. Brazil nuts are high in selenium.

Posted by Deborah (Winston Salem, Nc) on 07/22/2018

My doctor hasn't said anything except that he wishes his HDL was as high as mine.

I feel good.

Posted by Deborah (Winston Salem, Nc) on 07/22/2018


I just buy a bottle of it from Vitacost and take one pill a day so I don't get sinus infections. In the beginning I tried drinking the tea, many years ago, that stuff was horrible there's no way I could keep drinking it. Back in the 90s I got the Tea form from GNC stores.

Posted by Michael (Scotland) on 10/16/2018

Have you tried using a good omega 3 fish oils also plenty fruit and veg and leafy green veg important. Check up in beta glucans, a cholesterol lowering soluble fibre from oat bran and rough oat cakes.

Soy Lecithin
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 12/21/2017

See: https://ted.earthclinic.com/cures/cholesterol3.html

Hope this helps....Blessings Charity

Dietary Changes
Posted by Katkat (Lexington) on 12/19/2017
2 out of 5 stars

I'm on day 3 of a bone broth fast and had my work wellness check today. My cholesterol was thru the roof! I have kept track of my numbers for over 5 years and never had it anywhere close to this high. My theory is that my body is using stored fat for energy and so more fat was circulating in my bloodstream. Does this make sense? I already take 1000 mg niacin (with the flush) twice a day as well as 1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day. I cannot take red rice yeast, as it's so close to a statin that I get pain from it. I'm doing the bone broth fast for 4 days, then plan to add homemade dairy kefir to the broth for another 4 days in an attempt to fix my ibs. I now have a referral from work to see the dr about high cholesterol and this makes me just sick. I don't want to be on medicines but, as an at-will employee, they can get rid of me for this if I don't comply with the dr's suggestions. BTW, I've lost 30 pounds in the past year and only have 15 to go to reach my goal, so I can do what it takes. I've worked so hard at diet and exercise and now this! How depressing.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 12/23/2017 2084 posts

J: Lots of good on-line health-food stores will pop up on any search-bar, so you can find all the items in one place, at a good price, and maybe free shipping.

Vit-C w/ Rose Hips 1 or 2 grms per day (outside meals) and Lysine 1 grm day (with meal). Grapeseed Extract 50-100mg per day or maybe less if incorporate also other antioxidants like Selenium + Vit-E (broad spectrum) + CoQ10. The Sel, E, CoQ10 combo is very important at reducing the bad side effects of statin meds.

500 or 1000mg Methionine per day and must purchase & take B-12/Folic Acid separately. Non-gmo Sun Lecithin is best if can find in triple strength. Lecithin is a natural form of Choline so you can take a supplement of Choline/Inositol, although the Methionine will convert to choline so it's an issue of options.

Also, and must back up a few steps and consider a Gallbladder Cleanse. Cholesterol Gallstones cause Fatty Liver cause chronic high cholesterol. Lots of info here on E.C.

Do these suggestion and slowly tapper off the toxic meds and get health back.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (USA) on 01/22/2021

Yes, I do not want statins which is all a doctor offers me. I'm going for the lecithin, I was anyway, but when I read your post Art, with friends/family as witnesses as well, sounds good to me.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anon (Not Canada) on 10/10/2020

Iron. My cravings disappeared when I started taking iron supplements. If you are constantly munchy, try iron.

Garlic. Arsenic poisoning mimics diabetes. Detox for metals.

Niacin. (Niacinamide - the flush type) :


This link is about the niacin flush:



Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by EB (England) on 01/23/2021

Juice celery to lower your cholesterol.

One bunch a day for a few weeks then see what your levels are.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sam (Miami ) on 03/02/2021

Your cholesterol is perfectly fine. Besides, one number means literally nothing. Ratios are important. Lp(a) is important.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lily (Kelowna, BC) on 01/25/2021

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper in 1/3 c. of water, chase with /2 to 1c. of water for 2wks. after that once a week. I agree with low fat diet as well instead use flax seed oil, omegas, coconut oil.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ivybridge (TN) on 02/24/2021

Life Extension states that Metformin is a life extension drug.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (USA) on 02/26/2021 137 posts

Hello Art, good to find your post.

I got my Lecithin. It sure doesn't taste bad at all, and I could just chew it up in my mouth if I had to ;) I dissolved a tbsp of the granules in my decaf Green Tea (which I like to chill to make it ice-tea) I don't notice any difference in taste with that. It takes just a little time, maybe 15 min. to dissolve in the cold tea but people can use a blender to speed up the process if need be. I read it's good to do it for about 30 min. before I eat so am doing it that way. I hope it works, and I don't know if I should do the 3 tbsp, 3 x a day. I don't see anywhere you mention how much you used per day? I'll just keep taking some each day. I didn't get my Lecithin until this afternoon in the mail, so it has nothing to do with what happened to me this a.m. I have Type 2 diabetes just diagnosed Jan 20.

I cut my carbs way back to I think below 30g a day, I was so concerned about having something like Diabetes. Anyway, yesterday got to talk to a dietician, and leary of them as well but I listened. She encouraged me to eat more carbs, 30g per meal say. So I started that today. But from 6 a.m. to 9:15 I felt so good and healthy, lots of energy, and for the first time in weeks, no headache on awakening.

Then at 9:15 or so, I got the bad shakes, like the hypoglycemic thing I got as a kid when I didn't eat soon enough. Then a headache that didn't feel like any headache I'd ever had, so really clueless. I don't do this unless I know something is way wrong, I went to the emergency room, and all I got done was my blood pressure, temperature, checking stuff.

My blood pressure for the first time I know of in 68 years was 170/??, I can't remember the bottom number but it might have been 120, or not. I was just so upset because the waiting room was full, the inner exam rooms were full, sick people surrounding me, and I didn't stay as my head stopped hurting and I figured I wouldn't be seen anyway.

I plan to contact the clinic tomorrow and ask about my blood pressure, they are open on Saturdays. If this crazy new way of eating, high cholesterol, and of course high triglycerides are the cause of now, High Blood pressure, I can only hope I can find an answer for that here too. I'm 5'2" and right at 129, exercise regularly walking, never ate a whole lot of carbs and all this. Kind of overwhelming, but I trust alternative medicines/home-remedies over drugs and I won't give up. Thanks for your's and everyone's input on the site,

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (USA) on 02/27/2021 137 posts

That is interesting, but I think I mentioned here or was it on a diabetes forum?? Well anyway, I am willing to take the Metformin if it that last resort for caring for myself at home. If I end up in the hospital then I'll have to let them give me whatever. I just have found natural ways of "fixing" a lot of issues. The fact that Metformin has a very good track record, which I can see in your link, and have heard from other believers, is reassuring should I have to resort to a drug.

It actually seems good to me that Life Extension makes what seems to be a reliable alternative for people. It made me sick for 2 weeks, or, it was my physical issues. I don't know for sure at this point. I even quit my supplements and just to try without even those to see if it is just my body is sick with Type 2, high cholesterol/triglycerides, hypo-thyroid issues in the past (maybe again now, can't get tested yet for that), and now added to the pile, is about of high blood pressure. It was 170 over I think it was 110, but I haven't been able to get the recording of that from the hospital. My regular doc has to request it and I will be telling him on Monday about my Friday trip to emergency. I do thank you for the information, it was sort of a surprise as I didn't know Life Extension made prescription drugs.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (USA) on 03/03/2021 137 posts

This was truly an interesting article, Ivy. I hadn't read it until this a.m. Thank you for the link. I started the Meformin again, after stopping it at 3 weeks in, because I had some stomach discomfort they do speak of in possible side-effects. A problem in my mind was, those are mentioned as side-effects for the Type 2 Diabetes I was diagnosed with 4 weeks ago now. I do love alternatives and have had many work for me, but I am not against conventional medicine either. I wish it could all be taught to MDs. When the best fix for an upset stomach or many other things is ACV, why should a drug be prescribed? I know the answer, BIG Pharma. Well, interestingly enough, I am getting my foods in-line now and no ill effects from the Metformin so I'll continue on it. I know people have different experiences, different opinions, and different levels of knowledge about health. I do have an open mind about it all, then I choose what is best working for me. It's my body, only I know what all goes on, I couldn't begin to list and tell about the many issues, little things many of them, but still very vigilant. Thank you again.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by D (Usa) on 09/02/2016

I put mine in grapefruit juice to make it easier to drink and almost cannot taste it, unlike in water. Not good for your teeth straight, or your stomach. Also, I try to eat something before, even if it is just a small snack.

Multiple Supplements
Posted by Elle (Fresno, Ca) on 05/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

45 yr old female- In January 2015 my numbers were- 128/84 Blood Pressure (BP), 358 triglycerides and 238 cholesterol. Tested three months later in April, my numbers were 108/72 BP, 150 triglycerides and 170 cholesterol. My activity and weight remained the same (180), and I cut out a few servings of red meat and junk food per week. My nutritional supplements were: 1000 mg fish oil 3xday, 500 mg krill oil 1xday, 500 mg garlic pill 1xday, ACV pill 250 mg 1xday, 2000 iu D3 1xday, Now sunflower lecithin 1200 mg 2xday, and 200 mg COQ10 1xday and a multivitamin 1xday.

My doctor could not believe the results! High BP and AS run in my family. I am now at low risk for and heart or stroke issues.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Gertie (Va, US) on 12/17/2014

Per advice on EC, I have reduced my added sugar to practically nil. I don't eat food other than what I prepare, so that base is covered. I have started taking green tea extract + lemon oil + lysine in addition to my Apple Cider Vinegar and lecithin twice daily. I eat mainly vegetables w/ no added fats. Fats I do eat are coconut oil and maybe some olive oil (infrequently). I have been waiting to start the niacin till the weekend, in case I have unexpected side effects of these things. Will start w/ 50 mg for several days and work my way up (it lowers my bp too much and I faint if it's too high a dose). I lift weights several times/week, do qi gong daily and walk 2 mi/day. Anything else I should do? I want to get my cholesterol and triglyceride numbers in a good range by my next test mid-January. I don't have far to go, but want to do all I can (esp w/ holidays coming up, will be eating foods I don't usually eat, prepared by others so out of my control somewhat). Thanks.

General Feedback
Posted by Sam (Miami) on 12/13/2014

Cholesterol is not an enemy. Inflamation is. Google about PLAC test which is a new test for inflamation doctors know nothing about. Get tested via privatemdlab (all paperwork done online), it is under $100, they also offer monthly coupons.No need for a doctors requisition (except few states). I would also recommend you know your calcium serum and ferritin serum numbers by heart. It should be below 10.2 for calcium and 40-60 for ferritin. Anything above these numbers MUST be investigated. Remember, doctors go by lab.ranges, not functional ranges.Do not listen to doctors about ferritin normal ranges and do not wait and see if your calcium is above 10.1, have PTH blood test done. So cholesterol should be the last of your worries if calculated ratios are normal (as I recommended already)

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 08/27/2014

Some more information on Niacin. it's true that people will have differing flush reactions when taking higher dose niacin, but there are several other options open to you.

First, you can just try taking higher dose niacin at mealtimes.Taking it with food greatly lessens the flush effect because of slower absorption into the body with the food.

Secondly, you can take an aspirin 20 mins before you take the niacin. You will have very little, if any, flushing effects using this method.

Thirdly, you can supplement the no-flush niacin or inositol hexanicotinate which is the slow release niacin form that has no flushing effects at all. With this method you can take up to 1500 mgs twice a day with no side-effects.

Posted by Bebe (In) on 03/29/2016

My husband's doctor told him to start out with 100 mg everyday for the first two weeks then up the dose, to another 100 mg in another two weeks til you get up to the 500 mg dose level, then leave it at the 500 mg dose every day once a day, any more than that would affect your kidneys.

High Cholesterol Readings
Posted by Sam (Florida) on 06/07/2014

1) Unless your Chol. is over 300, no need to worry if ALL your ratios are within normal range.

2) Know your LP(a) level. If elevated, nothing you do will lower it, as it is a whole different ball game. LP(a) role is not known yet. It is produced in liver and destroyed in kidneys. Check your kidneys. People with elevated LP(a) have a chance to live to 100(and age slowly), as well as have increased risk of CVD. That is why scientists don't understand it.

3)Worried or concerned? Have PLAC test done. Can be done in any private lab without requisition. Cost under $100.

50% of heart attacks and ischemic strokes occur in patients with normal cholesterol.

The PLAC Test measures Lp-PLA2, an enzyme that, when elevated, indicates arterial inflammation, making heart attack or stroke more likely.

All we have to fear is fear itself.

High Cholesterol Readings
Posted by Lucia Maria (Pomona, New York) on 12/19/2014

You can LOWER your LDL! My cholesterol went from 294 (not food related) to 184 a few months later and now it is in the Normal range! The lowest after that was 162! Carrot Juice will work for everybody! At least an 8 oz glass a day will do it! Make your own or buy in any grocery store! I am having some as I'm writing this! Try it and you'll keep on having it! Carrot Juice does the body GOOD > Literally!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Supplements
Posted by Lynne (California) on 03/27/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I take the ACV with 100% Grape juice. This is also supposed to be good for high Cholesterol. In March 2013 my Cholesterol was 249. On May 6, 2013 I had a heart attack (only 56 yrs. old). Of course they put me on statins. I could not tolerate them at all. Legs felt like knives being stabbed in them, migraine headache and very weak, no energy. I immediately went to EC website and found that ACV (2X a day), Niacin(1X a day), Red rice yeast (1200mg 2X a day), Ginkgo (1 X a day), Vit D3 (1X a day) and B-12 (1X a day). I take these supplements throughout the day. My Cholesterol has dropped all the way to 186!!!!!!!

Understanding Cholesterol Test Results
Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 01/24/2014

Do not take Statins. They will damage your health. The reason they focus on cholesterol is because they will say it leads to heart disease. That is a lie. Look at the latest research regarding cholersterol and heart disease. ALmost everything they have said in the past is wrong. You can throw your cholesterol results in a basket. They aren't worth the paper they are printed on. I had cholesterol results of around 370 for over 50 years.

If you want good heart health, look into nattokinase, lumbrokinase and vitamin K2. There is a discussion on K2 within olive extract under blood pressure. How old are you by the way?

Understanding Cholesterol Test Results
Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 01/25/2014

I belong to a Yahoo group named "Stopped our Statins" where mainly statin damaged people go to share experiences. There are many members. I was a healthy, active 50 year old with high cholesterol and was put on a variety of statins, on and off, over a 10 year period. I stopped each one when I got to the point that I could no longer walk down my stairs without holding on to the railing. Each time my doctor would tell me with my family history, I might be like other patients who had heart attacks because they quit the statins. 14 - 20% of statin users will be damaged and some will develop statin induced autoimmune diseases, and that is what happened to me. It is said to actually alter the DNA in these cases. I also developed hypothyroidism, which no one else in my family has ever had. (There is said to be an epidemic of thyroid disorders and I wonder if we are reaping the statin rewards?) I can no longer sleep more than a couple of hours at a time, an actual concern for heart disease. Many suffer much more serious consequences, and after going to Johns Hopkins myopathy center for statin damage because their muscles have become wasted, have been told there is no answer for them. Our cardiologist on the group, along with other MD's, refuse to prescribe statins. They deplete CoQ10 in the body which leads to many problems down the road, especially with muscles, and of course the heart is a big muscle. They have about a 1% success rate for men who have had a previous heart attack, but no other group, including all women, derive any benefit from statin use.

Members believe the Mediterranean diet, or the Low carb diet may help with artery damage. Vitamin K2 will take calcium out of the blood vessels and direct it to the bones and teeth where it belongs. I take fish, black seed and sea buckthorn oil to keep my blood from clotting, and watch for high iron (causing sticky blood), which I can donate blood to overcome. You need cholesterol for every part of the body, especially the brain. It collects in arteries to repair damage that has already occurred. Meditation and yoga helps for stress. I don't know why people get heart disease, but cholesterol is not the reason, and statins are never the answer.

Understanding Cholesterol Test Results
Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 01/29/2014

I can't say exactly what you need but for most people Nattokinase should be sufficient. I myself take both nattokinase and serrapeptase because CFIDS causes chronic blood coagulation. I found thru experimentation over time that that combination works for me the best. I can actually feel it working in me. I'd look into MK7 vitamin K2 also because that may help keep the arteries free of calcium build up. Take with meal.

Lumbrokinase has clinical research behind it but is more expensive. No studies will be done on Nattokinase because it would hurt the financial interests of many synthetic blood clot removal products. I found nattokinase very effective for arteries so never bothered with lumbrokinase. Enzymes in general help with biofilms and dissolving various things in the body also. I also take bromelaine which acts on biofilm also. The only thing I can think of that I would maybe avoid is using aspirin on a daily basis with them. You will be fine playing with serrapeptase also.

Take the enzymes on an empty stomach. I take my enzymes all together in morning and before bed when stomachg empty. If one takes nattokinase once a day, they say the best time is before bed since blood has tendency to coagulate more when you lie horizontal. probably why many people have heart attacks in their sleep.

Understanding Cholesterol Jumps
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 01/03/2014

Dear Robin,

The spike up could just be a bad reading...that happens all the time. It's cheap to get another reading from an outside lab to confirm the aberrant jump.

I'm one of those who consumes Vitamin E (natural/ not synthetic) and so believe that cholesterol readings ... at least for me.... do not matter because the E keeps platelets "slick" as well as arteries and veins and hence foreign substances will not stick and form clots. Thus the damage that might happen will be kept from taking place. The problem with trying to keep cholesterol from forming by statin drug use misses the essential point that the body (the liver) intentionally makes cholesterol and cholesterol is essential for body health.

Google Dr.Ron Rosedale's " exposing the cholesterol myth" a you tube video...only 9 minutes long. Very informative.

Understanding Cholesterol Jumps
Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 01/03/2014

The reason people want to lower cholesterol is because of heart disease. People should be aware that medical studies concluded many years ago that there is no correlation between heart disease and cholesterol. Same with salt. People with low cholesterol die from heart disease at the same rate as people with high cholesterol.

Heart disease (and stroke) comes down to one thing - cleaning your arteries. You use fibrolytic enzymes like nattokinase and serrapeptase for that. You take them on emnpty stomach. They protect you from strokes and heart attacks. Cholesterol is there to protect you. If it wasn't for that, you'd be dead. Do the research. Even the so called "bad" cholesterol is turning out to be good. Stop worrying about cholesterol and focus on cleaning your arteries.

For your sciatica - Take a form of highly absorb-able Hyaluronic Acid on empty stomach. I know the Biocell formula works. This will replenish your synovial fluid.

Understanding Cholesterol Jumps
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 01/04/2014 2084 posts

Robin: I will second most of the advise posted and would particularly second Prioris's recommend for "artery cleanse" w/ systemic enzymes. This could be done taken once daily for the contents of the bottle at least once yrly.

Also, you should include some herbal liver support because the liver is the metabolic factory for cholesterol (as one poster verified). Here's a list: Milk Thistle Seed, Artichoke Leaves, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Yellowdock Root, Beet Root. Try to find an otc product w/ as many of these herbs in combination as possible. These will increase bile flow which also increases the solubility of fats. Triple strength lecithin also increases the solubility of cholesterol.

Understanding Cholesterol Jumps
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 01/04/2014

Hi Robin... Regarding the problems of high total cholesterol, I do not follow the modern medical belief that high total cholesterol is bad, bad, bad.

Current opinion concerning healthy cholesterol levels follows The Lipid Theory which assumes that fats, particularly saturated fats, are bad for you.

I prefer Linus Pauling's Unified Theory concerning cholesterol which seems to make much more sense. Here is a comparison of these two theories given in a very easy to understand document which was written by a knowledgeable pharmacist that might help you to understand these two points of view:

Comparing the Unified Theory with the Lipid Theory

In your own case, your total cholesterol certainly has suddenly risen considerably. Cholesterol is needed in the body to help build and to help repair damaged cells. Therefore a sudden high rise in total cholesterol tells me that there might be damaged tissue or a damaged organ (not necessarily the heart) in your body -- which has caused the sudden rise in needed cholesterol.

Since you are also having menopause problems(you are taking Primrose oil) this could also be causing your cholesterol levels to suddenly fluctuate. Cholesterol is also essential to manufacture hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.

The best way to help both your cholesterol and menstrual issues or changes would be to supplement lugols iodine or Iodoral(lugol's iodine in a pill). Iodine helps to balance the hormones by converting estrone (strong psuedo-estrogen) to estriol (weak estrogen).

The iodine, when combined with the niacin that you are taking, should also help to safely lower cholesterol levels and also help reduce any menstrual issues.

If you decide to take the Iodine Protocol then you should take all the iodine companion nutrients as advised in this document:

A Guide to Supplementing Iodine

Understanding Cholesterol Jumps
Posted by Robin (Rural, Va) on 01/04/2014

Thank you for everyone's suggestions. I will make a plan.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 12/04/2013 88 posts

I brought down my cholesterol from 298 to 178 within a month by: taking 2T of metamucil and 2T of granular lethicin 2-3 times a day, also a few good multi vits/minerals-- my doc was amazed but she only focused on the metamucil and not the lethicin. Hope this is a help to you.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Rick Davis (Va) on 12/04/2013

Why trying to get my cholesterol levels down? Because I want to, that's why. Why do you bother to ask? You don't see any problem with cholesterol, so you don't want to lower it. I do want to lower mine. I don't owe you a reason why. If you don't have anything to offer, why bother posting?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mike 62 (Denver, Colorado) on 12/08/2013

Happy and Prioris: You are right. A good liver makes good cholestrol that stays in suspension. A bad liver makes bad cholestrol that oxidizes and solidifies.

Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 11/18/2013

Hello Elaine,

Yes, the problems are from the statins...or so assume. Good you got off when you did.

Suggestion on dealing with the continuing problem, eg neck etc.

To get the statins out of you, cleanse. I mean deep cleanse. There are different cleansers The best to get to the cellular level, lemon drink while fasting. Six lemons cut in half and squeeze a half in purified glass of water. Twelve glasses of that a day; so six lemons daily...for ten days. By the third day, you'll be visiting rest room every thirty minutes; the lemon will clean out down to the cellular level. Also you'll knock out any kidney stones you happen to have.


Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 11/07/2013

Statin drugs will damage ones health over the long term.

High cholesterol is a manufactured health problem. It makes no sense why you should be concerned about cholesterol. High cholesterol may be a tip off that you have blood coagulation problems. I have had cholesterol near the 400 range for over 50 years. I'm not the least bit concerned about it because I know it is an imaginary problem.

Assume that you have mycoplasma, you could try erythromicin, borax and other things.

You would also have blood coagulation problems. I would strongly suggest fibrolytic enzymes like nattokinase and serrapeptase since it addresses the core problem. Experiment to see what combination is the best.

You do not need to take the Red Rice since it isn't addressing the core problems.

You talk about oxidative damage then why not take astaxanthin. it is a very powerful anti-oxidant. Take at least 8-12 mg per day

Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 11/08/2013

Thanks for clarification regarding pulmonary fibrosis.

The things I have come up with and you probably already know about:

  • N-Acetyl L-Cysteine
  • Systemic enzymes
  • Nebulized Glutathione
  • Serrapeptase
  • Acetyl Glutathione

I would think you'd want to take the enzymes probably 3 times a day

Cholesterol Testing
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 11/02/2013

Hello Beth from Atlanta,

Re: your concern about cholesterol

Good News! The "medical/drug industry" has propogated a myth about cholesterol. The FACT is that cholesterol is absolutely necessary for health in the human body. The Good News is that you do not have to be concerned about cholesterol levels. In fact, if you want to think of it this way, if the Doc tells you that you have "hight cholesterol" just respond..."That's GOOD. Got to have that cholesterol. Both HDL and LDL. High cholesterol is good for me."

The truth is:

Cholesterol is made by the liver and transported in "shuttles" out of the liver (protein suttles) called LDL and after the body uses the cholesterol which was carried by the LDL protein box cars for proper body functioning (especially the brain needs cholesterol) then HDL shuttles carry the used cholesterol back to the liver for reprocessing.

The test that is performed on us by the industry ... the test that gives us cholesterol levels is a measurement not of the cholesterol level in our body but of the "shuttles"....and 95 percent of the folks who just read that think I must be mistaken:

So here is the youtube to read the MOST informative 9 minute analysis of the truth I've come across. Google: "Dr. Rosedale cholesterol youtube" and you'll find his 9 minute video.

Here is one of the points in this amazing video: The tests for cholesterol given to us is not measuring cholesterol but rather the "shuttles" which are not the cholesterol itself. The cholesterol tests are giving you "shuttle" reading, not the cholesterol/fat reading. Really....look at the Rosedale video.

There is some argument that very small cholesterol (which is not measured by 99 percent of all cholesterol tests) could be a source in "sticking" to the "gap junction" in the lining of the arteries thereby oxydizing and inflaming to produce ultimately blockage/plaque. But the real culprit is not the small ldl, says Dr. Rosedale, (overcome by proper diet of good raw foods) ... the real culprit is SUGAR ... good old deadly white sugar.

The effort, therefore, to make people afraid of LDL levels is totally misplaced...we MUST have LDL suttles to carry cholesterol throughout our bodies...I say MUST have it...or we will see a collapse of the body system. The rise in dementia in the last twenty years is likely due to a rise in the use of statin drugs.

Statin drugs keep the liver from producting cholesterol; and remember cholesterol is good for us. The whole effort to 1. Measure cholesterol is at best a misunderstanding of what is actually being measured (remember the cholesterol reading is NOT a cholesterol reading...it is a "shuttle" reading...LDL and HDL are NOT cholesterols) and 2. the body must have cholesterol to function. We will die without cholesterol.

So how do we keep the blockages from taking place? Isn't the probem fats? No...

Well, remember, the biggest culprit is ...again-sugar. So break the sugar habit and the sugar related cravings.

I thought I'd never get rid of the sugar cravings until I understood that the hypothalymus is the key to telling the body what to do relative to metabolism; In one day I ended my cravings. I used in the morning on an egg, olive oil and no sugar at all in the morning. For lunch I eat anything but with a teaspoon of olive oil somewhere in the mix and again at night a good oil, such as grape seed oil. No sugar at night. The next day you'll find your cravings are gone. Repeat the "good oil" use every day. The good oil can be used on anything of course; not just on an egg. I usually drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil on a third piece of whole wheat bread and I've found I'm not hungry until lunch...no cravings. The hypothalymus will respond by not using the easy to metabolize sugar and instead will be told to use oils (like my body fat) instead. Cravings end.

So please look at the "Dr. Rosedale youtube" video. Only nine minutes and you will go away wondering how so many "smart" folks in the medical industry could be so incorrect about such a fundamental issue.

Now next in the "how to keep plaque from forming" analysis: God designed us to consume foods that give us natural Vitamin E...not synthetic E...and the E has the effect of making sure the lining of arteries and veins are not tacky, which allows plaque formation if they are sticky. Even our blood can get think and sticky and E keeps that from happening. So if I get enough E, then the blood is thinned and not thick. Thus I do not need asprin. God made E to do that for us. And even if we get plaque formation, the E keeps inflamation at a minimum because E is an anti oxident. E also assists in oxygen carrying and thus helps all muscles (heart) to stay healthy. (Two big issues in cardio health: Plaque formation and oxygen delivery. A problem with either two can kill you.) I take 800 IUs daily of natural E. E has been milled out of most foods and soil depletion has taken it out of other sources; at least in the quantities we need. But at 800 IUs E is serving a theraputic function. That is, there is a longevity issue at high levels of E usage. So if you are not attempting such theraputic levels, a person should at least get 200 IUs daily. The natural E...NOT synthetic like you get at a drug store.


Cholesterol Testing
Posted by Beberobozo ( New York) on 11/03/2013

I am 59 years old female and you would think a doctor would check for plaque in the arteries or do that new test for plaque instead of many invasive tests. I have high blood pressure and taking meds and some other alternative things but doctors never want to get at the root of it.. It could be so many things but why not rule out some things and all. They do blood work but never finding root causes. I am assuming its to sell medication.. what are your thoughts?? Thank YOU.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Lorene A (Montgomery, Tx) on 10/01/2013

RED YEAST RICE, according to research findings from Dr. Mercola (internet), RYRice is a STATIN drug. We were very surprised and were using as this information was not divulged. It is Lovastatin (Mevacor and Altocor). So if you believe you are taking a natural supplement - Surprise! Provided your tests after statin drugs were good, you are better off to NOT take anything for cholesterol, eat heallthy and take lots of vitamins. Statins are a danger to the liver, as we all know. Same goes for Red Yeast Rice. Manufacturers are very clever hiding the statin facts. Also if the RYR contains citrinin, it is dangerous. Should be removed. Again that information not found on most supplements on the market. Good cholesterol is one of our best friends and is vital componet of every cell membrane. Eat healthy to maintain good cholesterol levels. Love this site - very beneficial. I go no where else to get natural remedies. Wonderful site!

High Cholesterol and Heart Disease
Posted by Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 06/19/2013

The reason people want to lower cholesterol is because of heart disease. People should be aware that medical studies concluded many years ago that there is no correlation between heart disease and cholesterol. Heart disease comes down to one thing - cleaning your arteries. You use fibrolytic enzymes like nattokinase and serrapeptase for that. They protect you from stroles and heart attacks. Cholesterol is there to protect you. If it wasn't for that, you'd be dead. Do the research. Even the so called "bad" cholesterol. Stop worrying about cholesterol and focus cleaning your arteries.

High Cholesterol and Heart Disease
Posted by Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 06/21/2013

There are scars and plaque build up but the fibrolytic enzymes scrub the plaque build up from the arteries away. I think anti-inflammation nutrition may possibly keep inflammation down while the fibrolytic enzymes do their work faster but that would be just a guess. I need to take both nattokinase and serrapeptase for my particular situation. I found that thru experimenting over a couple years. In the end, we try to fit what we learn from other people to our own health situation.

High Cholesterol and Heart Disease
Posted by Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 06/23/2013

You're thinking of Serrapeptase. It also is known for eating scar tissue build up in the body. Nattokinase is totally a natural substance of the body. It helps clear away the plaque build up. The body will only use whatever it needs. China has done thousands of studies on fibrolytic enzymes. They work. Most people should do fine with just Nattokinase.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Audry (Ca) on 11/19/2014

You would stir in a pinch with your ACV and water.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mikell (Louisville, Kentucky) on 11/29/2014

So, it should be taken with ACV. I thought that it is an alternative to the ACV and water combo. Thanks a bunch for the reply.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lisa (Hb., Ca) on 03/14/2015

I started taking Apple Cider Vinegar in my smoothies, is that a good idea?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dona (Michigan) on 05/01/2015

I also put a Tablespoon of local raw honey in my drink.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 05/29/2013 2084 posts

Migs: Thanx for posting your success story. I suppose that ACV works in several ways to accomplish this feat of lowering cholesterol. One, it buffers excess acid production (acidosis severely depletes enzymes). Two, stimulation of digestion (especially the bilary). Three, ACV kills Pathogens like Candida. Four, it stimulates metabolism (revs up the krebs cycle).

Oat Straw Tea
Posted by 1947hoppy (Indiana, United States) on 04/12/2014

Though I have oatmeal for breakfast on most days, supplemented with coconut oil, nuts, blackstrap molasses, nuts and yogurt. My cholesterol dropped some, but not enough to make the doctors happy. Even though I don't buy into the "one size fits all" cholesterol numbers that the drug companies promote to the medical profession, I did think it would be a good idea to bring my numbers in line a little better, but naturally.

I had read somewhere about 'oat straw tea', so I thought I would give it a try. Straw in my area, goes for about $3 a bale, which would presumably make a lot of tea. I use disposable tea sacks, but a tea ball would suffice.

I have blood work done on a regular basis for my heart and thyroid. After drinking a cup or two of 'oat straw tea' every evening for several months, my blood work showed a drop of 30 points in my LDL, a 15 increase in HDL and triglycerides also dropped correspondingly.

I stopped drinking it, though I don't remember why, and the numbers returned to where they had been. Not good. So, I started drinking it again.

This time around, LDL went from 135 to 95, HDL went from 40 to 55 and triglycerides dropped from 65 to 35.

Both times, the ONLY thing that changed was the use or lack of use of the 'oat straw tea'. I was amazed. The beauty of 'oat straw tea' is that it is simple, cheap and there are NO harmful side effects.

I strongly encourage others to give this a try. If you don't have a farmer close by that grows oats, you can buy OST online in bulk and use your own strainer. I've tried other natural methods to lower cholesterol and never saw such positive results. You get the benefit of the oats without the carbs. I brew it by the pot, along with my favorite herb tea, and keep the leftovers in the fridge for my wife to drink as iced tea. Oh yeah, her numbers all dropped also.

Nigella Sativa
Posted by Art (Tustin, Ca. USA) on 03/05/2013
5 out of 5 stars

A recent human study that tested Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin Seed), an increasingly popular supplement, for its cholesterol lowering effects and had some positive results. They tested three different dosages over a 12 week period. The dosages were one gram per day, two grams per day and three grams per day. The two gram dose proved to be the most effective dose and was able to lower LDL cholesterol ( the bad one) and raise HDL cholesterol ( the good one) while lowering triglycerides! That's pretty impressive and there is a definite need for a supplement capable of doing just this with a good safety profile....... unlike the statins which can have some fairly serious side effects in some people.


Another recent human study also using Nigella Sativa, found that it is also capable of lowering high blood pressure. That's quite a combination!


Nigella Sativa (NS) is available at most on line vitamin suppliers as well as local health food stores and is reasonably priced as supplements go at the tested dosages in these two studies. NS has shown other potential health benefits and the number of studies are increasing. NS has been used in alternative medicine in other parts of the world for ages. I was able to find NS in 400mg capsules at 60 capsules per bottle for less than $4 online from a popular supplier. To reach the most effective dose in the cholesterol study would require 5 capsules per day or about 35 cents or less per day if my math is correct.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kay (In The Valley, Ca) on 02/07/2013

I have just started reading a book called "The Cholesterol Myth", written by two doctors I saw interviewed on Dr. Oz. I would suggest that before he takes too much of those statin drugs, you read the book. It's pretty eye opening. Good luck to you.

General Feedback
Posted by George (Andover, Kansas) on 11/14/2012

You can also try vitamin c. I was able to drop my cholesterol from 238 to 134 in one month.1000mg. time release-5 times a day. Check on Linus Pauling therapy.

Posted by Wayne (Huntington Beach, Ca Usa) on 04/04/2012

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!

Posted by Cameron (Brisbane, Qld, Australia) on 02/05/2012

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.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 08/16/2021 137 posts

Insulin resistance is taking place long before (years even) High Blood sugar is detected. See Dr. Benjamin Bikman books and videos on Youtube. Also, Keto is a wonderful way to eat, so lots of videos on that by Dr. Berg, and MANY studies. Also, Dr. Pradip Jamnadas, MD videos on Youtube.

Orange Oil
Posted by Linda (San Francisco, Ca, Usa) on 12/03/2011

To Mark from La Jolla, If you get an Organic Orange, wash it well, trim off the blossom end and the stem end and discard them (unseen pests can reside there), chop the orange up unpeeled and throw the whole thing in the blender with some pure distilled water, there will be Orange Essential Oil in the resulting blend.

The essential oil of the orange fruit resides in the orange-colored zest of the peel.

Regards, Linda

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rita (Navarre, Ohio) on 10/12/2011

My Dr. told me if you take 1 baby aspirin before taking niacin there will be no flushing and it works great.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Scotch.irish (Holden, Mo) on 11/06/2012

I work in a Dr.'s office and Pharmaceutical companies also give very nice catered meals to Dr's and staff. (besides just samples.) But I do love this site and look through it often!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Janice (Conn.) on 02/13/2017

Tried Red Yeast Rice for a while. Went to a doctor visit, and they told me I had blood in my urine. I immediately thought of the Red Yeast Rice, and told them I was taking it. They told me to discontinue and return for another urine specimen in a week. I did, and everything was fine.

Book Reviews
Posted by Gtcharlie (La, Ca, Usa) on 06/22/2010

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: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/statin-induced-neuropathy.html

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 05/01/2010

Don't be too hung up on cholesterol levels. Things don't seem to be as they make you believe they are. I have just ordered a book because I want to read more about it. Be careful because lowering your cholesterol too much seems to be harmful. Especially for older people, there are researches showing that lowering the cholesterol can have bad side effects. Right now I don't know what to think but I want to read more just in case one day a doctor wants to put me on medicines. One should be able to trusts doctors on all matters concerning our health but unfortunately that is not possible!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sathiananthen (Singapore) on 02/14/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking ACV for almost some time now. Reason high cholesterol and so on. My reading taken on the 23/10/09
Cholesterol 7.73, Trigleycerides 1.33, HDL-C 0.94, LDL-C 6.19 and Chol: HDL Ratio 8.22 all in mmol/L measurment. I went on an offensive method thats ACV 2 cap full, Lemon 2 teaspoon and 1 teaspoon of honey with pipping hot water drinking slowly.

Current result taken on 07/01/2010
Cholesterol 4.63, Trigleycerides 1.55, HDL-C 1.05, LDL-C 2.88 and Chol: HDL Ratio 4.41 all in mmol/L. For me it works well but in term of loosing weight I don't see much. I introduced ACV to my Manager who has the same problem and never once see his result pass from the test. After my advise and taken for 3 or 4 weeks on daily basics last week result out shine my report.

Those with high cholesterol please try but please check with your doctors advise. I tried after reading from the net on the benefits. One important thing I was on medication too for cholesterol (Lovastatin). My managers report was the thing which confirm of ACV coz he never see a better result in all his testing.

Thanks, Sathia

EDTA Chelation
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn Usa) on 02/01/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Ya'll doin, Thought I had the bull by the tail on a down hill drag, but it appears that is not the case. As a few of you know, I have been a reader and a contributor for a couple of years. I was late at this health stuff but hit it hard for the last five years. At 73, I and having and anti aging doctor and a chelation doctor, I decided to go get a jowl lift soes I could match up with my good lookin spouse of 50 years. At my age the anastegeologist was nervous and and wanted to do another EKG. It was not good, and they shut down the procedure and shipped me off to a cardiologist. This guy is gov approved.

He said he had not been sued in 32 years because he only does what the AMA approves. It pissed him off that I had
been referred by a high dollar cosmetic surgeon who was going to make me pretty. It pissed him off that I had been doing Chelation so I did not have to mess with his type. He gave me a lecture on why we should just age normally and not let an anti aging Doctor modify our hormones and blood work soes we don't get all these old age diseases. He then proceeded to give me a satin drug for Cholesterol without blood work nor asking me what my tests were. How 'bout that for science ? My Cholesterol is 156 with a 57 HDL and a 99 LDL. Tests that most 73 year olds would pray for.

I went back to my Chelation Doctor, a Thoracic Surgeon, who got tired of cutting off folks arms and legs in the early 90's and found chelation. I am back into EDTA Chelation. In my group last Thursday, I asked who they were using as a cardiologist? None... done done that and the procedures only lasted a few years. This is by-pass and stints, etc.
They rely on chelation to keep them perkin. Anyways, I's searching Earth Clinic for any help. Know to do Magnesium, ACV, Cayenne and breathing stuff. Just know that most doctors are only interested in their next vacation trip to Europe.

Red Yeast Rice
Posted by Olddude (Tn) on 08/19/2018 21 posts

Check out Whole Food Plant Diets,, your heart should be fine on it...

Red Yeast Rice
Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 08/20/2018

Hi Susan...I used to be able to buy red yeast rice when I was living in Luzon in the Philippines but have since moved to Cebu. There are also several other effective ways to help reduce high cholesterol. Here is a short list of recommendations for you:

* Take Ted's protocol to reduce high cholesterol.

* Take Chanca piedra(CP) tea on its own three times a day or supplement CP capsules(500mg) three times a day with meals. Chanca piedra safely lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, reduces blood sugar, protects the liver and does so much more for your health.

* Take niacin (100mgs to 500mgs three times a day always with meals). If the niacin flush is too much for you then just reduce the dosage. Niacin acts to unclump sticky blood(it does this electrically) to help reduce blood pressure safely.

And here's a video by Dr Joel Wallach on the causes and cure for high cholesterol problems:

Joel Wallach -- High Cholesterol

Baking Soda
Posted by Rena (Mineral Bluff, Georgia, USA) on 09/27/2009

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.

Baking Soda
Posted by Maria (El Paso, Tx) on 09/27/2009

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

Baking Soda
Posted by Paul (Nashville, Tn) on 12/24/2009

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Alan (Oldham, Lancashire) on 06/28/2009

Having read a vinegar book i was later diagnosed with both boarder line diabetes and high cholestrol remembering the recipe i tried to reduce my cholestrol problem by use of ACV

the recipe is as follows:

2 cups of black grape juice
1 cup Apple Juice
1/2 cup ACV

mix, chill and drink 1/2 to 1 cup before your largest meal every day.

best to use concordia grapes they have the best tanin level. a good apple juice not consentrate gives fibre and the ACV. (dont use shop bought ACV for salads). unable to find a good local supplier i used ACV from a equine supplier fit for human consumption
my benifits are reduced weight, more energy, reduced lathergy and finding i also dont have 3AM hot sweats no more, just waiting for a blood test results for my cholestrol fingers crossed. Hopeful male

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Alan (Oldham, Lancashire) on 09/06/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Update to previous publication: Apple Cider vinager, Recent blood test results back have shown excellent results (doctors words) previously 10.8 now 4.2 triglycerides, previously 6.2 cholestrol now 5, also lost 1 stone of weight but must start doing execise (not). A slight modification on the recipe i dont have the apple, i have increased the purple grape slightly with the cider vinager because what was not explained to me is i have boarderline diabetes and cholestrol taking the apple may increase my sugar level also since my blood test i have lost a futher 1lb in weight, over 5 months anyone trying these recipes good luck