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High Cholesterol Level Remedies

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Posted by Shaggdew (Mansfield, Mo.) on 12/12/2014

Hello all: ok this is the first time posting, so please bear with me a few years ago. I had to go in and get a check up first time in years. Dr told me I had high cholesterol. I believe was like 140, ok he put me on atorvastatin 40 mg* didn't think much about it. Really didn't pay much attention to any effects, didn't take every day, which with trying to get kids up an going and trying to get out the door my self. Just forgot, really, but so on went back year later another check up. Went up to like 152 or something like that which didn't bother me; it did to the doc though. But at the same time had mentioned I had this itchy feeling on my ears that was driving me nuts.

Also mentioned had a hard time sleeping and some other things which with some older injuries wasn't concerned which make it hard to sleep at times. As time progressed, really then started noticing other things also. So not too long ago did some miner research on the medication I'm on so tried a test. Went off medication for a month or so, itching subsided and some others thing.

We're getting less of a problem some what so went back on it again and sure enough it all started back. Ok had a new visit with doc. or should say new dr in the office and yep went up to 170 and she mentioned that it had gone down to 132 the year before. Mentioned what I noticed and had done asked, about a more natural remedy, gave me a couple suggestions but still made out a new prescription for crestor 10mg* so I'm checking into a natural way of lowering.

Stopped by heath food store in the next town over, talked to them got some ideas to try and found on this site about ACV. I'm going to try ACV tomorrow but with the grape juice idea I thought i'd post this to tell anyone what I've done. I have to go back to drs. in March and will come back here to post what effects comes of it. I'm not going to change any eating habits so it will be normal living situation so let's see what happens. Thanks all for info and good luck. Have a good day.

Replied by Sam
Miami, FL
12/13/2014

If your total cholesterol(tc) is below 300 and all ratios are normal why do you take medication? Total cholesterol is useless number by itself. here is online calculator www.hughcalc.org/chol.php

Replied by Sam
Miami
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 Ellie (Sarasota, FL) on 10/03/2014

Chris Masterjon, PhD in nutritional science is a leading expert on cholesterol, lipids and more. This is the link to his articles and blogs. TONS of information, much of which contradicts mainstream science.

http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/


Posted by Atul (Sterling, Tx) on 02/05/2013

Cholesterol: Could not find the post I was reading yesterday that talked about milk thistle for curing the liver damage? Can anyone suggest about it. Also, b/w sunflower lecithin or soy lecithin which is better? Where can we find milk thistle and sunflower lecithin and how do we take it? Indeed a v. helpful and a great site for natural cures.

EC: Try here: http://earthclinic.com/herbs/milk-thistle.html#LIVER

or here: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/liver_damage2.html#MILKTHISTLE


Posted by Sharon From Washington (Washington, Mo) on 11/13/2012

Ted or anyone who knows about the supplement lecithin. What is a good granulated lecithin. Are there certain things to look for when you buy lecithin so you know you are getting a good product. They have egg yolk lecithin are soy bean lecithin and non gmo lecithin. What do you recomend for for high ldl cholesterol. Thanks sharon

Replied by Lecithin Helped
West Coast, Ca
11/14/2012

Colloidal lecithin. Find at your local health food store liquid form of lecithin. It digests better. Just a spoonful a day, and it soothes, calms, provides nutrition to nerves. Also keep bananas and cantaloupe or honeydew melon in the diet. If liquid lecithin is hard to swallow alone, stir it into orange juice or similar. Best to you.

Replied by George
Andover, Kansas
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 Hal (Redlands, Ca.) on 05/11/2009

vascular concern: I read a study that when the blood is highly oxygenated, the LDL, ( bad cholesterol), can produce more plaque that sticks to the sides of the vessels. If you have plaque build up issues, you should be concerned with this side effect. What do you think?


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Posted by Billie (Atwater, OH) on 11/13/2006
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Well about 7 months ago i started taking ginger root juice, that i juiced with my juicer and i did it because i had vertigo, i read on the internet that this is good for spells of vertigo well with that even though i still have small spells of this vertigo i had high cholesterol, that was 311, well when i went back to the doctor got blood test again. to my surprise it was lower by 100 points now 216, i don't know if it was the ginger root but i will keep drinking it and in 6 months when i get blood work done again we will see. better then taking the medicine.


Good Cholesterol  

Posted by Annie (Chicago, Il) on 02/19/2010

Thanks for this site but can any one tell me how to bring up my good cholesterol. i have between 25 and 29. i am told women must have at least 50. i am 61 year old black woman with a miriad of complains including high blood preasure whose medication has given me a yellowing of the skin on some parts of my face. i also have high thyroid which is now almost in remision after treatment. i have refused to go on medication for two years and i think my doctor is getting fed up with me. i used the cabage leaves treatment only last night and my sore knee and elbow feel better! please me with the good cholesterol. thanks and god bless

Replied by Yelena
Santa Cruz, Ca
04/02/2010

I think coconut oil will be a great solution to your problems. 2-3 tb spoons a day should be good. Try eating it with your bread or crackers, or mix it into smoothies, or just have it as a desert. It is just yammy!

EC: People typically work up to that dosage quite slowly!

Many side effects reported as well: http://earthclinic.com/remedies/coconut_oil.html

Replied by T
Maryland, Usa
04/03/2010

Annie, if by "high thyroid" you mean hyperthyroid (overactive), then DO NOT take coconut oil as the other poster suggested. The last thing you need is something that will stimulate the thyroid.

Replied by Andrea (former Registered Nurse)
Little Rock, Ar, Usa
10/04/2011

I think I would be more concerned about taking the cholesterol medication than high blood pressure or thyroid meds. They really do help and are not as harmful as the cholesterol meds. That is what I have seen in various friends who take these meds for long period of time and are doing fine.


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Posted by Leriejane (Seattle, Wa, Usa) on 07/17/2010
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Green Tea lowers your cholesterol

Both of my parents are frequently tested for high cholesterol. A couple days before each test, they drink a few cups a day, and their lab tests always come out normal. I imagine if they drank it regularly it would keep the levels down consistently. They're just funny that way.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
07/18/2010

If you say so I will have to believe you, but isn't there the danger that you get too much fluoride? Ok, they only drink it once in a while. Anyway, I have no idea how old they are but haven't heard that cholesterol shouldn't be lowered in older people because it might cause Alzheimer's and it surely shouldn't be lowered in women because those with higher cholesterol live the longest? And races with very high cholesterol don't have to be less healthy that those with lower one, on the contrary so the whole subject is not that simple, I'm afraid...

Replied by T
Maryland, Usa
07/19/2010

The only way to know if it's the tea is for them to get tested WITHOUT drinking it first, and compare the results. Ideally, there would be a few tests with and without to be sure.


Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Tea  

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Posted by Kenny (Monroe Twp, Nj, Usa) on 11/08/2012
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I tried many remedies over the years to reduce cholesterol. I didn't want the statin route. Finally I found a tea called Gynostemma Pentaphyllum also known as Jiaogulan and its sold in Chinese or korean stores. Two bags in the morning in hot water and they can be reused again in the afternoon. They taste good not bitter like teas. Google it and you can read more about it. It reduces LDL for sure. I eat meat everyday. I just wanted to share this with all.


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.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
06/20/2013

Prioris: Good advise. If I may back up a step to say that the damage that occurs to arteries in the first place is usually by INFLAMMATION. Inflammation, then scarring, then cholesterol plaques, then heart attacks.

Turmeric, Pineapple, and Omega 3's to treat the inflammation. Pine Bark and Grapeseed Extracts are powerful artery protectors.

Replied by Prioris
Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa
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.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
06/23/2013

Prioris: It is my understanding the systemic enzymes directly "eat" scar tissue (fibrosis). These enzymes have no direct effect on cholesterol plaque.

Replied by Prioris
Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa
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.


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.

Replied by Lucia Maria
Pomona, New York
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!


Posted by Janet (Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada) on 06/25/2009

What reading is too high.. in Cholesteral?

EC: Good article: http://ezinearticles.com/?What-are-Normal-Cholesterol-Readings?&id=805289


High Triglycerides  

Posted by Rich (Columbus, Ohio) on 07/22/2010

Not a remedy but looking to see if you have information on how to reduce high triglyceride levels? I know of fish and fish/flax oils etc. Just curious if others know of any other natural help with this. Any combination or protocols developed.

Replied by Tom
Regina, Sk
07/23/2010

Rich: I don't have a protocol nor dosages together, but I do have a list of nutrients, foods and spices good for high triglycerides:
the 2 you mentioned
niacin (Vitamin B3, but NOT same as niacinamide or nicotinic acid! Niacin is the one that causes a hot flush in doses of more than a few hundred mg at a time)
cinnamon, ground (or 'Cinnulin' name)
guggulipid (ancient India Ayurvedic) available any health store in capsules
oatmeal
apples
lecithin (from soy, as supplement, so try to get non-GMO)
rice bran oil (crushed;not solvent extracted)
tocotrienols (these are the 4 optical isomers that are; not the other 4 that make up the 'Vitamin E'=alpha, beta, gamma, delta)


Hydrogen Peroxide  

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Posted by Dave (Dallas, Texas) on 08/12/2008
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35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide--

I had crippling rheumatoid arthritis in 1985, where all the joints in my right arm were locked up and would not move. I was in constant, horrible pain and got no sleep for over 3 months. I began drinking extremely dilute amounts of the 35% HP DROPS in PURE WATER (NOT Tap Water!!)I also had candida albicans, and my cholesterol level was 465 as tested by my MD friend. Within 1 week the pain in my joints on my right arm was GONE and I was sleeping like a baby! Within one month I had free range of motion in all joints--from my fingers to my shoulder. My cholesterol was down to 289 and the candida symptoms were greatly reduced. By the end of the second month, my cholesterol was 155 (normal and safe) and all symptoms of candida albicans infestation were GONE. That was 28 YEARS ago, and I have had NO reoccurances of any of the above problems. I call that a "CURE!"

H2O2 amounts taken: Begin first day with ONE DROP H2O2 in 8 oz. PURE WATER. Second day: two drops H2O2. Third day: three drops H2O2...and so on until you reach 10 drops per day. Now, if the taste is too bad, split the HP drops into 5 in the morning, and 5 in the evening--near bed time. Work back taking 10 drops twice a day, THEN split it into THIRDS, AND begin taking 7 drops THREE times a day, or whatever you can handle. Slowly work back up to taking 10 drops THREE times a day. Don't go much higher than that, or you might want to stay at 7 drops, three times a day. Let your body determine your amount.

ALSO, do NOT drink any H2O2 water 45 minutes BEFORE OR AFTER EATING A MEAL OR TAKING SUPPLIMENTS! You may throw up (vomit.)

ALSO, take 500 mg. of Vitamin C once a day to neutralize any free radical formations that may have occured. The oxygen in the H2O2 attacks the iron in the blood and causes that reaction. The Vitamin C will clean it up, and Selenium may also be substituted for the Vitamin C.

MY SKIN CANCER (Melanoma) "erased" with topical application of 35% Food Grade HP: I had several dark mole-like formations on my forearms come up after being out in the Texas sun a lot. They itched, and my doctor friend said they were Melanomas and that I should see a professional about them. I knew what HP would do for them, so I took a nail file and GENTLY abraded the surface of these dark bumps, and then I applied straight 35% Food Grade HP to the spots with a Q-Tip (cotton swab on a stick) UNTIL THEY TURNED WHITE IN COLOR. I did this 3 times a day for a week. By the end of the week, they had turned to powder or dust, and were FLAT and GONE! There was no itching, NO pain, and they left a slightly lightened spot on my arm where they used to be. They never came back again, and that was over 20 YEARS ago!

ARTHRITIS IN MY KNEES: 17 years ago, I developed rhumatoid arthritis in both knees. I began the HP method by washing my knees with soap and water to remove any body oil, then MISTED them with a 3% solution of HP that was diluted down from 35% Food Grade HP (12:1) with PURE WATER. I wore shorts and then misted my knees, then waited until they were dry, then misted them again while I watched Television or did Computer work. I did this for at least 30 minutes at a time, and I did 4 HP misting sessions a day. My knees were back to NORMAL WITH NO PAIN in ONE WEEK!! I was so happy! I told my friends who had similar problems, and they said that they tried SOAKING their finger and elbow joints in 3% Food Grade HP by pouring the 3% HP solution into a shallow bowl and soaking them for 30 minutes 3-4 times a day. When finished, they would pour the 3% HP solution back into a one gallon plastic jug. The last soaking, they put it in the refrigerator for safe keeping overnight. The next day, they would remove the HP jug from the refrigerator and let it sit out until it had warmed to room temperature, then use in in the bowl to soak their joints until the evening. Worked great!! If you make up one gallon of 3% solution and keep it in the refrigerator, it should last at least one month before you need to make another gallon of it.

IN DALLAS, TEXAS, I found 35% Food Grade HP at "Roy's Natural Market" 6025 Royal Ln. Ste 130
Dallas, TX 75230-8857
Phone: (214) 987-0213. They have been selling HP for many years, and it is about $16.00 (US) for one quart, which will last a long time when you are spraying it.

Enjoy being pain-free!

Replied by Mary
Buenos Aires, Argentina
12/11/2012

Hello Dave, When you say fresh water do you mean distilled? Please let us know what water you are using. Thank you for your article. I will try. God Bless you.


Iron  

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Posted by Alice (San Antonio, Tx) on 05/01/2010
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iron and cholesterol

I have been taking two 47.5 mg iron tablets per day for about 2 months. I started taking iron because my blood was just below the acceptable level for helmoglobin when I went to give blood two different times. I have been on cholesterol medicine for about 10 years. These medicines had brought my cholesterol, when fasting, from average of 323 down to 270 on Jan 13, 2010. After the first month on the iron, my cholesterol (non-fasting, taken at the blood bank)was 242 on March 10, 2010. When I gave blood the next time, April 23, 2010, my cholesterol (non-fasting, taken at the blood bank) was 207. Since I eat a meal just before giving blood, I have no doubt that my cholesterol would be below 200 when fasting.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
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!



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