HOW TO LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL NATURALLY
Have you or anyone you know been told that your cholesterol was too high and that you would need to take a statin drug? It happened to me, but I was able to lower mine naturally.
A couple of years ago, at my yearly physical, my doctor ran some routine blood tests, one of which was for cholesterol levels. When the test came back, she informed me that my cholesterol was too high and that we needed to talk about a treatment plan.
I realized later that a cholesterol test must be a fasting test. I had not fasted, in fact, I had eaten all day. It was an afternoon test.
Once you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, your instinct may be to jump right into whatever treatment plan your doctor recommends. Unless your cholesterol has gone through the roof - which may require an immediate intervention - you might be better off taking time to think through your situation and your options.
My doctor knew me well enough to not be surprised when I said, “First of all, this was not an accurate test, because I wasn’t fasting.
Secondly, I’m not taking a statin drug. I would like to have time to work on lowering my cholesterol naturally.”
Consequently, my doctor said, “Okay, I’ll give you a little time, and then you can stop in any morning when you have fasted and retake the test.” I was pleased that she was receptive to my point of view.
I then began research to find out more about cholesterol and how it works. Here’s what I discovered.
Dr. Dave Ramaley, ND says: “Perhaps one of the biggest health myths we have been taught in the United States is the correlation between elevated cholesterol and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Our nation has become obsessed with eating foods low in cholesterol and fat. Statin medications are the number-one-selling drug in the world. Despite dozens of studies, however, cholesterol has not been shown to actually cause CVD. To the contrary, cholesterol is vital to our survival and trying to artificially lower it can have detrimental effects, particularly as we age.”
Here’s what Dr. Joseph Mercola, DO says: “Cholesterol could easily be described as the smoking gun of the last two decades. It’s been responsible for demonizing entire categories of foods (like eggs and saturated fats) and blamed for just about every case of heart disease in the last 20 years. Not only is cholesterol not going to destroy your health (as you have been led to believe), but it is not the cause of heart disease.”
“This soft, waxy substance is found not only in your bloodstream, but also in every cell in your body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that help you to digest fat. Cholesterol also helps in the formation of your memories and is vital for neurological function. You liver makes about 75 percent of your body’s cholesterol, and according to conventional medicine, there are two types:
1. High-density lipoprotein, or HDL: This is the “good” cholesterol that helps to keep cholesterol away from your arteries and remove any excess from arterial plaque, which may help to prevent heart disease.
2. Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL: This “bad” cholesterol circulates in your blood and, according to conventional thinking, may build up in your arteries, forming plaque that makes your arteries narrow and less flexible (a condition called atherosclerosis).
Also making up your total cholesterol count are: Triglycerides and Lipoprotein (a), or Lp(a). Elevated levels of Triglycerides have been linked to heart disease and diabetes. Elevated levels of Lipoprotein (a), or Lp(a) are a very strong risk factor for heart disease. This has been well established, yet very few physicians check for it in their patients.
The American Heart Association recommends that your total
cholesterol is less than 200 mg/dl, but what they do not tell you is that total cholesterol level is just about worthless in determining your risk for heat disease, unless it is above 300.”
Sally Fallon, the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and Mary Enig, Ph.D an expert in lipid biochemistry, have gone so far as to call high cholesterol “an invented disease,” a ‘problem’ that emerged when health professionals learned how to measure cholesterol levels in the blood.”
“If you have increased levels of cholesterol, it is at least in part because of increased inflammation in your body. The cholesterol is there to do a job: help your body heal and repair. So if you have a bunch of damaged cells that need to be replaced, your liver will be notified to make more cholesterol and release it into your bloodstream.”
Dr. Ron Rosedale, MD, who is widely considered to be the leading anti-aging doctor in the United States points out: “If excessive damage is occurring such that it is necessary to distribute extra cholesterol through the bloodstream, it would not seem very wise to merely lower the cholesterol and forget about why it is there in the first place. It would seem much smarter to reduce the extra need for the cholesterol -- the excessive damage that is occurring, the reason for the chronic inflammation.
Statin drugs work by inhibiting an enzyme in your liver that’s needed to manufacture cholesterol. What is so concerning about this is that when you go tinkering around with the delicate workings of the human body, you risk throwing everything off kilter.”
Contrary to popular belief, coconut oil has been repeatedly shown to
be beneficial rather than detrimental on cholesterol levels and heart health. Coconut oil does both; it balances your thyroid and normalizes your cholesterol levels.
We don’t have to live in a medicated world, but we often choose to do so. The heart of the matter is that we refuse to proactively think about prevention because we reactively commit to treating the symptoms instead of the underlying causes of health problems. We want the quick fix, so we can continue our lifestyle and dietary habits. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Here’s how I lowered my cholesterol levels:
I used ThetaHealing® to balance my cholesterol levels, since it suggests that the levels are related to knowing and feeling how to receive love, accept love, and give love. Once the beliefs that are causing the illness or disease are shifted and cleared out of the energy field, the body then has no reason to hold onto the condition, and heals itself.
In addition to ThetaHealing® I changed my eating habits as per the list that follows.
* Coconut oil is the number one thing I used to lower my cholesterol levels. I cooked with it, ate it alone or on bread several times a day.
* Eating sources of “good” fats like avocados.
* Taking Calcium and Magnesium.
* Taking Omega 3’s, essential fatty acids will lower cholesterol levels.
* Make sure you get plenty of sunlight or take enough Vitamin D everyday.
* Fiber and oat bran will lower cholesterol levels.
* Vitamin C, taking 3000 mg per day, spread throughout the day.
* Use Olive oil it contains a mix of antioxidants that can lower LDL.
* Organic raw dairy products (including butter, cream, sour cream, cheese, etc.) Although I cut out dairy products.
* I actually cut out wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar, peanuts
* Raw nuts
* Organic, grass-fed meats
* Get the right amount of exercise
* Plenty of Fruits and vegetables, like spinach, tomatoes, apples, pears, cranberries.
* Selenium and lecithin lower cholesterol levels and many others.
So that’s how I did it. High cholesterol doesn’t need to worry many of you. You may simply need an effective plan to optimize your levels while benefiting from the positive “side effects” of increased energy, improved mood and mental clarity.
To good to be true?
As always, your health really is in your hands. Now it’s up to you to take control -- and shape it into something great.
I am a certified ThetaHealing® Instructor. I lowered my cholesterol. Perhaps I can help you lower yours.
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