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Lower Cholesterol Naturally -Roger Mason

Heart and artery disease are THE leading cause of death in the world. Cholesterol and triglyceride levels are the best predictor of CHD. We eat about 42% fat calories, mostly from saturated animal fats. It's not hard to figure out the connection. About half of us will suffer from heart disease as we age. Most adults in the U.S. have high blood cholesterol levels. People who suffer heart attacks generally have high cholesterol and clogged arteries. Those who die from the heart attacks have even higher levels. People who have low levels rarely have a heart attack. The ideal total cholesterol is about 150. The typical American runs about 240 total cholesterol. The average rural Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, or Japanese person about 150. You have to keep your level about 150 if you plan to be around any length of time, and have a high quality of life. Your triglycerides should be under 100. Your uric acid, homocysteine, and C-reactive protein (CRP) in the low normal ranges. These five diagnostic parameters are what tell you about the heart and artery health. The average American with high cholesterol runs to the doctor for dangerous, expensive, ineffective, toxic "statin" drugs. They are not effective, and damage your liver severely. You can keep eating those cheeseburgers and milk shakes though. Statins do not lengthen life at all! To falsely suppress your blood fat levels with dangerous, harmful chemicals- so you can keep eating your “favorite foods”- is self destructive and irrational. Statins have serious side effects, and make your health worse overall. That’s right, worse.

The answer is a sensible diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables, seafood, local fruits, good soups and salads. Get a half hour of exercise, even if you just walk the dog. That's the right way to do it obviously, but most people can't be bothered. We only get one life, so why not live a long time and be healthy and happy? Yes, some people do have genetically high cholesterol and triglycerides, but they can dramatically lower their levels with diet and lifestyle.

There are lots of natural, safe, effective, inexpensive ways to lower your cholesterol and triglycerides. Read my book Lower Cholesterol Without Drugs. Diet and lifestyle is the answer.

If you are over 40, take the Supplements for Over 40. The one supplement that stands out most is the beta-sitosterol complex. There are  many published studies on these plant sterols to lower cholesterol and triglycerides, improve liver and bile function, and even prevent and cure gall-stones. You need about 300 mg of mixed sterols  a day. You can take 600 mg a day for the first year if your problem is more serious. We offer Natural Cholesterol with 300 mg. We also offer Better Cholesterol® with beta glucan and soy isoflavones added. What else has been scientific-ally proven to help in published international studies? Beta carotene 10,000 IU, vitamin C (no more than 250 mg), , All Your Minerals®, 40 mg soy isoflavones, flax seed oil 2 g a day, vitamin E 200, and beta glucan 400 mg a day.

To maintain good intestinal health is vital because the intestines are where fats are digested and where cholesterol enters the blood. Buy a good refrigerated brand of acidophilus and keep it refrigerated. It should have 3 billion units per capsule. Also take FOS (fructooligosaccharides). This is another name for inulin from chickory root. The third intestinal aid is L-glutamine two grams a day- 1 gram AM and 1 gram PM. Or take 1 teaspoon of bulk glutamine a day. Modern surgeons are using glutamine after intestinal surgery to help repair the incisions. Read the articles Good Health Begins with Good Digestion and Colon Health.

The liver is central to cholesterol levels. Read Rejuvenate Your Liver in our library. Take 3 grams (6 X 500 mg) of TMG, aka trimethylglycine, aka betaine for six months. This is the most effective liver supplement known to science, and there are many studies supporting it. A low fat diet is the key to liver health, and that includes vegetable oils.

What else can you do? Balance your basic hormones. Cholesterol is, in fact, a hormone. Are you over 40? Make sure your testosterone level is youthful (women, too).  Take melatonin and pregnenolone. Use progesterone cream (men, too). Make sure your DHEA is also at youthful levels. Women should test all three estrogen. Test your free T3 and T4. All hormones work together harmoniously as a team. Read the Balance Your Hormones article. Read my books Macrobiotics for Everyone, Lower Blood Pressure without Drugs, and Lower Cholesterol without Drugs.

If you want to read good books on diet please read Robert Pritikin or his father Nathan, Dean Ornish, Terri Shintani, Michio Kushi, George Ohsawa, or Susan Powter. Diet and lifestyle lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Also read the article Seven Steps to Natural Health.





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