How to lower cholesterol naturally
First lets understand cholesterol and its function:
Cholesterol is the soft waxy substance that is found in every cell of your body. 75 percent of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. 25 percent comes from the foods you eat. 25 percent of cholesterol is found in your brain. Seemingly, this is a necessity to our biological functions. So, taking drugs that block our cholesterol making ability, may be detrimental to your overall health over time. Dietary cholesterol plays an important role in brain health and memory formation, and is indispensable for the building of cells and the production of stress and sex hormones, as well as vitamin D. (When sunlight strikes your bare skin, the cholesterol in your skin is converted into vitamin D.)
Individuals who do not have frequent bowel movements typically have high cholesterol. High fiber foods will alleviate your symptoms of too much cholesterol in the blood.Processed foods, prescription drugs/alcohol are also contributors to high cholesterol. Artichoke extract has 80 years of proven scientific research coupled with healing affects. Artichoke extract liquid works well in the right dosage. My suggestion is to take the pure food extract itself with no other added fillers or preservatives. Artichoke extract can be taken orally with liquid chlorophyll.
You can make your own chlorophyll at home by juicing collards/kale/swisschard. Add your drops of artichoke extract. Taking this remedy will relieve access bile and clean out your arteries. The body is self healing and self balancing. To sweeten use raw honey or xylitol from birch
Please consult with a physician to see where your cholesterol levels are. But, when you see a physician who is not trained nutrition please be mindful of the following. The American heart association recommends that your total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg/dL, but what they do not tell you is that your total cholesterol level is just about worthless in determining your risk for heart disease, unless it is above 300. Heavy grain consumption causes weight gain which causes high cholesterol. High cholesterol is a sign of inflammation being present. Prolonged inflammation is what causes heart attacks. The cholesterol itself does not cause heart attacks. I hope you find this helpful.