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High Cholesterol

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Cholesterol is a crystalline substance found naturally in the body that is technically classified as a steroid, but also classified as a lipid due to being soluble in fats rather than water.

The human body produces its own cholesterol. It is naturally found in the blood, brain, nerves, and liver of humans and other animals. Cholesterol is also found in bile, which is produced in the liver and stored in and released from the gallbladder.

Cholesterol enters into the bloodstream from the liver, which manufactures about 80% of total body cholesterol. The other 20% of cholesterol is derived from dietary sources, animal products to be exact or specific.

Lipo-Proteins Relationship to Cholesterol

The tissues of the body receive cholesterol by a means of protein molecules known as “lipo-proteins.” Cells take what they need from the lipo-proteins and any excess remains in the bloodstream until other lipo-proteins pick it up for transport back to the liver.

There are two classifications of lipo-proteins:

  • LDL (low density lipo-proteins), considered the “bad cholesterol”
  • HDL (high density lipo-proteins), considered the “good cholesterol.”

LDLs are heavily saturated with cholesterol, which transports cholesterol to all the cells of the body from the liver.

HDLs carry very little cholesterol, which circulates in the bloodstream and collects excess cholesterol from the blood and tissues and return it to the liver, which greatly helps the body.

Causes and Risk Factors

High cholesterol is caused by eating animal meat and by-products (such as dairy), which subsequently throws the body’s cholesterol levels out of balance. This can be exacerbated by genetics, as some people are genetically inclined to have high cholesterol. If genetics plays a factor in your family, you must be especially careful to keep your cholesterol level in check.

Excess cholesterol forms plaque (arterial plaque) that sticks to the walls of the arteries and leads to heart disease, the number one killer of Americans.

High cholesterol leads to various diseases such as arterial sclerosis, heart disease (and heart attack), impotence, high blood pressure, colon polyps, cancer, and gallstones to name a few. High cholesterol is epidemic amongst Americans.

Symptoms

There are no obvious symptoms associated with high cholesterol. It is found through routine blood tests.

Dietary Intervention

The first step in addressing high cholesterol is to modify your diet and totally eradicate all animal and animal by-products such as meat and dairy products from your diet. The vast majority of high cholesterol comes from eating meat and dairy products. This is a fact.

People with high cholesterol should eliminate and avoid consumption of all saturated fats and man-made sugars. Alcohol (including wine) should also be avoided as it raises the level of natural cholesterol in the body and many vegans today still like to consume alcohol, especially wine.

Olive oil can also be used to help lower elevated cholesterol levels and eliminate gallstones from the body.

Healing High Cholesterol Naturally

Exercise and movement of the body in general is great for circulation (of the blood and lymph fluid), which is even better when the diet is healthy (e.g., vegan, raw foods). Exercise which can help with high cholesterol include:

  • Yoga
  • Tai’chi
  • Qi chong
  • Pilates
  • Stretching, and
  • Swimming

Herbs that help to reduce and eliminate excess or high cholesterol levels include:

  • Devil’s Claw
  • Guggal Gum
  • Calamus
  • Fenugreek Seed
  • Hawthorn Berry
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Bupleurem
  • Thyme
  • Cayenne
  • Glucommanan
  • Black Seed
  • Artichoke
  • Dandelion Root
  • Speedwell
  • Yarrow
  • Fennel Seed
  • Black Cohosh
  • Lady’s Slipper
  • Reishi and
  • Shitake (mushrooms)

Fiber herbs such as Psyllium Husk, Oat bran, Guar Gum, Pamita, and Apple Pectin are also great in reducing elevated cholesterol levels in addition to healing and preventing arterial sclerosis as fiber sweeps and cleans the artery walls.

DHerbs Solutions

Dherbs.com products that can help include:

Thank you for reading!

This article is compliments of Dherbs.com

2015-08-27T12:13:14+00:00

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    Q: My Aunt says that her doctor says her bad cholesterol is high even though she is very careful with her diet because she has been diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes. She would like to do a liver cleanse to see if this would lower her bad cholesterol. Which liver cleanse would you recommend. She is 65 years old.

    A:

    Before the Liver Cleanse, we reccomend your mother perform the Full Body Cleanse (while strictly following the diet). This cleanse should greatly help her issues with cholesterol and hypertension.

    Once the cleanse is complete, she can maintain her newfound health with these formulas - Intestinal Cleanser, Cardiovascular Formula, Circulation Aid and the Cholesterol Formula.

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    Q: My Doctor wants me to start using the Cholesterol medication, Zocor. He says my high cholesterol is due to genetics. I'm not crazy about the idea of using this medication that he says may affect my liver. I've tried lowering the 'bad' cholesterol with diet and exercise. What are my natural food options? Thanks! After you do the full body detox and want to pursue other cleanses do you have to stay on a raw diet. Can you eat cooked beans or the herbs won’t be as effective? I’m a college student and I need food for thought and sometimes things aren’t accessible.

    A:

    I'd recommend you start taking CHOLESTEROL BUSTER, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, and INTESTINAL JANITOR (Fiber). Food-wise, all fruits and vegetables will help lower your cholesterol levels. Avoid meat and dairy products if your cholesterol levels are high.

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    Q: What do you recommend for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high sugar level (not diabetic yet). I need help with excess weight and lack of energy.

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    We recommend you perform our Full Body Cleanse. The cleanse will help eliminate toxins, balance your weight, and restore your body to its optimal state.

    After the cleanse, order CARDIOVASCULAR FORMULA, CHOLESTEROL FORMULA, BOWEL MOTION, and SUGAR CONTROL to maintain the healthy progress you have made.

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    Q: Can you tell me what I can take for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sexual stimulant for women.

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    CHOLESTEROL BUSTER, CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA, and BUNNY RABBIT.

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    Q: My Dad was recently diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol after suffering a mild stroke. What natural supplements/herbs would you suggest?

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    We highly recommend the Full Body Cleanse, followed by the Pancreas Kit. Both of these cleanses can benefit diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure. Individual herbs that should be taken after these cleanses/regimens include:

    Pancreas Aid
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    Q: I'm currently taking 2 prescriptions - Vytorin and Amlodipine for cholesterol and high blood pressure. Can I do a FULL BODY DETOX and still take the meds?

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    HERBS AND MEDICATION DON'T MIX! HERBS CLEANSE THE BODY OF POISONS AND MEDICATIONS ARE POISONOUS! THEY WILL NEVER HEAL YOU!

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    Q: I have heard that there are tremendous benefits in taking coconut oil - three teaspoons every day before a meal. I have high cholesterol ( I just ordered your cholesterol herbs). Can I still take the coconut oil everyday or will this make my cholesterol go up?

    A: Coconut Oil has tremendous health benefits. You should absolutely include it as part of your diet regimen.

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    Q: Will you please advise how to get rid of fat in my blood, I am having a problem with my blood pressure because of my high cholesterol, also advise on reducing cholesterol. Thanks

    A:

    Hi, thanks for the question.

    Four ways to lower both cholesterol and fat in your blood.

    1: Reduce animal products to a minimum in your diet. Artery clogging saturated fat and cholesterol are mainly found in animal based foods. Anytime you replace an animal food for a plant based food you increase your chances to lower fat in blood and lower cholesterol.

    2: Exercise daily. Your lymph system pumps blood and removes fat, bile, and toxins from your system. A mini trampoline is one of the highest recommended exercises to get the lymph system pumping. 15 minutes on a mini trampoline has the same effect as half hour of cardio as far as lymph systems are concerned.

    3: Doing a detox program such as the full body cleanse from Dherbs.com. It is a proven system coupled with a raw food eating plan that will clean your system out and you will feel like new.

    4: Adhere to a low fat - high raw vegan diet. Literally no cholesterol at all and if you keep your fat intake low you will reduce and remove both of your issues. Average cholesterol for omnivores is 190. Vegetarians 160. Vegans 130.

    5: Take The Vegan Effect health coaching program. www.theveganeffect.com. It's a six month health course that will correct both of those issues rapidly. Contact me and my team at our website and get a free 1 hour consultation over google hangouts or skype.

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    Q: I did the Full Body Detox and it worked great. I went on the Cardio-Vascular, Cholesterol Buster, and the Khemetian Gold, (going on the 3rd week) but my blood pressure and cholesterol are up (went to the Dr. last Friday, BP up (187/102) and today he called me with my cholesterol findings. I don't want to get back on the medication (I did increase my Cardio-Vascular to 6 a day. I did order last Saturday Blood & Lymphatic, Circul-aid, and Intestinal Janitor). I want this to work can you give me some direction. I don't want to have a stroke or heart attack. I'm 55 and a Black female.

    A:

    How do you feel? This is what counts!

    What are you eating? Are you eating eggs, dairy, and meat products? Don't concentrate on what you don't want (i.e. having to go back on meds). Think about being med free and healthy! Stick with your regimen. It took time to get messed up, it will take time to heal. Healing requires patience!

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    Q: My wife may be expecting, but we discovered your website, and listened to Dherbs radio, it's a very effective message. We would like to detox. Is this a good idea for my wife to participate if she is expecting? Also, she was diagnosed with high cholesterol a couple of years ago, but we beleive in self-healing through positive thoughts, and corresponding actions (diet, exercise, etc). Would she be able to further heal with the cholesterol vitamins if she's pregnant?

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    A great detox to perform for a pregnant woman is the 10-Day Electric Greens Cell Cleanse in which you can also drink our Detox Tea. She can also take our Cholesterol Buster formula for her HC issue while pregnant as well.

    Product Link:
    10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse
    Cholesterol Buster

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    Q: Hi I'm a 48 year old black man and I need some help I got a lot going on I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. I had a heart attack 12-24-07. I smoke about a pack a day and have low sex drive. and it looks like I ate a basket ball. I'm 5'9" and 252 lbs so I need to lose about 60 pounds mostly in my belly and to top it off I can't take a walk or PLAY POOL because I have sciatica I can't bend over to the table. I'm sluggish all day. So what herbs do you recommend?

    A:

    Beloved, you need to first detox (FULL BODY DETOX) followed by the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN followed by the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE followed by the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE. A lot of cleanses but if you perform them you'll wipe away all of your present conditions something you need to do and fast. Start with one kit at a time and proceed with the next.

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    Q: I have a child who is not overweight and does not eat greasy food but has high cholesterol issues. My son is 8 years old can you suggest anything that can stabilize his cholesterol.

    A:

    Feed him more fiberous foods (fruits and vegetables). Cholesterol comes from 2 sources: meat and dairy products! Are you feeding him meat and dairy? If so, this is the source of his cholesterol problem. It's not limited to just greasy food.

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    Q: Can I take herb capsules for high blood pressure, cholesterol and bunny rabbit all together?

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    Yes!!!!!

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    Q: I currently take a garlic pill once a day, multi-vitamin pill once a day, and two maximum strength fish oil pills daily to address my cholesterol and vitamin intake. Do you have? Herbal pills that can help me lower my cholesterol and some form of a cleansing for male customers, which addresses excess fat?

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    YES... CHOLESTEROL BUSTER AND WEIGHT RELEASE FORMULA AND BOWEL MOVER.

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    Q: At age 15 I started getting cysts in my sweat glands (under arms, under breasts, groin area). Doctors treated me with antibiotics and creams over the years... it left so much scar tissue...Around age 23 I had my sweat glands removed and at that time I was diagnosed with HS (Hydra denitus supporativa)... the problem went away for about a year, and eventually moved to another place (the groin).. seems to flare up monthly during my menstrual cycle.. Since then, I was diagnosed with kidney disease, I am a dialysis patient with High blood pressure, high cholesterol.. I am on at least 6 medications to regulate my blood pressure, cholesterol, potassium, and phosphorous levels.. Due to all these changes, my libido is extremely low and almost nonexistent.. I have a hard time achieving a climax with my partner...I am married with 3 young children... I've considered weight loss surgery as a way to finally get my weight under control as it has been a huge issue for the last 10 years. What can you recommend that I can take to detox and cleanse myself of all my health issues?? Is there really anything out there to help my situation??

    A:

    There's always help! Keep your mind focused and stay positive. Give the Full Body Cleanse a try followed by the Pancreas Cleanse.

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    Q: Hello I am trying to get on a raw food diet I need to know what is the best vegetables or fruit I can blend for high cholesterol.

    A: Hi, thanks for the question, All fruits and vegetables lower cholesterol with the exception of coconut oil. Two foods although not raw which in studies were shown to reduce cholesterol 20 points in a week were a cup of beans and a cup of oatmeal.Following a high carb version (fruit based) of the raw diet is the fastest way to lower overall cholesterol and regain homeostasis. A high fat gourmet raw will do little in lowering your overall cholesterol numbers as well as not help you regain lost health,Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLCE www.theveganeffect.com

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    Q: I received my order of the CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA and CHOLESTEROL BUSTER. My question is should I do a body cleanse before takings this formulas and should I take them at the same time?

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    BY ALL MEANS PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FIRST! THIS WOULD BE BEST FOR YOU!

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    Q: First of all I just wanted to thank you so much for enlightening me. I have become a devoted reader daily, for the last 6 months. I have become vegatarian and almost vegan. I eat very little dairy by products such as salad dressing ect. I personally want to thank you for the knowledge that you have shared with us. I had my gallbladder removed about 16 years ago, and I was reading the article on High Cholesterol, and I have a question. Since I do not have a storage place for stomach bile. What dangers can come about with the bile just circulating in my body? When I was unconcious I never though about not having my gallbladder. The doctor said you have gallstones, and you need your gallbladder taken out. I did not ask any questions, due to my ignorance and enormous cramp like pains. At times, I wonder if the bile which has an acid taste is eating away at my organs. Please forgive my ignorance, but my mind wonders. So is there a herb that I can take that will do what my lack of gallbladder should do?

    A:

    Thank you for your words! I'd suggest you perform the Full Body Detox and after completion of the cleanse start taking the Liver-Gallbladder-Spleen formula. Bile is alkaline so it's not that bad. However, the bile should not be circulating in your blood.

    Product Link:
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    Q: I am interested in buying something that works well for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Can you please recommend the best product for me?

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    Sure! I'd recommend: High Blood Pressure: CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA and CIRCUL-AID FORMULA, High Cholesterol: CHOLESTEROL BUSTER and INTESTINAL JANITORIntestinal Janitor. However, it would be best to first perform the FULL BODY DETOX before taking these formulas.

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    Q: I would like to know the best remedies for lowering Cholesterol; treating ADHD - focus and concentration issues; overcoming depression. Thank you in advance for your response.

    A:

    Please read the article "HIGH CHOLESTEROL", "ATTENTION-DEFICIT DISORDER" in the article section of the site. For overcoming concentration issues and depression, I recommend the MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL.