Natural help for lowering Cholesterol (LDL)

Cholesterol is a fatty substance, also called a lipid, that's produced by the liver. It's also found in foods high in saturated fat, like fatty meats, egg yolks, shellfish, and whole-milk dairy products. It’s a vital part of the structure and functioning of our cells. However, high levels of cholesterol in your blood may lead to the slow buildup of plaque in the arteries over time, a serious disease called atherosclerosis.

Cholesterol can be harmful to your health when there’s too much cholesterol in your blood. Whether you have high cholesterol may depend on your lifestyle. Eating a lot of fats and not getting enough exercise can cause cholesterol levels to rise. Cholesterol is also, in part, a result of your genetic makeup. Some people inherit genes associated with high levels of cholesterol. People with this genetic makeup can eat a healthy diet and exercise, and still have high cholesterol.

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines recommend that all adults over age 20 have a cholesterol test at least once every 5 years. Your total Cholesterol levels should be under 200, with the LDL (bad) Cholesterol under 130, your HDL (good) Cholesterol over 60, and your Triglycerides under 150.

Natural help:
Diet is a key factor in lowering Cholesterol, whether it is caused by genetics or a poor diet to begin with.
Eat foods fortified with plant sterols or stanols. Up to 2 or more grams a day. Plant stanol esters help block the absorption of cholesterol.
On a molecular level, sterols and stanols look a lot like cholesterol. So when they travel through your digestive tract, they get in the way. They can prevent real cholesterol from being absorbed into your bloodstream. Instead of clogging up your arteries, the cholesterol just goes out with the waste
Plant sterols and stanols are found naturally in: Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Seeds, Cereals, Legumes, Vegetable oils (especially soybean oil, extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil), Rice bran, Wheat germ (original, unprocessed) Sterols and Stanols are also added to manufactured foods like margarine spreads, orange juice, cereals, and even granola bars. Read the labels to find them.
Soluble fiber can bring down bad LDL cholesterol by up to 15%.
Soluble fiber appears to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in your intestines.
Up to 25-30 grams a day of Soluble Fiber.
Flax seed, Oats, Whole grain breads, Brown Rice, Kidney beans, Apples, Pears, Psyllium, Barley and Prunes.
Grinding 3 teaspoons of flax seed in your food gives 10 grams of fiber.
Tuna, salmon, with other omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish.
Research has supported the cholesterol-lowering benefits of eating fatty fish because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Doctors recommend eating at least two servings of fish a week.
The highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids are in mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon. However, to maintain the heart-healthy benefits of fish, bake or grill it.
Studies have shown that walnuts can significantly reduce blood cholesterol. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy and elastic. Almonds and some other nuts appear to have a similar effect. To avoid gaining weight, replace foods high in saturated fat with nuts, up to a handful at a time.
Increase Soy intake. The top health promoting components in soybeans are isoflavones and soluble fiber. Isoflavones act like human hormone that can lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. All soy products (soybeans, soy nuts, tofu, tempeh, soy milk, etc.) are complete proteins.
Eliminate Trans fat products. Butters, ice cream, and fatty meats. Also eliminate hydrogenated oil found in processed and refined foods.
Exercise everyday. Exercise itself can not burn off Cholesterol like it does with fat tissue. However when exercise is adequate in frequency and duration, it can reduce triglycerides and stimulate the enzymes in the muscles and liver to some Cholesterol to the HDL or good cholesterol.
Choose dynamic forms of exercise that will last at least 20-30 minutes, which are performed at moderate intensities.
A sample program would start out with 20 minutes of walking a day, 4 days a week. Over 6-8 weeks, graduate this program to 1 hour of more intense walking/jogging 6 days a week.. Can also incorporate 50 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 days a week, while walking the other 3 days.
Drinking the Herbal Vitamin and Mineral Tea will provide your body what it needs, along with helping it flush itself out.
Chromium Polyniconate found in the Nettle and Red Clover offer a metabolism of cholesterol, fats and proteins. Maintains blood pressure and blood sugar levels. This organic version of chromium can help lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as raise HDL (good) cholesterol.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) found in all the ingredients of the Tea has been shown to help reduce total cholesterol levels. Niacin is essential for proper circulation and healthy skin. It increases energy, aids digestion, and helps prevent migraines.

Natural therapy for opening up veins:

1 Cup Lemon Juice
1 Cup Ginger juice
1 Cup Garlic juice
1 Cup Apple vinegar

Mix above ingredients and simmer until reduced to 3 cups.
Let cool and add 3 Cups Honey.
Place in Mason jar. Keep refrigerated.

How to take: Take 1 Tablespoon of this juice each morning, before breakfast or upon arising.
Your blockage from veins will disappear slowly.

Essential Oil Help:
*Please contact a Health Care Practitioner, trained in the safety and chemical understanding of essential oils and herbs, including the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmaceutical drug interactions BEFORE using any suggestions on this blog.
Cinnamon Oil: A study published in the journal Diabetes Care found that half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It also reduces triglyceride, LDL, the bad cholesterol and the total cholesterol level.
Less than 1 drop Cinnamon Oil equals ½-1 tsp Cinnamon Powder. Add the Cinnamon Oil to Oatmeal, as a flavoring, or to a 8oz warm water and 1 tsp. Honey for a nice spice tea.

Take any one of the following capsule mixtures:
Rosemary Oil is used by the British physicians to lower Cholesterol and strengthen cardiovascular weakness.
Take 3-5 drops Rosemary Oil in a capsule, filled with carrier oil, 2-3 times daily.*

Oregano Oil can also be taken in acute situations.
Take 3 drops Oregano oil in a capsule, filled with carrier oil, 2-3 times daily.*

Myrrh oil helps reduce Cholesterol and Hypertension. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory.
Take 4-5 drops Myrrh oil in a capsule, filled with carrier oil, 2 times daily.*