Cholesterol (high)
By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND

High cholesterol is not really a disease. It is a symptom of metabolic imbalance, not a root cause of any health problem. The lab ranges for cholesterol have been artificially reduced due to pressure from the pharmaceutical industry in order to sell more highly profitable statin drugs. Normal cholesterol ranges should be 175 to 275 mg/dL with Blood Type O people running at the higher end of this spectrum because of the way their body utilizes protein.

These are the pathological ranges, meaning that if you are above or below these values then your body is becoming seriously imbalanced. For optimal health, you should be in the middle third of this range. So healthy cholesterol should be between 200 and 250 mg/dL. Cholesterol below 175 is too low and can cause serious health risks.

Cholesterol plays a very important role in our body. The primary use of cholesterol (60-80%) is to make bile for the digestion of fats. Cholesterol is also used to make adrenal and reproductive hormones and to sequester toxins in the body.

The following can help to lower cholesterol when it is too high.

Fiber in the diet helps to reduce cholesterol levels for a couple of reasons. First, it binds toxins in the gut and secondly it binds to cholesterol being released in the bile to prevent it from being reabsorbed. All of the following have been shown to have this effect: activated charcoal, Fat Grabbers, Nature's Three, LOCLO and Psyllium Hulls Combination.

Cholesterol levels can also be lowered by obtaining adequate quantities of high quality fats. Eating a lot of Olive oil will actually help to lower cholesterol because more bile has to be produced to break down the fats. Essential fatty acids in flax seed Oil and Super Omega-3 EPA will also help lower cholesterol.

Fiber and good fats are the first, and most important, approaches to regulating high cholesterol. Other effective aids to lowering cholesterol include Red Yeast Rice, niacin, lecithin, garlic and guggul. Red Yeast Rice should be taken with Co-Q10. Anyone on statin drugs should also be taking CO-Q10.

A complete list of therapies and products that may help lower cholesterol follows.

Below is a list of suggested products. Those in bold are key products for the health issue explained on this page.
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Therapies: Cleansing Programs, Gall Bladder Flush and Oral Chelation

Herbs: Chickweed, Cordyceps, Devil's Claw, Milk Thistle

Herbal Formulas: Blood Stimulator, CardioxLDL, Gall Bladder Formula, HS II, Nature's Three and SF

Herbal Extracts: Green Tea Extract, Guggul and Red Yeast Rice

Nutrients: Activated Charcoal, Chromium GTF, CLA, Co-Q10, DHA, Flax Seed Oil, Lecithin, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Niacin, Omega-3 and Vltamin C

Nutraceuticals: Bowel Detox, Cardio Assurance, Cellular Energy, Cholester-Reg II, Fat Grabbers, Garcinia Combination and Mega-Chel

Essential Oils: Lemon and Myrrh