Caring For Your Cholesterol – Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Caring For Your Cholesterol

September 2, 2010

People often ask if there was a way to naturally reduce cholesterol. It’s a big problem for some, not necessarily because cholesterol is bad but because doctors think cholesterol is evil and can only be squashed by powerful statin drugs!

Cholesterol was not created to give us health problems. Au contraire! Cholesterol is the essential precursor to all the hormones that our body produces. Therefore, it’s crucial to your body’s operating system. Lowering it unnecessarily can cause hormone deficiency symptoms and brain neurotransmitter misfiring.

The normal cholesterol when I was in medical school was about 240. Since the introduction of statin drugs, pharmaceutical companies have been clamoring to create a new rating system for high cholesterol. Consequently, your doctor may tell you that a level of 200 is in fact too high and you should strive to skinny down to 180. To my mind, that’s disastrous.

Elevated cholesterol may be an indication of inflammation, toxins, heavy metal toxicity, and excessive oxidative stress. In other words, cholesterol may be elevated in response to toxicity. However, conventional medicine simply looks at elevated cholesterol as a risk factor for heart disease and prescribes statin drugs to bring it down. This approach adds more toxins in the form of prescription medication. Here’s what I recommend from my Future Health Encyclopedia.

Detoxify with Clay:
Obtain clay from LL’s Magnetic Clay (http://www.magneticclay.com/123.html).
Get the “Natural Clay”. Treatment: Simply blend up 1/4 to 1/2 cup of clay in your blender with lots of water and pour that into your hot water foot bath or tub. Soak for 30 min and shower off. Do a bath or footbath at least three times a week, more if you have time.

Diet:
* Reduce non-organic meat and dairy because of their contaminated saturated fats.

* Stop eating foods with trans fats: fast foods and processed foods – fried chicken, fried biscuits, fried fish sandwiches, French fries, fried desserts, donuts, muffins, crackers, commercial cookies, cake, cake icing, pie, microwave popped corn.

Include cholesterol-lowering foods:
Oatmeal
Nuts
Fish (wild salmon to ensure that it’s mercury free)
Olive oil
Garlic

Minerals:
Magnesium

Vitamins:
Vitamin C

Red Rice Yeast:
I have many clients who swear by this product. It’s natural but there is a warning that comes with it. Red Rice Yeast contains the same chemical that is found in statin drugs. It’s in much lower amounts but still capable of producing muscle pain, muscle weakness, and increased levels of creatine kinase just as statin drugs do. If you do use it, make sure the product also contains Coenzyme Q10, which antidotes the side effects.

Your health is your most important asset. To ensure that you stay healthy, it’s important to have safe remedies at your fingertips. You can find all you need to treat over 134 different ailments in my Future Health Encyclopedia. What’s more, you can learn how to take charge of your health by joining my Future Health Now! online wellness program. Try a free four-week trial today.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

RESOURCES: Along the borders and in the links of my web site you can find my books, writings, and my call-in radio show. Email your questions to: questions@drcarolyndeanlive.com.

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