CHOLESTEROL PROBLEMS? ~ Traditional & Natural Remedies Here!

Updated: May 1



Did you know?

Approximately 70-85% of cholesterol in the body is produced WITHIN THE BODY (not consumed).


When someone says to you:

"Eggs are bad because they are high in cholesterol"


Shake your head and respond with:

"That is incorrect! More importantly, there are other foods (& lifestyle choices) that contribute to a rise in cholesterol."


What causes a rise in cholesterol?


  • STRESS

Cholesterol is created in response to stress. Why? It is our precursor to our adrenaline hormones. These are the fight or flight hormones released in a state of emergency and/or excitement.


  • INFLAMMATION

Here I am referring to internal inflammation. Caused by less than optimal diet & lifestyle choices, this is the ingestion of inflammatory substances like drugs, smoke, alcohol, synthetic ingredients, trans fat, poor quality oils, sugars, refined foods, etc.


  • CONSTIPATION

This is an unfortunate fact: if we do not have regular and complete bowel movements, the cholesterol that was intended to be eliminated has the opportunity to be reabsorbed.


  • NUTRIENT IMBALANCE

Just like everything I will ever write about on this website- cholesterol is regulated by various nutrients within the body. All studies you will ever Google confirm that diets lower in fresh foods and higher in processed foods are negatively related to cholesterol levels.



Natural tips:

  • MANAGE SUGAR INTAKE: Reduce and only consume needed sugar. If you are active, replenish, however eating for pleasure (like in front of the TV), especially white and refined foods, overeating and maintaining a fluctuating or constant high blood sugar-state triggers cortisol and contributes to higher circulating cholesterol levels. This is the top source of imbalanced cholesterol levels and one of the first recommendations any doctor will tell you. Diet is very important! Take extra precautions to balancing your blood sugar. Research herbs and lifestyle inspirations that resonate with you. Many of the tips in this blog post relate to this.


  • WATCH TRANS FATS: Ensure quality oils are consumed. Over-processed oils are dangerous for the body (trans-fat), they run the risk of clogging our arteries.


  • BALANCE STRESS - Reduce and balance overall stress levels.


  • INCREASE COLOURFUL FOODS - this will increase the available micronutrients associated with your cholesterol pathways.


  • IMPROVE LIVER FUNCTION. Eat wholesome fresh foods, getting proper sleep and watching over consumption of caffeine, alcohol and drugs.


  • POOP DAILY. Aim for quality bowel movements every day, staying active helps with that.