Cholesterol is an important component derived from the liver to feed the cells of the body proper fats. When ratios are wrong, excesses build up on the arterial walls. Poor concentration, dizziness, and breathless in normal exertion are some of the symptoms.The common cause of high cholesterol is a diet high in animal fats, and little or no exercise. High stress levels also play a part.
Modern medicine uses drugs to combat the problem. In the book Natural Alternatives to Lipitor, Zocor, and other Statin Drugs by Jay S. Cohen, the author describes the drugs as “statins” which can damage the liver, create flu-like symptoms and dissolve muscle tissue. Many people have contacted their doctors and have quit their “statin” drugs and have significantly improved their state of well being and are no longer sore and achy, and have more energy.
One client was told by her doctor that she should feel poorly as a result of using statin drugs, and she should get used to feeling bad. Dr. Cohen recommends with diet and exercise, nutrition and a variety of herbal supplements.
Natural solution in helping high cholesterol is to realize cholesterol is controlled by the liver and is a part of liver health. The cells of our body need proper fats for connective tissue health also.
Dr. Dean Ornich says you can reverse high cholesterol with one half hour of therapeutic breathing and another of yoga! Exercising reduces cholesterol 40 to 50 points in as little as 3 to 4 weeks. He also says Americans with a normal diet have an average 220 cholesterol. Vegans average 150 and Chinese that eat a quarter pound of meat (average) a week are at 127. Also, six cloves of garlic or the capsule equivalent per day normalizes cholesterol levels.
Check with your doctor when using natural supplements. Most people get their cholesterol checked every 3 to 6 months to make sure natural treatments remain effective.
Herbs for High Cholesterol
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dave’s Liver Formula – liver function. Formula: Rosehips, Artichoke, Yarrow, Horehound, Turmeric, Licorice
Herbs that support the liver:
Dandelion – a known liver cleansing herb
Milk Thistle – for liver protection (highly researched herb)
Blessed Thistle – stimulates the liver to normal cholesterol production levels
Cell Salts to Help with High Cholesterol
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#8 Mag phos 6X – heart and muscular conditions
#10 Nat phos 6X – helps in reducing cholesterol by normalizing pH
#11 Nat sulph 6X – liver support, creating normal cholesterol levels
Cholesterol Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Use the appropriate remedy in a low potency (6c to 30c) for several months, and remember to check with your doctor. Homeopathics are safe and can be used with any other medications. You may include the homeopathic remedy in your Cell Salt Solution.
Arsenicum album – Anxiety, exhaustion and restlessness; shortness of breath; asthma; swelling; burning pains. Worse exertion, periodically, after midnight, and cold; better hot dry applications, heat, motion. Perfectionist, fastidious, fears death and disease.
Arsenicum iod – Hay fever, discharges cause burning; skin-psoriasis, exfoliation of skin in large scales; night sweats; inflammation of cardiac tissues and fatty degeneration of the muscular fibers of the heart. Better open air; worse windy foggy weather, exertion. nervousness.
Aurum iod – Diseases of the heart including arteriosclerosis.
Chamomilla – Bad digestion. Excessive irritability; oversensitivity to pain.
Cholesterinum – Gall stones and gallstone colic, liver diseases, digestive problems, enlarged liver. Worse from touch or jar. Irritable, moody, delirium.
Conium – Heartburn, worse on going to bed; sweat on first sleeping; great debility in the morning in bed; general feeling is if bruised by blows; muscular weakness; perspiration of hands; arteriosclerosis; vertigo lying down. Better fasting, motion; worse turning in bed. Person worse when idle, difficult understanding, dissatisfied with self and surroundings.
Kali iod – rheumatism in neck, back, feet and knees; sciatica; respiratory problems; acne rosacea. Better motion, cold air; worse heat, pressure touch. Weepy, nervous, must talk.
Secale – peripheral circulatory disorders Paralysis of arms or legs, itching and tingling; icy cold limbs. Internal burning with icy coldness, externally, yet averse to being covered. Skin problems; female problems. All things better from cold, wants to be fanned; worse warmth.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes