How To Lower Cholesterol Naturally Without Side-Effect Riddled Pharmaceutical
by Glenn Reschke
What if I told you there was an inexpensive,
readily-available medicinal herb that not only removed cholesterol from your aterial walls and excessive LDL (the
bad) cholesterol from your system, but that it could do it without side effects?
It's a big promise, I know, but it's true. You can lower cholesterol
naturally by the aid of powerhouse medicinal herbs and one in particular.
Side effects are so common to cholesterol-lowering drugs, aren't they?
Pfizer's Lipitor product is the most profitable drug sold in the world. It accounts for 20% to 25%
of Pfizer's yearly profits, providing an enormous 10 billion in Lipitor drugs sold.
The problem with statin drugs that are engineered to assist your body to lowering cholesterol is
that they are rife with side effects. In 2006, no less than 17 complaints were brought against Pfizer for side
effects customers complained severely harmed their health.
I'm not saying lowering cholesterol drugs like Crestor or Lipitor are completely bad for you. What
many have a problem with is that the drug is released with a full litany of side effects that doctors are not
adequately notified about (this was the FDA's complaint against Pfizer).
If the drugs worked flawlessly without the side effects, I think the pricing of the
drugs could be justified.
Reducing cholesterol, specifically the LDLs, and triglycerides in the blood and preventing
arterial occlusion limit the risk factors of heart disease, and heart disease is the number one killer in America
and in Great Britain.
Before I reveal a little-known secret of lowering cholesterol, let's briefly discuss diet to lower
How to Reduce Cholesterol With Diet
Many believe that extra virgin olive oil and vegetables are among the best natural foods that reduce
cholesterol. What foods can you eat that will lower cholesterol?
First, it's recommended that you eat a lot of green, leafy vegetables. Whole grains, with wheat being preferred
for man, are essential as well. When I say wheat, I mean that which is not refined and nutritionally devalued. Sprouted wheat or fresh wheat made into a cereal is
tremendous as well.
I make my own cereal with 1/3 cup of rye, wheat, and oat groats. I do mix and change up the grains but wheat is
a staple. I put it in a rice cooker and in 20 minutes, I have a week's worth of organic grains.
You can spruce up this natural cereal with succanat (freeze dried cane sugar), frozen or fresh fruit, cocoa or
carob powder, raisins, sunflower seeds etc. Your imagination is the only thing stopping you. You'll find it's
filling and delicious as well.
Mix and match and try different combinations. Strawberries are especially good as well as bananas added to this
cereal. I love it and it lowers your cholesterol as well.
Here is a list of foods that can help you lower cholesterol
- Red wine
- Grape juice
- Fruits, i.e., mangos, strawberries, raspberries, apples, kiwi, watermelon, etc., etc.
- Vegetables -- the fresher the better.
- Herbs and spices
- Salmon, tuna, trout, hoki, and swordfish
- Olive oil
As you can see, there is really an abundance of foods you can take to help you lower cholesterol. One of the
keys with a diet to lower cholesterol is to absolutely limit your intake of dairy products, red meat, and eggs.
Lowering Cholesterol With Cayenne Pepper
Here is the secret herb to lowering your cholesterol: cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum).
Cayenne pepper, or Capsicum as it's sometimes known as, is clinically
proven to kill cancer cells in four separate studies. It is also a robust herb that may nourish
the heart and the entire cardiovascular system, something those suffering from heart ailments and high
cholesterol are interested in.
Cayenne facilitates the dissolving of extant plaque buildup in the arterial walls as
well as emulsifying cholesterol molecules as well. Cayenne is so potent a force force for the heart that famed
naturopathic and medicinal herbalist Dr. John R. Christopher wrote that it can immediately stop a
heart attack and will immediately equalize the blood pressure in the body.
(For detailed information on cayenne pepper, go to CayennePepper.info.)
Regarding the reduction of cholesterol, some of the other cholesterol reducing effects
cayenne pepper possesses are in the bullet points below. It can:
- Prevent cholesterol from hardening in your
- Reduce the absorption of cholesterol
- Decrease circulating blood fats
(triglycerides) and emulsify or dissolve cholesterol particles
- Reduces the oxidation of cholesterol in the
- Increase the excretion of cholesterol carrying
The net effect is that cayenne pepper may provide overall
positive benefits to your cardiovascular system. It may also lower your LDL or bad cholesterol, may raise the good
HDL cholesterol and may reduce the oxidation of your LDL cholesterol as well.
How do you take it? In drink or capsule form, although drinking it is actually better.
Cayenne pepper dropped my blood pressure from 118/78 to 98/76 in one month. I started with 1/4th of a teaspoon
of 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) cayenne pepper powder.
The potency of cayenne pepper can be anywhere from 30,000 SHUs to 140,000 SHUs. You put it in a four-ounced
glass of very warm water, or tomato or orange juice, mix and drink. It's that simple. Needless to say, the higher
the SHUs, the less you should start with.
Cayenne pepper shouldn't be perhaps the only trick in your reducing cholesterol strategy bag, but it should
be there. Cayenne pepper is one of the world's greatest health secrets and almost no one knows about it.
There you have it.
I hope this information has been useful to you.
Yours in health,