Our main source of cholesterol is from animal products but the body itself also manufactures it.
The two most common forms of cholesterol are HDL (high density lipids), which are regarded as good and LDL (low density lipids), generally regarded as bad. A correct balance between these two is essential for healthy heart functions.
It is interesting to note that approximately 30% of the body’s Cholesterol content is derived from dietary sources. The body absorbs 50% of dietary Cholesterol while the remainder passes through the body unused and is excreted in bile. Unnecessarily lowering cholesterol below optimum levels is known to have detrimental effects on the body.
It is a little known fact that healthy cholesterol levels actually help to counteract stress. High stress levels also cause the body to produce more cholesterol to counteract it. Healthy cholesterol levels can help the skin and fight depression.
Increasing your oxygen intake with more exercise may be key. Check out all the exercise resources on the site (including free stuff) plus the formula of SSMDS supplements below, specifically designed to assist with the relief of this condition as part of Skip’s 10 Commandments 4 Health
Before you start
Your gut will be able to better absorb and utilise nutrients from food and from Super Food Matrix Delivery System supplements once you have undertaken a full cleanse of harmful toxins, and replenished your digestive tract with healthy bacteria. This is particularly important in the light of the vast range of harmful substance our bodies are exposed to daily from the environment and the “food” we eat.
Clearly, it’s best if you then stick to a healthy diet and nutrition regime, but you will still benefit from repeating a complete cleanse and detox twice a year.
Feel Great Multi-Vitamin and Mineral Complex This SSMDS formulation contains nutrients that we don’t always get enough of and that help lower total serum cholesterol.
Vitamin B Combo Vitamins B3, B5 and B6 help lower total cholesterol. This formulation contains specific B vitamins that help to transport surplus cholesterol out of the body.
Magic Magnesium harmful cholesterol levels can rise as a result of magnesium deficiency. Magic Magnesium lowers the less desirable (LDL) cholesterol while enhanceing the level good (HDL) cholesterol.
Essential Fatty Acid Complex contains essential polyunsaturated fatty acids that are necessary for good health. This formula helps transport excess cholesterol out of the body, while improving the strenth of cell membranes and ensuring the normal function of the immune system.
GTF Chromium Diabetaid provides nutrients to improve blood glucose metabolism. Glucose Tolerant Factor Chromium reduces the undesirable LDL cholesterol while raising the level of the good cholesterol (HDL), thereby lowering the total cholesterol load.
Vitamin E possesses antioxidant properties to increase the effect of good cholesterol (HDL), while helping to protect cells from the damage caused by excess free radicals and preventing the harmful oxidation process of the less desirable (LDL) cholesterol.
Cereal: Barley, Barley grass, Oats, Red yeast rice, Wheat grass, Whole brown rice
Dairy: Live organic yoghurt
Fats: Olive oil
Fish: Clams, Cod, Crabs, Oysters, Tuna, Salmon
Fruits: Apples (inc. pips), Avocado, Bilberries, Cumquats, Pears, Ripe bananas, Ripe pineapple (inc. central stalk), Watermelon
Fungi: Maitake mushrooms, Oyster mushroom, Reishi, Shiitake
Legumes: Green peas
Nuts & Seeds: Almonds (max 12 a day), Celery seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Flax seed, Hazelnuts, Psyllium husks, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts
Teas, Herbs & Spices: Basil, Black teas, Chilli, Dill, Ginger tea, Green tea, Rosemary tea, Siberian ginseng tea, Turmeric, Valerian tea
Vegetables: Beetroot, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery (leaves and stalk), Garlic, Globe artichoke, Green leaf cabbage, Onions, Spinach, Sweet potatoes, Turnips
Artificial sweeteners, Battery chicken & hens’ eggs, Excess garlic, Low-fat products, Margarine, Hydrogenated & trans fats, Rape-seed oil, Refined carbohydrates, Sulphates, Tatrazine, White sugar (sucrose)
Drink plenty of fresh water. Good quality still mineral water from a glass container is best; although a good tap filter is acceptable.
Vegetarians consistently prove to have markedly lower blood cholesterol levels than meat-eaters.
Alcohol, caffeine drinks, dietary fats, coffee, chocolate, and salty foods are all irritants.
Avoid dairy products & ice-cream.
Reduce intake of proteins from red meat, veal, pork and sheeps’ liver.
It is estimated that 70% of the body’s cholesterol is manufactured within the body, and therefore it is important to consider the factors that are involved with the production in the liver. There is little doubt that a healthy liver helps regulate proper cholesterol levels.
In order for to gain maximum benefits from your new healthy lifestyle, it is important to maintain the correct balance in your diet of acid-forming and alkali-forming foods. The recommended balance is approximately 60% alkali to 40% acid.
Additional Help & Support
Deep Breathing exercises are beneficial in reducing cholesterol.
Massage not only relaxes the body and mind, but also helps manage a healthy cholesterol level.
Meditation is key in reducing stress, which can be a major component in high cholesterol levels.
Exercise such as brisk walking for just 20 minutes a day not only helps keep you fit, but can also help in managing cholesterol levels.
Sunlight also helps to reduce elevated serum cholesterol levels.
Whatever action you take, start your new life with Skip’s Ultimate Cleansing 10 day Detox!
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