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Health Conditions | Cholesterol

Cholesterol is naturally produced by our bodies and is essential for healthy functioning. Yet, an over-abundance of cholesterol leaves deposits in our arteries, causing harmful blockages.

While new statin drugs have shown remarkable results in lowering cholesterol levels, studies have shown that certain dietary measures are equally as effective. And the added benefits of a good diet include the prevention of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. Bastyr Center for Natural Health has developed a program for just these health issues.

This section offers a number of natural strategies for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. We hope you’ll take them to heart!

Red Yeast Rice Linked to Improved Cholesterol
For Lower Cholesterol, Choose Your Pectin Supplement Carefully
Plant “Fats”: A Simple Way to Lower Cholesterol
Garlic Does Lower Cholesterol, Evidence Suggests
Probiotics Help Lower High Cholesterol
Exploring Natural Options for Lowering Cholesterol
Heart Health Alert: Niacin Reverses Hardening of the Arteries
Cranberry: The Tart that’s Good for Your Heart
Sesame Seeds Can Lower Cholesterol
How Does Fish Oil Affect Heart Health?
Lower Cholesterol: Eat More Barley
Eat Nuts to Lower Gallstone Risk
Sesame Seeds Lower Cholesterol
Black Tea Reduces Cholesterol
Guggulipid Does Not Reduce Cholesterol Levels
Enriched Green Tea Extract Lowers Cholesterol
Macadamia Nuts Lower Cholesterol in Men
Diet Affects Cholesterol, C-Reactive Protein, Same as Medication
Coffee May Lower Risk of Gallstones in Women
Eating Yogurt Daily Increases “Good” Cholesterol in Women
Calcium Supplements and Cholesterol Levels in Women
Niacin Raises “Good” Cholesterol Levels

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The health information contained in this site is not intended as medical advice and should not be considered a substitute for appropriate medical care. Any products mentioned in studies cited in Healthnotes articles are not necessarily endorsed by Bastyr. As with any product, consult with a natural health practitioner to discuss what may be best for you.


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