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Expert Q&A: Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally

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Curejoy talked to Dr. Lori Shemek, is a well-known and reputed Professional Health Coach Expert and founder  of  the Health Attraction System , about some of the most common  cholesterol  questions and  how to naturally  lower  cholesterol.  The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the ‘Top 16 Health and  Fitness  Experts’ alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the ‘Top  35 Diet and  Nutrition Experts’ . She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.    For more detailed about Dr.Lori Shemek check  www.dlshealthworks.com

1. Why is it important to maintain healthy cholesterol levels?

Cholesterol is critically important for optimal health..that’s right, you need cholesterol.  Cholesterol is a soft waxy substance that is important for the production of cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that help to break down fat.  Cholesterol is also needed for optimal brain function especially in the area of memory.

Without Cholesterol we would die.

There are two basic types of cholesterol:  High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) and Low Density Lipproteins (LDL).  HDL is considered the ‘good’ cholesterol and LDL is considered the ‘bad’ cholesterol.  HDL helps clear away the artery clogging LDL.  The LDL cholesterol circulates in your blood stream and can build-up creating plaques that reduce blood flow and eventually can constrict artery blood flow and if a clot forms a heart attack or stroke can occur.

2. Is it important to lower your cholesterol if it high? 

Unfortunately, there is a pervasive myth that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease.  In the longest-running study on heart disease done thus far, the Framingham Heart Study showed that the intake of cholesterol in our diet (from eggs or saturated fat, for example) was not correlated with heart disease.

Cholesterol becomes a problem due to low-level inflammation.  It is similar to having a sore on the outside of your body.  Your immune system sends immune cells and chemicals to fight the invaders such as bacteria and viruses at the site of the sore.  A protective ‘scab’ is formed and then the sore heals.  In a very similar way, inflamed cells in the artery walls, then begins to create a ‘band-aid like effect and this band-aid is cholesterol that is used as a ‘patch’ or to protect the artery.  It is much like having a hole in a wall that is filled with plaster to patch it.  Essentially, it is the inflammation – not the cholesterol that leads to the creation of the plaque.

No cell can form without cholesterol.

Cholesterol’s role is a beneficial and it should be flowing free through the blood stream one when part of a healthy low-inflammatory system.

Dr. Lori L. Shemek
Star Expert

Dr. Lori Shemek is the best-selling author of “FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! and a leading health and weight loss expert. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the 'Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts' alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the 'Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts' She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.

Dr. Lori L. Shemek
Star Expert

Dr. Lori Shemek is the best-selling author of “FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! and a leading health and weight loss expert. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the 'Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts' alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the 'Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts' She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas.

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Jaran Hara
Jaran Hara 5pts

If you have 50kg of body weight it means you will have more than 5liters of blood,but you will donate just only 450cc it is very little amount to be taken to your body,regular blood donation every 3months will help a lot to normalize your cholesterol level.

Jaran Hara
Jaran Hara 5pts

Yes mam 100% of human being has already cholesterol but it depends if it is normal or more than the normal level,instead of taking anticholesterol medication donating blood is much better.

Neelam Babbar
Neelam Babbar 5pts

Can blood still be donated even if one has cholesterol

Taryn Robertson-Smith
Taryn Robertson-Smith 5pts

Yes all great information and very correct! Except if you already have heart disease or have suffered a heart attack. Then you definitely need to be on plant based diet and exclude meat, dairy and eggs. I have changed my diet 2 years after heart attack and after 6 months plant based no meat, dairy, eggs or gluten will be coming off statin/blood pressure meds! All with only diet change.

Savannah Frost
Savannah Frost 5pts

Pretty much lol I'm sure if you quit giving him meat he will just sneak it anyways so it won't do any good ha

Savannah Frost
Savannah Frost 5pts

Well he's gonna have to get over it for a little bit\U0001f602 make him a vegan and give him tofu haha

Joyce Frost
Joyce Frost 5pts

The no meat is gonna be an issue for John Frost lol

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks for the information :)

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Kindly access the link from Firefox or Google Chrome browser :)

Mesbah Antonio
Mesbah Antonio 5pts

To lower cholesterol excercise eat lots of garlic no meat lots of greens every morning before anything drink water with organic lemon and apple cider vinegar also you can take turmeric which is also good to lower cholesterol and of course lots of walking or running depending on your weight if you are heavy walk because you don't want to hurt your knees take it step by step everything in moderation try to stay away from processed foods.

Jaran Hara
Jaran Hara 5pts

To lower cholesterol fast i think to donate blood regularly than to take anticholesterol drugs.

Kelvin Lee
Kelvin Lee 5pts

Y DOES PAGE TURN BLACK NOTHING ON R U

Arun Kumar Thinaharan
Arun Kumar Thinaharan 5pts

Daily morg eat 50gms of raw small onions for 48 days, life long there would b no block in ur heart...

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Gary Wardell Well doshas can help you balance definitely. But certain foods or habits are bad for any dosha!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

HDL vs LDL ration. LDL no more than 190!

Paul Sanchez
Paul Sanchez 5pts

Don't forget don't over do it. We need both types of cholesterol in us to be healthy. Moderation of what you consume and avoid trans fats. They're unnatural and damaging to our bodies.

Kyle Bort
Kyle Bort 5pts

This man shouldn't worry about cholesterol... he's got no arms!

Ginnie Ledbetter
Ginnie Ledbetter 5pts

How do you do this ? Need more information about this ! Please do tell me what I need to be doing!

Kamalika Bhattacharyya
Kamalika Bhattacharyya 5pts

I did not get your point .. Where does it say that u will have to eat so and so to produce cholesterol ? It's only suggesting what not to eat to bring down cholesterol ..

Om Shah
Om Shah 5pts

Effect of high cholesterol ? Plz help sir

Edita Kelly
Edita Kelly 5pts

Yes that's true.You body make his own but it's "you" have to know what to eat.Ya.

Debbie Glenn Edwards
Debbie Glenn Edwards 5pts

Was interested in cholesterol lowering and triglyerorites lowering not dieting

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Valid point Candice Gaye!

Gary Wardell
Gary Wardell 5pts

From what little I've read about Ayurveda it sounds like if you balance your doshas everything else will take care of it's self, provided you put in good clean food to start with. (You are what you eat since that is raw materials that go into rebuilding the body.)

Candice Gaye
Candice Gaye 5pts

Iam surprised an ayurvedic page would recommend the diet on this link

Candice Gaye
Candice Gaye 5pts

?? you don't need to eat cholesterol for your body to have the cholesterol it needs. The body makes its own cholesterol.