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Old 06-02-2021, 06:29 PM
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My wife is in good shape, exercises regularly, eats healthy and takes fish oil on a daily basis. Can anyone recommend a non-drug (more natural) therapy that will help keep her LDL’s in check?
I think the best way to lower cholesterol will be following the Nutritarian diet approach as described by Joel Fuhrman.

https://www.drfuhrman.com/blog/123/l...y-statin-drugs

https://responsibleeatingandliving.c...heart-disease/

Plant sterols also are reported to help with cholesterol.

https://www.drfuhrman.com/blog/52/pl...ce-cholesterol

https://source.wustl.edu/2006/03/pla...cholesterol-2/

And here is some info from a previous post.

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There are several supplements that will help with cholesterol. My sister-in-law took Citrus Bergamot and dropped her total cholesterol from 225 to 175 in 6 months. She took the Bergamot supplement from Herbal Powers. Jarrow also has a Bergamot product.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6497409/

"The results of five different clinical trials (Table 1) using bergamot in various forms suggest the polyphenol fraction can lower LDL-C and total cholesterol."

Bergamot produces excellent results according to this study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6497409/

Bergamot juice was found to reduce cholesterol (29.27%), triglycerides (46.12%), and LDL (51.72%) and an increase in HDL (27.61%) levels versus hypercholesterolemic controls

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Aronia berries also help. Eclectic Institute makes an Aronia supplement.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31237052/

"Dose-response analysis demonstrated a significant reduction in triglyceride levels when dose of Aronia was increased to 300 mg/day. In conclusion, the results demonstrated a significant increase in HDL and reduction in total cholesterol and LDL among patients supplementing with Aronia."
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Amla fruit also reduces cholesterol. There are several different Amla supplements available.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3326920/

"Treatment with Amla for 42 days produced significant decrease in the mean levels of TC (P<0.0001), LDL (P<0.0001), VLDL, and triglycerides (P<0.0002), and a significant increase in HDL (P<0.0002) levels [Figure 1]."

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Walnuts are also one of the best foods for reducing cholesterol. An easy way to eat Walnuts is Artisana Walnut Butter.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/chole...er-cholesterol
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