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Doctor insights on: How To Lower Cholesterol Levels Naturally

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How long does it take to lower cholesterol levels?

How long does it take to lower cholesterol levels?

Varies: Cholesterol medications can affect your lipid panel within 4 weeks however dietary changes need time. You can not reverse years of eating poorly in two months. I see dietary shifts in cholesterol over 6 months and longer. Eating better is a lifestyle not a diet. ...Read more

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How to lower cholesterol naturally vs medications?

How to lower cholesterol naturally vs medications?

Discuss with your dr: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more

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Can you please guide me on foods that lower cholesterol levels?

Can you please guide me on foods that lower cholesterol levels?

Vegetarian diet: A vegetarian, vegan, or mediterranean diet will lower cholesterol and lower your risk of heart disease. Also see this link: http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/pdf/10.1056/nejmoa1200303. ...Read more

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How might you lower cholesterol level quickly for test?

See below: No easy way you can fast and can vigously excercise and that might lower it enough for what you need. ...Read more

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How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

How can I lower cholesterol (ldl), and increases HDL levels?

Diet, exercise, drug: Diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco. You may need drug treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.hpb.gov.sg/hopportal/dandc-article/7. ...Read more

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Will increasing potassium levels help to lower cholesterol?

Will increasing potassium levels help to lower cholesterol?

Not directly: But it's possible if you are eating a potassium rich diet - of which fruits and vegetables are the best sources - that your cholesterol profile may improve related to the food types that your are eating. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can consuming garlic help preventing gastrointestinal disorders and lower cholesterol levels?

Can consuming garlic help preventing gastrointestinal disorders and lower cholesterol levels?

Very Unlikely: While use of garlic preparations has been promoted to aid in management of cholesterol clinical trials have not shown a significant, consistent benefit of consuming garlic. Regarding gastrointestinal (GI) use, no clear body of evidence suggests garlic has a beneficial effect. If large amounts of garlic are consumed adverse GI effects (gas, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea) are common. ...Read more