Cholesterol is manufactured in the liver and either remains there, or is released into the bloodstream. cholesterol cannot dissolve in the blood on its own, so it becomes attached to special particles called lipoproteins. The two main types of lipoprotein are low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which carries cholesterol from the liver to the other cells in the body, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which returns excess cholesterol from the cells to the liver.
LDL is known as “bad” cholesterol because it tends to be deposited in the lining of the arteries. This in turn causes atherosclerosis, in which the arteries to become narrowed, restricting the bloodflow and hence the supply of oxygen and other vital nutrients. The consequences of atherosclerosis depend on its location. Atherosclerosis in an artery supplying the heart can lead to chest pain (angina) and ultimately, to a heart attack. Atherosclerosis in the arteries leading to the brain can cause a stroke or mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) while in the leg arteries, the condition can cause pain when walking (claudication) and even gangrene.
It may be possible to lower levels through simple lifestyle changes, such as losing excess weight, taking more exercise, and following a low-fat diet. Not all dietary fats are bad for you, and the amount of cholesterol you eat is not strongly related to cholesterol levels in the blood. Instead, a tendency to having high cholesterol is largely an inherited characteristic that is aggravated by eating too much saturated fat. High cholesterol can also be a consequence of other medical conditions such as diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or an underactive thyroid.
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For years, many health conscious people have sprinkled soya lecithin on their breakfast. This granulated formula contains ‘super’ lecithin, which is specially enriched with phosphatidyl choline (PC), a phospholipid involved in brain function. Lecithin is also used by the body to emulsify fats in the liver. Sprinkle on cereal, cooked or fresh food, or mixed into juices or soups.1 heaped teaspoon 1-3 times a day with meals, or as directed by a health care professional.
Acidophilus is renowned to be of use for the balance of good and bad bacteria in the bowel. It can be used to return the intestinal flora back to normal, healthy levels (natural flora levels may be affected by fungus or antibiotics). It contains high potency lactobacillus and bifidus, both known to support your body's defenses against intestinal inflammation and diseases. Our formulation contains 8 billion live bacteria per capsule (at time of manufacture),and fructooligosaccharides (fos) for the best assimilation. Fos have been shown to help with improvement of calcium and magnesium absorption, balance gut ph, lipid profiles, strengthening of intestinal barrier and reduction of pathogenic bacteria.
For thousands of years, humans have been accustomed to a selection of natural foods that have provided us with all the essential nutrients. Todays diet is vastly different to that of our ancestors, and one of the most widespread nutritional deficiencies is of essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are the building blocks of the membranes in our cells. Most of these EFAs can be synthesized by our bodies, but the two that have to be supplemented through diet are Omega 3 and Omega 6. The body functions best when these are in a balance ration of 1:1, but because our modern diet is so high in Omega 6s, a typical ration is around 25:1. Large quantities of Omega 3 are therefore necessary to redress this balance.Flaxseed oil is the richest source of Omega 3 fatty acids yet found anywhere in the world. It also has a high Lignan content. Lignan is a gentle plant hormone that is the key to estrogenic balance in the body. Omega-3 oils have been shown to help reduce heart disease, strokes, and inflammatory diseases, and are linked to many other positive health results. Nearly every system in the body can benefit from flax seed oil's natural properties, including the cardiovascular system, immune system, circulatory system, reproductive system, nervous system, as well as joints. It also contains omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, and zinc.
Nutrivital Yucca is traditionally used for cleaning the colon and regulating colonic bacteria as it is believed to have powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. This implies the support of the body's other eliminative systems, such as kidneys, liver, lymph and blood. It is also traditionally used as a gentle laxative to correct constipation.Yucca is high in vitamins A, B, and C, and contains potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and copper, all of which support the proper functioning of the digestive tract. Research Study Research Study In 1975, Dr. Robert Bingham, director of the National Arthritis Medical Clinic, tested Yucca saponin extract on 149 patients at the California center. Most of the patients later felt less pain, stiffness, and swelling in their joints. Others also received additional benefits, such as migraine relief, lower blood pressure, and cholestero/-triglyceride reduction. Dr. Bingham believes that the saponins aid digestion and absorption of fats. They work as cleansing substances, which help prevent absorption of harmful bacteria and protozoa from the bowel that cause stiffness and inflammation in the joints. Take10 drops in a little water or apply topically 2 month supply if 10 drops per day 1 month supply if 20 drops per day. Occasionally, Yucca can cause intestinal cramping and harsh bowel evacuation. In these cases, reduce the amount of Yucca taken, and/or combine with ginger. It is not recommended that Yucca is used from more than three months, as it may interfere with fat-soluble vitamins.