Cholesterol

Do you suffer from:

High Cholesterol Levels ?

  • High Blood Pressure ?
  • Have you had:
    – a heart bypass operation due to Cholesterol?
    – heart disease in the family?

Nature’s Solution:

Dr. A.Vogel’s Boldocynara Liver Drops can assist with the healthy functioning of the liver, reducing the production of Cholesterol. Dr A.Vogel’s Circulation Formula can assist with the healthy flow of blood to all the body cells and organs. The combination of its contents will assist the body to regulate blood pressure.

*Note: Do not discontinue blood pressure medication without the supervision of a professional person.

Some advice from Dr. Vogel

What are the causes?
A diet high in fats, especially animal fats, which causes an increase of cholesterol in the blood, can contribute to the disease.

  • A diet high in fats, especially animal fats, which causes an increase of cholesterol in the blood, can contribute to the disease.
  • Nicotine is another contributory factor to a narrowing of the arteries, especially the coronary vessels.
  • A rich diet, with too much animal protein, especially too much meat, eggs and cheese, may lead to arteriosclerosis.
  • Overindulgence in alcohol is harmful to the capillaries and thus may directly contribute to this disease.

Some Useful Information:

What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty substance (Lipid) that is carried in the bloodstream and plays an essential role in the tissues and cells of the body.

Why does the body make cholesterol?

The body uses cholesterol to build cell membranes and insulate nerve fibres, to manufacture certain hormones and vitamin D and to produce Bile that helps to digest food. Cholesterol is transported through the bloodstream by proteins. As fat cannot dissolve in the blood, these proteins wrap around Cholesterol and other fatty substances to form lipoproteins.

Where does cholesterol come from?
The liver produces about 80% of our Cholesterol that the body needs. The balance originates from the food that we eat such as dairy products, eggs and meat. The liver will produce excess amounts of Cholesterol from the fat in our diet, particularly Saturated Fats in meat and dairy products.

Why is there such a negative perception of cholesterol?

80% of urban South Africans have raised blood cholesterol and 20% of those have levels which place them at high risk of developing heart disease.

What is hardening of the arteries?
Excess amounts of Cholesterol are deposited on the inside of arteries. The fatty deposits will narrow the arteries. This results in restricted blood flow to the heart and other tissues of the body. This condition is called Arteriosclerosis; also know as hardening of the arteries.

Why is it dangerous?
A restricted blood flow encourages the formation of a blood clot, which may block the artery completely. The fatty deposits may completely obstruct the flow of blood in the artery, which can result in a heart attack or stroke.

What is good cholesterol?
HDL-High Density Lipoprotein, also known as Good Cholesterol, is responsible for removing deposits of LDL-Low Density Lipoprotein, also known as ‘Bad Cholesterol. HDL transports LDL back to the liver to break it down for removal from the body.
TriGlycerides also contributes to elevated LDL levels. This is often the case in obese people and also diabetics.
It is good to have a cholesterol count that shows a high HDL level, and a low LDL level.
Which genetic factors predispose to high cholesterol levels?
A condition known as Familiar Cholesterol indicates a hereditary tendency to develop high LDL levels.

Age plays a part:
Between the ages of 20-65 years, cholesterol has a tendency to increase.
Women have a higher HDL level than men, after menopause, however, women lose this protection and become equally at risk as men to develop high cholesterol.
Diseases of the liver, kidneys and pancreas can increase the production of cholesterol.
A diet that is too high in saturated fats found in animal meat, cheese and eggs, can increase cholesterol levels.
Over weight people have a higher LDL and a lower HDL level of cholesterol.

Exercise increases HDL levels.
Smoking decreases HDL levels.
Stress increases LDL levels.
Alcohol increases LDL levels

Did you know?

A diet consisting of brown rice, soft white cheese and salads can have almost miraculous results if adhered to consistently. Rice bran has positive effects on the regeneration of arterial walls.
Include iodine rich foods in the diet as the trace element contributes largely to the prevention and cure of arteriosclerosis. An easy way to do this is to use Kelpamare, Herbamare and Trocomare at every meal. These delicious herbal salts complement any dish.

Ginkgo Biloba as a medicinal herb can be taken to hasten recovery from hardening of the arteries. Dr A.Vogel’s Ginkgoforce is recommended.
Plenty of oxygen is necessary to restore the circulation and arterial flow. Regular exercise by taking long walks is important. Exercise also reduces harmful cholesterol and raises good HDL levels.
Avoid refined foods, all white flour products and sugar.
Eat an abundance of fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, raw seeds, raw nuts, soft white cheese, oily fish and drink lots of water.
Initially do not use any coffee, tea, alcohol, fruit juices, fried foods, reheated foods, and hard yellow cheese. Once the HDL and LDL levels are back to normal, you can include a little of these foods now and then.
Extract from Dr. Vogel

Preventative treatment

It is, above all, essential to reduce the consumption of protein and fats. If possible, avoid animal fats altogether and use natural unrefined oils such as sunflower, safflower, poppy seed or corn oil instead
Make brown rice the basis of your diet
Raw vegetables and soft white cheese (quark) should supplement the rice diet. Be sure to eat fresh salads every day, preferably dressed with Molkosan (whey concentrate) and unrefined oils.
For their curative properties, include in your diet wheat germ oil or wheat germ oil capsules, Herbamare and Kelpasan, as well as any foods that contain seaweed. However, keep off Kelpasan if your blood pressure is high.
Instead of any other favourite cheese, eat only mild white soft cheese (quark) or cottage cheese. If it is difficult to give up the old habit of eating meat, eat very little of it and infrequently. The same advice holds true for eggs, which should never be eaten hard-boiled.
For seasoning, use salt very sparingly. It is best to change over to sea salt and Herbamare herbal seasoning salt.
It is of the utmost importance to provide the body with plenty of oxygen. So take long country walks at a good pace to stimulate deep breathing. If it is not possible to do this on a daily basis, at least use the weekend for this purpose. Instead of spending time in one favourite cafe, bar or restaurant, sitting in front of the television or behind the wheel of a car, get out and exercise your legs in the countryside, in the woods and through the meadows.

Summary

Cholesterol is not all bad news. Cholesterol is essential to maintain body processes and good health. The secret is to produce sufficient good cholesterol and that is a lifestyle product. Protect yourself by regular use of Dr. A.Vogel’s Boldocynara liver drops to ensure optimum liver function. A.Vogel’s Circulation Formula will ensure good flow of blood in the arterial and nervous system. Regular use of A. Vogel’s Urticalcin calcium supplement will ensure elasticity of arteries and veins.

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