Cholesterol & Heart Disease

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Interesting and promising concept to stabilize arterial plaques:
(not a scientific article but a review of
2 natural compounds that seem to show promise

Heart attack and stroke WARNING:
How to prevent a deadly arterial plaque rupture

Centella asiatica (Goto Kola) is a powerful antioxidant, and has neuroprotective and cancer-fighting effects, and Centella asiatica has been a mainstay of Ayurvedic medicine for many CENTURIES. Gotu kola, member of the parsley family is rich in triterpenoid compounds, which stabilize plaque by improving the synthesis of collagen, an important component of soft plaque caps. Also it also works against plaque accumulation by reducing the stickiness of monocytes – cells that cause atherosclerosis.
 
The 2nd compound French maritime pine extract has high levels of procyanidins and phenolic acids, giving it potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The extract reduces the risk of clots and interferes with plaque formation by stimulating the production of beneficial nitric oxide, thereby increasing blood flow and decreasing the “stickiness” of blood platelets.

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Here are some great review articles on this topic :

The Truth About Cholesterol, Statin Drugs, and Cancer – 

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

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Excellent articles by Dr Stephen Sinatra MD –
well known and respected Integrative cardiologist
Seven Must-Know Cholesterol Facts Your Doctor Won’t Tell You – 08/18/2016
The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure – by Dr. Stephen Sinatra  08/28/2014
What Is the Best Heart-Healthy Diet Plan? 01/08/2016

  • If your HDL and/or LDL subtypes need improvement,
    I recommend a combination of the PAM diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise.
  • If your Lp(a) is high, my top recommendation to neutralize
    it is to take 1-3 g of niacin daily. I also recommend fish or squid oil
    (1 or 2 g daily) and either one of two natural clot-busting enzyme supplements: nattokinase (50 mg twice a day) or lumbrokinase, also known as Boluoke
    (20 mg one to two times daily).

Lower Cholesterol Levels With Supplements by Dr. Stephen Sinatra 7-14

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The Cholesterol Myth That Is Harming Your Health 
Dr. Joe Mercola D.O.  -August 10, 2010

7 Factors to Consider if You’re Told Your Cholesterol Is Too High
Dr. Joe Mercola D.O.  – January 12, 2015

Nutrient Spotlight: Citrus Bergamot Supports Healthy Cholesterol Levels by Dr. Stephen Sinatra