Sunday, May 18, 2014

Controlling Your Cholesterol Levels Naturally, I Did!

   I went from taking Statins a drug that helps control your levels of triglycerides and cholesterol (a poison to your body) to using vitamins and natural things to control my levels. But Why? Because the side effects of statins are horrible, accentually they are deadly! I personally was having lots of side effects. Mine side effects were hurting joints and muscle, to the point I could hardly get out of my chair and when I did it felt like I was carrying a 300lb man on my shoulders. I was having trouble with my mind, hard to remember things and focus on things. My body just didn't feel right! Think about what  statins are supposed to do, remove fats and cholesterol from your body, WELL, that’s what your brain is made of so first of all you're destroying your brain! So that should be enough for you to try to find an alternate way to lower your lowering LDL cholesterol levels and your cholesterol levels. But the main thing to know about stain drugs is that they are POISON for your body! Look I tried to use them for a well. 
The most common statin side effects include: Headache, Difficulty sleeping, Flushing of the skin, Muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness (myalgia) Drowsiness, Dizziness, Nausea and/or vomiting, Abdominal cramping and/or pain, Bloating and/or gas, Diarrhea, Constipation, Rash. Statins also carry warnings that memory loss, mental confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible side effects. It's important to remember that statins may also interact with other medications you take. So do you really want to chance destroying your body!
   Enough about Statins what about how I switched but first what were my beginning numbers?
   My Triglycerides numbers were in the 900 range, my bad cholesterol was so high they could not calculate it and my good cholesterol number was 17! I had molasses for blood, lol!

  All my levels now are good. My Doctor said when I went for a checkup yesterday “I was skeptical about you being able to control your levels without using Statins and using vitamins and natural supplements” but she said, “keep it up because its working and to help you with your cost I’m gonna give you a prescription of Niacin 1000mgs”, she went on to say “you are starting to make me a believer of using the natural stuff”!   So how have I lowered my levels to acceptable levels?
Here is my regimen: and remember I'm not a Dr. but I have stayed at a lot of Holiday Inn Express’, lol!
  • Niacin: (flushing) 2000 mg’s daily, (1000 over the counter in the morning and 1000 Dr. prescribed at night). My Pharmacists and Dr. says that the non-flushing does not work, so don't waste your money.    
  • Red Yeast Rice: 1200 mg’s in the morning                                                                                     
  • Omega 3,6,9: 2 g’s you can’t take or eat too much Omega’s and the most crucial is the Omega 3’s. My Pharmacists says to look for a higher percentage of Omega 3’s on your fish oils rather than a high parentage of fish oils.                                                                                                                        
  • CoQ10: 100 mg’s daily                                                                                                                  
  • D3: 2000 IU or higher daily                                                                                                         
  • L-Arininie: 1000 mg’s daily                                                                                             
  • Magnesium: 250 mg’s                                                                                                                   
  •  Diatomaceous Earth   (food grade) 1 tablespoon daily                                                              
  •  Lecithin: Non-GMO 1200 mg’s
   Now, not all vitamins are created equally so do your home work. Tested and Pharmaceutical grades are the best! I use SwansonVitamins, via mail order.

   Know I have also cut out all white starchy foods like potatoes, pasta, breads, ect. Also I mostly drink water; I cut out pop and other sugary drinks. That helps as well. Well that’s how I did it and you can to if you really try. I do hope it helps because stains are very very bad and poison for your body. Just do some research on the side effects of them. But please talk to your doctor first. 


  1. Congratulations! I am a big proponent of taking vitamins and herbs for our health over prescription medications if at all possible. With a lot of prayer the Lord has showed me how to treat my sinus problems to the point of where I haven't had to take an antibiotic for a sinus infection for a good 3 years now.

    I too had a bad reaction to taking a statin drug, Fenofibrate. Unfortunately, I have to take Tamoxifen to try to keep the breast cancer from coming back. I honestly don't want to take that pill but given my age and things I have 3 more years. Anyway, that pill has a lot of side effects with one being high triglycerides. After taking Fenofibrate for a good year and a half I got in the position where I couldn't walk. My muscles in my legs were causing me to have spams. I walked like an old lady. 80 year old men were passing me in the hallways! My foot felt like it was broken. It was awful! After 3 months I finally realized that it was the Fenofibrate so I quit taking it. It took an entire month to get that out of my system. I am doing so much better now it is unreal.

  2. I look forward to the day when the medical establishment embraces food and medicine. I am happy you did and are feeling well. You didn't mention probiotics...have you tried making cultured foods? They offer so many additional health benefits, and I believe the gardener in you will love making them. You can find lots of information at cultures for health dot com. God bless you for sharing your success. I'm sure you will help many others with your suggested protocol.