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How to lower your cholesterol – herbal medicine

Have you ever wondered whether there's an alternative to "statins" or lipid-lowering medications? For some people these drugs can give you side-effects such as painful muscles, raised liver enzymes (indicating liver damage), increased blood sugar levels and neurological problems. To avoid any side-effects you can look at managing your cholesterol naturally. What you may not know is that your liver is responsible for producing cholesterol and this waxy substance is essential for making hormones (progesterone, oestrogen and testosterone), for keeping your cells walls flexible, for forming part of the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve fibres, for producing cortisol in response to stress and for Vitamin D synthesis (low Vitamin D levels can lead to osteoporosis). When your liver is working well this all works wonderfully.  However, if you've been...