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172: What are the best natural ways to lower cholesterol?

Masterjohn Q&A Files Episode 172


Question: What are the best natural ways to lower cholesterol?

The top things that I would think of to lower cholesterol levels are number one, I'd get thyroid status thoroughly checked out. Number two, I would consider experimenting with a diet low in saturated fat or diet low in cholesterol to see how responsive your levels are to those things. Number three, I would experiment with some fiber supplements.  Number four, for people who are overweight, then normalizing body composition is an issue. Number five, I wouldn't use pantothenic acid. I would try pantethine.

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080: Ask Me Anything About Nutrition, December 2, 2020

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