Vitamin D supplementation and sun exposure are two easy and simple way's to naturally lower cholesterol in the blood without the use of statin medications. Here's why...
Article by Troy Sawyer (Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Health & Wellness Coach, Sports Nutritionist)
Updated March 21, 2023 -- This post contains affiliate links
This remarkable vitamin has been found to prevent and treat just about every disease and ailment on the planet. And high cholesterol and heart disease can certainly be added to the list!
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, and if your body isn’t receiving enough it will basically “pump up” your cholesterol level so it can convert as much cholesterol as possible into the active form of vitamin D. So making sure you receive an adequate amount of vitamin D everyday is absolutely crucial to keeping your cholesterol levels within the normal range.
The RDA of 400 IU’s of vitamin D every day is ridiculous and far too low to lower cholesterol in the blood. Most health experts are now prescribing dosages in the range of 4,000-8,000 IU’s per day.... 8000 IU's of Vitamin D Daily Necessary to Raise Blood Levels of "Miracle" Nutrient, Declares Groundbreaking New Research. Coupled with regular sunshine (the sun makes the body produce vitamin D) you'll find that vitamin D supplementation is one of the most potent treatments for high cholesterol in existence!
Once again, to provide more proof (you don’t just want to take our word for it), here are some of the world’s most authoritative natural health figures talking about the amazing benefits of vitamin D, not only for lowering cholesterol, but also as a preventative and treatment for a whole host of other diseases…
"Diabetes, both type-1 and type-2, are profoundly linked to low vitamin D levels. Obesity, heart disease, hypertension and stroke are inversely related to sunlight exposure and vitamin D levels. Psoriasis, eczema, and periodontal disease are lessened by sunlight exposure and high serum vitamin D. Fertility is positively influenced by sunlight exposure and high vitamin D levels. Sunlight enhances immune system function by producing vitamin D. Dozens of disorders other than those mentioned in this summary are related to vitamin D deficiency."
– Solar Power For Optimal Health by Marc Sorenson
"Vitamin D – reduces heart disease risk in women. It was reported at the 42nd annual conference on Cardiovascular Disease and Epidemiology Prevention that women who take vitamin D supplements lowered their risk of death from heart disease by one-third. The finding was an unexpected dividend extracted from an osteoporosis trial to determine the incidence of bone fracture in nearly 10,000 older women."
– Disease Prevention and Treatment by The Life Extension Editorial Staff (available from Amazon.com)
"Low vitamin D levels may also increase the risk of atherosclerosis. Research suggests that a low level of vitamin D increases the risk of calcium build-up in atherosclerotic plaques, and that higher levels reduce the risk of build up. Researchers at UCLA School of Medicine measured the vitamin D levels in the blood of 173 men and women at risk of heart disease and also measured the build-up of calcium in coronary arteries (a common finding in coronary artery disease). The results suggest that calcium may regulate calcium deposition in the arteries as well as in the bone."
– The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements and Herbs by Nicola Reavley (available from Amazon.com)
"Poor vitamin D status has been linked to increase risk of breast, prostate and colon cancers, osteoporosis and other bone disorders, Type 1 diabetes, arthritis, infertility, PMS, chronic fatigue and depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, multiple sclerosis, musculoskeletal pain, and heart disease. Ironically, the few foods that contain vitamin D are mostly items that have fallen out of favour thanks to orthodoxy’s fanatical anti-fat and cholesterol campaign, such as cod liver oil, butter, whole milk, liver and egg yolks."
– The Great Cholesterol Con: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Cholesterol, Diet and Heart Disease is Wrong by Anthony Colpo (available from Amazon.com)
"Men who are deficient in vitamin D were found to have more than double the normal risk of suffering a heart attack or dying even after all other possible risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and high levels of blood fat were excluded. Populations in northern countries (with less intense sunlight and lower levels of vitamin D) have higher numbers of heart disease than sun-filled southern countries. In addition, more heart attacks occur in the winter months, when sunlight is scarce."
– Cancer Is Not A Disease-It’s A Survival Mechanism by Andreas Moritz (available from Amazon.com)
"Low calcium and vitamin D intake has been linked to stroke. Researchers compared the diets of thirty-five women who have had strokes accompanied by no history of high blood pressure or heart disease, with the diets of women who have never had strokes. Results indicate that the healthy women’s diets contained 38 percent more vitamin D and 17 percent more calcium than those of the stroke victims."
– Earl Mindell’s Secret Remedies by Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D. (available from Amazon.com)
"Osteoporosis is closely correlated to heart disease. Vitamin D deficiency could certainly be a factor in both, because there is a strong inverse relationship between vitamin D levels and artery calcification; the more D in the blood, the less the calcification. Artery cells have vitamin D receptors (VDR), which when stimulated by vitamin D, inhibit the incursion of calcium."
- Solar Power for Optimum Health by Marc Sorenson (available from Amazon.com)
"'I think vitamin D is an important ingredient in the longevity recipe,' he said enthusiastically, as if just struck by an epiphany. 'Your skin manufactures vitamin D when it comes into contact with the sun. Without that vitamin D, we increase our risk for nearly all age-related diseases including many types of cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and even autoimmune diseases like MS (multiple sclerosis).' Insufficient vitamin D markedly accelerates heart disease in kidney patients."
- The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner (available from Amazon.com)
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