Please provide ways to lower cholesterol (LDL) through diet and other means (not medication). I must lower this number by 5 points within the next few months. Thank you.
The total cholesterol in your blood is the aggregate of many subtypes of cholesterol, of which LDL (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are the 2 major components. Although conventional medicine places heavy emphasis on total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, there is no correlation between total cholesterol levels and heart disease. Let me repeat that–there is no correlation between total cholesterol levels and heart or vascular disease, heart attacks or strokes.
Besides that, cholesterol is an important precursor for our natural corticosteroids, testosterone, estrogens, aldosterone (to regulate salt and water in the body); even vitamin D comes from cholesterol. In fact, cholesterol is an excellent anti-oxidant, and offers significant anti-oxidant protection at the cell membrane level. It is the potential for the LDL component of cholesterol to oxidize that gives it its bad name. But, if your other antioxidants are at good levels, there is no concern.
Those points having been made, if you do want to raise your HDL levels and lower your LDL levels, there are safe ways to do that:
1. Red yeast rice
2. Green tea extract
3. Niacin (in the inositol hexaniacinate form). These can be obtained from your local health food stores.
Dr Gardner, I recently purchased your green tea extract formula. However, today after visiting with my endocrinologist she determined that my blood pressure is pretty high. She gave me another diuretic to treat it. My question is will the green tea tablet exacerbate my high blood pressure? Thank you for your time.
Green tea extract will lower blood pressure, not elevate it. The anti-oxidant effect will squelch free radicals in the blood stream. Free radicals cause inflammation which causes constricted blood vessels and higher blood pressure. EGCG, the most active ingredient in green tea, has a tendency to dilate blood vessel walls, and also acts as an ACE inhibitor, which will also reduce blood pressure. To order Green Tea Extract (my formula contains no caffeine), go to this site and order the Primivia GTE. We’ll ship it out to you right away.
“Dr Gardner, I recently purchased your green tea extract formula. However, today after visiting with my endocrinologist she determined that my blood pressure is pretty high. She gave me another diuretic to treat it. My question is will the green tea tablet exacerbate my high blood pressure? Thank you for your time.
Quick answer: Green tea extract will not affect your blood pressure. It has strong antioxidant and anti-cancer properties, and there is no caffeine in my Primivia GTE preparation. To obtain some, go to www.stangardnermd.com/store and you’ll see the Primivia GTE (Green Tea Extract).
Basal Cell Carcinoma. I am wondering about alternative approaches to fight this cancer. Also are there known food that help fight this cancer. I assume ridding the body of sugar would be a good thing to do and adding many more veggies to the diet.
Basal cell carcinoma is a skin cancer that, fortunately, does not metastasize, but grows locally. This certainly gives you time to try alternative approaches rather than immediate excision.
You need to start with being basically healthy–eat real food (no sugar, processed, soda pop), take supplements, sleep and exercise.
Then you may want to build your immune system.
1. shaitake and maitake mushrooms as supplements,
3. Resveratrol, Green tea extract, antioxidants (vitamins C, E), vitamin D.
Locally you may want to try a new product that has both killing power on cancer cells and builds the immune system, called ASEA. This can be sprayed locally on the lesion. You can obtain the spray bottle through this website. ASEA for internal use is a powerful tool, and can be obtained at this website:
Being a member of the LDS church, we don’t drink tea. Is it alright to drink green tea?
The “hot drinks” referred to in the L.D.S. Word of Wisdom are interpreted as including coffee, black tea and green tea. Black tea and green tea come from the same leaf, camellia sinensis. However, there are also some important differences.
The black tea uses the oxidized form of the leaf, while the green tea does not. But the green tea leaf also contains many valuable nutrients that are helpful to the body.
My office has an extract from the green tea leaf called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is a strong anti-oxidant, offers cancer prevention and protection and stimulates metabolism, making it useful in people who want to lose weight.
This product is available through my online store as Primivia GTE.
Tea, black, white, or green come from the same plant. Caffein, Lactic acid, etc. are a few of the ingredients that are harmful. Wine is also beneficial, science says, because of its anti-oxidant qualities. On this one I prefer to follow my religious beliefs. Will this new product contain a beneficial herb but not the tea plant?
Primivia GTE is an extraction from the plant Camellia sinensis. The active beneficial extracted ingredients are polyphenols, commonly known as flavonoids.
Most extracts have anywhere from 60% to 80% polyphenols, but Primivia GTE has 95% polyphenol content, predominantly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). These polyphenols have more potent anti-oxidant effect than vitamin C or E. They also suppress the formation of nitrosamines, one of many cancer-inducing compounds. Its cancer protection is best with gastrointestinal tract cancers, lung cancer and most breast cancers. These extractions also promote fat oxidation and thermogenesis, which help with weight balance.
Each one of us needs to make our own personal decisions about what we ingest into our body (temple). Some people are addicted to caffeine with their soft drink ingestion; some take cough syrups with alcohol content; some people are addicted to prescription medications, when alternatives exist. Each person is at their own level of understanding and need, and needs to personally decide what is right for them.
Remember, ‘science’ is always changing and evolving-truth never deviates.