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Fat Free is Bad for High Cholesterol??

Some doc’s put their high cholesterol patients on fat (cholesterol) free diets. If you are one of these people, then you may want to have a conversation with your doctor for some clarity. Here’s why:

Carbohydrates (sugar) get broken down into Acetyl-CoA. Acetyl-CoA is the first building block for cholesterol synthesis. The step by step process for cholesterol synthesis is: Acetyl-CoA -> HMG-CoA -> Mevalonate -> Squalene -> Cholesterol. Therefore, a reduction in one’s consumption of simple carbohydrates is essential.

Furthermore, cholesterol is eliminated from the body via bile, and bile is comprised of steroids that come from cholesterol. Consuming fats (cholesterol) causes the gallbladder to contract and release bile, which binds bad cholesterol for elimination in the feces. In a nutshell, if you’re not eating any fats, you’re not eliminating bad cholesterol. And if you’re consuming lots of carbs, then you’re making matters worse.

Talk to your ND for dietary solutions if you have high cholesterol :)

Use Latex to Kill a Plantar Wart?

Plantar warts on the hands and feet can be remedied in a week or two by the daily application of Milkweed (Asclepias). Break off a leaf starting from the base of the plant (take your leaves from the base and work up the stem each day), and milk out the liquid (latex) from the stem portion of the detached leaf. Apply the latex directly to the plantar wart and let dry. Apply at least once a day. Talk to your ND if you would like to try this method for the treatment of your planter wart.