Mailbag! Asian Secret Blasts Cholesterol

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

You’ve got questions…

We’ve got answers!

Once your cholesterol numbers start creeping up, you know it’s a matter of time before your doctor recommends statins.

And with all the side effects that come with these drugs, that’s a conversation you don’t want to have.

Fortunately, researchers have just discovered a natural substance that can help lower your cholesterol and maybe even keep you out of the danger zone.

Let’s dive in…

Hey Natalie,

I went to the doctor last week and found out my “bad” cholesterol is little high. I eat right and exercise five days a week, but can’t seem to get it into the normal range. Do you know of anything natural I can to take to lower my cholesterol? I really don’t want to end up on a statin.

Thanks!

Bill W.

Great question, Bill.

Many folks are in limbo with their cholesterol levels but don’t want to have to rely on Big Pharma to keep them healthy.

There are all sorts of supplements that can help you fight cholesterol — fish oil, red rice yeast and garlic, to name a few.

Now an international team of scientists has uncovered another cholesterol-busting breakthrough called konjac glucomannan, a special fiber extracted from the root of the elephant yam.

Konjac glucomannan has been a go-to remedy in Southeast Asia for centuries and has been shown to help you lose weight.

But that’s not all it can help you do…

In a recent meta-analysis, scientists reviewed 12 randomized clinical trials that focused on how konjac glucomannan affected LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in adults.

After sifting through all of the data, the researchers made an incredible discovery…

Folks who were getting 3 g of konjac glucomannan daily saw a 10 percent drop in their bad cholesterol levels!

Think about it — a 10 percent reduction in your LDL cholesterol could be the difference that saves you from a lifetime of taking dangerous drugs.

You can get konjac glucomannan at natural health stores or through online retailers like Pipingrock.com. It’s available in capsule and powder forms. Be sure to get a 3 g dose every day to keep your bad cholesterol at bay.

Do you have health questions you want answered? Drop me a line: feedback@livingwelldaily.com.

Live well,

Natalie Moore
Managing editor, Living Well Daily

Ed. Note: Please send your feedback: feedback@livingwelldaily.com – and click here to like us on Facebook.


Sources

[1] Supplement Smarts for Cholesterol and Triglycerides

[2] Glucomannan – A Weight Loss Supplement That Works

Natalie Moore

Written By Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.

View More Free Articles

Nutty Solution CRACKS the Weight Loss Code

I’ve been preaching the nut gospel for years… they’re delicious and (despite the rumors) won’t make you fat. Now, new research is backing me up in a BIG way. The study found that eating nuts is excellent for weight CONTROL. Many soul-crushing, joy-killing diets have you count every calorie and leave you feeling famished and...

Read This

Diet Trick Slashes Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Multiple sclerosis (MS) only strikes younger people… right? So, if you’ve reached your senior years, you should be in the clear. Not so fast. It turns out the number of older folks being diagnosed with MS is rising. In fact, it has been since the 1970s right along with the overall number of diagnoses—it’s just...

Read This

Man smells lemon to test his heart health

Could Your NOSE Save Your Life?

The human body is both super weird and incredibly cool. Case in point: There’s evidence that our sense of SMELL can send us secret signals… About our HEART. That’s right, your nose could be trying to tell you something about your ticker. And not listening could be a fatal mistake. As odd as it sounds,...

Read This

7 BETTER THAN Soda Alternatives

Some folks may be tired of hearing me say soda is the devil, but I’m going to repeat it anyway because it is. After all, soda is stuffed with harmful, inflammatory sugar. And if there’s one change you can make that will have a HUGE impact on your health, it’s swearing off the sweet stuff....

Read This

“Emotional” Trigger Sends Stroke Risk Soaring 56%

Back in the day, we didn’t “talk about our feelings.” Instead, we were supposed to quietly suffer and pretend everything was fine. Thankfully, that has started to change. We now understand you can’t separate physical and mental health. They’re one and the same. In fact, mental health—loneliness in particular—has been making headlines the last few...

Read This

Senior man in blue shirt holds up hearing aid

Mailbag: Are Hearing Aids Worth It?

“My hearing seems to be deteriorating, and I often find myself asking people to repeat themselves. My kids want me to get hearing aids, but is it really worth it?” – George Hi George, I totally understand your concerns about investing in hearing aids. It’s a big decision, and it’s natural to wonder if it’s...

Read This

Citrus Secret to Better Heart Health REVEALED

Looking out for your heart health is VITAL as you age. After all, we only get ONE ticker that’s got to last us a lifetime. And you’re not going to believe this, but a powerful tool for boosting our heart health has been hiding in plain sight all along. Even worse, we’ve been tossing it...

Read This

Dig Up This Sleep Solution in Your Own Backyard

Getting a good night’s sleep as you age can sure be a challenge! Desperation for getting some decent shuteye can have you trying every potion, device, and technique on the planet. But what if the solution is the earth itself? Let me explain… A new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that...

Read This

Cracking the Vitamin D Dosage Code

When it comes vitamin D, I might be accused of sounding like a broken record. (Well, by those old enough to understand the reference, anyway.) But I’ll risk that reputation, because it really IS a vital vitamin. After all, vitamin D is essential for MANY health-related functions, including… Maintaining strong bones by promoting calcium absorption...

Read This

MILLIONS on Statins Who Shouldn’t Be

Looks like the statin-pushers have finally run out of excuses to peddle their pills to everyone with a pulse. Of course, I’ve already been banging this drum for years. Statins are NOT the miracle cure Big Pharma wants you to believe. Instead, they come with a laundry list of side effects that can make your...

Read This