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Top 12 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

Hi, I’m Jordan Rubin and welcome to Ancient
Medicine Today, brought to you by Today, we’re going to talk about a topic that
I actually believe is controversial. But so many people are interested in lowering
cholesterol. Folks, I have to say this that I had a little
arm-twisting to even do this program. Why? Because I do not believe, we do not believe
that elevated total cholesterol levels are an indicator of heart disease risk. I believe that is a myth. However, I do believe that HDL, high-density
lipoprotein which has been deemed good cholesterol is very beneficial on the body, and you want
to have a good ratio between HDL and LDL. I’ve got to tell you a little secret. I already had a decent cholesterol level,
and one time for an experiment, I went on a diet that was loaded with cholesterol, loaded
with saturated fat. I’m talking loaded, sticks of butter a day,
etc. My cholesterol level, my total went down,
and my HDL went up about 40%, and I consumed 12 eggs a day, sticks of butter. Now, we’re not going to talk about that today,
but I will say this, folks. I believe so many people are on statin drugs
unnecessarily. I believe it can cause side effects with your
musculature. I believe it can cause side effects with energy,
libido, sexual function, particularly testosterone production in men. I’ve seen men who’ve had a heart attack that
are on cholesterol meds post-heart attack, and their total levels are in the low 90s,
it’s unbelievable. I really believe you’re being robbed of a
lot of your manhood and womanhood, because cholesterol is the building block of hormones
and we want those building blocks. So for those of you who have elevated cholesterol,
and often it is hereditary. My wife has high total cholesterol but off-the-charts
high HDL. It’s genetic, her mom does, and probably her
grandmother or grandfather did. But here’s the deal that doesn’t mean she’s
unhealthy. In fact, high HDL is one of the best things
you can have in your system, and let me say it before I get started. Dietary cholesterol does not raise cholesterol. It’s proven now after the stupid egg-white
craze of the ’90s and 2000s, that egg yolks don’t cause high cholesterol. In fact, they’re really good for you in so
many ways. And the modern versions of the caveman, or
paleo diet, or low-carb diet, or ketogenic diet are proving it. So after all that, let me get off my soapbox
and say, if you’re dealing with high cholesterol levels that your doctors told you to improve
including low HDL and high LDL, I have a treat for you because we’re going to share with
you the top 12 cholesterol-lowering foods right now on Ancient Medicine Today. And as always, if you loved this information,
make sure to click that “like button”, and more importantly, we need you to get this
message out. Tens of millions of people are on cholesterol
medications, many unnecessarily. So many people are at risk of heart disease. In fact, a good friend of mine had a grandfather
who was perfectly healthy in his mid-70s and died overnight someday last week. It was just devastating, and I’m not suggesting
that high cholesterol is a risk, but what I am saying is, these heart healthy foods
can lower your cholesterol and do so much more. Let’s get started. Number one, vegetables. Fiber helps to soak up certain fats in the
diet and the antioxidants in colored vegetables, like you see on the screen are amazing. There’s tomatoes, there’s cucumbers, there’s
peppers we see on the screen. Green foods are amazing. You even see an avocado peeking out which
is technically a fruit. Avocado is awesome for you, and the monounsaturated
fats are universally accepted now to help with high cholesterol, as is the Vitamin E
and potassium. So number one, eat more vegetables. Sprouts are great, fermented veggies are amazing
because the probiotics help lower cholesterol, and more importantly, bring you into balance. Number two, the second top cholesterol-lowering
food would be nuts. You might think I’m nuts for suggesting a
fat to lower cholesterol but now we know, again, that monounsaturated fats which you
will see, almonds, you might not recognize those almonds because they’re in a shell. Most of us don’t even know what to do with
that anymore. There are hazelnuts, we used to call that
filberts when I was a kid, I’m not sure why. Both of those are high in monounsaturated
fats and fiber, as are macadamia nuts. I believe if you just eat a handful of almonds
a day, you’re going to help your cholesterol levels. Again, good fats, fiber, and almonds have
antioxidants especially if they’re not blanched or the skin is not removed. Number three, the third top cholesterol-lowering
food or foods would be chia and flax. I’m going to make a guarantee here. If you will consume three tablespoons a day
of either whole chia, ground chia, or ground flaxseed three tablespoons a day, and you
can even do it twice a day, I guarantee in six weeks, you’ll have a better cholesterol
profile. Why? Because chia and flax have good fats, ALA
or a form of omega-3, antioxidants. Chia is actually a great source of anthocyanins,
the same antioxidant you find in blueberries and fiber. Chia and flax are loaded with fiber, high
20% of their weight. So if you do three tablespoons a day – let
me do a little math – you’re going to get three to four grams of fiber so, make sure
to get flax and chia use it in smoothies recipes, use a superfood powder that has them. They are amazing for cholesterol, for the
gut, so many other things. Number four, olive oil. I recommend olive oil, again, as a source
of monounsaturated fats, as well as antioxidants. Look for the purest, let me rephrase that,
the most unrefined extra virgin olive oil. You want one that smells and tastes like olives. Olive polyphenols including the water-soluble,
which is a little bit in there, and the fat-soluble antioxidants are amazing. I do not recommend cooking with olive oil,
put it on or in food because these antioxidants can be delicate and they can be unstable. So make sure when you consume olive oil to
take advantage of the fats, the omega-9, the oleic monounsaturated, and the polyphenolic
antioxidants. Consume it on food warm or room temperature. Olive oil is awesome. Everybody believes it. The star of the Mediterranean diet. Folks, here’s the cool thing, we’re going
to go over 12 cholesterol-lowering foods today here on Ancient Medicine Today and we’re here
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especially those that are older that are super scared of cholesterol will want to hear this
information. Number five, avocados, one of my favorite
foods on the planet. I really think an avocado a day keeps the
doctor away. It also helps lower cholesterol with its fiber,
monounsaturated fats, and vitamin E, which is an antioxidant. Bingo. You’ve got the three: good fat, fiber, and
antioxidants. Remember that two out of three ain’t bad,
but three out of three is great. Eat avocados, and guacamole is pictured here. I love them in salad. I love them and smoothies. You can even make an avocado chocolate pudding. Guess where you learn about that? On the Dr. Axe Facebook page, YouTube channel,
or Number six, salmon. Salmon doesn’t have fiber and animal foods
don’t, but salmon contains a powerful antioxidant known as astaxanthin. It’s what makes wild salmon red or pink or
orange, and it has omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, and EPA, which help reduce inflammation. The reason cholesterol can be an issue for
your heart is that certain forms of cholesterol can become oxidized or rancid in your system,
and cause your capillaries to have issues. But I believe the cholesterol is not the culprit. Blaming cholesterol on a heart attack or heart
disease or blockages in your arteries is kind of like blaming the fireman for the fire. I think the cholesterol is there to plug the
holes. The holes are there because the diet and environment
of the person has allowed fragility and dryness, let’s just call it that, in the arteries. So that’s the deal, but salmon can help with
good sources of fats, and antioxidants, as well as vitamin D, and protein. Number seven, gluten-free whole grains. I’m a big fan, if you do eat grains, of heirloom
grains, quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, dark rice, black or purple, loaded with antioxidants. I like darker red quinoa. Again, antioxidants, fiber, a little bit of
fat. There’s a great little grain called “kaniwa”
which I like. But gluten-free whole grains, and we know
that gluten-free oats, particularly if it’s whole oats, can lower cholesterol due to soluble
fiber. I’m not a big fan of oats in great consumption
but if you do make oatmeal, make sure to put some fat in it, I’m talking about coconut
oil, butter, etc. You want to make sure to slow the absorption
of those carbohydrates. You’ve already got fiber, adding fat will
help. Number eight, this is a huge benefit to cholesterol,
green tea. Strong green tea, jasmine, matcha, shincha,
whatever green tea you want, as long as it’s organic is a great source of polyphenols. These polyphenols not only lower cholesterol,
but they help protect your arteries and the cholesterol you have from oxidation. In Japan or China, people consume on average
10 strong cups of green tea a day. Green tea is good for so many things, especially
cholesterol. I’m Jordan Rubin here on Ancient Medicine
Today, brought to you by We’re here every weekday 10:30 a.m. Central Time and we’re here for you. If you like this information, click the “like
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of people have an opportunity to be free from the bondage of high cholesterol and even medications. Number nine, beans and legumes. Beans and legumes are great sources of fiber. Some are better than others, not a big fan
of soy, but the darker color beans, lentils are amazing. Mung beans are even more amazing. Mung beans which are usually green, they are
anti-inflammatory and high in fiber. Lentils are very easy to digest. Black beans are good, and there’s a bean that’s
popular in Asia called adzuki beans. Sounds a little weird but it’s really good
for you. Beans and their fiber do help lower cholesterol
but too many beans can also hinder absorption because I have something called lectins which
combine the cells in your body. So I recommend again lentils, and find some
dark colored lentils. Split peas would fall into this category,
in my opinion, because it’s a legume. Cashews are legumes. You can eat those in moderation. Peanuts are legumes which I don’t tell everyone
to consume but they can be good if they’re organic. And then, mung beans, adzuki beans, and you
know what’s even better, bean sprouts. Garbanzos aren’t bad either, but sprouted
beans are really, really good. Number 10, the 10th cholesterol-lowering food,
turmeric. Remember, its oxidized cholesterol that’s
the issue. Turmeric is an antioxidant with its curcumin. Turmeric is powerful to protect the body cells
and the heart. So if you’ve got elevated cholesterol levels,
particularly elevated LDL and low HDL, consume turmeric in spices and food. Consume it as an extract in supplements, a
tea, make golden milk which you can take some fresh or dried turmeric root, boil it in almond,
coconut, or even grass-fed dairy milk. Strain the turmeric out and have an awesome
drink. Add a little more spice to it such as cinnamon,
little honey. It is awesome and it’s what they do in the
Eastern parts of the world, or take a turmeric essential oil or CO2. Turmeric’s the bomb, you need it every day,
and it’s great for cholesterol issues. Number 11, garlic. Garlic with its various compounds, their sulfur
compounds, is great for cholesterol. Eat it cooked, you can eat it raw, just avoid
people for a few days. Garlic is really, really good. There are some fermented or aged garlic capsules
that have been shown to protect the body and reduce cholesterol levels, particularly LDL,
and reduce oxidation. So, garlic is amazing. You can also make a garlic tea. It’s great for your immune system as well,
and it’s antifungal. Here is a pretty interesting theory, statin
drugs which are prescribed for cholesterol levels that are elevated are antifungal. They’re sort of made from soil-based organisms,
actually. Garlic is antifungal, so are statin drugs,
so there are people that believe that elevated cholesterol levels or the issues they cause
are really an underlying fungal invasion. Ponder that for a moment. The 12th cholesterol-lowering food, sweet
potatoes. Why? Sweet potatoes are loaded with antioxidants
including beta-carotene, and sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber. Sweet potatoes are very nutritious. A little high in starch, so what I’d recommend
is consume sweet potato with fat. Fat always helps the antioxidants increase
in your body in their bioavailability, and who would ever want sweet potato without butter? That’s right. You need to consume sweet potatoes with butter,
it helps to bring out the antioxidants. You can use ghee as well. You can use coconut oil, or you can use coconut,
what they would call “butter” which is sort of creamed coconut, really, really yummy. Folks, if you’re dealing with high cholesterol,
low HDL, high LDL, or you know someone who does, whether they’re on statin drugs are
not, these 12 foods can lower your cholesterol. And remember, I don’t believe high cholesterol
causes heart disease, but oxidized cholesterol does cause damage. Let’s go over these right now. Vegetables, many colors, good fiber, consume
them often. Nuts, particularly almonds, are a great source
of omega-9 fatty acids and fiber. Chia and flax seed, three tablespoons a day,
I guarantee your cholesterol will go away or at least get lowered. Olive oil, look for extra virgin, particularly
the tasty aromatic high antioxidant olive oil. Use it on food not for cooking. Avocados are a great source of omega-9 fats,
fiber, and minerals as well as vitamin E. Salmon, great source of antioxidants, and
protein, and good omega-3 fats. Make sure to look for wild-caught. You can do canned, you can do frozen, you
can do fresh, you could do sashimi. Just do it. Salmon’s good for you. Gluten-free whole grains, we talked about
dark-colored grains that are heirloom variety, quinoa, amaranth, millet, kaniwa, purple or
black rice. Those are going to be the best. And if you’re someone who loves oats, occasionally,
doing an organic slow-cooked oat or groat, which is the grain that becomes an oat when
you flake it. Do that, make sure to put some fat in there. Maybe a little spice such as cinnamon will
make the whole thing better. Green tea is absolutely amazing as a source
of polyphenols I say drink three cups a day of strong green tea. That will be really, really great for you. Beans and legumes are wonderful. We talked about the colored beans and legumes,
such as colored lentils, split peas, mung beans, and adzuki beans. Turmeric just absolutely rocks. I recommend consuming it every day. Ratchet up your spices the antioxidants in
turmeric help reduce oxidation in the body. Garlic is great because it’s antifungal and
it has cholesterol-lowering properties. And last but not least, sweet potatoes, add
some fat to it antioxidants, and fiber. These 12 foods, folks, will help you lower
your cholesterol in as little as three weeks. You want to avoid processed sugar because
that’s a big no-no in cholesterol and triglyceride levels, but this is going to help you out
not just in your heart but in your gut and so many other ways. I’m Jordan Rubin for Ancient Medicine Today,
brought to you by For more information on how to lower cholesterol
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Randall Smitham



  1. Parisian71 Posted on April 4, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Dr, do you have a remedy for Costochomdritis ? I have been living with it for couple years, and it is hard for me to exercise or do some sport activity. My MD told me that there is nothing that he can do about it, cause there is no medication to cure it. I would greatly appreciate your help about that matter, thank you !!

  2. Jeannette Young Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I have had high total cholesterol since they started measuring it in the mid 80's when I was 17. high ldl, low hdl. I eat all these foods, no gluten and no gluten free substitutes, no processed foods, very little refined sugar, chicken, eggs salmon and venison is my red meat. for the most part, I eat meat and veggies. my total cholesterol is 298. It's been measured as high as 317. I had calcium score of 0 back in 2006 when I was in my mid 30's. I'd like to get the test again but my current idiot doctor thinks it isn't necessary…yet wants me to take meds which give me severe muscle aches. I say that's no guarantee of longer life and certainly no way to live. sure would be nice to look at the ACTUAL condition of my arteries. so, I guess I continue to be a "bad patient" and try to be healthy on my own. not sure what use the doctors are to me anymore. maybe when I fall and break a hip in 30 years they'll come in handy.

  3. Patrick k Posted on May 6, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    He is paid by the egg industry.

  4. B Cran Posted on May 13, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Thank u ! This is great news!😄❤️😄

  5. Teresa Yu Posted on May 20, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    thank you for your sharing !

  6. hithereart Posted on May 26, 2017 at 4:32 am

    GREAT presentation & info!!!! Thank you!  🙂

  7. Violet Ho Posted on May 30, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Thanks for your sharing for high choresterol can cause bile stones

  8. Violet Ho Posted on May 30, 2017 at 7:36 am

    I make a mistake, high choresterol makes people getting gallstones not bile stones

  9. VIKKI SMITH Posted on June 1, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Thank you so much for the information. I am trying to lower my ldl and up my hdl. I am currently taking 3 tablespoon of flaxseed and tumeric every day. I am also exercising 5 days a week, 3 miles a day or 30 minutes on the arc machine. Dont know yet if it is working.

  10. MrDigit420 Posted on July 13, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Better Call Saul voice!!!

  11. Cristina Vindas Posted on July 25, 2017 at 10:54 am

    great info. just one detail, cashews are not legumes… more related to pistachios, mangoes and poison ivy… cheers

  12. freda Aposil V. Piega Posted on August 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    thanks your info about how lower the cholesterol….thank so much your video Dr.John Axe, God bless you!

  13. Lourdes Gayas Posted on August 26, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Thank you dr.Axe gor the great information.God bless.

  14. Edwin Larson Posted on September 18, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Careful with chia, chia is a nightshade and some people can have severe intestinal issues with chia. Reference Dr Gundry 's book The Plant Paradox. I knew I was having issue with chia and couldn't understand why, until the plant paradox opened my eyes. Goji berries are also nightshade.

  15. Danielle Lopez Posted on September 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Can you put the list in the description? 18 min is pretty long

  16. Rola Eadeh Posted on September 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    What about triglyceride? How to lower that

  17. Rene'e Rose Posted on October 7, 2017 at 4:40 am

    i like flax so much that is it ok to take it clean without a smoothy or disguise.

  18. DYI-n-SAVE-FROM A-Z Posted on October 8, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    why are the sweet potatoes too light in weight now? Ive bought  them from different areas ,but they still are air light weight

  19. The Adventure of Xman Luna and friends Posted on October 30, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    If run on the family can be cure , My family suffer of high blood pressure and Cholesterol ? All of them take pills what about me been 17 can I worry doctor.

  20. petitemew Posted on November 3, 2017 at 4:05 am

    I had no idea about having coconut oil with my oatmeal. Many great tips. Excellent presentation

  21. Cindy di Avani Posted on November 6, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Correlation is not causation in terms of HDL, high cholesterol is not good for you.

  22. Dauud Hasan Posted on November 17, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Very useful information may Allah guide you !

  23. San Posted on November 19, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Drinking 10 cup of green tea a day can surely cause kidney stone.ancient medicine today

  24. FrancinesVlogs Posted on November 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    So we have to raise the good cholesterol in order to lower the bad.

  25. Sasha & Co Posted on December 11, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I too believe Food is medicine. Love you work guys!!!

  26. steve jefferies Posted on December 25, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    This is wrong I have high cholesterol genetic and 70 % stenosis of the right coronary artery so please listen to your doctor these statements are flawed,

  27. Jay Donald Ramsay Posted on January 30, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Great video! All of the foods you recommended are good for you and you should definately eat. However there is some sloppiness in the science behind your explanations. Obviously, this is a confusing topic and highly debated. Here is a great interview with a doctor and professor at UCSF who has spent his career doing research on cholesterol and heart disease and has work on committees with the American Heart Association on creating guidelines.

  28. LORETTA RIVERS Posted on February 15, 2018 at 7:27 am

    What is Chia?

  29. MSL5 Posted on March 20, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    What about the fact that turmeric is not absorbed by the body as well as when you take it with black pepper? I add pepper anytime I'm using in food/drink.

  30. MSL5 Posted on March 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    GRASS-FED BUTTER ONLY. Don't buy regular store brand butter & add it to your sweet potatoes & other foods. Not the same & he never mentions this important fact!

  31. HealthFitness LifeGuy Posted on March 21, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Thank you…was googling on facts about "poultry" as this person commented on my pic on instagram that "chicken causes high cholesterol"…the general public don't know the difference between "good " and "bad" cholesterol

  32. lamfilipos Posted on March 23, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for the Video! Apologies for chiming in, I am interested in your thoughts. Have you heard the talk about – Riddleagan Surviving Death Remedy (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? It is a great exclusive product for reducing your cholesterol level minus the normal expense. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my GF at last got cool results with it.

  33. Creativedesignsbyappealinglady Posted on March 25, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    What about pasta and beans. Also rice?

  34. FreedomgirlCanada Posted on March 27, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Hi Jordan, when someone like your wife has hereditary cholesterol, what do you recommend? My friend who is 49 just had a major heart attack. He’s on Crestor. They just doubled his dose. What would you recommend?

  35. erwin021777 Posted on March 29, 2018 at 2:09 am

    I was prescribed attorvastatin and it made my insomnia worse plus severe muscle and body pain, cramps, very low stamina. So stopped it after a month.

    I went to another doctor and gave me pravastatin 40mg. I have no muscle pain or cramps but I still have very low stamina, depression, frequent trips to the toilet at night. After 3 months of taking my cholesterol went down from 270 to 230. Now in my 8 month on pravastatin i have decided to gradually stop it and go natural.

    I cut my pill in half and Im feeling a lot better after 2 weeks and more stamina..

  36. Mrs. Adriann Posted on April 2, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I just asked Dr. Axe about this. It's frustrating when you're active, manage a good nutritional diet which includes chia seeds, avocado, eggs, etc, and the doctor STILL says to lower your Cholesterol. Are doctors uninformed????

  37. Nancy Swan Posted on April 11, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I don't like, I love you and Dr Axe. Keep up the good work

  38. Devin Russell Posted on April 11, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Can I take flaxseed oil

  39. Leslie Corrin Posted on April 29, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks for the tips you good lookin' doctor man. lol couldnt resist.
    God bless you ^_^

  40. Leslie Corrin Posted on April 29, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks for the tips you good lookin' doctor man. lol couldnt resist.
    God bless you ^_^

  41. Tom Stacey Posted on May 1, 2018 at 7:41 am

    If he believes high cholesterol is not bad then why is this a video on how to lower cholesterol?

  42. Reviews To The Point Posted on May 9, 2018 at 5:33 am


  43. ali zahedi Posted on May 24, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    thanks mr Jordan

  44. N R Posted on June 23, 2018 at 1:15 am

    I once went to get my cholesterol tested. I think I was supposed to fast but I decided for fun to go ahead and eat a high-fat breakfast. My triglycerides which tend to be only 35 went up to 50 as a result of this. I had a high HDL and a low LDL. He told me I was not at risk for heart disease.

  45. N R Posted on June 23, 2018 at 1:23 am

    If you add an avocado to a chocolate smoothie it makes it thick and creamy.

  46. Daughter Of The King Posted on June 26, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Great information!
    Total cholesterol level 238 triglycerides 88 HDL 83 vldl cholesterol 18 LDL 137 cholesterol HDL 2 .9
    What do you make of my numbers am I still okay? I did not realize that crackers also were on the list. If I watch my consumption of sweets fried foods and alcohol will I be okay? I did saw a doctor, Endo chronologist last week that prescribe Crestor, but I got a second opinion, he calculated my numbers and said I do not need statins! Your opinion would be greatly appreciated thank you in advance.
    Also I am a 58 year old female 5' 3", went vegan overnight in November for almost 6 months, terrible detoxing symptoms, with weight gain being one of the symtoms, terrible chills, cold and fl like symptoms, I was told to start eating meat and dairy products again by my doc and a nutritionist. Please ease my worries.

  47. Jenny Yaworski Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Wonderful advice.

  48. Johnny Guitar Posted on August 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you, I found this to be very helpful and informative particularly your comments that egg yolks do not cause high cholesterol. I'll eat a whole egg about every other day which is a fairly moderate consumption but I'm happy to learn that it won't be harmful to my health.

  49. Eneida Rios Posted on September 4, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you so much for your video. Just last week I was told by my doctor I have high cholesterol 😫. I’m fit & exercise at least 5 times a week….I’m in disbelief & I am freaked out (my grandmother had high cholesterol). My question: using Matcha in my smoothies daily, would that count as drinking green tea?

  50. USA MOLHED Posted on September 7, 2018 at 8:46 am

    You are very wrong….avocado?, olive oil? Recipe for heart attack

  51. April Griffin Posted on September 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    This seems to me to be a very unbalanced diet. If I consumed the amount of this very small list of foods my body would not get proper nutrition and I wouldn't have time to do anything else. If I want an overall healthy body I have to have a well balanced diet. I can accept this as a guideline for dietary changes but Dude give the rest of the information.

  52. Karen Freeman Posted on October 1, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Thank you so much i was feeling pretty down about my TC being 8.6 and LDL 5.88 now I'm going to continue eating correctly and using essential oils. It's very annoying as I am only 147 pounds and 167 cm fitness instructor I have an inherited high cholesterol.

  53. Roxanne Budd Posted on October 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    What about hemp seeds? I can’t eat a lot of this foods, because my gut is such a mess. I’m allergic to eggs, duck and reg and some nuts. 😔

  54. tony palmer Posted on November 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Are the pesticides on vegetables taking away nutrients?

  55. Noorhaleem 355 Posted on November 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for nice video by Dr.Josh Axe

  56. Mercedes Mass Posted on November 22, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Very important information for our diet. Thanks fo sharing the principles of a Mediterranean diet.

  57. Katrina Hamilton Posted on December 9, 2018 at 2:27 am

    oatmeal and fat I thought that was bad

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  59. Katherine Gold Posted on December 15, 2018 at 1:32 am

    my hdl and ldl both high

  60. Darah Velesbir Posted on December 15, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Thank you so much about this information!!

  61. Linda Lincoln Posted on December 15, 2018 at 11:24 am

    I have never tasted a green tea that I liked. They all taste terrible!! Anyone try one that taste good?

  62. JumpingChi Posted on January 15, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Dr. Rubin, most of these foods you listed here are foods that make me super tired – I suspect because I am very sensitive to goitrogenic foods, even when cooked. When I eat goitrogenic foods, even in tiny amounts, I can't keep my head up or eyes open for at least three hours. Some of these foods render me zombie like for about 2 days. They also cause my large intestine to swell with painful inflammation & burning.

    Additionally, I have found that I cannot eat garlic, except in super tiny amounts of the powder form without feeling the same way as goitrogenic foods make me feel, drugged.

    How do I know if I can supplement with iodine or not with the strong presentation of Graves and Hashimotos (as indicated by anti-body & thyroid panel blood lab results, vitals and symptom list)? Currently Hashimoto symptoms are the prevailing disease, although the presenting disease flip-flops in me, especially the couple days after eating or drinking any goitrogen, garlic, raw onion, pork product, MSG, or moderate to high amounts of calcium rich foods.

  63. raven gale Posted on January 17, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Just because a high cholesterol diet didn’t spike your cholesterol doesn’t mean it’s safe for everyone. Some people are genetically prone to high cholesterol. I have disgustingly high triglycerides and no family history. I know my diet is mostly to blame for that. I got 3 minutes into this video and stopped watching. The propaganda is sickening.

  64. Tricia Williams Posted on February 1, 2019 at 2:49 am

    I have very high cholesterol on both sides of my family my grandmother died at a very young age because of her cholesterol my other grandmother and grandfather died of there is very high cholesterol going on a vegan or a Raw vegan diet and eating all these foods and doing all of this will it help I am 48 and I had a heart attack and I don’t want to take the nasty prescription i’ve begun to eat a whole lot better and my aunt who is a nurse told me that foods cannot bring down my cholesterol and I’m wondering if she’s right and if she’s not right how long does it take to bring down your cholesterol levels if you’re eating vegan and Raw vegan diet could you tell me?

  65. Alex Smith Posted on February 6, 2019 at 2:27 am

    12 lowering cholesterol foods. 1 vegetables. 2 nuts, like hazelnuts and macadamia nuts, almonds. 3 chia seeds. 4 avocados. 5 olive oil. 6 salmon. 7 gluten free whole grains. 8 green tea, matcha and jasmine. 9 beans and legumes best is dark lentils, split peas. 10 turmeric. 11 garlic. 12 sweet potatoes.

  66. N R Posted on February 15, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I also love avocado oil. I have put an avocado in a chocolate smoothie and it makes it so creamy and smooth.

  67. Miss Algorithm Posted on March 30, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Sweet potatoes boiled n some water then add coconut milk and some sweetener. Add pandan leaf if you have while booking. Yummy!

  68. Lorry Buehler Posted on April 5, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Thank You 🌿🙏🏼❤️📖📖🌿🍃🕊🌱🌳🤗

  69. Maame Dansowaa Posted on April 9, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Drink Bragg's apple cider vinegar mixed with hot water in the morning for 3 months and you will reduce your cholesterol….you can also simply switch to a vegan diet since dietary cholesterol is ONLY found in animal products and animal by-products.

  70. Norma Scott Posted on April 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Wonderful info love it

  71. susuabc0090 Posted on April 21, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Top 12 cholesterol lowering foods:
    1 "many colors" of vegetables
    2. Nuts ( almonds)
    3. chia, flax seeds- 3 T (fiber)
    4. Olive oil – extra virgin
    5 avocado
    6 salmon (omega 3 FA, DHA, amaranth )
    7 gluten -free whole grains (quinoa, buckwheat, millet, oatmeal with coconut oil)
    8. Green tea (polyphenol )
    9 beans & legumes (ex: lentil split peas)
    10 turmeric
    11 garlic
    12 sweet potatoes
    * hibiscus tea, bragg's apple cider vinegar
    * suggested by video readers

  72. Theresa Higby Posted on April 30, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    We may not believe but life insurance underwriters do.

  73. Khaled Aboamir Posted on May 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    The best video DR

  74. Thanh thanh Nguyen Posted on May 12, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks 🙏

  75. Lynne Zamudio Posted on May 23, 2019 at 3:52 am

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  76. Jacqueline Dube Posted on June 3, 2019 at 11:51 am

    My cholesterol is 5.8 and my doctor told me it was high but didn't really seem bothered about it.

  77. Sarah Lopez Posted on June 9, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Instead of eat almonds can I drink almond milk ?

  78. mrsbrownsugarsweetz Posted on July 9, 2019 at 7:26 pm

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  79. xxx xxx Posted on July 26, 2019 at 11:11 am

    If you have LDL that's oxidized, even having a very high HDL would be completely useless. Lp(a) is also a risk factor.

  80. xxx xxx Posted on July 26, 2019 at 11:13 am

    ALA is not a form of Omega 3, Omega 3 can be generated from them only if you have proper gut bacteria and it's conversion to Omega 3 is very less no matter what you do !

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  91. CHRISTisLORDofALL Posted on September 7, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Where do you buy these kinds of breads? What brands? Can anyone help me?

  92. Rosie Jaan Posted on October 2, 2019 at 10:02 pm

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  93. Delfs Lasmar Posted on October 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    How about coconut oil it maintain my triglyceride to normal level

  94. amer Al Gayar Posted on October 10, 2019 at 11:11 am

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  95. nixland Posted on October 11, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    I think that's what happened to me. My LDL is around 120, never below 100. My HDL around 45, never above 60. I have been not eating ALL cholesterol food about 3 months and the HDL & LDL level didn't change (the triglycerides and total cholesterol went down drastically though). I once tried eating meat, cow liver, seafood, eggs, etc for a month and the ldl/hdl level didn't change either (only triglycerides that fluctuate).

  96. Marina Vasquez Posted on October 18, 2019 at 7:26 am

    170 high cholesterol I was told. I have heared you both say inflammation would be bad. I have been eating pretty healthy for a while. But Been on a roll to lose weight and lower inflammation for about a year… go figure. I wish u could respond..I need help… with other inflammation issues

  97. Marina Vasquez Posted on October 18, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Green tea I wish I could but I'm caffeine sensitive? What else could I do. I heared when this happens we have low potassium levels

  98. Norman Rhone Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    What is the point of the self advertising plug every 5 minutes? Just say what you have and let the viewers pass on your channel to others if the information makes sense.