Alternative Medicine
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) @ by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD 10/6/2018 - "Studies have shown that amla is potently anti-atherosclerotic,
improving many aspects of cardiovascular metabolism including improved elasticity of blood vessels,
reduced arterial plaque buildup, cholesterol & triglycerides (8, 9)...
Amla (fruit) was found to be just as effective as Simvistatin (RX) at reducing total cholesterol, reducing LDL cholesterol, & increasing HDL cholesterol.
Simvistatin treatment was found to be more effective than amla at reducing VLDL cholesterol & triglycerides...
One may conclude that (fruit) amla is just as effective as (RX) Simvistatin, because the amla benefits seem
equivalent to those of statin medication...Prolonged use of statin medication (can) result in...
side effects: [Abdominal pain, Abnormal heart beat, Allergic reactions, Arthritis, Back pain, Bronchitis, Chest pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Flu symptoms, fluid retention, Flatulence, Headache, Indigestion, Infection, Inflammation of sinus & nasal passages, Insomnia, Joint pain, Muscle aching/weakness, Nausea, Rash,
Stomach pain, Urinary tract infection &/or Weakness] (unless CQ10 is included in medical regime.) 
In 2012, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public that statin medications have been shown to significantly increase our risk of developing type 2 diabetes."
Beets -
"Ginger has a significant lipid (triglyceride and cholesterol) lowering effect."
Guggul (Commiphoral mukul tree resin) "can reduce plasma levels of triglycerides."
(Take small amounts up to 3x a day.)
Niacin (vitamin B3) and chromium both raise the good HDL & lower the bad LDL & triglyceride levels. 8/2004 Life Extension magazine
When possible use regular niacin rather than niacin-amide (non-flush) for cholesterol. 
The flush helps get the job done.
Probiotics - @ . 8/2017 - "Key findings of the present study is that oral spore-based probiotic supplementation reduced symptoms indicative of 'leaky gut syndrome'" + reduced triglycerides.  (
Rowen, Dr Robert Jay  Lower Your Cholesterol & Triglycerides in Just 6 Weeks pamphlet 800-728-2288 Atlanta, Georgia, USA is editor of Healthy Resolve Inc Second Opinion newsletter. 
Rowen has high praise of  fresh orange juice (or preferably whole raw oranges), avocados & omega-3
fatty  fish (sardines, mackerel, herring, salmon, tuna), + supplements policosanol (such as octacosanol), red yeast extract (such as Monascus purpureus to give spare ribs it's red color) (take PM) with guggul (Commiphora mukul) and CoQ10, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and chelation therapy. 
Rowen does not recommend the OTC drug cholestin which is an extract of red yeast fermented on rice - a Peking duck red color condiment, containing a naturally occurring form of the drug lova-statin.
Triglycerides are a marker for elevated insulin & excess carbohydrate. - sea vegetables help -
"Triglycerides fell from 215 to 195. And the atherogenic index (a key atherosclerosis score) dropped a whopping 12.5%. All this with no lifestyle changes! (And remember that Sea-nol blocks oxidation of the 'bad' LDL cholesterol.)"
Stacy reduced her triglycerides significantly by consuming 2,700 mg omega-3 fatty acids (EPA &/or DHA) daily (3 caps/meal/day), losing 20 lb, reducing processed carbohydrates (crackers/pretzels/breakfast cereals/wheat-containing products), avoiding corn syrup and (that contributes to high triglycerides) Omega-3s can normalize heart rhythms (arrhythmias) & help prevent sudden cardiac death.  Fish oil contains the most concentrated sources of eicosapentaenoic acid  (EPA).  Flaxseed oil/walnuts/canola oil provide both (DHA) docosahexaenoic acid and EPA - from alpha linolenic acid. 9/2006
Sugar - Pure, White and Deadly by John Yudkin
Yudkin, John -  from The Telegraph 3/20/14
"Rodents, chickens, rabbits, pigs & students fed sugar and carbohydrates, he said, invariably showed raised blood levels of triglycerides (a fat), which was then, as now, considered a risk factor for heart disease.
Sugar also raised insulin levels, linking it directly to type 2 diabetes…When devising their low-fat products, manufacturers had needed a fat substitute to stop the food from tasting like cardboard, so they had jumped for sugar.
The new 'healthy' foods were low-fat but had sugar by the spoonful and Yudkin’s findings threatened to disrupt a very profitable business…
Researchers found fructose, one of the 2 main carbohydrates in refined sugar, is primarily metabolized by the liver;
while glucose (found in starchy food like bread and potatoes) is metabolized by all cells. This means consuming excessive fructose extra strain on the liver which then converts fructose to fat. This induces a condition known as insulin resistance, or metabolic syndrome, which doctors now generally acknowledge to be the major risk factor for heart disease, diabetes and obesity, as well as a possible factor for many cancers…
There’s 'invisible' sugar in everything from processed food and orange juice to coleslaw and yogurt."


Rowen, Robert Jay - Lower Your Cholesterol and Triglycerides in Just 6 Weeks booklet - "Beware of cottonseed and 'Canola' oils.  Canola is really rapeseed oil genetically engineered to have 'less' highly toxic erucic acid than its wild cousin and is renamed for the Canadian Oil Company.  It can cause fatty degeneration of the heart and other organs.  Cottonseed, one of the mostly highly pesticide sprayed products, contains a toxic cyclopropene fatty acid that's associated with significant damage to the gonads, liver & gallbladder....
Look for mechanically processed oils...unrefined...avoiding all the heat and chemical treatment...
Olive the most stable oil used for cooking...
Organic is always best....Walnuts, flax & hemp seeds...I consider to be the ideal balance of omega-3 to omega-6."