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Diabetes and its attending satellite diseases and disruptions are an Opportunity to discover new ways of living and of treating imbalances with new tools — especially food and exercise. Dr. Robert Rowen, MD of Santa Rosa, California is a passionate holistic physician who has earned my respect.
You will often find me mentioning something which Dr. Rowen has brought to my attention and he always bases his opinion on scientific studies or experience with patients in his own clinical practice. He’s a fearless advocate for making Medicine accountable and open to new ideas and protocols that work!
He’ll probably come along several more times on my blog, but today I am sharing information from him about new ways to raise “good” cholestrol (HDL) and even impact a lessening of “bad” cholesterol.
If you subscribe to the idea that cholesterol is the culprit for “causing” the narrowing in arteries … I don’t. I think that cholesterol is a needed substance (especially for hormone production), and that it has been given a “new” job to become Nature’s Bandaid, when the arteries are damaged by Inflammation and high pH bioterrain.
But, if you are going to “treat” cholesterol, then I prefer to pay attention to the following article by Dr. Rowen, and reject statins as they are NOT benign and come from a very dubious source (fungii).
” Miracle food raises HDL, lowers LDL and triglycerides better than drugs” is what Dr. Rowen, MD reports — or as I say, “Eat 2 Kiwi and call me in the morning.”
Dr. Rowen says, ‘here’s another food that works better than drugs, especially for raising HDL cholesterol. In the current Western-medical thinking, if your HDL cholesterol is high, then you can handle higher cholesterol levels without damage to your heart. Increasing HDL is always important.’
If you ask your conventional doctor, he’ll tell you that it’s hard to increase HDL cholesterol except by artificially raising HDL, with statin treatments.
Now, a new study says you can raise HDL with a simple fruit.
A Taiwan study on 43 subjects with high lipid levels found that just 2 kiwis a day could significantly reverse lipid problems. HDL increased, and so did vitamin C and vitamin E levels. Their LDL dropped as well.
And, as is imperative in good Science, this study confirms a Norwegian study done in 2004.
In that Norwegian trial, 2 – 3 kiwis per day dropped triglyceride levels by 15%. They also reduced platelet aggregation (stickiness) by 15%. Platelet clumping places you at a higher risk of heart attacks and for blood clots.
Most doctors push a daily baby aspirin to reduce sticky platelets, but this can result in stomach problems and other reactions. Why not try kiwis?! You get the same result without any risk! And, you get all the great Vitamin C and other nutrients for other health support.
The craziness of testimonial requirements and claims imposed by the FTC in America gags , so if the kiwi growers advertised this as a challenge to replace the toxic statins, they would, of course, go to jail thanks to today’s FDA standards.
But, as a physician, Dr. Rowen can carefully announce this, as can scientists in scientific journals. It’s up to us to learn the Truth from these sources and to circumnavigate the barrage of allowed daily and nightly commercials put out by Big Pharma. The Pharmaceutical industry wants the market. They don’t care what their pseudo-meds are doing or tell you about a more safe alternative.
Now, in my health store, organic kiwi are not inexpensive. They are often a dollar a piece, at some seasons. However, for much of the year, you can cut costs dramatically by growing your own. Get the “hardy” variety.
Kiwi (botanically: Chinese Gooseberry – Actinidia chinesis, I think, if I remember correctly) is very easy to grow. Unless you have a self-producing variety (I think they have hybridized these), you will need a male and a female plant.
They make very strong stems and can easily cover a shed roof or climb 2 stories. You need to keep them coralled. They produce prolifically and are tasty raw. They taste sort of pineapple-like with an undercurrent of strawberry. They are great in a fruit salad and are best eaten with at least one other fruit (no melons) as they are very active on your stomach, being lightly pH acidic.
The best way to eat them is to cut them in half, lengthwise, and then use a spoon to scoop out the whole hemisphere.
So, start eating 2 kiwi every day, and see if you can reduce your stain medication. Your liver will love you and maybe that will help this marvelous organ help you more with your diabetes instead of being wrecked by statins.
You can find out more about Dr. Robert Jay Rowen, MD Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University and University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine at Dr. Robert Jay Rowen, MD.
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