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How to Lower Your Cholesterol on Ketogenic Diet

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 04/05/2021

Gallbladder Problems and Prolonged Fasting

Find out the best way to lower your cholesterol on keto.


0:00 How to lower your cholesterol on keto

0:24 About fat cells and cholesterol

1:36 Potential causes of high cholesterol

2:46 What can you do for high cholesterol?

3:44 Key takeaways

4:14 How to bulletproof your immune system

In this video, we’re going to talk about how to lower your cholesterol on keto.

The fat cell is made up of triglycerides (which is used a fuel) and cholesterol (which can’t be used a fuel). If you have excess cholesterol, your body breaks it down with bile and dissolves it with an enzyme called lipase.

If your cholesterol increases, it could be that your body is having a difficult time processing excess cholesterol due to liver damage. Fatty liver, scar tissue, inflammation, endotoxins can all cause liver problems. Not having a gallbladder can also cause high levels of cholesterol.

Here’s what you can do to help normalize your cholesterol levels:

1. Consume plenty of vegetables (at least 7 cups per day)

2. Take bile salts

3. Use choline

4. Take niacin (vitamin B3)

As you adapt to a healthy keto diet, your cholesterol will naturally normalize on its own. Keto helps decrease liver fat, increase liver function, and increase bile production. So if you’re not already on keto, check out some of my other videos to get started.

Thanks for watching. I hope this helped explain how to lower your cholesterol on keto. I’ll see you in the next video.

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