Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Cholesterol (high)

Remedy: Lecithin

Lecithin is a group of yellow-beige-brown fatty substances found in animals and plants. It is found in many parts of the body, but is highest in the bile, where it acts as an emulsifier and assists with the digestion of fatty foods. Sufficient lecithin is very important for good digestion, particularly for the absorption of essential fatty acids. It also prevents the build-up of fats and LDL cholesterol in the walls of the heart, arteries and veins, and protects against liver cirrhosis. Lecithin prevents gallstones and promotes gallbladder health, along with improving memory, and brain and nervous system health.

The best and easiest source of lecithin is raw egg yolks. Separate the yolks from the whites, and do not eat raw egg whites as they contain several anti-nutrients (that prevent good digestion). Lecithin is also produced synthetically, mostly from soy oil but also from sunflower oil and other sources. This lecithin is a mixture of various phospholipids.

In most health food stores you can buy lecithin grains made from soy products. Non-soy lecithin is available, but harder to find.

Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 27 May 2010 at 19:41       229

Take one teaspoon of lecithin granules with each meal, and optionally, a teaspoon before bed at night. Lecithin is particularly useful if your digestion is weak, or you have liver or gallbladder problems.