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In fact, having a true understanding of what is cholesterol may be the key to actually controlling it and making performing the internal balancing act of the lipids a part of a healthy lifestyle. There are many ways to lower cholesterol naturally. For instance, the American Heart Association recommends reducing trans-fats and making certain dietary changes to help reduce high cholesterol levels . And, increasing HDL is just as important in the endeavor to balance cholesterol levels, and adding in regular weekly physical activity as well as reducing damaging habits like smoking can play an important role in increasing HDL levels.
Other factors such as toxicity, mercury poisoning and fluoride toxicity all contribute to hormone disruption in the body. Mercury particularly can interfere with the conversion of progesterone into cortisol. When there is a cascade of hormonal imbalances, you can almost say with certainty that heavy metal toxicity is a major causative factor. And when the symphony of hormones gets augmented, there are multiple responses and reactions that can ensue. The increased production of cholesterol is one. But realize that the elevation of cholesterol is a response to underlying biochemical imbalances, not a cause of it.