Many people are being told that their cholesterol levels are too high, and then, they are prescribed a medication (man-made drug) to lower it. Do you really want to lower your cholesterol? Cholesterol is manufactured by the body as well as obtained from the nutrition we eat. Cholesterol is needed by the body to manufacture hormones and perform other functions. Cholesterol only becomes a problem when it sticks to arteries, and it only sticks to arteries when they have been scarred (usually, from drinking chlorinated water). There are many ways to keep your cholesterol levels naturally healthy. High triglyceride levels actually occur from consuming too many carbohydrates, not fats. Avoiding white, processed, refined carbohydrates and eating grains like quinoa, millet, and buckwheat are best. And, you can raise your “good” cholesterol levels by eating saturated fats, especially butter and coconut oil. That’s right: mmmm, butter!