Cholesterol: What is the Real Story?

 

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The cholesterol discussion seems to get more muddled every day. The American Heart Association and most doctors continue to tout cholesterol as the enemy. However, the WHO and many scientific journals say, “Not so fast”.
I’ve struggled with high cholesterol and inflammation my entire adult life. My most recent screening still showed high levels of bad cholesterol(LDL). My doctor says it’s genetic and I need a statin. New studies don’t support this. So what’s a 53yr old healthy male to do? I’m going with my gut. Here are a few facts.

 

-Cholesterol is a substance vital to the cells of all mammals.

 

-High cholesterol foods don’t raise your cholesterol. Your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat. The production of cholesterol increases when you eat a little cholesterol and decreases when you eat a lot.

 

-Statin drugs are dangerous to your health and may shorten your life. Statins disturb the functions of the muscles, heart and brain. They’ve also been shown to cause cancer in rats.

 

-People with high cholesterol live longer. At least fifteen studies found that total mortality was inversely associated with either total or LDL-cholesterol, or both. This means that it is actually much better to have high than to have low cholesterol if you want to live to be very old.

 

So there you have it. Sort of.
I’ll admit it, I don’t know where to go with this. Do I listen to my doctor and go back on my statin? Sorry doc. Not gonna happen. I need a second opinion.

 

So what are your thoughts? Is the danger of high cholesterol a myth? And if it’s a myth, where lies the truth? I need your help with this.

 

I hope to hear from you on your cholesterol thoughts. Let’s have this discussion!

 

If you’re currently battling cholesterol issues and would like to chat, please contact me for a free health consultation at http://www.kriyaliving.com.

 

In good health,
Bruce

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. A few more facts for you… more people with low to normal cholesterol have heart attacks then those with high C.; as you get older the higher your C. the lower your risk for heart attack and stroke; 30 yrs ago a 300 C. was normal!; C. is used in 60% of your brain, every cell wall, makes all your hormones, and makes all your antibodies. Normal C. does not stick in the arteries but lubricates them. Only oxidized C.sticks and then only to “fill in the pot holes” patch arterial cracks (“atherosclerosis”) and smooth over the calcium the body uses to repair the damage. The real underlying causes are the lack of proper nutrients to repair the artery walls (road base) with collagen. That is stimulated by the tyronase and other minor factors found in natural “vitamin C Complex” and not the vitamin you buy in the store! Ascorbic acid is only the antioxidant covering protecting the other factors in the plant just like and eggshell so our bodies can strip away the shell and get at the “P factor” the “tyronase” and other good stuff. Your body makes an enzyme wiht only one function… to eliminate ascobic acid from the body. Why would that enzyme exist if we needed ascobic acid? To correct the problem you need to change your diet! Eliminate all processed foods and carbs! Eliminate as many chemicals from your food supply as possible. Eat the highest source of natural vitamin C Complex… raw mushrooms! Fruits that are exposed to the sun and have more surface area need more protection from oxidation by the sun than those foods that have less sun exposure… therefore there is more ascobic acid in those to protect the complex factors inside the ascorbic acid shell. Why else does a plant need ascobic acid “vitamin C”??? While on antioxidants, oral consumption of antioxidats of any ORAC value are all destroyed in the stomach or never absorbed in the gut and never make it to the cells where they are needed. nrf2 and KEEP1 are the true antioxidant compounds made in the cell by the cell which are stimulated by eating foods like brocolli, kale, brussels, etc. That’s the latest research anyway. Bottom line, don’t worry about cholesterol, watch your Triglycerides and CRP. Those are the most relavant measure right now of heart attack and stroke risk.

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