I recently spoke
at a health seminar and after my presentation I opened
floor to questions from the audience.
One woman asked me
why I said it's OK to eat eggs and other foods with cholesterol,
since everyone KNOWS that cholesterol is bad and can lead to
My response was: "Sorry, but it appears you have been misled about cholesterol
like many other people, and your statement is not accurate.
Cholesterol is actually a good thing that is vital to your
I heard several
gasps from the audience.
WHAT did you say?
Have you gone MAD?
Cholesterol? The demon behind heart disease?
The monster that clogs up arteries?
The vile substance that is death on a plate?
Yes, that would be
Here is what I
told the audience, and am now telling you:
What you MUST know about cholesterol
(but won't hear in statin ads)
Nothing your body
does as a result of Nature's design is bad or an accident, and
cholesterol is certainly no exception to that rule...it is a
tool for survival of the body.
It actually is NEEDED by your body and serves several vital functions including these:
1- Cholesterol is your body's healing ointment
foremost, cholesterol is your body's internal healing ointment.
Your blood vessels become damaged by things such as aging,
inflammation, high blood pressure, injuries, wear and tear or
free radical damage.
When this happens,
cholesterol comes to the rescue to repair the damage and promote
healing of the vessel.
Now, if the damage
is allowed to worsen in your blood vessels and becomes chronic,
cholesterol is continuously summoned to do its job over and over
and over...and that's when you can run the risk of cholesterol
accumulation, plaque buildup and possibly heart disease.
But note that it's
the damage and inflammation in your blood vessels that's the
real culprit here. The cholesterol is only trying to help and
ends up guilty by association. If this was a murder mystery,
"Cholesterol" heard a scream and came running, found a dead body
at the scene, picked up the gun next to it, was seen with the
gun in hand by witness, and thus was arrested for murder. But
Cholesterol is innocent, of course, and wasn't there when the
crime took place.
2- Nervous system health depends on
Mother's milk is
inherently very rich in cholesterol -- that should clue you in
that it's pretty important.
children MUST have cholesterol to ensure proper development of
their brain and nervous system.
And we adults need
crucial for proper functioning of the serotonin receptors in
your brain. (Serotonin is your body's "natural antidepressant.")
Low levels of cholesterol have been linked to aggressive and
violent behavior, depression and suicidal ideation.
3- Cholesterol is necessary for digestive health
Bile salts are
made from cholesterol. Since bile is needed for the digestion
and assimilation of dietary fats, low cholesterol levels can
lead to inadequate bile salt production and poor digestion of
helps maintain the strength and health of your gut wall. That's
why low-cholesterol diets have been shown to lead to leaky gut
syndrome and other intestinal disorders.
4- Cholesterol helps make Vitamin D & hormones
Your body uses
cholesterol to manufacture Vitamin D when you're exposed to the
Vitamin D is
essential for healthy bones and nervous system, proper growth,
mineral metabolism, muscle tone, insulin production,
reproduction and immune system function.
In addition, your
body needs cholesterol to make your stress hormones (like
adrenaline and cortisol) as well as the sex hormones androgen,
testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.
So if your
significant other says, "Not tonight, honey" more than you'd
like, low cholesterol might be the reason!
5- Strong cell walls & the ultimate
and saturated fat work together to give your cell membranes
their necessary strength and stability.
It's also an
avenue for another gross misunderstanding that makes food
You see, saturated
fat in its natural form (from animal foods) is another
misunderstood fat that is absolutely vital to your body's
functioning--with cell health being one of its many jobs.
The danger with
saturated fats arises when you either consume WAY too many of
them or especially when you eat trans-fats--a deadly saturated
fat that is not found in Nature but is found in abundance in
processed foods (under the terms "hydrogenated" or "partially
very sticky, they clog up your arteries and make them resemble
French fries, and cling to your tissues like a leech, spurring
the development of free radicals.
Now, similar to
the cholesterol scare, people have been frightened into thinking
ALL saturated fats are bad, and this has provided a golden
opportunity for food companies to make a fortune marketing
"healthier" polyunsaturated vegetable oils.
There are 2
problems with that.
when polyunsaturated oils are heated, they turn into trans-fats! So the "heart-healthy oil" you're cooking with is anything but
once you turn the stove on.
excess of polyunsaturated oils in your diet makes your cell
walls weak and flabby. When your body senses this, it pulls
cholesterol from your blood and drives it into your cells to
give them structure and integrity.
When this happens,
your blood cholesterol level understandably goes down.
food manufacturers use this as a grand stage to take a bow and
purport that their healthy oils are truly life savers--after
all, they help lower cholesterol!
But nothing is
farther from the truth! Blood cholesterol levels go down because
of weakened cells caused by too many polyunsaturated oils and
too few saturated fats.
See the deception?
And last but not
least, cholesterol is also...
6- An emerging antioxidant!
Recent research is
now showing that cholesterol acts as an antioxidant, actually
protecting your body against the free radical damage that leads
to heart disease and cancer.
It also helps to
explain why cholesterol levels typically go up with age. The
older we get, the more free radical protection our aging tissues
A major misconception about HDL and
cholesterol misconception comes from what's commonly called the
"2 types of cholesterol" -- HDL and LDL.
Actually, HDL and
LDL are not cholesterol at all, but instead are lipoproteins
that are cholesterol "carriers."
They function like
the candy coating on M&Ms. Just as the candy shell on M&Ms
prevents the chocolate insides from getting all over your hands,
the lipoproteins HDL and LDL form a coating around cholesterol
(and other nutrients) and transport them to wherever they're
needed -- without getting their messy insides smeared all over
your arterial walls.
lipoproteins (LDLs) carry cholesterol to the various cells and
tissues of your body where they're needed, "dropping off" a
portion of their "chocolate" insides and then it's off to the
high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) come through, pick up any
excess cholesterol and other "leftovers" and bring them to your
liver to be recycled.
Then your liver
"repackages" any remaining usable cholesterol with its own
"candy coating" (called VLDLs or Very low-density lipoproteins)
and sends them back off into circulation.
When this process
works properly as Nature intended, your arteries can stay
wide-open, pink, healthy and CLEAN.
Should you look for "low
cholesterol" on food labels?
Contrary to what
most people think, only 25% or less of the cholesterol in your
body is from your food--your liver and most of your other cells
produce the vast majority (at least 75%) of it.
And of the
cholesterol that you do eat, your body only absorbs about half
So don't bother
buying those expensive, taste-like-shredded-cardboard low
cholesterol foods that make the food companies richer and you no
IS the real problem with cholesterol?
The real problem
with cholesterol stems from a malfunction with the
lipoprotein/cholesterol delivery and clean-up process I just
is the result of two things:
1- Poor elimination of worn-out, excess cholesterol and
Here's the scoop:
Cholesterol is a
very hard, waxy substance which has a melting point of 300
degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it difficult for your body to
eliminate excesses of it from the digestive tract or anywhere in
Your body depends
on strong intestinal activity and the assistance of Omega-3
essential fatty acids and fiber to get rid of excess cholesterol
through your GI tract.
cholesterol is not eliminated, it can be reabsorbed back into
circulation...and mess up your artery walls.
So if you're like
MANY people who can't remember the last time you had a decent
BM, if you eat a typical modern processed and fast food diet
(which is deficient in Omega-3 EFAs) and wouldn't know fiber if
it jumped up and bit you in the derriere, you may be in
(especially in the form of refined carbs) "mixes up" the lipid
cycle, causing LDLs to miss their cholesterol "deliveries" and
be in circulation too long, and the HDL "clean-up crew" to get
What that means is
your cholesterol doesn't get to the cells that need it and
excesses don't get cleared away...so instead the cholesterol can
accumulate on your blood vessel walls.
How to REALLY keep your cholesterol
In order to keep
your cholesterol levels healthy you need to support the
cholesterol drop off and elimination cycle in your body.
And that can be
accomplished with the help of these 3 steps:
1- Eat your way to healthy cholesterol
carbs, too much saturated fat and especially ANY amount of
trans-fats can all contribute to elevated cholesterol.
Plus, since fiber
acts like a broom in your body to help sweep away excess
cholesterol, a diet low in fiber can add to a cholesterol
problem as well.
So it's crucial to
have a healthy, balanced diet that minimizes refined
carbohydrates and excess saturated fat, avoids trans-fats and
helps you get natural dietary sources of fiber.
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2- Get a healthy essential fatty acid
When you have too
many Omega-6 EFAs and too few Omega-3s (like most people with a
typical diet), you're encouraging inflammation in your arteries
(where cholesterol can build up) as well as not being able to
eliminate cholesterol as well as you should.
But when you bring
the balance closer to the ideal 3:1 range, the Omega EFAs act
together in harmony to keep inflammation low in your body and
help you get rid of excess cholesterol.
VitalMega-3 can help you achieve this optimal balance.
Based on recent
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3- Probiotics can help cholesterol too
help reduce blood cholesterol by creating acids that counter
cholesterol production, by breaking down bile acids so excess
cholesterol is used up to make more, and by downright eating
And when it comes
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One of Super
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comes to fighting cholesterol.
DDS-1 "eats" cholesterol like I mentioned above, plus it
also helps digest proteins and carbs, and produces B vitamins,
folic acid, and lactase (which reduces lactose intolerance).
now you know the REAL truth about cholesterol and will no longer
be a victim of needless scares or clever marketing by food
And now that you
know the truth, if your cholesterol is elevated, don't think
that dangerous statins are your only option!
When you instead
help your body carry out the lipid process like it's designed
to, a whole new life free of deadly statins opens up for you.
Start that whole
new life for yourself today.
To your health,
PS: Julie's cholesterol dropped to 140!
After experiencing 12 hours of agonizing abdominal pain and
having a CAT scan all in one day last May, I decided I HAD to
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But even better, since then I easily Iost 20-25 pounds; and as
of 3 days ago, my blood pressure has dropped to 118/70, and my
cholesterol has dropped to 140.
These are additional, unexpected benefits that are music to the
ears of this 64-year-old lady.
Thank you, Sherry.
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