Cholesterol_ Heart Disease. Is There Any Proof? Let`s Find Out!
Cholesterol Heart Disease
A public health agency stated that high cholesterol is putting people at an increased risk of heart disease. And heart disease, is unfortunately the leading cause of death in the U.S. and many developed world. This stated “fact” scares millions of people into taking statin cholesterol-lowering drugs to get their levels as low as possible. So they go to their doctors who will put them on statins (drugs) such as:
1. Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
2. Fuvastatin (Lescol)
3. Lovastatin (Mevacor)
4. Pravastatin (Pravachol)
5. Rosuvastatin (Crestor)
6. Simvastatin (Zocor)
7. Pitavastatin (Livalo).
But what if this “fact” is actually NOT TRUE?
It has been proven that cholesterol_heart disease are two separate issues. They are not linked as the media would like you to believe.
DOES CHOLESTEROL CAUSE HEART DISEASE?
Cholesterol is actually an essential part of your body. They are used to produce cell membranes, steroid hormones, vitamin D and the bile acids which your body needs to digest fat. Your brain, your immune system need cholesterol to function properly. If a cell becomes damaged, it needs cholesterol in order to get it repaired.
In fact, making excess cholesterol is actually your body's response to inflammation. It helps to heal and repair your damaged cells. So if you have high cholesterol you probably have high inflammation levels too.
Many Americans are "brain washed" to believe that all cholesterol is bad.
But in reality cholesterol is good for your body and necessary for you to function and live a happy life.
The “lipid hypothesis” which is, the “diet-heart hypothesis”, claims foods high in saturated fats drive up your cholesterol levels. Clog your arteries and lead to heart disease. This, unfortunately is widely accepted and has helped to spread the MISINFORMATION about cholesterol.
The lipid hypothesis is seriously flawed.
In his book “The Cholesterol Myths,” Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D., explained that Ancel Keys, the man who performed the study upon which the Lipid Hypothesis is based, used cherry-picked data to prove his point that countries with the highest intake of animal fat have the highest rates of heart disease.
Ravnskov revealed that the countries used in the study were handpicked, and those that did NOT show that eating a lot of animal fat lead to higher rates of heart disease were left out of the study, leading to entirely skewed, and faulty, data.
Cholesterol really does not cause heart disease.
Please view this video and form your own opinion. You be the judge! The Truth And Myths About Cholesterol
DOES THIS MEAN YOU CAN EAT EGGS AGAIN?
If you've been avoiding eggs because of the fear they will raise your cholesterol, you needn't avoid this healthy protein source any longer.Eating cholesterol is not what gives you high cholesterol. According to the Harvard Heart Letter, it's a myth that all the cholesterol in eggs goes into your bloodstream and your arteries.The fact is there is no connection between the two.
Eggs are also an excellent source of healthy nutrients, including choline, a B vitamin that may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia. Egg yolks also provide the most readily absorbed form of lutein, a yellow-hued carotenoid that may help fight everything from cancer and cataracts to macular degeneration and aging.
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WHAT IS HIGH WHEN IT COMES TO CHOLESTEROL?
Not only does evidence suggest that saturated fat does not cause heart disease by way of high cholesterol, but there is considerable questioning of what actually constitutes “high” cholesterol in the first place.
The American Heart Association states, “About half of American adults have levels that are too high, which is about 200 mg/dL or higher. and about 1 in 5 has a level in the high-risk zone higher than 240 mg/dL.”
But according to lipid biochemistry expert Mary Enig, Ph.D. in the Weston A. Price Foundation quarterly magazine:
“Blood cholesterol levels between 200 and 240 mg/dl are normal. These levels have always been normal. In older women, serum cholesterol levels greatly above these numbers are also quite normal, and in fact they have been shown to be associated with longevity.
“Since 1984, however, in the United States and other parts of the western world, these normal numbers have been treated as if they were an indication of a disease in progress or a potential for disease in the future.”
What this means is that many Americans may be taking statin cholesterol-lowering drugs unnecessarily, believing their cholesterol is dangerously high when it is not.
ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
If time permits, view this important video on eggs...