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    Will the real cholesterol please stand up!




    1. Cholesterol is a fat


    Cholesterol is not used for energy like a fat

    Cholesterol is not digested like a fat

    Cholesterol does not have the nutritional value of a fat

    Cholesterol is an alcohol molecule
                                                                (sterol family)

    2. Oxidative stress and inflammation are the root cause of elevated LDL’s


    ØArtery walls must be damaged before arterial plaque is formed

    ØLDL does not damage the endothelium (artery lining), oxidation does -

                                                      also chronic dehydration

    ØLDL tries to repair the damage

    3. High Cholesterol is a Disease


    High cholesterol is not a disease

    It is a symptom


    Cholesterol raises as a response to inflammation to protect the nerves and brain against exposure to fat soluble toxins and heavy metals


    University San Diego School of Medicine

    Study showed

    lHigh cholesterol can be protective against environmental toxins rather than harmful

    lLow cholesterol is a risk factor for heart arrhythmias

    ØHigh cholesterol readings are associated with protection from neurotoxins and heavy metals

    Cholesterol facts

    60%  of Cholesterol used for production of bile salts

    Cholesterol is precursor to hormone production

    Cholesterol is used for repair in the body

    Cholesterol acts as an anti-oxidant

    Cholesterol plays a role with serotonin

    Source of energy along with glucose

    Production of cell membranes

    Makes corneum of the skin to prevent water loss – converted by sunlight to produce Vitamin D

    85% of breast milk is Cholesterol

     4. The lower your cholesterol, the healthier you will be


    European Heart Journal

    Published 3 year study 11,500 patients

    Having low cholesterol -

    lIncrease in lung cancer

    lIncrease in other cancers

    lHigher risk of cardiac death

    lErectile dysfunction and infertility

    lLoss of memory and mental focus

    European Heart Journal 1997, 18, 52-59

    4. The lower your cholesterol, the healthier you will be

    Swedish Researcher

    lIndividuals with low cholesterol suffer from frequent and severe infections

    lIndividuals with high cholesterol had a lower mortality than the average population



               Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, independent researcher

                     Magle Stora Kyrkogata 9, S-223250 Lund, Sweden

    5. Cholesterol less than 150 significantly reduces your risk of heart disease


    Journal of American Medical Association

    30 years of follow-up from the Framingham Study


    lNo correlation between high cholesterol and mortality, but correlation between low cholesterol and mortality


    lCVD death rates increased 14% for every 1 mg/dl drop in total cholesterol per year


    Anderson KM. Cholesterol and Mortality, 30 years of Follow-up from Framingham study. JAMA 1987 Apr 24;257(16):2176-80

    5. Cholesterol less than 150 significantly reduces your risk of heart disease

    Journal of Cardiac Failure

    Paper on Low Cholesterol


    lAnalysis of 1,134 patients with heart disease

    lLow cholesterol was associated with worse outcomes in heart failure patients and impaired survival rates

    lElevated cholesterol was not associated with hypertension, diabetes or coronary heart disease.


                Horwich TB. Et.al. Low Serum Total Cholesterol is Associated with Marked Increase in Mortality in Advanced Heart Failure. J Card. Fail. 2002 Aug;8(4):216-214

    5. Cholesterol less than 150 significantly reduces your risk of heart disease

    Low cholesterol readings are associated with

    lIncreased risk for cancer

    lIncreased risk for stroke

    lIncreased risk for depression and suicide

    lIncreased risk for symptoms from exposure to:


    Mercury and other heavy metals


    Cancer risk and cholesterol levels


    lLowest risk >240

    lAverage risk 195-230

    lIncreased risk <195

    lHigh < 165

    lHighest < 140

    6. The use of statin drugs lowers your risk of heart disease


    ØDespite successful attempts to lower cholesterol with statin drugs the mortality from heart disease is more than double what is was in 1996.


                                        Horwich TB. Et.al. Low Serum Total Cholesterol is Associated with Marked Increase in Mortality in Advanced Heart Failure. J Card. Fail. 2002 Aug;8(4):216-214

    Adverse Effects of Statins

    lKnown carcinogens in experiments w/animals

    l Increase risk of polyneuropathy 14 times

    lDeplete CoQ10, lower antioxidant levels

    lLiver dysfunction

    lCauses inflammation – Muscle pain

    lMemory loss, lack of concentration and amnesia

    lInsomnia, weakness and fatigue

    lErectile dysfunction

    lDifficulty in managing diabetes, raises insulin levels

    ØTotal annual sales of statins = $25 billion/year

    7. Your risk of death is two times higher with low cholesterol than it is with high cholesterol


    ØStudy with 11,500 patients showed that the risk of death in the low cholesterol group (160mg/dl and below) was 2.27 times higher than those with high cholesterol.

    ØMost common cause of death in low cholesterol patients was cancer.

                                                    European Heart Journal (1997) 18,52-59.

    8. The optimal cholesterol level is around 225


    ØWholistic – Normal suggestion is  175-275

    Ø“O” blood types are on higher end of spectrum

    Cholesterol Facts

    ØLiver does not use fats to make cholesterol

    ØCholesterol is a by-product of protein metabolism

    ØBody adjusts the ratio of HDL’s to LDL’s constantly to meet the needs of the body at any given time

    Cholesterol Facts

    ØHigh LDL and low HDL – good indicator of mercury or solvent toxicity and/or  pesticide exposure

    ØLow HDL – associated with increase risk of toxicity, constipation, lack of exercise and high sugar, carbohydrates and low fat diet


    Balancing Cholesterol Naturally

    ØRemove toxins from the body and environment     avoid toxic chemicals – including chlorine,
          bromides, fluorides, pesticides, solvents,
          heavy metals, etc.

    ØIncrease antioxidants

    ØEat balanced diet – more colors



    Raising Low Cholesterol

    Where Does Cholesterol Come From?

    ØFormed in the liver

    ØByproduct of protein metabolism

    If you have a cholesterol problem you have a protein digestion problem


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