The Cholesterol Myth
Cholesterol is made in the liver and return there after it has been released in bile and the digestive tract, where it helps digest fats before being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. Certain protein known as low density lipoproteins (LDLs) have been found to be responsible for carrying cholesterol to the artery wall. While others, high density lipoproteins (HDLs), help to return cholesterol to the liver
We have learnt that cholesterol isn’t the bad guy. After all, the body actually makes cholesterol and we all carry about 150 grams (one-third of a pound) of it in our bodies. Of this, 7 grams is carried in our blood. The body needs cholesterol to make sex hormones, vitamin D and to digest and transport fats (lipids). Having said that, having a high blood cholesterol level is associated with doubling of the risk of cardiovascular disease.
HDL cholesterol is sometimes thought of as ‘good cholesterol’ and LDL cholesterol as ‘bad cholesterol’. Because of this, cholesterol tests now report not only your overall cholesterol level, but also how much of that cholesterol is on the good HDL , and how much on the bad LDL. If, for example, you have a high total cholesterol and much of it is in the form of LDL, your risk is high. While, if you have a low total cholesterol and much of it is on the HDL your risk is low.
There are many ways to lower cholesterol. among them changing to a veggie diet. Taking whole brown rice or Chinese red rice. Other ways to reduce cholesterol are lipid lowering spices, exercise, fasting, water therapy. Which spices to take, ginger, Curcumin, onion, garlic, cinnamon and of course multi grain bread.
I must add that the American Heart association has said that inflammation causes heart diseases and not cholesterol and CDC agrees with this. Rather the statement on inflammation was a joint effort of American heart association & CDC.
One patient was on a ventilator in NYC and dyeing in a ICU, he walked out of the hospital in three days after stopping the statins. A reputed pharma company paid several million dollars for his hospital stay to his insurance carrier.