Cholesterol is a molecule, often called a lipid or fat, which is a soft, waxy substance found in every cell in your body. Contrary to propaganda by the medical, drug and food industries, cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance that is vital to the cells of all mammals.
Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, writes in his book The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease: "Your cholesterol tells very little about your future health."
In other words your cholesterol levels are a non-issue when it comes to predicting your future health as pointed out by Dr. Ravnskov: "A high blood cholesterol is said to promote atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and thus also coronary heart disease. But many studies have shown that people whose blood cholesterol is low become just as atherosclerotic as people whose cholesterol is high. So it is obvious that the common "cause" of atherosclerosis and heart disease is "not" high cholesterol.
The fact "is" that even if you ate absolutely no fats or oils of any kind your body would still produce cholesterol. Your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat. The production of cholesterol increases when you eat little cholesterol and decreases when you eat much."
Cholesterol is your friend and not some dangerous monster. It is a vital repair and protective substance that is extremely important for proper functioning of the immune system and many other body functions as follows:
- Nourishing the brain, which is 80% cholesterol.
- Forms the structure of all cell membranes.
- Nourishes and maintains a healthy nervous system; it is directly responsible for the formation of nerve fiber sheaths.
- Formation of hormones, including estrogen, testosterone, aldosterone (produced by the adrenal glands), etc.
- Formation of vitamin D.
- Formation of bile acids required for digestion.
- Protects repairs and strengthens the heart, as well as the walls of arteries and blood vessels.
- Heals, strengthens and repairs the lining of the intestines.
- Builds healthy bones and muscles.
- Protects against infectious diseases.
- Regulates blood sugar.
- Repairs damaged tissues.
- Protects the body from the damaging effects of toxins; it is a powerful antioxidant.
- Maintains energy, vitality, libido [sexual desire] and fertility.
- Many other important functions. The Cholesterol Theory is a Total Scam!
What got me searching this subject is when I decided to stop taking Liptor for colesterol. Twenty yrs ago I had open heart surgery to install aortic and mitral valves prothesis. When I came home my family doctor said she wanted me to take a statin for my colesterol even though I had a reading of below normal, it was just in case. About two months ago told my doctor that I wanted to stop taking this medication and all she said was alright. When I started taking Liptor she told me that once I took it I had to take it for life. So I decided to do some research, this is only one article I found but there are many more.
It just strengthens the fact that we should never believe everything we are told, not even our doctors.