الاثنين، 12 أغسطس، 2013

The Secret to Cholesterol

Many that know me are curious about my discoveries in the field of health and nutrition because of the noticeable progress I’ve made with my own health over the past couple of years. In general, I’m looked at as having radiant health and what I call a sustainable self-nurturing lifestyle. Although I’m still young and have many lessons and challenges ahead, I’ve digested enough information and tried enough experiments with my own health to have certainly made progress worth sharing. One of the things I’ve read lately and come to understand over the years is that the wave of information about cholesterol, fats, and heart disease is misleading.

Although it may sound hard to believe, like some kind of Gestapo-like conspiracy theory, it appears that the commonly distributed dogma about heart disease is just plain wrong. There have been as many studies that disprove the accepted gospel as there are studies that “prove” it, but only the studies that support a particular theory make it through to the public ear.

One commonly held notion is that saturated fats, especially saturated fat from animal products, raise cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. This is not true, and the exceptions to this rule are endless. The most noted exception is what’s called the “French Paradox.” The paradox is that the French eat mounds of saturated fats in the form of butter, cheese, eggs, and liver. It is one of the richest diets consumed in the modern world, and the risk of heart disease is but a tiny fraction of what it is in the United States. It’s talked about as if it is the only exception to this rule, but it clearly isn’t. There are dozens of others in modernized areas and among more primitive peoples – plenty to completely throw out any notion that a rich diet has anything to do with risk of heart disease.

Secondly, another common notion is that foods high in cholesterol, like egg yolks, should be avoided because it raises blood cholesterol levels, which in turn increases risk for heart disease. This is well known to be false yet news of this hasn’t exactly traveled fast. People all over are still throwing out by far the healthiest and most nutritious parts of eggs, the yolk, and eating egg white omelets for good health. The amount of cholesterol you eat has little or no effect on the cholesterol counts in your blood. It’s like trying to change your body temperature by eating ice cubes. There is little effect because your body works hard to regulate consistent levels, or homeostasis. Typically 95% of the cholesterol in your blood is made by your liver, not ingested.

Okay, so even if we don’t have to worry about cholesterol and saturated fat in our diets, we still obviously have to worry about our cholesterol levels, right? Wrong. There is literally no reliable, conclusive study ever done that strongly correlates cholesterol levels with risk for heart disease and death from all causes. In fact, just as many studies have shown that death from all causes is higher in people with low blood cholesterol counts. Studies that are commonly referenced as being support for the common theories that we’ve all been bombarded with have actually shown that those who are measured as having high cholesterol actually increase their chances of heart attack when their cholesterol levels are lowered. Women with high cholesterol have been shown to live longer than women with low or normal cholesterol levels. The only group of people that scientists have conclusively shown to be at higher risk by having high cholesterol are young men (not older) with inherited hypercholesterolemia, a rare condition that affects less than one percent of the total population.

This contradictory information never makes it to the mainstream media because it doesn’t promote what the pharmaceutical and food industries want promoted. Yes, this sounds ludicrous and unbelievable to some, but no other reasonable conclusion can be drawn. Cholesterol-lowering drugs are the number one selling medication on planet earth, and the pharmaceutical industry is now the most profitable industry in the country. Hundreds of billions of dollars would be lost if the public knew that cholesterol levels do not effect health and longevity in any way.

Close behind is the food processing industry which has a much higher profit margin on meatless, refined, sugary products with vegetable oils instead of products with animal fat and protein. In addition, keeping the idea alive that there is some wholesome, whole food out there that is the culprit of poor health takes the focus off the more likely villains; food additives, food processing, modern agricultural practices, refined sugars and grains, and all the other tools the food industry uses to make the food addictive, delicious, and as cheap as possible to produce.

It might be decades or more before this scandalous behavior is revealed because it penetrates all aspects of society and continues to surge forward. Although the scientific reasons for heart disease still have not been pinpointed, you can rest easy when it comes to cholesterol and saturated fat, because neither have anything to do with it. I don’t expect you to believe me over a doctor or the dozens of others that have told you otherwise, but I assure you that all the back-up information you could ever ask for is out there waiting for you to uncover it as I have. Don’t wait for information to come to you, or all you’ll get is biased garbage that someone else wants you to believe.

For real information about creating vibrant health for yourself and your family, contact me directly via e-mail at sacredself@gmail.com or via phone at (808) 269-0369. Also, wonderful resources outside of your own common sense and intuition are through the works of the following authors (many of which are doctors if that comforts you):

Sally Fallon
William Campbell Douglass
Jared Rubin
Edward Howell
Francis Pottenger
Weston A. Price
Mary Enig
Donna Gates

For more specifically on cholesterol and heart disease, The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD is a must read. Some day I hope to have many of these books available for sale myself, but for now I recommend buying them at: http://www.radiantlifecatalog.com/sec.cfm/ct/9

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