There are several myths surrounding healthy cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol is presented as harmful, but instead it is a substance vital to the healthy cells of all mammals including humans.
First let us dismiss the myth that there is any such thing as good or bad cholesterol.
The fact is that mental stress, physical activity, and change of body weight may influence the level of blood cholesterol. A high cholesterol is not dangerous by itself but may reflect an unhealthy condition, or it may be totally innocent. For hundreds of years the measure of a “good cholesterol” level was 200 plus your age. That is, if you were age 30 your cholesterol should be 230. This would beg the question, was the level of healthy cholesterol changed by the drug companies to sell more drugs?
On the subject of cholestrol lowering drugs, research has shown Statin drugs inhibit the absorption of Co enzyme Q10 and can lead to heart disease. There is also a possible cause and effect relationship to certain forms of cancer and Statin drugs.
Another myth is that high blood cholesterol promotes atherosclerosis and thus also coronary heart disease, but many studies have shown that people whose blood cholesterol is low are just as prone to atherosclerosis as those whose cholesterol is high.
Still another myth is that diets low in cholesterol are good for you. The reality is that 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 a lot. This explains why “low fat” diets cannot lower cholesterol more than a few per cent.
Are all fats good? The answer is no!!! Fats from french fries or deep fried foods are not good for a number of reasons. On the other hand, fats from animals that have not been shot full of hormones and antibiotics in addition to being feed unhealthy diets can be beneficial.
Our ancestors who lived on fresh wild meat, raw milk, and fresh eggs (which is God’s perfect food) had far less heart disease than there is today.
If you have any questions on your cholesterol and how you can help yourself naturally, please go to the contact section of the website and let me know what your situation is. I will be glad to recommend an appropriate solution.