So, If you have been a client of mine for at least, a few months I am sure I have rambled on at some point about how cholesterol is essential to life. It is also essential to muscle growth and repair. No longer do I sound crazy you can hear it now straight from the FDA. So, who has their foot in their mouth now?? HA!
Quick refresher of what cholesterol does in the body before you read the articles below.
Cholesterol is responsible for:
Cleaning and creating new cells in the body.
Tissue repair, blood clotting, 90% percent of scar tissue is made of cholesterol.
Cholesterol is the Alpha creator of ALL hormones in the body, including sex hormones, fat burning hormones etc.
Creation and regulation of immune system and immune system responses.
Makes up 70-90% of brain structure.
It is essential for your ability to THINK, and process THOUGHTS, and REMEMBER!
Without it, all your hair and nails would fall out, and you would go blind.
Here’s the kicker, all these actions above are completed by LDL cholesterol AKA, the evil cholesterol. HDL cholesterol doesn’t do much of anything in the body which is why its considered good. What a joke.
Many cultures around the world have extremely high cholesterol levels and no history of heart disease. Ex. Alaskan Eskimo, Native American Indian, and many more.
Q: So, Anthony..what does cause heart disease?
A: Heredity, man made fat (hydrogenated, fake butter, Crisco, veg. oil etc.) Stress, Sugar, and excessive carbohydrates in the diet. You simply cannot mix carbs with fat. Lack of exercise, lack of sleep, lack of free fatty acids (these help your heart beat) High blood sugar, these are the main ones that I can think of right now.
Statin drugs to come with new safety labeling
“The new labeling will also warn doctors and patients that statins can cause hyperglycemia, an increase in blood sugar levels and increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.” http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/28/health/med-fda-statin-labels/index.html
FDA: New warning labels for cholesterol drugs
….generic name lovastatin, can raise the risk of muscle weakness… She added that the warning for memory loss was more for serious cognitive problems than simple forgetfulness… Watch the video here: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/warning-labels-highlight-statin-dangers/story?id=15810244#.T5WhldllfIUFDA Revises Safety Warnings for Statins
by Rhonda Donaldson onMarch 1, 2012