The Truth About Cholesterol
By: Dr. Skip Hellen ND, CNC (Health Doctor)
Currently, the statin drug industry generates well over
$20 billion dollars annually on this drug alone. In fact, the pharmaceutical industry (big pharma)
produces more annual revenues from this single class of drugs (statins) than all the USA
professional sports entertainment enterprise annual revenues combined. It may come as no
surprise that this represents a huge incentive to perpetuate these profits regardless
of the ill health side effects and health damaging consequences. These large profits has
given rise to an enormous propaganda advertising machine to protect these revenues.
The medical industry has been corrupted by big profits and has lost sight on their sworn
Hippocratic oath “DO NO HARM.” Big pharma not only is focused only on maximizing profits, it
effectively controls the medical industry and corrupted it in the process. There simply are
no short cuts to health. There are however, effective ways to bring the body back into
balance with nature (homeostasis - optimal health) Optimal health, like illness and disease,
is a process and requires a specific belief system, education, discipline, healthy behavior and
a strong commitment to keep the body in biochemical balance (optimal health), in harmony with
Pharmaceutical prescription drugs are best utilized for very short durations and only when
life is threatened. Long term use of any drug has never been in the best interest of
a patient and serves only to further destroy the users health and perpetuate profits for
the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Unfortunately, a dramatically reduced drug
utilization model is diametrically apposed to the best interests of the medical and big pharma
industries future profits and enormous power base. Sadly, the powers that be, believe that
power, big pharma and medical profits are vastly more important than public health. If this
is difficult to comprehend, read
"Death by Medicine", the most comprehensive study done on the modern allopathic medical
With all the cholesterol advertising hype and propaganda designed largely to keep the
public in the dark regarding this alleged health problem, cholesterol remain
among the most misunderstood health subjects for the average consumer. What's
worse, cholesterol lowering statin drugs are among the most over prescribed and
the most dangerous medications currently on the market.
Understanding the difference between HDL and LDL
Understanding the difference between high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and how
they influences human health, is the key to avoiding confusion and not becoming a victim to all
the advertising hype and propaganda designed to increase use, revenues and profits. Misunderstanding
HDL or so-called "good" cholesterol, and LDL or so-called "bad" cholesterol, is where most of the
confusion begins. LDL is referred to as the “bad” cholesterol because it is solid at room temperature,
and combines with other substances that can accumulate on interior arterial walls called "arterial
plaque." Left unchecked, arterial plaque accumulation can narrow arterial pathways, restrict blood
flow, increase blood pressure and encourage local calcium accumulation or hardening of artery
Recently, it has become apparent that age, consumptive habits, lack of exercise, gender,
tobacco and alcohol use, heredity, lifestyle, weight, and stress have enormous impact on natural
HDL and LDL cholesterol level management in the body. According to the National Cholesterol
Education Program, HDL (good cholesterol) levels of 60 mg/dl or above are considered high and
provide protection against future heart disease, while levels below 40 mg/dl are considered low
and are associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease.
Important cholesterol facts Dehydration
High blood pressure
Over weight and obesity
Sedentary lifestyle (no exercise)
- A healthy body produces precisely the amount of cholesterol required
- Animal product consumption such as red meat, dairy, poultry, and some sea
foods have particularly high concentrations of cholesterol
- Cholesterol is insoluble in water and blood
- Cholesterol is present throughout the body in the cells
- Cholesterol produced in the body serves to build new cell membranes/walls
- Cholesterol is a key component in producing certain hormones
- Excessive consumption of foods rich in cholesterol can increase blood serum levels
- When constantly consuming a cholesterol rich diet, the liver is overwhelmed,
the blood thickens (hypercholesterolemia), significantly raising blood pressure
and increasing the chance of not only developing arterial plaque
(arthrosclerosis), but increases the risk of heart attack and stroke
With cholesterol constituting an extremely important part of cardiovascular and heart health, a prudent cholesterol
management program should be part of any healthy lifestyle.
Effectively managing the following factors can help reduce and preventing
1. Significant risk factors for coronary heart disease
2. Heart healthy consumptive habits (diet)
Avoid trans and saturated fats consumption
Consume more plant based foods like raw, fresh, organic fruits and vegetables,
legumes, whole grains, omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats
Reduce animal product consumption like red meat and dairy
Reduce cooked food consumption
Reduce processed food consumption
3. Exercise (regular)
Decreases bad (LDL) cholesterol
Decreases blood carbonic acid
Helps improve attitude
Improves arterial elasticity
Increases blood oxygen
Increases good (HDL) cholesterol
Lowers blood pressure
Strengthens the heart
The Hidden Danger of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs
Currently, there are well over 12 million Americans taking cholesterol-lowering drugs,
predominantly statin drugs and medical doctors recommend that an additional 23 million should
use them. This equals 35 million people or around 10% of the total population. What's
wrong with this picture?
Some of the most commonly prescribed statin drugs are
While some of the latest scientific research sheds major doubt on the theory that cholesterol
is the main cause of heart disease, dangerous cholesterol reducing drugs continue to be prescribed
by physicians at a record pace. Statin drugs are not only implicated in a wide variety of
ill health symptoms listed below, they expose users to liver disease and cancer. Amnesia
Body temperature regulation problems
Destroys CoQ10 (nutrient vital for health)
Diarrhea and other digestive problems
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
Impaired motor function and muscle formation
Irritability, short temper, hostility, violence and homicidal impulses
Kidney damage and failure
Liver damage and abnormalities
Mental confusion and memory loss
Muscle aches, pains and weakness
Tingling and/or cramping in the legs
Many of the above ill health side effects can rapidly lead to premature health degradation,
illness and disease. Remember, drugs are chemical agents (poisons), designed to force biochemical
activity, usually to reduce or eliminate a symptom. Taking these drugs is an enormous risk to take to
lower cholesterol a few points. Especially, when specific health education and lifestyle changes like
consumptive habits and regular exercise, can significantly lower cholesterol levels with no negative
ill health side effects.
Now that you know the truth about cholesterol, hopefully you will be much less likely to fall victim to the
cholesterol propaganda trap and find natural ways to not only lower your cholesterol but achieve internal biochemical
balance and harmony (homeostasis), otherwise known as ultimate health.
Naturopaths seek to resolve health problems (internal biochemical imbalance) with natural remedies by restoring
natural internal biochemical balance which is the secret to attaining and maintaining ultimate health. High
cholesterol health problems can be controlled with no drugs, a specific health education designed to teach
proper internal biochemical management through a prudent healthy lifestyle plan.
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