cholesterol?

My cholesterol levels are not high , but i read that cholestrol is bad for my health so i eliminated all foods containing this molecule only to later found out that by doing that my cholesterol only dropped by 20%…why did it not drop more?

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  • jkrmn

    I really believe all this talk about cholesterol is a lot of poppycock. While it is true that cholesterol will clog arteries, the problem is not the cholesterol. The drug companies jumped on this anti-cholesterol band wagon because they make billions of dollars selling anti cholesterol drugs that either do nothing or lower both good and bad cholesterol.

    Note the following taken from http://curezone.com/foods/watercure.asp
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    "Bad Cholesterol": A Myth and a Fraud!

    We in the medical profession, totally oblivious of the vital roles of cholesterol in the body, have been duped into thinking that it is this substance that causes arterial disease of the heart and the brain. The pharmaceutical industry has capitalized on the slogan of "bad cholesterol" and has produced toxic-to-the-body chemicals that minimally lower the level of cholesterol in the body and in the process cause liver damage to thousands of people, some who die as a result of using the medication.

    It is surprising that none of the frequently quoted and media-popularized doctors has reflected on the fact that cholesterol levels are measured from blood taken from the veins, yet nowhere in medical literature is there a single case of cholesterol having caused obstruction of the veins. Venous blood moves far slower than arterial blood and thus would be more inclined to have cholesterol deposits if the assumption of "bad cholesterol" were accurate. This mistake by us in the medical community, and its capitalization by the pharmaceutical industry, has caused an ongoing fraud against society.

    In truth, the so-called "bad" cholesterol is actually far more beneficial than is appreciated. The reason for its rise in the body is because of complications caused by chronic unintentional dehydration and insufficient urine production. Dehydration produces concentrated, acidic blood that becomes even more dehydrated during its passage through the lungs before reaching the heart – because of evaporation of water in the lungs during breathing. The membranes of the blood vessels of the heart and main arteries going up to the brain become vulnerable to the shearing pressure produced by the thicker, acidic blood. This shearing force of toxic blood causes abrasions and minute tears in the lining of the arteries that can peel off and cause embolisms of the brain, kidneys and other organs. To prevent the damaged blood vessel walls from peeling, low-density (so-called "bad") cholesterol coats and covers up the abrasions and protects the underlying tissue like a waterproof bandage until the tissue heals.

    Thus, the vital, life-saving role of low-density cholesterol proves this substance is of utmost importance in saving the lives of those who do not adequately hydrate their bodies so that their blood can flow easily through the blood vessels without causing damage.

    Cholesterol is an element from which many of our hormones are made. Vitamin D is made by the body from cholesterol in our skin that is exposed to sunlight. Cholesterol is used in the insulating membranes that cover our nerve systems. There is no such a thing as bad cholesterol. If all the primary ingredients are available for its normal functions, the human body does not engage in making things that are bad for its survival. Until now we did not know water was a vital nutrient that the body needed at all times – and in sufficient quantity.

    Water itself – not caffeinated beverages that further dehydrate – is a better cholesterol-lowering medication than any chemical on the market. It is absolutely safe and is not harmful to the body like the dangerous medications now used. Please share this information with those you care for.

    For more information about my medical breakthrough on the topic of chronic unintentional dehydration and the diseases it causes, other than what is posted on this site, refer to my books and tapes – products of over 20 years of fulltime research.

    F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
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    There are numerous ideas and explanations of why arteries become clogged including: nutritional deficiencies, an enzyme in hydrogenated milk that gets in the blood stream, harmful effects of trans fats & other oils, dehydration caused by not drinking enough pure water and sodium [not table salt], etc. etc. etc.

    Consider this from http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/cvd_index.html
    "Fats aren’t bad for us . . .In March 2001, the journal Science published an article by the American journalist, Gary Taubes, in which he pointed out the flaws in the cholesterol theory. Entitled The Soft Science of Dietary Fat , you can read it here. http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/taubes.html
    . . . Oh, yes they are! . . . Taubes’ article was vehemently opposed by the supporters of the cholesterol/heart disease theory. Dr Scott Grundy wrote this riposte on behalf of the ‘conventional’ medical world. Here it is. http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/grundy.html
    . . . If they are, why do you have to lie? But the references Grundy quoted in support of his contention that heart disease is related to blood cholesterol, actually did no such thing. Dr Uffe Ravnskov and others, including this author, pointed this out in a letter to Science published in February 2002. This is it. This illustrates how those who promote the cholesterol myth try to fool the public. http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/ravnskov.html "

    And if that isn’t enough read what it says at http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/cholesterol.htm
    "Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD – "People with high cholesterol live the longest. This statement seems so incredible that it takes a long time to clear one´s brainwashed mind to fully understand its importance. Yet the fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers. Consider the finding of Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University, who reported in 1994 that old people with low cholesterol died twice as often from a heart attack as did old people with a high cholesterol. Supporters of the cholesterol campaign consistently ignore his observation, or consider it as a rare exception, produced by chance among a huge number of studies finding the opposite." "

    I can go on and on about this but who has time to read it all…

    Just remember one thing, "The love of money is the root of all evil", and the drug companies love the billions of dollars they make.

  • freddie1157

    Your body produces cholesterol from fats. So, by stopping eating food with cholesterol, you’re not stopping all cholesterol.

  • PATRICK C

    I just got a test done by my doc– my cholesterol is horrible- good is low and bad is HIGH!! I told him that in the past I had the test done and got bad results– I ate healthy, yucky food and took the cholesterol medicines and when I got re-tested- they were worse than before!! Total BS!!!
    He told me that it was my genetics! Nothing I could have done— Check it out! If you are having blood work done- have them pull a genetic test– it will break all the cholesterols down– good, bad and all in between!

  • cheruvima

    Your body does make cholesterol, and genetically speaking, some people produce more than others. Still, 20% is a pretty good reduction to have mastered on your own. You might be a candidate for cholesterol lowering medication if it’s still high though. You only mentioned foods you eliminated. Exercise can also lower cholesterol.

  • First, a 20% drop is considered high – that would actually be a good response to a statin. Second, your body makes cholesterol. No cell in your body could live, in fact, without cholesterol. So diet is only part of the equation.

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