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Cholesterol Lies and Truths

Vitamin D Truth and Lies: Cholesterol Truth and Lies
Reviewed by Ilya Skolnikoff - Rating: 5.0

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There is a direct relationship between cholesterol and Thyroid disease.  Here is why:

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There are several different types of lipoproteins (cholesterol types)

  • Nearly all of the lipoproteins are formed in the liver with just small amounts of HDL being synthesized in intestinal epithelium during the absorption of fatty acids from the intestines.

  • The main function of lipoproteins is to transport their lipid components in the blood.

  • VLDLs transport triglycerides to the fat tissue throughout the body

  • LDLs and IDLs (Intermediate Density Lipoproteins) are especially important in the different stages of phospholipid and cholesterol transport from the liver to the peripheral tissues or from the peripheral tissues back to the liver.

  • It is ridiculous to think of the different types of lipoproteins as somehow being dangerous or responsible for heart disease when they are used in every cell of the body.

  • LDL is sometimes called “bad cholesterol” because, in the presence of excess glucose, free radicals, iron, homocysteine, insulin and toxins it can become oxidized and cause inflammation and plaquing of arterial walls known as arteriosclerosis.

  • Cholesterol often elevates as part of a protective immune system response to chronic infection.

  • Infants need plenty of cholesterol for proper brain development and cholesterol is normally found in large amounts in human breast milk. (Infant formulas usually contain little to no cholesterol because of the widespread lack of understanding about cholesterol.)

  • Adrenal and gonadal hormones are made from cholesterol. These are the stress handling, energy producing and reproductive hormones. (this is why serum cholesterol normally elevates with excessive or prolonged stress.)

  • Cholesterol is vital for proper nerve function. Three quarters of the myelin membrane is made from fat and of that nearly one quarter is cholesterol.

  • Vitamin D is made from cholesterol in the skin.

  • Cholesterol is converted into bile salts in the liver which are needed to break down and emulsify fats.

  • Cholesterol is needed in large amounts in the skin where it is vital for skin health and strength.

Cholesterol lowering medication (statins) may not be so great.  And, here is why:

Common Reported Side Effects Of Statin and Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

  1. Chronic aches and pains (especially in muscles and joints)

  2. Progressive cognition and memory problems, confusion, mood problems, depression, dementia

  3. Impaired (slowed) wound healing

  4. Numbness, tingling, swelling, weakness

  5. Impaired immune function

  6. Increasing fatigue, decreased stress-handling ability, impotence

  7. Demyelination disorders such as ALS and MS

  8. Liver Damage

  9. Shortness of breath

  10. Increased incidence of Heart Failure, increased susceptibility to degenerative processes. 

  • 56% of all Americans worry about fat and cholesterol

  • 45% think that the food they like is not good for them.

  • 36% have guilt feelings when they eat the food they like.

  • “The cholesterol campaign is medical quackery of the first order”

–Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD

  • LDL Cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein) is often blamed for causing arteriosclerosis and heart disease but there isn’t any science to back this up whereas there is clear research showing just the opposite to be true.

  • However, rabbits are vegetarians and when a vegetarian rabbit eats about 50X the amount of cholesterol that would ever be present in their blood, after a short period of time they develop arteriosclerosis. I am not sure what this has to do with humans, but some ingenious researchers think there is a relationship because humans and rabbits are both mammals.

  • Some other known and obvious causes of atherosclerosis are:

  • Excess blood levels of iron (may cause free radicals in the blood)

  • Diabetes Melitus

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Smoking

  • Being a male

  • Increased LDL in the blood (but really the trouble is that the LDL becomes oxidized in the presence of free radicals or excess glucose).

  • Being one of the ¼ of people who carry a special type of LDL called lipoprotein(a), containing an additional protein, apoprotein(a). This protein nearly doubles the incidence of atherosclerosis.

Screen Shot 2015-11-08 at 6.37.42 PM  So, let’s look at this logically.  If every cell in the body is composed of cholesterol then how could it be bad for you?  And, if high cholesterol levels are to be associated with heart disease and so many other health problems then why are low cholesterol levels well proven to be far, far more dangerous and associated with global amnesia, low sex drive and low libido, hallucinations, aggression, cerebral hemorrhages, depression, suicide, etc.?

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Let’s continue with LOGIC AND REASONING.  Cholesterol is the precursor to all of the sex and longevity hormones.  Therefore, if the levels of cholesterol are too low then you are less vital, less able to cope with stress and less sexually potent.  The reason for this is because you have less of the raw materials with which to make the hormones that allow for vitality, drive, stress handling and adaptability, resilience, sexual potency and energy.  Therefore, there is always some underlying cause of low cholesterol.  The TRIAD OF HEALTH addresses all of these underlying causes through the use of the Triad Of Health Chiropractic Kinesiology System of Checks and Balances.  We diagnose whether or not there is an infection causing cholesterol imbalance or if it is due to toxicity or emotional causes or whatever the case may be.  Not only that, but we have the therapies to address all of these myriad causes.

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Important Cholesterol Facts:

Cholesterol is needed to make:

  • Vitamin D
  • Bile Acids
  • Progesterone
  • Estrogen
  • DHEA
  • Testosterone
  • Pregnenolone
  • Cortisol
  • Aldosterone
  • Cell membranes

Low cholesterol levels are related to a significantly increased risk of death from a variety of conditions and situations unrelated to heart disease, including, but not limited to, cancer, suicide, and accidents.  You need cholesterol to make brain cells so with a cholesterol level that is too low we see brain hemmorhages, depression, suicide, etc.

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Maybe it is hard to read what it says in the photo to the left here.  I can translate:

Vitamin D is not a Vitamin.  Vitamin D is a Hormone!!  THE ABSORPTION of Vitamin D is dependent upon the heath and proper function of:

  •     Liver

  •     Kidneys

  •     Small Intestine

  •     Large Intestine

  •     Skin

The Function of Vitamin D:

Vitamin D deficiency represents a metabolic imbalance whereby the immune system is compromised and these organs are toxic and dysfunctional OR the person does not receive an adequate amount of sun on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

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Posted on Nov 9, 2015

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