Sept. 26, 2018; by Briana McDonald (UtopiaSilver.com) [Editor’s Note: Cholesterol is one of the most maligned essential components in the body. It is seldom if ever correctly addressed by anyone, especially by mainstream medicine, which simply makes too much money from “cholesterol scaring” to shake that tree.] At this point in (most of) our lives we have heard that there are different types of cholesterol and they play different roles in the body. We know that there is a “good” type and a “bad” type and it’s our mission in life to strike a balance between the two if we want to have great cardiovascular health. Very few healthcare providers know the shocking truth about the essential benefits of cholesterol. Actually, cholesterol is ALL good, …even the “bad.”
According to Steve Riechman, a researcher in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Pittsburgh, all cholesterol is good cholesterol and “LDL is not the evil Darth Vader of health it has been made out to be in recent years.” (1) LDL has been deemed “bad” due to the fact that it is found as buildup in the arterial walls. It is linked with “kinking the hose” or slowing down the flow of blood which leads to heart disease and heart attacks. The truth is, the idea that there are “bad” and “good” blood lipids that contribute to heart disease is simply myth or “lipid hypothesis.” (2) It is a theory that has been debated often as researchers believe that the underlying cause has more to do with inflammation and other factors than blood lipids.
What You Didn’t Know About Cholesterol
Since we have all heard of the dangers of high cholesterol, let’s talk about the dangers of low cholesterol. Not only that, let’s talk about all the wonderful things cholesterol does for the body such as:
- Helps to prevent aggression: For almost 30 years it has been known that low cholesterol levels are linked with habitually violent tendencies of homicidal offenders. There have been multiple studies done that have confirmed or explored the cholesterol-violence link (3) including violence to oneself and others.
“One of the functions of serotonin in the central nervous system is the suppression of harmful behavior impulses….low membrane cholesterol decreases the number of serotonin receptors. Since membrane cholesterol exchanges freely with cholesterol in the surrounding medium, a lowered serum cholesterol concentration may contribute to a decrease in brain serotonin, with poorer suppression of aggressive behavior.”
- You need : Just like there is a connection between aggression and low cholesterol levels, there is a known link between cholesterol levels and the risk for a variety of cancers. Since this link has been notated in the 80’s, the connection has been confirmed repeatedly. “Even when you take so-called “bad” LDL-cholesterol and administer it to a culture of highly malignant, multi-drug resistant leukemia cells, the cells lose their resistance to chemotherapy.” So then, we have to ask, is it really all that bad? (4)
- Cholesterol is necessary to retain information: That’s right, all of our wonderful memories we hold onto over the years is thanks to cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol has been identified as a risk factor for a decline in memory in midlife. It’s important to note that Statin drugs which inhibit the production of cholesterol, hence severely affect the brain, are now required by the FDA to display the warning label which says “may adversely affect the memory.” (5)
- Cholesterol boosts the immune system: A cholesterol-rich diet actually boosts our immune system and helps us fight off infections. In patents with tuberculosis, researchers suggest that cholesterol be used as a complimentary measure in anti-tubercular treatment. On the contrary, Statin drugs that block cholesterol from forming inhibit our own body’s built in defense, the mighty immune system.
Cholesterol is an essential component for a fully functioning human organism so don’t simply dismiss it as something terrible. As always, take all the right measures to protect your health such as:
- Getting enough sleep each night
- Finding a stress management solution that works for you
- Drinking plenty of water each day
- Getting fiber from organic fruits and vegetables
- Limiting your consumption of fast food and processed foods
- Getting optimal exercise
These are the basic building blocks to having a healthy body and mind, but don’t fall prey to the fake health damaging “cholesterol scare” and always remember the shocking truth about the essential benefits of cholesterol.
Briana McDonald-is a natural health writer and contributor to the Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (Utopia Silver Supplements). She does free-lance health article writing as well as website and ad design.
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