The Great Cholesterol Myth
building up until
the artery is blocked.
When you go to your family doctor for your yearly physical it will (or should) include a blood test for various things including cholesterol. Cholesterol is naturally produced by the liver to assist with the breakdown of fat amongst other things. Years ago doctors started prescribing statin drugs (cholesterol lowering medication) as a way to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Its very typical of the medical community. You got a problem? Here's a pill for that. Why not investigate and find the CAUSE and treat THAT?
Here is the REAL scoop on WHY people get heart attacks and strokes where cholesterol is blamed. The REAL reason is an imbalance of omega fatty acids in our bodies. A lot of the foods we eat has man-made trans fats which elevate omega 6 fatty acids. This condition causes the arteries to be inflammed making the arterial walls rough. Cholesterol then gets caught on these inflammed arteries, especially the smaller ones that supply the heart muscles and arteries in the brain which are very small. Once some cholesterol gets caught on the rough artery walls more will collect at the same spot eventually closing down the blood flow at that site. The result? A heart attack or a brain aneurysm causing a stroke or cutting off the blood supply to part of the brain causing a great deal of harm and possibly death.
The medical communities remedy for this condition is to write a prescription for a statin or cholesterol reducing medication. That's the way the medical community operates. You have a problem? Here is a pill for that. Medical doctors are very good at writing prescriptions. That is what they are trained to do in med school.
Here is a link to a page that explains that it is NOT cholesterol that causes heart attacks and strokes, its inflammation. Here is a excerpt from that site:
"What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods."
And another excerpt: "What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet."
You are encouraged to do some of your own research to prove to you this reasoning.