High Cholesterol Levels

By Dr. Chris Patten

High Cholesterol is a very popular searched term because very few people know what cholesterol means. Most get their information from watching TV and observe all the commercials that brainwash their thinking. Here is what you will learn in this post:

1). The true cause of Heart Disease – (and it’s not what you think)
2). Why cholesterol is important in our body!
3). How to lower cholesterol the right way

If you are like most people you understand that cholesterol is bad. But is it really? We are 1 of only 2 countries in the world that allows the TV to market pharmaceutical drugs straight at us, and it’s at a record pace. So we get most of our information from some TV commercial telling us we are going to die if we aren’t on some statin drug that lowers cholesterol. Uhg!

Most people have heard of Dr. Joe Mercola. He has one of the best free health newsletters in the world and posts excellent information about health. He just posted an excellent piece on cholesterol that you all should read.

This soft, waxy substance is found not only in your bloodstream, but also in every cell in your body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that help you to digest fat. Cholesterol also helps in the formation of your memories and is vital for neurological function.

Total cholesterol is about the most worthless test for predicting your risk of heart disease. Remember this, the body produces cholesterol in the liver. It’s needed to make all hormones in the body, as well as healing any cell that happens to be damaged. Chronic Inflammation that happens systemically, (that means throughout your whole body, and the true cause of heart disease), will continue to produce damaged cells. Then of course your body must heal that cell and the liver must produce more cholesterol to fix that cell. Most degenerative diseases are produced from chronic inflammation in your body and will raise cholesterol, and keep it raised unless the inflammation is addressed!

So, if you are like most people and are taking a statin drug, (or a generic form), you probably have to get your milligrams increased every so often, right? Think about this, if you have high cholesterol, your body wants you to have high cholesterol at that time. You go to your medical doctor and he so brightly says, wow Mary, I’m so smart, you need to get that cholesterol down to under 200, here is a very expensive drug to do that. And you feel good about it, right? Right. But then the body starts to produce more cholesterol because you are now taking a drug to decrease it. Cholesterol goes up, you smash it down, it goes even higher, your doctor raises your milligrams and is confused at the same time. Get it yet?

Your body is so smart, we don’t give it enough credit. We need cholesterol in our body and our diet. Don’t think of it as an evil.

Cholesterol is very easy to lower if you are willing to work at it. Now by me just writing that sentence you should be asking me why I think you should lower it since I just told you that isn’t the true cause of heart disease. Right, we have to address the inflammation! How do we do that? Through the correct diet changes, improve digestion, support the liver if needed, and get some adequate exercise.

You can do this. Cholesterol get’s raised for reasons you do to yourself, not because of your family tree. Don’t start doing the blame game and take the easy way out. The patients I treat get fantastic results when they try at it and follow directions. You are no different. My next blog post will be about the particle number of cholesterol, that is the true test of whether or not you are in the “danger zone” or not, not the total number of cholesterol. Stay tuned.

Change your eating habits, get some exercise, and write some goals. Make it happen:)

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