We now know that cholesterol has many health building properties. However, when cholesterol is damaged by heat and oxygen it seems to promote injury to the arterial cells as build up of plaque in the arteries. Damaged cholesterol can be found in powdered milk and powdered eggs and meats that have been heated to high temperatures such as frying and barbecuing.

When high serum cholesterol levels are found, it indicates that there is much damage in the body that requires repair. It doesn’t mean that cholesterol is the bad guy.

Imagine a friend of yours has just been seriously injured and you call for an ambulance. As the ambulance approaches a group of people hijack the ambulance so your friend can not receive any help. This is analogous to taking Statin drugs to lower your cholesterol which is just trying to help.

This doesn’t mean that if you are taking medication that you should stop or change your dose. You should only ever do this under the supervision of your Doctor. There are some good Doctors out there who know this, but they are few and far between. It is frustrating because there are many research papers showing this. Unfortunately, these papers get less publicity as the pharmaceutical cartels don’t want the public to know the truth as it would affect their profit margins.

Hypothyroidism often results in high cholesterol levels too. With Hypothyroidism, usually due to a diet high in sugar and low in usable Iodine, fat soluble vitamins and other nutrients, the liver releases cholesterol to provide healing and produce protective steroids. Hypothyroid individuals are susceptible to infections, heart disease and cancer.

Tune in next time to find out the true causes of heart disease…