For decades, physicians, dieticians, and nutritionists parroted the government’s recommendation to avoid cholesterol. But as we now know, that recommendation was all wrong, all along.
Informed physicians are finally starting to get the message. But I still see clueless dieticians and nutritional “experts” on the internet wondering, “how many eggs can you get away with eating.”
Truth be told, foods that contain cholesterol — such as eggs and many kinds of seafood — are among the healthiest foods in the world. So — the real question is how many eggs can you get away with not eating?
Doesn’t the AHA read current research?
Apparently, the American Heart Association still hasn’t gotten the message. They still double down on the outdated, no-evidence recommendation to avoid cholesterol and saturated fats. And they want anyone with supposed “high” cholesterol to start taking a statin drug.
Now, here’s the thing…
The FDA approved statins based on the drugs’ ability to lower cholesterol— and that they do.
But statins don’t actually lower heart disease or mortality rates. They do, however, cause Type II diabetes (the leading cause of cardio-metabolic heart disease), eye diseases, and neurological disorders. They also deplete cellular energy by poisoning your mitochondria.
Lowering cholesterol also interferes with sex hormone production, so men taking statins typically complain of low libido. But, don’t worry, doctors can just load you up with another dangerous drug like Viagra, Cialis or prescription testosterone.
These drugs cause a host of other problems in addition to the ones caused by statins. Mainstream medical experts tell us these very real side effects represent a “trade-off.” But I have to ask: a “trade-off” for what?
Statin therapy is a lose-lose scenario
Your liver makes about 75 percent of the cholesterol required by your body. The other 25 percent must come from your diet. And your body carefully adjusts these percentages, as needed. For example, when you take in more cholesterol from your diet, your liver synthesizes less. Likewise, when dietary cholesterol intake is too low, your liver makes more.
So when you adopt a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, your liver will respond by simply making more.
This basic biological mechanism illustrates the futility of adopting a “low-fat diet.” It also proves the insanity of trying to block your liver’s natural production of cholesterol with artificial drugs. (You can always count on a good case of liver failure to lower cholesterol.)
The need for cholesterol begins early in life
It makes perfect sense that your body would work so hard to maintain adequate cholesterol levels — since every cell in your body needs it! Cholesterol is a basic building block for hormones, nervous tissue, and especially brain tissue.
In fact, the human brain is made up of 40 to 60 percent cholesterol. And infants need cholesterol for proper brain development. A mother’s breast glands even secrete enzymes to help infants absorb cholesterol in the high-fat milk.
Adult brains need cholesterol for proper functioning as well. In fact, the world-famous Framingham Heart Study has followed a cohort of people prospectively for decades. It found that people with so-called “desirable” cholesterol levels below 200 scored lower on cognitive functions, attention, concentration, verbal fluency, and abstract reasoning compared to those with higher cholesterol.
Your body uses cholesterol in other ways too…
For example, when exposed to the sun’s UV rays, your skin converts a cholesterol molecule called 7-dehydrocholesterol into to all-important vitamin D.
Research also links low cholesterol with dementia, depression, moodiness, decreased attention span and learning, violence, and aggressive behavior.
Plus, despite what you may have heard for decades, arterial plaques that harden, obstruct and block blood vessels contain mostly unsaturated fats. Cholesterol is a metabolic repair substance, sent into restore the damaged arteries. Indeed — blaming cholesterol and saturated fats for hardening of the arteries is like blaming your immune system’s white blood cells for causing an infection.
It boggles the mind.
The crony capitalist government-industrial-medical complex wants to give statin drugs to more and more healthy people. In turn, the statin drugs then cause millions of other health problems, for which this crony complex prescribes more drugs.
So — what can you do to keep healthy cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease without taking drugs? Here are five simple steps for starters:
- Eat a healthy balanced diet that includes eggs, dairy, meat, and seafood.
- Choose grass-fed, hormone-free, antibiotic-free meat and dairy.
- Avoid sugars and carbs, especially wheat, which we now know probably contains pesticides. I’ll reveal the whole sordid story of the wheat-pesticide link in the upcoming October issue of my Insiders’ Cures newsletter. If you’re not yet a subscriber, now is the perfect time to become one.
- Get some moderate exercise two or three times a week. Any more than that appears to be a waste of time!
- Spend some time in the sun and take a high-quality supplement (now available in liquid form in spray bottles) to keep up your vitamin D levels.
I’ll give you even more actionable advice for keeping your heart healthy naturally in my upcoming Heart Attack Prevention & Repair online learning protocol. I’m putting the finishing touches on it now, and will let you know as soon as it’s ready.
In the meantime, don’t fall into the downward spiral of taking more and more medications that just lead to more and more problems — it’s a dangerous domino effect. Instead, always opt for natural nutrition and supplementation first.