It amazes me how often I hear this question: “So–are eggs are okay to eat now?”
The answer is YES.
It’s always been yes.
Eggs and many other foods high in cholesterol–such as dairy, meats, and seafood–have always been an important part of a healthy diet. Regardless of what the government or their co-dependent “experts” might say on any given day.
Of course, the government recently admitted its decades-long advice to avoid cholesterol was just a big, fat medical myth. So now the rule-followers can “safely” put eggs back on their plates.
But even with this recent reversal, most government health experts still lag so far behind in their understanding of cholesterol…it staggers the mind.
In fact, a recent lab study published in Nature Medicine shows cholesterol increases production of a critical component in the nervous system. This study also suggests cholesterol may even help prevent the onset of brain diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s dementia.
For this study, researchers started with mice bred in the lab to develop the serious nervous system disorder called Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD). This cruel disease disrupts myelin production in mice, and in humans.
As you may recall from my Dispatches, myelin is the fatty sheath that covers and protects (insulates) nerve endings. Myelin sheaths allow your nerves to effectively send and receive electrical signals that prompt movement, thinking, and other neurological functions.
But in PMD patients (as well as MS patients), the myelin sheath breaks down, which impairs normal nervous system functioning. Such as motor coordination and cognition.
So–any guess what your body needs to make myelin?
You got it–cholesterol (and protein).
Cholesterol is absolutely critical for producing and maintaining myelin sheaths. Without it, you run a much higher risk of developing brain degeneration and neurological illnesses, such as PMD and MS.
So, for this study, researchers wanted to see if a cholesterol treatment could help slow myelin degeneration…and did it ever!
The researchers put the mice bred to develop PMD on a high-cholesterol diet. After just six weeks, the mice stopped experiencing cognitive decline. Moreover, their myelin content increased, inflammation decreased, and their motor defects improved. Even after onset of clinical symptoms, cholesterol treatment prevented disease progression.
The researchers say we can absolutely apply these findings to humans.
Cholesterol is critical to human health. It interlocks lipid molecules, which stabilize cell membranes. And not just in brain and nerve tissues. Cholesterol is a vital building block for all the tissues in the body. So if you follow a low-cholesterol diet–or take cholesterol-lowering drugs–you can significantly harm your health.
Of course, mainstream medicine ridiculously dubbed statins as “miracle drugs.”
But by stripping the body of cholesterol, and blocking the liver’s natural function of producing cholesterol, statin drugs cause serious nervous system and brain damage. So the only “miracle” is the drugs’ systematic destruction of your tissues, your cells, and your brain.
Some cardiologists admit to the damage statins can cause, but they say it’s a fair “trade off.” Yes, the drugs increase your risk of developing dementia, Type II diabetes, kidney failure, cataracts and other scourges. But the risk is “worth it” because the drugs lower your heart disease risk.
Of course, we now know these terrible metabolic poison drugs don’t reduce the risk of heart disease deaths, as promised.
George V. Mann, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, perhaps put it best.
He said, “Saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet are not the cause of coronary heart disease. That myth is the greatest scientific deception of the century, perhaps of any century.”
These drugs’ only benefits are to big pharma’s bottom line.
P.S. For the whole truth about cholesterol drugs and what you can actually do to reverse and protect against heart disease, see my feature editorial report The Insider’s Guide to a Heart-Healthy and Statin-Free Life. Click here to learn more and to purchase.
- “Therapy of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease in mice by feeding a cholesterol-enriched diet,” Nat Med 2012 Jul;18(7):1130-5
- “The Physician’s Guide to: The Cholesterol Myth,” Cambridge International Institute for Medical Science (www.cambridgemedscience.org)