The Cholesterol Theory is a Total Scam!
In the last few decades "The Cholesterol Theory" has contributed significantly to deteriorating health throughout the world. The cholesterol theory – also called the Lipid (fat) Hypothesis – is the belief that high blood cholesterol promotes atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and heart disease. However this has proved to be totally untrue, making it one of the biggest scams in history.
Cholesterol is a molecule, often called a lipid or fat, which is a soft, waxy substance found in every cell in your body. Contrary to propaganda by the medical, drug and food industries, cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance that is vital to the cells of all mammals.
Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, writes in his book The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease: "Your cholesterol tells very little about your future health."
In other words your cholesterol levels are a non-issue when it comes to predicting your future health as pointed out by Dr. Ravnskov: "A high blood cholesterol is said to promote atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and thus also coronary heart disease. But many studies have shown that people whose blood cholesterol is low become just as atherosclerotic as people whose cholesterol is high. So it is obvious that the common “cause” of atherosclerosis and heart disease is “not” high cholesterol.
The fact “is” that even if you ate absolutely no fats or oils of any kind your body would still produce cholesterol. Your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat. The production of cholesterol increases when you eat little cholesterol and decreases when you eat much."
Cholesterol is your friend and not some dangerous monster. It is a vital repair and protective substance that is extremely important for proper functioning of the immune system and many other body functions as follows:
- Nourishing the brain, which is 80% cholesterol.
- Forms the structure of all cell membranes.
- Nourishes and maintains a healthy nervous system; it is directly responsible for the formation of nerve fiber sheaths.
- Formation of hormones, including estrogen, testosterone, aldosterone (produced by the adrenal glands), etc.
- Formation of vitamin D.
- Formation of bile acids required for digestion.
- Protects repairs and strengthens the heart, as well as the walls of arteries and blood vessels.
- Heals, strengthens and repairs the lining of the intestines.
- Builds healthy bones and muscles.
- Protects against infectious diseases.
- Regulates blood sugar.
- Repairs damaged tissues.
- Protects the body from the damaging effects of toxins; it is a powerful antioxidant.
- Maintains energy, vitality, libido [sexual desire] and fertility.
- Many other important functions.
Malcolm Kendrick, Medical Director; Adelphi Lifelong Learning, United Kingdom, states in his article Okay, Do You Know What A "Fat" Is? "You don’t make cholesterol from saturated fats, or any other sort of fat, or vice-versa. Metabolically* speaking, there is no connection between these two substances at all."
*Metabolically comes from the word "metabolism" which is all of the biochemical activities carried out by an organism to maintain life.
Unfortunately saturated fats have been given a bad name by the oil and food manufacturing industries, with the sole purpose of selling their products. This is also true for the medical and drug industries who have based their recommendations on studies that were falsified.
Of course the drug companies do not want you to know the truth, because the cholesterol myth and low-fat diets scam help them sell drugs – follow the money!. In fact the medical community was pressured by the drug companies to lower healthy cholesterol readings in order to get more people taking statin drugs! Now they are targeting children with their cholesterol scam!
Statin drugs are extremely damaging to the body. Here’s an example of one statin drug called Crestor with the side effects listed on their leaflet: "CRESTOR is prescribed along with diet for lowering high cholesterol and has not been determined to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes.
CRESTOR is not right for everyone, including women who are nursing, pregnant, or who may become pregnant, or anyone with liver problems. Unexplained muscle pain and weakness could be a sign of a rare but serious side effect and should be reported to your doctor right away. Side effects occur infrequently and include muscle aches, constipation, weakness, abdominal pain, and nausea. They are usually mild and tend to go away."
The heart actually prefers saturated fats as stated by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD in What Causes Heart Disease?: "If you are avoiding foods containing saturated fat and cholesterol, you will not only deprive your body of vital nutrients, but the foods that you consume as substitutes will contain many components—polyunsaturated oils, trans fatty acids, refined sugar—that have been associated with increased rates of heart disease."
- The Network of Cholesterol Skeptics [THINCS] THINCS is a steadily growing group of scientists, physicians, other academicians and science writers from various countries.
- cholesterol-and-health.com by Chris Masterjohn.
- Myths & Truths About Cholesterol, Weston A. Price Foundation.
- Cholesterol and Heart Disease: A Phony Issue, by Mary Enig, PhD, Weston A. Price Foundation.