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Want To Live Longer? #25 Lies! Lies! Lies! That is Not Good For Me At All!

So your doctor told you that you have high cholesterol? Me too. The difference is that I am happy about it.

#25 High cholesterol and saturated have not been proven to do what they have been telling you.

You've got it all wrong.

High cholesterol can prolong your life. Low cholesterol can kill you.

First of all, we must define the word high and the word low.

You see it all started one day when the drug companies decided they wanted to sell more drugs.

So they got this panel of physicians to make the deciding fact that it is not a cholesterol count of 130 that is good any more. 100 is the new good safe place to have your cholesterol level to be healthy.

The first problem with this is that it is not true.

The second problem with that idea is that you cannot prove it to be true, because it is not true

The third problem with that is that it puts a new 8 million people in this country on cholesterol meds. People whose cholesterol yesterday was safe at 130 and now they are in bad health at 130.

It does sell lots of prescription drugs though.

The Way It Works

You cannot make any kind of connection between the cholesterol you eat and the level of cholesterol your blood test shows is in your blood.

In fact you could eat eggs every day, and doughnuts, margarine, shrimp, pastrami, and pork necks and not get high cholesterol. The cholesterol in your blood does not come from what you eat.

Your body makes its own cholesterol. And it is inversely proportionate to the cholesterol you eat.

First of all, you have no cholesterol in your blood. It does not dissolve in blood. It is a solid alcohol. It is an organic compound that is a waxy steroid of fat.

Since it is insoluble in your blood, it has to be carried through your blood by an HDL (high density lipoprotein), or an LDL (low density lipoprotein), which are proteins, not fats.

This is not all that these proteins carry. They carry saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats or PUFA. These are all fats. They are attached to a glycerol and carried in sets of 3, by these proteins. This now makes them a triglyceride.

This is crammed into the intestinal walls and into a chylomicron. Chylomicrons are directed to go straight to your liver. They are then absorbed, and broken down into another protein. This protein is a VLDL (very low density lipoprotein).

Then they lose another triglyceride and become as IDL (intermediate density lipoprotein). And once again they lose a triglyceride to become an LDL.

Then the LDL is either absorbed by the liver to make more VLDLs or absorbed into tissues.

So you see that these fats are not made into cholesterol.

What Is Cholesterol?

It is made from a compound called Acetyl-Co-A which is definitely not a fat. It has nitrogen atoms in it and they are proteins. You can see that from the flow chart I have posted above.

Are you beginning to see the real picture here?

1. You do not make cholesterol from saturated fat or any kind of fat.

2. LDL is not made from any fat. LDL is made from breaking down VLDL.

3. VLDL is made by the liver.

4. When you eat saturated fats and cholesterol they are inserted into the intestinal wall and the saturated fats are inserted into a glycerol molecule and made into triglycerides.

5. These triglycerides are inserted into a chylomicron inside the intestinal wall which then transports them around the body.

6. The chylomicrons go to the liver and are absorbed and broken down into VLDLs.

7. The VLDLs are transported throughout the body and at the loss of one triglyceride they are broken down into IDLs and then with the loss of another triglyceride they are broken down into LDLs.

8. The LDLs are then transported back to the liver to make more VLDLs.

So you see as stated above, twice, the liver does not make cholesterol out of saturated fat.

The Liver Makes Cholesterol.

Yes the liver makes cholesterol, but not out of any kind of fat. It makes cholesterol out of Acetyl-co-A as you can see by the flowchart diagram pictured above.

I do hope that you can now understand that cholesterol is not about your LDL. LDL is not even cholesterol. VLDL is a protein that transports triglycerides and deposits them around your body, which eventually is broken down into an LDL which goes back to your liver for recycling.

Then if you do eat lots of any kind of fat, your will have more VLDLs, which means more triglycerides, which does not mean more LDLs. The liver takes any increase in LDLs out of circulation and back into the liver. When you eat, your level of VLDLs goes up but not your level of LDLs.

So you see cholesterol is not about saturated fat.

Your LDL Levels.

1. Did you know that many people with low LDLs, normal LDLs, and high LDLs, die from Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)? So how can you just pick one of these to prove a point?

2. LDLs cannot get through the endothelium, (which is the lining of the artery wall).

3. Plaque is distributed unevenly throughout the endothelium. They are not everywhere, which is how they should be if their hypothesis was correct.

4. Since LDLs cannot permeate the lining of the artery then the artery wall must be damaged for it to get through. LDLs do not cause damage to the artery walls.

CHD and Cholesterol

There have been many studies worldwide, not just here in the United States, showing that low levels of cholesterol increase the risk of dying from CHD.

As LDL levels drop the risk goes up.

One country even showed a decreased risk of CHD as the level of LDLs went down.

These were published studies written in the Lancet and other prestigious Medical Journals.

Whose side are you on?

Are you diagnosed with high cholesterol and taking Statin drugs yourself only to develop cancer?

This has been documented too. Statin drugs increase your risk of cancer.

So why is your doctor telling you to do these things, when he would not do them himself?

The American Medical Association (AMA) will not let him tell you certain things. They will take his or her license away unless they say what they tell them to.

You are not a doctor and now you have no one to trust.

This is so unfair to patients and anyone with an illness.

From my own experience with disease, life is frightening, but at least I can research it for myself and then I understand it.

Your doctor tells you to do something and you know it is not what research has shown to be true. Then, because I can read and understand it, I know the truth. That is why I am passing this knowledge along.

Do you go ahead and do what your doctor has diagnosed for you?

There is more to this story. There is always more to be told. And I will tell it.

I know you have heard that the hardest person to get into the hospital for a procedure is a doctor.

I wonder why?


Street Talk

Awesome piece. It demonstrates once again that economics takes precedence over people. Your writing will certainly help to enlighten the masses especially those who seek knowledge.

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  about 9 years ago

So true Des Forbes....and that is my reason for writing...to help others who do not understand all this untruth and to help them see there is another side that is probably helpful to them and that they should be seeking other knowledge besides only what the media brings to them...most people do not have the education to decipher for themselves what they should believe...It is certainly not fair.

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  about 8 years ago
Golfspice  

As someone who has had marginally high cholesterol I find your article/blog information very informative. Perhaps stating the obvious, but It is extremely difficult for the layperson to decline advice from their doctor or medical professional without enough knowledge and understanding of their particular ailment or treatment alternatives.

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  about 9 years ago

that is very true....and it is so sad what the FDA and the AMA have done to our great country...I wish there was something I could do to help with this problem...I do thank God that I can read and understand the science now..thanks for the read and the nice words...k

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  about 9 years ago

another informative article

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  about 9 years ago

Hi Geoffrey....thank you for reading and commenting....you must let me know your thoughts on this as well....thanks...k

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  about 9 years ago
Joan S  

Confess. I am totally paranoid when it comes to doctors. Catch them so often giving wrong information. Certainly I don't know everything. Hardly. But I do read a lot and investigate maladies. Try to help family and friends too, so that they don't get harmed by the drugs that doctors push on them, especially when there is a natural remedy that works much better. It's a money game and doctors are afraid of the AMA. Pathetic. My grandmother used to say the best way to stay healthy is never go to the doctor. Loved this article.

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you Joan....I have refused cholesterol meds...but my cholesterol is only 130...If it was 400 I would be getting some answers from my doctor or finding another one....When I had a cyst on my ovary, I went to many doctors trying to find someone who would not cut me open vertically....some even wanted to give me exploratory surgery....but if they cut me vertically they would be cutting the muscles that i sing with and I was not going to let them do that. I finally found one of the best doctors in the country and he did a bikini cut and did laser surgery....he was amazing....It took me a few years to find him but that was okay too.....between the FDA and the AMA.....I am fed up.....I was speaking to some people tonight and they said that Israel has the best medical situation because they still believe that it is all for life and not money....wow....wouldn't that be nice here...thanks Joan....i appreciate it....k

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  about 9 years ago
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