Why would all your cells make this terrible, unhealthy, disease-causing chemical? Because cholesterol is not a terrible, unhealthy, disease-causing chemical – it is essential for life and health and without it you would die. Cholesterol acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps your muscles, heart, organs and nerves to function properly.
That is why statin drugs that artificially lower your cholesterol (Lipitor®, Crestor®, Vytorin® and Zocor®) are known to cause muscle pain, memory loss and diabetes.[i]
As if that weren’t bad enough, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently added cognitive brain dysfunction, brain damage, memory loss and mental confusion to the adverse effects from the use of statin drugs.
Statins Cause Heart Disease:
It is an especially ironic finding that people take statin drugs for heart health and yet statins have been shown to be linked to heart disease, especially sudden heart failure. That’s because statins interfere with the creation of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an important chemical that is needed for your heart, skeletal muscle and brain.[ii]
Cholesterol Fights Inflammation:
Cholesterol functions like a firefighter – it fights inflammation. If you have very high cholesterol it means there’s inflammation in your body and your body is responding with cholesterol to keep you healthy and combat the inflammation. The inflammation may be due to a poor diet, toxins, dental infections, emotional stress and, of course, subluxations.
For Your Cholesterol Levels:
For good brain function, memory, healthy blood vessels and protection against Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, heart disease and cancer you need lots of good fats and cholesterol from organic butter, cream, eggs, meats, coconut oil and olive oil. Especially avoid margarine and unhealthy oils such as canola, corn, safflower and cottonseed oil.
Cholesterol is necessary for life and health. Do not try to artificially lower your cholesterol – it can cause severe health problems. It’s better to get to the cause of inflammation rather than deal with its effects.
Lower Cholesterol Naturally:[iii]
Learning ways to lower cholesterol naturally will provide you with a lifestyle skill that you can use for the rest of your life and help you keep cholesterol lowered long term.
Daily diet, regular exercise and natural supplements are key ways to lower cholesterol naturally.
Simple changes to your daily diet is all that is required. You do not have to start eating food you cannot stand, because you will never sustain that. Reduce your intake of dairy products and red meats. Replace full fat foods with low fat foods. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Watch your intake of liver and eggs as both of these are high in cholesterol.
Increasing your level of physical activity is one of the ways to lower cholesterol. If you are not already exercising regularly, try starting off with a short walk at least three times a week, gradually increasing the distance until you are walking about 30 minutes or more each time.
Natural supplements that successfully combine the correct nutrients from the right plants or herbs and blend them properly, are one of the ways to lower cholesterol naturally and successfully. Natural supplements have an even greater effect, in that, unlike traditional prescription medication that will ultimately damage us if taken over long periods of time, natural supplements continue to benefit us and optimize our health.
Keeping healthy in all ways should be a priority in your life. Don’t forget regular visits to your chiropractor as a balanced body allows the best communication between your body and brain.