The connection between heart disease and cholesterol is one of the biggest myths in medicine. The fact is that there has never been one clinical study to link cholesterol levels as a cause of heart disease – yet everyone “believes” it. The real cause of atherosclerosis or the narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup is a molecule called the free radical. These chemical bombs are created when cross linkage of specific substances occur. In the case of heart disease and arterial blockage the main source of free radicals comes from rancid vegetable oils!! These are the oils we have been told for decades are good for us. In fact the greatest rise in heart disease due to blockages has occurred ever since the food industry has pushed cheap refined unsaturated fats on all of us.
Cholesterol is the single most important substance in the body and is involved in the structure and function of hundreds of processes. So important is cholesterol to your wellness that nature has designed that the bulk of necessary cholesterol is actually made in the liver so there will always be a sufficient supply to meet needs.
When serum cholesterol rises too high it is a sign of a liver problem. In order to safely lower cholesterol liver function must be addressed since it is the liver that is producing cholesterol in the first place. Statin drugs damage the liver and prevent it from producing as much cholesterol. The problem is that the liver carries out thousands of other functions and many of those can be affected by statin drugs as well. The side effects of stain drugs over time can be very serious. Every effort should be made to avoid them. The, good news is that there are several natural nutrients that can support the liver and help it to regulate your cholesterol production naturally. You can learn more about these key nutrients in my video Cholesterol Management. Check back next month for more information about Cardio Vascular Support Supplements and Nutrition Awareness Month.