Since this is cholesterol awareness month I thought it might be interesting to break down some of the cholesterol myths so common that most people accept them as facts. First and foremost, cholesterol does NOT cause heart disease – never has. There are no clinical studies that have ever shown this to be true yet everyone believes it.
Doctors put virtually every one of their patients on dangerous statin cholesterol lowering drugs and yet heart disease still remains the number one killer. Elevated levels of cholesterol do NOT increase your risk for heart disease if everything else is equal. In fact the vast majority of those undergoing bypass surgery for blocked arteries had normal levels of cholesterol at the time and most had been on statin drugs for months or years beforehand.
Elevated cholesterol is a sign of an internal problem however and that is in the liver. Since your liver produces as much as 80% of all the cholesterol in your body, poor liver function is at the root cause of this elevation and it is there that we should address fixing the problem. By supporting the liver and detoxifying the liver, we can normalize cholesterol levels in 3 to 6 months in most cases. If a person has been taking a statin drug for 6 months or longer it can take a bit longer to normalize cholesterol levels because the drug has likely damaged the liver and it can take longer to reverse this problem.
Should you have any questions about natural cholesterol management you can reach our office at 1-888-454-8464. Next month articles on Immune Health Awareness Month will be coming soon.