The question I get most frequently, "Misty, can you give us sample diets for lowering cholesterol?"
So many are surprised when I refer the individual to Phase I and encourage saturated fat.
Now this takes most back a bit because as we all know for the last 30 years, cholesterol has been a vilified molecule.
You know the drill, you go to the Dr., have a your blood drawn and get that dreaded call. I know I did! "Hello Misty, this is Dr. Pain (made that name up...cute huh?) and I have to tell you that your blood work came back and you have "high cholesterol"
Of course she proceeded to advise me to practice a low fat diet which I was already practicing at the time. Lower my fat even further? I'm already suffering.
I went on with my life not really thinking again about that telephone call or my cholesterol, until I began to study for my certification in holistic nutrition education.
Cholesterol is not the villain it is made out to be. Inflammation and high triglycerides are your true markers for heart disease.
To lower your cholesterol artificially is to increase your cancer risk.
What a freeing moment it was when I found all of the information I'm about to share with you!
What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You regarding Sample Diets for Lowering Cholesterol
In order to understand your cholesterol, you must understand all components of cholesterol. Knowing the total number of your cholesterol is like knowing the total final score of the ball game....Who Won? No one knows and the same holds true for your total cholesterol number. Hence the reason Dr. Recommended "sample diets for lowering cholesterol" are useless. In many instances, these diets actually raise cholesterol in response to inflammation from the fat free foods most end up consuming.
We have 3 major components of cholesterol and they consist of:
HDL-High Density Lipoproteins
LDL-Low Density Lipoproteins
Triglycerides-The measure of fat in your blood for energy
There are a couple of other components to cholesterol as mentioned in the video above, but I don't want to confuse you here.
A good rule of thumb for understanding true normalized cholesterol is said to be:
HDL should be above 50
Triglycerides should be below 100 (not more than twice your HDL)
LDL particle size should be fluffy not dense
Now have you ever heard of these references from your Doc? Neither had I but this is the "range" of health that should be out in the mainstream not just a select few "in the know".
Again, an important reason I built this site and offer the information for free most particularly correct sample diets for lowering cholesterol.
The following video while a bit dry, is important to understand cholesterol. Again, something I'm not sure your Dr. can even explain to you. You can ignore the sales pitch at the end unless you have interest of course in Dr. Mercola's site.
What Does Cholesterol Do For You?
High Cholesterol Protects Against Infection
Protects And Responds To Injury
Necessary Component in Making Vitamin D, A Sterol Hormone
Works as an Antioxidant
Protects Against Infection
Elevates Brain Function
This is a short list of the benefits of cholesterol and your body. You lose these while on a quest for sample diets for lowering cholesterol in the main stream sector.
The following web pages are just further clarification for you to really dig into the basics of cholesterol and if you're currently on a statin drug, I encourage you to arm yourself with information and march into your Dr.s office to talk about a plan to discontinue these insidious drugs because what I'm about to share with you will irritate and confuse you about our medical establishment.
Cholesterol lowering drugs are a 20 billion dollar industry and they're not doing any good. They are causing mitochondrial damage. Yes, damage at a cellular level that is irreversible.
In fact, those with higher incidence of death notoriously have lower cholesterol levels.
An article from the Honolulu Heart Program:
"Our data accord with previous findings of increased mortality in elderly people with low serum cholesterol, and show that long-term persistence of low cholesterol actually increases the risk of death. Thus, the earlier that patients start to have lower cholesterol concentrations, the greater the risk of death" (The Lancet, Vol 358, Number 9279, Aug 2001)
Quote by Dr. Duane Graveline
My first book, Lipitor, Thief of Memory, was written after my two bouts of transient global amnesia (TGA) associated with the use of Lipitor in the years 1999 - 2000. Predictably at that time, I was focused on cognitive dysfunction and Lipitor.-Dr. Duane Graveline, MD, MPH
Well, I sure hope you are no longer on a quest for sample diets for lowering cholesterol. I hope this is your last stop.
I truly hope that you can find the peace with health and your cholesterol as I have.
To elevate your HDL and reduce your triglyceride level as well, C-Reactive Protein, follow Phase I and while increasing your dietary fat, lose body fat!
The true sample diets for lowering cholesterol are right here and don't forget to check out our Foods to Avoid list as this will help you reduce inflammation by eliminating those dangerous foods that contribute to it.
While transitioning to an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, you might consider taking 1000 mg. of Flush Free Niacin once daily to assist in the normalization of your cholesterol.
The next time your Dr. runs a lipid panel on you, request all numbers including a particle density test. This is the most important factor in determining your LDL-Low Density Lipoprotein health.
As Always, In Good Health!
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