are one of the worst 'medicines' that could be prescribed.

From a nutritional point of view, they are more detrimental to health than helpful. Your body needs cholesterol- there is no proven link between high cholesterol and heart disease. In fact, more people with low cholesterol die of heart attacks than people with high cholesterol. After an involved study of the types of fats found in arteries of dead heart attack patients, researchers found that the majority of fat found 'clogging' arteries was of polyunsaturated fat origin.

Cholesterol is integral in vital functions of even the most basic cell life. It is a component in cell membranes, vitamins, hormones, and so much more. Your body cannot function without it. A rise of cholesterol in the blood is a symptom. It is the body's attempt at fixing something gone amiss, and when the levels are lowered again synthetically, it throws the entire process off. Statins inhibit the manufacture of cholesterol in the body. Combined with a low-cholesterol diet, it is no wonder that patients often find themselves having severe nervous system breakdown, low calcium, electrolyte imbalance, and a whole list of uncomfortable and eventually fatal symptoms.

If you have high cholesterol, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I am a 24 year old female in very good physical condition (am a runner) and my cholesterol is high, according to MD's. If you are really worried, see a DO or an ND, or talk to a licensed nutritionist.
disastercupcake disastercupcake
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2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

I frequently get into arguments over the pertinence of cholesterol to the human body. Ps, I just cooked myself six eggs.

Thanks for really good advice! Good to know these things why do drs lie to people?

Have you checked on the profit that statin drugs and other cholesterol medication makes financially? Doctors (even though they vehemently deny this) get a cut every time one of these meds is prescribed. Same for the 'Asprin Regimen'.

Really no I didn't know that good to know! Thanks for the tip!!