So Why Lower Cholesterol At All??
Posted in the Cholesterol Forum
#1 Jun 20, 2012
Looking at this forum and the topics, it looks like a foregone conclusion that anyone with "elevated" cholesterol needs to do something to get the numbers down. It is assumed by most everyone that elevated levels of cholesterol will clog arteries, or something like that. Any scientist will tell you that finding a counter example to a hypothesis is sufficient to require modification of that hypothesis. How about this: I have a total cholesterol of between 599 and 640 (last two readings), I'm a 66 year old man, AND I have zero plaque in my heart arteries. Statistically this means I'm in a group that has less than 1 chance in 500 of having a heart attack. Or, since I have no coronary artery disease (CAD), I think my risk is as close to zero as possible. Not only no clogged arteries, I don't have any buildup at all.
I'm not that unique. Although very few people have levels similar to mine, of those who do, approximately 20 percent are like me, no plaque.
So, how come? No medical professional knows why, and I have lots of emails with "experts" who say as much. The medical profession ignores people like me because we don't have heart disease, but there is probably much to be learned if they would begin to study us.
What this means is that the "cholesterol clogs arteries", as a simple model for heart disease can't be correct. There may be some correlation, maybe, but correlation is not causation. Think about the increase in cellphones and the increase in obesity. They correlate because both have gone up in the last decade, but nobody seriously thinks that reducing the number of cellphones will reduce the amount of obesity (or vise versa).
What does it mean for someone with normally elevated cholesterol? It sure seems to me that before anyone even thinks about trying to reduce his/her cholesterol levels at all, they should get an actual picture of the state of their heart arteries. The best method, both because of minimal radiation and quality of imaging, is EBCT (Electron Beam Computed Tomography). These machines are relatively rare; I think there is only one in the entire city of Seattle.
#2 Jun 25, 2012
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#3 Jun 27, 2012
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2 teaspoons of black pepper
2 teaspoons of garlic salt
4 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil
¾ of a cup of chicken broth
½ a cup of pinot grigio white wine
1 large can cream of mushroom soup
2 – 2 ½ lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts
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#4 Jun 29, 2012
1. Avoid eating fatty foods suc as red meat. You can find free no red meat recipes at www.noBULLaboutit.com
2. Stay away from junk foods such as resturuant and hotel foods.
3. Avoid canned food which can increase cholesterol
4. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables
5. Increase you intake of Oatmeal
6. Increase your intake of garlic - eat it every day if possible.
And one last tip, now I am not a doctor, but my mother reduced her cholesterol from 254 to 199 in 5 weeks with the help of Metamucil.
#5 Jul 3, 2012
Everyone wants a quick pill to fix their problems, no one wants to know why their cholesterol levels are raised, and it is not the cholesterol which is the dangerous factor but other factors like raised triglycerides and inflammation in the body, these so called drugs are only a cure of the symptoms and not of the underlying problem, Also they are a multibillion dollar industry . Read Dr. Sandra Cabot’s books and find out the reasons, she herself is a qualified doctor who chose not to believe the orthodox studies they are being taught in medical school... I was also told by these stupid doctors that it is genetic and i will have to take these statins and other drugs for life, but after reading Sandra cabot’s books and changing my diet – lowering carbs and not fat made the difference and doing a little bit of regular exercise also helped, so people get some time out and buy these books and first repair your liver which is manufacturing shit loads of cholesterol and triglycerides , once you regulate your liver all your levels would come down. Eliminate sugar from your diet and even those artificial ones like diet cokes and see the difference.
#6 Jul 14, 2012
#7 Jul 19, 2012
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#8 Jul 19, 2012
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#9 Jul 24, 2012
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