Inflammation is the real enemy
This is a fabulous snippet from CBN which explains why we should no longer fear cholesterol and saturated fats, but instead, inflammation is the real enemy. The Cholesterol Myth explains this further, but this clip quickly summarises the issue.
Inflammation is caused by processed foods, omega 6 fats, trans fats, seed oils, stress and a high sugar diet. And what calms inflammation? Cholesterol. That's right, cholesterol is trying to 'patch up' areas of damage to the blood vessels.
Cholesterol is not the best predictor of heart health - triglycerides are. Raised triglycerides also reflect your ability to metabolise carbohydrates, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and uncontrolled T2 diabetes.
What to do?
The 4 things you can GIVE UP TODAY for your long term health and help reduce inflammation within your body are -
- Processed foods
- Trans fats
- Seed oils
One step you could start today is to ditch the processed seed oils and margarine, and instead begin to use unprocessed natural oils and healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, butter and
A new study on cholesterol in the over 60 also reaffirms that cholesterol is not linked with heart disease or higher death rates. In fact, the inverse may be true. Cholesterol may be protective and help our mental function, helps us fight infections and is vital for healthy hormone production.
Top British cardiologist, Dr Aseem Malhotra suggests it may be time to rethink our use of statins and what it means to have a healthy heart.
If you are confused about what to do next, find a Low-Carb Practitioners near you and discuss your situation and your results.
They will be able to explain your options and help you navigate a variety of blood tests or possibly a calcium scan to see your heart health, rather than a calculated risk factor.
There is no need to fear cholesterol and when you really understand what is cholesterol, you will know what to do with the help of your practitioner.
And if you're on a statin, or your doctor wants you to go on a statin, take a look at Zoe Harcombe's website. She discusses what is high cholesterol, is it in fact healthy, side effects of statins and the impending lawsuits. Love this quote from her - "My top tip is: don’t have a cholesterol test and then you’ll have one fewer thing to worry about".
Read more: Take a look at my YouTube playlists which has numerous LCHF lectures on the cholesterol conundrum in depth.