Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Oh really? Science/medicine got it wrong again......

Remember the 'demon' cholesterol? How many people have you met who recount with horror their cholesterol levels? I know I have met legions.

The one time a doctor recommended testing for it, along with a swathe of others, I just said no thanks, I don't do maybe medicine. That was thirty years ago and the reality is that most people went along with it and most people go along with it.

How many people do you know who are on statins? I know far too many and they are also in their forties onwards. A quarter of people living in the developed world are on some sort of maybe medicine medication by the time they are in their forties. And it just increases with every decade. This is medication for a disease or condition you do not have and may never have!

All that fear and horror over cholesterol, all that medication and now it seems, science/medicine got it wrong.

The fantasy sourced in the limited knowledge, understanding and appreciation science actually has for the body and its function? We are not machines. We are all different. There is no one answer or one-size fits all and much of maybe medicine is just dangerous.

Science is forever saying: correlation does not imply causality and yet what is the cholesterol hysteria about? Science/medicine judging arbitrary levels of cholesterol for some generic human who does not exist and then prescribing experimental medication with potentially dangerous side-effects on the basis of........

The 9 Benefits of Cholesterol in the Diet
Source: Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon Morell

Cholesterol is vital for balanced hormones and the manufacture of those that deal with the stress of everyday living. These hormones also are protective against heart disease and cancer.
Cholesterol is needed by the body to make all the sex hormones including andogen, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and DHEA.

Cholesterol is necessary for the body to properly use Vitamin D, which is critical for all body systems including the bones, nerves, proper growth, mineral metabolism, muscle tone, insulin production, fertility, and strong immunity.

Bile salts made by the liver require cholesterol. Bile is critical to the digestive process and absorption of dietary fats.

Cholesterol functions as a powerful antioxidant in the body and is protective of free radical damage to tissues.

Cholesterol is vital for proper functioning of the brain. Cholesterol is used by serotonin receptors .. serotonin is the body’s natural “feel good” chemical. No wonder low cholesterol levels have been associated with aggressive and violent tendencies, depression and suicide.

Breastmilk is ideally rich in cholesterol and contains a special enzyme for the baby to properly utilize it. Babies and children need cholesterol for proper growth and development of the brain, nervous system, and immune function.

Cholesterol is necessary for proper functioning of the intestines and maintaining the integrity of the intestinal wall. Low cholesterol diets can lead to leaky gut syndrome and other digestive problems.
Cholesterol is critical to repair of damaged cells. This is why cholesterol levels naturally rise as we age and are beneficial to the elderly. Women with the highest cholesterol actually live the longest! Dr. Meyer Texon MD, a respected pathologist practicing at New York University Medical Center, observes that accusing saturated fat and cholesterol for hardening of the arteries is like accusing white blood cells of causing infection, rather than helping the immune system address it.

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