Watch the video on Cholesterol by Dr. Jonny Bowden
When you measure Cholesterol you need to measure HDL (high-density lipoprotein), LDL (low-density lipoprotein), and LDL particles.
There are two kinds of LDL particles, large one and small one.
The big LDL particles are not a threat to the artery walls, the small one are.
They get oxidized, cause inflammation and get stuck at times in the pockets of the artery wall and form plaque.
So, now you ask why the artery wall has pockets. It doesn’t, or better shouldn’t. Only in people who have inflammation processes going on in the body their artery wall changes from smooth to rough or uneven.
The next question is where does the inflammation come from?
It comes from sugary foods, toxins in the air and water, stress, high cortisol level, food sensitivities and allergies.
In order for the body to reduce inflammation from the above mentioned causes one needs a ratio of Omega 3 : Omega 6 of 1:1.
Omega 3’s have anti – inflammatory properties
Omega 6’s have pro – inflammatory properties.
The American diet causes a ratio of 1:16.
As you see, an abundance of Omega 6 will cause inflammation because it has pro-inflammatory properties.
What is cholesterol being used for in the body?
Cholesterol is being converted into hormones such as Cortisol, Testosteron, DHEA, Progesteron.
The brain needs cholesterol to form memory.
What will happen if you start taking statin drugs?
Not only will the cholesterol level drop but CoQ10 as well. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant.
How to keep a healthy cholesterol level?
Eating an anti-inflammatory diet. Vegetables, Fish, Beef, Eggs, Butter, Coconut Oil.
Take CoQ10, especially if you are taking statin drugs.
Turmeric as an antioxidant.
Reduce Stress and have fun.
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