Monday, March 13, 2017

Human Natural Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance produced and released into the bloodstream by cells in the liver. The body uses cholesterol to form cell membranes, aid in digestion, convert Vitamin D in the skin and develop hormones. Cholesterol is stored inside a waterproof envelope of lipids (fat), along with specific proteins that weave in and out of the envelope’s outer shell. These particles are called lipoproteins. While there are several types of lipoproteins, your cholesterol score measures just two:

Low density lipoproteins (LDL) are considered “bad” cholesterol. While they carry needed cholesterol to all parts of the body, too much LDL in the system can lead to coronary artery disease, due to the buildup of LDL deposits in the artery walls.

High density lipoproteins (HDL) are called “good” cholesterol because they remove cholesterol from the bloodstream and the artery walls. A higher HDL score is desirable and will improve your overall cholesterol score.

Triglycerides are a type of fat that is packaged with cholesterol when the lipoproteins form in the liver cells. Triglycerides are stored in fat all over the body and can be an energy source, like carbohydrates. Your cholesterol scores will show a measurement for triglycerides. A score higher than normal may mean you have a higher chance of developing coronary artery disease.

Cholesterol and Inflammation – What's the Connection?

Inflammation has become a bit of a buzzword in the medical field because it has been linked to so many different diseases. And one of those diseases is heart disease … the same heart disease that cholesterol is often blamed for.
What am I getting at?
Well, first consider the role of inflammation in your body. In many respects, it's a good thing as it's your body's natural response to invaders it perceives as threats. If you get a cut for instance, the process of inflammation is what allows you to heal.
Specifically during inflammation:
  • Your blood vessels constrict to keep you from bleeding to death
  • Your blood becomes thicker so it can clot
  • Your immune system sends cells and chemicals to fight viruses, bacteria and other "bad guys" that could infect the area
  • Cells multiply to repair the damage
Ultimately, the cut is healed and a protective scar may form over the area.
If your arteries are damaged, a very similar process occurs inside of your body, except that a "scar" in your artery is known as plaque.
This plaque, along with the thickening of your blood and constricting of your blood vessels that normally occur during the inflammatory process, can indeed increase your risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks.
Notice that cholesterol has yet to even enter the picture.
Cholesterol comes in because, in order to replace your damaged cells, it is necessary.
Remember that no cell can form without it.
So if you have damaged cells that need to be replaced, your liver will be notified to make more cholesterol and release it into your bloodstream. This is a deliberate process that takes place in order for your body to produce new, healthy cells.
It's also possible, and quite common, for damage to occur in your body on a regular basis. In this case, you will be in a dangerous state of chronic inflammation.
The test usually used to determine if you have chronic inflammation is a C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test. CRP level is used as a marker of inflammation in your arteries.
Generally speaking:
  • A CRP level under 1 milligrams per liter of blood means you have a low risk for cardiovascular disease
  • 1 to 3 milligrams means your risk is intermediate
  • More than 3 milligrams is high risk
Even conventional medicine is warming up to the idea that chronic inflammation can trigger heart attacks. But they stop short of seeing the big picture.
In the eyes of conventional medicine, when they see increased cholesterol circulating in your bloodstream, they conclude that it -- not the underlying damage to your arteries -- is the cause of heart attacks.
Which brings me to my next point.

The Insanity of Lowering Cholesterol

Sally Fallon, the president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and Mary Enig, Ph.D, an expert in lipid biochemistry, have gone so far as to call high cholesterol "an invented disease, a 'problem' that emerged when health professionals learned how to measure cholesterol levels in the blood."[iii]
And this explanation is spot on.
If you have increased levels of cholesterol, it is at least in part because of increased inflammation in your body. The cholesterol is there to do a job: help your body to heal and repair.
Conventional medicine misses the boat entirely when they dangerously recommend that lowering cholesterol with drugs is the way to reduce your risk of heart attacks, because what is actually needed is to address whatever is causing your body damage -- and leading to increased inflammation and then increased cholesterol.

 Cholesterol has been unfairly blamed for just about every case of heart disease for the last 20 years, when in reality, you need cholesterol in order to be healthy; your body uses cholesterol for cell membranes, hormones, neurotransmitters and overall nerve function

  • Your total cholesterol number is not a good indicator of heart disease risk; there are several laboratory values that are better predictors of heart disease and overall health risk

  • Having an optimal vitamin D level is crucial for good health, and vitamin D synthesis depends on cholesterol

  • Cholesterol level reflects chronic inflammation in your body; the more inflammation you have, the higher your total cholesterol tends to be. Your body makes cholesterol to "patch up damages" from this ongoing inflammation .

  • Cholesterol is just cholesterol

    (Part 1 of 3) 

      Cholesterol is cholesterol.
    Term like "bad" cholesterol is a myth. What is a myth?
    It is an idea or story that many people believe, but which is not true. A myth can be dispel.

    1. It is being increasingly understood that the level of cholesterol in the body circulation is not affected by high egg diet. It is a medically published fact that an elderly man has for many years eaten about 24 eggs a day without any clinical significant rise in his cholesterol level. For a scientific explanation , you can read a simple article found at this link :

    2. There is no such thing as bad cholesterol . There are only uninformed and ignorant ideas that are exploited commercially.

    3. The next time you come across a person (doctors included) who talks about "bad cholesterol" being the cause of heart disease, ask him or her : "Is it not true that we measure the cholesterol levels in the body from blood that is drawn from a vein?"
    [[ * vein -- a blood vessel that carries blood to the heart from other parts of your body; while artery --- a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of your body ]]
    If it is true that the level of cholesterol is the cause of plagues and obstruction of the blood vessels, when a slower rate of blood flow would encourage further cholesterol deposits, then we should also get more blockage of veins of the human body. Since there is not a single scientific report of cholesterol deposits causing blockage of the veins, the assumption that cholesterol is "bad" and is the cause of heart disease is erroneous and unscientific. "Bad cholesterol" is a false science. It is a commercial fraud to sell drugs and medical services. Some business strive and grow on false science.

    4. Let me explain why we get cholesterol deposit in the arteries of the heart or the brain or even on the inner wall of the major arteries of the human body. Remember, when we say "dehydration" it really means concentrated , acidic blood. Acidic blood that is also concentrated pulls water out of the cells lining the arterial wall. At the same time, the fast rush of blood against the delicate cells lining the inner wall of the arteries, weakened by loss of their water and damaged by constant toxicity of concentrated blood, produces microscopic abrasions. Abrasion is the process of rubbing a surface very hard constantly so that it becomes damaged or disappears.

    5. Another of the many functions of cholesterol is its use as a "waterproof dressing" to cover the damaged sites within the arterial membranes until they are repaired. Cholesterol acts as a "grease gauze" that protects the wall of the artery from rupturing and peeling off. When you look at cholesterol through this perspective, you will realize what a blessing it really is.

    All the statistics about the level of cholesterol in the blood and the number of people who die of heart disease reflect the extent of the killer dehydration that has also caused the level of blood cholesterol to rise. (Health tip: always drink a glass of plain water half hour before your meal, so that the blood can be prevent from concentrated, and you have a better digestion later.)
    Only after researched understanding of cholesterol's important role in the human body, I have no hesitation in recommending wholesome eggs, white and yolk, to all age groups, as a very good source of the essential dietary needs of the human body.

    6. If you drink adequate amounts of water everyday (for every 1 kilogram of your body weight, drink at least 32.53 ml of plain water), take the required amount of salt (preferably sea-salt, never use refined salt) and walk at least 2 hours per day -- not on treadmill, but in the open air and under good sunlight (between 10am to 2pm, when UVB is highest) -- your body will begin to adjust its own intake of proteins and carbohydrates, as well as its fats requirement to use for energy. Your need for proteins will increase. Your need for carbohydrates will decrease and your fat-burning enzymes (activated by walking/exercise) will consume more fat than is in the average diet.

    Share your views on cholesterol and let's dispel the bad cholesterol's myth. 

     With Love,

    to better health,

    Testimonials That Make You Ponder

    Mr. Mohammed Wahby's concern is not unique to him; everyone who has raised blood cholesterol levels is worried.

    It is common knowledge that many diseases are associated with raised cholesterol levels in blood circulation.

    Different blood cholesterol levels have in the past been considered normal—all the time decreasing the accepted threshold until around 200 (milligrams per 100 cubic centimeters of blood) is now considered normal. Even this figure is an arbitrary assessment. I personally believe the normal range to be around 100 to 150. My own levels started around 89 and never went above 130. Why?

     Because for years and years, my day started with two to three glasses of water. In any case, a March 28, 1991 New England Journal of Medicine report, followed by an editorial, about an 88-year-old man who eats 25 eggs daily and has normal blood cholesterol levels, reveals one fact. The cholesterol we eat seems to have little to do with the high level of cholesterol in some people's blood.
    Let us get one thing clear: Excess cholesterol formation is the result of dehydration. It is the dehydration that causes many different diseases and not the level of cholesterol in the circulating blood. It Is therefore more prudent to attend to our daily water intake rather than to what foods we eat. With proper enzyme activity, any food can be digested, including its cholesterol content. Mr. Wahby could reduce his cholesterol levels without too much anxiety about his food intake (see letter on page 90).

    He lived normally and yet his cholesterol levels came down dramatically from 279 to 203 in two months without any food limitations. All he had to do was to drink more water before his meals. If he had taken regular daily walks, this level would have been further reduced during the two months. In time, it will be further reduced. His testimonial is printed by his kind permission. He is so happy with the simplicity of the process that he wishes to share his joy with others.

    If increased water intake lowers cholesterol levels, only to rise again, make sure your body is not getting short of salt. Read the section on salt in chapter 12. You should realize that cholesterol is the basic building block for most hormones in the human body. Naturally, a basic drive for increased hormone production will also raise the rate of cholesterol production.

    Basically, it is assumed that heart disease begins with the deposit of cholesterol plaques in the arteries of the heart.

    At the final stages, the two may exist at the same time. However, in my opinion, it begins when the constriction producing chemicals from the lungs spill over into the circulation that goes to the heart.

    As it is explained in the chapter on asthma, in dehydration, part of the process of water preservation is the associated secretion of substances that constrict the bronchioles. At a certain threshold that does not at the time manifest itself in an asthma attack, the same chemicals, if they spill into the blood circulation that goes through to the lung, will also constrict the walls of the heart arteries once they reach them. This situation will lead to heart pains, known as angina pains.

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