The interesting thing about the cholesterol concern, is that in all research, consuming a diet higher in fat, and lower in sugar (or foods that easily turn to sugar, such as grains or root vegetables), shows a decrease in overall cholesterol. Really interesting considering the mentality that has ruled the last 40 years, is that fat is bad.
The article in Time Magazine that I have been seen waving around wildly in recent weeks, “Eat Butter”, gives great credence to the eat high fat diet that we have been teaching. My Weight Gain Challenge (yes, I am trying to put a few lbs of muscle on) showed my demonstration of my commitment to eating fat… and I referenced my last blood test results in the video:
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I have an audio book at the office as well, The Cholesterol Conspiracy, which is available for you to take home. And together with the effort of this education, my hope is that everyone would be able to stop using statin drugs. Completely.
So, the short of it is this –
Cholesterol must first be decided if it is to be feared. I do not believe so. I think that if you are eating correctly, and exercising, that your number…. is your number. And treating it is futile and useless.
Secondly, if you are NOT eating and exercising correctly, the question is, will statin drugs reduce your risk of death. I personally do not believe so. I believe that the oxidation of that cholesterol is going to be your MAJOR problem. And oxidation comes from the diet, and from activity, and exposure. If your cholesterol is oxidized, I don’t believe you have any hope in avoiding blockages in your arteries. You will get to a bad place. If your cholesterol is not oxidized, then I don’t believe you should fear it at 250, 300, or more. It won’t cause damage if not oxidized.
So, how do you know if it is or isnt? Assume it is. And eat 13 servings of vegetables and some fruits a day. Sound impossible? By changing over time, you will get to where you need to be, but you must take it serious. So, with that said, in the meantime. We recommend Juice Plus, and this is ONE Major reason why.
Reducing oxidative stress is one of the main pieces of research that Juice Plus has had in its cubby, for years. If you cannot find ways to get on that band wagon… then you should jump into the world of eating healthier immediately. For many, much damage has been done, and you need to aggressively pursue the reversal. Now.
So, back to the article title… if you move to a diet rich in fat, and a lifestyle rich in exercise. You will not increase cholesterol long term, though it might happen in the short term. Stay the course, and watch the change. It is easier to accept not having fear of cholesterol, when the numbers look real good by the establishment standards. In other words, even though I don’t go by their standards, I know it is hard to shake that belief that high numbers are bad. So stay the course, and watch it change. The sugar HAS to drop in order to see a positive change, especially free fructose. Need to learn more – 60 Day Turnaround.
Get the audio book.
Get into the diet.
Be well and be blessed! – Dr. E