For more than three decades we've had it drummed into our heads that
high cholesterol causes heart disease.
New research has knocked the heart and cholesterol theories into a cocked hat.
Robert Superko, MD, director of research at Berkeley Heart Lab lets
us in on a little known "secret:"
"Cholesterol is not the problem we thought it was.
Relying on cholesterol levels as a risk factor or coronary
artery disease may not be wise since 80% of coronary
patients have the same cholesterol as individuals who
do not develop the disease."
The pharmaceutical industry does not look upon this heart and
cholesterol finding as good
news. Cholesterol lowering drugs now have total annual sales of more
than $14 billion.
The makers of Crestor, Vytorin and other statin drugs spend millions
to convince our doctors and us that their cholesterol-lowering drugs are
the "miracle cure" for heart disease.
Don't bet your life on it. It's not quite that simple.
For example just take a look at the "fine print" that is displayed
on the Crestor television commercials. You need to be quick
though...it's only on the screen for about 3 seconds.
Here's the disclosure in case you missed it.
"Crestor has NOT been shown to prevent heart disease or
heart attacks." Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
Here's something to think about. If cholesterol is the villain in
the heart and cholesterol drama then why do half of all heart attacks happen
to people with normal or low cholesterol?
You can have cholesterol below 200, LDLs under
100 and still have dangerous "silent" plaque deposits
growing day-by-day inside artery walls.
Later in this report we'll show you how this arterial plaque
develops and what you can do to stop and even reverse
Cholesterol is essential for a healthy body and our liver
manufactures far more of it than we eat...in fact those who
have high cholesterol live longer than their low cholesterol peers.
Dr. Mary Enig, a world renowned biochemist and
pioneer in researching healthy fats and oils relates
some of the little known benefits of cholesterol:
- Your body needs cholesterol to make sex hormones.
Could this be why many of those on statin drugs
have a reduced sex drive?
- Cholesterol is needed for proper function of serotonin
receptors in the brain. Serotonin is involved in the
biochemistry of depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety, control of appetite, sleep, memory and mood.
- Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant to protect us from
free radicals. Free radicals attack the artery walls
and contribute to plaque that ends up clogging our arteries.
It's amazing and somewhat frustrating to me that the mainstream
medical community largely ignores the most important controllable
risks of having a heart attack or stroke.
Tomorrow you will receive:
"Inflammation: One of the Most Underrated Risk Factors
For Heart Attacks and Strokes"
Yours for a vital and healthy heart for life,
PS: If your doctor has advised you that your cholesterol is too
high you may want to take a look at
policosanol, an all natural supplement that improves the heart and
cholesterol without the side effects of statin drugs.