How to lower Cholesterol?

How to lower
            To learn how to lower your
cholesterol, we first must have a discussion about what cholesterol is and
does. Cholesterol is in all the cell membranes in your body, your brain is 60
to 80% cholesterol by weight, but in your bloodstream it is a transfer molecule
moving triglycerides from the liver to the fat cells for storage, or from the
fat cells to the liver to be used for energy production. Only about 5% of the
cholesterol that gets into your body comes from the diet, the rest is all made
by the liver for the purposes mentioned above. The problem with cholesterol
comes when the body uses it to repair the damage in the arteries that comes
from the use of refined sugar. The increased sugar consumption causes insulin
spikes and the resulting inflammation deteriorates the lining of the arteries.
With more inflammation, the body uses more cholesterol to patch it up and this
causes the plaque, that if a piece breaks off and gets in the wrong place, a
stroke results. The underlying problem here is not the cholesterol itself, but
is the chronic use of refined sugar, or any refined carbohydrate, that
constantly irritates the lining of the arteries and sets cholesterol up to be
the bad guy. Statin drugs are used to force the liver not to make cholesterol
which causes many other problems and is not addressing the underlying cause of
consuming refined carbohydrates. This gives you a big clue on how to reduce
your cholesterol, get refined carbohydrates out of your diet.
            In the natural world, a reduced
stress lifestyle and increased physical activity also helps to use up the
triglycerides, meaning 3 sugars, which cause the body to make more cholesterol.
Most patients that have been eating refined carbs for a long time, are
deficient in minerals and vitamins, especially the B vitamins, which when eaten
or supplemented, help the body to handle stress and reduce the need for more
production of cholesterol by the liver. There are many good books to get a hold
of that explain this in depth, one of the best is called “The Cholesterol Myth”
by Dr. Ravnskov
. You can take charge of your life
and reduce your cholesterol number without using harmful Statin drugs. Get to
the cause of the problem and eliminate refined sugar from your diet!