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1. People with high cholesterol levels tend to live the longest.
2. Almost all studies have found that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women.
3. Total Cholesterol levels below 200 lead to emotional instability, low self-control, aggression, violence, & suicide. (Oxford Professor David Horrobin).
4. Plaque buildup in the arteries (atherosclerosis) is not caused by fatty foods.
a. Diet contributes only to 15% of total body cholesterol. 85% is manufactured by the body itself.
5. Fatty plaque buildup in the arteries is caused, in part, by low levels of sunlight and Vitamin D.
a. In the absence of Vitamin D, Macrophages (white blood cells) in the blood tend to overeat cholesterol, causing them to become clogged.
b. They then become what scientists call "foam cells", which are one of the earliest markers of atherosclerosis (fatty plaque buildup).
c. Higher levels of Vitamin D will inhibit the uptake of cholesterol by the macrophages, thereby reducing the fatty plaque buildup in the arteries.
6. The body considers cholesterol a desirable substance and therefore recycles about 50% of the cholesterol from bile fluids going through the small intestines to be reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
7. Vascular walls can become weakened or brittle, and therefore susceptible to cracking and leakage if the body is deficient in the full spectrum of 70+ minerals required for optimal health. When veins leak the body sends cholesterol to the site to plug the leak. Cholesterol buildup may indicate a mineral imbalance from:
a. taking mineral supplements that are not full spectrum earth based mineral sources
b. from consuming foods deficient in minerals due the lack of minerals in farm soils or the use of chemical fertilizers and herbicides during the growing process (which inhibit mineral uptake by the plants)
c. from consuming food and drink that deplete mineral reserves (coffee, sugars, energy drinks, chelation therapy, distilled water, etc.)
1. Builds and maintains healthy cell membranes.
2. Improves cell signaling in support of T-cell, B-cell and other immune functions.
3. Nerve myelin sheath, high in cholesterol, provides insulation for more efficient conduction of nerve impulses.
4. The liver converts cholesterol to bile which aides in the intestinal absorption of fats as well as vitamin A, D, E & K (fat-soluble vitamins).
5. Cholesterol is a precursor molecule for the making of Vitamin D.
6. Cholesterol is a precursor molecule for the making of the steroid hormones cortisol and aldosterone.
7. Cholesterol is a precursor molecule for the making of sex hormones progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone, along with their derivatives, thereby contributing to emotional and physical balance.
8. Cholesterol may also act as an antioxidant.
9. High cholesterol levels were shown by both Professor David R. Jacobs and Dr. Carlos Iribarren to reduce vulnerability to infection, intestinal disease and respiratory disease.
10. High cholesterol levels contribute to longevity. A study by Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University, reported in 1994 that old people with high cholesterol levels died half as often from a heart attack as did old people with low cholesterol.
11. 90% of all cardiovascular disease occurs among those 60 and older. Therefore, theoretically, with higher cholesterol levels among all older people, cardiovascular disease could be reduced by an astounding 45%!
Cholesterol levels between 200-240 mg/dl are considered normal and desirable (even higher numbers than these in older women are considered optimal in that they are associated with promoting longevity).
"The Soft Science of Dietary Fats," by Gary Taubes, in the March 30, 2001 issue of Science,
"The Oiling of America" by Enig and Fallon
"The Cholesterol Myths" by Ravnskov
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