Low Cholesterol Is BAD for You

"The Cholesterol Theory of heart disease is quite possibly the largest cover up in medical history," says cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Dwight Lundell. Surprised? Arm yourself with the facts first, then decide:

You need to know that cholesterol is good for you. It is present in every cell in your body where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and bile acids to digest fat. It’s also vital for neurological function and helps in the formation of your memories. In fact, 25% of your body's cholesterol is in your brain.

Dangers of low cholesterol

When your cholesterol levels go too low, research shows negative results like:

  • Increased dementia risk - People with low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol are 53% more likely to suffer from memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia compared with those with the highest levels of HDL…
  • Increased risk of depression and violence - Men with chronically low cholesterol levels show a consistently higher risk of having depressive symptoms. Low cholesterol negatively impacts the metabolism of serotonin, a substance known to be involved in the regulation of mood. Similarly three separate neurological studies (in 1989, 1990, and 1994) agreed that in humans, low brain serotonin is linked to an increased risk of impulsive violence, including homicide, arson and suicide…
  • Increased risk of cancer and Parkinson’s disease - An increased risk of Parkinson’s disease and cancer are evident among people with extra-low cholesterol...
  • Increased risk of stroke - Low cholesterol can trigger the deadliest kind of stroke. It's called a massive stroke and it happens when blood vessels in your brain are so weak, they burst open…
  • Hormone imbalance and decreased sex drive - Cholesterol is one of the major building blocks for all your steroid hormones. The body converts cholesterol to pregnenolone. This "mother" hormone is then converted to other hormones such as progesterone, DHEA, testosterone, estrogen, cortisol, and dozens of other critical hormones. If your cholesterol is too low, these hormones will also be low or virtually non- existent. You will have no more sex drive than an earthworm!

What is too low?

Experts vary. Conventional doctors aim for total levels less than 200mg,dL Others like Dr William Campbell Douglass say: "I would PANIC if my cholesterol dropped below 300!"

That’s a big gap between so called experts! So who do we believe? What do you and I do?

How do you control cholesterol?

Do NOT reach for statins. They are often associated with dangerous side effects!

Rather, you need to see your cholesterol levels holistically in relation to many other indices like homocystine, triglycerides, blood pressure, apolipoprotein and CRP, as well as the more usual blood and urine results. If you have low or high cholesterol, but healthy results in most of these areas it is nothing to panic about.

Of course, the best way forward is to ensure you lead a balanced lifestyle with minimum stress, maximum wholesome, natural nutrition, two litres minimum of pure water daily, exercise, natural supplementation, and no smoking.


1 Response

There are ingredients within all versions of Total Balance to help balance cholesterol levels naturally. These ingredients such as policosanol also give other health benefits so even if your cholesterol is normal they are still good to have.

The important thing to keep in mind about cholesterol is that it is the oxidation of it that is the most critical part. Even high LDL can be OK if it is not oxidized. Our products all help to reduce the oxidation of LDL. The problem is that the normal tests do not identify the type of LDL or whether it is oxidized or not.

Warren Matthews May 27 2010

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