Are you sitting down? Fasten your seat belt!
The fear of cholesterol and saturated fat is a myth and based on a fraud. We have been deceived for 30-40 years. Ancel Keys, The McGovern Commission and other people with very big egos have “played” with our health and now we see the result. Millions of lives and dollars have been wasted.
Here is an excerpt from the book “The Great Cholesterol Myth” by Jonny Bowden Ph.D., C.N.S. and Stephen Sinatra M.D., F.A.C.C.
The two of us came together to write this book because we believe that you have been completely misled, misinformed, and in some cases, directly lied to about cholesterol.
We believe that a weird ad mixture of misinformation, scientifically questionable studies, corporate greed, and deceptive marketing has conspired to create on of the most indestructible and damaging myths in medical history: that cholesterol causes heart disease.
The millions of marketing dollars spent on perpetuating this myth have successfully kept us focused on a relatively minor character in the heart disease story, and created a market for cholesterol-lowering drugs worth more than 30 billion Dollars a year. The real tragedy is that by putting all of our attention on cholesterol, we´ve virtually ignored the real causes of heart disease: inflammation, oxidation, sugar, and stress.
If you are on a statin drug you must, repeat must, supplement with CoQ10. We recommend at least 100 mg twice a day. Preferably of the ubiquinol form or a highly bioavailable ubiquinone.
Magnesium dilates the arteries, thus reducing blood pressure and making if far easier for the heart to pump blood and for the blood to flow freely. So basically, you can think of magnesium as a “relaxer”. One of the most relaxing things you can do is to bathe in Epsom salts, which is basically a compound of magnesium with a little bit of sulfur and oxygen. (Magnesium supplementation is not recommended for anyone with renal insufficiency (kidney disease).
Foods can fuel your heart, supplements can support it, and exercise can strengthen it. But never neglect the “hidden” emotional and psychological risk factors that contribute to the development of heart disease as surely as smoking, a high-sugar diet, stress, high blood pressure, and lack of exercise do.
Think it´s a coincidence that the obesity and diabetes epidemics went into overdrive around the same time that we started pushing low-fat, high-carb diets as an alternative to those containing more fat and protein? We don´t.
This book is a “must read” for all people with heart problems, cholesterol issues and for those who want to be informed. A very interesting book!
Uffe Ravnskov is the creator and spokesman of THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics (www.thincs.org). After almost twenty years of meticulous reading of scientific reports, he writes:
Are you worried about your high cholesterol? Do you avoid butter, cheese and cream because you are afraid of dying from a heart attack? Do you take cholesterol lowering drugs? If so, you are a victim of the cholesterol campaign, the greatest medical scandal in modern times. Even worse, you may suffer from bad memory, muscle weakness, pain in your legs, sexual impotency or cancer, not because you are getting old, but because of the harmful effects from your cholesterol treatment.
Don´t you believe me? Neither does your doctor because all the experts have said that cholesterol reduction is harmless.
Unfortunately they are wrong. Not only have the pharmaceutical companies and their paid researchers succeeded in presenting the cholesterol reducing drugs as a gift from heaven. The very idea that saturated fat and high cholesterol are deleterious to health is created out of thin air. In spite of that it has been accepted uncritically across the globe.
One of the main constituents of our cell walls is saturated fat. Saturated fat is the dominant type of fat in milk. Do you really believe that humans are designed to produce a toxic molecule that will eventually kill us? Could the dominant fat in mother´s milk be poisonous to the baby? It is simply a masterpiece of deceit to convince a whole world that too much saturated fat in our food should cause a deadly disease.
Every day we produce three to five times more cholesterol than we eat. If we eat too little in our diet, the production goes up. If we gorge on animal food, it goes down. High cholesterol is good; the higher the better. Cholesterol is also of vital importance for the brain. The brain has the highest concentration of cholesterol in our body.
More than twenty studies have shown that elderly people with high cholesterol live longer than elderly people with low cholesterol.
A quote from dietdoctor.com:
We now know that lowering your cholesterol does not necessarily improve your health. It´s not that simple. There are different kinds of cholesterol. Low fat diets lower the good cholesterol (HDL) – a bad thing. Low fat diets also can make your LDL-particles smaller and nastier – also bad. That´s probably why low fat diets are such a failure, and lots of people have realized that now.