A little over 20+ years ago, both my parents had cholesterol problems and were given statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. I discuss this in another article, which I’ll give you the link at the end of today’s article.
Now, back then I had very little knowledge about this topic. In fact, most of the research and the doctors knew very little other than “cholesterol is very bad and lower it as much as you can.”
However, over the past 20 years, because of my parents and all the newest research and by NOT listening to most physicians, I’ve learned that the topic of cholesterol and lipid levels is very complicated.
The good news is that I’ve now been able to simplify it down to the basics.
Very high cholesterol (over 260+ and for sure over 300+) isn’t good for your body. It causes damage to the arteries and blood vessels. It also causes erectile problems, memory loss, and of course a heart attack or stroke.
However, very low cholesterol (140 or lower), especially when artificially lowering it with a statin, cholesterol-lowering drugs — can be even WORSE for your health.
It’s clinically linked to blood sugar problems, lowered testosterone and libido levels, memory problems, and yes, again – heart problems.
Thus, you want balanced, healthy levels.
Lastly, there are many other indicators that are even more important. Such as HDL/LDL ratios, particle size of LDL, homocysteine Levels, triglyceride levels, and liver health, where over 80% of your cholesterol is made from and NOT from the dietary cholesterol you eat.
And of course, many other lifestyle factors — what kind of foods you eat, exercise, stress, sleep, and the biggest one — genetics and your hormones.
Again, I discuss all of this in detail, including a natural option my parents have been using for over 20 years which helps fix all of these problems with just ONE easy, convenient solution.
The link to that solution is below.
Is Cholesterol Bad For Me?
However, I bring up this topic because I get a lot of people, especially men, telling me about their problems, and many times, after digging around and asking lots of questions, I see that cholesterol is one MAJOR factor they haven’t addressed or even thought about.
This is a shame because cholesterol is needed by every cell in your body.
Cholesterol is required to make so many of your hormones. Thus, why lower cholesterol and using cholesterol-lowering drugs are linked to so many health issues – for both men AND women.
And doctors just blindly and stupidly prescribe them to everyone.
Then, over the next few weeks, months, and years, people start to complain about so many health problems. This is great for BOTH the prescribing physician and the pharmaceutical companies because the patient keeps coming back and they get prescribed more and more drugs for
- Blood pressure problems
- Blood sugar problems
- Anxiety and depression
- And more
ALL of them, are linked to cholesterol problems and the use of these horrible drugs.
Remember, genetics aside, your HORMONES control how you look and feel.
What Should I Do?
So, if you’re dealing with any of these issues, especially if you’re over the age of 40, then you need to stop and think about your cholesterol levels AND lipid levels.
Obviously, if they are really high – you need to lower them back to healthy levels.
And please, I’m begging you, do NOT use these toxic, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. My parents both used them for almost 6 months and it aged them like 10 years and it does the same to other people.
But, they just accept it as “part of life”.
But please, don’t.
You can support healthy levels naturally and live a much healthier and longer life and feel GOOD – both physically and naturally.
NO drugs are needed.
And remember, your focus should NOT be just to improve your total cholesterol levels. But also to improve your:
- HDL/LDL ratios
- the particle size of LDL
- Homocysteine Levels
- Triglyceride levels
- and liver health, where over 80% of your cholesterol is made from and NOT from the dietary cholesterol you eat.
And again, I cover all of this in a short article about my parents and also the convenient and easy solution they’ve used for the past 20+ years.