The Low-Down on Cholesterol HTML version

Why You Need It -- and the Real Methods to Get Your Levels Right
Cholesterol could easily be described as the smoking gun of the last two
decades. It’s been responsible for demonizing entire categories of foods (like
eggs and saturated fats) and blamed for just about every case of heart disease in
the last 20 years.
Yet not too long ago, cholesterol, and the fear that yours is too high was rarely
talked about. And even long before that there was no such thing as a heart
disease epidemic.
Somewhere along the way however, cholesterol became a household word --
something that you must keep as low as possible, or suffer the consequences.
You are probably aware that there are many myths that portray fat and
cholesterol as one of the worst foods you can consume. Please understand that
these myths are actually harming your health.
Not only is cholesterol not going to
destroy your health (as you have been
led to believe), but it is not the cause of
heart disease.
And for those of you taking cholesterol-
lowering drugs, the information that
follows could not have gotten to you
fast enough. But before I delve into this
life-changing information, let’s get some
basics down first.
What is Cholesterol, and Why Do You Need It?
That’s right, you do need cholesterol.
This soft, waxy substance is found not only in your bloodstream, but also in every
cell in your body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin
D and bile acids that help you to digest fat. Cholesterol also helps in the
formation of your memories and is vital for neurological function.
Your liver makes about 75 percent of your body’s cholesterol,1 and according to
conventional medicine, there are two types:
Page 1
The Low-Down on Cholesterol: