How does Cholesterol benefit your body?

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How does Cholesterol benefit your body?

Postby cjbrooksjc » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:51 pm

A nice encapsulation of the benefits and applications of Cholesterol.

Cholesterol is actually a heavyweight alcohol with a hormone-like structure that behaves like a fat — being insoluble in water and in blood. Cholesterol has a coating compound called a lipoprotein, which makes it water soluble so it can be carried in the blood. As we will see, cholesterol plays a critical role in body chemistry. To suppress cholesterol levels with cholesterol drugs is to create degenerative disease.

Your body needs cholesterol. It is necessary because:

Cholesterol is an indispensable component of myelin membranes, the membrane structure that allows for cell communication in the brain and nervous system.
Your body uses cholesterol to make hormones that help you deal with stress and protect against heart disease and cancer.
Your body needs cholesterol to make all the sex hormones, including androgen, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and DHEA.
Your body uses cholesterol to make vitamin D, vital for the bones and nervous system, proper growth, mineral metabolism, muscle tone, insulin production, reproduction and immune system function.
The bile salts are made from cholesterol. Bile is vital for digestion and assimilation of dietary fats.
Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant, protecting us against free radical damage that leads to heart disease and cancer.
Cholesterol is needed for proper function of serotonin receptors in the brain.
Since serotonin is the body’s natural “feel-good” chemical, it’s not surprising that low cholesterol levels have been linked to aggressive and violent behavior, depression and suicidal tendencies.

Mother’s milk is especially rich in cholesterol and contains a special enzyme that helps the baby utilize this nutrient. Babies and children need cholesterol-rich foods throughout their growing years to ensure proper development of the brain and nervous system.

Dietary cholesterol plays an important role in maintaining the health of the intestinal wall. This is why low-cholesterol vegetarian diets can lead to leaky gut syndrome and other intestinal disorders.

Finally, the body uses cholesterol to repair damaged cells. This means that higher cholesterol levels are actually beneficial. Meyer Texon, M.D., a well-known pathologist at New York University Medical Center, points out that indicting fat and cholesterol for hardening the arteries is like accusing white blood cells of causing infection, rather than helping the immune system to address it.

A number of studies have shown that 1) use of statin drugs does not lead to the lowering of the rate of heart attacks and 2) low cholesterol levels cause you to jump from the frying pan of heart disease risk into the fire of death by all sorts of other diseases.

What kind of diseases? Cerebral hemorrhage, gall bladder disease and many types of cancer; falling cholesterol is a marker for several types of cancer.

Cholesterol drugs are bad for human health. They destroy CoQ10 and they complicate general health in many ways. They have been shown to cause type II diabetes, memory loss and other cognitive disorders. They cause muscle pain, memory loss, rashes, body aches, bladder pain, constipation, dry mouth, headaches, panic attacks and a host of other side effects. Go to to see what statin users are saying about the effects of their drugs.

And deaths from heart disease and all other causes increased 11 percent for each 1 percent drop in cholesterol according to a 30-year follow-up of the famous Framingham Study.

In fact, studies show that 92 percent of people who had high levels of cholesterol lived longer. Published in BMJ Open journal, the study involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds from cardiovascular disease.

Cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. The fixation on cholesterol as a major cause of heart disease defies the last 20-plus years of science and deflects from real causes such as the damage (via glycation) that sugars such as glucose and fructose inflict on tissues including the lining of arteries, causing chronic inflammation and resultant plaque.

In addition to lowering cholesterol, statins have a certain anti-inflammatory effect, meaning it’s more likely the effect of lowered inflammation, not the cholesterol lowering effect that provides the heart event protection while taking them.

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