The Cholesterol Myth That Is Harming Your Health

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 20 Jan 2011 20:41:33 GMT  <== Science/Technology ==> 

Joseph Mercola at - I've never believed all the hoopla about cholesterol levels. Dr. Mercola makes it crystal clear that I've been right all along, though I didn't know why before now. [lew]

If you have increased levels of cholesterol, it is at least in part because of increased inflammation in your body. The cholesterol is there to do a job: help your body to heal and repair.

Conventional medicine misses the boat entirely when they dangerously recommend that lowering cholesterol with drugs is the way to reduce your risk of heart attacks, because what is actually needed is to address whatever is causing your body damage -- and leading to increased inflammation and then increased cholesterol.


If you are concerned about your cholesterol levels, taking a drug should be your absolute last resort. And when I say last resort, I'm saying the odds are very high, greater than 100 to 1, that you don't need drugs to lower your cholesterol.

To put it another way, among the more than 20,000 patients who have come to my clinic, only four or five of them truly needed these drugs, as they had genetic challenges of familial hypercholesterolemia that required it.


For the vast majority of people, making a few lifestyle changes causes healthy cholesterol levels to naturally occur.

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