Myths & Truths
 Cholesterol is produced by almost every cell  Don’t worry about your cholesterol—the stress of unnecessary worry can contribute to heart  Cholesterol in cell membranes makes cells Cholesterol
 Do not take cholesterol-lowering drugs—they chemistry on the inside and the outside of  Avoid processed food, especial y foods contain-  Cholesterol is nature’s repair substance, used ing processed vegetable oils and trans fats.
to repair wounds, including tears and irrita-  eat the meat, fat and organ meats of grass-fed cholesterol, including hormones that regu-  eat plenty of wild-caught seafood.
late mineral metabolism and blood sugar, hormones that help us deal with stress, and  Do not consume protein powders, lean meat, all the sex hormones, such as testosterone, egg whites without the yolks or skim milk. high- protein diets lacking the nutrients supplied by animal fats can deplete vitamin A, leading to  Cholesterol is vital to the function of the brain WesTon A. Price
 eat liver at least once a week to ensure ad-  Cholesterol protects us against depression; equate levels of vitamin B , vitamin B , folic FoundATion
it plays a role in the utilization of seratonin, the body’s “feel-good” chemical.
for Wise Traditions
 Take cod liver oil and consume plenty of butter  The bile salts, needed for the digestion of in Food, FArming And The heAling ArTs
from grass-fed cows to ensure adequate levels  Cholesterol is the precursor of vitamin D,  Maintain a healthy weight—neither too heavy which is formed by the action of ultra-violet (UV-B) light on cholesterol in the skin.
 engage in moderate exercise in the out of  Cholesterol is a powerful antioxidant that protects us against free radicals and therefore  Do not smoke; avoid exposure to environ-  Cholesterol, especially LDL-cholesterol (the so-called bad cholesterol), helps fight infec- The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD Copyright 2006 The Weston A. Price Foundation MyTh: People with high cholesterol are more Modern cholesterol-lowering drugs act by in- Many scientists have put forth valid theories hibiting an enzyme (hMG-CoA reductase) needed for the epidemic of heart disease in western so- TRUTh: young and middle-aged men with cho- for the formation of cholesterol in the liver. These lesterol levels over 350 are slightly more at risk for hMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, cal ed statins, are heart attacks. Those who have cholesterol levels sold as Lipitor, Mevacor, Pravacol, Zocor, etc.
just below 350 are at no greater risk than those the 1930s, Weston A. Price, DDS, observed that whose cholesterol is very low. For elderly men and WeAKneSS and MUSCLe WASTInG: This is the rates of heart attack rose during periods of the for women of al ages, high cholesterol is associated most common side effect of statin drugs, occurring year when levels of these fat-soluble vitamins in in as many as one in three users. Muscle aches and pains, back pain, heel pain, weakness and slurring MyTh: Cholesterol & saturated fat clog arteries.
of speech result from statin interference with the DeFICIenCIeS oF VITAMInS B , B and FoLIC TRUTh: There is very little cholesterol or satu- production of Coenzyme Q (Co-Q ), needed ACID: Kilmer McCully, MD, PhD, demonstrated rated fat in the arterial plaque or clogs. Most of for the muscles to function.These side effects are that these deficiencies lead to elevated levels of the material is a calcium deposit akin to lime and more common in active people and may not homocysteine, a marker for heart disease.
most of the fatty acids are unsaturated.
show up until three years after commencement MyTh: eating saturated fat and cholesterol-rich and many others have linked heart disease to foods wil cause cholesterol levels to rise and make heART FAILURe: Rates of heart failure have the replacement of saturated fats with trans fatty people more susceptible to heart disease.
doubled since the advent of statin drugs. The acids; saturated fats actual y protect against heart TRUTh: Many studies show no relationship be- heart is a muscle that depends on a plentiful sup- tween diet and cholesterol levels; there is no evi- dence that saturated fat and cholesterol-rich food MIneRAL DeFICIenCIeS: Deficiencies of mag- contribute to heart disease. As Americans have cut PoLyneURoPAThy: Tingling and pain in the nesium, copper and vanadium have been linked back on saturated fat and cholesterol-rich foods, hands and feet as well as difficulty walking occur rates of heart disease have gone up.
frequently in those taking statins, conditions often blamed on “old age” rather than on the drug.
MILK PASTeURIZATIon: J.C. Annand, a Brit- MyTh: Cholesterol-lowering drugs have saved ish researcher, observed an increase in heart CoGnITIVe IMPAIRMenT: Many patients have disease in districts that implemented pasteuriza- TRUTh: In the two most recent trials, involving reported memory loss and brain fog, including to- tion compared to those where milk was still sold over 10,000 subjects, cholesterol-lowering did not tal global amnesia (episodes of complete memory result in any improvement in outcome.
loss). The implications for pilots and those driving STReSS: heart attacks often occur after a period MyTh: Countries that have a high consumption of stress, which depletes the body of many nu- of animal fat and cholesterol have higher rates of CAnCeR: In every study with rodents to date, statins have caused cancer. Most human trials are TRUTh: There are many exceptions to this obser- not carried out long enough to detect any increase Unfortunately, little research money is avail- vation, such as France and Spain. Furthermore, an in cancer rates, but in one trial, breast cancer rates able for researchers to study these theories; most association (called a “risk factor”) is not the same of those taking a statin were 1500 percent higher research on heart disease is funded through the as a cause. In wealthy countries where people eat national heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which a lot of animal foods, many other factors exist that is firmly committed to the flawed hypothesis DePReSSIon: numerous studies have linked low that cholesterol and saturated fat cause heart

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