Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Truth about Cholesterol ?

Does anyone ever ask why is my cholesterol high? Does anyone care to know the reason why cholesterol is so important that the liver has the duty to manufacture it and without this substance the human body would die.

Cholesterol is a type of fat that makes up our cell walls, hormones, nerves and much more. Saturated fats and cholesterol make the cell wall firm which is necessary to give form to the human body.
Approximately 20-25% of our bodies cholesterol is accounted for by the brain.  Cholesterol is vital for the development of a fetus.  Cholesterol is so necessary that mother’s milk provides a type of enzyme that allows the baby’s digestive tract in absorbing as much as 100 percent of that cholesterol, because the developing brain and eyes of an infant require larger amounts of it for proper growth.
Children deprived of cholesterol in infancy may end up with poor eyesight and brain function.
Cholesterol is a vital component for our nerve covering.  The myelin sheath around each nerve band is composed of approximately 20% cholesterol. loss or damage to this myelin sheath usually results in the disorder called multiple sclerosis.  When the human body is artificially prevented from manufacturing enough cholesterol our memory and mental capabilities are affected.
It is common for individuals who take cholesterol-lowering medication, soon after begin to suffer with memory recall.
On average approximately 85 percent of blood cholesterol is mostly manufactured in the liver, while only 15 percent comes from food.  Regardless of how much or how little cholesterol you eat in your diet, the human body will generally manufacture what it needed.
Cholesterol is the basis in which the body’s hormones are made from, such as the adrenal and sex hormones.  Some health researchers suggest that adrenal exhaustion can be greatly reduced by increasing the fat and cholesterol in the daily diet. 
Cholesterol is necessary for our immune system to function effectively.  LDL-cholesterol, (low-density lipoprotein), the so-called "bad" cholesterol, negatively impacts and directly binds to inactivate dangerous bacterial toxins.
Individuals with higher cholesterol are less prone to infections and if they become ill, will usually recover faster then those who have lowered their cholesterol artificially.

So why is cholesterol necessary for health of the human body? 
The simple answer is that cholesterol is a balancing healing substance in the body. When the body requires healing and balancing, it manufactures cholesterol and sends it to the site of the damage.
The inside lining of our blood vessels are negatively impacted by toxic chemicals, free-radicals, infectious micro-organisms, or injury that results in micro-damage. The body’s response then triggers the liver to secrete LDL-cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) to go to the area of damage and begin the repair process. Cholesterol becomes important in assisting the body to clear infection, remove toxic elements and heal damaged areas.
The correct way to view high blood cholesterol level, is to realize the body is dealing with damaged tissue.
When the damage is repaired, blood cholesterol will on its own go down. However, if there is an ongoing disorder in the body that continues to inflicts damage to body tissue then blood cholesterol will register consistently high. 
It is becoming common knowledge that cholesterol is one of the most important substances in the body. The human body cannot live without it or function well when artificially reduced with medications.
Recent scientific research is finally showing strong evidence that cholesterol has been mistakenly blamed for several types of cardiovascular disorders.
It is erroneous to continue to assume that the solution to high cholesterol is to artificially reduce it with medication. It is more correct to view that high cholesterol is a symptom and not a cause.
Realize that high cholesterol is a proper body response to a crisis. A part of the body being damaged.
It is a response, and therefore the cause must be sought out. Once the cause is effectively dealt with, cholesterol with normalize on its own.
Therefore, to treat high cholesterol as if it was the cause, is simply a mistake. High cholesterol is a symptom.

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This article is provided for information only and without prejudice.
It is not meant to treat or diagnose disease.