In 2010 Dr. Mercola was spot on with his take on cholesterol, and more doctors and health care professionals, especially those who choose to find answers outside conventional medical training, are starting to speak the same language now.
- Cholesterol has been unfairly blamed for just about every case of heart disease for the last 20 years, when in reality, you need cholesterol in order to be healthy; your body uses cholesterol for cell membranes, hormones, neurotransmitters and overall nerve function
- Your total cholesterol number is not a good indicator of heart disease risk; there are several laboratory values that are better predictors of heart disease and overall health risk
- Having an optimal vitamin D level is crucial for good health, and vitamin D synthesis depends on cholesterol
- Cholesterol level reflects chronic inflammation in your body; the more inflammation you have, the higher your total cholesterol tends to be. Your body makes cholesterol to “patch up damages” from this ongoing inflammation “
See the movie, Statin Nation, for an in depth look at the level of deception, and some real answers.