By Matt Stone One of the biggest health wars being fought in the world today is against the rise of what is considered “worsening” blood lipid profiles. The major risk factors associated with heart disease and diabetes are high blood pressure, high levels of inflammatory markers like CRP, low HDL “good cholesterol,” high LDL “bad cholesterol,” high triglycerides, and high blood glucose levels. Note – these are all just risk factors. They don’t necessarily cause these diseases, but point to an increased statistical likelihood of having heart disease or diabetes. You can have perfect blood lipids and still drop dead of a heart attack. And the “experts” can’t even agree on what an ideal blood lipid profile is. The general public, uninformed and simple-minded, still think that what matters most… Read more »
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Oh god, my hands are trembling just t-t-t-t-t-typing the word “cholesterol.” It’s so scary. It is one of the definitive words of an aging, hospital-ridden, overweight baby boomer. It’s a symbol of having choked down one-too many ribeyes and a few too many plates of bacon and eggs(because the causes of heart disease and cholesterol all involve our favorite foods). Cholesterol is without a doubt a formidable opponent to the health of homo sapiens. It is like a germ that infects our arteries with its poison. Or at least, that’s what most people think. But does cholesterol cause heart disease, really? And what is the link between the infamous cholesterol and heart disease? Cholesterol is an essential nutrient in the human body. It is so important that your body was… Read more »
Here’s a follow-up podcast on the topic of the week – the basal body temperature and its importance in preventing everything from bacterial infection to degenerative diseases, healing wounds, improving the health and strength of hair, skin, and nails, improving white blood cell counts, lowering cholesterol, lowering triglycerides, burning fat more efficiently, and more.