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What is cholesterol ?
Cholesterol is a substance, that's only found in animal food. It's found in egg yolks, meat and milk. It's a very essential substance, as it's the precursor of many hormones. It's also used to repair damage in the arteries and to maintain the right consistency of cell membrames.

When we eat starches and sugars, the cell membrames turn liquid and cholesterol is then produced to balance it, i.e. to turn them more solid again. When we eat cholesterol from animal sources, the body recognizes this and starts to produce less cholesterol.

Cholesterol is not the cause, but the result of damaged arteries
It's a misconception to think that cholesterol causes damage to the arteries. Yes, it's found in the residue of the damaged arteries, but so are calcium and other substances. The cholesterol is there because it's used to repair the arteries. High cholesterol levels aren't bad at all, but they reflect that something else is wrong. You're probably eating too many refined foods, like refined starches, sugars and fats (margarine, vegetable oils). These foods cause the cell membrames to liquify and cholesterol is used to resolidify these membrames. The liver is instructed to produce more cholesterol once the sugar levels in the blood rise.

The solution is very easy: Stop eating refined foods and start eating a natural diet and don't be afraid to eat cholesterol. Eat enough egg-yolks, animal fat, animal meat, butter, cheese made from raw milk (farmer's cheese) as these contain healthy cholesterol and the body will automatically produce less cholesterol. The net Result is that the cholesterol levels will stay equal or even drop.

A more detailed view on cholesterol
I think cholesterol is a result of damaged arteries.
The arteries get damaged in any of the following ways:

  • Too high blood glucose levels, causing damage to the arteries because of the toxic effects of glucose
    Solution: Eat as small as possible amounts of carbs, at least not exceeding the amounts that will elevate *your* blood glucose levels. This will differ per person, i.e. how well can you metabolize glucose. 30 grams - 50 grams per day should be safe: Only carbs from veggies, nuts and only some very low-carb fruits like strawberries and other berries.
  • Too high blood salt levels, again causing damage to the arteries Solution: Drink enough low-mineral water. I believe distilled water is the best, next reverse osmosis and next low-mineral bottled water. Find one with less than 50mg per liter of dry residue Take your weight in pounds, divide by two and call that ounces. That's how much low-mineral water you should drink. Drink only in small portions at a time as the liver can handle only 4-5 oz. per half hour.
  • Excess intake of free-radical forming poly-unsaturated oils, which cause chain reactions and severely damage the arteries
    Solution: Stick to the following oils/fat: Butter, coconut, and some, but not too much olive oil.. Stay away from all other vegetable oils, and also peanuts
And then, even if these three things are adressed, and the levels don't drop, I would just ignore the cholesterol rating. I would never ever take drugs to lower my cholesterol levels..

Please keep in mind that "there is no evidence at all that lowering your cholesterol level will lengthen your life". From: THE CHOLESTEROL MYTH by T. J. Moore.

Update 2012
A very interesting study shows that cholesterol profiles improve a lot on an Atkins-style diet. "Rather than going kaflooey, their cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and ominous bloodstream inflammation generally improve, perhaps even more than on the standard diet." is written in this interesting article on CBS News.


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