Curejoy talked to Dr. Lori Shemek, is a well-known and reputed Professional Health Coach Expert and founder of the Health Attraction System , about some of the most common cholesterol questions and how to naturally lower cholesterol. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the ‘Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts’ alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the ‘Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts’ . She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas. For more detailed about Dr.Lori Shemek check www.dlshealthworks.com
1. Why is it important to maintain healthy cholesterol levels?
Cholesterol is critically important for optimal health..that’s right, you need cholesterol. Cholesterol is a soft waxy substance that is important for the production of cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that help to break down fat. Cholesterol is also needed for optimal brain function especially in the area of memory.
Without Cholesterol we would die.
There are two basic types of cholesterol: High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) and Low Density Lipproteins (LDL). HDL is considered the ‘good’ cholesterol and LDL is considered the ‘bad’ cholesterol. HDL helps clear away the artery clogging LDL. The LDL cholesterol circulates in your blood stream and can build-up creating plaques that reduce blood flow and eventually can constrict artery blood flow and if a clot forms a heart attack or stroke can occur.
2. Is it important to lower your cholesterol if it high?
Unfortunately, there is a pervasive myth that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease. In the longest-running study on heart disease done thus far, the Framingham Heart Study showed that the intake of cholesterol in our diet (from eggs or saturated fat, for example) was not correlated with heart disease.
Cholesterol becomes a problem due to low-level inflammation. It is similar to having a sore on the outside of your body. Your immune system sends immune cells and chemicals to fight the invaders such as bacteria and viruses at the site of the sore. A protective ‘scab’ is formed and then the sore heals. In a very similar way, inflamed cells in the artery walls, then begins to create a ‘band-aid like effect and this band-aid is cholesterol that is used as a ‘patch’ or to protect the artery. It is much like having a hole in a wall that is filled with plaster to patch it. Essentially, it is the inflammation – not the cholesterol that leads to the creation of the plaque.
No cell can form without cholesterol.
Cholesterol’s role is a beneficial and it should be flowing free through the blood stream one when part of a healthy low-inflammatory system.
If you have 50kg of body weight it means you will have more than 5liters of blood,but you will donate just only 450cc it is very little amount to be taken to your body,regular blood donation every 3months will help a lot to normalize your cholesterol level.
Yes mam 100% of human being has already cholesterol but it depends if it is normal or more than the normal level,instead of taking anticholesterol medication donating blood is much better.
Yes all great information and very correct! Except if you already have heart disease or have suffered a heart attack. Then you definitely need to be on plant based diet and exclude meat, dairy and eggs. I have changed my diet 2 years after heart attack and after 6 months plant based no meat, dairy, eggs or gluten will be coming off statin/blood pressure meds! All with only diet change.
Pretty much lol I'm sure if you quit giving him meat he will just sneak it anyways so it won't do any good ha
Well he's gonna have to get over it for a little bit\U0001f602 make him a vegan and give him tofu haha
To lower cholesterol excercise eat lots of garlic no meat lots of greens every morning before anything drink water with organic lemon and apple cider vinegar also you can take turmeric which is also good to lower cholesterol and of course lots of walking or running depending on your weight if you are heavy walk because you don't want to hurt your knees take it step by step everything in moderation try to stay away from processed foods.
Daily morg eat 50gms of raw small onions for 48 days, life long there would b no block in ur heart...
Gary Wardell Well doshas can help you balance definitely. But certain foods or habits are bad for any dosha!
Ginnie Ledbetter You can begin from here ==> http://www.curejoy.com/content/the-truth-about-heart-disease-part-i-the-story-of-cholesterol/
Om Shah Take a read here ==> http://www.curejoy.com/content/the-truth-about-heart-disease-part-i-the-story-of-cholesterol/
Don't forget don't over do it. We need both types of cholesterol in us to be healthy. Moderation of what you consume and avoid trans fats. They're unnatural and damaging to our bodies.
I did not get your point .. Where does it say that u will have to eat so and so to produce cholesterol ? It's only suggesting what not to eat to bring down cholesterol ..
From what little I've read about Ayurveda it sounds like if you balance your doshas everything else will take care of it's self, provided you put in good clean food to start with. (You are what you eat since that is raw materials that go into rebuilding the body.)
?? you don't need to eat cholesterol for your body to have the cholesterol it needs. The body makes its own cholesterol.