Your Body Needs Cholesterol

Your Body Needs Cholesterol

When I was in my late teens early twenties.  I went to the doctor for regular blood work to have my cholesterol levels checked.  I always received a phone call to tell me my bad cholesterol (LDL) was too high.  I was informed medication would help lower my bad cholesterol.   I never really understood what any of the numbers meant.

What is cholesterol?

A soft, waxy substance that is found not only in your bloodstream, but also in every cell in your body, where it helps to produce cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that help you to digest fat. Cholesterol also helps in the formation of your memories and is vital for neurological function.

I refused the medication.  I had a sixth sense back then, that medication was not the answer.  So, I watched what I ate, eliminated fast food, processed meats, etc… from my diet….  I made small better food choices over time.  Eventually, my cholesterol level took care of itself.  It’s no longer an issue.

Your Body Needs Cholesterol

Do you know where cholesterol comes from?

We  get some cholesterol from the food we eat.  However, most of our cholesterol is made by our liver!   Yup, our body creates it.

So if cholesterol is believed to be bad, why does our body return it back to our liver and not eliminate it through urine or feces?

“It is taking it back to your liver so that your liver can recycle it; put it back into other particles to be taken to tissues and cells that need it,” Dr. Rosedale explains. “Your body is trying to make and conserve the cholesterol for the precise reason that it is so important, indeed vital, for health.”

If you have a healthy liver, your liver monitors your cholesterol level.  When your diet has too much cholesterol, your liver temporarily slows down its production until you need more.

If you have increased levels of cholesterol, you may have increased inflammation in your body. The cholesterol is there to do a job; to help your body heal and repair.

Conventional medicine misses the boat entirely when they dangerously recommend that lowering cholesterol with drugs is the way to reduce your risk of heart attacks, because what is actually needed is to address whatever is causing your body damage — and leading to increased inflammation and then increased cholesterol.  – Dr. Joseph Mercola

Your health is in your hands….  Listen to your body, feed it well and it will take care of you.


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