We have been led to believe that the lower the better when you're talking about total cholesterol levels, right?
Despite what you have been led to believe, cholesterol is one of the most important substances inside of the human body. There is no such thing as “good” and “bad” cholesterol. These are bogus, fictitious terms. Cholesterol, LDL (low density lipo-protein) and HDL (high density lipo-protein) are so essential to life processes that your body is not capable of functioning without them.
LDL and HDL are not cholesterol, they are lipo-proteins, transport mechanisms for cholesterol. Cholesterol is either being transported to the tissues from the liver (LDL) or back to the liver from the tissues (HDL). LDL carries cholesterol to the peripheral tissues so that the cells can use cholesterol for all of the body’s essential life processes such as: cell membrane integrity, hormone synthesis, anti-inflammatory activity, bile production and fat digestion.
In 1994, the "American Heart Association Task Force on Cholesterol Issues" published a groundbreaking report about a link between total cholesterol levels of less than 160 mg/dL and an increase in deaths from trauma, some types of cancer, hemorrhagic stroke, and respiratory and infectious diseases. Since then, most additional research links very low cholesterol levels to an increased risk of depression, suicide, anxiety, impulsivity and aggression in men and women, adolescents and adults alike.
A study conducted in the late 1990s at the Duke University Medical Center found that otherwise healthy women with cholesterol levels below 160 mg/dL were more likely to show signs of depression and anxiety than women with normal or high cholesterol levels. Researchers in the Netherlands published a study in 2000 showing that middle-aged men with low cholesterol are more likely than other men to have symptoms of severe depression.
More recently, a study published in 2009 in the "Journal of Psychiatric Research" found that men with very low total cholesterol (165 mg/dL) and depression were at very high risk for premature death from unnatural causes: Men with low total cholesterol plus symptoms of depression were seven times more likely to die prematurely from suicides, drug overdoses, and accidents and injuries than those without those markers.
Cholesterol levels and mood disorders may be connected by a link between low cholesterol concentrations and low levels of the brain chemical serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps elevate our mood. Low levels are associated with depression, anger, sleep loss and other mood disorders. Cholesterol plays an important role in how our body handles neuron function -- a body needs a certain amount of cholesterol circulating in its system to keep our neurons firing normally. Too little cholesterol in the body, alters the way our nerve cells function.
The cultural dogma is that cholesterol is an evil villain that needs to be eradicated for true health. Given the unflagging efforts of the Medical Establishment over the last few decades to lower cholesterol and corresponding media saturation of food and drug promotions boasting cholesterol-lowering effects, it is understandable that most consumers are not concerned about having cholesterol levels that are too low. Clinical practices appear to uphold the belief that “lower is better”, regardless of significant evidence to the contrary. Opposing reports from aggressive cholesterol-lowering methods suggest that, for many patients, the potential cardiovascular benefits may come with unforeseen risks to mental health and behavior. As a matter of fact, in 2012 the FDA was compelled to require black-box warnings on statins as a result of clinical trial outcomes indicating dangerous effects on cognition and psychological symptoms. Further research suggests that while statin drugs and other cholesterol-lowering agents have improved mortality rates for cardiovascular disease, total mortality has not experienced similar reductions, reflecting a rise in death by suicide or other consequence of mental disorders.
Cholesterol is a critical component of human biochemistry; indeed, it is so important that it is regularly synthesized by the liver and other organs throughout the body and is continuously recycled. As a key structural constituent of cell membranes, cholesterol is essential for intracellular transport and communication, including signaling between neurons. Synthesis of several hormones and Vitamin D also depend on cholesterol, providing additional clues to the connection between cholesterol and brain health.
Cholesterol’s Role in Mental Health
A significant connection between low cholesterol and poor psychiatric health has been emphasized through decades of observational and retrospective research studies. Correlations with substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, and suicide strongly imply that cholesterol status influences mood and behavior. Inadequate cholesterol levels may represent a shared etiological factor between these conditions and explain the overlapping continuum of pathology.
Some researchers believe that cholesterol acts as an antioxidant. This is the likely explanation for the fact that cholesterol levels tend to go up with age. As an antioxidant, cholesterol protects us against free radical damage that leads to heart disease and cancer.
In conclusion, cholesterol is vital to proper neurological function. It plays a key role in the formation of memory and the uptake of hormones in the brain, including serotonin, the body’s feel-good chemical. When cholesterol levels drop too low, the serotonin receptors cannot work.
Many people who feel perfectly healthy suffer from high cholesterol–in fact, feeling good is actually a symptom of high cholesterol! So the next time, the Doctor asks for your blood sample to check your cholesterol levels, in a polite but firm voice, tell him, thank you but my cholesterol is not your concern Doctor. Have a Nice Day!
The above is only for you to wake up and realize that Doctors have been brainwashed by the Medical Establishment to convince you in lowering your cholesterol levels. Even their scaling and measuring for HDL and LDL, I would not trust and believe, as they do not have your best interest in mind so how can you believe anything that they tell you?
So you can now see their dangerous game. Lower your cholesterol, you develop, Alzheimer's, depression and other neurological disorders, heart problems, liver problems, and other diseases such as cancer.
Can you now see why you've become a life time customer of Big Pharma?
This video below will confirm what I have said above.
Please share this knowledge with more people, especially those that you know who are taking cholesterol lowering medication. They need to stop using it and toss it in the rubbish bin!
TQ MASTER ALI