It was not until the mid 20th century that Americans started to fear saturated fat and cholesterol. Our grandparents ate lots of meat and butter, and they were pretty robust. In the early 1900’s most Americans had a hard time keeping weight on, while heart disease was almost non-existent. Compare that to the present day, where people are obsessed with low-fat diets and cutting cholesterol with little to show for it. This fat and cholesterol phobia has contributed to a national obesity rate of 35%, where one-third of all deaths are blamed on heart disease.
Reasons You Need Cholesterol
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Rosemary Weis says
Where have you been? I have suffered the past few years from side effects from statins that doctors did not believe. I went to a really good cardiologist who couldn’t believe that anyone put me on a statin because my blood tests did not warrant it! The brain fog was so bad I thought I had the beginning of alzaheimers like my aunt. Since being off the statins for the past few months, I had regained my mental strength. But it has all been scary! I will definitely be following you!!!!
Jamil @ High Brix Nutrient Dense Foods says
I am baffled by the ignorance of cholesterol among doctors. I had to educate my mother about cholesterol, with all her of medical school training. Shouldn’t she know more that I do, given that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist? Apparently not.
I have seen other effective health programs independently come up with basically the same conclusions you did. Reams Biological Theory of Ionization RBTI also does not regard cholesterol as the cause behind heart disease. The cause is a number of factors, among them the ones in the references you provide, along with a number of others. Although no single factor exists to account for all heart problems, the most common pattern of heart disease is high conductivity, which results from salts not properly metabolized by the body. Another sign is dangerously high urea levels. due to improper digestion. One cause behind this improper functioning of the body is mineral deficiency from eating junk food and produce (organic included), meats (including grass fed), etc. grown on depleted soils, lacking the nutrition they had 70 years ago. Sadly, nearly all foods today have nowhere near the nutrition they need to have to prevent physical degeneration. Weston Price spoke of this as a major problem in his time in his famous book. Since then things have gotten much worse. See, for example, http://www.mineralresourcesint.co.uk/pdf/mineral_deplet.pdf.
Another cause is not drinking enough water and the right type of water to eliminate these salts and toxic ureas, namely distilled water. Distilled water washes out the accumulations of salts and ureas so they can be properly excreted.
I will disagree with the Paleo prescription on one important point. The experience of RBTI practitioners with people who have dangerously high ureas and have a heart disease pattern is they don’t respond well to high protein diet initially, especially with meats, fish and cheese.In fact, eating these foods makes things worse for them – that is how out of balance their body is. Please note I did not say anything about fat. They will be able to determine what types of protein and how much to consume based on RBTI principles and doing RBTI body chemistry tests so as to determine what is suitable for their unique body chemistry. They need to drink the distilled water to get them out of the dangerous urea zone and wash out the toxic urea form their body. Then, a paleo diet may well be the perfect diet to reverse the disease and generally better their health.
1. Biological Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition: Electrochemical Ideals for Nutritional-Health Analysis by Alexander Beddoe, DDS
2. RBTI course taught by Michael Olszta.
My grandfather had bypass surgery in 1980, and switched to margarine, no red meat, etc. for the rest of his life (he still ate eggs). He died at age 91 (Alzheimer’s). What was it then that had caused his arteries to become clogged as early as 1980? They always blamed it on the red meat and the double-yolk eggs he had growing up…many in his family (including his mother) died of heart disease (she was in her 50s, I think, and that was in the 1950s). I believe that we need cholesterol. I’m just wondering what was causing the problem before the prevalence of cholesterol substitutes. Or, were they actually becoming prevalent much earlier than I thought?–like, for instance, during WWII.
Stephen Thompson says
Besides the very low levels of fat eaten in a typical vegetarian diet, vegetable protein also helps decrease risk for heart disease. Studies have shown that replacing animal protein with soy protein reduces blood cholesterol levels even when the total amount of fat and saturated fat in the diet remain the same.