Cholesterol Myths

Pharmaceutical companies are all a buzz about cholesterol and how their drugs are the only way to control “bad” cholesterol. What if everything you thought you knew about cholesterol just wasn’t true?  I found a great video from Dr. John Gray’s site that gives great information on cholesterol.
A CBC, (complete blood count) is routine for a yearly physical, depending on your age, health habits, etc. If you have ever gotten the phone call from your doctor after your blood work was completed telling you your cholesterol was too high, recommending you go on a statin, I suggest you view the video I found from Dr. John Gray, PhD.  
I was not only amazed but relieved with Dr. Gray’s plain and passionate spoken words with regard to the dark side of statins.  He  describes what cholesterol truly is and why cholesterol is necessary  for your body to function properly. I was perplexed when I heard what Dr. Gray states is a  high cholesterol count for true concern versus the numbers we have been told by our doctors and fellow health care practitioners .  Dr. Gray’s  natural options to lower cholesterol besides statins are far more beneficial to our health. It takes practice, no doubt. For me it is a far better way to live a life of vibrant health. Dr. Gray is an expert on brain and body chemistry. He works with nutrition and other natural elements for the body and mind to operate to its’ best capacity.  
The following article by Dr. Batmanghelidj  is another eye opener on how we as a society have been led to believe that LDL (bad cholesterol) is keeping us from living an optimal life.  Dr. Batmanghelidj was a pioneer in the 80’s trying to convince the medical industry that all major causes of disease is unintentional dehydration. 
 New York Times: Article about Dr. B & Water Cure
    Interview: News story on Dr. B
    Interview: Tony Robbins
    Water Cure Book Reviews
"Bad Cholesterol": A Myth and a Fraud
"We in the medical profession, totally oblivious of the vital roles of cholesterol in the body, have been duped into thinking that it is this substance that causes arterial disease of the heart and the brain. The pharmaceutical industry has capitalized on the slogan of "bad cholesterol" and has produced toxic-to-the-body chemicals that minimally lower the level of cholesterol in the body and in the process cause liver damage to thousands of people, some who die as a result of using the medication.
It is surprising that none of the frequently quoted and media-popularized doctors has reflected on the fact that cholesterol levels are measured from blood taken from the veins, yet nowhere in medical literature is there a single case of cholesterol having caused obstruction of the veins. Venous blood moves far slower than arterial blood and thus would be more inclined to have cholesterol deposits if the assumption of "bad cholesterol" were accurate. This mistake by us in the medical community, and its capitalization by the pharmaceutical industry, has caused an ongoing fraud against society.
In truth, the so-called "bad" cholesterol is actually far more beneficial than is appreciated. The reason for its rise in the body is because of complications caused by chronic unintentional dehydration and insufficient urine production. Dehydration produces concentrated, acidic blood that becomes even more dehydrated during its passage through the lungs before reaching the heart - because of evaporation of water in the lungs during breathing. The membranes of the blood vessels of the heart and main arteries going up to the brain become vulnerable to the shearing pressure produced by the thicker, acidic blood. This shearing force of toxic blood causes abrasions and minute tears in the lining of the arteries that can peel off and cause embolisms of the brain, kidneys and other organs. To prevent the damaged blood vessel walls from peeling, low-density (so-called "bad") cholesterol coats and covers up the abrasions and protects the underlying tissue like a waterproof bandage until the tissue heals.
Thus, the vital, life-saving role of low-density cholesterol proves this substance is of utmost importance in saving the lives of those who do not adequately hydrate their bodies so that their blood can flow easily through the blood vessels without causing damage.
Cholesterol is an element from which many of our hormones are made. Vitamin D is made by the body from cholesterol in our skin that is exposed to sunlight. Cholesterol is used in the insulating membranes that cover our nerve systems. There is no such a thing as bad cholesterol. If all the primary ingredients are available for its normal functions, the human body does not engage in making things that are bad for its survival. Until now we did not know water was a vital nutrient that the body needed at all times - and in sufficient quantity.
Water itself - not caffeinated beverages that further dehydrate - is a better cholesterol-lowering medication than any chemical on the market. It is absolutely safe and is not harmful to the body like the dangerous medications now used. Please share this information with those you care for.
For more information about my medical breakthrough on the topic of chronic unintentional dehydration and the diseases it causes, other than what is posted on this site, refer to my books and tapes - products of over 20 years of fulltime research."
F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.

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