High Cholesterol Can Be A Good Thing #AMCoffee

High Cholesterol Can Be Good?

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Cholesterol is one of the widely discussed subjects these days. You hear it all the time: high cholesterol, low cholesterol, bad and good cholesterol. Wow, you can swim in the subject of “cholesterol!” I love having Dr. Karen Vieira as our amazing collaborator and contributor on the topics of women’s health and well-being. She has poured some light on the discussion of cholesterol in general that we can benefit from. Here’s her take on it.

Yes, you read that correctly. Why then would your doctor put you on a statin medicine like Lipitor or Crestor when your cholesterol levels are high? Because that’s what they’ve been taught to do. Don’t get mad at your doctor though. It’s not his or her fault. What you’re about to read isn’t well known yet by doctors, unfortunately.

Several studies conducted with the elderly, those with higher cholesterol levels, have proven to live longer than those with lower cholesterol levels. Studies on cholesterol haven’t just been done in nursing homes though. Studies in the general population have found that high cholesterol alone doesn’t predict the occurrence of heart attacks or strokes. High cholesterol on its own is meaningless.

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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

    AM COFFEE – Sign In! HELLO, Everyone!

    Wow, wow, wow, you are telling me that CHOLESTEROL can be a good thing?

    We heard it all, bad and good, low and high.

    What we need to know is to take any statement critically, meaning, within the CONTEXT!

    Let’s see what Dr. Karen Vieira pulled out from the peer-reviewed studies for us today.

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    • Katrina Angele says:

      Hello! I am super curious to read about this. Will love to share my new knowledge on the subject at dinner tomorrow.

  2. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Get the Right Blood Tests

    There are other tests that do accurately predict risk for heart attack and stroke. Some of these tests include vLDL and sdLDL. If you have high levels of these and other tests, then there is reason for concern. But even that doesn’t warrant taking dangerous statin drugs like Lipitor or Crestor. There are natural ways to safely lower high vLDL and sdLDL without side effects.

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    Beware of Cholesterol Medication

    Here’s what Dr. Karen Vieira thinks.

    The biggest problem with statin medications like Lipitor and Crestor are that they damage muscle tissue. This usually starts out as muscle pain but eventually leads to muscle breakdown that can get to the point of paralysis then death.

    If you don’t believe me and are dead-set on taking your cholesterol medication, please always take Coenzyme Q10 along with it. This can be bought for a few dollars at any pharmacy, grocery store or vitamin store. It is just a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that is needed for proper muscle and heart function.

    Cholesterol lowering medications all dangerously deplete the body of Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, hence the muscle damage that these drugs cause.

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    Lower Cholesterol Naturally

    Use 1-3 grams daily of no flush NIACIN (a B vitamin) to safely lower cholesterol levels. Also effective is 2 grams daily of plant sterols/stenols. Discuss these options with your doctor in place of getting a prescription for a cholesterol lowering medication.

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  8. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Recap on CHOLESTEROL by Dr. Karen Vieira

    Again, I urge you to get tested for the correct types of cholesterol tests, consult with your doctor or ask me questions if you’re not sure which blood tests are right for your specific condition, lower your cholesterol naturally and safely, and if you insist on taking cholesterol lowering medication, ALWAYS take them with CoQ10.

    But ALWAYS consult with your Physician!

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