Dr. Prather says it is a myth that cholesterol is the CAUSE of Cardiovascular Disease. High cholesterol is instead a SYMPTOM of Cardiovascular Disease. In this episode, you'll learn:
--How the pharmaceutical companies had the labs change the reference ranges for cholesterol levels when cholesterol medications were developed. And why reference ranges on lab tests are NOT the ideal number Dr. Prather looks for.
--That cholesterol is an essential building material the body uses to help heal damage in the body and is key to hormone production.
--Why the Coronary Risk Factor ratio in your cholesterol number should be more of a focus than the overall cholesterol number.
--How LOW cholesterol can cause fatigue, difficulty thinking, increased risk of cancer, loss of memory, mental confusion, and greater susceptibility to viruses.
--The harmful side effects of statin drugs. And why Type II Diabetics and those with high liver enzymes should NOT take statin drugs.
--How the #1 reason for high cholesterol is a sick liver. And the various underlying causes of high cholesterol: Low thyroid, Type II Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, mineral imbalances, low Vitamin D, kidney disease, pancreatic disease, and chronic pain.
--That Cholesterol is more of a warning instead of the disease process itself. And why Dr. Prather says the key is finding the underlying cause and reason of high cholesterol.
--Why Cancer patients need to keep their cholesterol levels HIGH. And why cholesterol drugs can actually increase your chance of Cancer.
--How to regulate your cholesterol through diet by eating what Dr. Prather calls "real" food and by shopping only on the outside aisles of the grocery store.
--Why you should have a goal to get off of statin drugs as soon as possible. Plus, the increased nutritional needs of your body when you are on statin drugs.