Cholesterol…the villian or not?


After a long summer and subsequent return to some serious studying, I have squeezed in a quick post…as it was so near to my heart, if you excuse the pun!

This post is a little more serious than my last and I urge you to find 30 minutes to watch the video.

It came to me as an email from http://www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity, which was the 6 months Functional Medicine Certificate I passed back in June. I acknowledge their excellent advice and rights to share this with you. The video itself is made by American News Channel ABC1, entitled “The Heart of The Matter”. The web page has further videos and references to all the studies.

So what are your views on butter, margarine, sunflower oil, Benecol, cholesterol, the government’s food pyramid, the Mediterranean diet, scientific researchers, the food companies, statins, sugar & carbohydrates and anti-oxidants now?

As the video says, if we are motivated to reduce our risk of heart disease and that of our families and friends, we need to be looking at other suspected culprits, namely (1) Stress (2) Sugar  (3) Inflammation in the body (4) Oxidation in the body. I’m sure I will be learning a lot more about these in months to come, which I will of course share with you.