Citizen Journalist 5/30/2017
In this video, Dr. Berg discusses clogged artery and why there is so much confusion about it. He also explains the truth about cholesterol and what it really means when it comes to your diet.
There is a mistake at 1:26: It should say, “Your body makes 2000 mg of CHOLESTEROL per day, NOT POTASSIUM.
1. 90% of cholesterol is recycled
2. Precursor to sex hormones
3. Sugar coverts to cholesterol
4. Acts as a bandage
5. Body makes 2000mg per day
6. Calcium comes in to act as cement
7. Inflammation starts the lesion
8. Sugar, stress, lack of omega 3 fats causes inflammation
Citizen Journalist Note 05/30/2017
Recently I had open heart bypass surgery.
I have therefore become much more aware of why I had a heart attack and how to avoid a heart attack.
This Dr Eric Berg video about the clogged artery myth explains why cholesterol is important and how it is used by your body to heal your coronary arteries.
Your artery becomes inflamed because of what you eat mainly.
Cholesterol acts like a bandaid to fix the inflamed area.
If the inflamed area gets worse and placking occurs.
Stress, insulin and omega 3 all play a part in a “clogged artery”.
Refined carbohydrates are bad for you if your body can’t handle them correctly.
Watch this video and learn what you can do to help prevent a “clogged artery” and a heart attack.
When you go to the doctor they check your cholesterol levels and if they are high the doctor will try to put you on a Statin drug.
Do not take a Statin drug!
- One in four Americans over the age of 45 are now taking a statin drug, despite the fact that there are over 900 studies proving their adverse effects, which run the gamut from muscle problems to diabetes and increased cancer risk.
- Statins deplete your body of CoQ10, which can have devastating results. If you take statin drugs without taking CoQ10, your health is at serious risk. If you have symptoms of statin damage, such as muscle pain, take anywhere from 200 to 500 mg of CoQ10 or ubiquinol, which is the reduced form. Ubiquinol is the recommended form if you’re over the age of 25. For preventative use, take around 100-200 mg.
- Statins also impair the function of all sterols, including cholesterol and vitamin D (which is similar to cholesterol and is produced from cholesterol in your skin), all your sex hormones, cortisone, the dolichols, which are involved in keeping the membranes inside your cells healthy