All About Cholesterol

Did you know that we take blood from a vein to test for cholesterol? But have you ever heard of cholesterol deposits in the veins? Why is cholesterol stored only in the arteries? As far as I know, the main difference between venous blood and arterial blood is the transport of oxygen in the arteries and the transport of carbon dioxide in the veins. If you threw a piece of iron in the yard, a few days later it would look corroded. That means it has oxidized or oxygen combined with the iron to form ferrous oxide. This process takes place in any environment with oxygen.

What is LDL?

The first layer of cells in the artery wall is called the endothelium. This cell layer and the cells inside it are all interconnected by electrons. Oxygen molecules in the blood that break down in the arteries break free from the interconnections between the cells in the artery wall and combine with the electrons to form oxides. This causes damage to the cell wall at the site. It is to relieve this condition that the liver produces the bad cholesterol called LDL. This cholesterol deposits at the site of the damage. As this deposition continues, a plaque forms at the damaged site. This can lead to heart disease.

Thus, the real cause of this condition is endothelial oxidation inside the artery wall. If the cause is oxidation, all we need to do is add something to the blood that can stop the oxidation. Such nutrients are present in the food we eat. These are the antioxidants. If we add antioxidants to our diet daily, the relevant oxygen-free fragments will not need to steal electrons from in between cells. Adding antioxidants to the diet eliminates the risk of getting heart disease.

What is HDL?

After the LDL has been applied to relieve the damaged site and sufficient antioxidants are present to stabilize the oxygen ions, the liver produces HDL cholesterol and releases it into the circulatory system. This HDL arrives at the site and removes the previously applied plaster of LDL. That LDL cholesterol is carried back to the liver. So what we need to do is not to destroy LDL, but eat foods that contain antioxidants to induce the production of HDL.

The endothelium also produces nitric oxide, which is used to treat a blood clot in any part of the body. This nitric oxide does the job in less than three seconds. It will also eliminate the cause of the increasing number of heart diseases and strokes. However, due to our daily diet, the amount of free radicals in our blood is increasing day by day and the consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is declining. Therefore, there is no relevant natural protection. This is why more and more people now have to live under bypass for the rest of their lives.

The Common Misconception

We get diagnosed with cholesterol via blood sampling. So when the doctor finds out that we have high cholesterol, he gives us a statin that can remove the cholesterol. So we follow accordingly and conform to drink these for the rest of our lives. Western medicine says that this condition cannot be cured and uses these drugs to manage it. Holistic medicine seeks to determine the cause of this condition. Above we discussed the cause of the cholesterol build-up. What needs to be done now is to eliminate the cause. The cause is free radicals aka ‘electron thieves’. We just need to catch them and give the thief what he is looking for and send him away so that he doesn’t steal it off our tissue! Surprisingly, nature has stored these things in the trees. All we have to do is eat them. Nature is wonderful, isn’t it?

ORAC – Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity

The unit for measuring antioxidants is called ORAC. Cinnamon and cloves are top sources of ORAC units. Our body needs 20,000 ORAC units per day. Below are some natural foods that contain high levels of ORAC units, hence rich sources of antioxidants.


Our bodies produce a hormone called Glutathione. It acts as a natural antioxidant in our body. This hormone can supply the required electrons to the free radicals inside our body cells. That is very important. Our body cells release free radicals during the respiratory process. Our body cell receives about 10,000 free radicals a day. So glutathione is what prevents this. In this way, glutathione constantly protects our cells.

What happens when the hormone finishes giving its free electrons to the free radicals? Then the hormone is inactivated. But when we add one mineral to our diet, this inactive hormone is reactivated. What is this mineral? Selenium! We need to eat foods that contain selenium regularly. This will ensure constant protection for our cells.

There are several nutrients we need to take regularly to produce glutathione. These are:
Vitamin B 6
Vitamin B 12
Folic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid

If you include these in your diet, you can keep your glutathione activated and your cells constantly protected!

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