Sometimes clients bring their medication with them in order for me to evaluate it. The look of horror on their faces, when I throw their statins into the dustbin, is priceless.  

The information in this article, for those who are prepared to do their research and verify what I am saying, may be lifesaving.  

A little anecdotal story:  

A client walks into my office three months ago – deeply distressed, as he cannot understand his sudden anger, aggression towards family members and destruction of his own property. This suddenly developed, and he has reached a point where he willingly left home until he found answers. A careful evaluation of this case revealed that the client had started cholesterol (statin) medication two weeks prior to his sudden outbursts. We advised him to stop taking the statins immediately, and within three days he was back to normal, able to carry on with his daily activities.  

Health protocols which are based on wholesome nutrition usually results in high cholesterol – and clients always rush to the doctor to have a statin prescribed that can keep the levels in check. What they do not know, is that they may be doing their bodies more damage than good. So – when people ask me about their cholesterol and express worry about it, I tell them to leave the body to it’s own devices and not worry about their cholesterol levels.  

Stares of shock and horror usually follow this statement, and our good doctor swoons and threatens malpractice - but I am advising with good reason. It is really pointless, as both LDL and HDL levels will oscillate according to stress levels, physical activity and physiological damage repair.  

Let us look at how cholesterol acts in the body and what its physiological function really is.  

Fact: your liver maintains the blood levels of cholesterol in the body.  

When we ingest more cholesterol, the liver produces less, and when we eat less cholesterol - the liver produces more. That is why low-fat and cholesterol-free diets have no effect on blood cholesterol.  

Fact: Your liver will maintain a particular amount of cholesterol in your blood, depending on what your health (emotional and physical) state is at the time.  

This is mainly determined by diet, as well as emotional and physical well-being. A diet high in processed oils and fat will produce conditions in the body that fuels inflammation, particularly artery walls. As the artery walls deteriorate – the body will send cholesterol to the affected areas to repair damage – especially perforations in artery walls and damage caused by inflammation. Once this is done – the body will also draw on calcium reserved in the bones, to further strengthen the walls by cementing over the cholesterol deposit – causing plaque deposits.  

Saturated fats – on the other hand, does not have this effect. It is nourishing, particularly for brain health and brown adipose tissue – which literally eats away at our own fat reserves and helps to curbs inflammation.  

Why does our bodies need cholesterol?  

To a large degree, our bodies are made out of cholesterol and fats. Fats and cholesterol is essential for many functions. Cholesterol is such an essential part of our human physiology that the body has very efficient mechanisms to keep blood cholesterol at a certain level at any given moment of your life, given it is fed the correct dietary fats in the first place.  

However, cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) are a completely different matter. They interfere with the body’s ability to produce cholesterol and hence they reduce the amount of cholesterol available for the body to use.  

Let us see just how dangerous that is for the neural and nervous system.  

Every structure in the brain needs cholesterol and saturated fats not only to build and maintain itself, but also to accomplish its many functions. If you start interfering with the brain’s ability to produce cholesterol you put the complete organism at risk.  

Fact: Memory loss and cognitive decline are very common results of statin therapy.

Recent studies have shown that it is possible that a considerable part of the dementia epidemic in our ageing population is due to statin prescriptions. Eating fresh eggs and butter daily has been shown to improve memory and cognitive ability in the elderly. Any person with memory loss or learning problems needs to have plenty of these foods every single day in order to recover.  

Fact: Recent studies have linked statins to the development of Parkinson's disease. 

Researcher Dr Xuemei Huang from North Carolina University stated: "A surge in Parkinson’s disease could be imminent because of the widespread use of statins."

Fact: Not everyone’s bodies are able to produce enough cholesterol  

People whose bodies does not produce enough cholesterol need to have plenty of foods rich in cholesterol in order to provide their organs with this essential-to-life substance. 

Fact: Low blood cholesterol has been routinely recorded in criminals who committed murder and other violent crimes, people with aggressive and violent personalities, people prone to suicide and people with aggressive social behaviour and low self-control.  

Fact: From the beginning of cholesterol-lowering drug trials increased numbers of deaths from violence and suicide have been recorded.  

The late Oxford Professor David Horrobin warned the medical community:  

"Reducing cholesterol in the population on a large scale could lead to a general shift to more violent patterns of behavior. Most of this increased violence would not result in death, but in more aggression at work and in the family, more child abuse, more wife-beating and generally more unhappiness."  

Indeed, one of the fist side effects of statins is the change in mood and personality towards being intolerant, aggressive and short-tempered - a warning sign that the brain is starving for cholesterol. There is also a noted tendency towards depression and apathy.

Fact: Cholesterol protects us from infections  

Cholesterol is essential for our immune system to function properly. People with low blood cholesterol are more prone to infections and when they get an infection they are more likely to die from it, compared to people with high cholesterol. 

Before the discovery of antibiotics, a mixture of raw egg yolks and cream, very rich in cholesterol, was used as a cure for tuberculosis and other infections for centuries.

Fact: Every steroid hormone in the body is made out of cholesterol  

After the brain, the organs which need the most cholesterol, are our endocrine glands, adrenals and sex glands. They produce steroid hormones, which accomplish a myriad of functions in the body. Without cholesterol we will not be able to cope with stress or to have children.

Fact: Cholesterol is essential for babies and children  

The proponents of the diet-heart hypothesis, as well as the public policy makers tell us that our children from the age of two, should follow a diet aimed at reducing their blood cholesterol, by avoiding natural fats and replacing them with margarine.  

The pharmaceutical giants are working hard on creating cholesterol-lowering drugs for children. These dangerous guidelines are given out “just in case”, without any scientific data to support them.  

Fact: Low cholesterol in young children can cause conditions like autism, ADD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.  

The consequence of this policy is potentially dangerous for children. Aggressive behaviour, learning difficulties, poor memory, poor immunity and poor physical health combined with the future risk of developing cancer, heart disease, stroke and infertility.  

Children’s bodies are generally not able to produce enough cholesterol for growth and development, so eating cholesterol-rich foods is essential for children. That is why human breast milk is very rich in cholesterol.

Fact: Cholesterol is essential for the elderly  

Many studies have shown that old people with high cholesterol are healthier, and live longer than people with low cholesterol. In fact it is dangerous to reduce cholesterol in old people. And yet that is exactly what our doctors are doing.  

Fact: The older the person is the more their low blood cholesterol poses a risk of stroke

Studies have clearly demonstrated that high blood cholesterol protects older people from strokes, heart disease, infections, cancer and many other health problems.

Fact: Vitamin D is made out of cholesterol in the body  

Our misguided fear of the sun and avoidance of cholesterol have created an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in the Western world leading to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, autoimmune illness, obesity, bone and muscle disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain, poor immunity and susceptibility to infections.  

Fact: As many people are unable to produce enough of their own cholesterol, eating cholesterol-rich foods is essential for them to produce vitamin D.

Fact: Cholesterol and saturated fats are essential for healing  

No damage in the body, wound or scratch can be healed without cholesterol and saturated fats.  

Fact: Large-scale studies have found that people who have low levels of cholesterol are prone to cancer, because their bodies cannot heal damaged tissues.  

It is this function of healing that brings us back to the testing for cholesterol.  

Fact: All our blood level reflects is how much damage there is in our body at any particular moment that has to be healed.  

If you had a cold, an infection, a dental treatment or a surgical procedure, then there is a lot of damage in your body to heal, so your blood cholesterol level will be high until the healing has taken place. 

Fact: If you are tired and under stress, your adrenals have a high demand for cholesterol, as they make their hormones from it. Your liver has to produce more cholesterol than usual and send it to your adrenals, making blood levels of cholesterol high.  

In winter cholesterol goes high and in the summer it is generally lower, because cold weather and lack of the sunshine depletes vitamin D, thus placing high demands on your immune system. That is why cholesterol levels are higher during Northern hemisphere winter populations.  

These are just a few scenarios when your blood cholesterol has to be high to serve your body's needs. 

Depending on what your body is doing, your blood cholesterol levels go up and down during the course of a day. A blood test for cholesterol will give you an indication of this activity, completely out of context of your body’s needs at the time. If the test happens to find it high, then two harmful things can happen to you:  

  • You are likely to be put under pressure to start a statin therapy, depriving your body from one of the most essential nutrients.
  • You will have to live with a new anxiety - a fear of heart disease. And for no reason at all, because cholesterol levels in your blood actually do not have anything to do with heart disease.  

If you really want to know about your risk of heart disease, then these are the tests to do:  

  • C-reactive protein, which is a marker for inflammation in the body. Heart disease is an inflammatory condition.
  • Insulin levels in your blood. The insulin profile will show if you suffer from a metabolic syndrome, which is the underlying condition for heart disease.  

At Nu-Life our scanners will detect C-reactive protein directly at the source of inflammation – be it the arteries, liver and various other organs. If arteriosclerosis is also detected, then we know that there is a high risk of cardiovascular disease.  

When we look at bone structure – in the case where these conditions are detected – we find that the calcium – magnesium balance is incorrect.  This confirms a diagnosis of arteriosclerosis, as well as a lack of boron, which implies that the parathyroid does not secrete the hormones it should. This leads to hypo-parathyriodism, which confirms a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome.  

As explained in our article on the mechanism of MSM/Ascorbic acid therapy, congested blood vessels are a direct result of arterial inflammation and the consequent blocking of the arteries with incremental calcium build-up. This is the direct consequence of homogenized fats (vegetable, processed, margarine and all non-saturated fats) which is being pushed on the unsuspecting public as “heart friendly”, and endorsed as such. Nothing can be further from the truth, confirmed by a great body of studies that suggests the contrary.  

As a matter of fact – as demonstrated by Prof. Tim Noakes – who finally had the courage to take on the orthodoxy, a diet high in saturated fats and low in carbohydrates is the road to perfect health. It fights allergies and inflammation naturally, prevents age onset related disease, and helps the human organism maintain a healthy status.  

Thus – cholesterol should be left to it’s own devices, to fulfil its important role for total organism health. Remember – the older you get – the more you need. It is not uncommon to find that older people on a high saturated fat – low carbohydrate diet feel energized and alive after a month. Complement that with a fair level of exercise, and a good supplementation protocol - and you have a winning recipe.  

In good health