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Stress / Body posture link to cholesterol level
Stress / Body posture link to cholesterol level

It is just recently, revealed that , scientists during 1960s took bribe from Sugar industry to glorify role of Cholesterol over Sugar as prime factor behind increasing number of Cardiovascular illnesses.

I wrote this note 3 years back when a young friend was advised to start statins based on lab reports!

Cholesterol is perhaps the most misunderstood and wrongly maligned biological molecule in existence. Our brains (when they are well-formed) are largely cholesterol. Infants who don’t get enough cholesterol in their diets during the first years when their brains are developing risk a loss of cognitive function.

Our hormones are made of cholesterol, our cell membranes are protected from free-radical attack by cholesterol, and our body heals itself using cholesterol. If we don’t make quite enough, and we don’t eat very much, we risk running short. Fear of cholesterol is truly unwise.

Why blame this innocent and friendly substance when the fault is in our living? There are many reasons why serum cholesterol levels are higher in some people than in others. Some reasons are related to genetics, and some are related to things like increased cholesterol production in response to increased stress.

Break popular medical dogmas and respect essential body nutrients. This myth was created to sell more varieties of oils. Canola, Olive, Sunflower and what not! All dangerous for body in refined form and still we buy it in name of health!

As I indicated, major reason for increased level of cholesterol in relatively healthy and young person is not just food intake but stress. There is good evidence to show that stress can increase a person’s heart rate, lower the immune system’s ability to fight colds and increase certain inflammatory markers but can stress also raise a person’s cholesterol? It appears so for some people, according to a new study that examines how reactions to stress over a period of time can raise a person’s lipid levels. [1][2]

Even bad body posture contributes to increased level of cholesterol. [3]

Solution?

Curb your stress, control bad cholesterol. Relax! Enjoy life! Be moderate in your emotional responses! Don’t remain in excited (positive / negative) state for long! Take breaks between work hrs!

In 1947, avg vegetable oil consumption per middle to upper middle class family was 3 ltr per year. What is ours? Curb it! Especially refined packaged and processed oil sources! Go for pure and desi cow ghee as replacement. Find man-operated oil mills and have unrefined oil. Go for coconut oil. If confused by too many oil options, go for oil crop common to your area.

ZERO TOLERANCE for FAST FOOD! Limited outside food!

Body posture! How do you seat at work? How do watch TV? How long you remain in bad posture in 24 hrs? Go figure it out and correct it!


Cholesterol is not BAD, our habits are! Our food choices are! Our living is!

[1] http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/34047.php
[2] http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/19/4/496.full.pdf
[3] http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=616157


Research


There’s No Such Thing As ‘Good Cholesterol’ Says Pivotal New Study

50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

 

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