Have you been told that you have high cholesterol and need to use medication? Or maybe one of your family members has had a stroke or heart attack and you are worried about saturated fats? For many years we’ve been told by the media, health professionals and food manufacturers that cholesterol and saturated fats are bad, and can cause your arteries to clog up, leading to heart disease. But is fat the real villain?
If you have a disease and you take drugs or medication to ease the symptoms of that disease, you may feel a little better – but you’ve still got a disease.
High cholesterol is something that people often contact me about and yet it has been shown that higher cholesterol = lower heart disease risk and longer lifespan. See the link to new research which shows that lowering cholesterol has had absolutely no effect on cardiovascular disease… but statins have cost the NHS (and gained the pharmaceutical industry) A LOT of money. Continue reading