Confusion over cholesterol issues is everywhere and shared by most people, including doctors. Unfortunately, it means that, by seeing your primary care doctor or even cardiologist, you are being advised with information that is superficial and largely ineffective while ignoring the MANY issues that really should be addressed to manage risk for cardiovascular disease. Admittedly, these are somewhat complicated issues and even I have been guilty at times of giving overlysimplistic answers. I blame this situation on the statin drug industry, as they have painted a misleading picture that, if you take a statin drug or reduce LDL cholesterol, you are absolved of cardiovascular risk. They are not, of course, as anyone in healthcare who witnesses all the people admitted to the hospital with heart attacks, angina, and sudden cardiac death taking statin drugs will attest. The statin drug industry has therefore caused doctors to wear blinders, rarely looking beyond statins and cholesterol. Detailed lipoprotein analyses have been available commercially for over 20 years but are not commonly used, as it requires as you can appreciate a deeper understanding of lipoprotein metabolism and do not point towards statins as the solution—they quickly point towards diet and efforts to correct factors such as inflammation and insulin resistance corrected, for example, by losing visceral fat, supplementing vitamin D, and cultivating healthy bowel flora that also contribute substantially to overall health, i. Cardiologist Dr. Nothing here should be construed as medical advice, but only topics for further discussion with your doctor. I practice cardiology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The program brought in gut flora cultivation, which is a hot topic still growing in importance. Essential oils are being explored within Undoctored Inner Circle developments, but for temporary use in eradicating SIBO and fungal overgrowth. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Search for. New to eating wheat- and grain-free and in a rush to lose 30 pounds? Even if you eat something rich in dietary cholesterol, such as an egg yolk, it does not enter the bloodstream as cholesterol but as complex particles such as chylomicrons created in the intestines or VLDL particles manufactured by the liver. Admittedly, these are somewhat complicated issues and even I have been guilty at times of giving overlysimplistic answers. Bourlag won the Nobel Peace Prize in
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