LDL – What Your Number Really Means

Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is a protein that wraps around a cholesterol molecule and takes it from your liver to the rest of your body. It goes where damage has been done and tissues are being repaired.

High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) removes damaged and unnecessary cholesterols from your body.

We want your HDL to be lower than your LDL, and we still want your HDL to be in the 40-60 range. If there is more HDL than LDL, your body is basically eating itself.

When your LDL is too high, all that means is that somewhere in your body, more cholesterol is needed for repairs. Where and what damage was done is the question.

When you take a statin to artificially lower your cholesterol, the only thing you do is fix a number on a piece of paper. Well, two things: you also force your body to repair the damage another way, a less effective way that often leads to Type 2 Diabetes.

A statin does nothing for the actual source of your cholesterol problems. The only time a statin will make things better is if your liver is broken or something else seriously wrong is happening in your body. Otherwise, a statin is a pointless medication.

Often time, high cholesterol LDL is caused by a bad diet inflaming and damaging the gut. IBS, reflux, leaky gut, Crone’s, etc, are all problems of a bad diet and cause high cholesterol. Simply fixing your diet fixes the inflammation and damage, and that lowers your cholesterol.

However, when a doctor puts you on a statin and you continue a bad diet, your digestive problems will get worse quickly. Then, they want to put you on a digestive medication. How completely pointless is that?

You can reverse your cholesterol by eating a good diet.

In fact, I’ve helped people lower their cholesterol 60 points in less than 3 months just by fixing the diet. If that isn’t telling of how powerful and dynamic diet and cholesterol is, nothing else is.

The biggest culprits of inflammation are:

  • Processed foods (chemicals, preservatives, colors)
  • Breads, pastas, and grains (wheats)
  • Milk (whey)

All of these can be avoided easily and still leaves the majority of foods out there. More people are allergic and sensitive to these foods than all others combined.

Yet, doctors don’t care. They get paid to put you on pills, from both your insurance company and the pill producer.

Take back your health by eating a good diet.