Curejoy talked to Dr. Lori Shemek, is a well-known and reputed Professional Health Coach Expert and founder of the Health Attraction System , about some of the most common cholesterol questions and how to naturally lower cholesterol. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the ‘Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts’ alongside such names as Dr. Oz and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the ‘Top 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts’ . She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show Good Morning Texas. For more detailed about Dr.Lori Shemek check www.dlshealthworks.com
1. Why is it important to maintain healthy cholesterol levels?
Cholesterol is critically important for optimal health..that’s right, you need cholesterol. Cholesterol is a soft waxy substance that is important for the production of cell membranes, hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that help to break down fat. Cholesterol is also needed for optimal brain function especially in the area of memory.
Without Cholesterol we would die.
There are two basic types of
2. Is it important to lower your cholesterol if it high?
Unfortunately, there is a pervasive myth that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease. In the longest-running study on heart disease done thus far, the Framingham Heart Study showed that the intake of cholesterol in our diet (from eggs or saturated fat, for example) was not correlated with heart disease.
Cholesterol becomes a problem due to low-level inflammation. It is similar to having a sore on the outside of your body. Your immune system sends immune cells and chemicals to fight the invaders such as bacteria and viruses at the site of the sore. A protective ‘scab’ is formed and then the sore
No cell can form without cholesterol.
Cholesterol’s role is a beneficial and it should be flowing free through the blood stream one when part of a healthy low-inflammatory system.