Friday, January 25, 2008

The Truth About Cholesterol

What causes an increase in serum cholesterol?

The answer is easy. It is a four letter word - ACID.

The body creates and releases cholesterol in the blood stream to buffer and protect against dietary and metabolic acidity.

Cholesterol is our friend. It is dietary and metabolic acid that makes us sick, tired and fat.

I am telling you this because there are millions of Americans trying to lower their cholesterol with statin drugs putting them at risk for the very thing they are trying to prevent - a stroke or heart attack.

It is acid that causes heart attacks and strokes not cholesterol. The truth about cholesterol is that cholesterol is released into the blood stream to buffer or chelate dietary and/or metabolic acids and protect the heart and blood vessels from acid breakdown.

According to recent research, the benefits of statin drugs are highly overrated, and the 13 million Americans using them may get little, if any, benefit.

In fact, according to Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist at the pH Miracle Living Center states, "statin drugs reduce cholesterol but do not reduce the dietary or metabolic acids that cause strokes and heart attacks. To reduce cholesterol without reducing the acid is setting the stage for a potential stroke or heart attack."

Recent studies on statin drugs show no reduction in deaths for people over the age of 65 -- regardless of how much the drug lowered their cholesterol -- and no benefit at all for women of any age!

Even though Americans are bombarded with ads touting the benefits of statins, close study of drug company ads tell a different tale. In small print, an ad for Lipitor stated that 'in a large clinical study, 3% of patients taking a sugar pill or placebo had a heart attack compared to 2% of patients taking Lipitor."

The trial lasted over three years, meaning that for every one hundred people taking Lipitor for at least three years, only one person avoided having a heart attack. The other 99 got no benefit. Other studies have indicated that as many as 250 patients would need to be treated in order to benefit one person.

Statins cause side effects in 10% to 15% of users that include diarrhea, muscle pain, cognitive impairment and sexual dysfunction, and they cost about $1,000 a year.

"Most people are taking something with no change of benefit and a risk of harm," says Dr. James M. Wright, a professor at the University of British Columbia and director of Canada's Therapeutics Initiative, an organization which examines the data on drugs and decides how well they work.

Dr. Young states, "if you want to protect the heart and blood vessels from die-ease you need to maintain the alkaline design of your body."

To do this Dr. Young suggests an alkalizing seven step program that includes the following:

1) 2 to 3 ounces of liquid chlorophyll 3 times a day.

Dr. Young recommends 100% pure chlorophyll from Da Souza's.

2) Eating 10 to 12 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday.

3) 1 to 2 ounces of poly-unsaturated fats from flax, hemp, avocado and/or fish.

4) Drinking 3 to 4 liters of 9.5 alkaline pH water everyday.

5) Eating at least 7 to 8 grams of mineral salts everyday.

6) Whole body exercising everyday with a rebounder or a VibrapHirm.

7) Testing your urine pH every morning and night to make sure it is in the healthy range of
7.2 or better.

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