High Cholesterol Symptom.
Many people have been told that they
have high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), many more think
they have high cholesterol , but
are not sure
what it is or how to measure it. We are frequently asked
if there is a specific high cholesterol symptom or collection
of high cholesterol symptoms that will help people identify
if they have a problem or are likely to have a problem with
This is somewhat of a difficult question, not least because
high cholesterol is itself a symptom of another problem - namely
Vitamin C deficiency (chronic
scurvy), as identified by twice Nobel laureate, Linus Pauling
in the 1970s. As a result, the symptoms you would expect
to be associated with hypercholesterolemia as actually the
symptoms of chronic scurvy, namely leaky blood vessels, and
desperate attempts by the body to block those leaks, usually
with its most easily available filler - cholesterol!
You have been told that you have a high cholesterol
diet, and that lowering your cholesterol
levels is important, so
what is a proper diet for high cholesterol, in fact, what is
a high cholesterol diet?
In fact, these are two very different questions, but both have
What is a high cholesterol diet?
First of all, there is no such thing as a high cholesterol
diet. Yes, you heard that correctly, THERE IS NO SUCH THING
AS A HIGH CHOLESTEROL DIET!
Regardless of the amount of cholesterol in your diet, your
liver will make however much cholesterol your body needs, period. High
cholesterol diet or low cholesterol diet, your cholesterol
levels will be the same - why? Check out our cholesterol page
for full details.
Put simply, it doesn't matter whether your diet is high in
cholesterol or low in cholesterol - cholesterol is so important
to your body that it can, and does make as much AND ONLY AS
MUCH CHOLESTEROL AS IT NEEDS.
Does it matter that you have a "high cholesterol diet"?
In a word, NO, a high cholesterol diet is irrelevant - as long
as you are properly nourished, have enough vitamin
C in your
system and sufficient antioxidants included in your high cholesterol
As explained on our cholesterol page, the issue is not your
high cholesterol diet, it is your dietary lack of vitamin
causes high cholesterol
levels, so stop worrying about your
high cholesterol diet and cholesterol levels and start worrying
about your vitamin
cholesterol diet to cholesterol
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Essential fatty acids
Otherwise known as "brain food", these fats
can't be made in the body and must be in the diet. Unfortunately, in many cases
they are almost totally missing, leading to numerous health
(and psychiatric / social) problems.
Saturated animal fat
Red meat, dairy products, lard dripping and suet - a recipe for disease or
the means to prevent it?
All oils are not created equal. Find out why some vegetable oils are better
Hydrogenated oils (unsaturated
or poly-unsaturated fats)
Margarine, shortening and other "low-cholesterol" fats.
Find out why these have caused more damage to health than
any other type of oils or fats.
Other Nutrient groups:
Essential fatty acids