High cholesterol symptoms
We are often asked "what are high cholesterol symptoms"? 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!
Now, you may think scurvy is a thing of the past, and, in its acute form, which
killed huge amounts of sailors and those who used to travel by sea, it is. However,
along with many other nutrients, such as the other vitamins and minerals, essential
fatty acids and trace elements,
the diet of most people (and especially the North American diet) in the Western
World is so nutritionally deficient that chronic diseases that never used to
exist are killing more and more people every year.
How can the Western diet be nutritionally deficient today, resulting in high
This is simple question of supply and demand.
The body DEMANDS nutrients - energy, minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, essential
fatty acids etc.
If the SUPPLY of these nutrients is lower than the DEMAND, something has to
give. The body up whatever stores it has (if any), then, selectively
starts shutting down body processes in order of the least critical to life
threatening until it can re-stock on the missing supplies.
The result of this imbalance is DISEASE, and high cholesterol and its symptoms
are nothing except a direct sign that the body is deficient in a specific nutrient
- Vitamin C.
High Cholesterol Symptoms or high cholesterol IS the symptom?
The long and short of all this is that, rather than
worrying about the symptoms of hypercholesterolemia, we should
focus on the CAUSE of high cholesterol. Once this balance shifs and we
begin to remove the cause, high cholesterol and its symptoms will become a
thing of the past.
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