Cholesterol and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Eggs and many other foods high in cholesterol such as dairy, meats and seafood have always been an important part of a healthy diet, regardless of what the government or their co-dependent "experts" may say on any given day. Recently, the government admitted its decade's long advice to avoid cholesterol was just a big, fat medical myth. So now the rule followers can "safely" put eggs back on their plates. But even with this recent reversal, most government health experts still lag so far behind in their understanding of cholesterol.
In fact, a recent lab study published in Nature Medicine shows cholesterol increases production of a critical component in the nervous system. This study also suggests cholesterol may even help prevent the onset of brain diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's dementia. For this study, researchers started with mice bred in the lab to develop the serious nervous system disorder calledPelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD). This cruel disease disrupts myelin production in mice, and in humans. Myelin is the fatty sheath that covers and protects (insulates) nerve endings. Myelin sheaths allow your nerves to effectively send and receive electrical signals that prompt movement, thinking, and other neurological functions. But in PMD patients (as well as MS patients), the myelin sheath breaks down, which impairs normal nervous system functioning, such as motor coordination and cognition.
Cholesterol is absolutely critical for producing and maintaining myelin sheaths. Without it, you run a much higher risk of developing brain degeneration and neurological illnesses, such as PMD and MS. For this study, researchers wanted to see if cholesterol treatment could help slow myelin degeneration. They found what they were looking for!
After the researchers bred the mice to develop PMD on a high-cholesterol diet and after six weeks, the mice stopped experiencing cognitive decline. Moreover, their myelin content increased, inflammation decreased, and their motor defects improved. Even after the onset of clinical symptoms, cholesterol treatment prevented disease progression. The researchers say that you can absolutely apply these findings to humans.
Cholesterol is critical to human health. It interlocks lipid molecules, which stabilize cell membranes and not just in brain and nerve tissues. Cholesterol is a vital building block for all the tissues in the body. So if you follow a low-cholesterol diet or take cholesterol-lowering drugs, you can significantly harm your health. Of course, mainstream medicine ridiculously dubbed statins as "miracle drugs." But by stripping the body of cholesterol, and blocking the liver's natural function of producing cholesterol, statin drugs cause serious nervous system and brain damage. So the only "miracle" is the drug's systematic destruction of your tissues, your cells, and your brain.
Some cardiologists admit to the damage statins can cause, but they say it's a fair "trade off." Yes, the drugs increase your risk of developing dementia, Type II diabetes, kidney failure, cataracts and others. But the risk is "worth it" because the drugs lower your heart disease risk. As George V. Mann, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, stated, "Saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet are not the cause of coronary heart disease. That myth is the greatest scientific deception of the century, perhaps of any century." These drugs' only benefits are to big pharma's bottom line. Debra A. Bartz, M.S., AADP Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Master Transformational Life Coach and Hormone Trained Specialist. Transforming lives from nutritionally deprived into a body bursting with energy and believing that there is a purpose for each one of us to make a difference in our lives and others. Transform your stressed, tired and worn out body parts to those of a twenty year old. Please go to www.learnconquersoarcoaching.com and sign up for more blogs and newsletters. After signing up, you will receive a free gift towards your better life! This article was originally published at https://debbartz82.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/cholesterol-and-multiple-sclerosis-ms/ and has been syndicated with permission.
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