Cholesterol count... what this means
4 things that start just before a Heart attack and strokes..
1. Chest pain or an unusual sensation. The hollywood heart attack .. is rare.
Sharp pain in shoulder (feels like a muscle pain) .... this can happen for a while before ... comes and goes initially but worsens.......this indicates a blockage in the left descending anterior artery in the heart called the LAD that feeds your heart
2. Nausea and sweating
3. Breathing ... shortness of breath. feeling tired
4. Digestion Issues like indigestion
Preventing Heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancers
These diseases do NOT have to exist.
2 main culprits ...sugar and bad fat from processed foods
What increases the risk of heart attacks ...... Stress, hormonal imbalances. lack of exercise, increased inflammation (usually caused by junk foods ... free radical attacks)
over production of Insulin
Myth of Cholesterol
The Cholesterol count is made up of LDL (low density lipoproteins ) which carry the cholesterol into the cell wall (there are 2 types of LDL , type A and B(bad type)) and HDL (high density lipoproteins) that carry the cholesterol out of the cell wall. HDL should be high, (> 0.9mmol/l) and only if the type B LDL is high is this a serious indication of heart disease risk. LDL should be low (< 4.6mmol/l) Full cholesterol test will show the relationship between HDL and LDL (A and B) . and the ratio of HDL / full cholesterol count and should be between 0.16 - 0.22. This is important and NOT the overall count. The full count is the HDL plus the LDL
A good diet will boost good HDL
Cholesterol is not a dirty word ... NB component of every cell, it is essential for the body, it repairs, makes hormones, digests food, fights infection, makes Vit D
It is NOT TRUE that your need statins to control cholesterol ... these have bad side effects.
So with the increase inflammation and over production of insulin the Arteries gets stretched ...bad LDL (B) gets embedded in holes that appear with this stretching in the artery causing inflammatory response, thus causing a blister ... In healthy people these blisters get reabsorbed, but in some people the body then seals this area using plaque and seals the top with red blood cells like a scab... it hardens and then stress can rupture one of these clots that is what causes a strokes (if the artery is in the brain or a heart attack if the heart arteries are involved.
RESULTS of CHOLESTEROL TESTS
HDL > 60 is good (but < 40 IS SERIOUS)
LDL < 100 is fine (but >190 is SERIOUS)
TRIGLYCERIDES should be <150 (if > 500 it is SERIOUS)
TOTAL of HDL and LDL should be < 200 (if >240 it is SERIOUS)
Treating and preventing Heart Disease
get regular exercise .. raise the ratio of HDL to LDL
Handle stress ....Releases for stress ...walking, yoga, pilates, meditation, E.F.T. , classical music.
cut out all sugar and refined carbohydrates ...even potatoes. Icecream is the worst (combo of sugar and bad fats)
Cut out bad fats ... trans fats therefore absolutely NO man made processed foods
Increase fresh fruits and veggies, preferably organic, as this protects your body from free radical attacks