Cholesterol is bad, right? No. Cholesterol is essential to life itself. You should read that again. Cholesterol is essential to life. Without cholesterol you would die. You need to learn more about cholesterol.
Today, the conversation being had regarding cholesterol, is quite confusing, especially when one considers this conversation in context with the critical function cholesterol has in health and life. Cholesterol is essential to our life and health, yet, “cholesterol” has been asked to play the role of the villain in the story, “The Development of Heart Disease”. Cholesterol playing the role of the villain in the heart disease story is not a very accurate description of the role cholesterol actually plays in heart disease. Allowing cholesterol to play the role of villain also completely avoids the discussion regarding the importance of cholesterol to our health and life and more importantly avoids discussing the root causes that are centered in our behavior. In healthy individuals cholesterol is a self-regulated system and many studies now show that as we age higher cholesterol is associated with lower all-cause mortality.
There are cholesterol ratios and other numbers from your lipid panel that you need to understand if you are to correct your condition. Diet and lifestyle are very powerful at changing lipid numbers, VERY powerful. In fact, lifestyle is far more effective at correcting health conditions, such as hyperlipidemia, than pharmacological methods and also safer.
These courses are designed to help you understand cholesterol and its role in health and disease and teach you how diet and other lifestyle modifications can help restore the bodies ability to self-regulate cholesterol levels and restore health.
Learn at your own pace and the Learning Management System will keep track of your progress.