Do you have high cholesterol, but have been unable to affect your levels positively with a change in diet alone? Are your doctors suggesting statin medications? Before you choose to go on a statin, learn more about the connection between your liver health and reducing cholesterol.
Then why do some people end up with high cholesterol?
1. Inherited Genetic Disorder Familial Hypercholesterolemia – person is born with zero or diminished number of LDL receptor sites. In this case statin drugs are necessary because the liver can never clear excess cholesterol. Therefore, cholesterol production needs to be inhibited. ***Note- this only affects 1 in 500 people.
2. Years of excess dietary cholesterol and other toxins has clogged up the liver, inhibiting the LDL receptor sites, and prevents them from doing their job. In this case, statin drugs are NOT the best option. Instead, the clogged liver should be addressed through a safe healthy liver detox plan along with an adjustment in diet.
If you have high cholesterol, chances are you fall into category #2 and your liver LDL receptor sites are not doing their job. Years of toxins and excess dietary cholesterol has debilitated the ability of your liver to work effectively. Before you take a statin (which is a biochemical called 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase) that stops the formation of cholesterol all together, consider a safe healthy liver detox plan. Remember that “cholesterol” is not a bad word. Cholesterol in balanced amounts is critical to the function of our bodies, and is pinnacle to cellular nutrition. It is the most abundant and essential fat-soluable steroid we have. It is responsible for the formation of many important compounds in the body including Vitamin D, Progesterone, Estrogen, Testosterone, and Adrenaline. It aids in the production of bile (healthy digestion), and insulates our nerve fibers.
Do you need help managing your cholesterol? I’d love to help you find healthy cholesterol levels and give you more information on a specific plan.