Cholesterol is not a Demon to Fear
Your doctor will caution you automatically, as you enter your fifties, that you are now much more at risk for arterial damage and plaque build-up, and they will tell you that heart attacks in women occur more readily after menopause, which is true. And, because most physicians associate high cholesterol with heart risk, the subject of lowering cholesterol will come up, and the recommendation for taking a statin drug may come up.
If you start to feel intimidated, keep in mind that as the patient, you are not “less.” You are on a level playing field with your doctor, economically and socially. You pay him. He provides a service you have requested. He is your medical “handyman.” He fixes your deck and replaces a few boards, rewires the broken wires the squirrels nibbled, changes the filters in your RO machine, and blows the birdseed off the walkway. If he starts to spray weed-killer and pesticides on your organic vegetables, you need to say “Stop.” It’s your house.
DoctorDaddyGod isn’t necessarily a monolithic authority who always knows best.
Statins are the drugs such as Provacor, Mevacor, Zocor, etc. If your doctor insists on having you take these, and you feel that you should, then protect yourself with extra biotin and a nice daily dose of Co-Q-10. These drugs short out Co-Q-10 and this shortage can cause problems with the mitochondria and can hurt muscle tissue, including the heart muscle. Pharmaceutical madness.
Everyone has been trained for years by their doctors, and by the media, and by the labels in the stores, that cholesterol is a huge health hazard, and whatever the number is, it needs to be lower. When do you ever hear the word “regulate” your cholesterol? The only word ever used is “lower” it. The connection between heart attacks and high cholesterol is tenuous, at best, and many researchers have found that there is almost no correlation. In spite of that, we have had it dinned into us that there are two kinds of cholesterol: the “good” kind, and the “bad” kind. The good kind saves, and the bad kind kills. The ratio between them that is talked about so much may have some validity, but I'm not really sure about that.
Actually, the cholesterol is the same for both the "good" and "bad" kinds. The difference is simply in the density of the carrier. HDL transports cholesterol by a high-density carrier, and LDL transports it with a low-density carrier that can release it more easily. They are both “good.” Both are absolutely essential for our health.
There are two major reasons for high cholesterol readings: one, the regulating system isn't working well enough, or two, a certain percentage of the cholesterol molecules are incorrectly synthesized. The ones that are incorrrect are measured along with the correct ones, so that the reading includes both. Liver will continue to crank out cholesterol to meet its needs, and if 15 percent of these are inaccurate, the total number will be measured as 15% higher than it really is, in terms of the body's requirements. If the inaccurate molecules can be corrected, then the high reading will drop down to the amount that the liver considers optimal. That is going to be within the normal range, or at least it will be within the range that your body-consciousness perceives to be right for its needs. The body-consciousness is not as concerned with the doctor's numbers as we are, but if it reports that the level feels right, you can relax. It is right.
Often when we test vibrationally for cholesterol, the body will say it's perfect, but the tests show that it's high. This accounts for the disparity that we see---the body is saying that it has exactly the amount it needs, but the medical measurement is adding in the inaccurate stuff. To force the total figure down artifically will probably have the result of lowering the accurate fraction as well, and this could create a shortage that might affect brain function. Correcting the inaccurate molecules is relatively easy to do, you find out when the person decided to make that change, and why, and resolve the emotional impact the drove that decision. The new molecules that are made from then on will be fine, and the others will eventually be discarded.
The low-density carrier drops cholesterol off into the adrenal glands, ovaries or testicles, so that the hormones it makes can be synthesized when needed. Because it can, under some circumstances, find its way into the lining of the arteries and create swelling and possible occlusion, it is called “bad.” But because LDL makes the hormones we need for sexual function, reproductive capability, adrenal hormones and digestive juices, at the Balancing Center we think it’s just as “good” and wonderful as the “good” kind of cholesterol. Clinically we are finding more health problems that are due to low cholesterol than with high.
The high-density carrier holds the cholesterol firmly, and has the capability of drawing oxidized cholesterol out of the epithelial lining of the arteries, and this is fine protection for the arteries. This is why HDL is called “good.”
Artery showing plaque in process
An excellent protection for the epithelium, the very most inner lining of the artery, is arginine. Arginine is the amino acid that encourages the synthesis of the enzyme NO synthase, that makes NO, nitric oxide. NO spreads out along the artery linings, keeping them smooth, clear, relaxed, and it tends to give the slip to items that might have attached unfavorably. It is safe to take up to four grams of arginine a day, and if you have a plaque problem, this would be a good thing to do. In combination with blood pressure meds, check out the dosages, as they may change as a result.
Start with a gram, and work up to four. Some people find that arginine maximizes
the effect of blood-pressure medication that deals with kidney-mediated high blood pressure, the ACE inhibitor variety like Diovan, and causes dizziness and positional disorientation. This is a side-effect that can occur when the drug dose is too high. The drug and the amino acid aren’t really in conflict, but they do need to be coordinated. Evidently arginine increases the efficiency of drug assimilation, so in effect you are receiving a higher dose of your drug than you thought. Cutting back on the meds would allow the benefits of both, and would relieve the high dose drug side effects. Without promising anything, it could be that arginine would in time eliminate the need for the meds.
We have also found that the effective dosage of the other variety of blood pressure medication, the one that deals with heart-mediated high pressure, is maximized tremendously by the omega-3 supplement, DHA. This combination can cause headaches. The best choice would probably be to cut back on the meds, since the effect is, again, to enhance the drug as though the dose had practically been doubled. This would have to be down-regulated at the suggestion of the doctor, in order to have the benefits of both. DHA, in this case, is likely to reduce, and perhaps eliminate, the need for the meds. No promises intended!
A very important mineral, magnesium, keeps the arteries relaxed too. We have found that for one of our clients, trying magnesium as a natural way to lower his chronically high blood pressure, caused his medication to give him side effects. Presuamably this was because when the pressure dropped, and the drug was perceived to be excessive, and he experienced the effects of a drug over-dose, just as he had with arginine. Magnesium can become diminished if you have too high a calcium intake. The standard advice given to older women, is 1200 mg of plain calcium a day. That qualifies as too high, because if calcium is taken without magnesium, it shorts out whatever magnesium you already had, with very unfavorable effects. You can also short out your magnesium if you use alcohol regularly, or if your B-1is inadequate, or if you are afraid to let magnesium in, for emotional reasons.
Magnesium shortage can cause leg cramps.We have seen the addition of magnesium correct the neurotransmitter imbalance that causes restless leg syndrome, as well as opening up arterial constriction. Or, maybe because it causes arterial constriction, the little arteries close up and can't deliver enough calcium to the neurofibrils to close the sodium gates. Without calcium at the outside of the neurofibril to guard the sodium receptors, sodium will creep into the neurofibil, and replace the potassium that should be maintained in the fibril at rest, creating the signal for spontaneous contraction.
The entry of uncontrolled sodium into the neurofibril initiates a heavy-duty muscle contraction that your brain has not requested. This produces a contraction that engages far too many fibers, many more than your normal request for a voluntary movement would ever have have asked for, and it is intensely painful. You can have a "charley horse" in the calf of the lower leg, or behind the knee, and it is extraordinarily uncomfortable.
Sometimes potassium comes up as a useful supplement to alleviate leg cramps, along with magnesium. Check to find out which. Could be both.
If cramping occurs at night or in the early morning, it is usually a mineral deficiency. If it occurs in the daytime it may be different, it would be called "Intermittant Claudication" and it might be due to plaque deposits, or severe arterial constriction, and would take a different nutritional approach. Check corn allergy, the availability of arginine to make nitric oxide, magnesium availability, and the presence/absense of the biofield in that area, due to trauma.
Adding extra magnesium, beyond what you already take, is protective for the entire circulatory system, even if you already have a nice balanced Cal-Mag. What we find works best are the orotate minerals, magnesium orotate and potassium orotate. These are available from Bio-design at Werum Enterprises, in Shingle Springs.They are a little expensive, but work more effectively for many people than most other mineral combinations. Magnesium that is chelated with amino acids works best for some people, others might respond best to magnesium citrate. Ideally, the client should be given a choice of two or three options.
None of this will work for guiding accurate muscle contraction unless you absorb the necessary minerals. Check to see if you are absorbing magnesium. Many people don’t, because of anger at being forced to take Milk of Magnesia as a child. That dreadful blue glass bottle, with white chalky drips going down it, is a flag for rebellion. By now, that rebellion is out of date! Time to let it go.
Another source of magnesium rejection often comes up from a past life experience with incendiary bombs, which spray out droplets of magnesium at white-hot temperatures. The cruelty of this bomb is unimaginable, unbearable. It’s like white-hot metallic Napalm. We find this is quite a common past life fear, in both those who were in England and those in Germany, during World War II. Once this trauma is released and completed, magnesium can come through, and act in your behalf as a magnificent nutrient.
Dangers of Very Low Cholesterol
Premature aging, wrinkled skin, brain-fog, mental confusion, infertility, cellular permeability, testosterone shortage and early menopause, are symptoms of cholesterol that has fallen too low. Don’t let yourself buy into the low cholesterol hype! The newest information is that people with moderately high cholesterol are less likely to have Alzheimers, and will live longer and stay younger-looking than the folks with low cholesterol. You must have it for proper brain function. If you have very low cholesterol and you drive a car, you could make mistakes. You can't think clearly, and might do things like turn left on a red arrow, or go down a one-way street the wrong way. Ooops. Your inaccurate decisions could put you and others at risk.
Because of the consensus beliefs about cholesterol, the body-consciousness frequency that controls liver function sometimes gets the idea that you don’t want it to synthesize cholesterol. If so, it will obey your fear-pictures, and it won’t make enough. If you are living on a fat-free diet and seriously avoiding cholesterol, you can end up with a serious hormone shortage and synaptic deficiency in the brain.
If your bile supply is abundant, (and if it’s not, you can change that!) let yourself relax with butter and more fatty foods. Even though it sounds silly, ask your liver, out loud, to please make appropriate amounts of cholesterol! If you ask it to, it will. Eating a moderately high fat/high cholesterol diet won’t raise the cholesterol in the least, if your regulating systems (the B-vitamins and Omega 3 oils) are working well.
Whole eggs can’t raise cholesterol because egg yokes have choline and biotin in them. These vitamons are sufficiently abundant to regulate all the cholesterol that is in the eggs. The yoke is where the nutrients are. You’re not doing yourself a favor to throw away the yokes. You can eat thirty egg yokes in a day and you wouldn't be able to raise your cholesterol in the least, because of their choline and biotin. So let go of that myth, and let yourself enjoy omlettes and hard-boiled egg salads, and fried eggs in butter with crispy bread crumbs. Organic bacon? Why not! Pork fat is a relatively soft fat, contains quite bit of omega 9, the same form of oil as olive oil.
Cholesterol is a fatty alcohol. It isn’t fat. It is not only required for the synthesis of all your sex hormones, bile salts, Vitamin D and adrenal hormones, it is required for the maintenance of cell walls all over the body. If you are a vegetarian you can use coconut oil to supplement the body’s natural need for healthy non-toxic saturated fat.
Polyunsaturated fats are less than optimal, as they can’t bring in the fat-soluble vitamins, and they have a tendency to create free radicals that can compromise the biochemistry of the entire body. The people who started the rumor that polyunsaturated fats were “heart healthy,” were people who were promoting corn oil and canola oil. Go figure. Thanks to this self-serving $$$ nonsense, saturated fats were suddenly demonized. Everybody started to believe that if you touched a piece of butter or took a bite of beef, or had organic bacon and eggs for breakfast, you’d keel over and drop dead within minutes. Oddly enough, people have been eating saturated fats for centuries. Heart attacks are a relatively recent phenomenon.
A corollary to our media-fed fat-fear, is the idea that skimmed milk is healthier than whole milk. The trouble with that theory is that skimmed milk doesn’t deliver the minerals and vitamins that are normally found in milk, since these nutrients depend upon the presence of butterfat to absorb them. Best to get whole milk, and better than using homogenized and pasteurized, see if you can find a good source of raw milk. If not, the organic milk is fine. And don’t put your baby on a low fat diet, kids need fats in order for their brains to develop. People even do that to their pets! Don’t.
On a low cholesterol diet, ideally the liver makes more to compensate, unless it is afraid to do it because of perceived “rules” from Head-quarters. You need to keep in mind that your belief system is the major player in your health. Knowing that, you can claim more self-empowerment and good health changes by focusing on best-case visualizations.
On a high cholesterol diet, the liver will make correspondingly less, in order to keep the level accurately tuned to your body’s requirements. If your B-vitamins and essential fatty acids are available, and being properly assimilated, they will regulate it.
High cholesterol readings are not ideal, either, so don’t interpret these comments as an argument in favor of high cholesterol. We like to see the level at about 180 to 210. But high cholesterol, 250 and over, indicates that either cholesterol is being made incorrectly, or that the nutrients that are supposed to regulate it are not being utilized, or are not available. In this case it would imperative to trace these blockages, and sleuth out solutions that would help the cholesterol to be regulated safely and appropriately.
Considerations about Inflammation, and the CRP levels.
The issue to consider, in terms of heart risk, is not so much the “medically correct” levels, but whether the cholesterol sticks. It can be low, or high, and could still cling. The question is how much of it has been oxidized, as the oxidized molecules, and the cholesterol that is carried by very small carriers, are the ones that find their way into the artery linings. And, aside from that, the level of general blood inflammation, the CRP, is known to be a very important clue about arterial risk.
Inflammation in the arteries seems to be a big factor in allowing the particles that cause problems to attach to the epithelium. The test numbers you can get for that won’t tell you why there is inflammation or what to do. Your blood panel read-out will probably say that a high reading of CRP isn’t necessarily a marker directly involving the arteries, just that it could be. Even so, if it is high, it is considered to be an important risk marker of some kind. It is unrelated to the level of cholesterol.
If my client showed me her blood-work and I saw that the CRP was high, I would ask what is causing the inflammation. Is it due to a blood parasite or a blood mycoplasma? If so, check for the remedies that would address that. Maybe there is a systemic fungus. If not, then I’d ask the body to show me the site of the inflammation, and I’d work with it there. I would certainly ask the arteries if they were experiencing inflammation in their linings. If they said yes, I’d ask about the presence of NO, suggest arginine if it were indicated, and check with all medications to see how these would work together.
Certainly it would be essential to ask about the homocysteine level and a possible soy allergy, and resolve that issue. I can’t give an easy formula for what to do for this. It is fairly complex, and depends entirely upon what the client needs. But those are the questions that would be useful to ask.
The Effects of Homocysteine and Free Radicals
Cholesterol is dangerous when it sticks to the epithelium of the coronary arteries, or the carotids, femorals, or other arteries. It gathers in these arteries as plaque, along with a lot of other material that also contributes----calcium is there, blood platelets are there--cholesterol isn’t the only one, but it is important to know that this group can create a lethal combination.
If plaque gathers in the carotids, it can diminish brain oxygen and cause brain fog, mental confusion, even dementia. In the femorals, it creates circulatory insufficiency, and sets up peeling skin lesions, muscle cramps, cold toes, and allows infections to settle into the tissues that are very slow to heal. This often comes up with diabetes, but sometimes it just comes up without that. (Check to see if the leg is out of date, or if it belongs to someone else.) If plaque deposits in the coronaries, it can cause the heart to stop. Cholesterol may be wonderful stuff, but keep an eye on it.
On the other hand, cholesterol is unlikely to cling to the linings of arteries if four major issues can be addressed:
1. A deficiency of NO, nitric oxide,
2. Oxidation damage by free radicals,
3. Homocysteine has risen to toxic levels.
4. Magnesium is deficient.
Below you will see the methionine cascade. In the presence of a wheat allergy or a meat allergy, this cascade becomes blocked at the first transition, deflected by a compromised enzyme that should have allowed methionine to go to S-Adenosyl Methionine. Once this happens, a metabolite called met-enkephalin will be formed, and this is an opiate that enters the beta cells of the pancreas, first setting up hypoglycemia, and later diabetes. If wheat and/or meat are allergies, they can be resolved. Then met-enkephalin will disappear, and the cascade can usually proceed all the way to homocysteine.
Other enzyme blockages along the way occasionally appear, but these are likely be caused by exposures to environmental toxins that could easily be detoxified, so this doesn’t present as complicated a situation as an allergy does.
To discuss the homocysteine hazards for a moment, let’s take a look at the methionine cascade, and see what’s happening.
Homocysteine is a transient metabolite of the amino acid methionine. It can build up to toxic levels if the transition to the next metabolite, cystathionine, becomes inhibited. In order for homocysteine to make the next move, the enzyme needs a combination of phosphorylated B6 and the amino acid serine. Serine synthesis is limited by the effects of a soy allergy.
Homocysteine can go back and become methionine again, if there is extra B12 available. This lowers it, certainly, but it will still cycle back to hit the same brick wall in the cascade, and will not be able to complete the sequence that could have brought about the necessary amino acid, cysteine. For homocysteine to go forward along the pathway to completion, serine and phosphorylated B6 are required.
When there is a soy allergy, the amino acid threonine will be diverted. The enzyme that makes the next shift, threonine aldolase, is impaired by a toxic chemical formed in response to a soy allergy. Then glycine and serine cannot be synthesized adequately. The effect of a soy allergy enters the methionine pathway where homocysteine needs to proceed to cystathionine.
If threonine can synthesize glycine and serine, and if B6 can be phosphorylated to Pyr-5-P, then cystathionine can be made. The pathway can be completed. It will go down to cysteine, and from there, given a little vanadium, taurine can be synthesized.
If this route is not accessible, homocysteine will either build up to toxic levels or will keep going in circles, returning to methionine repeatedly, but never able to complete the cysteine synthesis.
Without cysteine, you can’t make a proper insulin molecule, and you won’t be able to make enough taurine to protect your heart or your limbic brain. Your hair would get dry and frowsy, and you could develop word-retrieval problems, number reversals, and have a hard time concentrating without being distracted easily. Best let go of the soy allergy, and let the entire cascade move ahead freely.
How to resolve this: Release the emotional stuff around wheat allergy, meat allergy, and soy allergy, and make sure that there is an adequate intake of vitamin C, E, trace minerals, and antioxidants.
Risk to the coronary arteries occurs when an artery lining sustains a small tear, due to the action of free radicals or high homocysteine. Platelets gather to help fix the wound, and cholesterol drops out of its low density carrier and clings to the platelets. (This is why LDL is called “bad,” and surely this action is unfavorable.) Calcium comes by next, and because it has the opposite charge, it clings to the cholesterol. Plaque is developing.
There is only a marginal correlation between high cholesterol and heart failure, and a fat-free diet does not protect you. People with low cholesterol can have arterial plaque too. It’s not a matter of exercise, either. Sometimes strong athletes drop dead of coronary occlusion even as they are working out or running to stay in shape. (And, sometimes this happens if there is aspartame in their electrolyte drinks, it might have nothing to do with coronary stuff, or cholesterol stuff.)
You can take Vitamin C, E, arginine and anti-oxidants to help to prevent arterial damage. This substantially lowers your risk. If the cholesterol is too high, better assimilation of B-vitamins, and Omega 3 oils, and lecithin, will also lower the cholesterol levels. Additional magnesium will keep the arteries relaxed so they won’t seize up.
Cadmium and Nickel can tighten the artery walls too, so check for that and give Metalotox from Molecular Biologics, if necessary. Biotin, niacin, B6, choline, inositol and other B-vitamins will help to regulate it. The best possible prevention is to resolve the soy allergy that maintains high homocysteine, and be sure that you are assimilating and utilizing your B-vites. These glitches can be changed if you find the age, identify the feelings, locate the meridians, trace them, and release the negative emotional association that soy is carrying, or that some of the B-vites may be carrying.
This should provide some useful ways to handle issues that come up around cholesterol and plaque. As you can see, there certainly are hazards. People who hold these fears do have a strong biochemical and medical basis for their fears.
Some of it may be about the current mythological hype, but maybe there’s more to it. Your job, if you are the client, is to look at this, and figure out what you need to do for yourself. Your job, if you are the nutritional/vibrational consultant, is to listen carefully and not discount the fears that your client expresses. He may have a hunch that is important, without being able to perceive it consciously. Check everything very carefully, check with your intuitive hits, and intervene in ways that the client’s body-consciousness suggests.
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