April Crowell Dipl.ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN
Cholesterol can be a confusing topic.
It’s a hot topic in media and books–and with good reason. The Center For Disease Control estimates that 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. That’s a big red flag in the healthcare field as high cholesterol is linked with heart disease and increased risk of stroke.
What is cholesterol?
First, let’s be clear–cholesterol is essential to life. A fatty substance that is made in the liver, cholesterol is vital for proper brain and nerve functioning and the proper creation of sex and adrenal hormones. Cholesterol is used to make vitamin D and bile, which breaks down other fats–and it is found in every cell of our body. So if your mindset has been to kill or get rid of cholesterol, drop it. We need it to survive, we just need to regulate it.