Nutrition World will be holding their monthly blood work on Thursday May 15 from 10am to 12pm and will be offering lipid cholesterol panel testing for the incredible low price of $25.00! Please fast before coming and the lab also offers all other requested tests for highly discounted prices. Vitamin D is very important to know for long term health and the price is only $35.00 for this one.
Ed Jones, Owner of Nutrition World, writes:
The one most important method for preserving our health in my opinion is “being informed”. The lack of accurate information in treating and preventing disease is epidemic. Healthcare in many cases now has as its priority selling you something instead of offering honest safe options. One such topic is in the area of cholesterol.
Every day thousands of people are put on a “statin drug” in order to meet the guidelines that are set by the boards. A debate is raging however as to the safety and even the need to lower cholesterol to the new standards. Many physicians such as Dr Mercola, Dr Graveline, Dr Sinatra and hundreds of others are very vocal about the confusion surrounding the benefit of lowering cholesterol and secondly the sometimes horrific side effects of statin drugs to many patients.
Cholesterol has been labeled a bad guy for decades based on research that was done many years ago on rabbits that showed increasing plaque formation as they increased their cholesterol levels. The truth however is that rabbits do not metabolize fats as humans and since rabbits are mainly vegetarian by nature, the study had no relevance to us. So often in health the very first study that is presented becomes the gold standard for decades and that is very true in this case.
Cholesterol facts are that 75% of it is produced by the liver and 25% is obtained by foods. This soft, waxy substance is essential for the production of:
1. Cell membranes
3. Bile acids for fat metabolism
4. Vitamin D
Dr Mercola in his newsletter titled, How to Make Sense of Your Cholesterol Levels, stated the following: Having elevated levels of cholesterol (unless you have a genetic defect) is not a disease that requires statins, yet millions are taking them. 900 studies document the adverse effects of statin drugs. Cholesterol should not be feared but rather the key is to understand how to stay within an optimal range by viewing the infographic at the bottom of this page:
To learn more about cholesterol, statins and other options, log onto Dr Mercola article at http://www.mercola.com/infographics/cholesterol-levels.htm