We all hear these terms used so frequently but have you ever stopped to really think of what cholesterol is? How and why is it produced in the body? And for what function? Does cholesterol have one function, or does it have many functions? We so often hear people commenting on the fact that they have to “get their cholesterol lower”.
Let’s explore: Cholesterol is a member of the sterol family. It is found in foods and is also manufactured by the body. It is a fat, another term sometimes used for it is “lipid”. It is a substance, high in energy, wherein it supplies to the body its major supply of fuel for the body’s metabolic processes and energy levels. These lipids, when provided in abundance, are stored by the body in the fat storage containment areas.
While it is so essential to many body functions, it has also been implicated as a primary factor in heart and circulatory diseases. Without cholesterol (which is produced mainly in the liver) the body just wouldn’t function properly. It uses cholesterol to build cellular membranes; it aids in the digestive process and the body also produces a lot of the sex hormones with the cholesterol. It is distributed throughout the body via the bloodstream and more often than not, will form plaque which further tends to collect debris and plugs up the arteries and veins and could ultimately be responsible for the conditions that lead to heart disease.
There are basically two types of cholesterol, namely HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) – these are the “good” cholesterol, and LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) – and these are classed as the “bad” cholesterol.
HDL’s are dense molecules consisting of protein and fat. They circulate around in the bloodstream and remove excess cholesterol. As they rove throughout the body, they make chemistry “bondings” with other cholesterol-developing factors, and even certain cholesterol complexes that have already developed and delivered and then transport them back to the liver and sends them through a “salvaging/recycling” process.
It has been observed that people with higher HDL levels run a much lesser risk of heart or cardiovascular diseases because the high HDL levels are able to clear the cholesterol so much more effectively from the blood. With high concentrations of HDL, the atherosclerosis process that usually is responsible for heart attacks is essentially reversed. So, a person’s goal should be to have a higher level of HDL than LDL.
LDL’s result when one consumes a lot of the commercially processed animal fats and sugars and alcohol. It is when we have high levels of LDL that we run the risk of cardiovascular challenges and heart attacks.
LDL’s are that type of cholesterol-fat that the body is quite unable to use and it is this that usually ends up as plaque in the arteries and veins. Even though we may consume a large amount of fats in our diets, our body still does produce its own natural cholesterol. How and why does it do this?
Consider this: The DNA blueprint is, in essence, the library of the human body wherein you have recorded the electro-magnetic energy signature of every chemical, acid and elemental factor that your body is made up of. I liken the immune system to that of a carpenter when he or she is building a house. They need to always refer to the blueprint, do they not? The immune system is no different. Every time it needs to effect repair in the system and to generate good healthy tissue, it has to very quickly scan certain areas of the blueprint. We, like our fingerprints that are so individually unique, have specific frequency requirements. When your body needs to produce its own natural cholesterol, it will produce it to your own specific requirements. Would my specific cholesterol requirements be the same as yours? Methinks not!!
Take vitamins, for example. There is really no such thing as a vitamin (per se) in a food. Often, you’ll read in a book: Eat an orange – it’s high in Vitamin C. That in itself is a misnomer. Let’s say I split an orange down the middle. You eat half and I eat the other half. Here’s the process: Our bodies, if we have them working properly, of course, will break down that orange into its isolated chemical constituents and then re-synthesize them into that energy-nutrient structure that we’ve come to call “Vitamin C”.
How does the body do that? Again, the immune system will very quickly scan the DNA blueprint for the frequency signature requirements and then go about producing that energy nutrient structure needed by the body.
So, does it make sense to walk into a store and see 10-12 different brands of Vitamin C and expect to get good from them all? Methinks not!! I’m not expressing that those products are not effective. It does go without saying, however, that a lot of them are there more for their commercial value than their nutritional value. We live in a culture wherein a large segment of the health food industry would have us believe that we can find health and well being in the form of a capsule or pill.
But that’s not it at all. We need to keep the body clean internally. And that’s not really a difficult thing to do. When our bodies are clean on the inside, they will most likely be running like a good automobile engine with clean oil.
You know where I’m going with this. When we consume CANAID Herbal Supplement especially, it is so chock-full of nutrients and cleansing factors for the arteries and veins (and all highly organic in nature), that they make it so much easier for the body to produce proper levels of natural cholesterol and to help the body to keep the bloodstream plaque free. We would be remiss not to use it.
Am I saying that to merely consume these YU-CCAN products is a guarantee that we are going to have good health? Of course not! We also need to fortify ourselves with balanced and less stressed lifestyles. Homeostasis simply means every organ in the body working together to bring about a smooth flow of energy throughout the body that will result in good health and well-being.
As a science, we still know so little about the body, but we are also learning more and more about ourselves. Not that much is yet known about the intricacies of cholesterol. Cholesterol has become such an oft-heard word that we use complacently while understanding so little about it.
The body understands simplicity and we have so much at our disposal, that which is simplicity in itself.
Hope this helps a bit and I welcome your questions and comments.