As I research and see things following a pattern, it is more and more apparent that the body was designed to heal itself. The research that I am doing, and is ongoing, shows that higher LDL cholesterol levels are due to a lack of physiological and chemical level needs.
What I mean by that is that your body responds by trying to make more when your body runs low on critical hormones like testosterone, vitamin D, cortisol, adrenaline, and a host of other chemicals.
The basis for many of these critical chemicals in the body is cholesterol. Suppose you take the idea that the body is trying to regulate itself and create more of the chemicals it needs, and cholesterol is a precursor. In that case, it stands to reason that higher cholesterol levels are entirely a chemical deficiency issue and not from any other source. LDL levels drop when you add testosterone, D3, and adrenal supplementation.
When the body notices that the proper levels of the aforementioned chemicals are where it needs them, the liver stops producing cholesterol at high levels. I need your help with this, though.
If you have high cholesterol, please get your levels of testosterone and D3 checked. I am looking for the correlation between lower Testosterone levels under 500 in a man or 60 in a woman and lower D3 levels under 50 in either and higher LDL cholesterol.
It has been shown in research and my clinic that as we fix these two issues and clean the bile function, the LDL cholesterol levels drop. However, research in this area needs to be more extensive since the medical community has decided that statins are the only thing we should consider when seeing high cholesterol and not nutrient deficiencies.
For instance, taking a statin lowers LDL, which has a massive effect on D3 as your body makes D2, which is carried to the kidney on LDL cholesterol. With statins, research shows an increase in the production of D2 in the liver.
This is due to the body trying to get more D2 out to be converted to D3, but it can't due to the lack of LDL. Also, cholesterol is the backbone of all hormones. If your body needs more testosterone, it only stands to reason that it would create more cholesterol to make more testosterone.
This is why we often see LDL cholesterol levels drop with testosterone therapy. If you have higher cholesterol, please get your labs done and get back to me.
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