Well Hallelujah, western medicine is coming around to the truth. One of my experts from the Missing Midlife Manual series, Nora Gedgaudas, send me this link in support of one of her teachings, (and mine) that cholesterol in food is not the devil and cholesterol lowering is not the health panacea we are led to believe.
In last week’s issue of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice they reviewed a large Norwegian study that was done to test the validity of the cholesterol is bad theory. (That’s my language and the short version of what they called it.)
Here is Nora’s synopsis: “the new Norwegian cholesterol study (involving 52,087 individuals) just released that shows that so-called “elevated” cholesterol in women is not only NOT associated with any enhanced risk of cardiovascular disease whatsoever but that it is literally a longevity marker!”
Statins anyone? Of course there are thousands of people including health professionals, drug manufacturers, huge organizations with ties to said drug companies, and your relatives who will tell you it’s not true. Or that it’s not the right conclusion. Or even that it’s just one small study.
Truth is, it’s one of many studies and in terms of numbers of people to collect data from, it’s actually huge.
I will continue to update you on other studies as I find them. Meanwhile, have an whole egg, eat some meat, enjoy some organic butter on your oatmeal. It certainly won’t kill you and the truth is, it might just extend your life!