As fate would have it, one of the most important chemicals in human physiology to sustain life is cholesterol. Yes, this is the same cholesterol that has been so vilified over the past several decades as being the cause of everything from heart disease to global warming.
Let’s take a step back and embrace the understanding of the critical role of cholesterol in keeping you healthy:
- Cholesterol is a fundamental component of every cell membrane in the human body including brain cells.
- Cholesterol is the raw material from which your body is able to manufacture vitamin D in the sunshine.
- Cholesterol is a brain antioxidant – protecting brain cells against the ravages of free radicals.
- Cholesterol is the raw material from which we manufacture the sex hormones including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and even cortisol as well.
So it comes as no surprise that an extensive study of 3572 adults demonstrated that in those whose had the lowest levels of life sustaining cholesterol, the risk of mortality during the 20 year study was increased by an incredible 65%! This is what peer-reviewed science is telling us, and we must listen to these findings.