Cholesterol today is a household word. It has been deemed the root cause for just about every case of heart disease in the last 2 decades. Nearly everyone today is ‘cholesterol fearing’ and vilify it completely ignorant to the fact that without it, they would just not be! Worse still, the half-baked knowledge about Cholesterol has been instrumental in demonizing a variety of foods. “Bacon and eggs anyone?”
The result was that the Western developed world made radical changes to their diets by cutting out butter, red meats, animal fats, eggs and replacing them with more processed grains, more vegetable oils, and more high-fructose corn syrup, all of which are nutritional disasters. This “low fat diet” became the cause for the epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes in the modern world both of which lead to increased inflammation in the blood vessels and therefore cholesterol increase in the body.
Whilst this article does show that cholesterol isn’t the cause of “bodily evil” it is an extremely helpful indicator of what is going on within and must be taken into account to change one’s lifestyle. Simply put, one needs to be aware of what are the risk factors and take measures accordingly. If your calorie intake exceeds that which you burn then fat and weight gain is inevitable and obesity in turn is the root cause of infinite health disorders and diseases. You should :
5) NOT overindulge in processed meats and foods
6) Stop smoking and cut back on the alcohol
Last but not least, try not to let life get to you because believe it or not, the more stressed you are, the more your cholesterol levels skyrocket. Mental stress causes inflammation of the nervous system. So breathe, meditate, take time off from work and travel for your soul … we here like to call it RYE ;-)
Juggling many roles from physician to writer to pilates instructor to Marketing-PR executive, Dr. Daamini is constantly pushed and inspired to get creative on how to encompass a Retreat into her daily life.