High cholesterol may have muscle building effects. This little ditty has literally made me flop back into my chair in exasperation.
I criticize the medicos a great deal in this blog. And rightfully so. Their cannot-see-the-forest-for-the-trees’-leaves approach to knowledge simply drives me batty. And this little cholesterol study, seemingly accidentally, published by some exercise-directed medicos brings everything to a point.
It is all very nostalgic. I went back down memory lane and flipped through piles of old clippings dating back to 1992. Such things as Rachel’s Hazardous Waste News #364 where dioxin and PCBs are linked to endometriosis. Or Supreme Court of Canada decides that Canadians have a right to a copy of their medical records and an informative explanation of the contents therein. Nothing really has been done, has it? Polychlorinated hormone mimicking compounds abound, and though 100’s of millions have been spent on new-fangled medical management computer systems we still cannot look at our records or get costs of service.
For decades and decades and decades and decades we in the Alternative-health paradigm have been pointing out the hazards of trans (saturated) fats to the medicos who, in turn, were praising the toxic substance as a superior functionally-equivalent fat to a naturally occurring saturated fat. Of course, we all had access to the same original studies but monopoly interests always flooded the datasphere with their own bought-and-paid-for studies. The medico system is a monopoly and in a monopoly there is no truth save that of power.
Long, long ago it was explained to me that cholesterol was the body’s firefighter. When cardio-vascular tissue becomes damaged cholesterol is produced to repair it. All manner of different densities of cholesterol are produced because different densities are required for depth of muscle tissue penetration.
The cardio-vascular system is a muscle system. The heart and blood vessels are essentially three layers of bias-ply muscle … just like a radial tire and also similar to those big six-pack abdominal muscles or even the bowel. Cholesterol is deliberately produced by the body in response to vascular damage.
So what do the medicos say? Increased cholesterol correlates with increased vascular damage therefore cholesterol must be bad; lower it and the damage must lower, too. This is proven because healthy, damage-free people having lower levels of cholesterol. Piffle!
Healthy people do not need to produce as much muscle-repairing cholesterol. But consume those terrible trans fats and your vascular system will suffer. Hardened fats (trans fats) burn hotter and faster than natural fats. They may produce an energy curve outside of what the body is capable of handling. After all, trans fats for energy are unknown to the body through all of our evolution, and the shape of a trans fat has also never been seen. The specific fat-energy requirements of our heart and major blood vessels make these organs especially susceptible to trans fat burns or to membrane stress. So it makes no sense to stop the fire department from putting out fires. Indeed, one should concentrate on not lighting the fires in the first place.
It is well known that cholesterol plays a huge role in the building, repairing and maintenance of membranes, tissues and organs. Arbitrarily reducing a body’s cholesterol is a virtual guarantee of generalized physical degradation. Ever watched someone you love taking a cholesterol-reducing drug slowly disintegrate before your very eyes over the course of just a few years?
And now, hard on the heels after we hear that high cholesterol may in fact build our body and be good for us, a report comes out that every diabetic (both type I and type II) should be given cholesterol reducing drugs as a prophylactic! I am aghast. And I again have to seriously consider the ethical veracity of the medico monopoly. The willingness of medico authority to sanction wholesale drug use over improved public health is no less than a crime against humanity.
Break the medico monopoly. Only through competing thought can ideas be vetted properly in the pursuit of truth. People who live in the forest and observe the forest have as great or greater value of input than those who simple immerse themselves in studying the trees' leaves.