The Bacon and Egg Cure for High Cholesterol
Is your cholesterol level “too high”?
By Dr. Myatt
We get calls and letters literally every day with questions about how to lower high cholesterol. The self-treatment stories we hear almost always include “I only eat good carbohydrates,” or “I almost never eat eggs.” To which we reply, “well no wonder your cholesterol is high!”
You see, what you have probably been told about how to lower cholesterol is completely backwards.
If it was correct, you’d be seeing big results in as little as a month.
If you’ve been on your cholesterol-avoidance diet for more than a month and haven’t seen dramatic improvements, then you have proof that you are on the wrong track.
Clearly, it’s time to try a new approach. Cholesterol levels don’t take that long to change.
I had a telephone follow-up with new patient Kim this week. She’s thrilled because the migraine headaches she originally contacted me about are gone.
Not reduced, but completely gone, no drugs needed.
As a side-effect, she’s lost 30 pounds and her once-high cholesterol levels have dropped like a rock, back into the normal range for the first time in many years.
It wasn’t an easy “sell” to convince her to eat this way, but now she’s an absolute missionary for The Myatt Diet. (You’ll learn more about the New Myatt Diet in upcoming HealthBeat Newsletters).
She also tells me that she’s amazed how her food cravings have completely disappeared, so she’s not missing her former junk food, including those “good carbs.”
If you’ve bought into the prevalent but misguided idea that avoiding cholesterol will lower your cholesterol, here’s a hot “biochemical tidbit”:
When you lower dietary cholesterol, your liver simply makes more.
Cholesterol comprises 80% of the cell wall of every cell in your body, so it’s a very valuable commodity indeed – fortunately, your liver knows how to make cholesterol even when you don’t eat it.
When you stop eating eggs, your liver detects a “cholesterol famine” and cranks out more of this life-giving fat. Your attempts to outsmart Mother Nature will fail. (You can’t get up early enough to fool Mama Nature)!
Low Cholesterol diets rarely work to lower cholesterol. Eating only “good carbs” rarely works to lower cholesterol (or blood sugar). “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”
Stop struggling with your cholesterol levels and go have some bacon eggs for breakfast!
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