I Could Use Some Help On Lowering My Cholesterol

Discussion in 'Cholesterol' started by mamaherrera, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Queequeg

    Queequeg Member

    Sep 15, 2016
    The problem with high cholesterol foods is that we dont normally eat them raw. A significant amount of the cholesterol is oxidized when cooked. So raw eggs may be fine but omelettes and scrambled eggs are a problem. The same is true for pasteurized whole or 2% fat milk. Here skim milk would be a better choice.

    "Around 1971, someone noticed that the commercial cholesterol being used in feeding experiments was oxidized, that is, it wasn't really cholesterol. Comparing carefully prepared, unoxidized cholesterol with the oxidized degraded material, it was found that dietary cholesterol wasn't necessarily atherogenic (Vine, et al., 1998).

    Dietitians often recommend eating poached salmon, rather than "red meat," to lower cholesterol. Experimenters have measured the toxic oxidized cholesterol in different foods prepared in a variety of ways. Steaming salmon produced several times as much oxidized cholesterol as frying it, because of the longer cooking time that allowed the polyunsaturated fatty acids to break down, producing toxins such as acrolein and free radicals that oxidize the cholesterol and other components of the fish. The toxic cholesterol content of the steamed salmon was much higher than that of beef cooked at a high temperature. " RP
  2. schultz

    schultz Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    According to Ray, taking T3 can lower your cholesterol pretty quickly.

    Supplementing thyroid and/or improving your thyroid function will help protect against atherosclerosis. Broda Barnes talked about this quite a bit. You can read his book "Solved: The Riddle of Heart Attacks". I especially love this classic quote from the book...

    "Everyone should have the privilege of playing Russian Roulette if it is desired, but it is only fair to have the warning that with the use of polyunsaturated fats the gun probably contains live ammunition." - Broda Barnes

    Ray's two latest newsletters are both on Cholesterol and he shares a lot of evidence showing how PUFA is largely responsible for the derangement of the cholesterol system in the body.

    It's not cholesterol that's the problem but the formation of cholesterol esters.

    "After the age of 40, the cholesterol esters become the main component of the lipids of blood vessels (Smith, 1974). The accumulation generally increases with age in other tissues, and the proportion seems to correlate with loss of function in viral disease and cancer as well as in aging. An increase of the esterification rate in the serum is a predictor of heart disease and sudden death (Tanaka, et al., 2013)" - Ray Peat - Cholesterol in Context Part II: A Formative Medium

    "The enzyme responsible for the harmful ester formation is activated by highly polyunsaturated fatty acids (Johnson et al., 1983)." - Ray Peat - Cholesterol in Context Part II: A Formative Medium

    He mentions progesterone prevents the formation of cholesterol esters (as well as lidocaine apparently). There is a lot of good information in these two newsletters.