As we covered in the previous blog article, cholesterol is not inherently bad. In fact, our bodies make cholesterol because they need it to function. Cholesterol is responsible for the cell signaling of the membranes — it also acts as the building block to all of our hormones. Unfortunately, most conventional doctors tend to only run the four basic blood tests: total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. These tests are helpful to a certain extent but do not provide the entire lipid picture. For conventional doctors to run a financially viable business, they will likely prescribe a cholesterol medication for those who have numbers that are not optimal as many get kickbacks for doing so.
Here’s the problem — cholesterol medication does not address all the issues, because cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States and worldwide.