5 causes of High Cholesterol

Of the 5 causes of high cholesterol, some you can do something about. Others you will be told you cannot. That may not be totally true.

First consider the ones you cannot control, supposedly.

Five Causes of High Cholesterol: Primary Causes

Family history or Genetics

Age

Sex

Your Physical Activity

Body Composition

Although you cannot choose the family you were born into, you can make choices that affect your health. Boosting glutathione has been shown to repair genes in some instances.

In rare instances, high cholesterol is an inherited problem called a lipid disorder. It changes the way our body handles cholesterol. Those with lipid disorders may have total cholesterol levels over 250 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).

Like wise, with aging, boosting your glutathione and other dietary changes can produce age management or anti-aging effects. In effect, you can prolong your aging.

Sex, well this cannot be changed. However, knowing the differences and needs of the body allow for dietary and supplement considerations that can help.

Hormones produced by women for instance, provide a natural boost in their good HDL cholesterol from their hormones until they reach menopause. After menopause, supplements can help maintain higher HDL cholesterol levels.

Although there are a number of excellent supplements that will help you decrease your cholesterol levels, as stated earlier, it is more important that the correct sub types of cholesterol be maintained in a proper ratio.

The only supplement that has been researched on the sub types of cholesterol would be the glutathione boosting forms of cysteine.

Of the high cholesterol and causes, there are 5 causes of high cholesterol that you can take action to control.

5 Causes of High Cholesterol: Secondary Causes

Your Hydration Habits

How well you hydrate or more precisely, how well you maintain fluid and electrolyte balance can determine your cholesterol. By using the number one protocol in hospitals world wide, you can not only bring your cholesterol down to safe levels, you can also lose weight without exercise or diet. The hospital protocol is a saline IV. The oral version of that is called Water Cures Protocol

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Your Activity Levels

Regular exercise reduces total blood cholesterol and lowers the bad LDL cholesterol. It also helps the body produce the good HDL cholesterol.

This likewise helps with stress management.

Stress causes some to eat comfort foods, often times ones high in refined sugars and corn starches, drink alcohol or smoke. Managing stress is essential. Stress is good, if it is managed properly.

Do you know the very best exercise you can do? The answer is simple. What ever you will do. Of the 5 causes of high cholesterol, this may b one of the most difficult to take charge of.

Body Weight

Excess weight increases LDL or the bad cholesterol levels in your body.

Being overweight contributes to rising blood cholesterol levels. Fortunately, changes to lower cholesterol levels will also help control your weight, a win, win benefit.

Excess weight tends to increase you LDL (bad) cholesterol level. This level is only half of the picture. There is considerable research on the APOB being a better indicator of heart disease risk than total cholesterol or LDL. New research shows that LDL levels only provide information on a marginal risk for heart disease.

Note: If we lower LDL we risk raising apo B and lowering HDL which protects us from heart disease. But wait, is this the opposite of what the experts have been telling us to do? Of the 5 causes of high cholesterol, this is one that is especially important.

Also, if our LDL is low (LDL <130) but it consists of small, dense LDL particles, then there is a higher risk of heart disease. More on this later.

Any way we choose to look at it, losing weight is good for health in numerous ways. In your life experience you already know this. How many really old fat men have you known in your life? Those who live to a really old are rarely obese.

Weight loss helps your body to decrease LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

It also helps the body raise HDL or the good cholesterol levels.

Your Diet

The foods we eat play an important role in our cholesterol levels.

However, this information will differ from most other information you will read.

Most of the information you will read will tell you that high fat, high cholesterol diets are the cause of the heart disease epidemic. Yet most people who end up at the hospital with a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels.

To further complicate things, some cultures that only eat animal fat, such as the Eskimos of Greenland rarely if ever get heart disease. This is true of several cultures that eat diets of mostly meat.

Next consider the introduction of Trans Fats and refined sugar into the US diet. Prior to the 1920’s, eggs, bacon, butter and lard were part of the diet. Yet heart disease was rare.

It seems that there was a correlation with processed vegetable oil (called Trans Fats) which were introduced around this time. Additionally, refined sugar was introduced to the American diet.

The refined sugar needed less energy to be digested. This resulted in increased insulin levels. The increased insulin levels lead to insulin resistance, obesity and diabetes. More importantly, it activated an enzyme that causes chronic inflammation in the body. When this inflammation attacks the lining of the arteries, it is prepared to accept any build up of unwanted substances.

You see, your blood vessels have a teflon like coating on the inside. Only inflammation can make them allow anything to stick.

Then the next shoe dropped. The introduction of various neurotoxins like MSG, fluoride and others were added to the diet of many Americans.

If this enzyme attacks joints, you get arthritis.

Although cholesterol is part of atherosclerotic plaque it is not the cause. It is only a deposit that the body uses to repair the damage from the inflammation. We actually need cholesterol to survive. With out it you could experience blood sugar problems, edema, mineral deficiencies, chronic inflammation, and difficulty in healing, allergies, asthma, reduced libido, infertility and numerous reproductive problems.

Some drugs actually increase cholesterol, including statins, which can inadvertently increase the wrong type of good or bad. Read the latest information on this. Some medicines raise triglyceride levels and lower HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Included in this list is thiazide diuretics, beta-blockers, estrogen, and corticosteroids.

What about Statin drugs? How do drugs fit into causes of high cholesterol? In a percentage of cases, they could actually do more harm than good.

There is one simple dietary consideration that will help you mindlessly lower your cholesterol levels.
How Do You Lower Cholesterol? will show you how to use unprocessed sea salt and drinking more water can help lower your cholesterol.

Your Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol is "good" because it increases HDL cholesterol (the good one). However, it does not decrease the bad or HDL cholesterol. Plus, drinking too much alcohol damages the liver and heart muscle, leads to high blood pressure and raises triglyceride levels.

The net result of alcohol is more damage done than good. Avoid it as much as you can.

However, if you do drink, not more than two beers a day or not more than one drink. Additionally, if you enjoy a drink for three days in a row, make at least two days alcohol free.

Quitting Smoking

Smoking is hard on the good HDL cholesterol. It also is a causative factor in 1/5th of all heart disease deaths annually.

There are basically 5 causes of high cholesterol that are considered the primary and secondary.

Some Diseases

Some diseases may cause or lead to high cholesterol. Included are diabetes or other metabolic disorders, hypothyroidism, chronic kidney disease, other kidney problems, or cirrhosis of the liver.

How Can You Lower Your Cholesterol Now?

There are several simple ways to lower your cholesterol. The real question, rather than lowering the cholesterol, what is causing the elevaton and how can that be fixed>

Tips to Reduce Cholesterol

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