Cholesterol is a Sugar Problem NOT a Fat Problem

Fat or Sugar
Fat or Sugar

Dr. James Lee of Austin Chiropractic has been working with both overweight and diabetic patients for over 20 years.

The topic of Cholesterol and how “bad” it is has been a very confusing issue for a long time. Over 60 years ago the medical profession promoted that cholesterol is the main cause of heart disease. The first mistake they made was the miscalculation that the high cholesterol in our blood must be coming from the amounts we eat, they blamed it on our diet. Therefore, if we can cut the fat out then we can end heart disease. So then there was the big introduction of “low fat and no fat” foods, and in order to maintain the flavor they replace the fat with sugar. Lots of it!

Now here we are 60 years later and Heart Disease has gotten worse.

Cholesterol is not the problem and it is now bad for you, sugar is the problem.

“All cholesterol in our blood is made by our body, by the liver specifically. At different times of the day depending on different factors the cholesterol in our blood might only have a 10-25% influence by our diet. The liver makes the vast majority of our cholesterol from sugar. Cholesterol is a vital nutrient needed in every cell of our body, from sugar.”

                                                                        Dr. James Lee, Austin Chiropractic

False Statements:

“Reducing saturated fat to less than 10 percent of calories will help you lower your blood cholesterol level,”

The truth is the exact opposite, the more saturated fat in your diet, the lower your blood cholesterol.

A Study from the Archives of Internal Medicine,

“I can only imagine how many people followed our government’s dietary recommendations right to the emergency room, or even worse, to their early graves. Many people today are doing what they are told, believing they are doing the right thing for themselves, their children and follow these out-dated, never proven accurate, now shown false suggestions as to how to eat to be healthy. It makes me wonder just how many other government theories out there are incorrect, I mean if they can miss completely with heart disease, the number one killer in the US according to them, then how can we expect them to be even close of the rest? How can we be expected to listen to them and live our lives according to their standards? My suggestion is we should not. We must define our own standards.”

                                                            Dr. Don Clum

D your own research and search for information outside of the government health box or your traditional MD’s waiting room. If you need help contact our office.

Dr. James Lee, Austin Chiropractic