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Cholesterol...The Thief Of Our Loved Ones

Aug 17, 2007
Cholesterol is a serious issue among Americans. Thirteen million Americans will contend with high cholesterol this year.

You should monitor your cholesterol levels on a consistent basis because you would never know whether your levels are high or low.

Research has confirmed the undeniable relationship between cholesterol and heart disease. Studies have also verified the fact that too much LDL cholesterol leads to heart attack and stroke.

It must be conceded though that there are many causes of heart disease. However it is abundantly clear that when your LDL is high so is your risk for heart attack or stroke.

In America a loved one dies every 34 seconds from cholesterol and its effects. There are no symptoms. Cholesterol is initially a silent friend who over time turns into an enemy.

What we have to remember is that all cholesterol is not bad. In fact our bodies need it in certain amounts to carry out various functions. Our problems arise when we have high cholesterol levels. Additionally, too much of the wrong type can be fatal.

The build up of cholesterol ushers us into heart disease. Thats the real danger that over one million Americans will come face to face with every year. I say Americans but many developed countries face the same silent killer.

It slowly but silently works on us from the inside out. First being our friend. Then time progresses and we abuse our bodies. Then cholesterol (bad) silently starts to become our enemy.

The only way that bad cholesterol enters our body is through our mouths. Yes bad cholesterol comes to us by way of our diet choices. Plant based products do not contain cholesterol. Animal based products do. Can you see what this means?

Every disease that has anything to do with bad cholesterol is preventable. Each disease is within your power to avoid. The silent killer is invited in through our mouths.

This is ironic. Sometimes the things we say (mouth) can destroy another person. However the things we eat (mouth) can destroy us.

You are what you eat. If you did not eat then how would you grow? If you did not eat you would die. You are what you eat. How else could you have gotten as big as you are? Your life depends on what you do and do not know about cholesterol.

The most horrible aspect of high cholesterol and early death is that they are preventable. Our precious loved one should not have died so soon. Many people say that it was their time to die. That is not true in every instance.

When you continually drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, neglect to exercise, eat all kinds of junk and fast food you are setting yourself up for problems. They may not come at the time you are enjoying your vices but come they will.

Our wonderful bodies do not forget. They are very forgiving, but some of the damage we inflict on ourselves through diet is pure punishment. When the time comes to pay the piper many cry out why me? But take a look back down memory lane.

It is your body that now remembers the beating it took. I always ask this piercing question. If you destroy your body, where else are you going to live?
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