You can go to work on an egg

The doctor almost gets it….then misses. He is of course correct in saying that dietary cholesterol does not increase the levels of cholesterol in the blood, so eating eggs, especially pastured eggs are a great idea. Perfectly safe and nutritious to eat. But he misses the mark by then talking about reducing blood cholesterol levels. This obsession with reducing cholesterol is yet one more problem with they way we look at health. Cholesterol is a health promoting substance. It is a critical component of cell membranes, the precursor to all steroid hormones, a precursor to Vitamin D and the limiting factor that brain cells need to make connections with one another called synapses, making it essential to learning and memory. 

They are a nutrient dense, high protein, portion-controlled food and while they do contain cholesterol they are low in the saturated fatty acids that are the true culprits for raising blood cholesterol levels. Recent unpublished research also …

You actually don’t want low cholesterol levels. I’ve read one doctor who said that he doesn’t want his level to fall below 200 and that even approaching 300 is okay.

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