Is your cholesterol high enough?

LDL has been turned into such a villain that it's even called the "bad" cholesterol -- and that's led to some of the worst advice in modern medicine: lower it at all costs. But your body needs you to have normal LDL levels.

So let me set the record straight on this.

As I recently pointed out on my PBS television show, Natural Healing with Mark Stengler, normal LDL levels of cholesterol are absolutely critical to your health.

You'd die without it.

And while LDL levels certainly can be too high, the real problem I'm seeing these days is cholesterol levels that are too low -- especially in patients taking a statin drug given to them by a mainstream doctor.

Instead of thinking of LDL cholesterol as "bad," think of it as a cargo train running through your arteries, transporting fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D, K, and E as well as the CoQ10 that's so critical to your heart.

It doesn't matter how much of those vitamins you're getting from diet and supplements. If you don't have normal LDL levels, your body can't use them.

Does that sound "bad" to you?

Of course not.

Normal LDL levels are also critical to your immune system, which is why one major study found that the risk of fever, severe infections, and even blood cancer rises as LDL levels fall.

And in a recent study out of Japan, low LDL levels -- levels that fall within "healthy" mainstream guidelines -- actually increased the risk of death from cancer, pneumonia, heart disease, and more.

Low cholesterol can also lead to depression, anxiety, hormonal deficiencies, and more.

I know that flies in the face of everything you've heard from mainstream health authorities. But it's true -- and that's just the beginning.

There's so much more to tell you on this that I can't possibly fit it all in here, so I've made the cholesterol episode of my show available online here (click on the video titled "Natural Healing -- Cholesterol") , where you can watch it for free and learn:

  • How much cholesterol you really need
  • The right way to read a cholesterol test
  • The healthiest fats for increasing LDL levels
  • Natural ways to lower cholesterol if it is too high
  • ...and more!

While you're there, you can also watch other episodes of my show for free and check my schedule to find out when we're on the air in your community and what channels we're on.