Monday, April 6, 2009

Evil Cholesterol? More On Raw Milk

Today we are going to talk about that evil word, cholesterol. It would appear that our bodies need cholesterol for several reasons, which I will get to in a moment. But it is interesting how the established, scientific, medical community has been preaching for years for all Americans to lower their cholesterol. The trouble is, Americans haven't just lowered it, they have eliminated it. Could this be one reason, of many, for Americans health problems? Let's take a look and see.

Raw milk contains about 3mg of cholesterol per gram, which is a fair amount. However, our bodies make much of what we need, and that amount fluctuates depending on what we eat. The more cholesterol you intake, the less your body makes, and vice-verse. The bottom line is that our bodies need it, so raw milk can be a good source of it.

The raw milk facts web site says, "Cholesterol is a protective/repair substance. A waxy plant steroid (often lumped in with the fats), our body uses it as a form of water-proofing, and as a building block for a number of key hormones."

It is perfectly natural to find it in our blood, liver, brain and every cell membrane, among other places. Someone said that blaming cholesterol for clogging arteries is like blaming the police for crimes because they are always at the scene. You can learn more here.

I will continue to read and share, as long as you care. (Nice rhyme-eh?)

Until next time...

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