Low cholesterol – the link to Parkinson’s
Numerous studies cite low LDL cholesterol levels as being associated with Parkinson’s Disease. One study, from the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, published in 2006 in the American Journal of Epidemiology put it like this:
“Higher serum levels of total cholesterol were associated with a significantly decreased risk of Parkinson’s disease.”
Other studies link low cholesterol to low cognition, poor memory function and depression, too. These are all symptoms associated with Parkinson’s.
Cholesterol is vital to brain health!
Our brains need cholesterol to thrive as cholesterol is a critical brain nutrient, essential for the multiple functions of neurons. With standard healthcare advice recommending diets with low cholesterol, and doctors prescribing statins to lower cholesterol levels, many of us are restricting our brain’s access to vital cholesterol.
Aren’t high levels of cholesterol bad for us?
Research shows that cholesterol levels have no impact upon heart disease, and that a lowering of cholesterol levels does not reduce the likelihood of heart attacks.
Adopting a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, as recommended by healthcare professionals, is shown to have an injurious impact upon health. Just witness the rising rates of chronic illness since this advice was first imparted. The incidence of obesity, diabetes, asthma, Alzheimer’s etc have all soared.
Are doctors calling it wrong?
Well, the research says that they’re calling it wrong and the low-fat diet they recommend is actually contradictory to the one to which our bodies are most suited and which we followed until published guidelines were issued 40 years ago.
Many enlightened doctors are now calling for the high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet as the best way forward.
Swedish Government re-introduces high fat, low carb diet
The Swedish health authorities are now actively promoting the ‘high-fat, low-carb’ diet as the right one for their population.