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The cholesterol myth

Postby Alex123 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:49 am

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby pilgrim » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:37 am

So what causes atherosclerosis or heart attacks?


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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby Alex123 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:41 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:37 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby Alex123 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:48 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: The cholesterol myth

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:17 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The cholesterol myth

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby Alex123 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:01 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby Alex123 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:43 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: The cholesterol myth

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby Mr Man » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:38 am

So this is nonsense? http://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/cond ... terol.aspx

It seems that for every medical condition (and medication) we can find differing viewpoints. Our research normally takes us to views which match our own ideas/hopes/opinions.

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:49 am

Peanut butter is bad for you, studies say.
Peanut butter is great for you, studies say.
Eggs are bad for you, studies say.
No, eggs are GOOD for you, studies say.
Soy gives you moobs, according to UK scientists.
No it doesn't, University of Sydney says.


In my lifetime I've heard so many conflicting dietary "studies" I've come to think the nutritional field is more voodoo than science.

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby Alex123 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:04 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby Alex123 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:15 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:29 pm

The magic word is CHOLINE. :P this is the nutrient found in cholesterol that promotes serotonin production/reuptake and neuron efficiency in the brain, kidney function, cell membrane vitality and liver health. So if you want the best of both worlds take a choline supplement and keep your cholesterol down. At least until the next battery of reports come out and assure us all that giant squid is the healthiest food in the universe. What was it last year--krill? My aquatic frogs used to love krill, no wonder they were so fat and sassy. :juggling:

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Re: The cholesterol myth

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Re: The cholesterol myth

Postby danieLion » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:51 pm

Consuming cholesterol does NOTHING to cholesterol levels.

YOUR BODY MAKES ALL ITS OWN CHOLESTEROL and DOES NOT USE ANY CHOLESTEROL YOU EAT. Talking about what consuming cholesterol does to your cholesterol levels is nonsense.


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