Many people ask me about cholesterol

This post gives you several references so that you can make up your mind about cholesterol

90 % of people on low carb, real food diets get a normal cholesterol level. If YOU do, that is great and you do not need to concern yourself with this article.
If however, you are one of the 10% who do get a high cholesterol after starting a low carb diet, please read on…and remember that cholesterol is essential for life.

Cholesterol references

I am going to give you 7 references. If you watch and read them all you will probably be better informed than your GP, and your hospital specialist.

The Oxford University CTT clinical trials website

National cholesterol month

The Cholesterol Conundrum by Ivor Cummins on YouTube

The Great Cholesterol Con book by Malcolm Kendrick and

Demonization and Deception In Cholesterol Research by David Diamond on YouTube


Bear in mind that we do not know how much negative trial data remains unpublished so we do not have a final answer. You need to look at the sources above and decide for yourself what you wish to do. By all means, discuss it with me or your GP.

Cholesterol – what to think now

Depending on your age you may not be that bothered about the whole cholesterol thing. The low down- it is essential for life and you would be dead without it. There are even studies showing that the higher your cholesterol, the longer you live but association is not causation!
The supermarkets would claim that low cholesterol foods are heart healthy but that is simply untrue. The truth is that cholesterol is needed for cell life, and when your tissues need to be repaired, they need cholesterol in the repair process. It is also essential for making hormones including vitamin D. For a link to a series of references including books and YouTube videos, click here- link to my page on!cholesterol-references/c1o2p
As for statins the jury is out as far as I am concerned but we now know that they do not work by lowering cholesterol, but they may work by reducing inflammation.