Hormones & Cholesterol
There is a connection between hormone balance and your cholesterol. According to government statistics, 1 in 6 adults has high cholesterol, but it is more important to note the
ratio of LDL t HDL cholesterol rather than just the overall number. Many holistic practitioners feel this number is surprisingly low due to drug companies setting the standards.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance the body needs for many functions, including to make many needed hormones in the body, but too much cholesterol can stick to the artery walls and clog them causing heart issues. HDL is the good cholesterol and LDL is the bad cholesterol.
You may ask, “What does cholesterol have to do with hormones?” Cholesterol is the basis for making hormones, so when the body is low in hormones like progesterone, which almost all women are, the body will make more cholesterol to aid the body in being able to make hormones it needs. The good news is if you are supplementing your body through your Natural Hormone Balancing creams daily to get the progesterone you need via the Pro Plus cream, and giving your body what it needs to make cortisol, via the Soothe Stress creams, you will alleviate your body from having to overproduce cholesterol. Of course by increasing progesterone, the body can make estrogen its own.
Also note that there are some dangers of cholesterol meds or having too low cholesterol. Cholesterol meds are very hard on the liver, deplete coQ10 and can cause muscle weakness and hair loss.
Also note that there are no direct studies on high cholesterol alone causing heart disease, it is Syndrome X, consisting of high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol and obesity-combined that can cause you to be a risk!
by Dawn Cutillo