05: The Truth About Cholesterol with Carly Stagg, NTP
Today on the podcast I’m tackling the boogeyman of nutrition: CHOLESTEROL. Want to know whether whole eggs are bad for you? And what high cholesterol REALLY means?
Tune in to hear a guest interview with Carly Stagg, my Operations Manager, certified Nutritional Therapist, and (almost!!) Registered Nurse as we chat all things cholesterol.
The Christian Health Club Podcast
EPISODE 05: THE TRUTH ABOUT CHOLESTEROL WITH CARLY STAGG, NTP
(00:43) Welcome Back To The Club!
(01:55) Introducing Carly Stagg, NTP
(03:55) Why Do We Need Cholesterol?
(06:11) The Truth About HDL & LDL
(07:40) Blaming LDL cholesterol for heart attacks is like blaming the firefighters for the fire they are putting out.
(08:12) The Real Reason Your LDL Cholesterol Level is High
(10:35) Does Dietary Cholesterol Cause High Cholesterol Levels?
(12:53) Is High Cholesterol Hereditary?
(17:30) The APOE4 Gene & Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and High Cholesterol
(19:58) How Triglycerides Fit Into The Cholesterol Picture
(21:00) Context Counts: Interpreting High Cholesterol Levels
Why This Matters: Cholesterol Testing Is All About Relative Risk
Type A particles- light and fluffy, less likely to be harmful
Type B particles- like “BB guns”- are more problematic
Triglyceride to HDL Ratio
Ask for “Comprehensive Lipid Panels” like the VAP Test
(24:45) Statins: Weighing the Pros & Cons
Key: Risk-Benefit Analysis
Recommend IFM-Trained Practitioners: IFM Practitioner Locator
(30:00) What About Red Yeast Rice?
It’s a “bandaid” solution, but it’s a more natural bandaid!
(31:40) Optimizing Our Cholesterol Levels
Addressing the root cause of high cholesterol: inflammation.
Potential triggers: low hormone levels, chronic infections, environmental toxins, imbalanced macronutrients (too low carb or too high carb), food sensitivities, candida overgrowth, chronic stress.
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Vitamin K2/D3 supplement: check out Chelsea’s favorite HERE on Amazon.
D3 modulates the immune system to prevent the autoimmune component.
K2 keeps the arteries flexible and healthy, preventing vascular changes with arteriosclerosis.
Synergistic with one another!
Eat wild-caught fish and/or take a low-dose extra virgin cod liver oil supplement.
Just eat real food!
Keep simple sugar in check- fruit is simple sugar as well!
Play with fatty acid ratios- some do better with more saturated fats, others with more monounsaturated fat.
Moving every day and getting some high intensity activity in a few times per week.
Working on sleep quality. Sleep is the closest thing to a magic pill that we have.
Reduce stress and spend time with the Lord!
(40:38) Outro & Disclaimer
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