Dr. McKendrick is right.


Low cholesterol level increases mortality

OK let’s talk about this. Approximately 95% (give or take) of the cholesterol that’s in your bloodstream comes from what your body produces for your body’s own needs. It is set genetically, and unless you’re one of those who has a truly elevated cholesterol above 300 (I know someone whose cholesterol was over 1500 when he was first diagnosed, now he’s happy with a 300) it’s probably not going to be what kills you.

Your brain is made of cholesterol. Your nerve sheaths are made of cholesterol. ALL OF YOUR SEX HORMONES ARE MADE OF CHOLESTEROL, AS ARE ALL OF YOUR OTHER HORMONES LIKE INSULIN. Every single cell in your body has a phosphoLIPID layer that maintains the integrity of the cell. LIPID. As in CHOLESTEROL. You know what is linked with increased risk of heart attack and stroke? With type II diabetes? Triglycerides. THOSE are diet related.

How many men are being treated for testosterone deficiency right now?   LOTS.  Why?  How many of them are on drugs for lowering cholesterol?  How many are overweight or obese, how many are also on cholesterol medications?  Fat produces estrogen, a fat generating hormone.  Estrogen increases your risk of clotting.  

Want to reduce your heart attack and stroke risk without drugs?  Want to reduce your risk of developing type II diabetes, which DRAMATICALLY increases your risk for heart attack and stroke?  Maintain a normal body weight.  Exercise.  Eat a lower carb diet rich in vegetables, proteins, and HEALTHY fats.  

 

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The Impact of Illegal Immigration on One Person, One Family, One Town – Mine.


I could write an entire blog post myself about this very thing. But instead I’ll give you this one.

The Q Tree

Today, the Dems and their leaders stood on the Capitol Steps to demonstrate the personal impact of shutting down the government and the pain felt by Federal Employees who have missed a paycheck. Congressmen held up poster sized pics of people that…., well, they looked like me. So, I started thinking about the impact of illegal immigration and how it has affected my family, those around me, the town I love.

It hurts.

While none of us like to see Federal employees used as pawns, it’s time for someone to speak up for Americans, the millions of us who deal with the loopholes in our immigration policies and illegal immigration, day after day, week after week, decade after decade, only to hear another politician promise a solution. Well, we finally do have a politician willing to make a stand, President Trump. Isn’t it odd his desire to fulfill this promise…

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