3 myths affecting your health and your wealth, some thoughtful advice from Dr. Eifrig.
Many of the health messages we read about on the internet and receive from drug ads may not be healthy at all. Some like the growing legion of people taking cholesterol medication are wasting hundreds of dollars per year on harmful medications that require you to be constantly monitored.
Other myths about Iron and sunscreen are pervasive, causing us to spend excessively when we do not have to. Did you know that going from an SPF of 30 to an SPF of 50 is really not almost twice the protection? Did you also know that some of the ingredients in some of these sunscreens may be as unhealthy for you as the sun is with too much exposure?
One more thing the doc does not cover is that with the cautious public being overly sun sensitive, vitamin D3 is often deficient in many of us and may contribute to chronic pain and other problems. We recommend the Integrative Therapeutics 2000IU tablets daily which are chewable and chocolate flavored so everyone is likely to want to have them.
Dr. Eifrig takes on these myths in this wonderful article. Check it out here
So this month, I decided to debunk three health myths and make a big improvement to your health and pocketbook.
Myth: Cholesterol is bad for you.
Fact: Cholesterol is essential for good health.
In 1999, I was sitting in a breakfast dive studying for medical school when I took a break and read the recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. I had just finished my “dry rye” toast with eggs over easy… when I was surprised by an article that confirmed what I always suspected.
The study showed that eating eggs DID NOT increase people’s chances of getting heart disease or suffering a stroke. This was a shock because the dogma then, and sadly even now, is that cholesterol in foods (and fat, for that matter) causes heart disease.
The truth is that, all day long, your body manufactures cholesterol. Every cell in your body needs cholesterol because it makes hormones and steroids. Without it, you would die within days. And consuming cholesterol isn’t dangerous…
Previous dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) limited the amount of cholesterol people consume to 300 milligrams (mg). Now the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) suggests removing that limit. According to its new 2015 report, “Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.”
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