Research shows that 90%of patients with either clinical or subclinical hypothyroidism have high cholesterol levels. 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘭 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘭 𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘺𝘳𝘰𝘪𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘴?
Many doctors write prescriptions for statin drugs when cholesterol becomes elevated. Many practitioners recommend supplements and fish oil. However the best approach is to address the problem of high cholesterol at its source: keep the thyroid functioning normally so the liver can process the cholesterol efficiently and keep the bile thinned out and flowing. Many of my clients have lowered their cholesterol just by attending to their thyroid, liver and gallbladder function.
High cholesterol and hypothyroidism are connected. The Thyroid hormone (T3) is needed to convert cholesterol into the steroidal hormones. If the thyroid, that produces the inactive thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) & a small amount of T3 and the liver, which converts the inactive T4 to active T3, are both “sluggish”, hormonal production will slow and cholesterol levels will rise. Blood cholesterol does not correlate to an increase in artery blockage or an increase in heart disease. A cholesterol increase in an immune system response It is the symptom to a problem, not the problem itself.
Dr. Leslie M. Klevay discovered that a lack of copper caused cholesterol to rise in the body. Why?
Copper is what allows us to make energy with oxygen. When we are overloaded with iron and/or copper-deficient, we create oxidants instead of energy, which leads to aging and disease.
When we cannot make energy correctly, our body senses this and makes cholesterol to protect oxygen. This helps to keep oxygen from creating oxidants and rust. Even though cholesterol is good, anyone with high cholesterol is probably having a lot of trouble making energy.
Copper is also needed to convert LDL to HDL. Excess iron that oxidizes cholesterol and causes plague atherosclerosis.