Podcast Episode Thirty-Four: The Truth About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is often misinterpreted as a scary thing in the medical world. It’s deemed as a danger to our health but what if we told you that it’s actually helpful? High cholesterol actually isn’t even a disease, it’s often actually a symptom of another issue. 

In this episode, we’re discussing cholesterol. There are a lot of misconceptions about cholesterol and the vital role it plays in our body and organs’ functions. Dr. Carling is explaining why you don’t want to get your cholesterol too low, the myths about HDLs and LDLs, and what is actually a bigger concern than cholesterol when it comes to your health. 

What’s in this episode:

  • Why cholesterol is a protective mechanism of your body
  • What cholesterol actually is and what it means if its “normal”
  • Why triglyceride levels are more concerning than cholesterol
  • The functions that need cholesterol to run in your body
  • What you need to know about HDLs and LDLs
  • Drugs that are used for lowering cholesterol
  • Advice for people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • The dangers of low cholesterol
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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