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Low Cholesterol and Depression

By January 11, 2015December 3rd, 2020Nutrition Education, Videos

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Low Cholesterol and Depression

Low Cholesterol and Depression

Have you been put on a statin drug to lower cholesterol for a “preventative measure?” I suggest to find a new doctor! Not only is this bad for your sex drive, muscle tissues and memory, it is also terrible for increase in depression.

Our brain is over 60% cholesterol. When we starve our brain and cells of this valuable nutrient it has been proven to increase risk of depression by 300%!

A new study published in the Cochrane Library, which reviews drug trials, examined data from 14 drugs trials involving 34,000 patients and found evidence of “short-term memory loss, depression and mood swings,” that had been deliberately underplayed by the drug companies funding the research.

Low Cholesterol and Depression

Even though statin drugs cause a greater risk of a toxic liver, kidney failure, muscle damage, depression and cataracts, they are still being pushed to the public as a ‘preventative measure!’ Women are often mistakenly pushed on these cholesterol lowering drugs after menopause because CHOLESTEROL MAKES HORMONES. If your body (ovaries) are no longer producing these hormones, your cholesterol goes up to try to make your body do so. So if you have your cholesterol checked, most doctors are alarmed and mistakenly place menopausal women on these drugs trying to forcefully push cholesterol down. This is also why men who take statins also often have lower sex drive or also take Viagra; you need cholesterol to make hormones.

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Cholesterol On the Ketogenic Diet

Are you interested in eating the ketogenic diet but are concerned about your cholesterol? Did your doctor warn you about cholesterol going up if you eat too many eggs? What is the true cause of heart disease and what does high cholesterol mean?

In this YouTube video Craig discusses all things cholesterol related.

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • krickt says:

    My dad is on statin drugs. His doctors have convinced him that they are keeping him alive. He also has rages (his version of depression) and sleeping issues (he hasn’t slept for more than a few hours at a time for over 10 years) His cholesterol numbers were well under danger levels when he had bypass surgery(he never had an actual heart attack, but a dizzy spell prompted an ultrasound that found 3 blocked vessels), around 120 ish, and they put him on statin drugs to lower it to below 80. The Dr told him to eat more oatmeal and no more bacon, ever! He makes everyone around him miserable, he’s miserable, yet, suggesting statin drugs are to blame brings a raging torrent that no one seems to be able to overcome.
    Statin drugs are the DEVIL! If they came out with these drugs now, they would never get through the trials.

    • Jeanne says:

      I don’t know how old your dad is, but if he’s anything like mine, he could be caught in a generational dilemma- you don’t second guess your doctor, rarely if ever!

      Being a long time nurse, I have seen it a lot. Older people feel caught between how they were raised -not to question -versus younger people who are told and taught to question everything . I am a questioner and have most certainly irritated the hell out of many a doctor.
      I have refused statins,( I have low triglycerides ), and refused blood pressure drugs as I know I tend to have “white coat hypertension ” occasionally. I take it at home and it’s low to normal readings consistently- so keep your drugs…

      Point is, low cholesterol may be causing him depressive anger, but it may be a frustration dealing with his inability to tell the doctor no. Good luck to you both,I’ve been in your shoes .

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      I’m sorry you are dealing with this. It is a very sad situation with our doctors and statin drugs.

      • Wenchypoo says:

        This is why they push drugs: insurer quotas and something called THE MEDICAL STANDARD OF CARE. In order for the insurer to keep paying out on claims from that patient to that doctor, the standard of care has to be met. To insurers, this means the doc must issue so many prescriptions yearly to patients who may even barely fit the drummed-up criteria for whatever reason.

        So what do YOU do? Let them continue to push, but don’t actually FILL those prescriptions! Every time you get a prescription, ask for it in writing, not to be forwarded electronically to a pharmacy–that way, the burden is on YOU to either fill it or toss it. The doctor’s in the clear, and so is the insurer.

        Mine’s been trying to push statins on me for years, and after hearing enough, my reply to her was this: “because I’m allergic to dairy I use coconut milk, which is heavy in saturated fats, and drives up my LDL. You’re just gonna have to live with that, doc—I have to!” She duly noted the dairy allergy, passed the info on to the insurer, and hasn’t tried pushing statins since then. In my case, the food allergy standard of care requirement is over-ruling the cholesterol statin standard of care.

        Just get all prescriptions in writing, then throw them away. If you really feel you need something, look for a food or an herbal supplement that does the same thing (watching the ingredients–lots of them are loaded with sugars, fillers such as rice flour, or worse).

  • Is it enough to just eats lots of fats but not focus too hard on eating cholesterol rich foods if you want to heal your hormones?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Yes, eggs, butter, meats, bacon are all good sources for cholesterol so you likely get enough eating this way in general. 🙂

  • Linda says:

    It’s so important to read the current studies on these topics (cholesterol, statins). Statins don’t work on women (all the medical testing years ago was done on men, as usual) plus studies have shown that the higher the cholesterol in men, the longer they live! People – please read Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger or anything by Gary Taubes – and save your life!

  • Mia says:

    Linda: I totally agree with you. If folks would read the research – really read it! – they would all be eating a well-formulated low-carb diet. But when I tell people about this way of eating they look at me as if I’m just nuts! The other day I did run into someone else who understood this nutrition and it was like meeting a long-lost friend in a foreign country.

    My brother-in-law is doing a stint of work in Khazakstan and the doctors there told him he was crazy to be on the statins, so he weaned off (he was afraid to quit suddenly) and has never felt better. We’re trying convince my mom, but she is very trusting of her doctors … we’ll keep talking, though.

  • Lisa magary says:

    Where do you recommend getting salivary hormone levels done?

  • Laurie says:

    I usually have a cholesterol level of 165 with high good cholesterol and low “bad” cholesterol readings. I’ve been very happy with my results in the past even though I’ve been a sugar burner instead of keto adapted. I will see my doctor again in March. I’ve been doing “Maria’s way” since September 1/2014. I’ll be curious to what my readings will be when I get my blood tests done. I’ll keep you posted! So far I’ve lost 10 lbs. which is not exactly what I hoped I would lose in 4 months!!! I’m about 40 lbs over weight and have 30 to go! I’ve decided to take my focus off of losing weight and focus on getting healthy. I love this way of eating as I’ve been a calorie counter most of my life. I don’t think that way anymore and am happy that I don’t have to “play with my food” everyday trying to figure out how to cheat the scale with yo you diets and scales! My sister has lost 30 lbs! wow!

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