Gem Medical: Cholesterol

Ever known someone who had a heart or a brain incident of some kind? Because on the body everything is interconnected. I don’t think that’s even Asian medicine, it’s well aware in Western medicine as well!

Ok, so let’s start with the interconnectness of everything in this cholesterol issue.

The Danish footballer had a sudden heart attack on the playing field last summer. I don’t remember his name. Google here I come! (20 seconds later.) It was Christian Eriksen. Now, of course being super-analytical, my mind started racing how this happened.

Sure enough, right as they were resuscitating him, I got to the conclusion of his nutrition had been full of (animal) cholesterol and therefore his veins to the heart (among others?) had been blocked. No matter how much one exercises or is an athlete. A heart fails no matter whos, for sure.

Especially, I am quite small. Tall, yes, but there’s not a lot of pounds on me. So I must be very careful what to eat, and think about the ratio of the foods and exercising. Now, I know I should’ve watched more of what I put into my body.

That’s a wink-wink by the way! It seems quite difficult at first, but surely it grows on you.

In blood and tissue fluid the cholesterol is as lipoproteins, in where the cholesterol molecule (fatty molecule) is surrounded by a water soluble protein.

I believe you’ve heard of this: HDL (the good fats) and LDL (the bad fats).

The liver is the place in where cholesterol goes in first, and any extra cholesterol (LDL) goes into the circulation and any excess blocks veins. And the end. There’s not a magic wand on anyone that makes extra LDL not block.

It can block major arteries to the heart as badly that there’s nothing short of a heart failure happening. And remembering that interconnectness, if the other veins get blocked, then a stroke is waiting to happen next.

I better stop now, before the Gem Medical gets gloom. It didn’t yet!

Watch your mouthfuls.

X Johanna