I decided to tackle one of the most controversial topics and summarize all the latest medical literature in a comprehensive video all about CHOLESTEROL and HEART DISEASE🫀!
In this video, I first explain why cholesterol is actually ESSENTIAL for your body! Then I explain why LDL is the “so-called” bad cholesterol and I define the “true bad cholesterol.” I distinguish large fluffy LDL from small dense and oxidized (“rancid”) LDL.
What are the real ROOT causes of heart disease🫀? How does Inflammation🔥 and Insulin Resistance impact your risk of heart disease? How does the gut microbiome influence your risk of heart disease?
Learn about the limitations of the Standard Lipid Panel and how to look at the whole picture when it comes to your labs. Learn about the Advanced Lipid Panel. How can you calculate your risk of Heart Disease using the ASCVD Risk Calculator? When is a Coronary Artery Scan helpful?
I review the pros and cons of statin therapy and distinguish primary prevention vs. secondary prevention of heart disease. How do statins affect the mitochondria of your cells, and why is CoQ 10 so essential?
Finally, I explain all the different types of fats in the diet including omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, saturated fats, hydrogenated fats, and trans fats. What should you include 🥑 and avoid 🍟 in your diet? Are eggs 🥚 ok? What about oatmeal? What is the verdict on saturated fat?🥩
What vitamins can help keep your heart healthy? What natural supplements are effective at lowering cholesterol?
In this comprehensive video, I present the latest medical literature and try to bring clarity to this often controversial and misunderstood topic.
I present several interesting patient case examples 🧑👩 to illustrate my points and keep you engaged!
In the description of the video, you can also find the chapters to easily reference any section of the video.
I look forward to reading all your questions and comments!
Rajsree Nambudripad, MD