Demystifying Cholesterol and Cardiometabolic Health #376


The conversation around cholesterol has been clouded with misconceptions for years…

Recently, however, a clearer narrative has emerged, shedding light on the importance of understanding cholesterol beyond the simplistic labels of “good” and “bad.”

In fact, cholesterol is absolutely vital for our body’s functions. This often-victimized molecule plays a pivotal role in hormone production, bile acid synthesis, and cell membrane formation, highlighting its indispensable nature for our survival.

Our latest Muscle Intelligence Podcast episode, “Demystifying Cholesterol and Cardiometabolic Health,” brings on four experts in cardiology and human metabolism…

These four leaders in medicine delve into the complex world of cholesterol, nitric oxide, and the gut microbiome – and break down the impact each has on cardiovascular health and longevity.

Dr. Doreen Saltiel and Dr. Michael Twyman address the common myth surrounding “good” and “bad” cholesterol, emphasizing that cholesterol, in essence, is just cholesterol. The key lies in understanding how its accumulation in arterial walls can lead to health issues, and what exactly the cause of this accumulation is.

You’ll also learn the role that nitric oxide plays in coronary artery disease with Dr. Nathan Bryan, and valuable insights into how to adopt a holistic approach to heart health – which includes the health of the gut microbiome, with Dr. William Davis.

From dietary strategies to lifestyle modifications, this episode offers practical tips for maintaining a healthy balance.

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Ben Pakulski

Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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