Cholesterol—Why Your Body Needs It

Cholesterol is not a terrible, unhealthy, disease-causing chemical. Rather, it is essential for life and health, and without it, you would die. The key, as with everything in the body, is to make sure your cholesterol stays at a healthy level so that it can do its job effectively—everything from acting as an anti-inflammatory to helping your muscles, heart, organs and nerves to function properly.

Should your cholesterol become too high, don't immediately reach for the prescription drugs, which only treat the symptom, not the root cause, and can cause severe health problems and side-effects. Instead, let's set aside time to talk about whether natural alternatives can help in your case.