Are Eggs Good For You? (Or Cholesterol & Heart Disease Issues?)

Are Eggs Good For You? (Or Cholesterol & Heart Disease Issues?)

August 5, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Are eggs good for you? or are eggs bad
for you? Well fortunately I’ve gathered
some information so I should be able to
get you a straight answer Hundred years
ago eggs were good for you. fifty years
ago eggs are bad for you. last month
eggs are good for you, and the latest
news that we have today is that eggs are
bad for you. Sorry so if you just bought
a couple of dozen eggs and they’re
sitting there in the fridge and you’re
thinking you might have to throw them
away now don’t worry Easter is a short
while away they’ll easily keep till
Easter and by then eggs will be good for
you again so no worries today we’re
going to talk about eggs and cholesterol
and you’re gonna get the big picture so
that you can finally make some good
solid decisions for your health coming
right up
so a lot of people are concerned because
there are some studies out there and the
last one is by JAMA Journal of American
Medical Association so people are
wondering so we have finally once and
for all we’ve got the answer for you why
are we so confused on all these things
how can they be so much conflicting
information so I’ll just try to shed a
little bit of light on this and in
recent years in recent decades there are
not just eggs but there’s hundreds of
foods that are so confusing because for
every research study that says one thing
there’s a study that says the exact
opposite so chocolate is it good is it
bad is it antioxidants is it sugar it’s
a dark is it what coffee one week it’s
great for you the next week it’s your
nemesis same thing with butter so
there’s virtually no food that they have
studied enough that there’s a clear
verdict on okay someone is always going
to disagree on it so we have to be
really careful with research we have to
look at who’s paying for the study how
was the
study done and what are the people is it
possible that people with different
opinions can come up with different
results okay of course the answer is yes
so the latest one by JAMA or published
in JAMA was what they call a cohort or
an observational study that means they
take a bunch of studies and they look at
data over time there’s not an actual
researcher that interviews and tests and
evaluates people they send out a
questionnaire and then they gather all
these information all this data and then
they look at it and there is a lot of
variety of conclusions there’s a lot of
opportunity for drawing conclusions for
or against depending on how you look at
this so in this particular case they
sent out they did one questionnaire and
then they followed up 17 years later so
people reported how many eggs they ate
and then 17 years later they assumed
that people were still eating the same
thing do you think it’s possible that
they might have changed a thing or two
during that that time period then let’s
look at another thing how do you know
that of all the variables of all the
things that were going on in these
people’s lives that it was the egg that
was the key factor when was the last
time you went to have breakfast
somewhere and you ordered eggs and you
got in a plate with just eggs on it you
would ask what else comes with this
right so last time I checked they asked
you want bacon do you want sausage and
they didn’t ask if I wanted nitrates or
chemicals with that which we all know
goes with the sausage and the bacon if
you eat it out if you don’t get a high
quality version they also asked there is
toast with this eggs and there is spread
in other words margarine then they give
you a lot of jam or honey if it’s Jam
it’s full of high fruit
those corn syrup and then you get some
coffee on the side with pesticides and
orange juice that has been pasteurized
and God knows where it’s been so there’s
all these different things that are
potentially a hundred times worse than
the eggs and yet the eggs are singled
out because that’s what they were
interested in in this study but do you
think over 17 years that there could be
some variation and people maybe eat some
other things and change their diet up a
little bit and there could be some other
things that have an influence on health
maybe even such things as smoking
drinking whether they exercise or not or
if they have a high-stress job we know
that there are thousand different
factors that influence health and unless
you can do a study where you isolate one
variable you have absolutely nothing to
go on the other problem is not just with
the study but the way we think about
things so we’ve had this idea about
cholesterol for the longest time and we
think of it as bad by the way the food
labels the so-called nutrition labels
have you ever thought about that they
list from the top to the bottom the
worst things so they list at the very
top they list calories and then they
list fat and saturated fat and then they
list cholesterol and sodium because
those are in our minds we’ve been
trained to think of those as bad and
it’s part of our consciousness so
cholesterol is one of those things that
we think of universally as a problem as
a bad thing but let’s look at it is that
is that really what it is so we eat on
average maybe 300 milligrams of
cholesterol in our diet but the body
manufactures a whole lot more than that
because we don’t eat enough so the liver
has to make it okay it goes through a 37
step process
very very complicated it’s not like the
liver just snaps
it’s virtual fingers and have
cholesterol there’s a lot of work in
making cholesterol so if we eat a little
bit and that was too much then why would
the body make more okay the body is not
stupid the body is not random the body
is not accidental everything that
happened every one of these little
billions of processes are on purpose
we have infinite intelligence Manning
managing this thing then on top of that
cholesterol is so precious that is part
of the bile so the liver has it as part
of the bile and it helps you digest fats
and then it gets out in the bowel so
along with stuff that you’re supposed to
eliminate but cholesterol is so precious
that the small intestine reabsorbs 50%
of the cholesterol that was eliminated
so you don’t have to go through all that
process of making more this is a
precious substance so what is it used
for
the brain is 70% fat and 25% of that is
cholesterol cholesterol is crucial for
the functioning of the brain for the
ability to rebuild the brain and
maintain certain cell membranes so that
you can send signals and determine the
the regulation the inside and outside of
cells whatever goes in everything in
your body depends on cell membranes and
cholesterol is a huge portion of that
it’s also a precursor for for hormones
and anytime that you make repairs of a
cell membrane cholesterol is involved so
it’s not a random it’s not an evil it’s
not an accidental substance the body
makes most of it the more you eat the
less the body has to make the less you
eat the more the body has to make if you
make none of it then the body makes more
did you know that vegans can have high
cholesterol
they eat zero and they can get high
cholesterol so this idea that dietary
stroll results in high blood cholesterol
is absolute nonsense it has no impact
whatsoever on blood cholesterol so why
does the body make cholesterol does it
make
good or bad cholesterol no it makes
appropriate cholesterol it makes exactly
the type of cholesterol that is
appropriate for the situation of the
physiology of the body in that moment
and it changes minute to minute so it’s
appropriate it’s not good or bad it
makes the right kind for what it needs
to do so what they found was back in
some studies in the 50 60 70s when they
started this association of cholesterol
and heart disease they found that some
people with increased LDL had also
increased cardiovascular disease so they
concluded that the cholesterol was the
cause of the cardiovascular disease but
there is no causative relationship ever
established it’s an association it’s a
correlation it’s an observation this is
high and this is high we don’t know why
but one was magically proclaimed to be
the cause of the other and since that
day we have been afraid of cholesterol
even though it’s this nutrient that we
have to have – what my favorite
illustrations see how ridiculous this
notion is of correlation of LDL causing
cardiovascular disease is traffic if
you’re driving down the interstate and
all of a sudden it comes to a grinding
halt and you’ve got a traffic jam for
the next 10 miles you’re assuming
traffic accident and then you’re sitting
in that line and it Moses along it
inches along and 30 minutes later you
get to the accident site and what do you
see every time blue blinking lights
so I draw the conclusion there that blue
blinking lights caused traffic accidents
because I never seen one without blue
blinking lights is always there and
almost as often there’s those other evil
people the ambulance and the fire trucks
if it’s a really bad accident we’ll have
all three of them so it must take three
of them to cause really bad accidents
right so we see how ridiculous that is
because we understand that the cops and
the ambulance and the fire trucks show
up after the accident and so it is with
cholesterol cholesterol doesn’t cause it
it shows up after and it just wants to
repair the damage that’s what
cholesterol does it’s like putty it’s
part of every cell membrane so if we
have damage to those cell membranes we
need more cholesterol to kind of putty
up and and smooth it out
the true cause of high cholesterol is
inflammation inflammation does damage
damage needs to be repaired so anytime
we have inflammation and damage the body
up regulates the LDL cholesterol the bad
cholesterol so that we can deliver
because that’s what LDL does it’s a
transport vehicle to deliver cholesterol
to the site of repair so the more
inflammation we have the more repair we
have the more the body will up regulate
cholesterol and it will make the exact
right type of cholesterol in the amount
that we need to deal with the situation
so we can’t blame cholesterol for heart
disease any more than we can blame the
ambulance for the traffic accident we
get things backwards because we don’t
understand the big picture we don’t look
at physiology we think very very
primitive in in in certain ways so the
problem is in some ways humans are too
list ik and on some other hand we are
too complicated in our thinking
so we’re too simplistic in the thing in
the way that we think oh I eat this
saturated fat it ends up as saturated
fat it doesn’t work like that
your body is not the food that that you
eat because if all that was if there
wasn’t required any steps in between and
you cut yourself then you say oh I got
this cut I need to provide something to
heal it let me rub some avocado on it
let me slap a piece of lettuce on it let
me rub in some sausage but it’s not the
way it works it has to go through a
process of digestion with enzymes it has
to be transformed it has to be broken
down into small components and
transformed from one type of component
to another and what creates inflammation
is sugar and grains what creates high
lipids triglycerides is sugar and anyone
who knows this anyone has tried the keto
diet or a very low carb diet knows this
if you have high triglycerides you cut
out the carbs your triglycerides drop we
have to think differently okay the body
transforms things it’s not the
cholesterol that we eat that becomes the
cholesterol in the body there’s a reason
for everything that it does it’s not the
fat that we eat we see fat on the body
so we think oh I can’t eat fat but the
fat on the body is a result of insulin
which is triggered from sugar and
carbohydrate so in that sense we are too
simplistic in our thinking on the other
hand were too complicated because that’s
why we have pluses and minuses that’s
why every research article out there has
another one saying the opposite because
if you give some smart people some
analytical people enough data they will
find a pattern they will draw a
conclusion and depending on their
opinion and their goal and who paid for
the study you
have two groups of people that draw the
opposites and conclusions from the same
data so we can’t just look at research
I’m not I’m not opposed to research I
think it’s great that we learn things
but we have to look at the big picture
we have to look beyond the details
because the more we get lost in the
details the more confused we get and
that’s why nobody knows up from down
anymore when it comes to food so we have
to ask different questions we have to
look at the big picture the principles
how does this stuff work in the body we
have to look at the physiology what
happens with the hormones what happens
with the digestion how do we build
tissue how do we repair tissue and we
have to look at history what has worked
for humans for the longest time
so birds make eggs they’ve been around
for hundreds of millions of years humans
have been around for hundreds of
thousands of years and we have eaten
eggs wherever they came came along so
that is not a new food it is not
something that happened last week that
there’s going to be another study to
change anything it’s been around for
long it’s part of nature it’s good for
you don’t worry about it okay what you
should worry about our modern
abominations like artificial sweeteners
and Splenda and aspartame and margarine
and canola oil and all these different
things that we make there are man-made
things that were made by nature they
have stood the test of time
all right humans know how to select
foods in nature we have for thousands of
years so don’t worry about it eggs are
good for you that’s the official
statement of the day don’t have to wait
til tomorrow if you like to have some
today go for it and the other thing I do
want to add that’s super important is
just like there is different quality of
margarine versus butter they can
look similar but they’re totally
different there’s a difference between
farm-raised fish and wild fish there’s a
difference between corn-fed hormone
Laden beef and grass-fed beef so there’s
also a difference between the eggs from
chickens because if you cram 14 of them
into a square yard and you feed them
pellets and hormones the resulting egg
is not gonna be as good as if this
chicken or hen was roaming around
picking the bugs and the seeds and the
grass and getting some sunshine and
fresh air and moving around the way that
nature have done it for hundreds of
thousands of years that is the way
nature produces healthy food when we
change it we change everything about
that that food when you change the
health of the chicken you change the
health of the egg so pay a little extra
for those pasture-raised eggs if you
have someone local that can get you some
eggs even better so please leave your
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some good solid big picture
understanding out there we can’t just
get lost in the details and the lists of
the day we have to start understanding
things so that we can fight against the
fads and the trends and get truly
healthy for the long term thanks for
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