Cholesterol isn't regulated by food.
We have been taught that we need to eat certain foods to fix one problem or another. And while many foods do provide a minimum effect, the fact is, most health problems are regulated by water. That's because every function is tied to water, which is why water makes up such a large percentage of the body - it has to be available for the many functions.
The nutrients needed by the body are readily available in the food we eat. The one thing that isn't available in large enough quantities to keep things going smoothly is water - we have to physically drink water. This is where the problem comes in.
The average adult loses around 2 quarts of water per day through normal body functions such as breathing and urination, to name the top two (water is also lost through thermoregulation and waste disposal). We've been told (or led to assume) by the medical profession that drinking water isn't important. Water has such little significance by the medical profession that they advise people to drink water substitutes ("fluids") - but there is no substitute for water and people who follow this advice eventually develop health issues.
The reason for this is that when we don't drink enough water and problems develop, the pharmaceutical industry can step in and profit from their medications which have a minimal effect but bring dangerous side effects to the table. They have capitalized on the body's symptoms of thirst and labeled them "disease" so they can profit.
We get around 25% of our daily cholesterol from food - but it doesn't go directly to the arteries like people are also led to believe. If that were the case, obesity wouldn't exist since people who eat more food tend to eat more cholesterol as well. If the cholesterol went directly to the arteries like doctors lead people to believe, people would die before they became obese.
Cholesterol in the arteries is one of the body's defensive functions.
When you don't drink the water you should and become dehydrated, the blood (normally 94% water) loses 8% of its water volume. This causes the blood to thicken, and since the water in blood is the transport vehicle for everything in the body, it also contains concentrated metabolic waste, which turns the blood acidic.
Passing through the lungs on its way to the heart, this acidic blood loses even more water through the water vapor lost as you breathe. As it enters the arteries under a shearing pressure, it damages the tissues with cuts and minute tears that could peel off and become embolisms that can follow the arteries and main vessels to the brain or another vital organ.
To prevent this from happening, the body produces the so-called "bad" cholesterol to cover and protect the damage like a waterproof bandage until it can be repaired.
Unfortunately, this is where the geniuses at the medical profession step in and prescribe medication to lower the cholesterol. This may sound like a good idea on the surface, but the problem with this is, medications do not correct the cause of the problem (dehydration) - they only treat ("manage" would be a better word) the symptom.
When the medications remove the cholesterol, the damaged tissues are again exposed to the acidic blood, which creates more damage. This, in turn, triggers the production of more cholesterol as a defense - and a vicious cycle has been created that will continue for the rest of the person's life.
Drinking the water that the body needs to correct or prevent the cholesterol from forming is the best and safest way of approaching the problem. Once the body is properly hydrated again, there will be no need for the cholesterol and the body will dispose of it.
I need to add a disclaimer here since some believe that by offering an option other than medication, I am promoting the advice to stop taking medication - this is not true and it's an attack against something they don't understand. This is no "substitute" for medication in the sense that you should stop taking it. If you're on medication you should stay on it until your doctor sees that you no longer need it - then let *him* take you off of it.