I find this pretty amusing. In fact I find this hysterical. I eat, and have eaten for multiple years now, in the realm of TRIPLE the RDA on a weekly basis of dietary cholesterol (and probably quadruple the amount of saturated fat). This comes from a few dozen eggs per week, fatty meat, and copious amounts of milk fat from sour cream, butter, heavy cream, half/half, whole milk, full fat yogurt and cheese, etc.
And by copious, I mean I am the guy who went to Whole Foods for 2 weeks straight in Los Angeles, and every single morning got the same thing: a pound of bacon and a pint of half and half. (Yes, I drink half and half straight if its high quality, largely thanks to T21C photographer Jolly).
Yet, according to a recent blood test, my total fasted cholesterol level is a whopping 202 — basically fine by conventional standards. And this is discounting whatever the specific levels are, which I am going to take a WAG and say are probably even better by conventional standards, much like my hemoglobin levels, which left 65 year old Nurse Betty with a WTF face.
So what does this mean?
It means, and what else is new, government, and organizations buddy/buddy with government, are either utterly clueless in what they recommend, or outright malicious. Probably clueless in most cases.
That’s right, your federal government, with all of their billions of stolen fiat dollars, are a bunch of dumb mother fuckers, along with their “Heart” association pals handing out cupcakes and Wheat Thins to people who donate money to their organizations and “support their efforts”.
Rest assure, if you do the polar opposite of what these people advise, you will still probably meet their standards, most of which were probably created out of thin air, or on horrendously bad science, or some concoction of both.
Even in the worst of cases (ultra pasteurized dairy, consistently “roasted and toasted” meat), dietary cholesterol and saturated fat, for most people, have very little if any negative impact on cholesterol levels.
In fact a lack of these nutrients is probably quite dangerous — “lack” probably being in the realm of the RDA for these substances.
The better question to ask however is: if my total cholesterol level were higher, would I change my eating habits?
If it were astronomically higher?
I would simply get a more advanced test and figure out what the hell was going on — and then work to eliminate ultra-pasteurized dairy from my diet. If that didn’t solve “the problem”, there is nothing else I would change, so the numbers would get a big “oh well”, and I’d go on living my life, suckin down coconut oil, butter, dark chocolate, coffee, eggs, and meat.
— Anthony Dream Johnson