Thursday, August 16, 2012

Are Egg Yolks Almost As Bad as Cigarettes At Causing the Accumulation of Arterial Plaque?

by Chris Masterjohn

New over at Mother Nature Obeyed:


Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, hD, here.


  1. If we find that the authors of this study a) don't eat egg yolks and b) take statins, then we have proof that avoiding egg yolks and taking statins will impair cognitive function.
    The danger is that research into the lipid hypothesis is becoming the province of statin enthusiasts who are under the influence. So it is never going to make much sense.

  2. Egg yolks are a good source of vitamins, proteins and fats ... just eat it, but don't overdo it ;)

  3. My virus scanner says the above link goes to an infected site.

    I think Weston is aware because the link only takes you to an account login screen today.

    1. Hi Chuck,

      I think the link is fine, but the site acts oddly some times. You should be able to refresh it and get the right page if it initially leads to an error page.


    2. Chuck, it's happening to me too now with Firefox. I submitted a query into the person who takes care of maintenance issues with that site, so hopefully it will be resolved.


    3. was most likely hacked! Did you by any chance annoy some people lately? 8-:)

      Run Google page safety browsing scan here:

    4. Any news on whether the site has been fixed or not?

    5. Apparently not. I have no idea why it's taking so long. When I get a chance I will post a followup that I was going to post on here if it isn't fixed soon.


  4. Hi Chris,
    I've had blood work done recently due to re-occurring bouts of muscle weakness, fatigue, poor recovery from gym work, etc. As my doctor said to me, my results are surprising as i don't look like your typical man with low testosterone. What are your thoughts in regards to my blood panel and where i should go with things. My liver/kidney markers are all fine, all chronic disease and infections have been ruled out.

    Ttl Cholesterol: 109.8 mg/dl, HDL: 19.44, LDL: 63.18, Ttl/Ratio: 5.6, Triglycerides: 12.6
    TSH: 2.0 mu/L, fT4 14pmol/L, RT3: 402 pmol/L
    Free Test: 30pmol/L, Test: 11 nmol/L, SHBG: 30 nmol/L, DHEA: 2500 ng/ML
    LH: 4 U/L, Intact PTH 23ng/L
    Cortisol (Salivary): 9,5,5,5 (nmol/L)
    Homocystine: 7.7 umol/L, CRP: <5 mg/L
    25-H D3: 48 ng/ML, serum vit B12: 442 pmol/L
    Medication: Seretide 250 - have been for about 8 years now.
    Supplements: Recommended by my natural medicine GP: VIt C, Activated B-complex, selenium, ADAM, L-Glutamine, digestive enzymes - porcine derived, Probiotics, Vit D - 5000IU/day, Maca root, Tetaposan

    All other tests 'regular' blood panels are within normal limits. I'm currently eating Paleo with white rice and sweet potatoes (only recently i've started eating more sweet potato), limited seafood (maybe 1x/month).

    You're thoughts into my blood panel and recommendations would be appreciated.

  5. Hi Drew,

    The hormone numbers mean nothing to me without the reference ranges as I cannot keep all that information permanently in my head. But it looks like your basic problem is very low cholesterol. Have you considered eating more cholesterol, such as more egg yolks, liver, with coconut oil to assist endogenous production?


  6. Then how do you explain this?


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