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Effect of High Cholesterol on Fertility

There’s a lot of misconception around foods and their correlation to high cholesterol.

High cholesterol, if you have markers of cardiovascular disease, things like;

  • Your CRP is elevated.
  • Your ESR is elevated.
  • Your homocysteine is elevated.
  • You have a history of high blood pressure.
  • You have a history of cardiovascular disease.
  • You have MTHFR mutation.
  • You have sleep apnea.

If you have those things AND high cholesterol, you are at risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and heart attack. If you don’t have those things yet you have high cholesterol, it’s not going such an issue because some people will just have high cholesterol as part of how their body make up, it might be familial. In that type of case,high cholesterol is not a problem because the other biochemical elements are in place and that’s why I don’t necessarily feel the need to take immediate action when somebody says they have high cholesterol .

Fact is, we all need cholesterol to make hormones. What that means is if you do not have enough cholesterol, if you don’t have enough fats therefore enough cholesterol in your body, you are not going to be making hormones as effectively as you need to and that is going to be much more of a problem for your fertility than if your cholesterol is elevated.

Now your GGT being high, obviously which is a liver marker, obviously tells me that there could be something biochemical going on that needs to be looked into. However, improving liver function using the whole lemon drink  – is a primary solution we implement for all of our patients.

Q: Are there any omega-3s that you recommended that are non-fish based as I’m allergic to fish and seafood, no problems with cholesterol?

A: Not really because everything else is going to be higher in omega-6 than they are in omega-3 unfortunately.


Gabriela Rosa MScM, ND

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