The Truth about Cholesterol. The surrounding narrative regarding cholesterol and the other blood lipids coming from insurance companies and conventional medicine is full of myths. The conventional medical system looks at cholesterol as a boogeyman, a harbinger of doom. However, cholesterol is essential to life and a vital component of every cell in the body. How can it be the bringer of death and a key to life at the same time? As with everything else, the name of the game is balance. This episode goes deep into the truth about cholesterol and the other blood lipids, how abnormal levels are a symptom and not a disease, and how you can balance your cholesterol and other blood lipids.