The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth : Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-free Plan That Will

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Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols--with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol--have it wrong. This book reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including inflammation, fibrinogen, triglycerides, homocystine, belly fat, and high glycemic levels. Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols--with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol--have it all wrong. Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry. The Great Cholesterol Myth reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including: - Inflammation - Fibrinogen - Triglycerides - Homocysteine - Belly fat - Triglyceride to HCL ratios - High glycemic levels Bestselling health authors Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stephen Sinatra, M. D. give readers a 4-part strategy based on the latest studies and clinical findings for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease, focusing on diet, exercise, supplements, and stress and anger management. Get proven, evidence-based strategies from the experts with The Great Cholesterol more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 200.66 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Rockport, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1592335217
  • 9781592335213
  • 18,759

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Full of useful facts, backed up by the research literature, this book is entertaining and accessible to just about anybody who cares about their health. A must-read for those who are worried about their cholesterol levels and on the fence with statin therapy. - Stephanie Seneff, B.S., M.S., E.E., Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Increasingly, doctors are questioning assertions that cholesterol is responsible for arterial disease, and that effective management requires lowering of cholesterol levels, especially with statins. At the same time, the noxious properties of the latter are being appreciated. It is therefore timely that Bowden and Sinatra provide this very readable explanation of why they think the way they do. Many readers will be persuaded. - Hywel Davies, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., former Chief of Cardiology at the Denver VA Hospital Jonny Bowden, along with Dr. Stephen Sinatra, demonstrates with compelling logic backed by scientific studies, that doctors are doing more harm than good by prescribing statins as if they were after-dinner mints, with the false hope that a lower cholesterol level will prevent heart disease when underlying inflammation and oxidative stress are the real root causes of heart disease. - Todd LePine M.D., The UltraWellness Center Dr. Bowden and Dr. Sinatra do an outstanding job providing a deep dive into all the causes of heart disease, while clarifying the role cholesterol plays. I would encourage this book to be required reading for all health science students, nutritionists, and physicians who treat patients! - Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc., Vice President of Nutrition and Education, Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. If you re concerned about your cholesterol level and are thinking of taking a statin drug, this book is a must read! It will change the way you think about heart disease and it may save your life! - Prudence Hall, M.D., Founder and Medical Director, The Hall Center Be ready to be surprised, entertained, and to become healthy. - Larry McCleary, M. D., best-selling author ofFeed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly This book is well written with excellent scientific references and from extremely knowledgeable authors. Read this book so you can be armed with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision before you treat your high cholesterol! - Jennifer Landa, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD, author ofThe Sex Drive Solution for Women Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra set the record straight on decades of bad science [and] put forth a far better solution about the true culprits that rob you of longevity: processed carbohydrates, insufficient vegetables, excess omega 6, too many trans fats. Masterly, readable, and life-altering. - Sara Gottfried, M.D., author ofThe Hormone Cure"show more

About Jonny Bowden

JONNY BOWDEN, Ph.D., C.N.S., a board-certified nutritionist with a master's degree in psychology, is a nationally known expert on nutrition, weight loss, and health. He is the author of several best-selling titles, including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer, and The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy. He is the nutrition editor for Pilates Style, a contributing editor for Clean Eating, and a columnist for Better Nutrition. His work has been featured in dozens of national publications (print and online) including The New York Times, Forbes, Time, Oxygen, Marie Claire, Diabetes Focus, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Self, Fitness, Allure, Essence, Men's Health, Weight Watchers, Prevention, Woman's World, Fitness, Natural Health, and Shape. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA. Visit STEPHEN SINATRA, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist, educator, and author who created the Manchester, CT-based Heart MD Institute ( as an educational platform focused on prevention and proactive lifestyle changes to live a healthier life. He is the author of Reverse Heart Disease Now, The Sinatra Solution, Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks, and Heart Sense for Women. He has also contributed to several prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Heart Disease, CT Medicine, and the Journal of Cardiopulmonary more

Table of contents

ForewordChapter One: Why You Should Be Skeptical of Cholesterol as an Indicator of Heart DiseaseChapter Two: “Cholesterol Is Harmless!” Chapter Three: Inflammation: The True Cause of Heart Disease Chapter Four: Sugar: The Real Demon in the Diet Chapter Five: The Truth about Fat: It’s Not What You Think Chapter Six: The Statin Scam Chapter Seven: Help Your Heart with These Supplements Chapter Eight: Stress: The Silent Killer Chapter Nine: Putting It All Together—A Simple and Easy Blueprint for a Healthy Heart—and Life!GlossaryEndnotesAbout the AuthorsAcknowledgementsIndexshow more