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 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 ...

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

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Overview

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 listeners a four-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 Myth.

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"Anyone skeptical of the notion that there is more to heart disease than 'cut your fat, take a statin drug' would be well served by [listening to] this book." —-William Davis, M.D.
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Advocating diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, and stress and anger management, Bowden (The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth) and Sinatra (Univ. of Connecticut Sch. of Medicine; Reverse Heart Disease Now) present scientific findings and experiential anecdotes supporting their theory that heart disease is caused by inflammation, fibrinogen, triglycerides, homocysteine, belly fat, triglyceride to HCL ratios, and high glycemic levels, not cholesterol. While close listening is necessary owing to the lack of thought repetition between discs, volume levels are consistent. George K. Wilson's (Tea with Hezbollah) calm, low-pitched voice is a good fit for this title. VERDICT Will be of interest to health-care students and those interested in the relationship between cholesterol and heart disease.—Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452611747
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/21/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged CD
  • Sales rank: 794,607
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is the author or coauthor of many books on health and nutrition, including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Living Low Carb, and The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth.

Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist and certified psychotherapist and the author of books including Reverse Heart Disease Now and Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks.

George K. Wilson has narrated over one hundred fiction and nonfiction audiobook titles, from Thomas L. Friedman to Thomas Pynchon, and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    This book is real eye opener and one of the best books that I ha

    This book is real eye opener and one of the best books that I have read this year. As a person that struggled with my weight and with a family history of heart attacks and strokes, I needed this book in my life and I am glad that I have it. I also would recommend my other favorite book this year, "The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution." I found out about it here on BN and I am so glad that I did. It made me rethink a lot of my food choices. I was skeptical at first seeing it mentioned in a review, but here I am doing it too. But, the book is good and even better than even that, I am actually losing weight.  

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2013

    Have read this book and it has backed up my belief that medicati

    Have read this book and it has backed up my belief that medications like Crestor and Lipitor cause more problems than solving them. I've always had an argument with my cardiologist that Crestor was causing me nothing but muscle pain but all he did was ignore me and tell me I had to take it. Sure enough it is coming out that these medications really don't do women any good and even my friends who are men tell me that even they suffer the same issues I have. I'm taking this book with me I'm off to have another "discussion" with my Dr. If I can't make any headway with him, well I guess it's time to say good-bye and find someone else who will listen to my concerns.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

    "High cholesterol and saturated fat are the major causes o


    "High cholesterol and saturated fat are the major causes of heart disease." That statement has been a medical article of faith for many years. According to the authors of this book, it is also very wrong.

    There are several different types of "good" and "bad" cholesterol (some "good" cholesterol is bad for the body, and some "bad" cholesterol is good for the body), so a single number for good and bad cholesterol each is rather worthless. People with really low cholesterol numbers can easily get heart disease, and those with really high cholesterol numbers can live their entire lives without one bit of heart disease. Why do some native cultures, who practically live on saturated fat, have little or no heart disease?

    The real cause of heart disease is chronic inflammation, which comes from damage caused by free radicals (the book explains everything). Sugar is much more harmful to your heart than fat. It contributes to inflammation in the walls of your arteries. It increases the amount of insulin in your blood, which increases cholesterol and raises your blood pressure. It also raises your level of triglycerides, which is a much better indicator of heart disease than cholesterol.

    What is the problem with statin drugs, the usual treatment for heart disease? Their benefits have been extremely exaggerated. The brain depends on cholesterol to function normally. A common (but under-reported) side effect of statin drugs is sexual dysfunction. Most doctors dismiss complaints of side effects from statin drugs, and don't report them to the FDA. The only people who should take statin drugs are middle-age men with documented coronary artery disease.

    The book mentions tests that are much better indicators than cholesterol of heart problems. Ask your doctor to order them. Get rid of sugar, soda, processed carbohydrates and trans fats from your diet. Eat more vegetables, berries, nuts, beans and dark chocolate. If you can add only one supplement to your diet, make it Coenzyme Q10.

    This book easily reaches the level of Must read, especially for anyone on a statin drug. It is an eye-opener that will give the reader plenty to discuss with their doctor at their next appointment.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Amazing Information!

    This book debunks all the crazy myths about cholesterol and its relationship to heart disease. It's a must read for all those who are being prescribed statins. Glad I read the book first.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Excellent book

    Huge amount of exceedingly useful information in this book. Very well worth having.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    The research backs it up

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    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    This isn't just a book for people taking care of their heart. Bu

    This isn't just a book for people taking care of their heart. But if you main goal is to do that, you need this book to put you in the HONEST DIRECTION of helping yourself. I spent 5 years doing what the doctors say and thank goodness I didn't totally listen to them. Cholesterol is NOT the variable you should be looking at.And "Danger Will Robinson" on statins. It's amazing, you can apply this information in so many ways. It s a must read for everyone.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    I read the book and immediately had a heart attack the next day.

    I read the book and immediately had a heart attack the next day... Not very helpful in my opinion.

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    Statins are dangerous!

    The author coveres what I always suspected that drug companies manipulate the government and the doctors. This book goes through almost every medical study and analyzes the stats on what is really happening in your body and what it means. It easy to understand and scary that so many people are taking these pills with some serious side effects. You need to read this and learn the real truth about cholesterol. It is actually good for you as long as you are healthy. Buy a copy for your doctor too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Elizabeth

    (I joined just now) *waves back*

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 15, 2013

    Jenny

    A sixteen year old girl walked in. Hi. Im jenny. May i join. I... dont know who my godly parent is... i was an orphan sinc as long as i can remember.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

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    I turn and shrug, walking away slowly. "I still beleive it."

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    Posted June 14, 2013

    Artemis

    Thank you.

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    Posted June 14, 2013

    Celeste

    A girl with flowing dark brown hair and silvery eyes walked in. She wore a dark blue toga wih silver trimmimgs. Slung across her back was a silver bow, and on her hip was a slender sword."I am the daughter of Selene, the moon goddess. In which cabin would l live?"

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    Posted June 1, 2013

    Xino

    Xino is 5'2 and has red skin with words wrtten on his chest and forearms everywhere. He has a crush on on o the two girls here.

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    Posted May 8, 2013

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    Ok. Plz tell all cats there to move her plz!

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    Posted March 4, 2013

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