People are afraid of heart disease. They accept the theory that it is caused by cholesterol and saturated fat and don't eat those foods. Doctors, the media and drug companies convince them to take statins, drugs that lower body cholesterol. Except for the one in a million with a genetic defect that causes very high cholesterol, no one should take a drug that poisons the liver enzyme that makes cholesterol. Cholesterol is necessary for life. It's in all cell membranes and is the main chemical in the brain and nerves. It's the basis for vitamin D, sex hormones and adrenal hormones, The book cites research and medical doctors who go against the common practice of trying to get a patient's LDL cholesterol as low as possible by using statins. Statins can cause muscle pain and brain effects like depression, suicide and dementia. Organic saturated fat from animals or from coconut are healthful. The fats to avoid are artificial trans-fats, like margarine, and most plant oils that promote inflammation as well as containing insecticides. The last half of the book explains how high blood pressure whether from nicotine, insulin or stress, acts with a faulty diet to cause the plaque in your arteries. It tells how sugar is related to heart disease after it causes obesity and diabetes. The worst sweetener is high-fructose corn syrup. It causes your liver to make excess LDL cholesterol as well as blood fats. The book concludes with 12 suggestions on how to prevent a heart attack and keep from taking statins. It lists books by MDs as well as those whose articles you can read on line to convince your doctor not to prescribe statins.
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About the Author
Loraine Holden's Profile Loraine Holden is a maverick. Having grown up in Colorado she prefers a rocky trail to a smooth road. Her life shows diversity. She accepts the scientific method but rejects authorities if their conclusions don't make sense. She will be 88 in February, 2015, but wants to experience more of the natural world. She hikes, kayaks and goes bird watching here and in foreign countries, but no longer goes skiing, diving or windsurfing. After she overcame arthritis, she wrote the book "Don't Get Thin Get Healthy" It emphasizes natural cures for many metabolic conditions. A more complete bio, listing her MS in physiology, 3 years in medical school, research and teaching pre-med subjects follows the text in this e-book.