The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth Author Jonny Bowden
ISBN-10 9781592335213
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Fair Winds
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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 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 Myth. MYTHS VS. FACTS Myth–High cholesterol is the cause of heart disease. Fact–Cholesterol is only a minor player in the cascade of inflammation which is a cause of heart disease. Myth–High cholesterol is a predictor of heart attack. Fact–There is no correlation between cholesterol and heart attack. Myth–Lowering cholesterol with statin drugs will prolong your life. Fact–There is no data to show that statins have a significant impact on longevity. Myth–Statin drugs are safe. Fact–Statin drugs can be extremely toxic including causing death. Myth–Statin drugs are useful in men, women and the elderly. Fact–Statin drugs do the best job in middle-aged men with coronary disease. Myth–Statin drugs are useful in middle-aged men with coronary artery disease because of its impact on cholesterol. Fact–Statin drugs reduce inflammation and improve blood viscosity (thinning blood). Statins are extremely helpful in men with low HDL and coronary artery disease. Myth–Saturated fat is dangerous. Fact–Saturated fats are not dangerous. The killer fats are the transfats from partially hydrogenated oils. Myth–The higher the cholesterol, the shorter the lifespan. Fact–Higher cholesterol protects you from gastrointestinal disease, pulmonary disease and hemorrhagic stroke. Myth–A high carbohydrate diet protects you from heart disease. Fact–Simple processed carbs and sugars predispose you to heart disease. Myth–Fat is bad for your health. Fact–Monounsaturated and saturated fats protect you from metabolic syndrome. Sugar is the foe in cardiovascular disease. Myth–There is good (HDL) cholesterol and bad (LDL) cholesterol. Fact–This is over-simplistic. You must fractionate LDL and HDL to assess the components. Myth–Cholesterol causes heart disease. Fact–Cholesterol is only a theory in heart disease and only the small component of LP(a) or “bb shot” LDL predisposes one to oxidation and inflammation.

The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth Author Jonny Bowden
ISBN-10 9781610586344
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Fair Winds Press
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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 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 Myth.

The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook

The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook Author Jonny Bowden
ISBN-10 9781592335909
Year 2013-11-15
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Fair Winds Press (MA)
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Argues that low-cholesterol fat may actually help in the fight against heart disease and organizes detailed meal plans and recipes that prevent and reverse heart diesease.

The Great Cholesterol Con

The Great Cholesterol Con Author Malcom Kendrick
ISBN-10 9781843582366
Year 2008-07-07
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher John Blake Publishing
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Statins are widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels and claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Believed to be completely safe and capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions, they are the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. In this groundbreaking book, GP Malcolm Kendrick exposes the truth behind the hype. He will change the way we think about cholesterol forever. Rubbishing the diet-heart hypothesis, in which clinical trials 'prove' that high cholesterol causes heart disease and a high-fat diet leads to heart disease, Kendrick lambastes a powerful pharmaceutical industry and unquestioning medical profession, who, he claims, perpetuate the madcap concepts of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol and cholesterol levels to convince millions of people to unnecessarily spend billions of pounds on statins. Clearly and comprehensively debunking assumptions on what constitute a healthy lifestyle and diet, "The Great Cholesterol Con" is the accessible, indispensable and absorbing case against statins and for a more common-sense approach to heart disease and general wellbeing. No more over-hyped miracle drugs; no more garlic, red wine, anti-oxidants, fruit or vegetables; even a vegetarian diet is rejected in this controversial yet authoritative critique of how we have been mislead over how food and drugs affect our coronary health. Here, for the first time, is the invaluable guide for anyone who though there was a miracle cure for heart disease, "The Great Cholesterol Con" is a fascinating breakthrough that will set dynamite under the whole area.

The Truth About Statins

The Truth About Statins Author Barbara H. Roberts
ISBN-10 9781451656404
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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COULD STATIN DRUGS ACTUALLY HARM YOU? Despite the rosy picture painted in the ads of a miracle cure for high cholesterol and its attendant heart disease, the reality of taking statins may be far less pretty. Dr. Barbara H. Roberts, director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island, discusses both the benefits and health risks of these popular drugs in this comprehensive guide that finally reveals the questionable science behind the research studies. This honest, patient-friendly appraisal of the most widely used medications in the world may shock you, but it may also save your life. Offering clear-cut, easy-to-understand information in an easily accessible fashion, Dr. Roberts explains how to take the best possible care of your heart, including: * The keys to maintaining cardiovascular well-being * How to interpret your cholesterol numbers * The frightening adverse effects of popular drugs It is time to take charge of your heart health. Learn the facts behind the hype so that you can make informed decisions on a subject vital to your continued health. If you or someone you love either takes a statin or is considering doing so, you need to read this book. Includes recipes for a delicious and heart-healthy diet, including Wasabi-Roasted Salmon, Pasta with Avocado Sauce, and Lemon-Pineapple Breakfast Muffins.

The Statin Damage Crisis

The Statin Damage Crisis Author Duane Graveline
ISBN-10 1424338697
Year 2012-07-01
Pages 187
Language en
Publisher
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In this newly updated and re-edited 2012 edition, the side effects of cholesterol lowering statins are thoroughly assessed. Also reviewed are dietary and supplement choices that may offer benefit in the prevention of heart disease and in combating and preventing statin damage. The cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins are of proven benefit for some groups of people for the prevention of heart attacks and stroke, but statins also have a dark side. Tens of thousands of people have been victims of a huge array of statin drugs side effects, ranging from permanent cognitive dysfunction and severe personality change to disabilities from permanent peripheral neuropathy, permanent myopathy and chronic muscular degeneration. It has recently been reported that muscle pain cases frequently become permanent and many neurologists now regard statin neuropathy as predictably resistant to traditional treatment. When statins were first marketed there was seemingly no awareness of possible mitochondrial DNA effect or the importance of glial cell cholesterol to cognitive function and little or no concern that to inhibit cholesterol means to interrupt its pathway shared by both CoQ10 and dolichols and many other vital substances. Nor was it known that statins are powerful anti-inflammatory agents, the fundamental reason for their benefit in cardiovascular risk. The outmoded concept of looking at cholesterol numbers as a predictor of cardiovascular risk is increasingly being dismissed as studies point to cholesterol levels as being seemingly irrelevant to the process of atherosclerosis. In addition to the crisis of thousands of people disabled by statin associated neuro-muscular problems is the fact that many physicians still remain unaware that statins can even do this. Then there is the crisis of the growing trend of the insurance industry to use cholesterol levels as a reason to deny health care coverage or life insurance coverage. Some employers even require cholesterol levels to be below a certain number as a condition of employment. Plus the crisis of patients being forced into taking a statin because not to do so would result in having to find a new doctor. The Statin Damage Crisis looks at how statins work, the importance of cholesterol in the body, inflammation and atherosclerosis, anti-inflammatory alternatives to statins, serious side effects of statins, and dietary supplements of possible benefit to those taking statins or that were forced to stop taking a statin due to unpleasant and even disabling side effects.

The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer

The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer Author Jonny Bowden
ISBN-10 9781616734381
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Fair Winds Press
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Author Jonny Bowden looks at what he calls “The Four Horsemen of Aging”—free radicals, inflammation, glycation, and stress—and shows how they can harm your health and shorten your life. Bowden then unveils an arsenal of anti-aging strategies culled from cutting edge research and lessons learned from the longest lived people on the planet. He examines how the major organs, such as the heart and the brain, age and how you can prevent damage to these vital parts of the body. In total, readers learn what they can eat, do, and take to feel great, avoid illness, and live a long life.

Reverse Heart Disease Now

Reverse Heart Disease Now Author Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.
ISBN-10 1118040627
Year 2010-12-08
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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While most books focus solely on the role of cholesterol in heart disease, Reverse Heart Disease Now draws on new research that points to the surprising other causes. Two leading cardiologists draw on their collective fifty years of clinical cardiology research to show you how to combine the benefits of modern medicine, over-the-counter vitamins and supplements, and simple lifestyle changes to have a healthy heart.

The Great Cholesterol Deception

The Great Cholesterol Deception Author Peter Dingle
ISBN-10 0980613116
Year 2010
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher
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The Great Cholesterol Deception uncovers the myths and deception behind the taking of cholesterol medication, the statin drugs. These drugs are worth more than $1billion a year alone in Australia and are some of the best money makers of the drug companies. Unfortunately for the half a million people taking these drugs or about to take these drugs ......

Living Low Carb

Living Low Carb Author Jonny Bowden
ISBN-10 1454903511
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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Presents comprehensive coverage on low-carbohydrate diet plans, comparing the details of twenty-three diet programs, and provides insider tips on maintaining a low-carbohydrate lifestyle.

The Sinatra Solution

The Sinatra Solution Author Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781442975019
Year 2009-04-24
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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Board-certified cardiologist Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra discusses the importance of energy metabolism on cardiovascular health and the positive impact these three energy-supplying nutrients have on the cardiovascular system. He guides you through the basics of energy metabolism and cardiac bioenergetics, and clearly explains the role of coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, and D-ribose in the body and specifically how they affect your heart health. He also provides concise and informative examples of case histories and scientific studies that are testament to the important contribution the supplemental use of these energy-supplying nutrients make in the lives of people with heart disease every day.

Cholesterol Clarity

Cholesterol Clarity Author Jimmy Moore
ISBN-10 1936608383
Year 2013-08-27
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Victory Belt Publishing
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Are you confused by what your cholesterol levels really say about your health? Don't you wish someone could just spell it out in simple, easy-to-understand language and tell you what, if anything, you need to do about your cholesterol? Good news! That's precisely what Cholesterol Clarity is designed to do. Jimmy Moore, a prominent and highly respected health blogger and podcaster, has teamed up with Dr. Eric Westman, a practicing internist and nutrition researcher, to bring you one of the most unique books you'll ever read on this subject, featuring exclusive interviews with twenty-nine of the world's top experts from various fields to give you the complete lowdown on cholesterol. If you're worried about any confusing medical jargon in this book, don't be—this critical information is broken down for you to grasp what is really important and what is not. You won't find this kind of comprehensive, cutting-edge, expert-driven cholesterol information all in one place anywhere else. Has your doctor told you your total and/or LDL cholesterol is too high and thus requires you to take immediate action to lower it? Has the solution to your "high cholesterol" been to cut down on your saturated fat intake, eat more "healthy" whole grains and vegetable oils, and possibly even take a prescription medication like a statin to lower it to "desirable" levels? If so, then this is the book for you. Learn what the real deal is from some of the leading experts on the subject. Not only will Cholesterol Clarity tell you what your cholesterol tests—LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and other key cholesterol markers—really mean, but it will also arm you with nutritional guidance that will lead you to optimal health. Are you ready to find out what the HDL is wrong with your numbers? Within the pages of this book you'll learn invaluable lessons, including: -Why your LDL-C and total cholesterol numbers may not be as important in determining your health as your doctor may think -The undeniable negative role that chronic inflammation plays in your health -Why cholesterol-lowering statin drugs don't necessarily solve your heart health concerns -Why your doctor should be testing for LDL particles and particle size when measuring cholesterol -Why HDL and triglycerides are far more predictive of health concerns than LDL-C and total cholesterol -Why consuming foods with saturated fat is good for you, and why carbohydrate-based foods can be detrimental to attaining the best cholesterol numbers -Why a growing number of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists believe treating cholesterol numbers is virtually irrelevant Contributing Experts Include: Cassie Bjork, RD Philip Blair, MD Jonny Bowden, PhD John Briffa, BSc, MB, BS Dominic D'Agostino, PhD William Davis, MD Thomas Dayspring, MD David Diamond, PhD Ron Ehrlich, BDS, FACNEM Jeffry N. Gerber, MD David Gillespie Duane Graveline, MD Paul Jaminet, PhD Malcolm Kendrick, MD Ronald Krauss, MD Fred Kummerow, PhD Dwight C. Lundell, MD Robert Lustig, MD Chris Masterjohn, PhD Donald Miller, MD Rakesh "Rocky" Patel, MD Fred Pescatore, MD Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD Stephanie Seneff, PhD Cate Shanahan, MD Ken Sikaris, BSc, MBBS, FRCPA, FAACB, FFSc Patty Siri-Tarino, PhD Mark Sisson Gary Taubes