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

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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.

About 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2325 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2012
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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392 of 414 people found the following review helpful By Jason Boehm on October 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
As a Certified Nutrition Specialist, I sometimes have clients gasp when I recommend they choose eggs over cereal for breakfast or include shrimp in their protein intake. "But... the cholesterol!" they shriek.

Anti-cholesterol bias and misinformation runs rampant, even in this supposedly enlightened era when studies show dietary cholesterol has little to do with blood cholesterol and people are fearlessly eating egg yolks again.

Thankfully we have this wonderful, meticulously researched new book from Dr. Jonny Bowden and Dr. Stephen Sinatra that dispels those myths. Despite the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry and many doctors' determination to put anyone with even slightly elevated cholesterol on statins, the evidence suggests otherwise:

Cholesterol levels do not accurately predict heart attacks.
In fact, half of heart attacks occur to people with normal cholesterol levels.
And half the people with higher cholesterol actually have healthy hearts.

Why aren't we getting this information from the mainstream media, which persist in demonizing cholesterol for heart disease and numerous other health issues?

In The Great Cholesterol Myth, Drs. Bowden and Sinatra provide a compelling case to stop fearing cholesterol. They also discuss other culprits your doctor probably isn't telling you about that can contribute to heart disease.

They won't leave you hanging. They've also provided a simple yet comprehensive dietary and lifestyle action plan that helps you take the right steps to prevent heart disease. You don't have to succumb to your doctor's well-intended but wildly outdated recommendation to take statins and eat a low-fat diet.

Whether you struggle with high cholesterol or just want to knock the wind out of any so-called expert who argues you should avoid cholesterol, you must read The Great Cholesterol Myth.
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Format: Paperback
Nationally-known weight loss, nutritional health expert and bestselling author Dr. Jonny Bowden has been providing quality health information for years in a series of bestselling books. But as a big fan of his work, I do believe he has now offered his most significant contribution to date with the release of THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL MYTH. We all know how devastating heart disease has become in recent years which is why people tend to take the cholesterol message so seriously. But Dr. Bowden asks the question, "Why are we treating numbers rather than treating heart disease?" It seems that some simple changes he and his cardiologist co-author Dr. Stephen Sinatra suggest in this book would do a lot more to turn this tidal wave around than the continual push for statin drugs to artificially lower cholesterol--and to what end?

After his publisher wanted him to write a book about lowering cholesterol for improving heart health, Dr. Bowden had to convince them that emerging new lipid science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease. He spent months sharing with them in paper after paper that the standard prescriptions for lowering cholesterol like the outdated high-carb, low-fat diets combined with those dubious statin medications that produce some truly horrific (and under-reported!) side effects are not only ineffective but are actually making heart disease WORSE! Doh!

The medical profession has been duped by the pharmaceutical companies who have made hand-over-fist money to the tune $31 billion annually selling Lipitor, Crestor and all these other so-called cholesterol-lowering drugs. No, it's not a conspiracy theory that made this happen, but it will take some courageous people like Dr. Bowden and Dr.
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124 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Spencer Nadolsky D.O. on December 2, 2012
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As a current family medicine resident physician who is interested in lifestyle before medications, I really loved this book. Why?

1. This wasn't a sensationalized anti-statin book that went off of anecdotes from alternative practitioners. This was well-written by one of my favorite authors Jonny Bowden along with Dr. Sinatra (cardiologist) who picked apart the real evidence and put it in plain practical language. Most books don't look at the various trials, they basically just say "statins are bad." Most books will ignore the benefits of statins but this one laid it out for both sides of the coin (good and bad). Referencing the actual trials made me give this book 5 stars because I am on the front-lines speaking with other internists, family practitioners, and cardiologists and I need to know the specific information to be able to discuss why or why not a patient should be placed on a statin. This book goes into all of that, which I already knew, however the analogies and practicality helped me develop ways to speak about the subject much more clearly.

2. Up to date - the only thing I would have changed would have been the new findings of particle numbers still being important like particle size, but for the most part this book hit the newest advancements of cardiovascular testing.

3. It gives actionable tasks to lower your cardiovascular risk RIGHT NOW. Hell I think all of my patients would benefit from reading this book. Unfortunately most would not... but I will definitely offer it.

4. Reading and understanding this book will give you more information about cardiovascular disease than the average physician knows. I can say this because I am surrounded by them. It is true I promise.

Dr. Spencer Nadolsky
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