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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!, August 20, 2007
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I was highly impressed with this book, and no doubt it is compelling reading. Above all, it is very accessible to the average reader who wants to dig deep into the "whys" and "wherefores" of low carb eating, all while absorbing an amazing array of detail. Mr. Groves appears to be under ratings attack on the net, and like Atkins and other revolutionary thinkers in the arena of low carb/high fat eating, the medical community still shuns these concepts. But medical credentials don't mean everything, and I'd say Barry Groves with his 40 years of study and personal experimentation and observation knows more on this subject than a hundred doctors collectively know. (Read: most doctors know virtually nothing about nutrition). While reading this book you can't help but be convinced by his very sound arguments for this way of eating. It all makes sense when you look at the data and examples he presents. I myself haven't yet implemented his precise recommendations, but I can say that my previous experience doing Atkins for about 6 weeks was amazing: I felt better than I'd ever felt (no grains, no dairy, no sugar) and I dropped weight effortlessly. There is something to this, no doubt about it. The only thing that still frightens me is the idea of possibly raising cholesterol etc. to higher levels. I guess I have a bit of trouble banishing my final degree of skepticism which I hold for all books on weight loss....Mr. Groves' ideas really do fly against the current thinking of most of the medical community, most of whom are sadly "in the dark" about nutritional issues beyond a very rudimentary level. Why should I believe anything they say? Look at the food pyramid! In any case, this really is one of the most fascinating books I have yet read in this subject area and I will be reading it more than once to absorb everything. Particularly if you are already committed to the idea of low carb eating as a way of life, this book greatly adds to your knowledge on the subject and will definitely strengthen your resolve to continue with this sort of diet for a lifetime of maintaining a healthy weight.
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Initial post: Sep 27, 2008 7:32:04 PM PDT
A. Cohn says:
To allay CMCM's skepticism about the utter rubbish of the cholesterol theory of heart disease, s/he should read one of two books: "The Cholesterol Myths," by Uffe Rasknov, PhD, or " The Great Cholesterol Con" by Malcolm Kendrick, MD. Sadly, the former is out of print, and costs more than $100 in the used market. It is, however, an authoritative debunking of every major study purporting to link cholesterol to cardiovascular disease.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2009 2:41:41 PM PDT
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RG0807 says:
Also very good is The Great Cholesterol Con by by Anthony Colpo (same title as the other but a different book. Amazon has it and its in print).

Posted on Mar 26, 2011 12:54:16 PM PDT
You might also want to consider the book: "Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You," by Uffe Rasknov. It is essentially an updated version of his book: "The Cholesterol Myths."
After I started low-carb, my cholesterol levels rose. However, my HDL rose to a very healthy level and the HDL went from dense to fluffy, which was a healthy change. My LDL also rose and it also went from dense to fluffy. I have been very satisfied with the change for six years.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2011 11:48:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2011 11:53:18 AM PDT
hazel says:
Also LIPITOR: THIEF OF MEMORY, by D. Gravelines. Not out of print. Lipitor Thief of Memory

Uffe Rasknov and Duane Graveline saved my husband's life. Now he's off lipitor and on a low-carb diet and feeling terrific.

Cholesterol is the body's most important hormone. Measuring its rise or fall may reveal that all is okay or not, but to date, "they" haven't discovered what the levels mean, and considering the way the ill-informed medical establishment behaves, and the money the pharmaceutical industry spends to buy doctors and legislators to shill for them (our tax money, by the way), the "mystery" of what is mean by cholesterol levels isn't likely to be understood very soon.
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