Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth

cholesterol. Most doctors and cardiologists are still testing their patients’ cholesterol numbers and wearing out their prescription pads with orders for prescription-lowering statin drugs. Meanwhile the true cause of heart disease, inflammation, is still largely ignored. The Great Cholesterol Myth

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

cholesterol. So, if your triglycerides are 100 mg/dl, your HDL cholesterol should be 50 mg/dl. Anything under 3:5 is considered a good ratio, but I don’t like to see a blood lipids ratio that’s over 5:1. (Learn more about this ratio in my new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

When it comes to cholesterol, many myths abound--including the right numbers to focus on. I'll be covering this more fully in the rebroadcast of my free online webinar, The Great Cholesterol Myth--Debunked! It will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET. To register, sign up here…

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New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

…subtypes to determine whether your cholesterol levels are likely to lead to cardiovascular problems. Now it's your turn: Have you had one of these new cholesterol tests? You May Also Be Interested In * Healthy Cholesterol Levels Defined * The Great Cholesterol Myth

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Information About Eggs & Heart Health

…cardiologists. That’s because people had the notion that eggs contribute to the formation of LDL “bad” cholesterol—but that’s an unfounded myth. The truth is that eggs are an excellent protein-rich choice for breakfast, or any meal of the day for that matter. They’re also an excellent mood…

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4 Foods for Depression

…good for your heart. Eat as many as six per week, and don’t worry about the notion that eggs contribute to the formation of LDL cholesterol. That’s an unfounded myth. 2. Include 4–5 oz. protein with every meal to stimulate steady production of tryptophan, a building block of serotonin. My top recommendations…

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Are Airport Security Scanners Safe?

…Your Exposure From Airport Security Scanners? Recently, when I was headed to the airport for a television shoot to promote my book The Great Cholesterol Myth, I did my usual side step at the security checkpoint in order to opt for the “pat down” instead of walking through the scanner. As I did,…

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The Best CoQ10 Supplement to Take

…cell—including your heart, which is the biggest energy user in your body. But as we age, our bodies’ natural CoQ10 production declines. Plus, statin (cholesterol) medications can deplete your body’s CoQ10 supply even further. So, I feel very strongly that everyone should take a CoQ10 supplement every day…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…-day conference at the annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition. I was on hand to present my take on another hot potato: the great cholesterol myth, but I stayed an extra day to attend the full symposium on the benefits of vitamins. What makes the issue so confusing is that the research on…

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