Cholesterol Myth

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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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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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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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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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

In my thirty-plus years of practicing medicine, here are some of the biggest heart health myths I've discovered with my patients—and how to avoid them. * Thinking “vitamins will protect me.” A lot of people think they can eat anything they want as long as they take nutritional supplements. I remember…

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The Health Perks of Yoga & An Invite to Kripalu 2013

…will also be contributing to the workshop. During this weekend I will also be sharing insights from my latest book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease—and the Statin-Free Plan That Will. We will also explore the phenomenology around the near death…

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New Research: Saturated Fats CAN Be Part of Heart-Healthy Diet

…as coconut and avocado—are some of the best source of saturated fats. In fact, choosing smart is one of the reasons I co-authored The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook. The present study conducted at the University of Cambridge also looked at omega-6 oils, trans-fats, and fish oil. As expected, trans…

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Winter Survival for Your Body and Mind

…diastolic dysfunction, heart failure, and how vibrations and frequencies affect the body. I’ll also be sharing content from my new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth. There will also be opportunities to join me in some yoga with two certified instructors I’m bringing along—our personal yoga therapist and…

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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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