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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 Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…considered a good ratio, but I don’t like to see a blood lipids ratio that’s over 5. (Learn more about this ratio in my new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease—and the Statin-Free Plan That Will, available at and other book retailers…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…my triglycerides were 46, which is an ideal ratio. Note: This blog was originally written to help support my free online webinar, The Great Cholesterol Myth--Debunked! If you missed it you can view it now. Now it’s your turn: Have you had your HDL levels tested recently? You May Also Be Interested…

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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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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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Is a Low-Fat Vegetarian Diet Healthy for Your Heart?

…premise that total cholesterol is the biological marker for developing heart disease. As many of you know from reading my newest book, The Great Cholesterol Myth, I’ve debunked the long-held theory that hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) is a disease. I also pointed out the dangers of statin drugs…

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