Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Myth When I was invited to co-author a book with Dr. Jonny Bowden—a leading nutritionist who knows my position on statin therapy and the over-treating of cholesterol numbers instead of people—I jumped at the opportunity to spread this message even wider. Our new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

The biggest mistake people make when going on a gluten-free diet is that they eat foods that are high in sugar which can cause inflammation and weight gain. Gluten-free diets have received a lot of press in the last few years—with people touting it as the “secret to better health and weight…

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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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4 Foods for Depression

…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, in…

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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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The Health Perks of Yoga & An Invite to Kripalu 2013

…instructor, 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…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…that many of my patients didn’t share until they get beyond their hesitation or embarrassment to talk about their love life. But let me dispel this myth. Intimacy can be very good for your heart and can have a major impact in healing your heart and restoring your vitality. In fact, I’m convinced that…

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Are Airport Security Scanners Safe?

…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, the airport…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…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 Won't Prevent Heart Disease—and the Statin-Free Plan That Will, available at Amazon and other book retailers.) If your…

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Don’t Let Shoveling Snow Cause You To Have a Heart Attack

…cold temperatures and hefty snowfalls. You will often hear warnings that shoveling snow can cause a heart attack and many people shake that off as a myth. But shoveling snow can be a true heart danger. For a study published in the journal Clinical Research in Cardiology, researchers identified 500 patients…

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