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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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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Calcium: No Longer the Lone Ranger in Bone Health

…answer was all about how much calcium we’re getting. I was dumbfounded to learn that’s a myth! So, when considering prevention of osteoporosis, let’s look at what we now know about the calcium myth in fracture prevention. Not only has recent research muddied the water in terms of how much and…

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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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Facing Osteoporosis

…turns out that that simple recommendation was sorely lacking. As we are now learning, the relationship between calcium and fracture risk may be a myth! Truth is, most of us women don’t REALLY take our bone health seriously until we’re well into our fifties. I know I never gave it too much thought…

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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

…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 www.amazon.com and other book retailers…

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The Best CoQ10 Supplement to Take

…increased their CoQ10 intake. It was that noticeable! Now it’s your turn: Do you take a CoQ10 supplement? You May Also Be Interested In: * Heart Myth Debunked: Saturated Fat Isn’t the Enemy * A Powerful Metabolism-Booster from Green Tea

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