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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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For Heart-Healthy Eating, Up Fats & Reduce Carbs

…The Great Cholesterol Myth know that sugar, not fats (including saturated fats), is the real demon in heart disease. But putting that advice into action for heart-healthy eating can be challenging, which is why my co-author Dr. Jonny Bowden and I created The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook. This is Your…

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

…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-fats—which…

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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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Winter Survival for Your Body and Mind

…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 our…

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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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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…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 the benefits…

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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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