Myth About Cholesterol

The Great Cholesterol Myth

…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 was just released. In fact, some of you may have caught my interview about the book on The 700 Club . The airing helped…

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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

cholesterol testing has been able to single out this important type of cholesterol. I believe that both of these cholesterol blood tests will not only change how we treat cholesterol, but how we talk about cholesterol guidelines. It’s common to hear generalizations such as “LDL is bad cholesterol,…

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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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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 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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The Best CoQ10 Supplement to Take

Years ago when I first learned about coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), few doctors had heard of it. Now, I couldn’t imagine practicing cardiology without it. That’s because CoQ10 is the “spark” that fuels energy production inside every single cell—including your heart, which is the biggest energy user…

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4 Foods for Depression

…in sulfur and magnesium, both 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…

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