The Great Cholesterol Myth

For Heart-Healthy Eating, Up Fats & Reduce Carbs

…my book 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…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

cholesterol. Most doctors and cardiologists are still testing their patients’ cholesterol numbers and wearing out their prescription pads with orders for prescription-lowering statin drugs. Meanwhile the true cause of heart disease, inflammation, is still largely ignored. The Great Cholesterol Myth

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…bodies have many forms of cholesterol, some harmful and some not. Plus, manufacturers have created drugs to lower some components of cholesterol and to raise others. Despite the great strides we’ve made in educating ourselves about high cholesterol, a huge number of myths still abound. One of them…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…half-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…

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Are Airport Security Scanners Safe?

…is 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

cholesterol. So, if your triglycerides are 100 mg/dl, your HDL cholesterol should be 50 mg/dl. Anything under 3:5 is considered 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

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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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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 near death…

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