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The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease - and the Statin-Free Plan That Will | [Stephen T. Sinatra, Jonny Bowden]

The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease - and the Statin-Free Plan That Will

Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry.
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Publisher's Summary

Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols - with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol - have it all wrong. Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry.

The Great Cholesterol Myth reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including:

  • Inflammation
  • Fibrinogen
  • Triglycerides
  • Homocysteine
  • Belly fat
  • Triglyceride to HCL ratios
  • High glycemic level

Bestselling health authors Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stephen Sinatra, M.D. give listeners a four-part strategy based on the latest studies and clinical findings for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease, focusing on diet, exercise, supplements, and stress and anger management.

Get proven, evidence-based strategies from the experts with The Great Cholesterol Myth.

©2012 Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra, M.D. (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Anyone skeptical of the notion that there is more to heart disease than 'cut your fat, take a statin drug' would be well served by [listening to] this book." (William Davis, M.D.)

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    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 06-02-14
    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 06-02-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Excellent, Excellent, Excellent"

    This is such important information. It is written in many places on blogs and podcasts and it is still treated as rare and unusual information.
    The research is here, the information to save your own life is here, please read this.
    The narrator is good also, considering the subject matter, he kept it interesting.
    Thank you for writing this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KATHERINE KINGWOOD, TEXAS 03-18-14
    KATHERINE KINGWOOD, TEXAS 03-18-14 Member Since 2015

    Tell us about yourself! An Audible member since 2006 and a voracious reader always.

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    "EXCELLENT EXPLANATION OF CHOLESTEROL"
    Would you listen to The Great Cholesterol Myth again? Why?

    I will listen to it again because of all the helpful information offered.


    What other book might you compare The Great Cholesterol Myth to and why?

    I don't usually read this type of book, but due to high cholesterol problem, I decided to delve into this one. It was written with down-to-earth explanations which my doctor had neither the time or desire to go over with me. It also gave me other alternatives to statin drugs, which I immediately put to use and seem to be working like a charm.


    What about George K. Wilson’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed Wilson's performance very much as he has a clear and smooth voice. He was an excellent choice for this material.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did....so interesting and easy to understand. I could not put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    Very grateful that this book was in the Audible Library.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard D. Martel Newark, DE United States 07-18-13
    Richard D. Martel Newark, DE United States 07-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Data driven analysis is good but it contradicts current medical profession arguments about cholesterol hazards.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    What about George K. Wilson’s performance did you like?

    Very Understandable


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Lots of controversial ideas


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy reading about both sides of an issue and this is definitely not the mainstream view

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    adi ashdod, Israel 05-17-13
    adi ashdod, Israel 05-17-13
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    "brilliant!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Cholesterol Myth to be better than the print version?

    assuming their the same... it's a great piece of work - read or listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Cholesterol Myth?

    realizing the actual role and importance of cholesterol and, therefore, the absurdity of the misconception.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    exposing the real criminal (sugar)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the overall experience was moving


    Any additional comments?

    extremely informative, well written... just get it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dan NEWTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, United States 02-23-13
    Dan NEWTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, United States 02-23-13
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    "Decades worth of science"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, everyone. There is a lot of misinformation in conventional knowledge on saturated fat and cholesterol and the authors of this book thoroughly clear away all the misconceptions and skewed statistics on the subject.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Louann Wilcock Urbana, IL United States 02-19-13
    Louann Wilcock Urbana, IL United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great summary of the cholesterol wars"
    What did you love best about The Great Cholesterol Myth?

    I love the procedural history.


    What other book might you compare The Great Cholesterol Myth to and why?

    Fat Chance - all of these books support the premise that we are chasing the wrong tail in our fight for health.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Too long for that. But it did make for a great car ride!


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Pascoe San Francisco, CA United States 06-02-15
    Richard Pascoe San Francisco, CA United States 06-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Challenge your doctor with the truth!"

    One of the best books I've listened to about the cholesterol myth. Every doctor practicing medicine should read this book, and stop being enslaved by your idol Big Pharma. It's an eye opening experience. There's a lot of great information within the pages of this book. I highly recommend it.

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    Katrina 04-07-15
    Katrina 04-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "The info we all need"

    The Great Cholesterol Myth is a wonderful look into our systems needs on a level we can all understand. It shares the way food can be our medicine and the every day choices we make add to and build our health or lead to the damage of our systems. Learn what to eat and why.

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    Sharon Parmeter 03-19-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Wow! What we all need to know!"

    An awesome book that puts the information in layman terms. I feel like I can now be in control of my health.

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    patricia 09-14-14
    patricia 09-14-14
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    "A must read!"
    If you could sum up The Great Cholesterol Myth in three words, what would they be?

    Enlightening, healthy, researched.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Knowledge


    Any additional comments?

    Every American should read this book.
    If you take statins ( medication to lower cholesterol) it is a must read.
    Physicians read it- makes sense!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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