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:
Get proven, evidence-based strategies from the experts with The Great Cholesterol Myth.
©2012 Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra, M.D. (P)2013 Tantor
"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.)
Enlightening, healthy, researched.
Every American should read this book.
If you take statins ( medication to lower cholesterol) it is a must read.
Physicians read it- makes sense!
I am electric!!!
This book was recommend to me by my uncle. When I found it here, i downloaded it due to lack of time I had to actually sit and read. Unless you are a real health nut this book is hard to get into. It is very interesting, but I would not say "enjoyable".
Of course people can say there are three sides to every story. Mine, yours and the truth is somewhere in the middle. So, what makes this story the truth? Well, I choose to believe this version. I felt it was well presented, made sense and had information which could back of the facts which were presented. (Some which I found)
There is a part where he explains how to break down your blood work to tell if you are a high risk for heart disease which is more accurate then the basic blood testing conducted now. Do this math on your own and determine if you need a Cholesterol medication instead of your doctor telling you. In addition there are further tests available many of which is covered by insurances.
Great info for anyone needing or wanting to learn about Cholesterol.
I found this book to be extremely informative and enlightening. Many of the beliefs about Cholesterol and health which have been prevalent in our society for the past decades are debunked using actual data (imagine that). As I listened to the book, I found that many of the authors' findings were in line with my own observations about the health & habits of people that I know. The information & guidance provided in this book was compelling to me. I definitely plan to purchase the Kindle version so that I can begin to follow the recommended medical action plan.
I found that the narration was slow and robotic-like. It was very strange. I was forced to play the audio book at 1.5x or even 2x speed to get through it.
This book was very informative and helped me decide if I should take statins. I enjoyed the information in this book, And learned the dangers of lowering Cholesterol to far.
This book was surprising, to say the least. It doing all the right stuff. Jam packed with useful information, and entertaining throughout. The authors have a great sense for when it's getting necessarily technical, and they apologetically back up and re-focus the discussion.
I really can't say enough good stuff about this book. The narrator seams a natural for the part, and the reading is seamless.
If this subject matter is at all interesting to you... then get this book.
The authors seam to be in the sweet spot between embracing conventional medicine and questioning conventional medicine!
I have listened to other books that, altogether, contained much of the information that was in this book, but non were nearly as comprehensive. It was obvious that much in-depth research and analysis was done by the author. While I was already following some of his recommendations, this gave me a more complete plan, and was much more concise than the other books that I have read on this subject.
Quality, I am interested only in essential quality.
Absolutely. I have been questioning the foundations of this medication for at least ten years. Finally, some facts that answer the questions and when I approached my Doctor, he was unable to refute them.
Promptly took me off 40 mgs of Atorvastatin.
Any book that targets sugar as our greatest dietary threat.
The discussion on the studies that allowed statins to be accepted as a remedy for misunderstood dietary maladies.
I laughed at the Medical establishment and cried to think of how much money they have sucked out of me.
A must read if your doctor has just put you on statins for high cholesterol.
Also if you have a history of heart disease in your family. This is just not opinion, but backed up by facts. Remember the drug companies spend a lot of money to get you to buy their drugs. Not too many times do we get the other side of the story.
Say something about yourself!
You would think it would be in the best interset to big corporations that they give us heathly food. NOt just cause it the right thing to do but it infact makes US live longer and if we live longer we use more of the green aka money.
this book is very informative
broke things into understandable segments
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