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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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    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
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    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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    Lisa Marie Niagara Falls, NY, US 06-02-14
    Lisa Marie Niagara Falls, NY, US 06-02-14

    I am electric!!!

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    "I read this, then my doctor confirmed!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Great Cholesterol Myth the most enjoyable?

    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".


    What did you like best about this story?

    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)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great info for anyone needing or wanting to learn about Cholesterol.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paz Efrat Jacksonville, FL 05-28-14
    Paz Efrat Jacksonville, FL 05-28-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Truly enlightening book. Highly informative"
    What did you love best about The Great Cholesterol Myth?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


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    Russell Bernard Salt Lake City, Utah United States 04-05-14
    Russell Bernard Salt Lake City, Utah United States 04-05-14
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    "Very Informative"

    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.

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    Robert Patterson Calgary, AB Canada 02-07-14
    Robert Patterson Calgary, AB Canada 02-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A pleasant surprise!"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce B Dudley, MA USA 01-08-14
    Bruce B Dudley, MA USA 01-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent in-depth information"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tom NASHVILLE, TN, United States 12-16-13
    tom NASHVILLE, TN, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2012

    Marketing maven for sustainable construction!

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    "An academic dismemberment of a long held fallacy."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    Any book that targets sugar as our greatest dietary threat.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The discussion on the studies that allowed statins to be accepted as a remedy for misunderstood dietary maladies.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed at the Medical establishment and cried to think of how much money they have sucked out of me.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read if your doctor has just put you on statins for high cholesterol.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur MEMPHIS, TN, United States 10-27-13
    Arthur MEMPHIS, TN, United States 10-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A must read if you take statin drugs."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Amazon Customer United States 08-13-13
    Amazon Customer United States 08-13-13 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    Would you listen to The Great Cholesterol Myth again? Why?

    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


    What did you like best about this story?

    broke things into understandable segments


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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