• Cholesterol Down

  • Ten Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in Four Weeks - Without Prescription Drugs
  • By: Janet Bond Brill PhD RD LDN
  • Narrated by: Virginia Wolf
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you are one of the nearly 100 million Americans struggling with high cholesterol, then Dr. Janet Brill offers you a revolutionary new plan for taking control of your health - without the risks of statin drugs. 

With Dr. Brill's breakthrough Cholesterol Down Plan, you simply add nine "miracle foods" to your regular diet and 30 minutes of walking to your daily routine. That's all. This straightforward and easy-to-follow program can lower your LDL ("bad") cholesterol by as much as 47 percent in just four weeks. 

Cholesterol Down explains Dr. Brill's 10-point plan as well as the science behind it. You'll learn how each miracle food affects LDL cholesterol and how the foods work together for maximum effect as well as: 

  • How eating whole grains helps reduce LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream
  • Why antioxidants keep plaque from building up in your arteries
  • Why walking just 30 minutes a day lowers "bad" cholesterol and cuts dangerous belly fat

With everything you need to stay focused on the plan, including a daily checklist, a six-month chart for racking LDL cholesterol changes, tools for assessing your risk level for cardiovascular disease, sample weekly menus, and even heart-healthy recipes, Cholesterol Down is the safe and effective alternative or complement to statin drugs.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2006 Janet Brill, PhD; foreword copyright 2006 by Jennifer H. Mieres, MD (P)2019 Tantor

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Awesome book

In January, I had to have my appendix taken out and while doing the CT scan of my chest they found a small amount of plaque in my arteries. I got a stress test and a cholesterol test done in July. I passed the stress test with flying colors but I failed my cholesterol test. Overall my cholesterol was 206, triglycerides was 455, LDL was 94. Not good.
So my doctor gave me lipitor but I knew I needed to do something different. I completely changed how I worked out and I bought Cholesterol Down from audible. I listened, followed it to a T and retook my blood test and the results are freaking shocking ( too me ):

Cholesterol- July 205 Sept - 111

Triglycerides- July 455 Sept - 129

LDL- July - 94 Sept - 52

Your book helped turn my life around, I eat a boring diet but it came from your book and it works:

Breakfast - Steel Cut Oatmeal w banana and flaxseed

Snack - Quest bar / cantaloupe/ watermelon

Lunch - Bowl of kashi almond cereal with flaxseed with cashew milk.

Snack - Almonds and Quest bar

Dinner - Salmon or Chicken, green peas or beans

I also eat Greek yogurt twice a day.

On weekends, I eat guacamole and flaxseed blue corn chips.

If you need to lower your cholesterol, this book will help you.





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Great Information!!

This book was well thought out and EXPLAINS the reasoning for Each Step Of The Program With THOUGHTFUL DETAIL!

Every question I had about cholesterol and how to lower it was answered in a very simple but EDUCATIONAL format.

I've been following the plan for about a month now and definitely notice some differences, For The Better, in myself.

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It works, but it's A LOT of pills

This is a good book and it did actually help my cholesterol. Total 243 --> 218, Triglycerides 151 --> 98, LDL 161 --> 141. The downside of it is that if you follow the pill regiment it's about 23 PILLS PER DAY which is a crazy amount. I don't want to be on Lipitor and all of its potential side effects, but 1 pill vs 23 is a big difference. I followed the diet mostly, but it can also be a challenge eating that much of all those things.

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This could have been an email

The book takes a lot of pages to just suggest a few things: oatmeal, apples, beans, nuts, margarine or sterols, and tofu

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I recommend this book

Straight forward and actually some of the steps in this book to follow for lowering cholesterol are steps that I take now. Some of the foods in this book I’m currently eating and my cholesterol lowered without medication. This was prior to listening to this book. I purchased out of curiosity, but overall a very good book.

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Just the information that I needed

Statins are a tool and not the solution. This is a potential control mechanism