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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 fathigh 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 levelsBestselling health authors Jonny Bowden PhD and Stephen Sinatra MD give readers a 4 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 managementGet proven evidence based strategies from the experts with The Great Cholesterol Myth


10 thoughts on “The Great Cholesterol Myth

  1. says:

    Doc told me my LDL cholesterol was too high so I went out and got this book and now I have stopped worrying about itHence the five starsActually what I did was get Steven Sinatra's other book on the new cardiology and Dwight Lundell's and some others and then I went and got a CT heart scan which gives you a beautifully detailed picture of what's going on in and around your heartThe results of the heart scan? Zero So screw this whole LDL number business it's just a way for big pharma to make billions of dollars


  2. says:

    Doctors can basically go to hell for telling people to eat fat free garbage for a generation For the past 25 years I haven't been able to eat an egg without someone at my table pantomiming a heart attack Lard was so uncool as to be completely absent in American supermarkets That all changed when I moved to Spain in 2006 where people didn’t get the memo about avoiding saturated fats like the plague This is about the third or fourth book that I have read on this topic all with this same conclusion cholesterol isn’t the cause of heart disease crappy trans fats are to a certain degree Before I started making my own mayonnaise a few years ago I wasn’t completely sure just what this stuff was Mayonnaise was completely vilified in America and people were urged to use fat free mayonnaise substitutes I don’t know what in the hell is in that Frankenstein concoction but real mayonnaise is olive oil an egg a little vinegar and some salt How could that be poison?If you are taking statin drugs you really need to read this book as well as a few others on this subject and probably find a new doctorEven if all these books are wrong and I die of heart failure it will be worth it to have been eating corn tortillas that I make with a good helping of lard I would say that my blood chorizo levels are off the charts too


  3. says:

    As a middle aged man I went to the doctor a couple of years ago and he read the riot act at me My LDL was too high Rather than blindly accept his recommendation to take statins to lower my cholesterol numbers I decided to research how to improve my health naturally without medicationsThis book adds much needed perspective to the uestion that many middle aged people ask themselves what do these cholesterol numbers really mean and do I really need to take an expensive drug from Big Pharma to lower my cholesterol numbers? Long story short cholesterol is a passenger rather than a driver of cardiovascular disease Lower cholesterol via meds is a complete scam and likely counter productiveTo be fair these are pretty bold statements and I'm not a MD or PhD or researcher But Bowden makes a pretty compelling case First and foremost the author lays out the scam that Big Pharma is playing on all of us There is a critical difference between absolute and relative risk Suppose you track 100 middle aged men over 5 years Two of them will have a heart attack Now give those same 100 men a statin Only one will have a heart attack That's an amazing 50% reduction in heart attacks right? Wrong It's a 1% absolute reduction in risk The pharmaceutical companies promote the relative risk reduction because it sounds AMAZING and they make loads of money selling statins; however the absolute risk reduction is negligible given the side effects of statins Worse yet the absolute risk of type 2 diabetes goes up 5% as I recall from the book when you take statins Do you really want to reduce your risk of heart disease by 1% and suffer all sorts of side effects including muscle pain weakness ED and only to increase your risk of diabetes by 5%? Hell no Also worth bringing up in that LDL is a blanket term that covers both 'good' LDL and 'dangerous' high density LDL Without understanding the nature of the LDL in a particular person's blood you have no idea of whether or not that LDL is healthy or unhealthy At the end of the day LDL is a passenger If you have high triglycerides low HDL and other markers of cardiovascularmetabolic disease you need to attack the root cause inflammation The standard American diet high simple carbohydrates vegetable oils factory farmed meats and dairy is causing chronic inflammation and drives insulin resistance in the bodyThe answer is redonkulously simple eat real food Eat food that your great grandparents would've recognized as food If it's in a box has plastic wrapping and so on it is probably not food It's probably a food productThree stars out of five The book expanded my knowledge of cholesterol and exposed the scam that Big Pharma is pulling on all of us but it was a book that I was happy to put down in the end Lots of information and not uite as readable as I had hoped for


  4. says:

    Great book Everyone who has heart disease in their family should read this Basically the biggest thing I got out of the book was the 4 heart disease killers 1 Oxidation 2 Inflammation 3 Sugar 4 Stress Big Pharma is pushing their statin drugs to lower your Cholesterol but that isn't the problem Its the high carbs and lifestyles that we live and eating Fatty foods is fine


  5. says:

    The Great Cholesterol Myth by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra exposes the great lie that cholesterol is bad Before reading this book I did not know much about cholesterol other than the fact that it was supposedly harmful and that you had to go on a specific diet to keep your cholesterol levels low No eggs beef or saturated fats such as butter and coconut oil Being a HUGE advocate of consuming high amounts of eggs and saturated fat and knowing how they are greatly beneficial health wise I did not have to study much about cholesterol to know that their hypothesis was very much fallacious But when talking to friends who were on the cholesterol diet I did not have a convincing enough argument I realized that I needed to study up on it so that I can better help others Cholesterol is a very important molecule that each and every cell in our bodies makes Without cholesterol we would die Our brain has high levels of cholesterol and is needed in order to retain our memory Cholesterol is also needed in order for our bodies to make vitamin D sex hormones and the acids needed for proper digestion Low levels of cholesterol are highly linked to depression suicide cancer erectile dysfunction memory loss accidents inflammation infections etc The idea that cholesterol is the cause of heart disease also known as the lipid hypothesis is just that even today a hypothesis Scientists still have yet to prove that cholesterol is dangerous and leads to heart disease Even interesting studies have shown that half of people who have been hospitalized because of a heart attack have normal levels of cholesterol while half of those with high levels have very healthy hearts Dr Jonny Bowden before becoming a nutritionist began to change his stance regarding cholesterol when he was a personal trainer He noticed that his clients who followed the low fat diet were not losing much weight or getting any healthier When some of his clients started following the high fat and low carb diet the results were remarkable Those clients had lost a lot of weight and were overall healthier than when they had begun This experience gave him a desire to study this subject in depth Dr Bowden along with co author and cardiologist Stephen Sinatra came to several conclusions based on their findings and proven research Among those conclusions are the following1Heart Disease is not caused by saturated fat On the contrary saturated fats coming from meat coconut oil eggs and butter are all fats that help protect the heart Trans fats are really the culprits2The Cholesterol Diet increases the risk of heart disease As mentioned above saturated fats protect the heart When we do not consume these foods are bodies are at greater risk for heart disease as well as other severe health conditions 3Lowering cholesterol does not lower the risk of heart disease According to the authors “cholesterol is a relatively minor player in heart disease and a poor predictor of heart attacks” pg 31 They also mention that over 50% of people in the hospital who have had heart attacks have standard cholesterol levels 4Sugar Causes Heart Disease Various studies in various countries show that sugar was the main culprit in heart disease Where sugar was not consumed in high amounts heart disease was not prevalent Countries where their inhabitants consumed sugar in higher amounts had much cases of heart disease Sugar lowers the body’s immunity and therefore the body cannot fight inflammation which leads to heart disease and other harmful conditions5Statins are harmful than helpful Cholesterol is not bad for you; therefore we do not need statins to lower cholesterol Statins also include many severe side effects such as memory loss movement impairment liver and skeletal muscle damage sexual dysfunction muscle pain weakened immunity and fatigue The body suffers from all these conditions just to supposedly prevent something that could possibly happen to the heart What’s interesting; statin drugs deplete the body of Co10 a nutrient that is necessary for proper heart function 6 Stress causes heart disease A little stress is good for the body; too much can be deadly Stress when in conjunction with other risks to health such as pesticides or drugs can be fatal It can also slow down the recover process from illnesses or even inhibit recovery putting extra strain on the heart and thus increasing the risk of heart attack stroke etc So why would so many people lie about cholesterol? The answer is pure greed Various pharmaceutical companies hospitals and food conglomerates make money selling statins and other drugs and low fat and low cholesterol foods The statins in and of itself rack in over 30 billion yearly Imagine what would happen to those pharmaceutical corporations if the FDA announced that cholesterol is not so bad after all Not only do the authors expose the great lie about lowering cholesterol they also have a section in the book on how to protect heart health naturally I found The Great Cholesterol Myth to be very informing in depth and written in a way that is easy to understand I am now able to supply proper evidence to my friends and family in exposing this harmful lie I am thankful for the opportunity I had to read this book and I hope that my knowledge of this subject will help others to become healthy and strong This review along with many other health book reviews can also be found on wwwdifferentkindoflivingwordpresscom


  6. says:

    This is in part a debunking of the saturated fat misinformation as covered in other books This book adds specific info on various cholesterol tests and then makes a whole bunch of claims about various nutritional supplements These claims seem a little fishy to me Some better books covering most of the same ground


  7. says:

    I'm looking forward to discussing the overwhelming negative research about cholesterol lowering drugs in this book with the referral Physician not my own whom rushed to prescribe a Statin drug for me notwithstanding my referral to him for an ear problem For about the last 5 years I've been warning my Friends with elevated cholesterol to avoid Statins like the plague based on articles by healthcare professionals that I researched and discovered when I picked up on the horribly dangerous effects not side effects but regular effects of StatinsThe research has been in for years The ignorance of GPs and the unwisdom of cardiologists who continue to buy into Big Pharma's con job about the wonders of Statins in preventing cardiac disease is almost unbelievableif it were not horribly realTheir denial of facts or their lack of time to read them nonetheless is condemning thousands of trusting people to death in North America aloneYou can read the short statements about why you might be wise to get the information this book will give you in a short article Cardiologists Ignore Facts at It's by a Toronto based physician Gifford Jones MD His inexpensive easy to use alternative available at your local health food store is explained in FA re Medi C Plus atEnjoy learning the truth and be wellGaryFPatton2013 07 13 gfp '42©


  8. says:

    With so many people on statin drugs in the United States this book is a must read The public has been duped


  9. says:

    Authors explain how they believe inflammation from too much sugar is the bigger factor in heart disease than high cholesterol levels Well written and makes sense


  10. says:

    I read this book in December of 2012 on my Kindle This was a must read book for everyone especially those people who are on a statin drug Jonny Bowden PhD and Dr Sinatra spell it out for us as to why it is not safe to be on statins I know this from my own experience my husband was on statins for as long as we can remember His doctor changed him to a new statin in the Fall of 2011 My husband is a diabetic His blood sugars began to rise and we couldn't figure out what was going on Then I read something about how if you don't have diabetes statin drugs can cause type 2 diabetes and if you already have diabetes you have a greater chance of your blood sugars risingMy husband cut his Crestor statin drug in half and we saw dramatic changes in his blood sugars They came down to a acceptable level of 90 mgdl fasting blood In the Spring of 2012 we went to the doctor and after the doctor looked at his blood results and told him that things were looking fine then we told him what happened and how we cut the statins in half etc The doctor was amazed He told us that the effects of the lower dose would take like 2 weeks to kick in so it wouldn't have showed up on this blood test Then we told him the real surprise was that we changed the medication nearly 5 months before this appointment I do not recommend ANYONE changing their medications That is not what this post is about Do not change medications without consulting your doctor firstIn the summer of 2012 my husband's doctor changed him to a generic form of statin drug because of costs Within 6 weeks he could hardly move because his muscle hurt him so much This is when he first told me what he was feeling I was very concerned that he may be in a condition called Rhabdomyolysis a serious condition in which when the muscle fibers break down a protein called myoglobin is released and enters the blood stream This protein can not be filtered out by the kidneys as a matter of course it basically clogs the kidneys See went for the blood test to be sure that this was not the case fortunately it was not and he did not have rhabdomyolysis What HE DID have was extremely sore muscles His doctor took him off all statins immediately The sore muscles lasted 5 months He could not walk easily nor could he bend It was a very bad timeDr Bowden and Dr Sinatra are trying to open the eyes of the public to show them basically what that they are being taken when they are put on statin drugs Not only that but they also point out how very very bad these drugs are for 98% of people The only people who should be on a statin are those people with high coronary calcium scores andor people who have had one heart attack already We teach classes in How We Beat Diabetes and the one thing we tell our classes over and over again is uestion Everything Don't just walk out of the doctor's office without finding out why how and when if you can come off the medication you have just been put on Thank you Dr Bowden and Dr Sinatra This book is a treasure for health