Dr. Stephen Sinatra and Dr. Jonny Bowden get to the heart of cholesterol
Dr. Sinatra is a gifted cardiologist who, through experience, has learned to think outside the box when it comes to heart disease. Learn how to look at cholesterol and heart disease differently. This book is vital for anyone with heart disease, high cholesterol, taking statins, or if you simply want to protect yourself from heart disease in the future.
Overview from Dr. Sinatra
Heart disease is the #1 disease killer, and despite all that you have heard, cholesterol is not the reason.
Cholesterol is, in fact, a natural substance produced by your body to convert sunlight to vitamin D, and to make sex hormones, vital semi-permeable membranes for your trillions of cells, and bile salts for digestion. Even your brain makes cholesterol, and uses it to build connections between the neurons that facilitate learning and memory.
Your body makes cholesterol because it needs it!
The real perpetrators of heart disease are inflammation, stress, and overeating sugar and processed foods. That's what you need to do something about. Not obsess about your cholesterol. Or obsess about saturated fat. A high carb diet is the problem.
Dr. Sinatra used to believe that cholesterol and fat were the problem, but during his forty years as a physician he learned otherwise from his own patients and extensive research.
He also learned that cholesterol lowering drugs are unnecessary for most people, are way over-prescribed, and are not as safe as people think. The side effects are many and, unfortunately, often dismissed by doctors when patients complain.
For decades, the public has been misled and misinformed about heart disease. Dr. Sinatra decided to try and do something about it. That's why he teamed up with nutrition expert Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., to write this book that presents powerful scientific evidence against one of the biggest myths of modern medicine.
The Great Cholesterol Myth is about educating and separating fact from fiction, and, equally important, providing a solid how-to program based on research and clinical findings to effectively prevent, manage, and reverse heart disease.
Chapter 1: Why You Should Be Skeptical of Cholesterol as an Indicator of Heart Disease
Corporate greed, scientifically questionable studies, fuzzy mathematics and statistics, and deceptive marketing have created a billion dollar business...
Chapter 2: "Cholesterol Is Harmless!"
Cholesterol has multiple functions in the body and is essential for optimum health. In short, it's your friend because...
Chapter 3: Inflammation: The True Cause of Heart Disease
The real cause of heart disease is chronic inflammation which damages the inner lining of blood vessels. Chronic inflammation has multiple causes, and small-particle inflammatory LDL is only but one of them...
Chapter 4: Sugar: The Real Demon in the Diet
Sugar causes heart disease because it elicits insulin surges. Insulin, a powerful fat-storing hormone, inflames blood vessels...
Chapter 5: The Truth about Fat: It's Not What You Think
Saturated and monounsaturated fats are your friends, as are omega-3 fatty acids. Processed omega-6 oils, like canola oil, and trans-fats are the fats you must avoid because...
Chapter 6: The Statin Scam
Statin drugs aren't for everyone. In short, they're good for middle aged men with coronary disease, especially those with low HDL...
Chapter 7: Help Your Heart with These Supplements
Targeted nutritional supplements are vital for health, especially to support the heart in this age of environmental and electromagnetic contamination...
Chapter 8: Stress: The Silent Killer
Emotional stress, quite frankly, is a stronger risk factor for heart disease than cholesterol ever was. And stress is not just "in your head"...
Chapter 9: Putting It All Together – Simple and Easy Blueprint for a Healthy Heart – and Life!
A simple, strategic plan for optimizing your health. Learn which foods to eat and which to avoid, what tests to ask your doctor for...
To purchase the book go to Dr. Sinatra's Books web page.