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Extended Audio Sample The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Wont Prevent Heart Disease - and the Statin-Free Plan That Will (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Stephen T. Sinatra
4.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 54.52 out of 5 4.52 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen T. Sinatra Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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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-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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mara | 2/14/2014

    " Introduces a paradigm shift for which we may be ready... Or perhaps it serves to underscore my thought that we have NO IDEA how or what to eat. A worthwhile read, though observe caution: there are several glaring contradictions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 2/12/2014

    " Very good book full of interesting facts about cholesterol, what it does and doesn't do and why we need it as well as the truth about how to prevent heart disease. The recipe for health was no different than what I've read before in Dean Ornish's books or in Dr. Mark Hyman's book, The Blood Sugar Solution and I've personally experienced that this method works for weight loss and better heath. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 2/2/2014

    " If you have heart disease or not, are on a statin or not this us a must read and a game changer! Although it is not a quick read it is packed with great info! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse Barnes | 2/2/2014

    " Great overview of the current state of cardiovascular science. This book goes through some of the history of the cholesterol myth, covers studies that contradict it, and past and current work that points at inflammation and oxidation as the real root causes of heart disease. Highly recommended for anyone with "high cholesterol" or any concerns about heart disease. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 1/30/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra Daniels-zeller | 1/20/2014

    " This books sets out a compelling idea--that high cholesterol is neither an indicator of heart disease, nor is it necessarily bad for you. Backed by studies, the authors present lots of evidence that sugar not fat is the bd guy when it comes to heart disease. Though they aren't the first to point fingers at sugar and how horrible it is, when all the studies are laid out, They could be right. I learned more about the role of cholesterol in the body, why it's important, and how it got vilanized, and even now, doctors don't want to let go of outdated notions. Way too many people are on statin drugs to lower cholesterol, yet the same numbers of people still die of heart disease. The downside of this book was the conversational tone with the reader, phrases such as "Let me repeat that:" and "Are your eyes glazed over yet?" made me feel like the authors had their ideal reader figured out and it wasn't me. Also, the dietary recommendations seemed expensive and somewhat unreasonable. How does one eat cherries two times a week when they're only in season a few months during the summer, and was that sour or sweet cherries? But Omega 3 oils are high on the list of good foods, and poegranate juice and dark chocolate. And any book that promotes good dark chocolate is okay in my book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 1/18/2014

    " Paradigm shifting. Great book that will change the way you think about saturated fat and cholesterol. I think everyone should read this b/c what we've always been told about carbs and vegetable oils is completely wrong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawna Kinsman | 1/3/2014

    " Every person who has heart disease in their family, has heart disease or just wants to learn about the cause of heart disease needs to read this book. Especially women!! Excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa M | 12/13/2013

    " A lot of useful information. I, too, have been made to believe that statins have little side effects. Easy to read. Read on one day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/2/2013

    " Best book yet on fat/cholesterol/statin "scam". A little long but has some nice sections that define the high points. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garry | 11/24/2013

    " Changed my whole perspective on cholesterol. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 11/2/2013

    " This book just reiterates to me what I already know to be true. Sugar is bad, fat is good. Now I just wish sugar wasn't so darn addictive! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Heath | 10/30/2013

    " An excellent read! Definitely gives you all the more reason to take care of yourself. And realize that the enemy is sugar, sucrose!! Not cholesterol per say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl Valentine | 9/19/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/30/2013

    " Great information about how sugar causes inflammation in the body. I stopped my statin drug after reading this book. I will go to my next doctor appointment armed with the blood tests that are recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 8/21/2013

    " This book is a must-read. It's easy to get through, and the ideas are based on decades of scientific findings. This is not about fads. I will never take another statin, and I am making further diet and nutrition shifts because of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 8/18/2013

    " Good book!! Everyone with a cholesterol problem or is on Statin (cholesterol lowering drug) should read this book. Lots of new information. It's an eye opener!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kriece Kriece | 8/11/2013

    " one of the most important books I have read in years - highly recommended "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C. | 8/5/2013

    " Strongly recommend everyone to read the valuable information contained in this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 7/13/2013

    " Awesome book, a must read for anyone who has been told that they should be taking a Statin drug for cholesterol. This book was so good, I'm reading it again, highlighter in hand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 6/26/2013

    " enlightening, hopefully it is not true in all respects "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 6/18/2013

    " The science behind cholesterol is well explained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanna zalesny | 5/16/2013

    " A fabulous, easy to understand (and quite entertaining at times) guide for anyone worried about their cardiac health but has felt overwhelmed or confused by all the information out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Grinols | 3/17/2013

    " a must read for anyone who wants to understand how cholesterol really effects heart disease "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antje | 3/11/2013

    " So far, an eye opener. Should be required reading in med school. "

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