Western medicine has migrated toward specialization and prescriptions drugs—this leads us to missing the forest for the trees. omen’s medicine is full of “symptom masking and medicine stacking.” Statin use to lower cholesterol is just one more example of this less-than-ideal approach to women’s healthcare.
Western medicine has migrated toward specialization and prescriptions drugs—this leads us to missing the forest for the trees. Women’s medicine is full of “symptom masking and medicine stacking.” Statin use to lower cholesterol is just one more example of this less-than-ideal approach to women’s healthcare.
Exchanging fatty foods for lower-fat alternatives will help people shift around 3.5 pounds without any other form of dieting. People taking part in recent trials saw their waistlines become slimmer and levels of LDL cholesterol decrease.
The results demonstrate that weight loss can happen without actively trying to lose weight beyond simply choosing foods lower in fat.
Cholesterol plays a key role in regulating proteins involved in cell signaling and may be important to many other cell processes, an international team of researchers reported in Nature Communications.
Last year, cardiologist Stephen Sinatra and I came together to write a book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease and the Statin-Free Plan That Will.Trying to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to prevent obesity by cutting out lettuce. Surprised? Read on.By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”
Editor’s note: Recently our sister journal, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (ATHM), convened a roundtable discussion featuring four leaders in complementary medicine. Stephen Sinatra, MD, is America’s top integrative cardiologist and a best-selling author.What does the science say?By Adam Swenson
The actual relationship between cholesterol and heart disease is complex, a moving target.Uncovering the true lurking killer behind heart diseaseBy Adam Swenson
Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries by 40 percent. Taking capsules containing polyphenols—of the type found in apples—had a similar but less potent effect.
The potential cardiovascular benefits of the blueberry may be related to berries’ anthocyanins interacting with bile acids to promote cholesterol reduction, suggests data from a study with hamsters.
I’m going to tell you a secret—something that the smartest, most cutting-edge health professionals already know and talk about amongst themselves. This information isn’t widely known or accepted yet, but it will be, at which point we will all shake our heads, look back, and say, “What were we thinking?”
Get ready to be shocked.Get ready to be shocked: high cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease.By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS