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895 The Great Cholesterol Myth

Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here’s what it’s about:

We’ve all heard that high cholesterol is a prelude to a heart attack. But doctors and patients alike may have been misled into focusing on this single risk factor among more than a hundred others. Our guests have scoured the medical literature and concluded that we need to re-think our approach to cholesterol and heart disease.

What is the optimal diet to reduce your risk of heart disease? (And why don’t you need to worry about the cholesterol in your breakfast eggs?) Our guests give surprising–but evidence-based–advice on healthy living.

One further note: The New York Times blog this week describes the Sidney Diet Heart Study showing more cardiovascular mortality among the volunteers getting less saturated fat.

Guests: Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is a nationally recognized expert on nutrition, weight loss, and health. He is the author of several best-selling titles, including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. His website is www.jonnybowden.com.

Stephen Sinatra, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist and educator. His Heart MD Institute (www.heartmdinstitute.com) is an educational platform focused on prevention and proactive lifestyle changes to live a healthier life. He is the author of Reverse Heart Disease Now and The Sinatra Solution. The photo is of Dr. Sinatra.

Drs. Bowden and Sinatra have joined forces to write The Great Cholesterol Myth, Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease–and the Statin-Free Plan That Will. Get the details on what tests make sense, what you should eat and which supplements they recommend.

The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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