Our eGuide to Cholesterol Control and Heart Health features drug and non-drug approaches to lowering cholesterol, including supplements, home remedies, anti-inflammatory foods, red yeast rice, statins, and other medications. In it, we discuss the little-known risk factor Lp(a) and what you can do about it. We also describe some of the debates about the best diets for lowering cholesterol and maintaining heart health.
It includes information you need about the latest cholesterol drugs and non-drug treatments. Find out how Laura E. lowered her LDL cholesterol 44 points in 5 weeks without medications! (c) 2009
I was hoping for a revised take on the subject matter. I am under pressures from my cardiologist and primary care physician to stay on the statin drugs, even feeling weak with muscle atrophy. They claim new tweaks are available. I questioned that, hoping new evidence to the contrary would be presented in the article.
There was a lot of info. Some that I was unaware of like LPA.
I liked how you presented medical and natural options.
I appreciate the research that goes into your reports.
Thank you for this very informative article. I was surprised to learn that LP levels are an important indicator, but not necessarily included in most cholesterol tests. Will be discussing this with my doctors.
Very thorough, informative, interesting and up-to-date. Fully agrees with my “food Bible,” Taubes’s “Good Calories, Bad Calories.” If you want a printed copy, prepare to copy 44 pages.
Of what I read so far seems to be good and up to date.
It’s great to see the results of various studies that clearly contradict the promotional literature distributed by the drug companies. As a trained scientist, I am appalled by the claims made by the drug companies based on data that is statistically invalid. Statins and the focus on cholesterol are clearly misunderstood by the mainstream medical community.
I got some valuable pointers. I’m still re-reading it.
Elle, you are absolutely right, and we are working on it.
Joe and Terry, Thanks for a terrific guide on cholesterol issues–I have really benefited from it! BUT it’s time for an update! Surely, in over ten years there has been sufficient new research and modifications to our understanding to merit a fresh look.
I liked the report very much, it is very informative and well written. I will use some
of the sections and try to get my Cholesterol down to a manageable level.
I can only recommend the booklet.
I have purchased printed guides from The People’s Pharmacy, and all have been exceptionally good. I had trouble downloading and printing this one, but customer service was very helpful. I received an email with an attached PDF and an apology for my difficulty. I will not hesitate to purchase another. Their podcast is outstanding, as is their emailed newsletter.
I initially gave a low rating since even after I was asked to review this guide, I hadn’t received it. I reached out to customer service, and the reply took a few days, but the service was great, and I was sent the guide in a email with an apology.
The guide itself is comprehensive and a great resource for a quick overview of what foods should be eaten, and which avoided. It includes the natural/homeopathic information I’ve come to appreciate from the People’s Pharmacy in a concise format. This guide is great information I would encourage anyone to review.
The article was more information than I expected. I pay close attention to cholesterol readings and learned more by reading the article. The other thing I liked about the article was the wealth of CURRENT information.
It took several tries to get the booklet but once I received it I found it very, very good. I wanted it to discuss with my M.D. who is quite pushy about statins as an automatic medicine since I have diabetes. The booklet has much information. I appreciate Peoples Pharmacy and will continue to do so! This has just what I needed as well as more about Mucinex.Thank you so much.
This product is written very clearly, citing scientific literature as appropriate with an explanation in plain English, and gives practical suggestions. Nice job!
I too thought I would receive booklet by mail; would have preferred that option rather than digital copy. I was specifically seeking more information on red yeast rice and found the information somewhat lacking. It’s not bad but I was hoping for more.
I’m trying to avoid statins so I thought this information would be valuable, as I need alternative suggestions. I found the pamphlet informative and very useful. It remains to be seen how successful I will be in following the guidelines.
Dear Gail, making these guides digital means they can readily be updated, whereas there is always a lag time when you have to make print copies. We are sorry you were disappointed. Everyone else should note: these are DIGITAL, electronic, online resources, not printed brochures.
I thought I would be receiving my Order through the U.S. Postal Service to read at my leisure, not to read as email (Digital) on my cell phone. Very misleading, and as an elder, too much to read at one sitting because you could not “pin“ your stopping point.
My doctor is sometimes mildly irritated when I refuse to take statins and cholesterol-lowering drugs. I have never had a good outcome for any I have taken, including Lipitor, Zocor, and several others. I am determined to use diet and exercise to lower my cholesterol. Your booklet gave me lots of info on the myriad drugs on the market. Now I am armed with good info if my doctor tries to recommend another one. If you have pertinent info when going to see your doctor, don’t let the doc browbeat you. You know your body best. Be precise and to the point when protesting. The doctor does not always know best.