Heart Disease / Cholesterol
For the last half century, the medical establishment has vigorously promoted the notion that high cholesterol is a primary risk factor for coronary heart disease, and that a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol causes heart disease. These hypotheses are widely accepted as fact by many physicians and the general public alike, despite the overwhelming body of evidence that suggests otherwise.
In the following articles, I review over fifty years of research demonstrating that:
- High cholesterol is not the primary cause of heart disease.
- Diets high in saturated fat and cholesterol don’t cause heart disease.
- Consumption of so-called “heart healthy” vegetable oils is linked to heart disease, cancer and many other conditions.
- Statin drugs don’t reduce the risk of death for most people, and have dangerous side effects and complications.
I also discuss the latest theories on what causes heart disease and a truly “heart healthy” approach to diet and lifestyle that is supported by both modern science and centuries of traditional wisdom.
Series: The Diet-Heart Myth
- Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Are Not the Enemy
- Why Everyone Should Know Their LDL Particle Number
- What Causes Elevated LDL Particle Number?
- Statins Don’t Save Lives in People Without Heart Disease
- How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Naturally
- Study Reveals Doubt on Cholesterol Drug
- Three Eggs a Day Keep the Doctor Away!
- The Truth About Statin Drugs
- Research Alert: Antidepressants & Cholesterol
- Inflammation Worsens Danger of Heart Disease
- More on Statin Side Effects
- More Silly Shenanigans Against Saturated Fat
- Have Some Butter With Your Veggies!
- New Study Puts Final Nail in the “Saturated Fat Causes Heart Disease” Coffin
- Ten Steps to Preventing Heart Disease Naturally
- Why You Should Eat More (not less) Cholesterol
- For a healthy heart, stick to butter
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debunking 5 common (but dangerous) myths about cholesterol that could be putting you at risk.