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Free Talk: The Truth about Cholesterol


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Join me for a public talk on the truth about cholesterol.

Attention Bay Area HEALTHY SKEPTIC readers!

I am offering a free public talk next week in Berkeley, CA which debunks the myth that cholesterol causes heart disease. We’ll also explore the true causes of heart disease as well as simple dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to protect yourself and your loved ones. See below for details. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 21st from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Acupuncture & Integrated Medicine College, Berkeley (AIMC Berkeley)
2550 Shattuck Avenue (at Blake)
10-minute walk south on Shattuck from Downtown Berkeley BART
510.666.8248 ext. 106

For over 50 years, 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 physicians and the general public alike, despite the overwhelming body of evidence that suggests otherwise.

During this two-hour talk, we’ll review scientific studies demonstrating that:

  1. High cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease
  2. Low cholesterol worsens your physical and mental health and increases your chances of dying prematurely
  3. Diets high in saturated fat and cholesterol don’t cause heart disease, but they do promote health and longevity
  4. Consumption of so-called “heart healthy” vegetable oils is linked to heart disease, cancer and many other conditions

You’ll also learn 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.

The presentation draws on more than 150 peer-reviewed studies published in major journals and the work of an impressive list of physicians, scientists and researchers who question the connection between cholesterol and heart disease.

  1. @Dr whatson on daily cholestrol:

    Thanks for your response. LDL cholesterol on its own doesn’t cause heart disease. Oxidized cholesterol causes heart disease. Therefore, the way to prevent heart disease is to reduce oxidative damage. The two main ways to do that are to 1) drastically reduce intake of all polyunsaturated oils (which are the first lipids to oxidize in a lipoprotein), and 2) ensure adequate intake of CoQ10 and other antioxidants.

    Inflammation is another primary contributor to CHD. Stress, smoking, and lack of physical activity are three major causes of inflammation. It follows that exercise, not smoking and managing stress are important for preventing heart disease.

  2. Thanks for your kind words, G.

    I haven’t heard of Dr. Davis, but it definitely seems we’re in alignment on several issues. I’ll check him out.

    Thanks for the link!

  3. Hi,

    I love your blog! I wish I could attend…

    Here is a physician who debunks cholesterol and MANY other myths regarding heart disease.

    Dr. Davis has the tried and tested solutions for heart disease reversal. His recent publication is the first to show reversal on EBT heartscan with vitamin D (at FASEB in April San Diego, CA). Yes, vitamin D (you’ve written about some of its potent properties). (He likes K2 also!)

    Keep up the strong work!!