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The Diet-Heart Myth

Find out how 50-year old science is hurting your heart.

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In This eBook You’ll Learn

  • How to prevent and reverse heart disease naturally
  • Why statins don’t save lives in people without heart disease
  • High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease
  • The cause of elevated LDL particle number
  • Which version of the Paleo diet is best for preventing heart disease

Every 39 Seconds, One Person in the U.S. Dies of Cardiovascular Disease.

It’s hard to overstate the impact that cardiovascular disease (CVD) has in the United States. Consider the following:

  • Cardiovascular disease affects 65 million Americans
  • Close to one million Americans have a heart attack each year
  • 1 in 3 deaths that occurs in the U.S. is caused by cardiovascular disease
  • The total cost of cardiovascular disease in 2008 was estimated at $300 billion

Unfortunately, cardiovascular disease is one of the most misdiagnosed and mistreated conditions in medicine. We’ve learned a tremendous amount about what causes heart disease over the past decade, but the medical establishment is still operating on outdated science from 40-50 years ago.

Debunking Outdated, Harmful Myths About Cardiovascular Disease

Middle aged men sitting around after a workoutFor 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, despite the overwhelming body of evidence that suggests otherwise.

Which other common beliefs about heart health need to be revisited? This eBook will review fifty years of research and present more recent (and higher quality) evidence 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
  • Statin drugs don’t reduce the risk of death for most people, and have dangerous side effects and complications

Learn the Truth About A “Heart Healthy” Approach to Diet and Lifestyle.

Most of us grew up being told that foods like red meat, eggs and bacon raise our cholesterol levels. This idea is so deeply ingrained in our cultural psyche that few people even question it. But is it really true?

The diet-heart hypothesis—which holds that eating cholesterol and saturated fat raises cholesterol in our blood—originated with studies in both animals and humans more than half a century ago. However, more recent (and higher quality) evidence doesn’t support it.

  • Eating cholesterol isn’t going to give you a heart attack.
  • Ditch the egg-white omelets and start eating yolks again.
  • Saturated fat is not the enemy everyone believes it to be.
  • Low-carbohydrate diets (which tend to be high in saturated fat) not only don’t raise blood cholesterol, they have several beneficial impacts on cardiovascular disease risk markers.
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Ben Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Heart disease is no exception. While taking action now does not guarantee that you’ll never get heart disease (as age is perhaps the strongest risk factor), it does vastly improve your chances of avoiding it or at least delaying it significantly.