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Cholesterol Clarity

Are you confused about cholesterol? Has your doctor advised you to go on a statin? Do you wish someone could just sit down with you and go over your cholesterol lab results? Well, breaking down confusing information and interpreting lab results is something myself and my team of dietitian coaches do in our personal coaching program with clients.

And one of my favorite resources to recommend to clients on this confusing topic of cholesterol is the book, Cholesterol Clarity What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?. I couldn’t have been more excited about it. This is a book I’ve been dying to have as a resource to offer my clients, many of whom have been put on statins, given outdated nutrition advice and are confused about what cholesterol really is. Cholesterol Clarity has also been one of the most enjoyable and completed homework assignments thus far.

Since the release of this book, I have been recommending it to everyone I know. I’ve received overwhelming positive feedback — from the way complex things are explained, to the “moment of clarity” quotes dispersed throughout the book. We have been taught that cholesterol and fat are bad and the lower your cholesterol, the healthier you are. These “facts” have never been supported by science and surmounting evidence continues to conclude the OPPOSITE. Namely, that cholesterol is NOT the villain it’s made out to be, but is actually ESSENTIAL for our health. Cholesterol and saturated fat have both been demonized for far too long and the fact of the matter is we NEED both to be healthy. Cholesterol Clarity is a concise compilation of the latest research, breaking down scientific information into simple terms that make it easy to understand. It is a practical guide and valuable reference that can be read from beginning to end. You won’t find this compilation of cutting-edge information anywhere else.

The authors of this book, Jimmy Moore and Dr. Westman make a great team. Jimmy catapulted into the health scene after his massive 180-pound weight loss success that enabled him to come off several prescription drugs. Since then, he’s been busy interviewing the biggest names in the world of nutrition on his popular podcast shows including Low Carb Conversations, the one he co-hosts with me. Dr. Westman couldn’t be a better, more credible co-author as he is a researcher, expert on cholesterol and family practitioner. What I love most is that Jimmy didn’t just write this book, but he interviewed 28 of the world’s top experts on cholesterol and put together the information. Not only does this enhance the book’s credibility, drawing from a wide range of authors from some of the most respected names in the field, but it also makes for a more interesting read where you get far more perspectives than just one expert. Right from the beginning Jimmy answers a question readers who don’t know him might have: “Why should I listen to a guy who isn’t a doctor?” He then introduces the panel of experts he consulted when writing the book — people who actually understand what cholesterol does and does not do to us. I’m honored to be one of them. As you know, my passion is to dispel nutritional nonsense and help people become healthier. Helping them understand cholesterol is a part of this.

I strongly urge you to get your copy of Cholesterol Clarity today. Read it, then share it with a friend, family member — maybe even your doctor! There is far too much mixed information going around on this topic and it’s time that this information is shared. Learn what we know about cholesterol and what it really means for your health.

Additional resources:

The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease and the Statin-Free Plan That Will, by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra — another excellent resource on this topic that I often recommend.

-Dwight Lundell: the article he is well known for, Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease and his book on the matter: The Cure for Heart Disease: The Truth Will Save a Nation.

Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease

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