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The Harm of Statins and the Right Diet for Cancer Prevention

The Harm of Statins Our first question comes from Dorothy. Dorothy has successfully completed the Eat Fat, Get Thin program and now all of her labs are normal, but her new physician wants her to get back on statins which Dorothy doesn’t want to do. She asks, “What can I say to my physician to […]

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Should I Stop My Statins?

You’ve probably heard of Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor. You may even be taking one of these cholesterol-lowering drugs, which are known as statins. They are the most commonly prescribed medication, and for years, they’ve been touted as the best way to manage cholesterol. Now, top Harvard cardiologists are questioning current cholesterol guidelines. The data to […]

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Do Statins Cause Diabetes and Heart Disease?

I WAS READING A SCIENTIFIC PAPER in the Journal of the American Medical Association a number of years ago by Dr. David Jenkins from the University of Toronto. He showed that using a combination of soy, fiber, almonds, and plant sterols (cholesterol-lowering fats) could lower cholesterol levels as much as statin medications.(i) Diet can lower […]

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Fat: What I Got Wrong, What I Got Right

Other than politics and religion, nutrition is one of the most divisive areas of debate. I’ve dedicated my life’s work to finding and telling truth about what makes us sick and fat, and most importantly, to the study of food as medicine and to the science of creating health. About ten years ago, I started […]

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7 Ways to Optimize Cholesterol

“My doctor says my LDL cholesterol is really high and he’s concerned,” is this week’s house call question. “Now you’re saying that I should eat more fat, which should improve my cholesterol. I thought fat was the last thing I should be eating with high cholesterol.” I know how confusing cholesterol and dietary fat has […]

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7 Strategies for Optimal Sun Safety

If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a vacation scheduled for this summer. Hanging out on a beach, swimming at a lake, or simply playing outside will likely be on your itinerary. Sun exposure is a hot topic (no pun intended!) these days. I see patients who take drastic extremes. Some bask for hours […]

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Judy Junior

Carrying around 100+ pounds of excess weight and being on a serious junk food diet finally caught up with me at age 40. I got very ill and finally went to the ER, I thought I was having a heart attack! My blood pressure was 200/150 and I was admitted to the cardiac ICU unit. […]

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Arlene Jones

In the last few years, my doctor has been bugging me to take statins for my high-ish cholesterol. Last year, I succumbed and took them for about 6-months, but as I read more about them, I decided to take myself off after about 6-7 months. I read The UltraMind Solution in May and started the […]

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