After re-reading this book I thought it deserved a special mention.
Anyone who has concerns about their cholesterol or wants to understand their cholesterol test numbers should read this book. Jimmy Moore and Eric Westman MD have a done fantastic job with this book.
The way in which this book is written makes it an easy read and I found it intriguing and hard to put down. The book addresses all the keys topics you need to know about cholesterol, why you need it and how to attain the best levels without the need for drugs and their unwanted side effects. In the book Jimmy and Eric assembled a 29 strong panel of experts who all add “Moments of Clarity” which just adds to the fantastic content of this book.
Unsurprisingly nutrition is at the core of bad cholesterol levels and unsurprisingly it is nutrition that that will make your cholesterol levels good. The stand out from this book is that the answer doesn’t have to be found at the bottom of a statin bottle.
It is time that we start understanding the huge importance nutrition has on our health and this book goes a long way in helping us regain control of our own health. If nothing more this book will help you engage in meaningful conversation with your Doctor about Cholesterol.
Here are just a few of my favourite parts of the book:
“In terms of heart health, cholesterol testing is 99 percent irrelevant because cholesterol is not what causes heart disease. Therefore who cares what your cholesterol level is? It is associated with heart disease but not the primary causal factor.” – Dr Dwight Lundell
“If you don’t have access to measuring your small LDL-P, the next best markers to look at are your triglycerides and HDL. You should bring these into line, and not according to the usual guidelines that you may see on your cholesterol panel. Having triglycerides of 150 is complete nonsense. Aiming for less than 50 is more like it. And with HDL, I’m not happy until we’re seeing about 50 or higher. Ideally, I prefer this number to be 70 to 80 or higher. If you have low triglycerides and high HDL, then it is possible you may have small LDL, but probably not a lot.” – Dr William Davis
“We have learned a tremendous about the effect of diet on blood cholesterol over the last ten to fifteen years. If a recommendation was created before that time and hasn’t changed, then it can’t be up-to-date. Most of what was predicted about what would happen with the low-carb, high-fat diet didn’t come true when the studies were finally done.” – Dr Eric Westman