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Great Cholesterol Myth

Great Cholesterol Myth

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Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols--with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol--have it all wrong. Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry.

The Great Cholesterol Myth reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including:
Inflammation
Fibrinogen
Triglycerides
Homocysteine
Belly fat
Triglyceride to HCL ratios
High glycemic levels

Bestselling health authors Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stephen Sinatra, M.D. give readers a 4-part strategy based on the latest studies and clinical findings for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease, focusing on diet, exercise, supplements, and stress and anger management.

Get proven, evidence-based strategies from the experts with The Great Cholesterol Myth.

MYTHS VS. FACTS
Myth-High cholesterol is the cause of heart disease.
Fact-Cholesterol is only a minor player in the cascade of inflammation which is a cause of heart disease.

Myth-High cholesterol is a predictor of heart attack.
Fact-There is no correlation between cholesterol and heart attack. Myth-Lowering cholesterol with statin drugs will prolong your life.
Fact-There is no data to show that statins have a significant impact on longevity. Myth-Statin drugs are safe.
Fact-Statin drugs can be extremely toxic including causing death. Myth-Statin drugs are useful in men, women and the elderly.
Fact-Statin drugs do the best job in middle-aged men with coronary disease. Myth-Statin drugs are useful in middle-aged men with coronary artery disease because of its impact on cholesterol.
Fact-Statin drugs reduce inflammation and improve blood viscosity (thinning blood). Statins are extremely helpful in men with low HDL and coronary artery disease. Myth-Saturated fat is dangerous.
Fact-Saturated fats are not dangerous. The killer fats are the transfats from partially hydrogenated oils. Myth-The higher the cholesterol, the shorter the lifespan.
Fact-Higher cholesterol protects you from gastrointestinal disease, pulmonary disease and hemorrhagic stroke. Myth-A high carbohydrate diet protects you from heart disease.
Fact-Simple processed carbs and sugars predispose you to heart disease. Myth-Fat is bad for your health.
Fact-Monounsaturated and saturated fats protect you from metabolic syndrome. Sugar is the foe in cardiovascular disease. Myth-There is good (HDL) cholesterol and bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Fact-This is over-simplistic. You must fractionate LDL and HDL to assess the components. Myth-Cholesterol causes heart disease.
Fact-Cholesterol is only a theory in heart disease and only the small component of LP(a) or "bb shot" LDL predisposes one to oxidation and inflammation.

Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods: Proven Natural Remedies to Treat and Prev

Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods: Proven Natural Remedies to Treat and Prev

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Upon its publication more than a decade ago, Dr. James Duke's The Green Pharmacy quickly set the standard for consumer herb references. A favorite of laypeople and professionals alike, the book sold more than a million copies and solidified the author's reputation as one of the world's foremost authorities on medicinal plants.

In The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods, Dr. Duke turns to the broader and even more popular subject of food as medicine, drawing on more than thirty years of research to identify the most powerful healing foods on earth. Whether he is revealing how to beat high cholesterol with blueberries, combat hot flashes with black beans, bash blood sugar spikes with almonds, or help relieve agonizing back pain with pineapple, Dr. Duke's food remedies help treat and prevent the whole gamut of health concerns, from minor (such as sunburn and the common cold) to more serious (like arthritis and diabetes).

Dr. Duke has assigned a rating to each remedy, according to his evaluation of the available scientific studies and anecdotal reports. Many of the healing foods recommended here are proving so effective that they may outperform popular pharmaceuticals--minus the risk (and cost).

Green Smoothie Miracle

Green Smoothie Miracle

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The Green Smoothie Miracle has everything you need to know about green smoothies and how you can make these delicious, healthy drinks. Green smoothies are made from leafy greens that give you a boost of chlorophyll (sun energy), minerals and vitamins; they will make you shine like the sun! Learn how this green miracle drink will strengthen your immune system, boost organ health, and promote weight loss at the same time, all while tasting great. With these great smoothie recipes that incorporate a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, you will eat more greens in one sitting than ever before, and you'll enjoy them, too! The full-color pictures of fruits and vegetables and the examples of everyday situations when a green smoothie can give you a great feeling will make you start blending your own smoothies right away. Whether you need to lose weight or simply want to look and feel your best, green smoothies are for you. The recipes are easy, tasty, and take no more than two minutes to make. Incorporating smoothies into your daily diet will give you high energy levels and make you stay happy all day long. Green smoothies are all you need to smile and shine!
Gutbliss

Gutbliss

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A renowned physician shares her complete 10-day digestive tune-up for women, with important revelations about good gastrointestinal health.
Many so-called cures for women s bloating and indigestion, from juice cleanses to specialty diets, are based on junk science. For women seeking true relief from that overall feeling of discomfort in any size jeans, Dr. Robynne Chutkan has the perfect plan for feeling light, tight, and bright in ten days. "Gutbliss" offers:
A primer on the real reasons for gastrointestinal distress, and why it s much more common in womenA look at the debilitating side effects of supposedly healthy habits from Greek yogurt to bloat-inducing aspirinAn expert analysis of symptoms that could indicate a serious underlying conditionAn indispensable checklist to pinpoint the exact cause of your bloating


Just a few small changes in diet, lifestyle, and exercise can make a huge difference in a woman s digestive health, but the changes have to be the right ones. Going beyond the basics of top sellers such as "Wheat Belly," Dr. Chutkan s "Gutbliss "empowers women to take control of their gastrointestinal wellness."

Happiness Diet

Happiness Diet

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For the first time in history, too much food is making us sick. It's all too apparent that the Modern American Diet (MAD) is expanding our waistlines; what's less obvious is that it's starving and shrinking our brains. Rates of obesity and depression have recently doubled, and while these epidemics are closely linked, few experts are connecting the dots for the average American.

Using the latest data from the rapidly changing fields of neuroscience and nutrition, The Happiness Diet shows that over the past several generations small, seemingly insignificant changes to our diet have stripped it of nutrients--like magnesium, vitamin B12, iron, and vitamin D, as well as some very special fats--that are essential for happy, well-balanced brains. These shifts also explain the overabundance of mood-destroying foods in the average American's diet and why they predispose most of us to excessive weight gain.

After a clear explanation of how we've all been led so far astray, The Happiness Diet empowers the reader with simple, straightforward solutions. Graham and Ramsey show you how to steer clear of this MAD way of life with foods to swear off, shopping tips, brain-building recipes, and other practical advice, and then remake your diet by doubling down on feel-good foods--even the all-American burger.

Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

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Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, this is a hefty, truly comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chinese medicine. It's also a primer on nutrition--including facts about green foods, such as spirulina and blue-green algae, and the regeneration diets used by cancer patients and arthritics--along with an inspiring cookbook with more than 300 mostly vegetarian, nutrient-packed recipes.

The information on Chinese medicine is useful for helping to diagnose health imbalances, especially nascent illnesses. It's smartly paired with the whole-foods program because the Chinese have attributed various health-balancing properties to foods, so you can tailor your diet to help alleviate symptoms of illness. For example, Chinese medicine dictates that someone with low energy and a pale complexion (a yin deficiency) would benefit from avoiding bitter foods and increasing sweet foods such as soy, black sesame seeds, parsnips, rice, and oats. (Note that the Chinese definition of sweet foods is much different from the American one!)

Pitchford says in his dedication that he hopes the reader finds healing, awareness, and peace from following his program. The diet is certainly acetic by American standards (no alcohol, caffeine, white flour, fried foods, or sugar, and a minimum of eggs and dairy) but the reasons he gives for avoiding these negative energy foods are compelling. From the adrenal damage imparted by coffee to immune dysfunction brought on by excess refined sugar, Pitchford spurs you to rethink every dietary choice and its ultimate influence on your health. Without being alarmist, he adds dietary tips for protecting yourself against the dangers of modern life, including neutralizing damage from water fluoridation (thyroid and immune-system problems may result; fluoride is a carcinogen). There's further reading on food combining, female health, heart disease, pregnancy, fasting, and weight loss. Overall, this is a wonderful book for anyone who's serious about strengthening his or her body from the inside out.

Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight

Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight

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Fat isn't the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn't match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates thin with healthy is the problem.
The solution?

Health at Every Size.

Tune in to your body's expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now--and Health at Every Size will show you how.

Health at Every Size has been scientifically proven to boost health and self-esteem. The program was evaluated in a government-funded academic study, its data published in well-respected scientific journals.

Updated with the latest scientific research and even more powerful messages, Health at Every Size is not a diet book, and after reading it, you will be convinced the best way to win the war against fat is to give up the fight.

Hunger Fix

Hunger Fix

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Food addiction is real. Our body's built-in reward system, driven by the chemical dopamine, tells us to do things that give us pleasure: Creative energy, falling in love, entrepreneurship--even the continued procreation of the human race--are driven by this system. Unfortunately, so is the urge to overeat.

In The Hunger Fix, Dr. Pam Peeke uses the latest neuroscience to explain how, with repeated exposure coupled with life stresses, any food can become a "False Fix" and ensnare you in a vicious cycle of food obsession, overeating, and addiction. Indeed, she shows that dopamine rushes in the body can work exactly the same way with food as with drugs like cocaine.

Luckily, this very same system can be easily rewired to reward us with a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. The Hunger Fix lays out a science-based three-stage plan that shows us how to break our addiction to False Fixes and replace them with healthier rewards. Fun fitness activities, customized meal plans, and delicious, satisfying recipes are designed to trigger the specific neurochemical cascade that stimulates your body's reward system, reclaims your hijacked brain, and supports your lifelong recovery. Energizing Healthy Fixes such as meditating, having sex, writing your own blog, or going for a walk on the beach--even laughing--quickly replace the junk food, couch time, and other self-destructive habits that can leave you unhappy and overweight.

Packed with practical tips, useful advice, and plenty of wit, wisdom, and inspiring stories of those who have successfully transformed their bodies, The Hunger Fix is a lifechanging program for anyone (of any size) trapped by food obsessions and the urge to overeat.

Hungry for Change

Hungry for Change

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Nutritional consultants and documentary filmmakers James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch have teamed up with the world's leading experts in nutrition and natural medicine to create Hungry for Change--a groundbreaking documentary film and a practical, prescriptive companion volume to help you transform your eating habits and change your life. A "How-to Guide for Breaking Free from the Diet Trap," Hungry for Change is based on the indisputable premise that "Food Matters," as it exposes the truth about the diet industries and the dangers of food addictions, and enables you to take charge of your health and strengthen your mind and body.
Ingredients

Ingredients

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In the bestselling tradition of The Elements and Salt Sugar Fat, an unprecedented visual exploration of what is really inside our food, setting the record straight on the controversial and fascinating science of chemical and synthetic additives in processed food--from Twinkies and McNuggets to organic protein bars and healthy shakes.

What's really in your food?

We've all read the ingredients label on the back of a can, box, or bag from the grocery store. But what do all those mysterious-sounding chemicals and additives actually do?

Focusing on 75 of the most common food additives and 25 ordinary food products that contain them, acclaimed photographer Dwight Eschliman and science writer Steve Ettlinger demystify the contents of processed food. Together they reveal what each additive looks like, where it comes from, and how and why it is used.

Essential for everyone who is concerned about the wholesomeness of their diet or merely curious about "polysorbate 60" or "tertiary butylhydroquinone," Ingredients is a visually and scientifically stunning journey from ketchup to Cool Whip.

You'll be surprised at what you find.

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Ingredients focuses on processed food additives from acesulfame potassium to xanthan gum, including artificial and natural flavorings, sweeteners, colorings, preservatives, thickeners, emulsifiers, dessicants, and more.

It also shows what is inside Amy's Burrito Especial, Campbell's Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle Soup, Doritos Cool Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips, Dr. Pepper, General Mills Raisin Nut Bran, Hebrew National Beef Franks, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Hidden Valley The Original Ranch Light Dressing, Hostess Twinkies, Klondike Reese's Ice Cream Bars, Kraft Cool Whip Original, Kraft Singles - American Skim Milk Fat Free, McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, MorningStar Farms Original Sausage Patties, Nabisco Wheat Thins, Naked Green Machine 100% Juice Smoothie, Nestle Coffee-Mate Fat Free The Original Coffee Creamer, Ocean Spray Cran-Grape Juice Drink, Oroweat Healthy Multi-Grain Bread, PowerBar Performance Energy Bar Oatmeal Raisin, Quaker Instant Oatmeal Strawberries and Cream, Red Bull Energy Drink, Snickers Bar, Trident Perfect Peppermint Sugar Free Gum, and Vlasic Ovals Hamburger Dill Chips.

It Starts with Food

It Starts with Food

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IMAGINE YOURSELF HEALTHIER THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE.
IT STARTS WITH FOOD.

It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever--and transform your life in profound and unexpected ways. Your success story begins with the Whole30(R), Dallas and Melissa Hartwig's powerful 30-day nutritional reset.
Since 2009, their underground Whole30 program has quietly led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, enhanced quality of life, and a healthier relationship with food--accompanied by stunning improvements in sleep, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. More significant, many people have reported the "magical" elimination of a variety of symptoms, diseases, and conditions in just 30 days.

  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • obesity
  • acne
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • chronic fatigue
  • asthma
  • sinus infections
  • allergies
  • migraines
  • acid reflux
  • Crohns
  • celiac disease
  • IBS
  • bipolar disorder
  • depression
  • Lyme disease
  • endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • autism
  • fibromyalgia
  • ADHD
  • hypothyroidism
  • arthritis
  • multiple sclerosis

  • Now, Dallas and Melissa detail not just the "how" of the Whole30, but also the "why," summarizing the science in a simple, accessible manner. It Starts With Food reveals how specific foods may be having negative effects on how you look, feel, and live--in ways that you'd never associate with your diet. More important, they outline their lifelong strategy for eating Good Food in one clear and detailed action plan designed to help you create a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, calm systemic inflammation, and put an end to unhealthy cravings, habits, and relationships with food.
    Infused with the Hartwigs' signature wit, tough love, and common sense, It Starts With Food is based on the latest scientific research and real-life experience, and includes testimonials, a detailed shopping guide, a meal-planning template, a Meal Map with creative, delicious recipes, and much more.

    Jennifers Way

    Jennifers Way

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    Award-winning actress and health advocate Jennifer Esposito's guide to getting a proper diagnosis for celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders, with practical tips and healing recipes

    Celiac disease afflicts as many as one in 133 Americans. Unfortunately, 83 percent of them are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, suffering through years of pain and misunderstanding. Award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito was one of them, only receiving an official diagnosis after decades of mysterious illnesses and misdiagnoses. In Jennifer's Way, Esposito shares her personal journey, from her childhood in Brooklyn and years as a young actress to her struggle for an accurate diagnosis and quest to take charge of her health. She also offers strategies for managing daily life with a chronic condition.

    [Esposito's] rags-to-riches story will keep readers turning pages...The second section of the book is a helpful guide to living with celiac disease. -- Publishers Weekly

    Jj Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet

    Jj Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet

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    From New York Times bestselling author of The Virgin Diet comes a groundbreaking program that will revolutionize the way readers think about sugar and help you drop fat fast--up to 10 pounds in just two weeks!

    New York Times Bestseller
    If you're eating healthy, but just can't seem to lose weight, you're not alone. Sugar is the single biggest needle mover when it comes to your health and the number on the scale, but sugar hides in places you'd never expect: whole foods, diet foods, packaged foods, dressings . . . even sugar substitutes. And it's not enough to cut out or cut back on sugar-you have to cut out the right kinds of sugar.
    In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author JJ Virgin explains the powerful concept of Sugar Impact: how different sugars react differently in the body. High Sugar Impact foods cause weight gain, energy crashes, and inflammation. Low Sugar Impact foods fuel your body for prolonged energy and promote fat burning. This eye-opening book pinpoints the most damaging sugars that we eat every day-without even realizing it-in common foods like skim milk, diet soda, whole-grain bread, and healthy sweeteners like agave.
    By swapping High Sugar Impact foods for Low Sugar Impact foods, you will shed fat fast--up to 10 pounds in 2 weeks!--and transform your body and your health for good. Best of all, you don't need to eliminate sugar completely or count calories. Prepare to:

  • Lose the bloat
  • Target belly fat
  • Rev your metabolism
  • Cut cravings
  • Become a fat burner, not a sugar burner
  • Lose fat fast-and forever!
  • Juice Alive: The Ultimate Guide Juicing Remedies

    Juice Alive: The Ultimate Guide Juicing Remedies

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    The world of fresh juices offers a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. The trick is knowing which juices can best serve your needs. In this easy-to use guide, health experts Dr. Steven Bailey and Larry Trivieri, Jr. tell you everything you need to know to maximize the benefits and tastes of juice.

    The book begins with a look at the history of juicing. It then examines the many components that make fresh juice truly good for you--good for weight loss and so much more. Next, it offers practical advice about the types of juices available, as well as buying and storing tips for produce. The second half of the book begins with an important chart that matches up common ailments with the most appropriate juices, followed by over 100 delicious juice recipes. Let Juice Alive introduce you to a world bursting with the incomparable tastes and benefits of fresh juice.

    La Terapia Gerson y Sus Recetas

    La Terapia Gerson y Sus Recetas

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    The Gerson Therapy is a natural treatment that activates the bodys extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, vegetarian diet. Its is also a form of alternative cancer treatment. So, you'd like to heal yourself with the Gerson Therapy, but dont quite know how to get started? In this book you will find the Gerson Therapy Recipes that has lives.
    Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

    Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

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    If you've ever dieted, you've undoubtedly worked very hard to achieve results -- only to experience the frustration of seeing the pounds creep back on. Now Kathy Freston reveals her secret: losing weight doesn't have to be a struggle, and it can last. With this book she shares the powerful concept of The Lean -- a radically effective and practical 30-day plan -- and shows you how to make and commit to small diet and lifestyle changes that, over time, can yield significant results. One step a day -- swapping nondairy milk for cow's milk, eating an apple a day, having an afternoon power shake -- can kick-start your forward momentum, lead to ever more healthy choices, and bolster your progress. On The Lean plan, readers can experience sustained, healthy, and permanent weight loss of 1-3 pounds per week -- plus increased energy, improved digestion, clearer skin, and renewed purpose. The Lean offers not only the means to a truly leaner frame, but also the little push we all need to get on the path to lasting change. Complete with exercises, recipes, and powerful testimonials.
    Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body

    Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body

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    From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say.

    When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the fatosphere, the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies. The authors believe in health at every size-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss. They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: accepting that diets don't work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.

    Live a Little: What the Research Really Says About Living a Pretty Healthy Life

    Live a Little: What the Research Really Says About Living a Pretty Healthy Life

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    Later to bed, munching some fries, makes a girl pretty healthy and wise. . . .
    Yes, it's true--more or less. Why? Women do need to eat healthier, exercise, get adequate sleep, and take preventive health care seriously, yet it's equally important for them to relax. Relax, take a breather, and give up trying to follow the narrowly prescribed health "rules" that are constant sources of unhealthy stress and guilt.
    In "Live a Little!," women finally get a long-overdue dose of realism about what's truly healthy and what's mostly hype. Susan Love and Alice Domar take on the health police, whose edicts make us feel terrible when we don't get eight hours of sleep or eat the maximum daily serving of veggies. Most important, they remind us of a forgotten truth: Perfect health is not achievable.
    Breaking down the prevailing health "musts" in six areas--sleep, stress, preventive care, exercise, nutrition, and personal relationships--these doctors, with a little help from the other experts of BeWell, cut to the heart of these topics and give us realistic guidelines for living a healthy enough life, one that also includes laughter, relaxation, and a commonsense attitude about being pretty healthy.
    To learn more health truths and whittle down your overblown expectations of yourself, open this book. Using science combined with these experts' surprisingly refreshing opinions, "Live a Little!" shows you how to be healthy without driving yourself crazy!