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The Great Cholesterol Myth, Revised and Expanded

For decades we've been told high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.  Our guest today stunned the medical community when he co-authored the book The Great Cholesterol Myth. A revised and expanded edition was just released, revealing even more evidence on the true culprits of heart disease, including inflammation, fibrinogen, triglycerides, homocysteine, belly fat, triglyceride to HDL ratios, and high glycemic levels.

The book also offers readers a four-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.

Dr. Jonny Bowden has a Masters in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in nutrition, and is the author of  12 books. He is a  frequent guest on radio and TV outlets.

in this episode, he talks about why he released this second edition of his bestseller, why the current cholesterol screening is "dinosaur medicine," statin drugs, coffee, and more!
The Great Cholesterol Myth, Revised and Expanded
Jonny Bowden, PhD

Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, (aka "The Nutrition Myth Buster") is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition, and health.

My journey from addict hell to wellness nirvana led me to become something of a zealot for healthy lifestyles (not to mention giving me an inside window into food addiction). I got certified as a personal trainer, ultimately collecting 5 major certifications from organizations like NASM (National Academy for Sports Medicine), ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), and ACE (American Council on Exercise). I got a job with Equinox, and ultimately became Dean of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute. And it was during that time that I started questioning the conventional wisdom on low-fat diets.

Ultimately, I went back to school and got a Ph.D. in holistic nutrition and I sat for the board exams in nutrition for the American College of Nutrition, earning board certification and the CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist) designation from the College’s Certifying Board of Nutrition Specialists.

My mission is to help everyone become their own “Nutrition Myth Buster”. I want to help you examine “conventional wisdom” by asking the right questions and making the right distinctions. I want to help you become the leader of your own health care team. I want to help you live in a body you can be proud of and that serves you well, even if it doesn’t belong on the cover of Vogue.

I want to help YOU discover that YOU are unique and that what works for YOU is going to be different from what works for other people. There is no “one way” to do life. That fundamental truth will set you free.

And most of all, I want to spread the message that beauty and sexiness come in all shapes, sizes and colors and that the most erotic and sexy organ in the human body is the one between your ears.