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Take control of your cholesterol with this 10-point plan from nutrition and fitness expert Dr. Janet Brill—without using drugs.

If you are one of the nearly 100 million Americans struggling with high cholesterol, then Dr. Janet Brill offers you a revolutionary new plan for taking control of your health—without the risks of statin drugs. With Dr. Brill’s breakthrough Cholesterol Down Plan, you simply add nine “miracle foods” to your regular diet and thirty minutes of walking to your daily routine. That’s all. This straightforward and easy-to-follow program can lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by as much as 47 percent in just four weeks.

Cholesterol Down explains Dr. Brill’s ten-point plan as well as the science behind it. You’ll learn how each miracle food affects LDL cholesterol and how the foods work together for maximum effect, as well as:

• How eating whole grains helps reduce LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream

• Why antioxidants keep plaque from building up in your arteries

• How certain steps change the structure of LDL cholesterol particles (and why it’s best for them to be large and fluffy)

• Why walking just thirty minutes a day lowers “bad” cholesterol and cuts dangerous belly fat

With everything you need to stay focused on the plan, including a daily checklist, a six-month chart for racking LDL cholesterol changes, tools for assessing your risk level for cardiovascular disease, sample weekly menus, and even heart-healthy recipes, Cholesterol Down is the safe and effective alternative or complement to statin drugs.

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"...I could see that Brill took a common sense approach with examples and fairly easy-to-follow ideas...Recommended:Yes." -- Epinions.com

"...It''s easy to understand, interesting to read and makes sense. Good Cooking recommends this book!" -- Goodcooking.com, Chef John V.

"...based on solid science and can help people lower their LDL cholesterol or enhance the effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering medication. Recommended." -- LibraryJournal.com

"...for anyone who is focused on the goal of reducing his or her cholesterol...this could be an ideal choice." -- Toxicuniverse.com

"Cholesterol Down takes the guesswork out of finding that perfect reference book for those looking to lower their cholesterol." -- Dayna Boyer, Homemakers.com

From the Author

Cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and stroke) is the number one killer of Americans, responsible for more deaths than all forms of cancer, diabetes, accidents and lung diseases combined. We are all at risk yet whether or not you get heart disease is largely under your control. Take action to lower your risk by learning and tracking your "bad" LDL cholesterol. Follow the CHOLESTEROL DOWN plan and start to bring your cholesterol down today!

About the Author

Janet Bond Brill, PhD., RD, LDN, is a nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular disease prevention and the author of Blood Pressure Down and Prevent a Second Heart Attack, and she has been a nutritionist in private practice for many years.

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1Cholesterol 101The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.—Thomas Alva Edison, American scientist and inventor (1847–1931)CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE:WILL IT BE YOUR CAUSE OF DEATH?Odds are that you will die from some form of cardiovascular disease— our nation’s deadliest epidemic—be it a heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, or other disease of the heart and blood vessels. In the United States, one person dies from cardiovascular disease approximately every thirty-five seconds. Combine that overwhelming death toll with the staggering $403 billion estimated direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease for 2006, and you begin to grasp the magnitude of this huge public health concern.More fearful that you will die of cancer? Recent American Heart Association statistics reveal that you are much more likely to succumb to a disease of the heart or blood vessels. In 2003, almost twice as many Americans died of cardiovascular disease as of cancer. In fact, cardiovascular disease claims more lives than the next four leading causes—cancer, respiratory diseases, accidents, and diabetes— combined.If you are a woman and think your gender will protect you, you should know that in 2003 almost half a million American women died of cardiovascular disease, mainly heart disease. In fact, according to the American Heart Association’s 2003 statistics, a woman’s odds of dying from heart disease far surpassed her chances of dying from breast cancer (1 in 30 women who died did so of breast cancer, while 1 in 2.6 died of cardiovascular disease). Furthermore, more women succumbed to cardiovascular disease than men—approximately 60,000 more women than men. The truth is that women are different from men, both in their symptoms of heart disease and in the propensity of women to exhibit a different but just as deadly type of heart disease, “coronary microvascular disease” or a hardening of the minute arteries that feed the heart (but are too tiny to show up on a typical angiogram). According to new findings, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are among the leading causes of this condition.The good news is that lifestyle modifications will provide you with a powerful measure of protection against diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including microvascular disease. By following the easy ten-step Cholesterol Down Plan outlined in Part II of this book, you can lower your “bad” cholesterol and maybe even save your life.According to the World Health Organization’s report Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity, and Health, various forms of cardiovascular disease resulted in an estimated 16.7 million deaths globally in 2003. Most of these deaths were from heart disease (7.2 million) and stroke (5.5 million), with the rest attributed to high blood pressure and other vascular illnesses.Source: http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/publications/facts/ cvd/en/print.html.What causes a heart attack or stroke?A heart attack or stroke is ultimately caused by a corroding of LDL particles that accumulate within the inner arterial wall, resulting in inflammation and eventual thickening of the arterial walls leading to the heart or brain, a process called atherosclerosis. This slow, progressive disease typically starts in childhood, when cholesterol, cellular debris, fat, calcium, and other compounds begin building up in the large arteries. Over time, a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle predispose our arteries to clogging up with this thick mass of gunk, called plaque, with often fatal consequences. Eventually the plaque ruptures and a blood clot forms; the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients is blocked, and a heart attack or stroke ensues.Fortunately, there are a number of simple lifestyle changes that can protect your arteries from atherosclerosis. In later chapters, you will see how the Cholesterol Down Plan works to dramatically cut your cholesterol and reduce your chances of developing cardiovascular disease, including atherosclerosis.WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL, ANYWAY?Everyone talks about cholesterol, but few people actually understand what it is. In physical terms, it is a white fat-like substance with a consistency like candle wax that can be found nearly everywhere in the body: in the membranes of all cells, in the bile stored in the liver, in steroid hormones, and—most important for the purposes of this book—floating through the bloodstream in transport vehicles known as lipoproteins. Despite its bad rap, some cholesterol is vitally important for good health, as it is a major building block for many structures within our bodies—even our bones and teeth, as cholesterol is a precursor for vitamin D.The cholesterol transit systemOil doesn’t mix with water, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that oily cholesterol doesn’t mix with blood, which is basically salty water. The body solves this problem by producing waterproof cholesterol transporters called lipoproteins. In addition to cholesterol, lipoproteins also ferry around dietary fat (known in scientific circles as triglyceride, or triacylglycerol) and the fat-soluble vitamins E, D, A, and K. If you were to assemble a lipoprotein, you would need four building blocks: protein, cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids (another type of waxy fat-like material found in high concentration in cell membranes). The amount of each substance varies depending on the class of lipoprotein.THE FOUR TYPES OF LIPOPROTEINSLipoproteins are divided into four main classes according to density: chylomicrons, VLDL, LDL, and HDL (Figure 1.1). Lower-density lipoproteins are characterized by a higher fat-to-protein ratio (fat is lighter) and therefore float more easily in the blood. Here are the basics about the four classes of lipoproteins in order of increasing density:• Chylomicrons are the least dense of all the lipoproteins and are basically just big balls of fat (triglycerides), with a makeup of about 90 percent fat, a touch of phospholipids, some cholesterol, and a smidgin of protein.• VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein) carries a great amount of fat, some phospholipids, and cholesterol. The high fat content of VLDL makes a large quantity of this lipoprotein in the blood undesirable.• LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” cholesterol) has only a fraction of the fat and double the protein of VLDL and is very high in cholesterol. This lipoprotein carries the majority of cholesterol in the blood and is considered the unhealthy one.• HDL (high-density lipoprotein, or “good” cholesterol) is a spherical blob of mostly protein (albeit a type different from that found in LDL), some cholesterol, phospholipids, and very little fat. The densest of all the lipoproteins, HDL is the healthy one.MEASURING YOUR CHOLESTEROLYour doctor will ask you to fast overnight before having your blood drawn to measure your lipoprotein levels. Fasting ensures that the chylomicrons are gone and have no effect on the sum total of cholesterol or triglycerides swimming around your bloodstream. The lab report will analyze your blood specimen for HDL, LDL, and VLDL. It will show the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL), “bad” cholesterol (LDL), and triglycerides (blood fat) in the bloodstream. Your doctor may also test you for some risky particle characteristics— such as small and dense LDLs, small HDLs, or big VLDL particles—if you are at high risk for heart disease.The key to a healthy blood test lies in the cholesterol transport: where the cholesterol goes, how it gets there, and how much of it accumulates. The blood test measures the quantity of cholesterol transport vehicles (aka lipoproteins). A healthy blood test shows a high number of HDL cholesterol transporters (the lipoprotein that carries cholesterol out of the arteries back to the liver for degradation). Too much LDL is unhealthy because it can build up in the inner arterial wall that feeds the heart and brain. In combination with other substances, the cholesterol in LDL forms plaque, which clogs the arteries (atherosclerosis). If a blood clot forms, cells downstream die and a heart attack or stroke occurs. Atherosclerosis is therefore a disease related to problems with cholesterol transport.HDL, THE LIFESAVING LIPOPROTEINHDL is manufactured in the small intestine and the liver, its primary source. As it moves through the bloodstream, it takes in excess cholesterol that leaches out of tissue cells and, most important, excess cholesterol building up in the inner arterial wall. HDLs unload this cholesterol in the liver, where it is then excreted via bile, a process referred to as “reverse cholesterol transport.” Other lipoproteins bring cholesterol into the cells, so it is this reverse transport from the cells to the liver that distinguishes HDL as the “good” cholesterol. An elevated level of HDL has been associated with a reduced risk for heart disease. HDL confers heart-protective benefits in four ways:1. HDL circulates around the body, picking up excess cholesterol and bringing it back to the liver for disposal (reverse cholesterol transport).2. HDL is an antioxidant, capable of dismantling rogue free radical molecules that oxidize the protein in the LDL particles—a contributing factor to atherosclerosis. (Oxidation is the same process that produces rust on metals.)3. HDL is an anti-inflammatory (like aspirin) and can decrease the inflammation linked with the atherosclerotic process.4. HDL lessens the ability of the blood to form clots, thus reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke.LDL, THE DEADLY LIPOPROTEINLDL is the chief cholesterol carrier in the blood, ferrying approximately 70 percent of all the blood cholesterol around the network of arteries. Basically, this lipoprotein is loaded with cholesterol. Unlike HDL, LDL is not directly manufactured in the liver. Instead, a different type of lipoprotein is first produced by the liver, the parent molecule called VLDL. After circulating around the bloodstream, VLDL loses much of its fat (triglyceride) cache to various bodily cells to become LDL. LDL is designed to take cholesterol to cells that have run short, as cells require some cholesterol to maintain proper functioning. Typically, the LDL is taken into the cell and broken down, and then the cholesterol is used to make membranes or hormones. However, when the amount of LDL in the blood gets too high, the situation can become injurious.Why is LDL so dangerous?LDL is commonly referred to as the “bad” cholesterol because high levels of circulating LDL have been linked to an increased risk for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. LDL is the most dangerous lipoprotein, not only because each particle is made up of mostly cholesterol (roughly 45 percent) but also because of its destination. LDL carries cholesterol to the arteries, infiltrates their walls, and goes through a series of transformations that trigger plaque buildup.What does this “bad” cholesterol look like?LDL cholesterol is a round lipoprotein that shuttles the bulk of the cholesterol in the blood. The inner core contains oily cholesterol molecules, each with a fatty acid chain dangling from it. Also found within the core is a lesser amount of triglyceride molecules intermingling with the cholesterol esters. Seventy-five percent of the cholesterol within the LDL is in this bound-up (esterified) form, concentrated within the inner core. The greater the concentration of these “chained” cholesterol molecules in the LDL, the more susceptible the LDL molecule is to oxidation (which instigates the catastrophic events that make up the atherosclerotic process), and the higher your risk for developing heart disease.Surrounding the fatty core of LDL is an outer shell consisting of many fat-like molecules called phospholipids, plus some “unchained” cholesterol. The entire LDL ball is encircled by one big spaghetti- like strand of protein called Apo B (apolipoprotein B-100) (Figure 1.2). This protein molecule plays a crucial role in mooring the LDL molecule onto LDL receptors (more on these later).EATING YOUR WAY TO A HEART ATTACKWhat most people don’t realize is that cholesterol comes from two sources: from food and from our own cells. In fact, we actually make three times more cholesterol (about 1,000–1,200 milligrams per day) than we typically eat. So we don’t need to eat cholesterol because the body is perfectly capable of manufacturing enough of this waxy substance on its own. Still, Americans continue to consume an appreciable amount of cholesterol from dietary sources, which can raise “bad” cholesterol levels and increase our risk of heart disease. The average American ingests approximately 300–400 milligrams of cholesterol every day from animal sources. This amount exceeds the government’s cholesterol-lowering dietary recommendation of no more than 200 milligrams a day. It is simple to eat this much cholesterol: seven ounces of liver (providing 762 milligrams of cholesterol) or two egg yolks (424 milligrams) will easily put you over the top.In the intestine is a reservoir of cholesterol called the cholesterol pool. The amount of cholesterol that enters the pool from bile is up to five times greater than the amount of cholesterol derived from our diet. Where does all that cholesterol floating around in the intestine go? About half of the approximately 2,000 milligrams in the pool is excreted and half is reabsorbed into the intestinal cells, ultimately going back to the liver. If you could block reabsorption of some of the cholesterol in the intestinal pool so that it gets excreted and not returned to the liver, then you would decrease your circulating LDL level. One class of cholesterol-lowering drugs in particular capitalizes on this concept.How is cholesterol absorbed from the intestinal pool into the body?For cholesterol, the gateway into the body is a layer of cells lining the upper intestine known as enterocytes. The only way for cholesterol to get to this layer is to attach itself to a transporter called a micelle. Micelles are small, round transport packages formed by bile salts and phospholipids that carry cholesterol and fat (triglycerides) to the intestinal cell wall. The cholesterol must then take a second transport vehicle—a protein carrier called Niemann- Pick C1 Like 1, or NPC1L1 for short. The NPC1L1 travels through the wall and into the intestinal cell where the cholesterol is packaged into chylomicrons for travel in the lymph system and ultimately the bloodstream. Zetia, the new cholesterol-lowering drug, blocks cholesterol absorption from the intestine by targeting the NPC1L1 protein.Once in the bloodstream, chylomicrons off-load lots of triglycerides to needy cells, eventually arriving at the liver as small, cholesterol-rich particles known as chylomicron remnants. These remnants signal to the liver cells that they don’t have to make more cholesterol, as a new cholesterol shipment has arrived—cholesterol that may have come from your breakfast omelet. The liver extracts the cholesterol from the remnants to make whatever is required for the day. Typically, the cholesterol is converted into bile acids for its launch into the body’s cholesterol recycling system. But the liver could instead package the cholesterol up as a lipoprotein (primarily VLDL) and send it back into the bloodstream, ultimately increasing the amount of “bad” LDL cholesterol. Eat a huge amount of cholesterol and you increase the delivery of cholesterol to the liver by chylomicron remnants. Therefore, you should avoid foods with high cholesterol in order to lower the amount of cholesterol in your intestinal pool. Less cholesterol overloading the liver means less VLDL exported and less LDL produced.

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penny1970
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Cholesterol Down really worked for me! My total cholesterol number went from 243 to 157!
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2017
Thank you, Dr Brill! In August 2016 my long over due blood work indicated my overall cholesterol number was a frightening 243. My high blood pressure and high cholesterol substantially increased my risk of stroke, and I panicked over possibly being prescribed side... See more
Thank you, Dr Brill!
In August 2016 my long over due blood work indicated my overall cholesterol number was a frightening 243. My high blood pressure and high cholesterol substantially increased my risk of stroke, and I panicked over possibly being prescribed side effect riddled statin drugs. I searched on books for natural, medication-free ways to lower my cholesterol and found Dr Janet Bond Brill''s ''Cholesterol Down.'' I had just turned 60 so I will admit that I was skeptical that it was possible to erase with any plan years of unhealthy eating, weight gain, lack of exercise and family history of heart disease. What made me choose to try ''Cholesterol Down'' was that the author set up simple-to-follow daily guidelines. The recommended foods, like apples, almonds, beans, etc and supplements were easy to add to my daily life. With nothing to lose, except my high cholesterol number, I purchased the book and began to follow the program.
And I am so glad I did! Cholesterol Down really worked for me! My total cholesterol number went from a high 243 down to 157!
Here is what I did over the course of five months beginning in August 2016. I ate oatmeal and added flax seed, oat bran and a tablespoon of organic granola for breakfast. Lunch was a large delicious apple and almonds. If I needed a snack to crunch on I went with additional organic raw almonds or cut vegetables. Dinner always included a large salad loaded with fresh vegetables, blueberries, strawberries, garbanzo beans, walnuts, almonds, and a drizzle of light balsamic vinaigrette. Salmon, lean chicken, quinoa were added to my dinner diet. I substituted filling whole grain breads for less healthy bread options. I never felt hungry, and that is really saying something since menopause always made me want to snack! I began adding the supplements, especially the fiber, slowly as recommended by the author and drank lots of water, so I had no problems tolerating any recommended supplements. I did not use any soy products, since I have a breast cancer history. I cooked more with garlic, but did not use the aged garlic supplement every day. I was not able to find any of the plant stenol juice or milk that the author recommended-they are discontinued by Smart Balance and Minute Maid-so I relied solely on Benacol for all plant stenol additions. And I walked 5-6 days a week, my 30 minutes bumping up to 60+ minutes. I lost 25 pounds, went from size 14 to size 8 and I feel great!
My doctor was so impressed with my numbers that she wrote down the name of the book to check it out herself. The best part for me is that I know I am more healthy, both inside and outside, than I have been in a decade! My good cholesterol is up and my bad cholesterol is down! I plan to make Cholesterol Down a permanent lifestyle choice for me. I can not recommend this book enough!
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L. Jack
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Unbelievable results
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2018
On 1/4/18 I had some routine bloodwork done at my doctor''s office. When they got the results they called me in a bit of a panic. My total cholesterol was 274 and my LDL was 195 - I was very unhealthy and at risk. They recommend anyone with LDL over 190 start on statin... See more
On 1/4/18 I had some routine bloodwork done at my doctor''s office. When they got the results they called me in a bit of a panic. My total cholesterol was 274 and my LDL was 195 - I was very unhealthy and at risk. They recommend anyone with LDL over 190 start on statin drugs right away and said they would call in a prescription for me. I said I''m not going to take medication for something I can control with diet and exercise. They were pretty upset and called me back again insisting I start the statins, as diet and exercise "wouldn''t work fast enough." I said this is my body and my life, I know I''m taking a risk but you have to give me time. If I can''t get it under control by the next blood test, I''ll take the statins.

I was very worried and scared and didn''t know where to begin, but I was also angry at myself for being so unhealthy and determined to do better. I bought this book and made myself a spreadsheet of the "10 simple steps" and checked each of them off every day. Most days I couldn''t manage all 10, but I consistently checked off at least 8. I drastically changed my diet, ordered the right supplements, started exercising.

The results are in. Bloodwork as of 3/30/18 - total cholesterol is 190 (considered normal), a drop of 84 points in less than three months. LDL is down to 113 (considered "near optimal"), a drop of 82 points. I''ve lost 17 lbs. and dropped a pants size. My doc wrote a personal note on the bloodwork results: "Keep up the good work!" It wasn''t just one thing (like adding fish oil), it was the combination of things in this specific book that I believe saved me from having to take statins and may have saved my life. If you''re already a healthy person and your cholesterol is high, it may be a genetic thing and this book may not help you as much as it has helped me. It''s also risky to go against your doctor''s advice. But if you know you can do better with diet and lifestyle and you want a clear, easy to understand strategy (it is well written), GET THIS BOOK as quickly as you can and start the plan immediately. It may save your life too.
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M. Bickhart
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Got Great Results!!
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2014
This was on my Christmas list. Had my blood work done Sept, 2013, results as followed: Total Cholesterol-231 HDL-78 LDL-131 Triglycerides-108 Read the book, made a list of the 10 guidelines, taped it to the wall near the kitchen sink, tweaked it to... See more
This was on my Christmas list. Had my blood work done Sept, 2013, results as followed:
Total Cholesterol-231
HDL-78
LDL-131
Triglycerides-108
Read the book, made a list of the 10 guidelines, taped it to the wall near the kitchen sink, tweaked it to my liking.
Ate steel cut oatmeal with chia or flaxseed, wheat germ, oat bran most mornings. (I made a week''s supply at once and refrigerated, then reheated adding some kind of berries or bananas.)
Took 2 tabs of Cholest-off daily (phytosterols)
Took 2 tabs of organic Flaxseed oil daily
Ate almonds or an apple (or both) as a snack sometime during the day
Ate more spinach and mushrooms and garlic and veggies,(beets and cabbage clean the system)
Ate more beans (not so great with that)
Ate much less meat and dairy (which I had previously done, with little positive results)
Drank a soy latte or some kind of soy shake (non GMO)..delicious!!!(not every day)
Continued eating the dark chocolate I have always indulged in
Took a garlic supplement (not every day)
Took "Super Thisilyn" for 3 weeks (figured it would help my liver recover from whatever damage I have done).I added this little "secret weapon" of my own.
For the life of me, could not tolerate the psyllium husk
Continued to exercise, (either walk or zumba or pilates) about 3 times a week
Just received my new lab results, drawn March 2014 (6 months later), as followed:
Total Cholesterol-186
HDL-78
LDL-94
Triglycerides-69
My 60th birthday is in 2 months. I have a terrible family history. My father died from a stroke and early heart disease. My brother had a severe stroke at age 54. My mother has been on all the "Big Pharma" meds since she was 50 and tries to persuade me to "just take them".
My labs have NEVER been so good!!!
Thank you Dr. Janet Brill!! Thank you for taking the time to study and publish this information for our benefit...I believe your approach with recognizing the different mechanisms of our bodily functions is the ticket.
May be the best Christmas gift ever!!!
My best to anyone reading this...tweak it to your liking and you won''t have to stress anymore over blood tests...Amazing!
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Digital Guy
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Really Worked for me
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2018
I followed the advice in this book and lowered my cholesterol by 50 points! All of my cholesterol readings were in range. See the report. I avoided high cholesterol foods and ate the suggested foods. Exercised roughly once a day. No milk, cheese or dairy. No red meat.... See more
I followed the advice in this book and lowered my cholesterol by 50 points! All of my cholesterol readings were in range. See the report. I avoided high cholesterol foods and ate the suggested foods. Exercised roughly once a day. No milk, cheese or dairy. No red meat. Feel better and lost weight. Oatmeal for breakfast. Almonds, carrots and raisins for snacks. You don’t need to be perfect, ie do every step everyday, but if you consistently follow this, you can do it.
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Sami Najafi
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Cholesterol lowered by 102 points in 4 months
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2018
I had a medical checkup on April 13, 2018 and got these results: Cholesterol = 286, LDL = 202, Trig = 195, HDL=45. On July 30, 2018 (after 3 months and 3 weeks roughly after implementing the book''s most steps on a daily basis) I retook the blood test and surprised to see... See more
I had a medical checkup on April 13, 2018 and got these results: Cholesterol = 286, LDL = 202, Trig = 195, HDL=45. On July 30, 2018 (after 3 months and 3 weeks roughly after implementing the book''s most steps on a daily basis) I retook the blood test and surprised to see the new results: Cholesterol = 184 (decreased by 102 points!), LDL = 123 (decreased by 79 points), Trig = 115 (this was already good as I rarely eat rice, bread, etc but still it got lowered by 80 points!), HDL=38 (it got lowered by 7 points, but I need possibly use more nuts and olive oil make sure it will exceed 40). Overall, my conclusion is that the plan outlined in the book certainly works. I stick to the book''s diet and will update after another 3-4 months when I take another test.
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Marie M.
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It works!
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2017
My doctor strongly advised I take Lipitor to lower my cholesterol. It was at 317 and I''m only 34. I wanted to try to do it myself first even though I already ate really healthy and rarely ate meat. I followed the book fairly closely and just got results back from my 3 month... See more
My doctor strongly advised I take Lipitor to lower my cholesterol. It was at 317 and I''m only 34. I wanted to try to do it myself first even though I already ate really healthy and rarely ate meat. I followed the book fairly closely and just got results back from my 3 month checkup. It went down to 244. A big drop but still a little high. Gonna continue to follow the plan and doctor wants to see me again in 6 months so hopefully I will continue to see it go down.
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LizLea
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Changed my life!
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016
I followed most of the steps in this book, and brought my total cholesterol down from 239 to 188. My LDLs were at 139 and doctor wanted to put me on a statin. I read up on them and figured i''d be one of the folks who has side effects, so i opted for a more natural cure.... See more
I followed most of the steps in this book, and brought my total cholesterol down from 239 to 188. My LDLs were at 139 and doctor wanted to put me on a statin. I read up on them and figured i''d be one of the folks who has side effects, so i opted for a more natural cure. Drinking psyllium husk every night was pretty key. LDLs are now down to 86!
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avalonr
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Cholesterol Down 58 points in 90 days!
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2019
First of all, I want to thank all of you who left reviews with tips that helped me make this doable! I am a 62 year old female athlete. I have done completed 5 Ironman events in the last 3 years but in spite of that, at my last physical, my cholesterol was almost 300! I was... See more
First of all, I want to thank all of you who left reviews with tips that helped me make this doable! I am a 62 year old female athlete. I have done completed 5 Ironman events in the last 3 years but in spite of that, at my last physical, my cholesterol was almost 300! I was given 90 days to get it down or go on meds. After some research, I bought this book. I followed steps 1,2,3,4, and 6 religiously as well as Cholesterol Off Plus. I reduced meat down to chicken or fish 3 or 4 times a week and reduced dairy. Even though my cholesterol is still high, due to my workout regimen, doctor waived the need for meds! Yeah! As a side note, the added fiber to my diet has really helped make my digestive system more predictable!
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Shropshire_lass
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A lot of medical mumbo jumbo, little else.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 13, 2019
Bought this for my son to read. Once you get through the foreword, the introduction then a lot of medical terms and quotes from others, you get to learn about what high cholesterol will do to your body. Very ''uplifting'' this bit. Technical terms and how the body transports...See more
Bought this for my son to read. Once you get through the foreword, the introduction then a lot of medical terms and quotes from others, you get to learn about what high cholesterol will do to your body. Very ''uplifting'' this bit. Technical terms and how the body transports this through your system, but way too technical, needs to be simplified. When you have worked your way through all the bumph about LDL, graphs, pictures, LDL vs HDL the next bit talks about ''targeting'' the nasty little villain the LDL. Again lots of facts, figures quotes from others; great. The next bit refers to statins. Again that is a cheery little chapter! When you hit page 55 you get onto the first of the 10 step plan. This again is full of facts, figures and technical bits. This book has 316 pages in all. the last 113 pages are devoted to the Appendixes, meal planners, recipes, how to calculate your risk of dying from heart disease and finally notes and references! Wow! Basically the 10 stage plan could fit on a piece of A4 paper. 1: Eat oats, everyday. 2: Eat almonds and other nuts in moderation. 3: Eat flaxseeds. 4: Use Psyllium husks in your food or take capsules of this dietary fibre. 5: Eat beans. 6: Eat apples. 7: Eat margarine with plant sterols. 8: Eat soya protein 9: Use garlic in your food. 10: Walk. There is a whole chapter on each of above including case histories. Most of the practical non medical information you could get for free by doing some research yourself on the internet. Spend the money you would have spent buying this book on some nuts or apples!
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AKEcosse
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I''ve learned a lot from this book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 29, 2020
I''ve learned a lot from this book, and appreciate how clearly the information and recommendations are presented. Can you get this same information (free) on the internet? Of course you can. However, the experience, expertise, effort and time of a professional are all worth...See more
I''ve learned a lot from this book, and appreciate how clearly the information and recommendations are presented. Can you get this same information (free) on the internet? Of course you can. However, the experience, expertise, effort and time of a professional are all worth paying for, and to have it all presented in one place clearly is worth the money paid, particularly when considering matters of health. I am using this book in combination with another (by Dr. Greger) to attempt to manage my diet in a way that will preclude my taking the statins that are being advised by the doctor. If statins are not something that is needed to stave off immediate health disaster(s), then taking the time to read books such as this, and implement some or most of the recommendations are surely worth your time and money. Only time will tell if I have succeeded in lowering my LDL levels, but even if I do not, the advice in this book offers a general improvement to health in any case, and is advisable for everyone, not just those with high cholesterol. I, personally, am willing to pay for that expertise and advice, rather than faff around searching the internet for bits and pieces of what can be found here in one book.
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Stuart
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Very Useful Book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 11, 2019
In combination with online research, I used this book as a reference guide from which I formulated my own Cholesterol reduction diet and plan. It''s written in an informative way and was (and still is) exceptionally useful to me. Over a 2 month period I achieved a 30%...See more
In combination with online research, I used this book as a reference guide from which I formulated my own Cholesterol reduction diet and plan. It''s written in an informative way and was (and still is) exceptionally useful to me. Over a 2 month period I achieved a 30% Cholesterol reduction from 6.1 to 4.1; so a pretty good result through a change in diet and regular exercise.
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Lynn and Kim
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Excellent
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 26, 2017
Like the sister volume (blood pressure down) this is an excellent and informative book. Read them both with interest and trying to follow the advice as much as possible. Will know how I''m doing on next doctor visit.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2019
I would Definitely recommend. Easy to read not a lot of medical jargon. Good advice.
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