Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease
This is the dirty little secret that the pharmaceutical statin manufacturers don’t want you to know. If you do not have heart disease, statin drugs are of no benefit, and they come with a huge risk of side effects. It has been said that statin drugs can actually increase your risk because of their adverse effects on CoQ10 levels. Remember that statin drugs exert their effect on cholesterol by interfering with liver function. This is not a good thing. Statin drugs have only been proven to be beneficial in men who have had previous heart attacks. I know that may be hard to believe but that’s what the studies reveal.
Dr. Sinatra’s book The Great Cholesterol Myth provides the foundation for you to positively and proactively support your heart. Drugs do not help your heart become healthier. Nutrition and lifestyle are the keys to healthy cardiovascular function. You should also consider Dr. Sinatra’s previous book Metabolic Cardiology. Together, these books will change your life. If you want to understand your heart and your risk for heart disease, these books are among the best resources I know.
About Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Dr. Stephen Sinatra is a highly respected and sought-after cardiologist whose integrative approach to treating cardiovascular disease has revitalized patients with even the most advanced forms of illness.
His expertise is grounded in more than 30 years of clinical practice, research, and study beginning as an attending physician at Manchester Memorial Hospital (Eastern Connecticut Health Network). His career there included nine years as chief of cardiology, 18 years as director of medical education, seven years as director of echocardiography, three years as director of cardiac rehabilitation, and one year as director of the weight reducing program. In 1987, Dr. Sinatra founded the New England Heart Center. Through it, he became a well-known advocate of combining conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging, and psychological therapies.
Additional Expert Interviews
We have many additional interviews that will help you understand the role of these important nutrients for heart health and you should listen to them if heart disease is your concern. You can put together a nutritional program that works and these interviews with the experts provide valuable guidance.