Cholesterol Down: Ten Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in Four Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Jan 21, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages
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Take Control of Your Cholesterol— Without 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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User Review  - gem4711 - Overstock.com

Easy to follow instructions to lower your cholesterol without side effects of current medications on market to reduce cholesterol. More physicians should recommend this before writing prescriptions that cause almost immediate joint pain. Read full review

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User Review  - dark_phoenix54 - LibraryThing

Brill presents a solid program for lowering your total and LDL cholesterol without using medications. All but one step are dietary: eat oats, eat almonds, eat flaxseed, beans, apples, psyllium ... Read full review

Contents

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
3
Cholesterol 101
11
Targeting LDL
24
Eat Oatmeal
55
Eat Almonds
75
Eat Flaxseeds
88
Take Metamucil 1
112
Eat Apples
122
Step 10 Walk
179
A Few Closing Words from Dr Brill
200
APPENDIXES
203
Cholesterol Down TenStep Daily Checklist
204
LDL Cholesterol Progress Chart
205
Sample Cholesterol Down Meal and Exercise Plans 2O6 Appendix 4 HeartHealthy Recipes 21 O Appendix 5 Whats Your Risk of Heart Disease?
279
Notes
287
Index
305

Eat Margarine with Phytosterols
136
Eat Soy Protein
150

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About the author (2009)

JANET BOND BRILL, Ph.D., R.D., LDN, is a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and certified wellness coach. She has been published in the International Journal of Obesity and the International Journal of Sport Nutrition, as well as in the popular press.


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