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Hello welcome to health -- I'm Dr.
-- Heart diseases and -- one killer across the US.
And -- -- the risk factors that often makes is disease so deadly is high cholesterol however.
My guest today says that all of -- Well is it gonna find out we hear it would doctor Johnny -- and author of the great cholesterol -- He's gonna talk about how he thinks lowering your cholesterol.
Won't necessarily prevent heart disease and that's a big statement right then there is.
-- is but the database truth out all right well that's what we're gonna talk about the data that because I got to tell you.
The story of cholesterol to -- keeps going around around around round.
We know that too much of it.
Especially you have the wrong type of -- -- But again now I see more -- more studies coming out saying well.
Not so fast don't get so excited about the numbers and other things going on why don't you think it's a big factor in in sort of developing heart disease by itself.
For several reasons the first is it's not even a really good predictor of heart disease half the people who were admitted to hospitals in America.
With cardiovascular disease have normal cholesterol.
And half of people with elevated cholesterol normal hearts are healthy heart -- it's not a terribly good predicted.
I'm not saying it has no world and heart disease and saying we have so concentrated on this molecule which is so important for health.
And -- so focused on -- that we've taken our eye off the ball of the things that really do contribute to heart disease like inflammation.
Subsidy to damage stress and sugar in the diet.
Right those of the things that we believe really promote heart disease -- -- -- pretty minor player but we put all up our efforts into lowering it.
And that has a lot of side of one of the things that you log you'd.
Or at least were instructed me before.
Is how we should measured cholesterol in the olden days we should just look at one number for cholesterol you go to the healthcare they do about trick Michelle mr.
Jones your question -- 23190.
Then they figured out that it travels into different packages and we called that HDL and LDL the act a little bit differently.
One was named good one was -- -- right.
Debt test is about ten years obsolete we now know that there are at least five different kinds of HDL and five different kinds of -- And maybe -- quite differently in the body we talk about this in the book let's look at LDL.
LDL comes -- to beat flavors jovial eight NO BOB.
OB OB if you look at it under a microscope looks like cotton ball to big fluffy thing you can't do any damage doesn't get caught me -- -- -- LL -- -- that collection is -- bad guy.
But if you don't know which one you have your doctors treating a number not a patient he's looking at the number and it could be all -- -- which is just fine right.
But -- -- he'll be even if it's.
Under a hundred you've got a problem with the inflammation why is it that that doctors don't.
Do that nowadays I think you beginning to do that more and more I'll tell you what happened in -- interest and I was debating this with a conventional cardiologist on the radio.
And I said the only test that makes a difference is the particle test he said to me you actually -- but insurance doesn't cover.
So we do the other test I don't would you wanna he'll get a attest it's useless to you wanna give one -- in the economic of things but be that people can do it and he -- agree with you actually have valley.
All right so that changes the whole philosophy.
And there's a lot of concern about this that it's yes and -- you know the the medications that lower cholesterol rightfully so.
And you have some concern I have some concern about -- two of them the school over some of the issues with shorts -- rather well.
Number -- being overprescribed number two they've been prescribed for populations on which they have shown no benefit.
Women should be on Staten drugs it's never been a study showing the single woman's life has been saved -- -- about.
Middle aged men who have had a heart attack.
Have a modest benefit from stands now they want to give them two children they've never been tested on children.
And cholesterol is needed in the bringing its need for thinking and it's -- And the other thing we found Dr.
Manny and we wrote about in the book is it was a very interesting study done out of Stanford.
That found that 65% of positions don't report.
Side effects and stands cause they don't believe it's coming from.
Do you get an older person who comes and his -- them I'm forgetting -- my keys everything you're just getting a little older I got some muscle pain that you've got a little arthritis.
But he's just get inside -- and they need to be taken seriously.
Why don't we use a highlight some of the important things that you think people should take on a daily basis.
That is gonna control their bad cholesterol -- and make them a little bit healthier right so we'll go we'll see I have you have some brought some votes yet fruits.
-- -- Whole foods.
-- where it's at because they have antioxidant and anti inflammatory I made huge fan of -- and came right from Chile Chilean -- you can get him fresh right here in January New York City.
-- loaded with -- antioxidants onions anti inflammatory by him.
Peppers I mean and it wild salmon loaded with antioxidants and Omega threes and then supplements.
Like fish oil which is just you know -- you can't go wrong -- a charlatan and make it until -- what does by the way.
She juices soul of that and that -- -- deficit within its and that's even play -- and I'll tell you why because a lot of the nutrients in this are not available without some -- So you -- a little bit of fish oil to it and you're even absorbing more nutrients from the right okay.
Then there is true acumen which I am nuts about this is BCM 95 through -- minutes most of his oval before misses the stuff that makes Indian food yellow -- -- It has anti inflammation it has antioxidants it's good to the -- The extent of -- Chris -- -- which is a kind of women like food that's found in Europe.
Lowers triglycerides lowers blood sugar it raises HDL this is -- close to a miracle supplement you can see -- severe trawl.
Right from red -- red -- which green -- between the energizes the -- in the cell which is the little batteries -- keep things going and it it literally -- -- -- that in and Bordeaux in -- -- would be great action that I think people need to know that was spiritual also is that you wanna look at that transmits your -- that's the active ingredient this particular company -- -- actually only makes -- spiritual but that's.
Read what it standardized too because it's not enough -- it's just the -- -- has to be that.
And you know again dark chocolate.
The flat and moles and dark cocoa lower blood pressure very healthy for the -- -- -- for the lining of the arm will also with doing things you can do to keep those hard.
Muscles healthy and also -- arteries healthy and maybe won't need to step up.
You know I am not the poster child of beauty or.
Physical fitness I thought to -- -- but I have to tell you since I turned fifty.
I'm 55 right now.
IE began to do all of these news you know you know yes I'm behind the curve -- losing more weight and maybe building more muscle.
But I do that every day -- but Jihad I gotta tell you.
Internally I feel like a million bucks and -- and as that classical -- -- -- the classical doctor was prone to take the -- News and all that nonsense.
I -- 100%.
Bullish on all the stuff from Phil and you and I think that you know you hit it right on the -- when he comes to do is our ways they -- you do this every day.
You could definitely improve your metabolism and prove you cardiovascular flow.
And lower stress in your life which is the huge contributor to heart disease probably way more than cholesterol -- stress -- the toxins in your life including toxic relationships right and the less sugar because the problem -- and with that the problem is with children and processor yet.
All right you got the last word is it would talking about heart health month.
Big piece of the device.
Have a happy life lower your stress eat less sugar go out in the sun eat whole food supplement with great things.
You probably won't need to worry about cholesterol -- -- all right thank you so much for coming to the program -- what can people get more information Johnny -- and dot com thank you very much.
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