New book in Dutch

Eet vet word slank

Eet vet word slank gepubliceerd januari 2013

In dit boek lees je o.a.: * heel veel informatie ter bevordering van je gezondheid; * hoe je door de juiste vetten te eten en te drinken kan afvallen; * hoe de overheid en de voedingsindustrie ons, uit financieel belang, verkeerd voorlichten; * dat je van bewerkte vetten ziek kan worden.

Trick and Treat:
How 'healthy eating' is making us ill
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"A great book that shatters so many of the nutritional fantasies and fads of the last twenty years. Read it and prolong your life."
Clarissa Dickson Wright

Natural Health & Weight Loss cover

"NH&WL may be the best non-technical book on diet ever written"
Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Fats, cholesterol and cardiovascular disease index

The Cholesterol Myth If the hypothesis that a fatty diet causes heart disease is true, why has over fifty years of trials and studies failed to confirm it? It's certainly not for want of trying

Is High Cholesterol The Cause of Heart Disease? An Interview with Uffe Ravnskov MD, PhD.
The founder of THINCS, and his thoughts about the cholesterol hypothesis

The Dangers of Low Blood Cholesterol. "Everyone knows" that high levels of blood cholesterol are bad for us. In fact, low levels are much more risky

Oils and fats: The significance of temperature. Whether different fats and oils are harmful or not depends on their temperature of use.

Fats Explained

Saturated fat reduces risk of heart disease in post-menopausal women

Mediterranean Paradoxes Why do Mediterranean countries enjoy low levels of heart disease, while eating a high-fat diet?

Why is premature heart disease mortality in Britain declining? After a seemingly inexorable rise in deaths from coronary heart disease, all of a sudden they started to decline. There have been several attempts to explain increases in the disease and attempts have also been made to explain the decline. But the suggestion that recent dietary changes, reductions in cholesterol and smoking habit, etc, have accounted for the decline are unconvincing, particularly since the decline began before there was any significant change in these lifestyle patterns. This paper looks in more depth.

How statistics in medicine can mislead "Taking X will reduce your risk of a heart attack by 50%." When drug companies and the media want to get headlines, they use relative risk statistics. These are usually quite misleading. This paper by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, first published in the British Medical Journal, gives the facts on the real benefits of heart disease treatment.

Fats aren't bad for us . . .
In March 2001, the journal Science published an article by the American journalist, Gary Taubes, in which he pointed out the flaws in the cholesterol theory. Entitled The Soft Science of Dietary Fat , you can read it here.
. . . Oh, yes they are! . . .
Taubes' article was vehemently opposed by the supporters of the cholesterol/heart disease theory. Dr Scott Grundy wrote this riposte on behalf of the 'conventional' medical world. Here it is.
. . . If they are, why do you have to lie?
But the references Grundy quoted in support of his contention that heart disease is related to blood cholesterol, actually did no such thing. Dr Uffe Ravnskov and others, including this author, pointed this out in a letter to Science published in February 2002. This is it. This illustrates how those who promote the cholesterol myth try to fool the public.

Why is a cholesterol level of 5.2 (200) 'healthy'? We all know that 5.2 (200 if you are in the USA) is the 'healthy' maximum blood cholesterol level. If you have ever wondered how these figures were arrived at, Mary Enig, PhD, tells here.

'Heart-healthy' margarines and spreads may increase the risk of a heart attack.
Benecol, Flora Proactive, and other 'nutriceuticals' are promoted as 'heart healthy' becuae they lower cholesterol — but research shows they increase heart attack risk!

Is all that intensive drug treatment worthwhile?
If, like me, you are over 70 and your doctor wants you to take a cocktail of drugs "for your heart", are you really going to benefit?

STATINS and other cholesterol-lowering drugs. These drugs are being aggressively marketed. But are they worth taking? What are the benefits — if any? What harm could they cause?


Study: Eating cooked eggs is as effective as antihypertensive drugs for lowering blood pressure

Study: Expectant mother's low cholesterol damages babies

Study: How Milk May Reduce Heart Disease

Study: Low Cholesterol May Mean Poorer Mental Powers

Study: Low Cholesterol makes Children Aggressive

Study: Does Cholesterol Feed Prostate Cancer?

Study: How a Cholesterol Rich Diet Helps Cure Tuberculosis

Study: Low Cholesterol Increases Elderly Death Rates

Study: Eating Eggs Does Not Harm Arteries

Study: Exercise Doesn't Eliminate Obesity Death Risks

Study: Raising Cholesterol Reduces Heart Disease

Last updated 13 November 2009