Cholesterol Clarity and Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go Review and Giveaway –
Cholesterol Clarity and Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go Review and Giveaway
Review of Jimmy’s Book: Cholesterol Clarity:
Jimmy Moore has been a long time friend and has always been a cheerleader for me in my blogging efforts. He used to be over 400 lbs and lost a ton of weight on a low carb diet. When Jimmy was obese he took a slew of medications including cholesterol lowering drugs with some very negative consequences such as joint pain.
This experience made him look deeper into the cholesterol issue and see what was behind his cholesterol problems. Also he wanted to find out if cholesterol is really the issue behind heart disease. He decided to interview the leaders in the field to help others find the truth about getting heart healthy an wading through the medical dogma.
We will learn amazing lessons in this book such as:
- Why your LDL-C and total cholesterol numbers may not be as important in determining your health as your doctor may think
- The undeniable negative role chronic inflammation plays in your health
- Why cholesterol-lowering Statin drugs don’t necessarily solve your heart health concerns
- Why your doctor should be testing for LDL particles and particle size
- Why HDL and triglycerides are far more predictive of health concerns than LDL-C and total cholesterol
- Why consuming saturated fat is good and why carbohydrates are detrimental to attaining the best cholesterol numbers
- Why there is a growing number of physicians, researchers and nutritionists who believe treating cholesterol numbers is virtually irrelevant
This book also features experts: Dr. William Davis, Dr. Ronald Krauss, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. Duane Graveline, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Dr. Chris Masterjohn, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, Dr. John Briffa, Dr. Thomas Dayspring, Dr. Fred Pescatore, Gary Taubes and over a dozen more!
When I was in nutrition school I learned that heart disease is really a result of inflammation and it due to new fangled foods such industrial seed oils like corn and canola oil as well as processed foods such as cereal, chips, cookies. Another culprit is chronic high and low blood sugar from so called “healthy whole grains” which cause arterial wear and tear. I am so glad Jimmy Moore and Dr. Westman are shedding light on this issue that is hurting so many people. Many people trust their doctors and take the pills that are offered up but there are many dangerous side effects of cholesterol lowering drugs such as type 2 diabetes and memory problems. Also taking medication does not address the underlying causes of inflammation. I have written about this cholesterol several times if you want to read more:
I highly recommend Jimmy’s new book for people who are new to this lifestyle or for anyone who still thinks cholesterol is the problem when it comes to heart disease. Get with the times and get Cholesterol Clarity!
Review of Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go: Diana Rogers is a very knowledgeable nutritional therapist who I have had the pleasure of meeting several times. She is in school to become a registered dietician and she is a wife and mother of two. She runs Clark Farm with her husband where they have a CSA. She also has a great blog at Sustainable Dish. She also sees nutrition clients at Radiance Nutrition. Diana has been featured as an expert at Paleo FX as well. She also decided in all her free time (lol) to write a book on Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go. I got to dine on a bunless burger with Diana at AHS 2011 and one thing I learned about her was that she overcame severe digestive problems and being diagnosed with Celiac disease. She was a sickly child but overcame her health problems with healing traditional foods and the Paleo diet. She is also an energetic Crossfitter! I have decided she must be super woman! This book is artistically done and it will help people who have want to do Paleo but do not think they have time to cook their own food. It is beautifully photographed and she offers lots of easy ideas such as simple soups, meat wraps, crackers and smoothies. Even Chris Kresser is singing her praises: “The book is an excellent resource for anyone brand new to Paleo, those who don’t want to spend a great deal of time or energy cooking, and even those who are daunted by the more complicated recipes that often fill the pages of most cookbooks. While I always appreciate the chance to be a gourmet chef, some days you only have time to throw together a quick salad, and Diana’s book gives great inspiration for keeping your simple meals interesting.” I think Diana Rogers is someone we can feel comfortable following in this ancestral health movement who is not going to tell us to eat lean meat or canola oil! She is the real deal and I know you will love her book! One lucky winner will be chosen for both of these health books! You must be on my newsletter to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway