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173: The #1 Killer – and they’re treating it ALL wrong

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Here’s a staggering statistic: According to the CDC around 655,000 Americans die of heart disease EVERY YEAR – and it’s been that way for the last 80 years.

But my guest says the scariest part is this: 

Most of the common “fixes” out there, like maintaining low cholesterol levels and taking preventative medicine may NOT be helping… 

In fact, he believes these recommendations are often doing more harm than good.

And if you’ve read my work, you know – my guest and I are on the same page.

I’m joined by Jonny Bowden, aka the “nutrition myth buster,” and he’s a board-certified nutritionist and expert on diet and weight loss. He recently re-launched his bestselling book, The Great Cholesterol Myth, Revised and Expanded: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease – And The Statin-Free Plan That Will.      

On this episode, Jonny and I reveal the TRUTH about cholesterol, expose the REAL villain when it comes to heart disease, and share what you can do TODAY to optimize your health and support a healthy heart.

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On this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why standard cholesterol tests can have almost ZERO indication on your health – and the much more accurate test you should ask your doctor about (this could save a life!) (2:00)
  • The cholesterol LIE most people have believed for years – and what you NEED to know about cholesterol and your health (4:30)
  • The surprising truth about statin drugs – and the heart health plan I try first with most patients (ask your doctor if it might work for you) (9:00) 
  • The #1 driver of heart disease (and almost ALL other serious illness) – and how avoiding it may help you live a  longer, healthier life (17:00)
  • Why the term “pre-diabetes” is total nonsense – and what this diagnosis really reveals about your health (22:00) 
  • What insulin resistance really means, how it happens in the body, and the first step to supporting HEALTHY insulin levels(28:00)
  • Why finding health goes beyond a better diet and more exercise – and how THIS could matter just as much (30:00) 
  • Why I LOVE this lesser-known cooking oil, how I use it, and the best place to find it(43:00) 

Mentioned on this episode:

The Great Cholesterol Myth, Revised and Expanded By Jonny Bowden (order here!)

Jonny’s Twitter 

Jonny’s Facebook 

Jonny Website 

The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get‑Up‑and‑Go Has Got up and Gone  – (order here!)  

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120: Worse than sugar? You’ll be SHOCKED

Episode Transcript:

Jonny Bowden Transcript

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About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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