Fat Chance: Surviving the Cholesterol Controversy and Beyond
, 284 pp.
Dietary recommendations from the AMA and the AHA to lower cholesterol do not work. Doctors then put you on cholesterol-lowering drugs that do. But these people still get heart attacks! More than 2500 Americans still die EVERY DAY from cardiovascular disease. Why? Fats and oils come in two varieties, healthy and deadly. Most people are totally unaware of this difference. Nevertheless, fats and oils are so important that the kind we eat, and the way we use them, determines whether we will be healthy or lapse into chronic degenerative disease, heart problems, and cancer.
Unfortunately, the misinformation and confusion concerning fats and oils and the terms used for them keep the public in the dark about the immense value of healthy fats and oils and the grave danger of the ones that kill. Terms like triglycerides, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, cholesterol, essential fatty acids (including the omega 3s and 6s), and trans-fats are often used with limited understanding and leave us powerless to make the positive health changes we deserve. The medical establishment offers guidelines that do nothing but lead us to pharmaceutical dependency. The FDA allows industry to mislead the consumer through deceptive labeling practices that conceal the dangers of their products. Furthermore, few people know that conventional cholesterol theory is unproven and ignores many studies indicating that low cholesterol often presents a greater risk for heart disease than high cholesterol.
Those who really want to be healthy should not rely on the establishment to protect them and their loved ones. They should find out how to use fats and oils for themselves. Understanding Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol demystifies the terms and explains how to navigate through the falsifications. Finally, this book will provide the following simple solutions:
- How to tell when HIGH cholesterol is really a problem
- How to tell when LOW cholesterol is the problem
- Why conventional dietary practices FAIL to regulate cholesterol
- Why saturated fatty acids are NOT implicated in heart disease
- Why the Mediterranean diet fails to solve the modern health crisis
- How to regulate cholesterol levels NATURALLY without drugs
"Fat Chance" integrates eastern and western understanding of health into a unified perspective. Acupuncturists know that Liver conditions adversely affect more organs and tissues in the body than any other condition. Good fats and oils nourish the Liver while bad fats and oils create pathological Liver conditions that create havoc throughout the Body/Mind. Learning about good and bad quality fats and oils will teach you more about taking care of your health than any other single thing you can do.
284 pages; 125 illustrations including 36 tables, 45 figures, and 44 pie charts.
Dennis Willmont has been practicing acupuncture, Taijiquan and Daoist meditation over thirty years. In the early 1980s, Mr. Willmont created and directed the first professional program of Shiatsu and Acupressure Therapy in North America. His unique blend of scholarship and intuition has led to the formation of a multi-volume series on the energetics and Body/Mind/Spirit connection in ancient acupuncture. Dennis uses natural foods, essential oils, and Chinese herbs in his acupuncture practice in Marshfield, Massachusetts.