All I can say is I…LOVE…THIS testimony from a reader:
My 77-year old mother named Joan went to the local hospital recently to have her cholesterol numbers run and she asked me for a copy of your book Cholesterol Clarity that she had been seeing me reading lately. I have been preaching all this stuff you shared in your book with her and she was curious to see how well her numbers looked.
Here were the results: LDL-C was 135, HDL-C was a whopping 156, triglycerides were a mere 20, and her total cholesterol was 290.
Needless to say, her doctor wanted to immediately put her on a cholesterol-lowering statin medication. Keep in mind that my mom has been on a strict very low-carb, high-fat diet for the past two decades and I was thrilled when I saw her results. But her doctor struck the fear of God in her that she needed to be on the statin to protect her heart health. He used fear to make his case to my mom, but she was already beginning to doubt whether she needed to be on a medication for her cholesterol.
You’ll be happy to hear she refused to take the statin drugs because the numbers that really count were right where they need to be. As she was showing me her cholesterol numbers, I was praising her for a job well done, especially with her triglycerides (a microscopic 20) and unbelievably high HDL-C (156) which I told her were the much more important markers on the cholesterol panel as you share about in your book. She downloaded a copy of it to her Kindle and called me back to thank me profusely for researching this and telling her about Cholesterol Clarity.
My mother told me that reading the information shared by all of the great experts you interviewed for your book took a huge weight off of her shoulders about this issue. She has gone from extremely worried to excitedly thrilled by how well she is doing in her health. Now mom is armed with some solid ammunition to take back to her doctor when she goes back to see him for her next check-up. She told me she wants to bring in my hardback copy of your book to show him and educate him about what she has learned. Mom can’t wait to bring some Cholesterol Clarity to her doctor!
Thank you so much for this work of art!
This absolutely makes my day. Did you see her numbers? Yes, Joan’s total cholesterol is 290, but 159 of it was her HDL-C…the kind you WANT to have higher. Her HDL-C is an incredible 55% of her total cholesterol. And with triglycerides barely detectable at 20, her triglyceride-to-HDL ratio is the lowest one I’ve EVER seen in my life–0.12! Anything under 2.0 is incredible. WOW WOW WOW! It’s utterly disgusting that her doctor wanted her to take a drug to take away the very thing that is giving Joan vibrant life right now. WAY TO GO JOAN and KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
Got an inspiring Cholesterol Clarity story you want to share with me? Has the information we shared shifted the way you think about this issue of cholesterol and heart health? Tell me about it and send your feedback about the book to firstname.lastname@example.org.