5 ‘Heart-Healthy’ Products That Are Damaging Your Health

CarbSmart Magazine October 2013

Think about the myriad of images that pop into your head whenever you hear the simple yet overused phrase “heart-healthy.” We see this wording plastered across the packaging of so many products these days that it seems consumers appreciate that they are being marketed foods and other products that will ostensibly help keep their cardiovascular health in tip-top shape. Jimmy Moore looks at the 5 top products/foods being marketed as ‘heart-healthy” where there is proof that they actually are not.

5 Health Markers That Matter More Than Total Cholesterol And LDL-C

Cholesterol Clarity

So if it’s not total cholesterol and LDL-C that matter the most on your cholesterol panel, then what does matter? Jimmy Moore explains the 5 key health markers everyone who is concerned about their heart health should pay attention to – these matter more than total cholesterol and LDL-C.

Jimmy Moore Talks About Helping Others and Cholesterol Clarity with Dean Dywer

Cholesterol Clarity

Jimmy Moore, author of the soon-to-be-released book Cholesterol Clarity, was recently interviewed by Dean Dywer for his Make Shift Happen podcast. Dean interviews Jimmy about making a difference, being transparent and the truth behind those cholesterol numbers.

Order Cholesterol Clarity by Jimmy Moore and Eric C. Westman, MD

Cholesterol Clarity

Order Cholesterol Clarity by Jimmy Moore and Eric C. Westman, MD. Did you know that you don’t have to eat a low-fat diet, take a statin drug, or eat more of the so-called “healthy” whole grains to get your cholesterol levels where they need to be?

Interview with Jimmy Moore and Dr. Eric Westman about Cholesterol Clarity

CarbSmart Magazine September 2013

Interview with Jimmy Moore and Dr. Eric Westman about Cholesterol Clarity. Dana Carpender asks the authors why they wrote the book and where all the misinformation came from that led us to this state.

Movie Review: Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives Movie

You may be asking yourself why a low-carber such as myself is reviewing an obvious vegetarian-biased movie. The answer – because I was asked to, and I was curious. It’s true, I love my bacon. But I’m always interested in what others have to share in regards to health and diet. I was sure I could learn something from this film.

10 Reasons You Need Cholesterol

10 Reasons You Need Cholesterol

It was not until the mid 20th century that Americans started to fear saturated fat and cholesterol. This fat and cholesterol phobia has contributed to a national obesity rate of 35% where one third of all deaths are blamed on heart disease. Caitlin Weeks examines the 10 Reasons You Need Cholesterol.

Dana Gets Medical Tests: What a Low Carb Diet Has Done To My Blood Work

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I got basic blood work done recently, and in the interests of full disclosure I felt I ought to share the results with you. I am 53 years old, and have been eating a low carbohydrate diet for 17 years, or 32% of my life.

The Swedish “Low Carb” Study Where No One Ate A Low Carb Diet

Schwedischer Fischsalat - Swedish fish salad

In short, this study suggests that perhaps in the context of a high carbohydrate diet, increasing saturated fat intake may raise total cholesterol, but does not tell us if that rise is comprised largely of LDL or HDL. It demonstrates no increase in atherosclerosis as a result. It doesn’t tell us anything about the effects of a low carbohydrate diet, because there’s no mention of anyone in the study actually eating a low carbohydrate diet. And because it is an observational study, it proves nothing. Nothing at all.

10 Years On The Low Carb Lifestyle by Amy Dungan

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Ten years. It’s been ten crazy, fantastic, sometimes frustrating years that I’ve tried to live the low-carb lifestyle. What is has not been, is perfect. Or rather, I haven’t been perfect, and I’m okay with that.