I highly recommend that everybody reads this book. Information is power and it's a great tool to take back control over your own body.
I requested this book, because during my last two check-ups and analysis of my blood, it stated that my cholesterol levels were a bit too high. Since I'm still young (late twenties), my physician just told me that I had to be a bit careful with eating sweets and cookies and so.
But my father has had heart problems and has undergone heart surgery last summer. And although I'm exercising more than he does, I still want to take my health into my own hands. And the number one prevention method, in my opinion, is knowledge. Get to know the facts. As stated earlier, knowledge is power. And I prefer to get healthy the natural way, without medication, and with natural solutions.
The book explains how everything is connected in the body and since I've had some hormonal problems in the past, it's great to get to know the facts.
Everything is explained very well in the book, even with some funny bits. But, when you're a worrier or if you are having physical problems, you might want to stay away from the book. Because, yes, it's good to know the facts, but if you freak out easily, you probably will with this book. You don't want to think about all the things that can go wrong in our bodies.
by Nele Vroman
The Cholesterol Puzzle by Jill D. Davey and Sergey Dzugan MD PHD from Matador Publishing is very informative and makes you think about how our bodies actually work. This book is a wealth of information on today's cholesterol crisis and the dangers of the statin drugs used to prevent heart disease believed to be caused by cholesterol. Cholesterol isn't really a problem since the body needs cholesterol and statins are more harmful than a raised cholesterol level. Aging and our hormone levels affect cholesterol levels What's high for one person may not be for another. With the use of bio identical restorative hormone therapy the body can be guided to optimal health. No easy answers in the book but valuable information and a solution for preventing heart disease with Dr Dzugan's therapy.
by Pat Wardle (NetGalley)