Dr. Al Sears really gets it. What a refreshing breath of fresh air, an MD who really understands nutrition and isn't afraid to speak out and bust the myths! The Doctor's Heart Cure is my new favorite book!
St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) December 4, 2004
The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) sounds like a good thing. They want your LDL cholesterol at 100 or lower Â or they want you on drugs. But wait until you find out whoÂs setting these cholesterol guidelines. Al Sears, M.D., author of the new book, The DoctorÂs Heart Cure, Beyond the Modern Myths of Diet and Exercise: The Clinically-Proven Plan of Breakthrough Health Secrets That Helps You Build a Powerful, Disease-Free Heart http://www.dragondoor.com/b30.html warns that vested interests may be manipulating the recommendations. And potentially risking, rather than saving, our heart health.
Imagine youÂve struggled for years to lower your cholesterol and youÂve succeeded. Your LDL is down to 115 using food choices and exercise. Even if you still have several risk factors Â hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking, high triglycerides, obesity, or low HDL (high density lipoprotein), youÂre well on your way to better heart health.
But if your doctor is getting his guidelines from the NCEP, donÂt expect a pat on the back. TheyÂll advise cutting LDL another 30 or 40 percent no matter what your levels are now.
ÂIf you have someone start at an LDL level of 115, donÂt just give a small dose of statin to get it to 99. Give a dose for a 30 or 40 percent reduction,Â says one of the docs on the NCEP in their report.
But Who is the NCEP?
Our government supports the NCEP and receives its cholesterol guidelines from this group of medical doctors. This appears appropriate until you discover that:
1. Companies selling cholesterol lowering drugs paid eight of the nine influential doctors in this group.
2. One doctor moonlights for ten drug manufacturers while holding a senior government position.
3. Two of the doctors hold sizable stocks in drug companies.
4. One serves on a drug company board.
5. Two went to work for drug companies shortly after setting the guidelines.
The recommendations make no mention of government failures to warn us of drug company errors in the past. Take for example BayerÂs Baycol. Baycol was approved by the FDA, only to be removed from the market in a hail of lawsuits, after 31 people died from muscle breakdown, which overwhelmed the kidneys and ended in kidney failure. And the problem is not behind us. The newly approved cholesterol drug Crestor also has killed in this way.
According to Dr. Al Sears, there is a far safer and more effective way to guard our heart health:
ÂFighting heart disease isnÂt glamorous. It requires a commitment to your health Â not a $20 copay at the prescription counter.
But you can do it with high protein, low carb natural foods and effective exercise. Whether you have high cholesterol or not, youÂll be taking care of ALL of your risk factors Â not just the one that pads the drug companiesÂ bottom line.Â
ÂWe need to turn the traditional Food Pyramid on its head,Â continues Dr. Al Sears, who recommends a diet rich in high-quality fats and organic proteins and low in starches. Dr. Al SearsÂ new book The DoctorÂs Heart Cure goes beyond the Atkins Diet and popular high-protein diets, in its emphasis on the need for organic meats and fats and in its breakthrough advice on the importance of correct exercise for heart health.
"Dr. Al Sears really gets it. What a refreshing breath of fresh air, an MD who really understands nutrition and isn't afraid to speak out and bust the myths! The Doctor's Heart Cure is my new favorite book!" Â Jonny Bowden, author, Living the Low Carb Life: From Atkins to the Zone Choosing the Diet That's Right for You
To read an article giving more detail on Dr. Al SearsÂ heart disease program go to:
Al Sears, M.D. owns and operates The Center for Health and Wellness an integrative medicine and anti-aging clinic in south Florida where he has treated over 15,000 patients. Dr Sears is an adjunct professor at Barry University teaching anatomy, human physiology, and nutrition.
For additional information on Al Sears M.D. and The DoctorÂs Heart Cure, to arrange interviews or receive review copies contact John Du Cane at 651-487-3828.
The DoctorÂs Heart Cure is available online at http://www.dragondoor.com or by calling 1-800-899-5111.
Dragon Door Publications, Inc is the leading provider in the United States of cutting-edge information on diet, nutrition and exercise.
Dragon Door Publications
# # #