I wish it was under better circumstances and with more jubilation that I could make this announcement, but I can’t deny my own personal pride in being able to say I am officially a three times published author.
My Cholesterol Lowering Cook Book For Two is officially on sale and shipping now.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has ever purchased and/or reviewed one of my three print publications.
As with my previous books, my latest book is divided into two parts.
Part I: A review of the science behind high levels of “bad” cholesterol, why it matters and what you can do it about from a diet & nutrition perspective
Part II: 100 delicious recipes that bring that science to life and help you reduce your blood cholesterol levels in an easy, practical and mouth watering way – for two.
Those of who you have been following my posts for the last 5 or so weeks will know that I’ve offered up plenty of cholesterol related content, including a sneak peek at some of the book’s recipes.
My mission has been simple – I’ve been out to convince you that my book is a worthwhile purchase, either for yourself or someone you care about.
Let’s revisit the two main reasons why ( besides the fact I’m an awesome author, as that goes without saying)
#1 High LDL or “Bad” Cholesterol Levels: More Common Than You Think
According to CDC statistics, nearly 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 20 have LDL cholesterol above the recommended levels.
In this age group there are ~50% more people with high blood cholesterol than high blood pressure.
Many have both.
On some level the fact they report cholesterol statistics starting at age 20 speaks volumes about the potential demographic shift downwards and the harsh reality that these elevated numbers, which are one of the primary risk factors for cardiovascular disease, are popping up earlier and earlier in North America.
When I took a closer look at the Canadian Statistics, I found that approximately 30% of all cases of high cholesterol happen in people under the age of 40.
If you were previously of the mind that high cholesterol is an issue that becomes relevant only at age 50+, the latest data implores you to reconsider.
#2 Cholesterol Medication Is Frequently Prescribed
Elevated LDL cholesterol levels are generally managed through one or both of dietary modification and pharmaceuticals.
My book clearly helps with the former!
For many, the thought of requiring medication [especially at a young age] is highly unappealing even though it can be both wise and necessary in the certain contexts.
Even so, there is something startling about the fact that two of the top five most prescribed medications in the United States are cholesterol lowering medications.
They go by the name of Simastatin & Atrovastatin and are part of a family of oft prescribed pharmaceuticals known as “statins”.
Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase which plays a role in the biochemical pathway of cholesterol production, thereby limiting cholesterol production and reducing blood cholesterol levels.
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