065 – The Great Cholesterol Myth – My Interview with Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease

Dr. Stephen SinatraThis is the dirty little secret that the pharmaceutical statin manufacturers don’t want you to know. If you do not have heart disease, statin drugs are of no benefit, and they come with a huge risk of side effects. It has been said that statin drugs can actually increase your risk because of their adverse effects on CoQ10 levels. Remember that statin drugs exert their effect on cholesterol by interfering with liver function. This is not a good thing. Statin drugs have only been proven to be beneficial in men who have had previous heart attacks. I know that may be hard to believe but that’s what the studies reveal.

The Great Cholesterol MythDr. Sinatra’s book The Great Cholesterol Myth provides the foundation for you to positively and proactively support your heart. Drugs do not help your heart become healthier. Nutrition and lifestyle are the keys to healthy cardiovascular function. You should also consider Dr. Sinatra’s previous book Metabolic Cardiology. Together, these books will change your life. If you want to understand your heart and your risk for heart disease, these books are among the best resources I know.

About Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra is a highly respected and sought-after cardiologist whose integrative approach to treating cardiovascular disease has revitalized patients with even the most advanced forms of illness.

His expertise is grounded in more than 30 years of clinical practice, research, and study beginning as an attending physician at Manchester Memorial Hospital (Eastern Connecticut Health Network). His career there included nine years as chief of cardiology, 18 years as director of medical education, seven years as director of echocardiography, three years as director of cardiac rehabilitation, and one year as director of the weight reducing program. In 1987, Dr. Sinatra founded the New England Heart Center. Through it, he became a well-known advocate of combining conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging, and psychological therapies.

Additional Expert Interviews

We have many additional interviews that will help you understand the role of these important nutrients for heart health and you should listen to them if heart disease is your concern. You can put together a nutritional program that works and these interviews with the experts provide valuable guidance.

002 – Dr. Stephen Sinatra – Metabolic Cardiology

003 – Steve Lankford – Metabolic Cardiology – My Opinion

016 – Dr. Matthew Budoff – Aged Garlic Extract and Cardiovascular Health

017 – Dr. Matthew Budoff – Aged Garlic Extract and the Firefighter’s Study

023 – Gary Walker – The Benefits of American Made Red Yeast Rice

024 – Dr. Ralph Holsworth – The Benefits of Nattokinase

028 – Jay Levy – Aged Garlic Extract for Blood Pressure

033 – Dr. Gaetano Morello Discusses Cardiac Health

041 – Dr. Matthew Budoff – Aged Garlic Extract and Cardiovascular Health

043 – Dan Murray – Niacin and Cholesterol

055 – Dr. Karin Reid – Aged Garlic Extract and Blood Pressure

056 – Carl Germano – The Importance of CoQ10

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1 Merv DSouza April 23, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Hi Dr. Sinatra,
I am desperately trying to Lower my Blood Cholesterol as
Heart issues are in my Family.
Kindly advise the best all in one Supplement(if there one such supplement)
in the Market you could advise me to take.
Thanking You,
Merv DSouza


2 Steve Lankford April 24, 2016 at 8:30 am

Dr. Sinatra does not monitor this site. If you want one supplement that will lower your cholesterol, consider Nature’s Plus Extended Release One Per Day Red Yeast Rice. Then listen carefully to his interview and book The Great Cholesterol Myth and for cardiac health listen to his interview on Metabolic Cardiology. Heart issues are much more that cholesterol levels, in fact cholesterol is now understood not to be the main cause of heart disease.


3 Tracy KReider February 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

I LOVE, LOVE listening to all you capture from your guests and just YOU and how great you are as a host!!!
thanks for giving us all this to learn from


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