News and Reviews From Cholesterol-And-Health.Com
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Below, you can find reviews that I have written of books and movies.
Book and Movie Reviews by Chris Masterjohn
Kendrick's The Great Cholesterol Con
Added August 22, 2008.
Read this book if you want a good laugh. It is filled with sarcastic humor, and reveals some of the most hilarious absurdities that pass for science in our day. But some of Kendrick's scientific errors and implausible speculations may just leave you scratching your head.
The Cholesterol Myths
Added August 21, 2008.
An all-new critical review of Uffe Ravnskov's 2000 The Cholesterol Myths. Ravnksov's book is an important contribution to the debate about the role of cholesterol in heart disease, but Ravnskov ultimately leaves the reader with the idea that blood lipids have virtually nothing to do with heart disease, that existing animal models can teach us almost nothing about human heart disease, and that good scientists should never have given the cholesterol theory much weight because it was built entirely on a foundation of sand. In reality, blood lipids do matter, animal models are relevant, and though the cholesterol theory is a lopsided house, it is in fact built on a solid foundation of evidence that needs to be carefully looked at.
Colpo's Great Cholesterol Con
Added July 31, 2008
Colpo's book, The Great Cholesterol Con: Why everything you've been told about cholesterol, diet, and heart disease is wrong! is the best cholesterol skeptic book out there. It is an excellent companion to Steinberg's The Cholesterol Wars two gain two opposing points of view. You can read a critical review here.
How International Bankers Gained Control of America
Added July 29, 2008
Did you know that the Federal Reserve is privately owned? Read the truth about the Fed in this review of the two-part DVD, The Money Masters. This will eventually be part of a new section of the site about the political side of health, especially the rapidly growing attack on small farming and nutritional supplements, as the food supply concentrates into fewer and fewer hands.
The Cholesterol Wars
Added January 16, 2008
Are the skeptics wrong? Has cholesterol really been "indicted, tried, and ultimately found guilty" of causing heart disease? Daniel Steinberg, MD, PhD, argues this in his new book, The Cholesterol Wars: The Skeptics Versus the Preponderance of the Evidence. Steinberg is a cholesterol expert by any definition, having published over 200 papers on the subject and having been one of the main architects of the lipid hypothesis - but is cholesterol really guilty? Click here for a critical review.
How Statins Kill Your Brain -- Amnesia and Other Side Effects
Review of Statin Drugs Side Effects and the Misguided War on Cholesterol by former NASA astronaut Dr. Duane Graveline, M.D.
The Hidden Truth About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
Review of Hidden Truth About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs by Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
The Doctor's Heart Cure
Review of The Doctor's Heart Cure: Beyond the Modern Myths of Diet and Exercise by Al Sears, MD.
What T. Colin Campbell Doesn't Tell You About the China Study
The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health by T. Colin Campbell.
Nourishing Traditions -- This Book Saved My Health!
Review of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon.
Know Your Fats!
Review of Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol by Mary G. Enig, PhD.