Why You Need Cholesterol

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: For many years, cholesterol has been the "bad guy" in the fight against heart disease.
Air Date: 4/1/16
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS
Jonny-BowdenBest-selling author, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. He is a board-certified nutritionist with a master's degree in psychology and the author of 14 books on health, healing, food and longevity, including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Living Low Carb, The Great Cholesterol Myth, and his new book, Smart Fat.
A frequent guest on television and radio, he has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on nutrition, weight loss, and longevity. He is a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Men's Health magazine, is the Nutrition Editor for Pilates Style, and is a regular contributor to AOL, Vanity Fair Online, Clean Eating Magazine, Better Nutrition, and Total Health Online.
Dr. Jason Jones has been a practicing Chiropractor and advocate for natural health and healing since 2000. Dr. Jones owns and operates a very successful family oriented private practice in Elizabeth City, NC. In addition he is the host of the very popular podcast, Healthy Families Made Easy, on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud, where he interviews health experts on a regular basis to teach families how to grow healthier together. He loves being active from running half marathons, marathons, obstacles races, martial arts and functional fitness. Dr. Jones also deep passion for nutrition and teaching others to live their very best lives and speaks regularly to groups and organizations to get the message of natural health out to the masses.
Why You Need Cholesterol
For many years, cholesterol has been the "bad guy" in the fight against heart disease.

Dr. Jonny Bowden, an expert in cholesterol and heart health, knows that to be a myth.

The truth is that your body requires cholesterol for brain health, immunity, and general vitality. Cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease; it doesn't even promote heart disease.

One of the key problems in keeping this myth alive is that the blood tests generally measure according to 1950s technology. It's not as simple as detecting your LDL and HDL levels. In fact, there are five different kinds of HDL and five different kinds of LDL.

Dr. Bowden says that instead of keeping cholesterol as the culprit, we should focus on lowering the risk factors for heart disease, such as triglycerides, blood sugar, and inflammation (which is the biggest promoter of heart disease, as well as every other degenerative disease).

Listen in as Dr. Bowden joins Dr. Susanne to share more about this great cholesterol myth, as well as the importance of getting enough "smart fats" into your daily diet.