Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Is The World Ready For 'The Great Cholesterol Con' Anthony Colpo Exposes?

Anthony Colpo is sure to ruffle some feathers with his debut book

Are you a natural skeptic when it comes to the health information you receive from medical professionals? Do you believe that doctors secretly scheme with pharamaceutical companies to prescribe drugs to people who really don't need to take them in order to make money? Are you tired of hearing about the low-fat lie that's been shoved down our throats for the past three decades?

Then allow me to introduce you to someone you really need to know about -- Anthony Colpo!

Affectionately known as "The Omnivore Guy" because of his highly successful health web site called, Colpo is turning heads now that he has released his well-documented, carefully researched and highly anticipated new 368-page book entitled The Great Cholesterol Con.

Describing the cholesterol crisis as "the greatest scam in the history of medicine," Colpo looked through decades of research to prove that heart disease has nothing to do with saturated fat consumption or even elevated cholesterol levels. In fact, he found during his research that people with lower levels of blood cholesterol actually live much shorter lives than people with these "dangerous" total cholesterol levels above 200.

Colpo also said saturated fat, the great enemy of the Dr. Dean Ornish low-fat propaganda machine we've been spoon-fed for the past quarter century, actually helps people enjoy the lowest rates of heart disease in the world! How ya like them apples?! In fact, the low-fat diet recommended by the so-called health "experts" to lower the risk of heart disease has actually been the direct cause of an INCREASE in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Yikes!

As I have said before at my blog and Colpo agrees, the proliferation of cholesterol-lowering prescriptions has more to do with turning a large profit than it does with improving public health.

I haven't had the privilege of reading this book yet because it just released, but I will be reviewing it for you very soon at my blog after my copy arrives in the mail. Colpo explains in great detail with no pretenses what the TRUTH about cholesterol really is and how it has very little to do with the risk of heart disease that doctors are so up in arms about.

An ad for The Great Cholesterol Con states:

"After reading this book, you'll know more about cholesterol and heart disease than most doctors! And more importantly, you'll discover what really promotes heart disease and what you can do to prevent it!"

In light of my recent concerns over my cholesterol rising and my doctor's quick proclivity to put me on prescription drugs to lower my cholesterol so I don't have a heart attack (that's what he told me), I would have to say it was fortuitous timing that Colpo's book came along at this time and I am anxious to read what he has to say on the subject of cholesterol and heart disease.

Plus, I just received confirmation from Colpo today that he would be happy to fulfill my request for an interview to discuss his new book and the revolutionary ideas about cholesterol and heart disease that he discusses in it. If there is anything you would like for me to ask Anthony Colpo, then please feel free to e-mail me your ideas at

I'm beginning to feel better about my decision to make better dietary choices while staying off the prescription drugs for lowering my cholesterol now. Colpo is on to something HUGE here that could very well shake the medical community to its very core! And that wouldn't be a bad thing either. :D Dr. Atkins would be so proud of him!

Be looking for my book review of The Great Cholesterol Con as well as my exclusive interview with Colpo coming very soon to the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog.

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Blogger Steve said...

Hi Jimmy. I love your blog and read it regularly. I have created my own and LC nutrition is one of the subjects I touch on. ( I also have mentioned this book and I look forward to reading your review and interview. I'm sure that you wont mind if I paste those blogs onto my own site (with due reference to your good self and Livin' La Vida Low Carb of course.)

6/01/2006 10:31 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

By all means, Steve, feel free to repost ANYTHING you see at my blog that you think is interesting enough to post at your blog. I can tell you are a regular reader and read this recent blog post. :) THANK YOU!!!

6/01/2006 11:03 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Yes, actually I did. And I think it only fair, and morally right to give an author fair credit for his work. Keep up the good work and good luck with the CHO levels.


6/01/2006 11:22 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

I'm looking forward to your review - I have secretly always thought the whole cholesterol thing was a con (they keep changing the numbers lower and lower) and hope this is reliable book on the subject. Thanks for the inspiration to keep up the fight against statins.

6/01/2006 5:23 PM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

What's also interesting to read is what REAL experts like Colpo and Enig have to say about how these cholesterol numbers were "determined". Not exactly scientifically, mind you... in a face to face meeting of the old boys circuit! They needed "patients" for their studies, so they kept lowering the "healthy" numbers - thus creating patients "at risk". A total outrage, a lie, that has been happily kept alive by the pharmaceuticals cashing in on useless and dangerous statins, misinformed doctors, as well as our ever-dependable friends in the "free" media.

6/02/2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Jimmy, with your good intentions to refine your track and eliminate a lot of the "imitation" versions of high-carb foods...

No need to feel deprived. Make this terrific recipe and serve on top of shirataki noodles! :*)
And check out her other low-carb recipes, all made with high-quality ingredients.

Moderation might be in order. Maybe it wouldn't be a bad thing if you decided to have some of those "imitation" foods as long as you don't do so daily. Maybe you can look forward to some Carbquik waffles with low-carb raspberry syrup on Sundays – but not every day. Just thinking...

I admit I love good food and don't know many people who don't. But as part of my long-term plan, I have been very slowly over the past ten years taking food out of the very center of my life – or at least placing other things in the center with it. In other words, I want to lower my daily expectations. There will be times when my next meal will be a simple salad with olive oil and vinegar, crumbled feta cheese, and grilled chicken. It doesn't have to be grand, it just has to be wholesome and full of flavor, and it doesn't have to involve shopping for special ingredients or long prep times.

Indeed, as my work is in large part the center of my life, I make it my business to find the restaurants in the area that offer wholesome foods, freshly prepared, without artificial flavor enhancers, with low-carb choices. I would be surprised if there aren't such places everywhere around these United States.

Don't settle for less than that, it will make it hard to keep your diet. As an example of what not to do, yesterday, on my way home, instead of going to that Greek-American restaurant that serves the Greek salad with feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, and grilled chicken I mentioned above, I decided to try a nearby supermarket (Stop and Shop chain) and pick from their salad bar. This turned out to be a huge mistake and it's a great example of what not to settle for. Why? First of all, I passed by the store in the early evening, when the everything had been standing out for hours and the pickings were slim. But I was able to load up on lettuce, olives, cheese, tomatoes, a couple small eggs, and grilled chicken. And there was even olive oil there, no need to use "vegetable" oil of questionable quality and nutritive value. (Don't forget corn oil and many others are *not* particularly healthful, notwithstanding what we've been taught during the past fifty years.)

Sounds good, doesn't it? Well it might have been good – except – everything was either flavorless or pickled in some sort of horrible brine. The lettuce had been out for hours, but even on ice, it was tasteless. The tomatoes were in a sort of brine, horrible! The hard-boiled eggs also had no flavor. Same with the grilled chicken. Same with the olive oil. Same with the cheese chunks – and I couldn't even figure out what kind of cheese I was eating!

SO, make sure that when you are following your low-carb diet, whether you prepare your own food or go out, make sure you seek the best ingredients with freshness and full flavor. Then you won't be disappointed and you will never feel deprived, and the nutrient value of the food you eat will be high and your health will be better for it. And most of the time, if you pick good restaurants and markets, you won't pay more for quality either. But if you live in an area where you have to pay more, it's worth it. I don't know about you, but if I have to, I will always be willing to pay more to enjoy myself, be able to stick to my diet, feel better, and watch the pounds fall off.

6/03/2006 10:51 AM  
Blogger tommy007 said...

Does Colpo go into specifics regarding bad statin side effects, like in "Lipitor thief of memory" and "Surviving a successful heart attack"?

6/04/2006 3:55 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Hey Tommy,

I haven't read the book yet, but he says he hits on every topic about cholesterol there is. Get the book!

6/04/2006 9:13 AM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

Hi Tommy: yes he does! It's his debut but at the same time a true Magnum Opus; a fantastic book, the research is monumental and his references are irrefutable. Just read it - it's worth every penny.

6/04/2006 12:44 PM  

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