RE-SCHEDULED TO JUNE 14: Cookbook Club: Enjoy Low Cholesterol Cooking!

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Westporter Karen Swanson, author of The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan to learn how tocreate heart-healthy meals even picky eaters will enjoy.

Karen started researching and writing about how to lower cholesterol naturally after her doctor recommended a statin medication in 2010. Believing (well, at that point, hoping) that despite her family history she could naturally lower cholesterol with lifestyle changes, Karen began to research and write about cholesterol. In both her new book and award-winning blog, GoLowCholesterol.com, Karen explains cholesterol issues in plain terms and shares tips for lowering cholesterol through what she calls a “lo-co” food and exercise lifestyle.

With near-daily exercise (walking counts!) and a heart-healthy approach to food, Karen has been able to stave off statin medication. She explains how in The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan, which includes recipes by cardiac dietitian Jennifer Koslo.
 

Note location: Tim's Kitchen, Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Highway, Westport

Community Partner: Wakeman Town Farm

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About the Author: In 2010, Karen Swanson was stunned by her doctor’s recommendation that she consider statin medication due to a sudden spike in her cholesterol levels. Believing (well, at that point, hoping) that despite her family history she could naturally lower cholesterol with lifestyle changes, Karen began to research and write about cholesterol.

She has since authored articles for Healthline and as a Category Expert for Answers.com. Her award-winning blog, GoLowCholesterol.com explores cholesterol issues in plain terms and shares tips for lowering cholesterol through what she calls a “lo-co” food and exercise lifestyle. An avid home cook, Karen is always on the hunt for low-fat, easy, delicious recipes.

As for her own lo-co experience, Karen has successfully staved off statin medication with near-daily exercise, learning to love (okay, tolerate) a daily fiber supplement, replacing half-and-half with soy creamer, mostly ditching red meat, and relinquishing her beloved Phish Food ice-cream. But she will never give up wine and chocolate—in moderation, of course.

Westport internist, Dr. Jill Denowitz says: "For anyone who wants to take control of their cholesterol levels, I highly recommend The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan. It explains cholesterol and heart disease in accurate, easy-to-understand terms. Although much is determined by genetic factors, a cholesterol-lowering diet can definitely play a role, and the dietary guidelines in this book are in line with advice I give patients every day.”―Jill Denowitz MD, Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine

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