About The True Cause Of Heart Disease
There are a huge number of people who die from heart disease every year – on average 610,000 people every year. Globally there are over 17 million people affected by heart disease. About one third of those departing this planet dad a problem with their hearts. Coronary heart disease accounts for 7 million of those deaths with stroke coming in a close second with over 6.5 million deaths.
Now scratch you head on this for a minute. About 25% of the population are now on statin drugs and additionally many are also on the recommended low fat diet yet the deaths increase every year.
We are being lied to about how t prevent heart disease is the only conclusion that comes out of this situation.
So what is the truth?
Finally there is a heart surgeon willing to speak out and give us some truths.
Dr. Dwight Lundell is working to ‘write the wrong with medical and scientific fact.’ This heart surgeon with at least 25 years of experience, author of ‘The Cure for Heart Disease’ and ‘The Great Cholesterol Lie’ and past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa AZ.
“We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact”. 
WHAT REALLY CAUSES HEART DISEASE
Dr. Lundell states in his article, “chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial” .
Our level of inflammation does not appear from thin air. It’s something we manifest from our lifestyle choices. Your daily habits either feed or extinguish this inflammation fire. In our modern world, we are chronically exposed to toxins that our body was never designed to process.
Many of us are unknowingly feeding our inflammation, and we are doing so by following the recommendations outlined by our healthcare system and governments. Not knowingly, many of us are causing repeated injury to our blood vessels while purchasing these heart & stroke approved and nutrient-lacking low-fat products.
FATS ARE NOT THE ENEMY
As Dr. Lundell reveals, this injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet that have been recommended for years by mainstream medicine .
In addition to consuming an excess of carbohydrates coming from flours and sugar, and the thousands of products containing these ingredients, we are also consuming far too many omega-6 rich foods – these are coming from vegetable oils such as corn, canola, soy, peanut, sunflower and safflower.
Flour, sugar and vegetable oils? These are but the three ultimate key ingredients in the recipe for almost every packaged product on your supermarket shelf – and dare I say – you will even find them in the organic and natural varieties.
Organic vegetable oils, flour and sugar are not better for you. While they may be non-GMO and void of toxic chemical pesticides, an organic certification does not equal a nutritionally wealthy product.
If you read the ingredients label on a conventional or organic product, at least 80% of the time you will find a vegetable oil in that list (canola, corn, soy, peanut, safflower, sunflower). As innocent as it may look, oils are super-concentrated sources of fat, and oil intake adds up quickly when you remember that it’s found in close to 80% of our pre-made foods. Omega-6 fatty acids are essential for your well-being, as your body cannot produce them and they must be obtained from our food choices. Omega-6 is a part of every cell membrane and it controls what goes in and out of the cell, however omega-6 must be in the correct balance with omega-3 – an even more essential fatty acid, that a majority of the population is deficient in.
When our intake of omega-6 is out of balance with omega-3, our cell membranes produce chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.
Imbalances of omega-6 and omega-3 range from 15:1 to as high as 30:1. These ratios may not display the magnitude of our imbalance now, but here’s a fact that will: our optimal omega-6:omega-3 ratio is actually 3:1. With an imbalance so immense, that’s a lot of cytokines creating inflammation in our population!
What makes matters worse, any excess weight that you are carrying from eating these foods also creates overloaded fat cells that release large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar.
It starts with an innocent handful of potato chips and a chocolate chip cookie and it turns into a vicious cycle that over time, creates heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes as the inflammation fire grows.
There is no justification for the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we feed the fire, little by little each day.
SUGAR AND INFLAMMATION
We’re already accustomed to the fact that sugar is sweet-sweet poison. But what role does it play in inflammation?
When we consume our favorite simple carbohydrate, whether that be the vanilla syrup in your latte or the after lunch chocolate fix, our body digests these carbohydrates into smaller and simpler forms such as glucose. Once glucose molecules make their way into the bloodstream, the pancreas secretes insulin hormones to push this glucose into cells for energy. Insulin works to regulate the amount of glucose in blood. If a cell is already full and does not need glucose, it is rejected. When glucose is rejected from cell entry, blood sugar rises, producing more insulin and now extra glucose is converted to and stored as fat.
When blood glucose levels remain elevated, the blood vessels are not able to fully relax or dilate. Sugar molecules have the ability to attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation.
Another visualization for you: Fulfilling those daily sugar cravings is like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.
Passage of blood becomes more difficult due to inflammation, leading to vascular damage. Poor circulation due to damaged blood vessels increases the risk for stroke and heart attacks .
REGENERATE & REPAIR
See the source article for a discussion on the proper foods to eat.
TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HEART BEATING
CHOOSE THE RIGHT OILS/FATS
Avoid vegetable oils at all costs. Switch to a grass-fed butter, coconut oil or avocado oil for all cooking and use olive oil, hemp oil and walnut oil in cold dishes.
GET IN ANIMAL BASED OMEGA-3
OPTIMIZE YOUR INSULIN LEVELS
Consider increasing your healthy fat intake, and limiting or eliminating grains and sugars until your level is below 3.
BE IN MOVEMENT
CREATE HEALTHY OUTLETS FOR STRESS AND NEGATIVE EMOTIONS
OPTIMIZE YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS
For more details on all those headings above, check out the source article.
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