Sunday, January 5, 2014

Why Don't You Try This?

World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

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.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion 
makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education 
seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple 
fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol 
and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted 
would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these 
recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in 

It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. 
discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real 
cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart 
disease and other chronic ailments will be treated. The long-established 
dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes
the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, 
human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin 
medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, 
more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before. Statistics 
from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently 
suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-
diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater 
numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way
 that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause
 heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move 
freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes 
cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated -- it is quite simply your body's natural defence 
to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation
is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. 
However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the 
human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called 
chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute 
inflammation is beneficial.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or 
other substances that are known to cause injury to the body? Well,smokers 
perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully. The rest of us have simply
 followed the recommended mainstream dietthat is low in fat and high in 
polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated
injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation
leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is 
caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

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