Statistics shows that the average number of Americans who die from heart disease every year goes up to 610,000. Can you believe this?
The number of people struggling with this problem is on the rise, and we all know that cardiovascular disease causes more deaths than any other health issue.
According to experts, 17.7 million people were diagnosed with heart disease in 2015. This is about 31% of all deaths. So, 7.4 million deaths happened as a result of a coronary heart disease. About 6.7 million deaths were caused by stroke.
We already know that 25% of all Americans use statin and stick to low-fat diet. So, why are so many people dying of heart disease? Truth is, you’ve been lied this whole time.
That’s exactly what this heart surgeon says, and he didn’t even hesitate to unveil the real cause of heart disease. Just keep reading.
Dr. Dwight Lundell uses the power of his knowledge to tell people the truth about heart disease. He’s been a heart surgeon for 25 years which helped him write the books “The Cure for Heart Disease” and “The Great Cholesterol Lie.” Dr. Lundell was Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa AZ.
The heart surgeon wrote an article in 2012 and it was published in Prevent Disease. Dr. Lundell wrote about his new findings, explaining that healthy eating habits can actually help patients to prevent and reverse heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease.
In other words, you should eat more natural, whole and unprocessed foods. This was a rather powerful confession, and Lundell can’t even cope with the fact that he was led by a false understanding for two decades.
His patients were given cholesterol-lowering medication and followed a low-fat diet regimen. This was the biggest mistake in his life, and the neuro surgeon is now ready to help everyone see the truth.
“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,” Dr. Lundell said.
So, many patients were taking medication to lower their cholesterol, and they weren’t allowed to consume fatty foods. Any deviations were considered heresy, and were likely to result in malpractice.
Statins can’t help you, and that’s the only truth that exists. Dr. Lundell wants people to understand that these statins aren’t helping you at all.
What causes heart disease?
The human body is actually a collection of complex systems. It has the power to protect and even heal itself. However, this power is a concealed weapon since it may also be the cause to every health problem. You know how an inflammation works, right?
Your body’s defense system is based on its ability to eliminate foreign invaders. Here we’d add all those bacteria and viruses. Inflammation occurs naturally and it aids in the process of protecting and healing. “Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial,” Dr. Lundell explains in his article.
The level of inflammation is tightly associated with your lifestyle choices and daily choices. So, the things you eat can either fuel or put down the inflammation fire in your body.
We’re constantly exposed to toxins, and the human body isn’t designed to combat all of them.
You may not be aware of it, but you are actually feeding that inflammation. Your healthcare system and governments are assisting you in the terrible process, and you keep hurting your cardiovascular system. Those low-fat products are poor in nutrients, and they’re actually increasing your risk of stroke and heart attack.
Fats aren’t your enemy
Dr. Lundell says that it’s this low-fat diet that causes the injury and inflammation in your blood vessels. The mainstream medicine keeps saying that low-fat diet is good for your body, but that’s not true.
The flour and sugar are only contributing to the problem. You don’t need those excess carbs, and it’s time to eliminate all the products based on these ingrdients. The same applies to the foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids, such as the oil made from corn, canola, soy, peanut, sunflower and safflower.
You may think that this is crazy, but your flour, sugar and vegetable oil are killing you slowly. It’s true that these ingredients are the base of every recipe. There are plenty organic and natural varieties, too.
However, organic vegetable oils, flour and sugar can’t help you either. They may be non-GMO and chemical pesticides, but this organic certificate doesn’t make them valuable in the range of nutrition.
Check the ingredients on the label of every conventional and organic products. You’ll notice that about 80% of the products contain canola, corn, soy, peanut, safflower, and sunflower oil.
These may look ‘innocent, but vegetable oils are concentrated sources of fat. If you add this to the content of your pre-made foods, you’ll be devastated!
Omega-6 fatty acids are important for your body, and these aren’t naturally produced in your body. So, you have to get these from your food. Omega-6 fats are part of every cell membrane, and these fats actually control your cells.
However, these fats have to be in a healthy balance with omega-3 fats, known for their huge power, but unfortunately most of you lack them. Omega-3 fats are even more essential than omega-6 fatty acids.
Imbalances in omega fats lead to the production of cytokines, a type of inflammation-causing chemicals.
The imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fats ranges from 15:1 to 30:1. The ratios don’t display your imbalance at the moment, but you have to know that the optimal ratio is 3:1. Any higher imbalance will lead to an army of cytokines and deadly inflammation.
Obesity makes everything worse. Your diet will increase the power of pro-inflammatory chemicals that worsen the condition, meaning you should be more careful about the foods you eat.
A handful of potato chips may not seem bad to you, but you keep eating it along with a chocolate chip cookie. It’s a vicious cycle that results in developing a heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. The inflammation keeps getting worse, and your body will suffer even more.
Every processed food you eat fuels the inflammation fire, and the condition gets worse with every day that goes by.
Have you ever used steel wool? If yes, now imagine rubbing it against your skin. It will become red, sore and bleeding. Keep rubbing the steel wool against your skin, and the area will swell, bleed and even become infected. The repeated harm is destroying the tissue.
This is the perfect example of the way inflammation hurts your body. That’s exactly what happens in your body every time you fuel the inflammation fire.
Regardless of whether the inflammation occurs internally or externally, the damage is the same. The food you eat causes a tiny damage, but same as the steel wool, it gets worse over time. Several minor injuries turn into a huge damage, and the situation gets worse over night.
Sugar and inflammation
You probably know that sugar is a sweet poison. How much do you know about its role in the inflammatory process?
Do you like adding vanilla syrup to your latte? If yes, you should know that your favorite simple carb will later be digested into a simpler form such as glucose.
Glucose molecules enter the bloodstream, and the pancreas releases insulin hormones to bring the glucose into your cells for energy. Insulin regulates the level of glucose in your blood.
If cells already have glucose and don’t need any of it, blood sugar levels go high, and the body produces more insulin. The excess glucose is stored as fat.
High blood glucose levels keep your blood vessels tense, and they are unable to relax and dilate. Sugar molecules later attach to proteins, and hurt the blood vessel wall. Repeated injuries trigger an inflammation.
Here’s another example. You habit of eating sweet things to satisfy your sugar cravings is same as if you were rubbing sandpaper onto your blood vessels.
Blood can’t flow freely because of the inflammation, and this causes a terrible vascular damage. Improper circulation caused by damaged blood vessels increases the chances of suffering a stroke and heart attack.
Regeneration and repair
The good news is that you can extinguish the inflammatory fire. Pay more attention to the food you eat and work on your daily routines. Learn how food affects your health and general well-being. Think twice before making your food choices, and your body will thank you.
Your food should be close to its natural state, and that’s a rule. Eat tons of fresh veggies in the colors of the rainbow. Leafy greens are important, and make sure you eat plenty of that with every meal.
Low-glycemic fruits are abundant in antioxidants, and berries are your best choice. Eat fruits in moderate amounts. Stay away from vegetable oils, and this applies to both organic and GMO varieties. A tablespoon of corn oil contains about 7,280 mg of omega-6 fats and soybean offers 6,490 mg. Opt for coconut oil or grass-fed butter.
If your doctor used to tell you that butter is bad for you, now is the time to go there and tell him the truth.
Animal fats contain less omega-6 fats than vegetable oils. Butter and other fats contain less than 20% of omega-6 fats than polyunsaturated oils. These “healthy fats” cause inflammation, and yes, science was wrong this whole time. You’ve been taught wrong, and it’s time to fix things.
“The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today,” Dr. Lundell said.
So, this cholesterol theory suggested that low-fat diet is good for you. But, no-fat diet regimen is actually the main trigger of every inflammation. Mainstream medicine taught you wrong. You shouldn’t avoid saturated fact. Foods high in omega-6 fats are bad for you.
Use the food your grandmother used to prepare her meals. Pre-made foods and convenience products are the last thing you should eat. They contain no nutrients, and harm your health.
Stay away from inflammatory foods, and indulge in fresh foods to increase the intake of nutrients and reverse any damage in your cardiovascular system.
The food you eat is the building block in your body, and it makes up every cell. Yes, you are what you eat, and your eating habits have an immense role in your life. The choice is yours. You can either regenerate or destroy your body.
Tips to strengthen you heart
1. Opt for healthy fats
Don’t use vegetable oils, and try to use more pasture-raised butter, coconut oil and avocado oil when cooking. Olive, hemp and walnut oil are a good choice for your cold dishes.
2. Animal-based omega-3 fats
Omega-3 fatty acids are important, and stick to a 3:1 ratio. Take your omega-3 fats from whole foods, and eat plenty of wild salmon, arctic cod, atlantic haddock, freshwater trout, pollock and atlantic mackerel (these contain less mercury than other varieties).
Hemp, flax, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and seaweed are plant sources of omega-3 fats. But, these ‘ALA” sources of omega-3 fats are a completely different story.
Research has shown that the conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA is limited, and about 5% of ALA is converted into EPA. Less than 0.5% of ALA is turned into DHA.
3. Boost insulin levels
Test your fasting insulin level, and ask your healthcare provider for help. If your fasting insulin levels are higher than 3, boost your intake of healthy fats and eliminate/limit grains and sugars until it drops to 3.
4. Be more active
Exercise more often, and find what exercise works best for your shape and condition. You can also do yoga, weight training, trail walking, pilates, biking, and swimming.
Every form of physical activity is good for your overall health. All you have to do is more more often, and you can do that almost everywhere.
5. Learn how to deal with your stress and negative emotions
Stress hormones trigger the release of inflammatory chemicals. You have to learn how to cope with it, and create a healthy outlet. Everything works for you, including exercise, yoga, journaling, drawing and meditation. Feel free to recharge yourself, and eliminate stress.
6. Boost your vitamin D levels
Vitamin D reduces inflammation. Unfortunately, most of you lack this vitamin. You can get it from the sun, and try to spend at least 20 minutes in the sun. If the weather is bad, consider supplementing with 4,000-6,000 IU every day.
7. Use turmeric
It’s the number one anti-inflammatory root. Turmeric is extremely powerful, and it inhibits inflammation. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
It supports cardiovascular health and improves the function of every organ in the body. You can use it as a whole product or supplement. Add turmeric to your menu, and you will be surprised by its effect!