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

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



The 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.

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 are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

Take a moment to visualize rubbing a stiff brush repeatedly over soft skin until it becomes quite red and nearly bleeding. you kept this up several times a day, every day for five years. If you could tolerate this painful brushing, you would have a bleeding, swollen infected area that became worse with each repeated injury. This is a good way to visualize the inflammatory process that could be going on in your body right now.

Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.

There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

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Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ. His private practice, Cardiac Care Center was in Mesa, AZ. Recently Dr. Lundell left surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of Healthy Humans Foundation that promotes human health with a focus on helping large corporations promote wellness. He is also the author of The Cure for Heart Disease and The Great Cholesterol Lie.
 
 
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I don't buy this at all. There are a lot of things that I disagree with.

 

First off, the author didn't 'leave surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart disease'. He had his medical licence revoked after multiple investigations into his inadequate  postoperative management and surgical errors. In addition, he has filed for bankruptcy at least twice and owes over $20 million. To me it sounds like he saw potential to make a quick buck by using his  'authority' as a heart surgeon and also by taking a controversial stance. He's trying to sell his book and also pushes supplements that supposedly reduce inflammation.

 

Even if he was a man of integrity, his reasoning doesn't stand up. One thing that a lot of quacks do is they try to make it look as if everything is really simple. Inflammation IS complicated and the cycle of inflammation is NOT perfect. Acute inflammation can and does cause damage to your own cells in the process of attempting to eliminate foreign material.

 

https://seesangelsinthearchitecture.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/a-delicensed-heart-surgeon-misleads-you-about-what-causes-heart-disease/

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22 hours ago, tomleegolf said:

I don't buy this at all. There are a lot of things that I disagree with.

 

First off, the author didn't 'leave surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart disease'. He had his medical licence revoked after multiple investigations into his inadequate  postoperative management and surgical errors. In addition, he has filed for bankruptcy at least twice and owes over $20 million. To me it sounds like he saw potential to make a quick buck by using his  'authority' as a heart surgeon and also by taking a controversial stance. He's trying to sell his book and also pushes supplements that supposedly reduce inflammation.

 

Even if he was a man of integrity, his reasoning doesn't stand up. One thing that a lot of quacks do is they try to make it look as if everything is really simple. Inflammation IS complicated and the cycle of inflammation is NOT perfect. Acute inflammation can and does cause damage to your own cells in the process of attempting to eliminate foreign material.

 

https://seesangelsinthearchitecture.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/a-delicensed-heart-surgeon-misleads-you-about-what-causes-heart-disease/

 

Hi Tom... I am always wary of someone with products for sale, but that doesn't mean what he stated is incorrect, in fact I believe there is much evidence to show what he states is indeed correct:

 

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Some interesting notes regarding Trans fats and Cholesterol:

1. Vegetable oils are more toxic when heated. One study reported that polyunsaturates turn to varnish in the intestines. A study by a plastic surgeon found that women who consumed mostly vegetable oils had far more wrinkles than those who used traditional animal fats. A 1994 study appearing in the Lancet showed that almost three quarters of the fat in artery clogs is unsaturated. The "artery clogging" fats are not animal fats but vegetable oils.

2. Trans fats, produced in vegetable oils when they are partially hydrogenated, The research group at the University of Maryland found that trans fatty acids not only alter enzymes that neutralize carcinogens, and increase enzymes that potentiate carcinogens..

3. Trans fats contribute to osteoporosis. Hanis, a Czechoslovakian researcher, found that trans consumption decreased testosterone, caused the production of abnormal sperm and altered gestation.
Trans consumption interferes with the body?s use of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils, grains and green vegetables, leading to impaired prostaglandin production. Some deep fried foods have been tested at almost 50% trans.


4. The scientific literature delineates a number of vital roles for dietary saturated fats, they enhance the immune system, are necessary for healthy bones, provide energy and structural integrity to the cells, protect the liver and enhance the body?s use of essential fatty acids. 

5. Stearic acid, found in beef tallow and butter, has cholesterol lowering properties and is a preferred food for the heart. As saturated fats are stable, they do not become rancid easily, do not call upon the body?s reserves of antioxidants, do not initiate cancer, do not irritate the artery walls.

6. Your body makes saturated fats, and your body makes cholesterol about 2000 mg per day. In general, cholesterol that the average American absorbs from food amounts to about 100 mg per day. So, in theory, even reducing animal foods to zero will result in only a 5% decrease in the total amount of cholesterol available to the blood and tissues.

7. In practice, such a diet is likely to deprive the body of the substrates it needs to manufacture enough of this vital substance; for cholesterol, like saturated fats, stands unfairly accused.
 
8. It acts as a precursor to vital corticosteroids, hormones that help us deal with stress and protect the body against heart disease and cancer; and to the sex hormones like androgen, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone; it is a precursor to vitamin D, a very important fat-soluble vitamin needed for healthy bones and nervous system, proper growth, mineral metabolism, muscle tone, insulin production, reproduction and immune system function; 

9. It is the precursor to bile salts, which are vital for digestion and assimilation of fats in the diet. Recent research shows that cholesterol acts as an antioxidant. This is the likely explanation for the fact that cholesterol levels go up with age.
 
10. As an antioxidant, cholesterol protects us against free radical damage that leads to heart disease and cancer. Cholesterol is the body?s repair substance, manufactured in large amounts when the arteries are irritated or weak.

11. Cholesterol is needed for proper function of serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is the body's natural "feel-good" chemical. This explains why low cholesterol levels have been linked to aggressive and violent behaviour, depression and suicidal tendencies..

12. Mother's milk is especially rich in cholesterol and contains a special enzyme that helps the baby utilize this nutrient. Babies and children need cholesterol-rich foods throughout their growing years to ensure proper development of the brain and nervous system. Dietary cholesterol plays an important role in maintaining the health of the intestinal wall, which is why low-cholesterol vegetarian diets can lead to leaky gut syndrome and other intestinal disorders.

13. Animal foods containing saturated fat and cholesterol provide vital nutrients necessary for growth, energy and protection from degenerative disease. Like sex, animal fats are necessary for reproduction. Humans are drawn to both by powerful instincts. Suppression of natural appetites leads to weird nocturnal habits, fantasies, fetishes, bingeing and splurging.


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