We, the doctors, with our extensive training, knowledge and authority we enjoy, often become very pretentious and we have trouble admitting when we are wrong. So there. I openly admit that I was wrong.
As a cardiac surgeon with 25 years of experience and having performed more than 5,000 heart operations, the day has come to correct my mistakes based on medical and scientific evidence.
My training took place for many years with other prominent doctors who “were of opinion”. Overwhelmed by the scientific literature, and continually providing educational seminars, we, modelers of opinion, affirm that heart disease only the result of a high cholesterol.
The only standard therapy consisted of prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet severely limiting fat intake. This, of course, insisted we would lower cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered a heresy and could very likely lead to malpractice.
It does not work!
These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery, there are some years that inflammation of the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease slowly led to a paradigm shift in the treatment that will be implemented to treat heart disease and other chronic diseases.
Dietary recommendations longstanding created obesity and diabetes epidemics, the consequences dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and disastrous economic consequences.
Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin and that we reduced the fat content of our diet, 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 with pre-diabetes.
These disorders affect people of increasingly younger and more numerous every year.
Simply put, without inflammation in our bodies, it is impossible that cholesterol accumulates in the blood vessel wall and causes heart disease or stroke. Without inflammation, cholesterol would flow freely throughout the body by the laws of nature. This is the inflammation which retains the cholesterol and accumulates.
Inflammation is not complicated. This is simply the body’s natural defense to a foreign element such as bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in its way to protect your body from these bacterial or viral invaders. However, if we expose our body to chronically affected by injury, toxins or foods the human body was never designed to manage, we reach a stage called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.
What sane person would be exposed voluntarily and repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause damage to the body? Well, smokers, for example, but at least they have made this choice voluntarily.
The rest of us have simply followed the conventional diet, low in fat and high polyunsaturated fat and carbohydrates, not knowing that we infligions repeated damage to our blood vessels. These repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
Let me repeat: The damage and inflammation in our blood vessels are caused by the low-fat diet recommended for years by traditional medicine.
What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, it’s the overload of simple carbohydrates and highly processed (sugar, flour and all products made from them), and excessive consumption of omega-6 fatty acids from vegetable oils such as soybean, maize and sunflowers which is found in many processed foods.
Take a moment to visualize what would a stiff brush rubbed on a tender skin until it becomes red and about to bleed, and you continued several times a day, every day for five years. If you could resist this painful brushing, you would have an area that bleeds, is swollen and infected and getting worse with each new assault. It’s a good way to visualize the inflammatory process which could take place in your body right now.
Regardless of where the inflammatory process develops, externally or internally, that is exactly the same. I looked inside thousands and thousands of arteries. In a diseased artery, is just as if someone had taken a brush and had scoured the inside and on. Several times a day, every day, the food we eat create small wounds that become bigger injury, asking the organization to continuously meet and appropriately to inflammation.
While we enjoy the irresistible taste of a bun sweet milk, our body responds with an alarm as if a foreign invader came to declare war. Foods containing high amounts of sugar and simple carbohydrates or processed foods with omega-6 for their conservation, were the pillars of the American diet for six decades. These foods have slowly poisoned everyone.
How can eating a simple bun create an inflammation cascade make you sick?
Imagine you renversiez syrup on your keyboard, and you will have a picture of what happens inside the cell. When we consume simple sugars, the blood sugar level increases rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to transfer sugar to each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need to glucose, it is rejected for the surplus sugar not ensnared the system.
When your cells loaded reject the surplus sugar, blood sugar increases, causing insulin production and glucose becomes stored fat.
What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood glucose is controlled within a very narrow range. Excess sugar molecules bind to a variety of proteins which, in turn, damage the blood vessel wall. These repeated injury to the blood vessel walls trigger inflammation. When your blood glucose levels reached peaks several times a day, every day, exactly as if you frottiez inside of your delicate blood vessels with sandpaper.
Even if you can not see, rest assured that this is how it presents itself. I saw more than 5,000 patients in 25 years of surgery, and they all shared a common denominator – inflammation in their arteries.
Returning to the bun. This sweet innocent-looking, contains not only sugar but it is cooked in one of the many omega-6 oils such as soybean oil. The chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil, processed foods are made with omega-6 to prolong their lifespan on the shelves of supermarkets. While omega-6 are essential because they are part of the cell membrane that controls everything that goes in and out of the cell – they should respect the balance with omega-3.
If the balance is disturbed by consuming too many omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that cause inflammation immediately.
Today’s conventional American diet produced an extreme imbalance in these two fatty acids. The report of the imbalance is between 15: 1 and 30: 1 in favor of omega-6 fatty acids. This makes a huge amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In the context of food today, a ratio of 3: 1 would be ideal and conducive to health.
To make matters worse, the excess weight you carry due to the consumption of these foods creates cells loaded with fats that release large amounts of inflammatory chemicals and this adds to the damage caused by high blood sugar . The process that began with a scone becomes a vicious cycle over time and creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, because the inflammatory process continues unabated.
One can not escape the fact that we eat more of prepared and processed foods, the more we trigger the inflammation switch little by little every day. The human body can not process, and is not designed to eat foods loaded with sugars and steeped in omega-6.
There is only one solution to soothe inflammation, is to return to the closest food to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose very complex carbs like those colorful fruits and vegetables. Decrease or eliminate omega-6 that cause inflammation, such as corn or soy oil and processed foods that are loaded.
One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7280 mg of omega-6, that contains soy 6940. Instead, use olive oil.
Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation of the supposedly healthy oils labeled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been hammered into your head for decades. The science that saturated fats are the only cause of heart disease does not exist. The science that saturated fats increase blood cholesterol is also groundless. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.
The cholesterol theory led to the recommendations to eliminate the fat or drastically reduce, and it is these recommended foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Conventional medicine has made a terrible mistake by advising people to avoid saturated fats and choose foods high in omega-6. We now have an epidemic of inflammation of the arteries that leads to heart disease and other silent killers.
What you can do is to choose whole foods like the ones your grandmother served you and not those to whom your mother turned when supermarket shelves were filled with processed foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh and unprocessed foods, you will reverse the years of damage to your arteries and through your body caused by the conventional typical diet.
Dr. Dwight Lundell is the former Director of Personnel and chief surgeon at the hospital Banner Heart Hospital Mesa, Arizona. His private practice was in Cardiac Care Center in Mesa, Arizona. Recently, Dr. Lundell left surgery and became the dietary management of heart disease. He is the founder of Healthy Humans Foundation which promotes human health with a focus on helping large companies that are looking to promote the well-being of people. He is also the author of The Cure for Heart Disease and Cholesterol The Great Lie.
Source: Prevent Desease
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