Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

We observe that umbrellas pop open when it rains.  If we could JUST get rid of those umbrellas we can finally prevent these annoying rains!!

Summary of today's 'heart healthy article' by Dr. Dwight Lundell:
Dr LundellWhat you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

<Inflammation = Heart Disease> 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.  

One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.  

Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the "science" that has been drummed into your head for decades. 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. 
The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.  

Read the entire article here 


  1. Actually grass fed animal fats have the better 3-6 omega ratio. The ones being fed corn does contribute to heart disease.

    1. that's a very good point! 'we are what we eat' AND 'we are what we eat eats' !!

  2. Just following the "Food Rules" makes a huge difference :-)