One of the most important things we learned in our Holistic Nutrition program was that fat and cholesterol do NOT cause heart disease. And that the use of statin drugs does not decrease heart disease either. Today I found this fantastic article on this topic on the Natural News website and have copied it with appropriate links for you, here.
“Both cardiologists Dr. Dwight Lundell and Dr. Stephen Sinatra have come out of the medical mafia matrix to announce that fat and cholesterol are not the main culprits responsible for hardening of the arteries and heart disease, even as many others still insist on this disinformation.
Dr. Lundell wrote the book The Cure for Heart Disease and Dr. Sinatra wrote The Great Cholesterol Myth. They both claim that fat, even saturated fats from healthy sources, are necessary. As a matter of fact, low fat diets are dangerous. Even with the low fat diet craze, heart disease has increased!
Epidermal cholesterol initiates the conversation of UVB ray sunlight into vitamin D3. Fats are also a large part of the myelin sheath that insulates nerves to facilitate neuron impulse activity. Fat is also a large part of our cell wall formation and 60 to 80 percent of our brains’ composition.
This may explain why people on statin drugs continue having heart attacks with increased neurological issues, including Alzheimer’s disease. Their brains and nervous systems deteriorate because of statin drugs’ efficacy at reducing cholesterol!
Dr. Robert Lustig’s groundbreaking lecture on sugar and HFCS went wildly viral on YouTube. He explains that there is one troublesome type of LDL that manages to slip under the endothelium, or outer sheath of the inner arterial walls, to cause inflammation, the true source of arteriosclerosis.
That particular type of LDL molecule comes from excess sugars and refined starches, especially HFCS, not unprocessed unsaturated or saturated fats. (Video linked below)
There are other arterial factors as well. Excess blood calcium that isn’t taken into bone tissue also literally calcifies inner arterial walls. Increased magnesium, silica, and vitamin K2 remedy that.
Tips to prevent and remedy heart disease issues
First cut back on refined sugar (sucrose) and refined starches such as white flour products and refined grains. Avoid HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), sometimes called corn syrup, completely. The fructose of whole fruits is okay unless excessively consumed, especially as juice.
But HFCS is a really unhealthy processed compound that is poorly metabolized by the liver and stored as fat instead of being used for glucose energy. Besides, the type of corn used is undoubtedly GMO and the process for making HFCS contaminates it with traces of mercury.
Increase your omega-3 fatty acid intake. Both cardiologists mentioned above refer to the imbalance of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 as an inflammatory factor in the standard American diet (SAD).
Omega-3 is high in fish and krill oils, fatty fish, freshly ground flax seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds as well as avocados and free range eggs. The oils from those plants are also beneficial if they are organic and cold pressed.
Avoid oils that are processed by heat or hydrogenated. These cause inflammation, and they’re ubiquitous in processed and fast foods. But there is one cold pressed oil to avoid, Canola (rapeseed) oil. It’s not the health food it’s promoted to be.
Increase your magnesium intake. It’s the most important ignored mineral in existence involving 300 metabolic processes. It directly affects heart health, especially with heart beat regulation. Yet most Americans are magnesium deficient.
Greens are excellent sources of magnesium, which can also be supplemented orally with magnesium citrate formulas or topically with magnesium chloride, and even by soaking in Epsom salts.
Studies have determined that pomegranate juice helps unclog arteries by reducing artery thickness. L-Arginine is a supplement that helps increase blood vessel nitric oxide to repair arterial inner lining damage.
Master herbalist Dr. John Christopher was nicknamed doctor cayenne because he praised its value as a heart health tonic, which if strong enough could halt a heart attack in progress.
Jamaica tea (hu-my-ku) reduces blood pressure, and Hawthorn berry tea or extracts are traditional Chinese heart tonics that have stood up to western clinical research.”
Sources for this article include:
Dr. Robert Lustig lecture
Dr. Dwight Lundell article