Skip to comments.Processed food NOT fat is the real cause of heart disease, claims heart surgeon
Posted on 01/29/2014 9:00:04 AM PST by dennisw
Processed food NOT fat is the real cause of heart disease, claims heart surgeon who says a diet of natural food can even reverse the illness
Dr. Dwight Lundell admits prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications, and a low-fat, high-simple carbohydrate diet for two-and-a-half decades was misguided 'These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible,' he writes in an essay that has ignited the Internet He vlaims these foods actively destroy the walls of our blood vessels by causing chronic inflammation, which in turn causes heart disease The cardiac surgeon recommends only eating foods your grandmother, or great-grandmother, would recognise
An Arizona heart surgeon's claim that a diet of unprocessed foods - not necessarily low-fat foods - can prevent and even reverse heart disease has ignited the Internet.
Dr. Dwight Lundell has dished the dirt on 'what really causes heart disease' and he admits prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications, and a low-fat, high-simple carbohydrate diet for two-and-a-half decades was misguided.
'These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible,' he writes in the essay, that has been posted on some 250,000 Facebook pages since it appeared on a website called Tuned Body in December.
He explains that this once 'healthy' diet actively destroys the walls of our blood vessels by causing chronic inflammation. This inflammation makes cholesterol stick to the walls, forming the plaques that eventually block them, resulting in a heart attack or stroke.
'When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels,' he writes.
The former cardiac surgeon, who says he's 'peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries' slams refined carbohydrates as well as the proportion of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the Western diet.
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Didn’t the Atkins Diet expose the ‘fat is a killer’ lie, many moons ago?
Eat more bacon and eggs and butter. How much more natural can you get?
I always say look at the ingredients in a common loaf of bread today, vs bread made 50 years ago.
There is a difference and I would guess not for the good.
Our family is a diabetes factory. We reduced carbohydrate intake drastically and are now much healthier. I am personally much healthier on a meat centric diet. Add some veggies and I feel great.
yum yum,,, love those nuts and broccoli !
Grab and squeeze a supermarket loaf of bread. The less squishy the better. Some breads billed as whole wheat are quite squishy.
The biggest scam is calling bread "wheat bread". This fools some into thinking they are eating some whole wheat bread. In reality its just a load of white flour with a smattering of whole wheat
This is nothing new.
Dr. Fred Otoboni and his wife Dr. Alice Otoboni found that polyunsaturated fats are a big part of heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, and that was many years ago.
Think I’ll cook up a big slab right now!
Grind and Cook the flour yourself. Avoid any processed flour. Especially GMO flour. You’ll feel better and have more energy.
yup, that is a better diet.
I'm up for that. Meat, taters, gravy, garden vegetables. I could eat this every day, I think.
The doctor seems to focus on the simple carbs and the glycemic response. I think the high levels of sodium in processed foods is also a big factor. If you are retaining too much water, the heart has to pump additional volume through water logged tissue. Leads to high BP, enlarged hearts, kidney issues, etc.
I hate the breads that fall apart in a sandwich. I don’t know, but I’ll bet they are the ones worst for you.
This could be a whole thread by itself, but among the lies from the drug/medical community (also noted in the article) is the multi-billion-dollar cholestrol reducing drug industry. There is more and more evidence that cholestrol doesn’t lead to heart disease, but the drugs are HARMFUL.
I now have nerve damage in my feet caused by statins. It’s annoying and painful and will never really heal. My case is minor compared to others because I discovered it early, and stopped POISONING myself with statins. Cold feet was the first major sign for me. There are Internet threads out there full of others less fortunate who kept taking the drugs even though they knew something was wrong.
If you’re taking statins you should look into this, and read up on the cholestrol thing...a lot of disagreement on it.
I cook that way, love home cooking. I’m lucky to have been taught by the best, mom and Grandma:)
those ol’ ladies could really make perfect gravy!
The problem with our dairy products is all of the antibiotics the cows are given. I’ve switched to almond milk, and the only way I’ll have dairy milk is non-fat milk and occassion hard (aged, not processed) cheese.
This is going to be a long thread.
Hey, whaddaya know? He’s selling a book.
Making good gravy really is an art. Whenever we have roast chicken or turkey at my house, I make the gravy. I’ve got pretty good at it (meaning I only louse it up every now and again). It’s generally good, sometimes great, but always a little different from the last time I made it.
Actually, "whole wheat" is a meaningless marketing term. "Whole grain" is what you want to look for because there are specific criteria for the term. The two are not synonymous.
The problem is even worse for poultry than large livestock. I'll pass on any poultry with a Tyson's or Purdue label for this reason. We are fortunate here to be able to get Amish raised chicken for about 20 cents more per pound since our market is midway between two of the largest concentrations of Amish in the country.
You can taste the difference-- more dark meat and a slight gamey flavor from chickens raise with plenty of room and no nasty additives.
As I read this there’s whole wheat dough, five ingredients only, rising in the kitchen.
“We are fortunate here to be able to get Amish raised chicken “
I am one who also buys Amish chicken. I get it at the Asian market in Randall Hgts. Their vegetables are always very good too.
I can also make a decent red sauce for pizza that isn't mostly sugar and crisco. That seems to be what they've added to Dominos to make it “bolder”.
>> “Isn’t this kinda the same thing given how fatty most processed foods are?” <<
Processed foods are dangerous because they lack natural fats.
I think I'm getting a little hungry...
Good for you:) Bet everyone loves that!
Nothing better than a good rich gravy. Turkey gravy over slabs of white turkey. Pork chop gravy on white bread. Chicken drippings fresh from a roast chicken over rice. Beef gravy over mashed potatoes! You can’t get that at a restaurant to taste like freshly made from roasts at home.
I think I will get a roast going, here, for dinner, lol!
Wow I just noticed the chart I posted shows lard is 3 times healthier than canola oil haha
whoops make that two times
Processed cow’s milk (homogenization in particular) has also been linked to heart disease. Ever wonder why our Govt. protectors turn into the Gestapo with full-on prosecution when someone tries to sell unprocessed milk to a willing consumer?
I was happy to find some sheep/goat’s-milk feta cheese from Greece available at a local market here in Battle Creek. Cow’s milk feta always hurt my stomach, but the sheep feta is wonderful and doesn’t hurt me.
On most of my purchases, I purchase made in the USA as much as possible. With food, there are some foods for which the imports are better. Most European, Egyptian, Turkish (etc) processed foods do not use corn syrup instead of real sugar. Fruits and vegetables are picked fully ripened, just before processing. The cheese, dairy and meats have not been turned into chemical concoctions.
Another good source of healthy prepared foods is Middle Eastern foods, even those processed in the US. The ingredients are usually excellent.
Very good!! Wheat, oil, yeast, honey, salt?
Yep, plus water. Sometimes I sub a stout for the water. It just depends on how badly I might want to drink it instead!
>lard is 3 times healthier than canola oil<
There’s one catch. The lard they sell in grocery stores is usually hydrogenated (so it can be stored without refrigeration). Unprocessed leaf lard is the healthy type and may not be readily available, depending on how far you are from a farmer.
Yeah, 40 years ago, to be [almost] exact. But the nutrition, um, community still refuses to admit it. They still tout the benefits of "healthy" whole grains and insist on tiny servings of lean meat.
Funny how extremely unscientific the word ‘processed’ is but used in these junk articles.
So why not continue to take statins, which reduce this inflammation?*
*Not going to respond to comments about myopathies and similar, none of which affect me.
I had not had a fresh stout in years. I went into the local brew house and asked for what dark beer you brew on the premises (they had a large selection of commercial bottles and drafts)
He poured a stout. It was the best beer I had in years. Bottled stout, Guinness or beer cannot compare. A fresh stout like that would be great in bread. Being non pasteurized and full of fresh ferments
The Atkins Diet overall is not bad because of the carb restriction & emphasis on meat/protein/fat. It’s bad because of the lack of emphasis on eating non-CAFO beef, non-pastured chicken/eggs/dairy & strict avoidance of N-6 fats/oils. Atkins is a short-term therapeutic diet for relatively fast weight loss, & is certainly not healthy or optimal in the long run. Still, Atkins could certainly be made healthier by focusing on the quality of animal products & fats, & eliminating the gimmicky/unhealthy “Atkins” bars. But then it wouldn’t be called the Atkins Diet anymore.
thanks for the food tips - I love Middle Eastern food. Tried to find an American source for sheep-milk feta, but came up empty.
Perhaps, all true. I was speaking to the core issue of animal fats as a danger to our health and weight. Atkins was the pioneer in debunking that. That the nutrition industry still ignores that more and more obvious fact is scandalous.
I wonder how much pocket lining the grain lobby does to keep the largest spot on Big Gov’s food pyramid?
I suspect that plays a large part -- along with the general nutritional ignorance. If they could figure out a way to recommend we drink ethanol, they would.
I’ve been sending this to all my friends
I can’t eat any boxed foods anymore, let alone at most restaurants. It’s a long story, but I came to the ‘no-processed-foods’ conclusion for me long before I came across this guy, including quitting my cholesterol meds.
I’m glad he’s getting press (finally).
Good for you if you quit statins. Niacin can help a lot and lots on the internet about niacin and your heart. I used to really like eating at Chinese restaurants. Now I see it as one big greasy mess.
Most recent place i ate out was Sweet Tomatoes salad bar
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