Skip to comments.Doctor Claims Everything You've Heard About Cholesterol and Heart Disease is Wrong
Posted on 03/08/2012 7:35:50 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
RUSH: Now, this health story. The website's called Signs of the Times, and the story here is by Dr. Dwight Lundell. "Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease." The upshot of it is that everything that we think we're doing to promote cardiovascular health is actually contributing to cardiovascular problems. This story prints out six pages. The doctor wrote it. So many times I have mentioned over the years about diet, health, food, how we are being manipulated by government goals, wrong medical ideas. Food activists with a logo and a fax machine putting out bogus information to the media, and they just run with it. As long as it contains "government has to step in to save us," then they'll be happy to promote whatever the lying data is.
So what we have here is a heart surgeon who is saying that he and his profession have been wrong for decades. This experiment with statins and low-fat diets has not worked. He says it's time to move on to another way. I'll give you some pull quotes before getting to the story. "Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before."
Another pull quote. "I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator -- inflammation in their arteries." Not blockage, inflammation.
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I’m not simply taking the guy’s word for it. I’m going off wheat myself to see if it makes a difference. If it doesn’t, I’ll be less 15 dollars and no other harm done.
The question that ought to be asked about the cholesterol, is whether the cholesterol is following onto damage or whether it is causing damage. You don’t want to necessarily blame the trucks with the asphalt to patch road potholes for causing the road potholes, even though pothole-free roads won’t have any of these trucks on them.
Testing homemade wheat products versus commercial ones should be informative.
Thanks for your post and links.
Statins are indeed truly risky. They can cause severe muscle cramps and worse...even death, if I understood the pharmacology book correctly.
Real butter just plain tastes nicer too. You find yourself needing less of it than you did of margarine.
To quote one of my M.D. colleagues,”Statins are religion among physicians.”
(The old stuff is the typical "amber waves of grain" we all heard about, rather than the two-foot tall, fat-headed stuff -- the modern version of triticum aestivum -- that is typically used today.)
So I'm simply avoiding the stuff.
I still think it’s the attention to the diet that makes the difference, even if the diet is made of the same wheat. Does the modern wheat have less protein and more starch than the old fashioned wheat? A certain quantity of protein is needed to make it work well in baked goods and pasta, and cooks would be complaining if the new wheat could not live up to this.
After one of my little granddaughters suffered every day for 8 years while doctors and specialists in Maine, Canada, Texas and Florida (military) couldn't pin point it - and pooh poohed my daughter for bringing in printed material from the Internet - A naturopathic doctor at a a health fair, with one drop of her blood, correctly diagnosed it as 'gluten intolerance', exactly what my daughter suspected. From that day on, she has had no pain.
In the process, our family has become 'learned' in regards to gluten. And we are healthier.
It's a growing awareness as witnessed by the 'gluten free' products now in stores.
Also, bob's Red Mill puts out many different gluten free flours. And gluten free recipes abound on the Internet.
On of Bob's Red Mill flours I haven't tried yet, but think I will, is "spelt" - which is, basically what wheat was in Biblical times.
I challenge YOU to start with watching the movie “Food inc,”
One could be suspicious, reading all your posts, that you are working for/connected to Monsanto/politicians.
Enjoy your chemical laced foods. No one’s stopping you.
I don’t panic over amounts of stuff that wouldn’t kill a flea if all I got of it were concentrated down to flea size. You’re talking about traces that need the most modern equipment to even discern are present.
It’s a shame that the celiac disease (which is also often hereditary) was not spotted by a normal physician, but c’est la vie. Good luck with your gluten free diet. An estimated 0.5% of Americans need one.
“If it were not for the expense, the best choice would be frying at a lower temp and using virgin coconut oil, but it is expensive”
Coconut oil has been recommended as a preventative and partial cure for Alzheimer’s. My wife and I have recently tried it, but it seems to cook differently. She says it’s hard to get it hot enough to fry catfish. It’s $5.95 at Wallyworld, and $5.48 at HEB for almost two pounds. It’s also a great (and cheap) body lotion.
As I said, she has 'gluten intolerance." Altho' similar to celiac, it isn't celiac.
Most doctors treat it as IBS - 'spastic gut' - but far too few diagnose it correctly.
You left out canola (rapeseed) oil. It’s an industrial seed oil. It’s full of Omega 6 fatty acid and it is beyond unhealthy. It’s also in a huge percentage of the processed foods in the grocery store.
Refer to Larry Schweikart's (FReeper ls's) Seven Events That Made America America.
What is the inflammation test?