According to Dr. Dwight Lundell, a heart health pioneer who has performed over five thousand heart surgeries and author of The Cholesterol Lie, what you’ve been told causes heart disease has no scientific backing whatsoever.
Perhaps the biggest myth about heart disease is its supposed connection to high cholesterol. Lundell and others have discovered this connection to be inaccurate. In fact, in a study of 137,000 people admitted to US hospitals for heart-related problems in 2008, 75 percent of them demonstrated normal levels of bad LDL cholesterol.
Another big lie about heart disease is its relationship to saturated and animal fats. For many years, these fats were assumed to contribute to heart disease based on the fact that they might raise cholesterol. However, in Dr. Lundell’s research, he reviewed several big population studies on the subject and discovered that there wasn’t a single shred of evidence connecting saturated fat to heart disease.
In fact, ironically, if you don’t get enough saturated fats, you can end up having a stroke. In the End of All Disease I explain in more detail why this happens (and show you what “risk factors” you should really be looking out for).
True Causes of Heart Disease
Cholesterol is absolutely harmless until a “trigger” causes it to turn into heart attack causing plaque.
Cholesterol only becomes a problem when white blood cells perceive cholesterol as abnormal and try to consume it. However, once white blood cells absorb cholesterol…they can’t dissolve it. This is the real root cause of plaque.
The main trigger is inflammation. But there are four very common components of the modern American diet that cause this inflammation. They are:
Sugars – What happens in your body when you consume excessive sugar? Picture the keyboard on your computer. Now imagine that you dump syrup over it. What happens? It becomes sticky and difficult to use. The same thing happens inside us when we inundate our bodies with sugar: we get sticky, and things don’t work as well as they should.
Soybean Oil – Soybean oil was never part of the human diet until the middle of the twentieth century. And it contains large amounts of Omega 6 free fatty acids. Omega 6 fatty acids are metabolized into pro-inflammatory cytokines. that activates excessive white blood cells, which begin consuming the bad LDL cholesterol and forming plaque.
Lack of Omega 3s – Historically, many years ago, our consumption of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids had a ratio of about one to one. As of 2014, that dietary ratio had become almost one to twenty, Omega 6 over Omega 3. The reason this is important is that Omega 3 fatty acids are metabolized into anti-inflammatory chemicals in our bodies. Once metabolized, they compete with enzymes against pro-inflammatory Omega 6 fatty acids. Without adequate Omega 3 intake to balance the influence of Omega 6, the stage is set for inflammation.
Oxidative Stress – Oxidative stress is strongly connected to injury and inflammation. The more chronic injury and inflammation we have, the more free radicals and oxidative stress we produce, and this is a major cause of chronic illness such as heart disease.
Obviously you should reduce your consumption of sugars and soybean oil, and increase your intake of omega 3’s. But what can you do to reverse heart disease if it is already a problem?
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