Tuesday, 20 August 2013

How to cure heart disease

Forget cholesterol readings.  Forget statins.  Calcium score tests are useful, but expensive and you can't monitor yourself.

Here's how to take control of your own heart health.

Get yourself a simple tool to measure your blood sugar.  Take a measurement one hour after eating.  Focus on maintaining a stable blood sugar rate of 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/L) by changing what you eat.  This will reduce heart disease and may save your life.


The lining of the blood vessels, the endothelium, is thin.  It is easily damaged by high blood glucose levels.  Unlike other body tissue, endothelial cells can't resist high blood sugar.  The lining becomes inflamed and suffers oxidative stress.  Eventually, if inflammation persists, over time the blood vessel lining gets damaged.  This is a process of lots of tiny lesions that accummulate and compromise the blood vessels.  Lipoproteins transport material to repair the walls, which is how we develop artherosclerosis.

Saturated fat and a high fat diet do not cause heart disease.

There is no scientific evidence (from any robust studies) that proves a causal link.  There is good evidence that inflammation from prolonged elevated blood sugar levels triggers the damage that leads to repairs of cells walls, which we call plaque.

A body temperature of 37 degrees C (98.6 F) does not allow fats to 'clog our arteries'.  If that were so, then the engines of our cars would clog with the oil and grease we put into them.

Dr Dwight Lundell is a former heart surgeon, who now devotes his time to raising awareness about this causal link and post prandial hyperglycaemia.  He talks about why the body doesn't react strongly to this damage and let us know that our high carbohydrate diet is damaging us.  He reminds us of our hunter gatherer ancestors finding a bee hive and a large source of sweetness.  The body allows this, because the honey was critical for survival.  We no longer need to store nutrients for survival in the same way.

Listen to his forthright interviews with Jimmy Moore for full information.  The first interview reveals what happens to medics in the USA who stand up to unscientific orthodoxy and the might of the pharmaceutical industry.  If you Google his name you'll find articles criticising him as a quack.  'Evidence based medicine' is a term that would have made George Orwell proud for its Newspeak qualities.

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