A meta-analysis of properly performed previous studies on heart health and saturated fats concluded there was no association between cardiac issues and saturated fats. This was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) on January 13th, 2010.
The AJCN meta-analysis covered studies involving 350,000 subjects who were followed for 5 to 23 years.
The saturated fat high cholesterol disinformation over the last few decades has resulted in many Americans eating and drinking more low and no fat foods and beverages. Yet, heart disease rates have continued to rise along with obesity.
According to Dr. Bret Hunter, “cholesterol is not the enemy of your heart, it is the hero of your healing.” It attempts to patch arterial damage in weakened arteries and then gets blamed for causing it. It needs to be available for that purpose among others.
Dr. William Davis asserts in his article “A Headline You Will Never See: 60 Year Old Man Dies of Cholesterol” that cholesterol doesn’t kill “any more than a bad paint job on your car could cause a fatal car accident.”
Dr. Davis explains the cause of most heart attacks, coronary problems and atherosclerosis is plaque from inflammation and calcium deposits, which can build up and rupture or clog the arteries.
He and noted cardiologists Dr. Stephen Sinatra, Dr. Dwight Lundell, and other health practitioners have expressed the same viewpoint.
There can be some cholesterol in the plaque, but cholesterol itself is waxy and pliable. It’s even needed to help repair the arterial damage. Cholesterol is important for brain matter, nerves and all other cellular structural components.
Calcium deposits (calcification) in artery interiors are much worse components of plaque. Calcium belongs in your bones and not in your arteries. Vitamin K2, magnesium, and vitamin D help transport calcium out of your blood and into your bones.
Dr. Davis recommends avoiding cholesterol panels for heart health concerns and opting for a measurement of coronary atherosclerosis plaque.
Many people with low cholesterol have died of coronary heart disease (CHD), while in their 40s, while many with high cholesterol never have CHD issues. Several studies of heart attack cadavers have also revealed the low instead of high cholesterol.
Statin drugs commonly prescribed for high cholesterol create earlier dementia risks and other unhealthy side effects while not reducing the risk of heart attack.
But they rake in billions, not an exaggeration, for Big Pharma.
Here’s How to Improve Heart Health without Pharmaceuticals
Cholesterol is vital for many functions. For example, it helps convert sunlight into vitamin D3, which helps prevent all sorts disease. Low cholesterol has been linked to higher stroke risks.
Oxidized cholesterol from hydrogenated and refined polyunsaturated cooking oils and margarine can lead to complications that result in CHD. This comes indirectly from the oxidation process those oils initiate.
Ironically, those toxic processed oils and butter substitutes were created to replace the wholesome saturated fats that were blamed for obesity and poor heart health. Instead, they should be consumed for good overall health.
Heart disease, cancer, and other chronic health issues have risen considerably even while many eagerly bought and consumed those products.
Use plain whole milk yogurts, unsweetened, and add healthy honey instead. Get away from processed foods of all types, eliminate hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, and decrease sugar and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) intake while completely avoiding synthetic sugar substitutes.
Incorporate good fats such as organic cold pressed olive oils, avocado oil, coconut oil, and real butter into your diet. Eat lots of avocados while you’re at it. Very healthy.
If you eat meat, reduce your meat consumption and use meats from free range grass fed livestock that are free from antibiotics and hormone injections instead.
This is important and easy: Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling outlined this inexpensive supplement protocol years ago. Use it to both prevent heart health problems and even reverse them.
He recommended 2 grams of the inexpensive amino acid lysine or L-lysine oral supplements daily along with his recommended ascorbic acid levels of 3 grams. If one is at higher risk or has already had serious heart health issues, he recommended doubling those amounts.
Read how and why this works starting about one-third of the way through this article here.
These actions, along with reducing stress and some moderate exercise will do much more good for your heart health than taking statin drugs or other pharmaceuticals.
You are invited to find more detailed information from the lengthier articles linked below this short video.
Sources for More Information:
cheese photo: healthambition.com
Doctors’ quotes on cholesterol scam http://naturalsolutionsradio.com/blog/avgd123/how-beat-food-cravings-loving-attitude-and-lasting-results-0
The cholesterol – heart disease scam:
Dr. Bret Hunter’s article http://blogs.naturalnews.com/6-steps-to-heal-coronary-heart-disease-naturally/
Linus Pauling’s supplement protocol http://blogs.naturalnews.com/sink-statins-and-surgeries-create-heart-health-easily-with-two-simple-supplements/