Just What REALLY Causes Heart Disease?by Paul Kennedy
For decades you have been told that a fatty diet, resulting in high cholesterol, is the culprit for heart disease. Did you know that there is no scientific data to support this theory? In fact, study after study in the medical journals show that the accepted link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease is false!
Thanks to Washington politics, powerful food and pharmaceutical lobbies, and big business, Americans have become obsessed with low-fat, low-cholesterol productsâ€¦and we keep dying. With death from heart disease growing at an epidemic rate, one-half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels!
So if cholesterol is not the culprit, what is the primary cause of heart disease? The answer is simple: Inflammation!
An overwhelming volume of scientific evidence is proving that excessive inflammation in the body is the root cause of many diseases, including heart disease.
Contrary to popular belief, heart disease is not caused by a build-up of cholesterol (or plaque) inside the arteries. It is caused by inflammation within the arterial wall that occurs as a result of the body's natural defense against oxidized LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol provides an important and necessary function in the body. It only becomes a problem when it is damaged through oxidation and deposited in the wall of your arteries by your own body's defense mechanisms.
In a nutshell, this is the process that causes heart disease:
Heart disease begins when (1) abnormal LDL cholesterol (transformed by high blood sugar and/or oxidation) moves into the arterial wall. Then (2) the inflammatory cytokines cause the arterial wall to bring in the circulating white blood cells, which in turn (3) enter into the arterial wall. The white blood cells do their job and (4) consume the abnormal LDL cholesterol. These white blood cells (5) become overloaded with abnormal LDL cholesterol and become â€œfoam cellsâ€. A collection of these foam cells form a fatty streak in the arterial wall. As the artery tries to heal itself (6) smooth muscle migrates to cover the plaque, forming a fibrous cap around the fatty streak. Continued inflammation (7) causes the fibrous cap to weaken, and (8) eventually rupture, causing a heart attack.
The process of heart disease begins in our teenage years and slowly worsens over time. By reversing the oxidative process and decreasing inflammation, we can effectively slow down, and even reverse, the progression of heart disease in your body!Dwight C. Lundell, M.D.
Dr. Lundell is a board certified cardio-vascular surgeon with more than 30 years experience in the operating room. During his time in private practice, Dr. Lundell has performed over 5,000 heart bypass operations.
His credentials as a medical doctor include Chief Resident during his cardiac surgery residency at Yale University, Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at several hospitals, "Top Doc" ratings by his peers in Phoenix Magazine, many industry and professional certifications and accreditations, and thousands of happy and grateful patients.
Dr. Lundell's no-nonsense approach to science and medicine, and his caring attitude toward patients, has helped guide his career transformation from surgeon to author of The Cure for Heart Disease, lecturer, and founder of the Healthy Humans Foundation.
Dr. Lundell's Theory to Prevention
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