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The full article starts with a heart surgeon going against the grain with his admission that his field is barking up the wrong tree.
January 21, 2015 – We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.
I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.
The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.
It Is Not Working!
I am a genius! A totally complete genius!! Well, not really. As a chiropractor, I tend to live in the world of opposition to the cultural beliefs. So this one was easy. A little science was tossed out there by a number of people about a decade or more ago, and it made perfect sense to me. Add some of the discoveries that I have made on my own along the way, and I am fully on board.
These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.
The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.
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.
Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.
The reality is that we are a freight train on the wrong track. This past weekend I spent just over two hours throwing knowledge on this fire, in an attempt to fix this problem with another couple dozen people. It is a mission that must be continued without tire. Too many people and too many doctors on the other side who aren’t opening their eyes to these obvious truths. Why not? Because pharmaceutical money runs deep.
I hate them. The “PHARM lies” that is. They are too pervasive. Everything is positioning for profit.
I appreciated the authors perspective on inflammation, it reminds me of what I teach, and I wonder if he is thinking what I am – “most people don’t have a clue that they are exposing themselves to causes of chronic inflammation”. Take a close look at what he wrote.
Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defence to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.
What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body? Well,smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.
The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
He is on to something. I hope you find this reason enough to dig in deep, and decide if your plan for reduced heart disease makes sense, or if you are just following the leader. The wrong one. Remember, the first statin was on the market in ’87, don’t you think we would have saved more lives.
Be well and be blessed! - Dr. E
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