Real Cause of Heart Disease Revealed - The Culprits the FDA, AMA or AHA Aren't Telling You About
Posted Jul 23 2010 8:25am
You probably know about the terrible statistics on heart disease. It's the #1 killer in the United States. Heart disease kills one person every 34 seconds in the U.S. alone.
What you may not know is the true cause of heart disease... the real culprits.
Is it cholesterol? Is it saturated fats?
The AMA (American Medical Association) and the AHA (American Heart Association) as well as the food industry have been telling us so forever. Okay, maybe not forever, but a long time!
If we know what the cause is, why have heart disease escalated into becoming our nation's #1 killer?
3 Reasons Why Cholesterol and Saturated Fats Are Not the True Causes of Heart Disease
1. How can it be that as the consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol declined sharply from the levels it used to be, heart disease increased proportionately? It appears that the statistics are telling a different story than what the AMA, AHA, and the food industry has been telling us.
2. Just look at significant role that saturated fats and cholesterol play in our bodies. It will probably surprise you to know that saturated fats comprise at least 50% of your cell membranes (every single one of your trillions of cells), giving them stiffness and integrity. Cholesterol also makes up part of the cell membrane, regulating its fluidity (what passes in and out) as well as giving stiffness and stability to the cell membrane. Additionally, cholesterol is a precursor to bile (which is produced in the liver and gall bladder to emulsify fats), Vitamin D, the steroid hormones (that help us deal with stress), and the sex hormones. Cholesterol is also very important for proper development of the brain and nervous system, so mother's milk is very cholesterol-rich, and contains a special enzyme to help the baby utilize this nutrient. How can saturated fats and cholesterol possibly be the bad guys in light of this information?
3. HDL and LDL are NOT forms of cholesterol! That's right, HDL and LDL are really lipoproteins, carrier molecules for cholesterol and other fats. Because cholesterol and other fats are not water-soluble, they require a carrier molecule to transport them through the blood stream. Even more interestingly, these carrier molecules have built-in cell-targeting signals, directing them to specific target cells. Don't you wonder why?
Over Twenty Years of Research Has Established Inflammation's Key Role in Atherosclerosis
But what's causing the inflammation?
Is it cholesterol or saturated fats, as the AMA, AHA and food industry has led us to believe? It is NOT. We already proved it above.
The mechanism by which periodontal disease causes inflammation via free radicals produced by the immune system is well-known and accepted. But the role saturated fats and cholesterol play in inflammation is unknown to medical doctors. That's because something else is causing the inflammation leading to atherosclerotic plaques. That something else happens to be the very polyunsaturated oils touted as "heart healthy" by the AMA, AHA, and the food industry. All of this information is well supported and detailed in my book, Revolutionizing Your Health.
How the Supposedly "Heart Healthy" Oils Are the True Causes of Heart Disease...
Polyunsaturated oils go rancid and become oxidized very easily by heat and light, which mean they become a free radical. Free radicals are very unstable molecules missing an electron. In the body, they try to stabilize themselves by "stealing" an electron from neighboring cells. This continues in a domino effect, wreaking cellular destruction and producing inflammation. In fact, the high heat used in processing these oils often creates free radicals before the oil even leaves the processing plant. Additionally, when these oils are used for cooking, and especially for frying, they produce tremendous amounts of free radicals.
Earlier, it was discussed that saturated fats make up at least 50% of cell membranes, along with cholesterol. The trouble is that our bodies don't distinguish between saturated fats and polyunsaturated oils. A diet high in polyunsaturated oils will then be incorporated into cell membranes in place of the more stable and functional saturated fats. In effect this makes weaker cell membranes that are loaded with free radicals. This produces the inflammation that cardiologists now know to be at the root of heart disease. Cholesterol is simply the "repair substance" the body uses to repair the cellular damage produced by the free radicals in polyunsaturated oils.
Now that you know the true cause of heart disease, you'll know exactly what to stay away from. You can beat heart disease through diet, nutrition, prevention and natural cures. To learn more, I invite you to check out my new book, "Revolutionizing Your Health"
Dr. Marvin Kunikiyo's own personal health experiences, along with his 24-year observations as a chiropractic physician have led him to an uncommon clarity and insight into the nature of health and disease. Now, with his new book, Revolutionizing Your Health, you will discover a natural way to health and wellness through diet, nutrition, prevention and natural cures. Get his free chapter downloads at: http://www.revolutionizingyourhealth.com