The following articles include a discussion or mention of Heart Health and heart attacks.
Calorie free sweetener erythritol may clot blood in high risk adults
Is the calorie-free sweetener erythritol safe? The FDA did not evaluate long-term use, and new research suggests it may cause blood clots in people with high blood pressure and other risk factors.
How Eliminating Vegetable Oil (AKA the Hateful 8 Seed Oil) Helps Weight Loss
The secret to weight loss is simple: Burn more body fat than you build. But they don’t tell you that there’s very likely something in your diet that disrupts your metabolism.
Why is Junk Food Bad for Your Health? It’s the FAT (mostly) but NOT the Saturated Fat
Processed food can make us fat, but it may have effects that are more profound, including the disruption of facial geometry.
Cholesterol: What the American Heart Association is Hiding from You (Part 3)
Table of ContentsTo Hide the Facts About Fat, the AHA and Ancel Keys Hid Smoking Data for 25 YearsHow Keys and the AHA Kept the Truth about Heart Attacks Secret for DecadesIn 1953, Keys publishes cherry-picked data and his methods are (rightly) criticizedIn 1956, the AHA said more research is needed.Also in 1956, the AHA…
Cholesterol: What the American Heart Association is Hiding from You (Part 2)
Table of ContentsHistorically, A Human Diet is Not Low CholesterolAncel Keys’ Sold the American Heart Association’s Soul for $1.7 MillionKeys’ First Tactic was to Blind Doctors With ScienceKeys Helped Design a Study to Test the Effects of a High-PUFA DietThe Minnesota Coronary Experiment Stacked the Dietary Deck in Favor of PUFAPart 1, Question 1) Do…
Cholesterol: What the American Heart Association is Hiding from You (Part 1)
Table of ContentsThe Invention of High Cholesterol PanicQuestion 1) What is cholesterol?Lipoproteins are Delivery Vehicles for Cholesterol and FatsQuestions 2&3: What kind of cholesterol is good, what kind is badQuestions 4 & 5: What is a high cholesterol number and how can you lower it naturally?Residual Risk Means No Matter How Low Your LDL, It’s…
PUFA-Project: Scientific References on Seed Oil Toxicity
Table of ContentsMission:Basic PrinciplesThe Excessive Seed Oil HypothesisHistorically adipose tissue contained a fraction of the PUFA found in adipose tissue today.Reference supporting the notion that excessive PUFA intake causes oxidative stressHow Seed Oils Lead to Obesity and Diabetes:Seed Oils Make You Crave Carbs, SugarHow Genetics Plays a Role: The Personal PUFA Threshold Concept.DOCUMENT NAVIGATION BAR…
Food Rules: A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating
In this book, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.
Creating Fear of Cholesterol: Watch the Docuseries
The origin of the idea that cholesterol and saturated fat cause heart attacks is bizarre. It involves a US President and a former eel physiologist who put cigarettes in the US military K-rations and got millions of WWII soldiers addicted to tobacco.
Vegetable Oil and Sugar Block Fat Burn and Mitochondrial Function
In 2017, mainstream medicine has taken giant step towards science backed advice. Meanwhile, sports nutrition still espouses that sugar is the best fuel for athletes, that low carb diets deplete glycogen stores, and that polyunsaturated fats are the healthy kind of fat.
Fat Adapted Athletes Perform Better (video interview)
In this interview, we discuss the science behind real food-based, low-carb diets and sports performance. Additionally, we discuss the Four Pillars (common findings) of all healthy human diets
New Deep Nutrition – Available NOW!
If you’ve followed this website for any length of time, you probably noticed I don’t do a lot of posting. It’s not that I don’t like to help you stay up to date on the latest nutrition news. It’s that I always prefer to put diet information into its larger context to tell the whole…
Statisticians Can Easily Mislead Doctors About Statin (or any) Drug Safety
Doctors don’t go to medical school to become expert at interpreting statistics. Yet most of the articles that tell us how safe drugs might be rely on complex statistical analyses that go far beyond what I learned in my one credit course on Statistics for Medical Practitioners.
Are eggs healthy or not?
There’s never been any credible evidence to support the idea that eating eggs is generally unhealthy. In fact, some evidence supports the opposite; that egg-eaters have lower cholesterol than non egg-eaters. I myself was surprised that it had been studied at all, because the results were not widely reported.
Cholesterol Is Good, The American Heart Association is Bad
Are you watching your cholesterol? Then you might be interested to read this story, describing the American Heart Association’s role in creating mass cholesterol-phobia, including evidence that they actively suppressed information that would have changed the course of medical history.
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Making veggies look bad
If you are someone with heart disease, or are at risk for heart disease or simply want to make the right nutritional choices, this article will help you understand how statisticians have misled us into being afraid of natural saturated fats, and fats in general.
Statin side effects: Almost universal and often missed.
One of the most distressing things about practicing medicine these days is the blind faith that most people, doctors and patients, have in cholesterol pills like Lipitor, Crestor, Vytorin, and Zocor, just to name a few of the most popular. This faith comes not from gullibility, but from carefully crafted drug company misdirection. There’s no…
What are side effects of calcium supplements?
Recent evidence suggests that people taking calcium supplementation are more likely to develop heart attacks, strokes, kidney stones, and painful bone spurs affecting their soft tissues and joints. Learn why this would be and what you should do to keep your bones healthy and strong.
Canola Oil: The blob that ate butter, olive oil, coconut oil and peanut oil threatens American cuisine
Canola oil can constitute up to 1/3 of the calories in even a high-end restaurant meal, making your $50 plate a health hazard. Luke and I are on a campaign to get this trans-fat containing “neutral” oil out of restaurants. Take back the tables! Wouldn’t you love it if there were restaurants where people who care about their health could dine with confidence?
Statin Side Effects Slowing You Down? Why your doctor may not be able to help.
When insurance companies pay doctors based on their prescribing patterns, you may not be told about potential medication side effects. This is particularly true when it comes to side effects of cholesterol medications called statins.
Heart Attack Proof Diet: A Recipe for Heart Disease?
CNN keeps airing “The Last Heart Attack,” in which Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells the story of how and why President Bill Clinton was put on a vegan diet by Dr. Dean Ornish, and how Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s #1 selling book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease echos the same dietary advice. As you know, reversing disease is…
Can Arterial Disease be Reversed?
The old model describes arteries as so many mechanical tubes that have no way to protect themselves from the inevitable clogging that comes from the consumption of cholesterol and saturated fat. The other, new model sees arteries as living dynamic tissue that, in the context of a healthy diet, is capable of growth, repair, and rising to the challenge of rigorous exercise.
If Your Doctor Recommends Against Vitamin D, Here’s Why
The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, which has recently tarnished its reputation by refusing to publish articles unfavorable to popular prescription drugs, is barreling forward this week with its anti-natural, anti-health approach to medicine in asserting that vitamin D should not be universally recommended for postmenopausal women with low levels of vitamin D, and stating…
Are Calcium Supplements Safe?
Calcium supplements have been found to cause heart attacks. If you have osteoporosis, you may wonder: What should I be doing for my bones?
Lose Belly Flab in Three Weeks!! (It can be done, and here’s why you should)
Big bellies bulge when a person’s diet is particularly bad. Belly flab is an important external sign of metabolic inflammation. According to new research, even thin people with a little bit of belly flab are looking at problems down the road. A study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that relatively…
How starting a low-cholesterol diet leads to weight gain
The advice to cut cholesterol almost always leads to eating more carbs, which increases triglyceride and often LDL levels, which leads to being placed on cholesterol pills, which can cause diabetes.
FDA Officially Unconcerned that Crestor Causes Diabetes
Imagine a world where everyone is on powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs. Not just sick people. Everyone. Astra Zeneca has imagined it, and now they’re going to see their dream come true. On December 16, the FDA announced their approval of Astra Zeneca’s cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor for use in people without high cholesterol despite the fact that…
Is Coffee Bad For Your Health?
Coffee: Friend or Foe? Coffee is one of the most popular breakfast items on the most popular diet (a Paleo Diet) menu. Indeed, I’ve read reports claiming that coffee has antioxidants that may prevent heart disease, and other compounds that may help to prevent certain cancers. At the other end of the argument, many natural…
Are you looking for the fountain of youth?
Supplement hucksters are never going to stop. But my longest-lived patients are not thriving on supplements; they’re thriving on real food.
Statins and Heart Failure: A Deadly Mix?
If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, statin drugs, which most cardiologists will prescribe to you if your cholesterol levels are not where they recommend, may need to be stopped.
What do all the healthiest diets have in common?
Table of ContentsMeat on the BoneOrgan MeatsFermented and Sprouted: Truly Live!Fresh: The Benefits of Raw FoodThere are many more benefits of Four Pillar Foods! French Paradox, Mediterranean Diet, Okinawa Diet…Oh my! How do you chose? You don’t have to choose, you can enjoy them all. All authentic cuisines the world over include foods that belong…
Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and the Metabolic Vicious Cycle
Many people believe diabetes (type 2) is incurable if they have a family history. Learn how diet can cause diabetes or cure your diabetes.
Pay for Performance
Your Doctor May be Paid to Prescribe Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Do you know what a HEDIS measure is? Most patients don’t, and few doctors do. It’s a measure of how well your doctor is following certain practice guidelines. 90 percent of insurance companies grade doctors using HEDIS. And it’s important to know that these markers include…
Does Every Diabetic Really Need A Cholesterol Pill?
An important study was stopped early, for reasons they don’t explain. What has me worried is that the study appears to have stopped just as the death rates rose
Cholesterol Pills For Kids – Stop The Madness!
I went for a job interview and was told that if I failed to get my patients LDL levels down to 100 (with drugs) “someone will sit down and talk with you.”
The Lipid Cycle
If you were told your “bad” cholesterol is high, before you change your diet, it’s useful to know that in reality cholesterol particles are neither “good” nor “bad.”
Vegetable Oil Is Everywhere
Look for vegetable oils on every label. They promote inflammation starting in the gut and extending into the arteries, nervous system, and everywhere else.
More About Cholesterol Pills
Cholesterol pills can disrupt the function of every cell in your body in different ways, as described in this post, impairing brain, kidney, and heart hearth.
Salad Dressing: The Silent Killer
If your switch from fries to salads hasn’t helped you, it’s because you are pouring deadly trans fat onto those crispy, vitamin-rich greens.
Cholesterol Pills – What You Haven’t Heard
You know cholesterol pills will lower your cholesterol. But do you know cholesterol pills don’t prevent heart attacks by lowering cholesterol? They work by what the pharmaceutical companies call “a pleitropic effect” meaning they have so many effects we can’t understand or predict them all. Isoprene: A Building Block for Cellular Health Cholesterol pills called…
Why go against the medical grain?
Here’s the story about what led me to first to question and then to condemn the theory that cholesterol causes heart disease.