How To Stop A Heart Attack
Part 1 - The Cholesterol Myth
For more than
three decades we’ve had it drummed into our heads that high cholesterol causes
heart disease and that the major cause of the high cholesterol has been the high
fat diet that we loved so much.
has knocked these theories into a cocked hat.
Superko, MD, director of research at Berkeley Heart Lab explains a little known
is not the problem we thought it was. Relying on cholesterol levels as a risk
factor for coronary artery disease may not be wise since 80% of coronary
patients have the same cholesterol as individuals who do not develop the
pharmaceutical industry does not look upon this finding as good news.
Cholesterol lowering drugs now have total annual sales of more than $14
The makers of
Crestor, Vytorin and other statin drugs spend millions to convince our doctors
and us that statin drugs are the "miracle cure" for heart disease.
your life on it. It’s not quite that simple.
Look at the
"fine print" that is displayed for about 3 seconds on the Crestor TV add.
"Crestor has NOT been shown to prevent heart disease or heart attacks. " Not
exactly a ringing endorsement.
something to think about. If cholesterol is the villain then why do half of all
heart attacks happen to people with normal or low cholesterol—and two out of
three occur without major artery blockages?
You can have
cholesterol below 200, LDLs under 100 and still have dangerous “silent” plaque
deposits growing day-by-day inside artery walls.
is not the villain the drug companies would have us believe...in fact those with
high cholesterol live longer than their low cholesterol peers.
is essential for a healthy body and our liver manufactures far more of it than
Enig, a world renowned biochemist and pioneer in researching healthy fats and
oils relates some of the "secret" benefits of cholesterol:
- Your body needs cholesterol to make sex hormones. Could
this be why many of those on statin drugs have a reduced sex drive?
- Cholesterol is needed for proper function of serotonin
receptors in the brain. Serotonin is involved in the biochemistry of
depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety, control of appetite, sleep, memory
- Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant to protect us from
free radicals. Free radicals attack the artery walls and contribute to plaque
that ends up clogging our arteries.
and somewhat frustrating to me that the medical community largely ignores the
following important controllable risks of having a heart attack or stroke.
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Part 2 "Inflammation: The
Most Underrated Risk For Heart Attacks and Strokes"
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