How To Stop A Heart Attack
"Inflammation: The Most Underrated Risk For Heart Attacks and Strokes"
points to inflammation as being at the root of heart disease, diabetes, cancer
and Alzheimer's disease.
years, doctors thought of heart disease as a "plumbing" problem: arteries, like
pipes, became clogged by cholesterol deposits and slowed down blood flow to the
But now we
know that the damage actually starts when artery walls become inflamed by free
radicals and other inflammatory chemicals in the body.
the body forms a plaque over the damaged area and as the inflammation continues
the plaque grows larger and larger, eventually clogging the artery and
triggering a heart attack.
for their patients most doctors are not up to speed on this. The foods we choose
can have a giant impact on the inflammation in our bodies.
trouble makers are:
sugars, high fructose corn syrup and other high glycemic carbs such as white
flour, potatoes, white rice and pasta. When the sugar from these foods hits
your blood stream your body quickly perceives this danger and reacts by
mounting an insulin counter attack.
conditions become chronic the result is insulin resistance, diabetes and
We highly recommend a
low glycemic eating approach.
are lethal and should be avoided like the plague. If the food package label
shows "partially hydrogenated" there are
trans fats in the product.
ongoing Nurses Health Study each 2% increase in trans fat consumption
converted to a whopping 93 percent increase in coronary heart disease. These
deadly fats are formed by pumping hydrogen into an oil to increase the “shelf
life” of food products.
Note: It took over twenty eight years for the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration to come around to accept the overwhelming
evidence of the dangers of trans fats...largely due to the long standing
objections of the food processing industry.
corn syrup (HFCS) is pervasive in our food and drinks. Fructose and corn both
sound harmless enough but a 12 ounce soda can contain as much as 13 teaspoons of
sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup.
So what makes
corn syrup such an unhealthy, fat-promoting product? Fructose converts to fat
more than any other sugar and also raises triglycerides.
How can we
tell if our bodies are full of inflammation? A simple blood test measures the
amount of C-reactive protein (CRP) in our blood. Presidents Bush and Clinton
have their blood checked for C-reactive protein and you should be sure your
doctor includes this test in your next check up.
Tomorrow in Part 3 "Heart
Report Stop Inflammation" we will show you how to neutralize the
inflammation in your body.
Watch for it in your email!