This is possibly the single most important issue I can write about.
Heart disease is the #1 killer in the US. It costs us billions of dollars in healthcare expenses each year. And it’s not going away anytime soon.
The way the medical establishment treats heart disease is simply masking the symptoms. It’s a band-aid fix that doesn’t address the real problem.
That’s what we’re going to talk about today and I’ll explain what you can really do to prevent heart disease from killing you and the people you love.
First and foremost, I want to make something clear… Statin drugs like Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor are dangerous!
I mean, REALLY, REALLY, DANGEROUS…
These drugs are incredibly common. Half of men over the age of 64 are taking them, as are nearly as many women. (If you’re on them, please don’t go off without consulting your doctor. As always, safety first. This is information you can bring to your physician to start a conversation.)
Here’s the problem with statins. They interfere with the production of CoQ10, a co-enzyme necessary for heart function. When it’s depleted, LDL (commonly known as “bad”) cholesterol oxidizes, causing inflammation, which can lead to congestive heart failure or stroke.
At the same time, statins inhibit vitamin K2, which protects arteries from plaque build up, as well as arthritis in the joints.
Without K2, your body cannot direct the calcium where to go once it enters your body.
I’m curious, IF you are on a statin drug, did your doctor mention any of this to you? Something to think about…
So, drugs that are supposed to prevent heart attacks can lead to… heart attacks!
Additionally, a report in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology found that statins increase the risk of diabetes, cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, cataracts, and brain function.
This is why it’s really important that anyone taking a statin drug also take CoQ10 and K2 supplements to make sure they’re getting enough of these vital cardiovascular nutrients.
Beyond that, they approach heart disease treatment just from the standpoint of lowering cholesterol.
So statins don’t get to the true cause of heart disease, nor do they cure it, and that’s what we’re going to focus on today.
And I’ve got some new for you – a lot more is involved in heart disease than simply cholesterol levels.
The True Cause of Heart Disease
When you think of foods that lead to heart disease and stroke, what pops into your head?
Most likely fried foods, fatty cuts of meat like bacon, and heavy dishes like pasta with cream sauce.
And it’s true that those foods do contribute to the root causes of heart disease, but maybe not in the way most people think.
You see, for decades, saturated fats have gotten the blame as the cause of high cholesterol, which was said to increase the risk of heart attack.
However, more and more science is supporting the idea that cholesterol is not the primary culprit behind heart disease.
Let’s back up. What is cholesterol? It’s a necessary component of all living cells. It’s responsible for holding cells together, it helps create hormones, and it’s vital for brain and nervous system function.
Our bodies actually produce their own cholesterol because it’s so important, and what we eat is a small portion of the cholesterol in our bodies.
So why does this important cell component get a bad rap?
That’s a good question. Cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. It’s believed today that high cholesterol is a marker (not a cause) for potential heart disease.
However, it’s not that simple. I’ll explain why. Did you know that the 2 types of cholesterol that people usually refer to as “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol?” They aren’t cholesterol at all!
HDL, commonly known as “good cholesterol,” is high-density lipoproteins, or a combination of fat and protein. These proteins act like recycling trucks, transporting cholesterol to and from the liver to be used and reused throughout the body.
LDL, or “bad cholesterol,” is low-density lipoproteins. These proteins are the ambulances, carrying the vast majority of the cholesterol throughout our bodies and repairing cell damage when ACID and INFLAMMATION strikes.
This is how LDL gets a bad reputation. Where there are high levels of inflammation, there will be high levels of LDL cholesterol.
That inflammation, particularly in the arteries, is the true cause of heart disease.
Saying cholesterol is to blame for heart disease is like saying first responders are to blame in an emergency!
Now you can see why high cholesterol can be a sign of heart disease, without being a cause.
You can also see why having very low cholesterol can be a BAD thing – cholesterol is necessary, especially anytime inflammation occurs in the body.
But don’t take MY word for it…
Current research is now PROVING that cholesterol is NOT the problem!
A 2016 study in the British Medical Journal looked at a cholesterol-lowering diet that replaced saturated fat with linoleic acid (the harmful omega-6 fatty acids from corn oil and corn oil polyunsaturated margarine). The results showed that for every thirty-point drop in total cholesterol, there was a 22 percent higher risk of death.
Saturated fats such as coconut oil have been shown to raise HDL cholesterol, which will also raise total cholesterol.
But we now know based on research that this is a good thing—higher total cholesterol levels are actually associated with longevity and lower cancer rates.
A study published by the International Journal of Epidemiology, which had 47,000 participants, concluded, “The highest death rate observed was among those with the lowest cholesterol (under160 mg/dl); lowest death rate observed was with those whose cholesterol was between 200–259 mg/dl.”
Yet when that blood test shows a cholesterol number over 200, so many doctors are SO QUICK to pull the statin drug trigger…
When in fact, they are removing the very self-defense mechanism your body is putting in place to protect you!
In reality, you want your cholesterol to be in the range of 200-240. Let’s carry this one step further… If cholesterol isn’t the cause of heart disease, saturated fats that got the blame for raising cholesterol might not be so bad either.
In fact, saturated fats can raise cholesterol levels.
But they raise total cholesterol, which again, does not cause heart disease. That cholesterol is treating inflammation that is at the heart of the matter (pun intended).
So how do we decrease inflammation?
The best defense against inflammation of the arteries (and elsewhere in the body) is a diet rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, including lots of vegetables and low sugar fruits, AKA. an alkaline diet!
In fact, it should come as no surprise that many of the causes of inflammation are acids like stress, lack of exercise, and poor dietary choices like fried foods and fatty meats.
So if you want to prevent heart disease, you’ve got to get off your acid.
Foods that fight inflammation include:
- Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts
- Dark, leafy greens like spinach and kale
- Raw almonds and cashews
- Healthy fats like avocado, coconut, seeds, and wild-caught Pacific salmon
- Teas, herbs, and spices
It’s also highly important that you take an Omega-3 supplement, which fights inflammation.
Alkamind Daily Greens is a daily mega-dose of the alkaline superfoods that fight inflammation, including wheatgrass, spinach, kale, and sprouts.
Lastly, replenish your body before you go to sleep by taking Alkamind Daily Minerals, which will fight acid as you rest. That will make your body more equipped to prevent and fight off inflammation.
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