(NaturalNews) All who enter here must abandon the myths involved with fats and cholesterol. They remain as dogma only because too many health practitioners and journalists are still stuck with that misinformation.
Yes, diet has a lot to do with whether you have good cardiovascular health or not. But it's not from a low or no fat diet.
Nor will statin drugs help out. They do lower cholesterol, but cholesterol is necessary for brain and myelin sheath tissue to maintain nerve transmissions and for cellular reproduction.
Epidermal cholesterol is the first part of converting UVB rays from sunshine or tanning beds into vitamin D. You may wind up with with dementia and still have a heart attack while on statin drugs.
The types of fats you eat are important. Most fats used in processed and fast foods, the staples of SAD (Standard American Diet) and in many homes for occasional cooking or salads are processed hydrogenated fats, toxic fats that create inflammation.
Cardiologists Stephen Sinatra, MD (1) and Dwight Lundell, MD, (2) are among the leaders of those who are breaking out and writing books against the mythology that has increased heart disease over the last part of the 20th Century.
Both doctors have books listed on Amazon. Dr. Robert Lustig gave a fantastic lecture that went wildly viral on YouTube. (3)
They all cite decreased healthy fats, increased unhealthy fats, an extremely out of proportion ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, processed grains, and increased sugars, especially HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) in our processed and junk foods as the sources of arterial inflammation that lead to heart disease (http://www.naturalnews.com).
So for starters, cut out the low fat foods and processed foods and start eating organic whole foods, including saturated fats such as coconut oil and organic real butter. Healthy fats don't make you fat.
Supplements and foods you can add for a healthier heart
A superior more assimilable antioxidant form of CoQ10 known as ubiquinol is a highly recommended supplement for anyone within a high cardiac event risk profile, including high blood pressure. It's good for anyone, but Dr. Sinatra recommends double dosage for higher risk types.
L-Arginine supports the production of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (EDNO). The endothelium is a thin layer of epithelial cells lining the inside of the blood vessels and heart. EDNO is a potent substance that dilates blood vessels and allows more blood to course through them, thus lowering blood pressure.
It can even reverse the development of heart disease, including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), the most serious form of heart disease. It has other benefits as well. (4)
Free-floating calcium that isn't absorbed into bone matter is common in our culture of excessive calcium intake. This situation offers the possibility of arterial calcification, literally. Vitamin K2 is important for ushering calcium out of the blood and into bone matter (http://www.naturalnews.com/027832_vitamin_K_osteoporosis.html).
Vitamin C: Make sure you get plenty every day.
Supplementing magnesium, a vastly underrated, more important mineral for bone structure than calcium also provides an important factor for maintaining regular heart beat rates (http://www.naturalnews.com).
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