Heart Disease Still Ranks As The Biggest Killer - Despite Billions Spent On Medications
Most people think heart attacks only happen to people with unhealthy lifestyle choices (think again).
735,000 Americans are struck with a heart attack every year. What’s shocking is that 50% of these people had normal cholesterol levels.
A perfect example of this is Bob Harper; star of ‘The Biggest Loser’ – who fell victim to a near-fatal heart attack.
Although Bob was considered a ‘picture of health’, in reality; his arteries were caked in artery plaque.
It turned out that Bob was genetically prone to heart disease. Big Pharma would argue that drugs would have prevented that… but as you read-on you might disagree.
Drugs Are Not The Answer
Cholesterol lowering drugs are not the answer. An international trial conducted in 2016 studied the effects of drugs that raised good cholesterol, and reduced bad cholesterol. The study proved that the risk of heart disease remained the same – yet Big Pharma will have you believe otherwise.
These cholesterol lowering drug come with terrible side-effects such as: diabetes, liver dysfunction, muscle weakness, memory loss, kidney failure, nausea and cataracts (to name a few). And with the high monthly prescription price – more people are looking for a natural alternative.
’Safe drugs’ like zocor or lipitor have also been linked to nasty side-effects and even hundreds of deaths.
Lowering your cholesterol with drugs like statins won’t prevent a heart attack.
Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology concluded that no reliable study has ever proven that statins prevent heart attack.
But Big Pharma wants you to take TWO statins – A 2008 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine investigated the claims that two statins lowered cholesterol more effectively than a treatment with one statin alone.
Although cholesterol levels were lowered, the also study revealed that two statins led to a HIGHER buildup of plaque in the arteries!
Taking Aspirin To Reduce Heart Attacks Comes With Risks Too
Aspirin causes at least 3000 deaths a year in the US alone. Take a moment to think about that. If any other household product such as Coca-cola or Listerine mouthwash was killing 3000 people a year; there would be a massive public outcry. But since the ‘legal drug cartels’ (Big Pharma) have unlimited power, nobody bats a eye.
Aspirin is a risky drug for the elderly.
Statistics show that millions of pensioners take aspirin to ward off heart attacks and stroke. But research from Oxford University discovered that people over the age of 75 who took aspirin are 10x more likely to fall victim to fatal stomach bleeds.
If you take daily aspirin, doctors recommend that you take proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) to protect from stomach bleeding… but then there are the side-effects from PPI’s… which require drugs to manage PPI side effects. And those drugs cause a need for other drugs… This problem is called ‘prescription cascade’ – it’s a phenomenon that can occur with all prescriptions. This is why the elderly often need special pill boxes to sort their daily medications for the week/mornings/evenings.
Research concludes that prescription cascade and is responsible for shortening lifespans by 10 years and prematurely sending the elderly to nursing homes.
WARNING: Never stop taking ANY medication without talking to your doctor first.
Is Cholesterol Really To Blame?
High-density lipoproteins (HDL). Is your ‘good cholesterol.’ High levels of HDL cholesterol are fine.
Low-density lipoproteins (LDL). This is what is considered ‘bad cholesterol’. Drug companies claim that high LDL levels cause heart plaque buildup.
But this claim has been debunked thanks to studies conducted at the University of California in Los Angeles. In 2009 researchers examined the statistics of all heart attack cases from every hospital throughout America. Shockingly, they discovered that 50% of heart attack victims had a healthy LDL cholesterol score.
Cholesterol Is An Innocent Bystander
Association of cholesterol does not prove the cause… by that rationale, you could argue that ambulances cause car crashes – because there is always an ambulance present at the scene of a car accident.
Your body needs cholesterol. We need it for just about every bodily function. Most of our hormone production is dependent on it. We need cholesterol to produce a chemical in our brains called serotonin (serotonin is a feel-good hormone). Your body needs cholesterol for cell function and repair.
Because cholesterol is so essential, if you don’t consume enough of it, your body will produce its own (in the liver) to meet your daily needs.
Why Is Cholesterol Still The Enemy?
Within the pharma industry, cholesterol lowering drugs currently stand as the biggest sellers of all time. Cholesterol is demonized by Big Pharma because cholesterol-lowering drugs are a multi-billion dollar industry.
Yet, heart disease is more prevalent than ever.
There is no scientific evidence to prove that cholesterol causes heart disease. But the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to know that.
The flawed theory that cholesterol causes heart disease is called ‘The lipid hypothesis’.
It was first coined 100 years ago by a German pathologist named Rudolph Virchow. After studying arterial plaques from corpses, he theorized that cholesterol in your blood led to the development of plaque in your arteries.
But it was Dr. Ancel Keys who is responsible for the lipid hypothesis being a commonly believed ‘fact’.
Dr. Keys ‘proved’ his research on the lipid hypothesis by conducting a flawed analysis called ‘The Seven Countries Study’. The study analyzed seven countries with a high consumption of cholesterol that also had a high rate of heart disease.
But what he failed to mention was that he purposely left out countries that didn’t fit into his theory… Countries with a high fat diet – but with low levels of heart disease.
Big Pharma still quotes the lipid hypothesis as fact today – despite countless studies that debunk this false claim.
Medical students are indoctrinated with the belief of the lipid hypothesis since Big Pharma is a major contributor in producing medical journals – while sponsoring most medical schools.
Wikipedia – which is known for ‘bending the knee’ to corporate sponsors, admits the flaws in the ‘the lipid hypothesis’ – but only at the bottom of the page. The hypothesis is criticized for ’cherry picking data’ and ’confirmation bias’.
Professor Jeremy Pearson Associate Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation commented that “There is nothing in the current paper to support the authors’ (Dr Ancel Keys) suggestions”.
Inflammation And Artery Plaque
There is recent research that reveals that cholesterol is not responsible for arterial plaque, but rather inflammation, as well as blood-sugar insulin spikes.
Inflammation is what causes damage to your arteries… you body uses cholesterol, calcium, and fibrin plaque to repair the damage the inflammation has made.
Check out this video (below) of Dr. Berg explaining this finding in more detail.
So How Do You Protect Yourself From Artery Plaque?
Your diet plays a big role in fighting artery inflammation.
Processed foods are renowned for causing inflammation.
A rule-of-thumb is to avoid processed carbohydrates such as: sugar, refined flours, breads (with a long list of ingredients), cakes, crackers, pastries, cookies and chips.
Avoid processed cooking oils. When you walk down a grocery isle, you’ll see plenty of cooking oils that claim to be ‘healthy’, but these are either marketing tag lines or claims that are based on outdated health advice aimed at fooling you into buying their product.
The only healthy cooking oils are either: cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, clarified butter (ghee) or butter (never margarine).
The paleo diet and the ketogenic diet are ideal eating plans for reducing inflammation.
Go organic – non-organic and GMO foods are saturated in inflammation causing pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. When you lower your consumption of toxins, you’ll lower inflammation.
Consume Alkaline Foods and Fermented Foods – Inflammation and diseases thrive in an acidic environment, therefore we need to consume foods that neutralize acidity.
A great way to alkalize your body is by taking fermented, raw apple cider vinegar (ACV). Raw, fermented ACV is the only vinegar that is alkaline-forming to the body. All other vinegars (white, balsamic, red wine, etc) are acid-forming. For a health balanced pH – fermented apple cider vinegar is one of the best things to add to your diet.
Eat plenty of fermented foods – kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, yogurt and fermented vegetables. These are all excellent examples of probiotic-rich superfoods that will help to populate your gut with beneficial bacteria… and neutralize acidity.
Intermittent Fasting – Fasting has been practiced for thousands of years, but only recently, studies have shed light on its role in reducing inflammation and oxidative damage.
There are many different ways to go about intermittent fasting, but the most popular ways are daily 16-18 hour fasts (skipping breakfast) or 24 hour fasts (skipping breakfast and lunch).
Not only does intermittent fasting decease inflammation, but it boosts human growth hormone which slows the aging process. It’s also a great way to lose a few excess pounds.
If you haven’t already got the memo yet, the phrase; “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” – is a longstanding marketing line that the breakfast industry uses to get us to buy their stuff.
If Nothing Else, Take Curcumin
Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric; has well over 3,700 different research papers published in the US National Library of Medicine reporting powerful therapeutic effects on inflammation.
Curcumin’s natural anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to treat:
- The reduction of heart plaque.
- Metabolic syndrome (Insulin resistance, high blood pressure, obesity, heart attack, diabetes, stroke)
- Neuro-degenerative diseases (dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease)
And a lot more…
A 2004 study published in the journal Oncogene found that curcumin is an superior alternative to the anti-inflammatory/pain killer drugs: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Sulindac, Phenylbutazone, Naproxen and Diclofenac.
Curcumin and Turmeric supplements are commonly found at your local pharmacy. Although there are some wonderful curcumin supplements on the market, be sure to do your research first as not all supplements are created equal. Some are diluted with fillers, others have a poor absorption and others are tainted with lead.
But Wait… Isn’t Curcumin Hard to Absorb?
Although curcumin is excellent at helping the body keep control over inflammation and pain, it is notoriously difficult to absorb…
If you are taking curcumin naturally in the form of turmeric, make sure you take it with black pepper… as it increases absorption of curcumin into the body.
Unless you use the right formulation, curcumin will not reach the required levels in your blood stream that would be beneficial for inflammatory conditions.
But there is a solution… Purathrive introduces new Curcumin Gold with 185x the absorption of curcumin… a serious product for anti-inflammation or pain relief.
The unique delivery mechanism of PuraTHRIVE’s Micelle Liposomal Curcumin Gold formula boosts absorption 185x. This gets the curcumin into your cells… so you can get all the benefits of this amazing spice!
AND it contains Curcumin + Ginger + Omega-3s = Unparalleled Anti-Inflammatory Potential
Curcumin– 500 milligrams per dose of the ultimate joint pain fighter in the most bioactive form of turmeric that will actually get absorbed!
Algae DHA – this is the form of omega-3 that is used by the brain AND it fights dangerous inflammation.
Ginger Oil – to help with inflammation. Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory that is safe for use. … Ginger blocks the formation of the inflammatory compounds–prostaglandins and leukotrienes–and also has antioxidant effects that reduces existing inflammation within the arteries.
When you combine the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin with DHA and Ginger and you have an artery inflammation healing trifecta.