Saturday, April 20, 2013

Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease?

Apparently not, believes  two doctors on the Dr. Oz show.  One of them has been a cardiologist for many years and said that half of his patients have high cholesterol and no heart disease while the other half of his patients have low cholesterol with heart disease.

He said the side effects of statin drugs can be diabetes, cancer, etc., are very detrimental to one's health and should only be used by some men.  He believes the main cause of heart disease is inflammation in the body...

We fervently believe that neither cholesterol nor fat is the major villain in the American diet – sugar is. We also believe that the case against cholesterol, which was made nearly 30 years ago, was based on faulty evidence. The case needs to be re-opened and the evidence needs to be re-examined.

They believe grass fed beef is very good for you because it has omega-3s in it, while regular beef is harmful since it is loaded with hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics. Dr. Marshall also teaches that statin drugs rob the body of CoQ10 which is vital to having a healthy heart.

We were visiting a friend last year on a road trip.  He is in constant pain from the waist down and can hardly walk.  He said it was from taking statin drugs for many years.

In conclusion,  stop eating sugar and anything that has sugar in it, especially if you are experiencing health problems.  I read many years ago how harmful sugar is to one's health.  {In fact, Steven grew up thinking eating sugar was sin!} Research is finding out the harmful effects of sugar.  My daughter's website Live Right Be Healthy is full of good recipes that use foods that prevent inflammation in the body. The picture above is from her blog.

You may be thinking, "What does she know about health, she has a brain tumor?"  Every single one of my blood tests, x-rays, EKG, etc. are normal.  All of my organs and blood are healthy.  My doctor said to me, "Who knows where you would be now if you didn't take such good care of yourself?" I believe my tumor is from the trauma of running into a sliding glass door full speed, being throw back onto my back, and breaking my nose in three places when I was younger, not from eating unhealthy!

We live in a very fallen world, as you all know, and cannot control everything that happens to us.  We must do our best and leave the rest in the Lord's hands.
Inflammation in the body causes cancer, diabetes, and many of the diseases we suffer from today.  Start being careful what you eat.  Read labels and fix most of your own food without chemicals and preservatives.  It takes time but good health is worth it.

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge,
and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Proverbs 18:15    

  ***Remember, I'm NOT a doctor. I'm just a homemaker who loves to research 
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