Today an email from UW Hospital system (Madison, WI) arrived in my inbox with an article on cholesterol...I thought, ok, let's see if they got it right. What do you think?
In the article by Dr. James Stein of cardiology, he does a fine job explaining cholesterol...but it was the diet recommendations I wanted to check out... FAIL!
Stein is correct on soluable fiber and recommendations to increase vegetables..fiber is key to drawing toxins and excess estrogen hormone out of the body. Regarding fats, just like the American Heart Association article released this past week stating coconut oil is bad for you, it is no wonder Stein gets it wrong. He writes, "Increasing soluble fiber can help lower triglycerides, so choose whole grains over simple carbs and eat more fruits and vegetables. Also, substitute good fats, such as olive or canola oils, over bad fats, such as coconut, vegetable and palm oils."
CANOLA OIL is a silent killer... in fact, since the American Heart Association has been recommending canola oil high cholesterol has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Cancer goes hand in hand. Canola and vegetable oils -hydrogenated in processing, are some of the worst products you can have in your kitchen pantry.
In general, avoid PUFA (poly unsaturated fats) which promote free radicals in the body. Canola is a major GMO crop and also contributes to abnormal cell growth and depletes oxygen from the cells.
Coconut oil health benefits include reducing the risk of Alzheimer's (in fact, in the Alzheimer's summit this past spring it was noted that 3 T a day can help prevent, whereas 6 T. a day can stabilize or even reverse symptoms). High in natural SATURATED fat it helps boost HDL (good cholesterol) and helps convert LDL (bad cholesterol) into HDL. It also helps cure UTI and kidney infections, and this article on PubMed shows how it can help reverse damaged liver.
If you want real HEART HEALTH TRUTH please read this article by Dr. Russell Blaylock - especially the information on statin drugs (a major contributor to the boon we see in Alzheimer's today). Cook with coconut oil and grapeseed oil, and use Extra Virgin Olive Oil on your dressings or at very low heat settings. The tips in this article will also benefit anyone with concerns of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. We NEED cholesterol as it serves an important function in our bodies for brain health and hormone production.
Inflammation, not cholesterol, is the silent killer in our bodies. You can be in shape, excercise daily, and run 10 miles a day, but if your diet consists of a number of inflammatory foods (consider store bought salad dressings loaded with bad fats) - all the exercise in the world will not cancel out an inflammatory diet. Dr. Mark Sircus posted a very good article on inflammation as it relates to heart health, and how magnesium is your natural anti-heart attack supplement.
Be smart, follow the money trail - statin drugs are the biggest source of income, more so than cancer drugs, driving our messed up medical system. If you find this blog post of benefit please share with others who may be fooled by the fool"hearty" information that has gone mainstream recently.
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