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The Real Cause Of Heart Disease

I was so glad to read this article on heart disease today. There are many articles like it published, but they don't get much attention.

My mom died of heart disease. For decades her ill-informed doctors guided her away from health and toward an early death.

These doctors were blatantly lied to about the facts regarding saturated fats. Lied to!

They had no internet, no whistle blowers, and no trouble shooting bloggers to dispel their beliefs about commercial oils and and trans fats. They did have their trade unions restricting their scope of practice.

They believe that statin drugs are the cure and that cholesterol is bad. Even though the risks for heart disease and stroke has only gone up for years.

Yet now, even if a doctor is an expert in nutrition the scope of practice and the "guidelines" (strictly enforced rules) of insurance companies mandates that the physician uses it as a last resort.

The facts about saturated fats need to be reviewed. Truly each of us needs to do our own research on healthy daily meals.

It is difficult to prepare each meal from scratch. Now that one fast food chain offers a grass-fed beef burger, it's my permission slip to drive through once in a while, and get one.

Yet if I buy grass-fed beef myself I can see the country of origin and the certification stamp on the package. Same for dairy products or grass fed whey protein sources. Should I trust that fast food chain?

Evidently I trust it enough. I understand it is only following a marketing trend.

It's too bad doctors can't follow it too.

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CoralLevang wrote on September 6, 2015, 1:40 PM

Excellent article. We must all be willing to become more well-informed.

Kasman wrote on September 6, 2015, 2:43 PM

Very interesting article you cite. I think that our western society is too far gone to do anything about this. We are addicted to sugar and fat and turning that addiction around is going to be well-nigh impossible for the mass of the population. Some of us could change but we have neither the collective will nor the resources to go back to grass-feeding every beef cow on the planet. And I don't think becoming vegetarian is the answer - again we lack the collective will and the resources. Personally, I am too long in the tooth to do anything. I will accept my three-score-years-and-ten and bow out gracefully.

seren3 wrote on September 6, 2015, 2:54 PM

Kasman Well said! In addition a tremendous political will is needed to counteract the overwhelm of garbage foods that we are sold.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 6, 2015, 4:12 PM

Never go to a doctor for dietary advice. Seek the opinion of a registered dietitian or clinical nutritionist. Doctors want to sell you on a pill. Dietitians and nutritionists will guide you as to what foods will actually help or hurt you.

missfortune wrote on September 6, 2015, 6:59 PM

I had a heart attack about four years ago - up to that point I was "healthy" (even with a prosthetic leg, I was still walking five miles a day). If the doctors had their way I would be taking 16 different pills a day. They really hate me when I am in the hospital because I refuse all the meds that they say are going to "save me"

MegL wrote on September 7, 2015, 7:04 AM

I now use saturated fat in my daily diet and eat LOTS of butter!