Dr. Dwight Lundell is a heart surgeon with 25 years experience and he admits the wrong with medical and scientific fact. Dr. Lundell stated that they discovered a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease. Plus, the long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
Without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.
The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition that occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial. What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates such as:
- All the products made from these items
Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.
While we savor the taste of sweets, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning Americans. There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils. There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein we need to:
- Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables.
- Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.
- We need to selection whole foods and not those in the grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods.
By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.