Improving Anti-seizure Devices

Improving Anti-seizure Devices

Mackenzie Thompson

by Mackenzie Thompson

Life Saver, AMC

posted on Dec 16, 2013, at 9:51 pm


Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. The ages of those affected are getting younger and younger every year.

The theory that has been drilled in all people’s minds – patients, doctors, and researchers – is that heart disease results from elevated blood cholesterol. The only accepted treatment is giving medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely limits fat intake. These dietary guidelines that have been rooted in our brain has brought about obesity and diabetes.

For many doctors, after having years and years of training, studying and practicing, it is difficult to admit to being incorrect. But at last, the truth comes out. Dr. Dwight Lundell, a well-known heart surgeon, reveals the truth about the human heart and heart disease admits that he, and many others, were wrong. A few years ago, a discovery was made concerning the true cause of heart disease: inflammation in the artery walls, not high cholesterol. This is because inflammation is the reason for the accumulation of cholesterol in the walls of blood vessels, which results in heart disease and strokes. If this inflammation is not present, cholesterol would flow freely throughout the body, just as nature intended.

Inflammation is the body’s natural defence to bacteria, toxins, viruses, or other foreign invaders. Chronic inflammation occurs when the body is repeatedly exposed to foods that it was not meant to process, such as the overabundance of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour, and all the products made from them) and of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

The recommended orthodox American diet is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates. This is injurious to our blood vessels, and leads to chronic inflammation, which, in turn, leads to heart diseases, strokes, diabetes and obesity.

After 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, and having seen inside many, many arteries, Dr, Lundell describes it: “Take a moment to visualize rubbing a stiff brush repeatedly over soft skin until it becomes quite red and nearly bleeding. You kept this up several times a day, every day for five years. If you could tolerate this painful brushing, you would have a bleeding, swollen infected area that became worse with each repeated injury. This is a good way to visualize the inflammatory process that could be going on in your body right now.”

Omega-6’s control what goes in and out of a cell and are essential, but they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s. If there is an imbalance, chemicals called cytokines are produced, which cause inflammation. There is a severe imbalance between the two omegas from today’s mainstream diets. The healthy ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 should be 3:1, but they can range from 15:1 to 30:1.

The more we consume processed and packaged foods full of sugars and omega-6 oils, the more we increase inflammation in our own bodies. Ways to fix this problem would be to eat foods that are closer to their natural state and complex carbohydrates like those in colorful fruits and vegetables. Decrease the intake of foods made from corn and soybean oil and instead, turn to olive oil or butter. By sticking to unprocessed foods and avoiding the typical American diet that has been drilled into your head, you can undo the damage done to your body and hopefully prevent the inflammation that results in heart disease.

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About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a lover of world travel, photography, design, style and Chinese cooking. She is passionate about working towards a purpose, recently graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Media and Marketing, and is currently residing in Manhattan.

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