Treat the Inflammation not the Cholesterol


Dr. Dwight Lundell, former Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital in Arizona told the world not to take statin drugs.  “We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

His frontal attack on the field of cardiology tears apart the practice of prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. Doctors in this field have been continually bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, all of which insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol. They were wrong. Unfortunately for too many people—dead wrong.

Dr. David Brownstein has debated publically about this issue and many people do recognize how off base the world of cardiology actually is. I have gone as far as writing an essay telling people to run from their statin prescribing cardiologist. And I have written an essay about The Statin Disaster and the recent increasing recommendation and prescription of this quite useless drug.

We know that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease. Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol can accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without sufficient magnesium in the body inflammation results and it is the inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Magnesium, not statin drugs should be the foundation drug of for the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, and arteriosclerosis; it serves as a natural calcium antagonist, normalizes blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. Magnesium is The Ultimate Heart Medicine!

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods. Low magnesium though is the most basic culprit as is excessive irregular breathing, which reduces both CO2 and O2 levels in the body, both of which cause systemic inflammation. . .

via Treat the Inflammation not the Cholesterol

4 thoughts on “Treat the Inflammation not the Cholesterol

  1. Unfortunately, this doctor is the exception and not the rule. And the commercials touting anti-cholesterol medication are still flooding the airwaves. Big Pharma is going to continue to push for the recommendation by doctors for those useless drugs because they are not in the business of ”patient care,” they are in the business to make money and patient care be damned.

    When my doctor checks my stats, he almost sobs because he cannot find an excuse to put me on yet another medication. He has stated that everyone in America needs to undergo a ‘sleep study’ just because he has to sleep with a CPAP mask on. The next thing I know, I am getting a call from the hospital telling me that they have set up my appointment to come spend the night with a CPAP mask on. I cussed them out and hung up. Since moving to the area I am in now, I have been scheduled for an endoscopy which I declined and ANOTHER colonoscopy, which I declined. No one is sticking any more hoses up my ass or down the hatch. If I die from some stomach ailment or ass ailment, then so be it, but I am done. Stick a fork in me, I am SO done.

    The only ‘good’ healthcare in Amerikkka is NO healthcare. My recommendation to Amerikkkans is to try and remain as healthy as you can, ON YOUR OWN. If you get ill, dig the damn hole, already!


    • Like you, Shelby, I am boycotting colonoscopies. For the most part, they don’t do endoscopies here because they’re too expensive. If they suspect you have an ulcer they just give you ulcer medication to see if it clears up. I think it’s unconscionable that your doctor wants you to be tested for sleep apnea just because he has it.

      I really feel sad when I think of how many people could be saved from the agony of diabetes, heart disease and early cancer if their GPs would just give them the correct dietary advice. Sigh.

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