Lowering Saturated fats CAUSES Heart Disease!

This is one doctors advise, which is fairly typical;

Millie; We are going to take each one of these pieces of advise and address them

  • Don’t smoke.  If you do smoke quit now.
  • If you have high blood pressure be sure it is well controlled.
  • If you have diabetes do everything you can to control your blood sugars.
  • If you have high LDL cholesterol and other risk factors discuss use of a statin or other lipid lowering medications with your doctor.
  • Stay fit.  Exercise regularly, reduce your dietary animal fat intake, and lose weight if you are overweight or obese.
  • If you already have atherosclerotic vascular disease, i.e. if you have had a heart attack, stroke, or peripheral artery disease even more aggressive treatment of risk factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes is important.  Ask your doctor about how to accomplish these things.
  • Ask your doctor about taking an aspirin daily.

1)  Don’t smoke. If you do smoke quit now. – Great advise, do so now…

2) If you have high blood pressure be sure it is well controlled.  This is great advise but you want to control it by not getting it to start with..you do not want to take medication for it…

3) If you have diabetes do everything you can to control your blood sugars.  Eat substantially more saturated fats, 2/3 of each meal should be high quality organic/grass fed proteins, eggs.  The rest should be mostly low glycemic vegetables with a lot of green leafy veggies. No grains, cereals, bread, junk food, no soft drinks, no fruit juices, one to two small servings a fruit a day with a meal (never alone).

4)  Stay fit. Exercise regularly. Great advise, take it and run.  You want weight bearing/resistant exercise for bone health (yoga, weights, Pilates) and aerobic exercise for cardio-vascular health (walking, running, dancing, cycling, swimming, hiking, etc.…something that gets your heart rate up at LEAST a half hour a day…more if possible. And, no, it doesn’t have to be all at once…)

5)  Reduce your dietary animal fat intake. HORRIBLE advise, the very opposite of what you need to do!  50% of each days

6)  Lose weight if you are overweight or obese.  Follow the advise in #3, you will lose weight quickly, lower blood pressure, reverse or prevent heart disease and stroke, gain WAY more energy…and be happier.

7)  If you already have atherosclerotic vascular disease, i.e. if you have had a heart attack, stroke, or peripheral artery disease even more aggressive treatment of risk factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes is important. Ask your doctor about how to accomplish these things.  Your ONLY aggressive treatment should be nutrition unless you are looking at imminent, immediate death. 

8) Ask your doctor about taking an aspirin daily.  Good advise, take one a day. Or take quercetin, another excellent anti-inflammatory that is all natural, comes with no side effects and is inexpensive, get it at your health food store.

If you do not know what constitutes perfect nutrition, buy my book, “The Criterion Diet”…or carefully read the posts on this blog and follow the nutrition directives. 



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