What is Heart Disease? The Hidden Facts that Can Save Your Life

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What is heart disease? Heart disease is a general term that describes a group of disease that affects the heart. The most common heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is a serious disease, because it can restrict blood flow by narrowing arteries and even causing blockages. This can lead to chest pain and heart attacks.

According to a heart disease statistic from MamasHealth.com, every 34 seconds a person in the United States dies from heart disease and more than 2,500 Americans die from heart disease each day. Whether these statistics are accurate or not, within the last few decades, the cases of heart disease in the United States have increased at an alarming rate. This health problem related to heart disease is not just limited to the United States. Many European countries are also experiencing an increase of heart disease.

Why cholesterol is not the main cause of heart disease

The conventional medical industry has done such a great job of teaching us that heart disease is caused by high cholesterol levels. Its teachings are misleading and done to mostly benefit itself and its affiliates. If high cholesterol is the main cause of heart disease, then why do Eskimos have very little cases of heart disease?

Eskimos consume a lot of whale and seal blubber; therefore, they have high levels of saturated fat in their bodies. The high levels of saturated fat also contributes to high levels of cholesterol. Because of their diets, Eskimos cholesterol levels are usually way above the recommendation level. The conventional medical industry recommendation for cholesterol level is 200 mg/dl. Even with their high levels of cholesterol, Eskimos have very few cases of heart disease.

To understand why cholesterol is not the main cause of heart disease, we will need to know what cholesterol is. Below is an excerpt from JonBarron.org about cholesterol.

Cholesterol is not a fat, but rather a soft, waxy, “fat-like” substance that circulates in the bloodstream. It is vital to life and is found in all cell membranes. It is necessary for the production of bile acids and steroid hormones and Vitamin D. Cholesterol is manufactured by the liver, but is also present in all animal foods. It is abundant in organ meats, shell fish, and egg yolks but is contained in smaller amounts in all meats and poultry. Vegetable oils and shortenings contain no cholesterol.

Cholesterol cannot dissolve in the blood, so your liver combines it with special proteins called lipoproteins to “liquefy” it. The lipoproteins used by the liver are either very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) or high-density lipoproteins (HDL). (VLDL cholesterol is metabolized in the bloodstream to produce LDL, or low-density cholesterol.)

Below is another excerpt from the same website.

So what’s my problem? Quite simply, that cholesterol doesn’t cause plaque to accumulate on arterial walls. If it did, why doesn’t anyone ever have clogged veins – only clogged arteries? Think about that for a moment. If high levels of cholesterol promoted the formation of plaque and its accumulation on arterial walls, then why doesn’t it accumulate on the walls of veins? And the answer is – because the problem is centered in the walls of the arteries, not in the cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream.

To understand what I’m talking about, it’s first necessary to understand the beneficial role that arterial plaque plays in the human body (yes, beneficial), because therein lies the key to understanding a key role that cholesterol plays. So what is the role of plaque? It is “repair cement” for arterial walls. That is to say, if there is any damage to the arterial wall, your body will whip up some plaque from the cholesterol, calcium, and fibrin in the bloodstream to repair the damage before the arterial wall develops a leak and you bleed to death internally. Cholesterol isn’t part of the problem, it’s part of the solution – to a different problem.

The main causes of heart disease

Some of the main causes of heart disease are cooking food with processed polyunsaturated fat, such as conventional vegetable oils, and consuming high levels of heavy metals, harmful synthetic chemicals and junk food. If you eat fast food, junk food and processed food on a regular basis and have been doing it for decades, you are well on your way to having health problems related to heart disease. These types of food are saturating your body with heavy metals, refined sugar and other harmful toxins.

Another common toxin that is very harmful to your heart is sodium fluoride. This toxin is commonly found in Western countries’ drinking water and conventional toothpaste. Sodium fluoride is very harmful to your heart, because in high levels it may calcify the arteries of your heart.

What to do if you have heart disease or early signs of heart disease

  • Take Kardovite to restore normal heart function. Kardovite is a natural supplement that is very beneficial to your heart because it helps your body detoxify heavy metals, protects your artery walls from oxidation and assists your body in fighting microorganisms. To learn more about Kardovite, please visit this page.
  • Avoid eating processed food, junk food and food high in sugar. Instead, eat more organic food.
  • Avoid hydrogenated oil, processed oil (all kinds, including processed vegetable oil) and especially oil that has been genetically modified. Most vegetable oils are either genetically modified or contain genetically modified ingredients, unless they are organic or labeled non-GMO.
  • For animal oils, consume the ones that are extracted from animals grown on pasture farms and are not processed. Animals grown on pasture farms are usually not fed with unhealthy diets and are not treated with synthetic growth hormones.
  • Drink only fresh filtered water free of sodium fluoride. Most water filter systems on the market cannot effectively remove sodium fluoride. If you are interested in portable water filter systems for removing fluoride, a great system is the Berkey water purification system.
  • Stop drinking alcohol or reduce your intake of it as much as possible. Also, avoid drinking soda because it causes your blood to become acidic which can weaken your arteries.
  • Exercise on a regular basis and reduce stress.
  • Educate yourself beyond conventional methods. A great article I recommend reading about heart disease is written by Jon Barron.

Sources:

  • http://primaldocs.com/opinion/what-did-the-greenland-eskimos-teach-us/
  • http://www.jonbarron.org/article/cholesterol-myth#.UtWkvrQppD4
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