Life Flow One
The Solution For Heart Disease
The Master Plan
The master plan is to tell you a lie, that cholesterol in your food causes heart attacks. Then, they tell you a deceptive truth -- if you would get on a healthy diet, you could avoid heart disease.
You see, that second claim IS true! But, connected to that truth is a lie -- that makes it, in my book, a deceptive truth or an incomplete truth!
It may even be true that a diet low in cholesterol IS a healthy diet. But, that good diet will not cause lower cholesterol in your body and any improvement in your health will not come from the lower cholesterol in your diet, except insofar as your diet is already too high in sugar and a reduction in sugar and chemically laden foods will probably make you healthier. But itís the quantity of sugar itself, not the cholesterol in the diet, that makes you sick.
Consider: Animal fat (butter and steak) is high in cholesterol. It also happens to give your taste buds a wonderful sensation. The foods you most enjoy usually taste good because there is fat in them.
But, the problem with animal fat is not the cholesterol in the fat, but the false reports youíve heard about the quantity of fat in your diet compared with proteins and carbohydrates. Youíve heard the data over and over again. The average American diet contains a very large percentage of its total calories from fat. "In order to have a more healthy life you should eat less fat and more carbohydrates. Your diet needs better balance."
But, it is a false claim that this large quantity of fat you are eating is bad for you because of the cholesterol in it. And, it is a doubly false claim that the cholesterol in your diet then causes heart disease.
It is even a false claim that too much fat is bad for you. There are groups of people on the planet whose diet is extremely high in fat -- the Eskimos for instance. It is not the fat, but the sugar and processed foods that cause the degenerative diseases in modern mankind.
Overweight IS a legitimate source of danger for heart disease. Whether your overweight is caused by too much fat in your diet, or more likely, the bodyís lack of ability to handle all the sugar-containing foods you feed it -- thatís a question for another book. But, overweight is a problem.
The February, 1995, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association reports a study done at Harvard showing that women who gain 11 to 18 pounds, from their weight at age 18, have a 25% increased risk of suffering or dying of a heart attack compared with that faced by women who gained less than 11 pounds.
A woman who has gained over 25 pounds from the time she was 18 has, according to Harvard, a 200% to 300% greater risk of heart disease death.
Iíve referred to the Framingham Heart Study very critically, here and there in this Book, but the actual findings of that Study were usually altered by unethical people. The raw data seems to be honestly observed. That study is still alive. The current Director is Dr. William Castelli. According to him:
In fact I think excess weight is the worst coronary risk factor for men and women because it leads to unfavorable changes in blood fats, blood pressure and blood sugar, all of which increase the risk of heart attack.
I wouldnít disagree with those findings, at all, but you see where that is leading? Itís the same old message, telling you that you must diet, avoid foods high in cholesterol, and the final message is that IF you canít stick to the diet, then we, the doctors, have a drug ready to help you.
During the first few months of 1995 there were numerous full-page ads in popular magazines and newspapers, pushing Mevacor, one of the contenders for the most fraudulent medicine in America.
Overweight is a symptom of something which a real cause of heart disease. The right diet for you will greatly improve your health, and obviously reduce your risks of heart disease. What is that diet? Iíll write another day on that, but that diet does not restrict eggs and butter, nor does it include sugar and margarine.
Now, look at what the drug companies have accomplished.
They have given you a terrible scare about your diet and your high cholesterol.
Even when people are on a very healthy and natural diet, they can be exposed to free radicals they donít know about, and lose their blood circulation. They become candidates for heart surgery or heart drugs at that point, despite the healthy diet.
Iíll never forget Nina Fern Dennison, a practicing Yoga who lived out in the desert where she grew almost all of the food she needed for her vegetarian life:
I have been too long in answering your most welcome letters with regard to my problem.
[Nina had written to tell me that she had been in wonderful health, but that her eyesight was failing, and wondered if the oral chelation formula would help. I suggested it would help, and she tried it.]
It was my intention to answer right away, but we have had so many visitors that I had to put it off, so now, I have some real good news to report to you.
We have studied to some extent Iridology and have an eye glass through which we can watch the progress of our health -- examining the eye. For several months I have not been able to see well enough to see what is happening to my eyes but yesterday morning for some reason I was prompted to take the glass and see what my eyes were doing -- not expecting to be able to see them, but Lo! and behold! I could see even better than before, so a miracle has happened to bring the blood to my eyes.
I have taken three bottles of XX the 10th of this month. Now I really intend to keep on taking it unless you advise that I have taken enough. I cannot see how it could hurt to take it, but I shall await your advice -- however, until I hear from you I will still be taking it regularly. My husband started to take it the same time that I did but it seemed to upset his stomach. He has a squeamish stomach anyway. I probably will not be a whiz bang distributor as I am on my way to being 86. I will continue to tell my friends about it and see what happens. I have a couple of people on it and just sold the second bottle to one of them. I also live in the Mojave Desert where there are not too many people but for certain I like the product.
I have taken niacin over the years, sometimes 400 mg, so I am acquainted with it but whether that would be too much or not I would need you to tell me. I do think one needs it.
I havenít had an M.D. for over 20 years. Lost faith in them long ago, so I use herbs and natural things -- a vegetarian diet for over 55 years. I think that helps. I do still like butter on my toast. We use mostly fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains and seed. We do have a garden where we have organic vegetables and fruit. We still have to patronize the market for some things.
My opthamologist will be amazed when I return to him in a year to see the improvement in my eyes. He couldnít believe that I did not have cataracts. I did have many years ago, but I used Dr. Christopherís Eyebrite solution to bathe them and took the capsules.
I am most grateful to you and other health minded persons who have helped me and others to stay away from drugs and the knife. God bless you.