Preventing Heart Disease: Healthy Living Habits

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Awful article with pseudo-bro-science. Disregard the majority of what you read in this paleo pablum. Doctors like Esselstyn and Ornish choose not to have controls because to make someone a control is to condemn them to die.

They prefer to put all patients on a plant-based diet. There were so many variables that there is no way a cause never mind specific association could be drawn. The are plant based advocates so made the data fit their bias by saying saturated fat or anything else that went against a plant based diet was to blame for increased mortality rates. Doctors should not try to be scientists because most have no idea on how to conduct trials or look at date.

I cannot have animal protein anymore. Causes inflamation for me. No eggs, no dairy, no sugar. I drink teas with honey. No oils except olive. I can eat real bread with no preservatives. Potatoes bother me at times. What doesnt bother me is: If I eat like this a lobg time then occasionaly introduced a dairy product or meat.

I cant get by but I prefer to feel good all the time and not sacrifice my health for a temporary enjoyment of some food item. No, this article is terrible.

All the doctors who have reversed heart disease promote low fat diets. Loads of problems come from low fat diets. Fat is necessary and beneficial. What matters is the quality. I was pounds and had a lot of health problems while eating a high protein diet just like the one Chris describes.

I counted calories, but continued to gain weight. I had extreme lethargy. After trying a plant-based diet, my weight plummeted, my energy went up, all my health problems disappeared. I follow a diet similar to Dr.

Esselstyn whom Chris Kessler appears to be trying to mimic but without the street cred. I used to have trouble going up stairs, now I skin or hike up 2, feet of mountain starting at 8, feet almost everyday.

All because I found the power of plants. Your comment confuses me since I see almost no relationship between this article and what Dr Esselstyn has proven to be successful in reversing heart disease. Given that Esselstyn and Fuhrman have evidence of their methods I would recommend one of those two and not this article.

What a load of bunk and junk. I have no idea what your comment is referring to, the article or a particular comment, Smith….

I like the comment by Sanders, although I think a big reduction in animal protein consumption is adequate as Dr Ornish suggest and not a total avoidance.

Reason I am still guessing is that disease reversal is different than healthy people avoiding heart disease. Sorry, I am not interested in opinions…. As an animal eater I went through early menopause and my cholesterol began to sky rocket. I changed my diet because of the harm eating eggs, drinking milk, and eating flesh does to these animals but I took classes at RIT to find out how to do it in a healthy way and I found out that simply leaving all animals and their products off my plate was all I needed to do.

Just replace those calories with more of the pasta, grains, fruits and vegetables I was already eating. While I appreciate your opinion and your right not to consume fish I will be continuing till there are non remaining without gross amounts of toxins. At this time I do not see anything unhealthy about consuming wild salmon or sardines….

No doubt the world will run out of fish in the sea not too long in the future. Enjoy while you can because you can be sure many nations are not going to reduce their fishing. Farm fish are not acceptable to me as currently produced but that could change….

Here in Alaska we have perfected salmon sustainability. The secret to our success lies in two basic principles: Responsible fisheries management and sustainable fishing practices take care not to harm the fish, other marine plants and animals, nor the environment. Our salmon spawning waters are sacred, and treated as such.

For the vegans keyboard warriors: I am not commenting on the ethical dilemma of eating nonhuman animals, because I deeply understand the problem. I was vegan from 9 to 55 yrs old, at which time, I added only salmon to my diet because quite frankly, after menopause I desperately craved protein which a truck load of tofu, beans, lentils could not satisfy.

I feel so much healthier. The idea of eating loads of whole grains sickens me. Tried plant based diet and felt terrible. Eating brown rice and beans and whole wheat pasta raised my blood sugar. Recently started low carb and sugar restricted diet triglycerides dropped from to , LDL dropped to without statins or other meds. HDL dropped to 29 on plant based diet and since changing to low carb rebounded to Sugar under much better control. I eat lots of greens, seeds, nuts, fish, pasture raised meats, eggs and butter.

When my sugar spikes I eat raw unpasteurized sheep cheese Roquefort from France and my sugar drops like a rock. Its thought that Roquefort cheese is the secret to the French longevity as blue veins in this cheese kill bacteria pneumonia chlamyedia which is believed to play a role in the development of arterial plaque. My husband and I follow the paleo diet.

We just had a female friend who suffered a major heart attack. Heart stopped multiple times. My question is— is there a paleo book that specifically addresses heart disease that I could offer her? He has many testimonials and it actually works. My father has CAD. I took Lipitor for 40 days and developed severe, debilitating muscle pain in my wrists, forearms and biceps. After 2 weeks off it I can start to pick up my 6 mo.

So many health professionals and other sources, including your book keep telling me to drastically reduce my CHO consumption and go full Paleo. I am an amateur road bike racer and think this lifestyle has allowed me to keep my other numbers low but a high CHO diet had always been a prevalent in my lifestyle. I believe that fat is great. I know for a fact low-fat foods, vegetable oils, and all the like is crap.

What do you think about the NDC sponsoring this study? Wow, Just ran into this website looking for evidence of antiaging with the rice diet. I know high carb works, because all of my life I have been told of the glories of high protirn, which hurt me as an athlete when I was younger, since mom firmly believed in high protein.

Now that I am older, Actually all the fat was clogging my arteries and making things much worse. In short, you are lying to people.. Erica and Bill, you are so right. I had been on a low fat primarily plant based diet for the best part of 30 years.

It had served me well and I knew nothing but good health and vitality during this time. I took up bodybuilding, and was persuaded to add significant amounts of animal protein to my diet.

OMG, after almost 2 years of this I had developed gout, felt terribly lethargic, in fact I felt absolutely awful. I dropped all animal products and processed oils. Within days the gout had eased and I have since proceeded to get my life and health back on track. The change in my health and outlook is nothing short of miraculous.

I do not think your gout is related to the amount of meat you consume but you need to check what purines you are consuming and maybe add cherries to your daily diet to lower your uric acid. Oh, I can vouch for increased meat intake bringing on gout attacks.

I eat very little meat. Eggs and dairy are exceptions. Eggs actually are neutral foods and dairy has been shown to lower uric acid. I also use Black Cherry Extract. This is the diet I am on, I cannot call it a diet but rather a way of life now! I feel great, cheers to Dr.

Esselstyn and Dr Campbell. It has been life changing.. There are many that have almost the same diets, the primary focus on whole plant-based products and limiting animal products…Just like in the five Blue Zones containing an extra ordinary high number of people long-lived and over He is not a proponent of low-fat like Ornish and Esselstyn. Of course, with their diets they did not build heart disease so had no reason to reverse it.

More studies are needed, anyone denying that knows little about nutrition. Thank you so much for writing this article. I too just received my results and everything else seemed fine, except for the LDL-P. I was cooking with lard, using more butter for my brain from the Grain Brain book and taking in extra coconut oil like many others have been doing for 3 yrs.

I printed out this article for my functional doctor as well. It seems that there are more of us out there that could use some advice. We a grateful for your work and research. Have started a drastic nutrition change. It is a tough start. How can I unblock my artery. Ive started taking fish oil, magnesium, VC and eating heaps of veggies and zero trans and sata fats.

There is only one diet that has been clinically shown to reverse atherosclerosis — a low fat vegan diet. How does progressing heart disease sound? Eating saturated fat like the people in this forum propose will do nothing but worsen the problem. Look at what Drs. Esselstyn and Ornish have accomplished with their dietary recommendations. I would also start drinking pomegranate juice.

I drink a cup a day. Get exercise every day. A daily brisk walk is ideal. I do not know where you get your information but Ornish and Esselstyn with low-fat diets are not the only doctors to reverse heart disease. I am not trying to indicate that the final science on this is complete. Did Fuhrman or Pritikin publish their findings? Furhman may allow small amounts of lean animal foods but his ideal diet, the one he advertises and personally follows himself is a vegan diet. He too recommends a VLF vegan diet.

Esselstyn is stricter as his reversal diet is a VLF vegan diet. Please provide the source s that show Pritikin and Fuhrman have reversed heart disease. If I provide the sources for Fuhrman and Pritikan reversing heart disease would I have to read it to you guys? BTW, Pritikan had heart disease and when he died suicide his arteries were clear and free of heart disease.

Fuhrman lives in my area — I have seen phenomenal turn-arounds of all kinds of diseases, including heart disease among people in our area who go to him as patients.

One sample publication is: Fuhrman J, Singer M. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. October 15, doi: Thanks for writing this series. Heart Disease, Obesity, Diabetes… these are all things that can be avoided with the right diet, exercise, and smart supplementation as insurance against imperfect eating.

We need more education, actually more wisdom when it comes to nutrition and health. I had been on a very high carb diet and had low HDL and high triglycerides. TC was , so decided to try the Paleo diet.

Right away my HDL soared to 67 within 2 months which was great. I always had a high carb, low fat diet and was always puzzled why everything was normal except my HDL which was under Now a year after being Paleo, my results are not so good. But what was concerning was that my small diameter LDL was 56 and over 40 was high risk. The very thing Paleo is supposed to reverse? So maybe I went to much to the other side and getting an NMR profile done for baseline peuposes.

I have been where you are Rory. After about 8 months on Paleo, my cholesterol went up to It seems I need the carbs because my thyroid TSH was higher at 4. Maybe hypothyroid is going on here for me, and I am slim at almost 10 stone so the doctor does not recognise a problem. I am trying the Ray Peat way this last little while and am hoping to get my numbers re-tested soon, and hope they are better. Are you actually surprised that eating more animal fat and protein was going to do anything but adversely affect your cholesterol?

Looking at all these LP-IR scores — mine is I have a father on dialysis and an older brother who is diabetic. I know I have the potential to become diabetic because I monitor my blood sugars and have seen some crazy numbers and fluctuations.

This worries me a bit. This is a great article about heart health. But I would have liked to see some mention of oral health. There have been hundreds of studies done linking oral health and heart disease.

If you improve your oral health, your outlook for heart disease is much better. A product such as the Beam Brush can improve your oral health literally before your eyes. Find out more at http: Do you have specific recommendations about the type of meat people should be eating? There is so much contradictory information out there, hard to know what to believe. I have been on a low carb diet for 3 years now and on Paleo for about 6 months now. So what is the answer?

It seems there is no definitive answer for the high LP a. The more I read about this the more confused I become. I think the treatment to bring down LP a is more risky that just leaving it alone, especially if you have pattern A LDL. I suppose I could be wrong about this but there is really no one for me to turn to for answers.

Thank you, Chris — you have directly and concisely answered the question I have had for a year. Now to figure out how to transition to Mediterranean Paleo — I already eat a fair amount of fruit and starch, and mainly have to reduce dairy fat. What a great post, I wish the mainstream media would offer solution orientated advice like this!

A few years ago I was told I had a high risk of heart disease due to my weight being out of control. This was the catalyst I needed to turn my life around; through physical activity and eating healthy my life has completely flipped. My question is this: Maybe a closing chapter regarding cardiovascular disease detection would be useful. What other viable detection methods are there that a layperson at risk with a high LDL-P could pursue with their MD before an entire lifestyle change is made or statins prescribed?

The associated high blood serum cholesterol is an attempt to partially correct for this defect. The essay is hypothesizing. I am absolutely thrilled to say I do every single one of these things. I am so happy my mother instilled such good habits in me at such a young age! It is something, but it is small. For patients needing just a little help, this seems like a good option. Another option I came across is Red yeast rice.

One study found that 2. Apparently it contains Lovastatin, but in a much lower dose than is used in Statin therapy.

Finally, I found a little bit of info about Berberine, which is mostly used in combination with Red yeast rice, but seems to have effects by itself too. For someone with further to go, adding these small effects together could be an effective option. We have been trying to do a more Mediterranean type paleo diet, but it takes some time to undo the WAPF approach that I have been using for the past 13 years, as it works well for me, but perhaps too high in sat fat for him Anyway, he started 1.

Do you know anything about the mechanism of action for the berberine? I have read that is really helps with blood sugar control, but just wondering how that works on a physiological level..

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