Disclaimer #1: This is mostly about heart disease. Skip it if you are not interested. Probably bore you to death. Dr. Jack DPC
Disclaimer #2 Nothing I say is to my personal knowledge, good or bad professional medical advice.Dr. Jack DPC
I was over at Sonya’s FB page earlier to see how she is doing and she had posted a great article by Dr. Dwight Lundell who is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ. A surgeon for 25 yrs and has performed over 5000 open heart surgeries.
I agree with his stand in the article, but I think we all agree with a Dr. or someone in authority WHEN THEY SAY WHAT WE THINK!
I have high cholesterol, my Dr. has prescribed two different statins, the first one I broke out in a rash, the second one my muscles began to hurt. I have been stopped since July 30th. the pain is just subsiding in my shoulder.
Now with that said, Lundell did make a statement one cannot argue with:
The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.
Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.
I know this is a boring entry but why is it that we get confusing medical advice from the PROFESSIONAL Medical community? If you read his article it makes sense. His advice is to eat well, a variety of colors in veggies. He suggests Olive Oil or butter to cook with and is against corn or soy oils. He discourages refined sugars.
His main thrust says inflammation, not cholesterol, is the threat. That the Omega-6 in veggie oils and also the sugar that is the cause of inflammation in the arterial walls. The Inflammation causes the collection of the Cholesterol that blocks the arteries.
I hope that is about as clear as mud, but as I read the article it made sense to me.
So that wasn’t so bad, I hope. If you want to read the article:
Now in truth, I usually try to check a source on the net, and there are MD’s that insist he is a Quack. I read one place where the state pulled his Medical license. I might also consider him a quack if this was the first Dr. I had read that espoused the same.
If you need surgery just call me, Dr. Jack, anytime day or night BR-548, if you call BR-549 you get Junior Samples on He Haw.
Why does it seem that medical advice is a crap-shoot?