A phenomenal article written by a heart surgeon. Integrative Medicine doctors, Chinese Medicine doctors and Chiropractors have been talking about this for over a decade. It is nice to see a heart surgeon discuss inflammation as a factor in heart disease, and thus address the problems of a high carbohydrate diet. Inflammation causes the blood vessel walls to be rough, inflamed and form divots, cholesterol fills in the divots. Therefore, cholesterol is a result of inflammation. Having balanced meals with veggies, protein and only a few complex carbs, some oils like olive oil, (plus exercise, sleep and reduce stress) is one part of a healthy heart.