A cause of heart disease: inflammation


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.

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