Treatment of Heart Disease with Surgery: Can't work, doesn't work, studies show it doesn't work. A $100 billion a year business and 80% of a hospital's income comes from heart disease. There have been 3 major studies done. There will be no further studies done. They have already looked at the situation and expressed the results and it doesn't work. 90% survive no longer with surgical therapy than they do with medical therapy.
Why can't bypass surgery and angioplasty work? It's because they don't treat the killing part of the disease which is the tiny fat-filled plaques that are volatile and burst and cause a blood clog to form. That's why we call heart attacks coronary artery thrombosis, because essentially all of them are caused by this mechanism. It's the little tiny pimples in the inside of the artery that burst like the pimples on a teenagers face, and as a result the products of injury are released and the blood clots, and that's why you have the acute coronary syndrome. By pass surgery doesn't tweak those; it only treats the big blockages that are filled with scar tissue and calcium which may be causing chest pain, but they're solid as a rock.
So you have a situation where what they're bypassing is non-lethal disease. What they're doing angioplasty on is non-lethal disease. It's not the part that kills. The part that kills is the little pimple next to the big plaque that pops and causes the blood to clot. it really needs to be clear that that's the problem. And of course when you go in there with your angioplasty catheter, what do you do? You blow up the balloon, you cut with a laser or a knife and what do you do? You create products of injury and the consequence is the blood clots. So, 40-50%of the people treated, their artery completely closes down in five month. Of course, now we use stints, right? So now it's only 20% due to self-proliferation. There are other problems with that, but enough said.
Treatment of Heart Disease: Diet and Lifestyle reverses disease. Cholesterol and fat, they go to the plaques. they create the inflammation. When you change your diet, what happens i you change the equation so more cholesterol and fat come out of the plaque. The surface tension is decreased, you're less likely to pop the collateral pimple, so it stabilizes the membranes.
The other thing you do once you eat a healthy diet is you remove the strongest clogging factors people come in contact with. That's animal fat. Animal fat makes the platelets very adhesive, makes the clotting factors very adhesive, makes the clotting factors very aggressive.
So you just set them up for a clot by feeding the rich American diet. As soon as you change their diet, I'm talking hours after you change their diet, they realize the benefits. The risk reduction is there. So, diet and lifestyle, they reduce the major risk factors for heart disease, like cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance.
Going back to Dr. Dean Ornish, he said, "According to the PET scans, 99% of the patients stopped or reversed the progression of coronary heart disease."
When we understand that this is a diet and lifestyle artery disease, we get to treat a whole bunch of problems. It's not just the heart arteries. There are all kinds of different arteries all over the body that are compromised by atherosclerosis. The arteries; they either supply insufficient amounts of blood or they close down and as a result they cause common diseases.
For example, you close the arteries to the eye and you get ocular degeneration. You close the arteries to the ears and people go deaf, they get tinnitus and vertigo. Close the arteries to the brain; you get a stroke, to the heart; you get heart attacks. You close the arteries that feed the aorta and you have an aneurysm. Close the arteries to the bowel, you got bowel infarction, you close the arteries to the spine and you get back pain, you get degenerative disk disease.
I mean, the clue to us should be degenerative. I mean, that's the clue to what causes this. It's degenerative. It's not like someone picks up a Volkswagen or a piano and their disk ruptures. It's like they turn or take a step and the degenerative disk pops.
It's a vascular problem. You close the arteries to the legs, they get intermittent claudication... You close them down really badly, you get gangrene. Now, a real motivator here is you close the arteries to the penis, you become impotent.
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