I have seen websites and blogs out there for the express purpose of discrediting his career and his current stance and bring into play personal bankruptcies etc. I am NOT sure if this is just purposefully set up to try and discredit his current stance which is alignment with the Linus Pauling "Unified Theory" of heart disease or not.
I am NOT interested in his personal background, financial troubles etc. I have to assume that with over 5000 heart surgeries and 25 years of medical practice under his belt, he was and is credible. Being a GREAT surgeon does not necessarily make one a GREAT financial expert or a competent book keeper etc. I am more interested in his SWITCH from the main stream status Quo medical profession prescribing statins', blood thinners and doing surgical procedures to a position of taking a hard look at heart disease possibly being a NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY DISEASE, and what he has accomplished since leaving his position as a heart surgeon.
I have never met the man and likely never will. I do know it takes intestinal fortitude to come from mainstream medical practice and dare to imply that the "Unified Theory" of heart disease for which Dr. Linus Pauling received the ONLY US Patent ever issued for the "Cure of Heart Disease" is valid.
In any event, here is a clip from Rush Limbaugh on this topic from one of his shows. Thought you might enjoy it:
Back to Dr. Lundell, the heart surgeon. "Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year. Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.
"Inflammation is not complicated -- it is quite simply your body's natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial. What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body?
"Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully. The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity," because it's the inflammation that retards the passing of cholesterol through the arteries. The inflammation leads to the clogged arteries, not the cholesterol itself. "Let me repeat that," he says. "The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low-fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine."
Now, this goes against everything we've been hearing for the last 30 years. Everything! This doctor is saying that what we've been doing to help ourselves is killing us, or facilitating circumstances in which we die prematurely. Okay, so, "What are the biggest," according to him, "culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods. Take a moment to visualize rubbing a stiff brush repeatedly over soft skin until it becomes quite red and nearly bleeding. You kept this up several times a day, every day for five years. If you could tolerate this painful brushing, you would have a bleeding, swollen infected area that became worse with each repeated injury.
"This is a good way to visualize the inflammatory process that could be going on in your body right now. ... While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone. ... What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall.
"This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels. While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there," he says. "I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator -- inflammation in their arteries." This thing goes on and on. He said, "One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6;" remember, that's bad, "soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil or butter..." How many of you are afraid to eat butter? I'm not. (chuckles) At all. Eat "olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef. Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labeled polyunsaturated."
Again, this is Dr. Dwight Lundell, and the website is Signs of the Times, and his solution here is eat more protein. "The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today. What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods." Now, you can do with this what you want. I'm interested in it because, as you know: Conventional wisdom, I ignore it. I toss it out the window.
It's group think. Conventional wisdom is set by liberals. It's set by the Democrat Party, set by the media. And it's all aimed at making victims of every one of us. It's all aimed at making sheep out of all of us. And in the case of food, look at this week alone. It's all aimed at them putting themselves in charge of it. We've got Michelle Obama trying to set diets for schools. You got federal agents commandeering lunches brought from home prepared by mothers and telling the little four-year-old, "Sorry, that's no good. You can't eat that." We had a story this week from a recent college graduated authorette claiming that food is the only area, it's the last remaining place where the government doesn't have any say-so in the distribution of the product-to-market.
Of course she was making the case, "We gotta get the government involved," because she cited all the unfairness and all of the lack of quality in, say, the vegetable section at the grocery store at Walmart. And by definition, that's racist. Yes, it's racist, and it's discrimination against the poor. The poor are getting all the leftovers. The poor are always being denied access to the finest foods. So there's a big push on, and there has been for my whole life and yours, to empower the federal government to take over as much of day-to-day life (including the decision-making) as they can get their arms around.
And how do they do it? Everything's based on fear. "You're gonna die if you keep doing this, you're gonna get sick if you keep doing that. You're gonna destroy the planet if you keep driving that car." It's a never-ending assault, and they focus on health 'cause everybody wants to be healthy, and they're positioning themselves as your guardians. And I guarantee you, like everything else: You lose your freedom, you lose your freedom.