Rethinking What Really Contributes To Heart Disease
For the past few decades we have been led to believe that the reason why people develop heart disease is because they are consuming too much saturated fat and cholesterol in their diet that it has led to "clogged arteries" that give us a heart attack and puts us one foot in the grave. The weeping and gnashing of teeth that takes place over this has people scared half to death to consume any fat or cholesterol anymore. But what if that theory of atherosclerosis was just plain wrong? This is what author Carlos Monteiro explores in his book ACIDITY THEORY IN ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NEW EVIDENCES (VOLUME 1).
Monteiro does a brilliant job at examining other aspects of vascular health that people may not even realize exists. Try some of these on for size and see if you knew they had any relation to the health of your heart:
- People with Down's syndrome tend to have very little heart disease
- Diabetics are more likely to develop heart disease
- If you a man with ED, then you are very likely at risk for heart disease
- Wanna make your heart healthier? Marry a comedian
- LDL cholesterol plays a lot less role in a cardiovascular event than people realize
- Salt intake is pretty much irrelevant in whether you develop heart disease or not
- If you have rheumatoid arthritis, then you are at greater risk for atherosclerosis
- The health of your teeth can play a factor in developing heart disease
For some, the information contained in this book will rock your world and make you rethink most of what you thought was true about the development of arterial plaque. Monteiro's alternative theory that this is really all about acidity in the body and that this leads to a chain reaction of events the increases LDL oxidation which makes atherosclerosis become a reality is absolutely plausible if not probable. And lest you think this book is just full of a bunch of opinions by a wayward voice, think again. Monteiro does an outstanding job of providing literally hundreds of excellent scientific references for you to do further research on each of his points.
This book should be required reading for every first-year medical school student so they can have a much broader focus on some of the true causes of atherosclerotic development that can lead to myocardial infarction. And here's the headline-making secret that you don't hear many people talking about--it's not necessarily about what your LDL or total cholesterol is! That's why statin medications are pretty much useless in preventing heart attacks from happening and why you need to read the ACIDITY THEORY OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS for an alternative viewpoint that just might be spot on. It's time we start rethinking what REALLY contributes to heart disease.
Author of "21 Life Lessons From Livin' La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew" (BookSurge 2009) Order Jimmy's book at Amazon.com