Dr. Scott’s Secret to Stopping Heart Disease
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
Let’s see the drug companies talk their way out of this one.
For years they’ve been pushing statin drugs, trying to convince us that cholesterol is the real culprit behind heart disease.
And that’s despite the fact that half the people who suffer heart attacks have normal cholesterol.
The “cholesterol myth” has been on the verge of collapsing for years… and now a new study may provide the final push.
Because it has proven (once again) what’s really causing the heart disease epidemic – and it has nothing to do with cholesterol.
It sure has taken a long time.
It was 20 years ago when a study discovered that inflammation in the body was an accurate risk factor for heart disease.
If you measured high inflammation in a patient, you could determine whether they were at risk for a heart attack or not.
Recently, a study called the JUPITER Trial found that reducing inflammation is the real key to reducing heart disease.
You’d think that would be the end of cholesterol-lowering drugs, but it is not.
Doctors still prescribe statins – because drug companies are now saying that statin drugs are anti-inflammatory (they are also saying that statins reduce cancer).
Statins are a billion-dollar business, and drug companies are looking for some way to keep people buying them.
But don’t believe the statin bull… there are far better ways to keep inflammation down than to reach for a drug that has so many side effects (muscle pain, liver damage, diabetes, etc).
Dr. Scott’s Inflammation and Heart Disease Program:
- Exercise: Exercise not only reduces inflammation, but is great for the heart (and the brain). You don’t have to be too crazy, just get out and move your body around some every day.
- Eat Colorful Foods: This means getting enough vegetables in your diet. If you can’t stand veggies, you can “cheat” by getting your veggies and other superfoods in a powered form. I take one every day by mixing it into yogurt and some berries.
- Avoid Vegetable Oils: Vegetable oils, especially trans fatty acids, are like setting off tiny bombs in your blood stream which increase inflammation.
- Fish Oil: One of the most powerful anti-inflammatories is fish oil. It works inside your body to keep inflammatory proteins low.
- Curcumin: This extract from turmeric is great at helping the body modulate inflammation. Unless you get a ton of this in your food, you should think about supplementing.
Hopefully statin drugs will end up in the dust heap of history as a bad idea that never worked.
Keep your heart healthy by taking a few supplements and changing your diet. Your future self will thank you.
Health and Happiness,
Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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