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U.S. Gov’t: “Cholesterol isn’t bad for us anymore!” Science replies “DUH! What took you so long?!?”

You know, science is a funny thing in that accepted science is always right…until it isn’t anymore.  And when the science on anything is widely accepted, governments and people put a high level of faith into it and make major changes in their lives to align themselves with what science says.

When science is right, that’s a great thing that saves lives!  Take cigarette smoking for Smoking is coolexample.  Until the science caught up with how bad cigarettes are for us, the majority of Americans smoked!  We smoked right next to our kids.  In the car with the windows shut.  At indoor restaurants.  Who remembers smoking on airplanes?!?  It really wasn’t that long ago when all of this was accepted.  And then science caught up.  And well, we all know what happened with that.  In that instance, science saved many lives!

 

But what about when science is widely accepted for many years…decades, even…and then we discover that the science was wrong.  Dead wrong!  Well, depending on the topic of discussion, the results can be absolutely devastating.

 

Let’s take heart disease for example. You may have heard about a scientist named Ancel Keys.  Keys was the father of the “lipid hypothesis”.  Keys conducted a study in the 1950’s that found a major correlation between the amount of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat eaten and heart disease.  His findings were heralded by the US government and scientists everywhere and he became the poster boy for healthy eating.

Keys’ scientific findings would go on to be the foundation of U.S. dietary guidelines for the next 6 decades.  The guidelines stipulated that to protect heart health and prevent heart attacks, we should drastically limit our dietary intake of cholesterol containing foods like eggs as well as foods that contain saturated fat like red meat and coconut oil.  The advice was to replace those otherwise very healthy foods with grains.  In fact, people today STILL fear cholesterol and saturated fat, AND believe that grains are good for heart health because of that study.

 

Ancel Keys - Responsible for MILLIONS of American deaths since the 1950's.

Ancel Keys – Responsible for MILLIONS of American deaths since the 1950’s.

Only one problem though: Keys was wrong.  DEAD WRONG.  And worse: His study was FRAUDULENT!  Yes, you read that correctly.  The US government based over 6 decades of dietary guidelines on a falsified study!

Keys initially studied 22 countries.  The problem was, when he included all 22 countries studied on his graph, the data failed to show any statistically significant correlation between saturated fat, cholesterol intake and heart attacks.  So Keys did what any good, honest and dedicated researcher would do: throw out the data that doesn’t match your hypothesis!

 

Take a moment to watch this short clip from the movie Fathead.  It perfectly explains how we became so phobic of cholesterol and saturated fat (and it’ll give you a chuckle!):

Yes, that’s correct.  Here is a graphic showing Keys’ data and the data that he left out of his study:

Keys' study originally included 22 countries but only the data from 6 countries supported his hypothesis.

Keys’ study originally included 22 countries but only the data from 6 countries supported his hypothesis.

As you can see, the data is really all over the place.  He lied.  He was a criminal!  Yet this man was unbelievably put in charge of American dietary guidelines that would shape the way this country eats for over 6 decades!  And what was the result?

Did these new dietary guidelines reduce heart attacks for Americans?  Nope!  In fact, according to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans.  1 in 4 deaths are caused by it.  about 600,000 people die of heart disease every single year.  That’s more than cancer, and certainly way more than any vaccine preventable diseases which are all the rage now.

What’s more, the last several decades of research have pointed to inflammation, NOT cholesterol and saturated fat, as the number one culprit of heart disease.  In fact, a 2009 study by scientists at UCLA revealed that:

 

 

“75 percent of patients hospitalized for a heart attack had cholesterol levels that would indicate they were not at high risk for a cardiovascular event, according to current national cholesterol guidelines.”
“Specifically, these patients had low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels that met current guidelines, and close to half had LDL levels classified in guidelines as optimal (less than 100 mg/dL).”

 

Wait…what?!?!  I thought LDL cholesterol was the culprit!?!  At least that’s what every cardiologist says.  How could legions of brilliant doctors not know this stuff?  What could possibly be the reason that this information is being suppressed and under-reported by the media?  I’ll leave that part to your imagination.

Fast forward to today, and the influential Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the group that provides the scientific basis for the “Dietary Guidelines” has recently stated “OUR BAD!  dietary cholesterol intake really isn’t bad for you!  OOPS!  Sorry for the millions of deaths caused by our piss-poor advice for the last 6 decades.”

The science behind this has been widely available for at least a decade now.  They just turned the other way and pounded the table to protect their egos and to not have to admit responsibility for killing millions of Americans with piss-poor health advice!

And the irony of it all…they STILL don’t fully have it right!  They are still saying saturated fat is dangerous.  It isn’t.  The science is out there guys.  It’s just not being acknowledged. ‪‎cholesterol and saturated fat‬ don’t cause heart disease!  Sugar‬ and excess carbohydrates do! Oxidized vegetable oils like soybean, canola, and cottonseed oil do!

For the last 60 plus years, our government and the medical community has pounded the table that “the science is irrefutable…cholesterol causes heart disease”. And now after millions of Americans have died based on that faulty science, they are finally saying “our bad…we might have been wrong”.

Dietary cholesterol at worst will account for no more than 25% of a persons total body cholesterol.  The rest is made in the liver.  

Cholesterol isn’t a villain. It’s
one of the most important substances in your body.  So important that your body produces its own and tightly regulates the levels.

How important is cholesterol?
  • Cell Membranes: It forms the lining of every cell in your body. The cell membrane.  Without it your cells wouldn’t even be able to talk to each other.
  • Sex Hormones: Circulating LDL cholesterol (yes the “bad” cholesterol) is responsible for producing Pregnenolone in the body.  “What is pregnenolone” you ask?  Only the master sex hormone.  Your body uses pregnenolone to make DHEA, testosterone and estrogen. Without it we cannot make sex hormones.  Take a guess what that means for someone who is taking statins to lower their LDL cholesterol? 
  • Repairs Cellular Damage: Cholesterol has many vital roles. Another one is to repair the damage that injury or wear and tear does to our cells.  Break a leg, you’ll get swelling in the area.  Your liver will send cholesterol (via LDL particles) to the area of injury to repair the cell damage.  Without it you would not heal!  
  • Vitamin D Synthesis: Cholesterol is needed by the body to produce Vitamin D.  You know, that really important nutrient that prevents cancer and heart disease?  

  • Digestion: Cholesterol is necessary for digestion and is needed in order to produce bile.

 

So, with that in mind, What do you think comes first:

A) cholesterol clogging your arteries?

Or

B) your arteries becoming inflamed and irritated?

The answer is b!  Your arteries become inflamed and less supple from generalized inflammation in your body.  This causes damage to the cells on the lining of the artery.  What is the body’s response?  Send cholesterol (carried by LDL particles) to the site of injury to repair the damaged cells! 

 

Are fires caused by firemen?  It sounds silly, but think about it.  Every time we see fires, we also see firemen.  That’s a correlation.  But is it correct to hypothesize that firemen cause fires from that correlation??  That is exactly what science did for the last 6 decades with cholesterol!

 

Think of the damage in your arteries as a 4-alarm fire and cholesterol as the firemen.  Cholesterol is there to put out the fire.  But the fire keeps raging.  So more and more firefighters with more and more fire trucks keep showing up to fight the good fight and save your life.   

The problem is that when you continue to live a lifestyle that is generally inflammatory to your body, the cholesterol cannot keep up with the chronic damage and the inflammation and never really leaves the artery.  So Cholesterol’s job is never done.  That is how and why cholesterol stays and eventually calcifies in your arteries.

Does that make sense?

So what does this all mean?

1) Cholesterol in and of itself is not the cause of heart disease!  It has been wrongly vilified.

2) Chronic inflammation in your arteries and chronic systemic bodily inflammation is a better predictor of cardiac risk.  Why?  Because take away the inflammation, and you take away the chronic damage to the lining of your arteries, hence you take away the need for cholesterol to stick around to repair damage.  It will just flow through your arteries and be carried back to your liver by HDL particles as it was brilliantly designed to do! 

3) Cholesterol is a poor indicator for your actual risk of cardiac event.

4) Inflammatory markers such as CRP and Homocysteine should be considered when evaluating your risk for heart disease or a cardiac event.  There is also evidence that an enzyme called “Lp-PLA2” is an excellent marker of inflammation inside the arteries (especially for women).  If your doctor recommends you take statin drugs based solely on your cholesterol levels and does not test for these inflammatory markers, you need to fire your doctor and find one who does!

By the way, speaking of statins, if you take them or if you know anyone who takes them, you need to read this study that was just released (not surprisingly without much fan-fare from the media despite it’s literally earth-shattering findings) in February of 2015.

The study found that statin drugs:

  • May be causative in coronary artery calcification (clogging your arteries!).
  • Can function as mitochondrial toxins that impair muscle function in the heart and blood vessels through the depletion of coenzyme Q10 and ‘heme A’.
  • Inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2 which protects arteries from calcification.
  • Inhibit the biosynthesis of selenium containing proteins, one of which is glutathione peroxidase, our bosies master antioxidant.  An impairment of selenoprotein biosynthesis may be a factor in congestive heart failure, reminiscent of the dilated cardiomyopathies seen with selenium deficiency. Thus, the epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis that plagues the modern world may paradoxically be aggravated by the pervasive use of statin drugs.

The study concludes that “current statin treatment guidelines be critically reevaluated.”

The next logical question would be “OK, so inflammation is the underlying cause of heart disease…but what causes inflammation?” 

The answer: every part of living a western lifestyle! Too much of any of the following will cause chronic inflammation in your body:

  • Lack of sleep.
  • Processed foods.
  • Sugar.
  • Omega 6 fatty acids
  • Vegetable oils (soy, canola, cottonseed, etc). They are very unstable and oxidize quickly. Easily one of the greatest sources of inflammation in the western diet hands down.
  • Prescription and OTC medication.
  • Chronic bacterial and viral infections.
  • Bacterial imbalances in your gut (this one is HUGE).
  • Malnutrition, maldigestion, malabsorption of nutrients.
  • Environmental pollutants (air, water, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemicals in household cleaning products, cosmetics, sunscreen, etc)
  • Emotional stress and a lack of coping mechanisms (this one is also HUGE).
  • Alcohol consumption and recreational drug use.  Actually, combining alcohol and Tylenol or any NSAID is a particularly deadly combo.  How many of us do that?  You get hammered and then take a Tylenol before bed to stave off a bad headache in the morning.



Literally every aspect of living a western lifestyle causes inflammation in our bodies.  Lowering your inflammation levels will keep you healthy.  That’s what I focus on with all of my clients. Changing their lifestyle from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory.

Inflammation is the precursor not just to heart disease but cancer and autoimmune disease as well.  There are genetic components, but like I tell my clients:

Genetics loads the gun, but environment is what pulls the trigger.

You may have a predisposition towards heart disease, cancer, or autoimmunity, but it only expresses itself when your lifestyle leads to the inflammation that causes that gene to express itself.  Think of your genes as a chain that has one or several weak links. The chain is not broken yet, just weak. If you apply pressure to that link it will break and render the chain useless.  But if you don’t apply pressure, the link will remain intact.  In your body, inflammation is what puts pressure on gene expression.   


And there you have it: epigenetics summed up in a few sentences.

Think of how many people you know that have died from heart failure.  All of this could have been prevented if not for the faulty science of the lipid hypothesis, and the government’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the changing science for the last few decades.  If this makes you angry, GOOD!  It should make you angry!

Please spread the word by sharing this article on your social media feeds and email it to your loved ones.  It’s not too late for many of us!

And, as always, I encourage you to comment below!

Thanks for reading!

PS – Click here to read an incredible article on cholesterol, its many important roles, and a breakdown of the various lipoproteins.

Rick Gold is the President & Founder of Gold Functional Wellness, Inc.  He works with clients locally in South Florida as well as worldwide.  Rick holds a certification in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and is well-versed in the concepts of functional medicine.  He specializes in identifying  and healing the underlying causes of malfunctions in the gut (i.e. leaky gut, SIBO, dysbiosis, acid reflux, IBS, and autoimmune conditions).

Rick used functional lab testing and intensive lifestyle changes to eliminate his health complaints and vastly improve his overall health.  After that, he knew that he had found his calling.  Rick acquired his FDN certification and now helps clients heal themselves in the same fashion with fantastic results.

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New study: “U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries”

US HealthcareHi folks –

An article in Forbes magazine caught my attention recently.  It was titled: 

“U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries”

The US spends more than any other country on healthcare, yet we consistently rank poorly in actual disease incidence and health outcomes compared to other developed nations.

Isn’t it time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture?  The way that conventional medicine and our current healthcare system approaches chronic illness simply does not work.  It never did. No amount of pharmaceutical pills, surgery, chemo, or radiation is going to fix a disease or condition that was caused by lifestyle.

It has been shown over and over scientifically that cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and autoimmune conditions are, often, preventable via lifestyle alteration.  Incidence of Diabetes, in particular, is growing at an astronomical rate.  If nothing is done to turn that ship around, diabetes alone is capable of completely bankrupting our healthcare system.

The only way to approach building this nation’s health back is to acknowledge the causes, and work on eliminating them:

1)    Our food supply: We eat highly processed, nutritionally dead, genetically modified, pesticide-ridden, antibiotic-contaminated, calorie-dense, hydrogenated oil-rich foods.

2)    Our stress levels: As a nation and individually, we are under intense and chronic amounts of emotional stress AND internal stress (see #1 and add heavy metals, bpa, phthalates, and the 80,000 other chemicals that have been introduced into circulation over the last 100 years and that are ubiquitous in every product in our homes).

3)    Our quantity and quality of sleep: We don’t sleep enough.  In fact, our society actually highly regards and rewards hard work at the cost of losing sleep.

4)    Our sedentary lifestyle: We don’t move enough.  Most of us work sedentary jobs and lead sedentary lifestyles

5)    Our lack of coping mechanisms for intense chronic stress: We do not put an onus on implementing daily meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or other techniques that help our bodies recover from the vast amounts of stress they are under.

As long as these 5 conditions persist, we will remain sickly, and no amount of money spent on pharmaceutical drugs will reverse that.

But here’s the cool thing: turning this ship around all starts with you (and me)!  The type of change that we need is a ‘grassroots’ sort of thing.   One person waking up at a time.  Enlightenment.  Sharing of knowledge and information so that people can start making smarter and more informed choices in every facet of their daily lives.  Every day we make literally hundreds of choices (some conscious and others we make automatically without thinking about it, like brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste), and each one of those choices either brings us closer to being healthy or closer to getting sick.  There is really no in-between.

In a capitalist society, there is only one type of vote that counts, and that is how you spend your money.

EVERY time you buy processed junk foods, high-sugar snacks, GMOs, chemical-laden cosmetics, tanning lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and household cleaning products, you are directly or indirectly voting with your dollars and telling the companies who make these products to keep poisoning you with them!

What do you think would happen to Dunkin’ Donuts if every American decided right now that they are not going to buy another chemical and sugar filled doughnut ever again?  Do you think they would keep selling those donuts?  Or do you think they would try to change their business model to sell products that the people want?  The same goes for all fast food chains like McDonald’s, KFC, Burger king, and grocery stores that fill their shelves with processed junk food.  Do you think they would keep selling those products if the public stopped buying them?

So here is how you can help start this health revolution:

1)    Get informed!  Subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already.  Subscribe to others like mine.

2)    Share posts like these with your friends and family.    People share jokes, funny videos, memes, and statuses about game of thrones at the drop of a hat, but for some reason, when it comes to stuff like this, there isn’t enough traction.  And that’s a shame, because social media is a VERY powerful tool for stuff like this!

3)    Vote with your dollars! STOP buying processed junk food.  Buy perishable foods.  Buy organic.  Buy grass-fed meats.  Buy wild-caught fish.  Stay away from GMOs.  Buy only organic cosmetics, lotions, shampoos, toothpaste, household cleaning products.  etc.

Remember, on an individual basis our actions might not move the needle.  But collectively, the power of the masses can literally move mountains!  Just look at the stuff that The Food Babe has been able to do!

That’s all for today, guys.  Stay tuned, because I am in the midst of compiling an intensive, comprehensive guide to everything probiotics and gut bacteria related!  I’ll let you know when that’s complete.

Thanks

Rick

 

Rick Gold, Functional Wellness, FDN Practitioner
Gold Functional Wellness, Inc.

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The key to vibrant health that modern medicine overlooks.

short history of medicineModern medicine has its strong points, especially when we consider how effectively it treats and heals acute, life-threatening injuries or conditions.  If you are badly injured in a car accident, having a heart attack, stroke or other acute symptoms of that nature, EMS, first responders and emergency room staff can literally be the difference between life and death for you.  They are a godsend!  Modern medicine is also adept at early diagnosis of chronic diseases such as CVD and cancer.  

But what does modern medicine do for us to help us build our health and stay healthy to avoid those chronic diseases and to live a long, happy and healthy life?  Let’s take a look at some statistics: 

As a nation, we are sicker than ever. We’re suffering from record levels of autoimmune disorders, cancer, heart disease, alzheimer’s, autism & digestive ailments like GERD & IBS:

 

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING, DESPITE ALL OF THE ADVANCES IN MODERN MEDICINE OVER THE LAST CENTURY? 

 

It is fair to say that if you go to a doctor for treatment these days you are going to experience one or a combination of the following 5 outcomes:

  1. A non-diagnosis – aka they have no clue what is wrong with you and it’s “likely in your head”.  
  2. A diagnosis and prescription drugs.
  3. A diagnosis and surgery.
  4. A diagnosis and chemo.
  5. A diagnosis and radiation.  

Pills, surgery, chemo, radiation.   That is the way modern medicine attacks our health issues today.  Agreed?

I’m not saying that this approach is ALWAYS bad.  sometimes pills are necessary.  Sometimes surgery is necessary (again, especially in acute emergency situations).  However, there are 2 problems with this method:

  1. None of those options seek to discover and eliminate the cause of your symptoms.  They only seek to squash the symptoms.  For instance, if you have chronic sinus infections you’ll be prescribed an antibiotic like augmentin.  It will kill the infection.  But does it find and eliminate the root cause of why your immune system is compromised?  Does it take your diet and lifestyle into account and find out what areas of your body are malfunctioning or out of balance, and create a lifestyle reboot of sorts to help restore balance and function?  Not even close.  Thus, you will just keep getting sicker and sicker as your body continues down the road of malfunction while only addressing symptoms and not the underlying cause.
  2. Pills, chemo, & radiation involve some of the most toxic substances we can put in our bodies.  From heavy metals to many pharmaceutical drugs and chemo/radiation, these toxins serve to further disrupt our bodies’ normal function while alleviating symptoms.  Surgery many times removes body parts that are necessary for optimal bodily function. 

Antibiotics, for instance, kill an infection, but also are known to cause increased intestinal permeability and gut dysbiosis, both of which are intimately connected with onset of autoimmune conditions.  It also leads to food sensitivities, as a widening of the tight junctures in the small intestine that are supposed to keep I digested food particles out of the blood stream are now letting them through.  What follows is an immune reaction and the creation of antibodies against those food particles.  So, kill the infection, destroy the lining of your small intestine, and cause food sensitivities.  Good trade-off?   I don’t think so…

The same goes for prescription AND OTC painkillersstatin drugs, antacids, and immune suppressing drugs.  They all have one key element in common:  They treat the symptoms and ignore the causes.

Symptoms don’t just appear out of nowhere.  Our bodies are brilliant organisms that do a terrific job of shifting and adapting to constant insults and assaults on their cellular function.  Over time, the burden of these chronic insults from diet, lack of sleep, stress, lack of exercise, and the thousands of chemicals, toxic metals, pesticides and preservatives take a toll on our bodies and impairs functionality at the cellular level.  It might take years of functional loss at this level before symptoms ever even appear.  

So, if you are one of those people proudly burning the candle at both ends and bragging to friends and family about how much you are able to take on and how productive you are on such little sleep and with intense stress levels (you know who you are), the message to you is: you are human, and it will catch up to you.  One day, one or more symptoms will smack you over the head like a sledgehammer and you’ll think “woah…what is this?  I am healthy!  One day I’m fine and the next day this?  What gives???”  That’s because your body was silently losing function at the cellular level for years before your symptoms appeared.  And that happened because you weren’t taking care of it properly.  

You had too many holes popping up in your ship and you finally ran out of material to plug the holes!  

 

Plugging leaksAnd now your ship is starting to sink.  Now here is the question:  Do you just need more plugs, or do you want to find out what is causing the holes and eliminate that?  Because the answer to that question is the ultimate determinant between vibrant health and simply surviving for the rest of your life on a cabinet full of pharmaceutical drugs or surgeries.  

This is the type of stuff that I work on with my clients: implementing a total paradigm shift in the way they view their health and especially their symptoms.  Symptoms are not just a nuisance that need to go away.  They are our bodies way of communicating to us that something is malfunctioning and needs our attention.  Once we start viewing symptoms in that way we start to ask “why?”   Why am I feeling this symptom?  What is my body trying to tell me?   And then we can begin our detective work and find the cause.  

And the cause usually has to do with poor diet, poor sleep, poor exercise habits, poor mechanisms or protocols to cope with external and internal stressors, and a lack of properly supporting bodily function through intelligent supplementation.  Unfortunately, this holistic view of the body and lifestyle as a major factor in disease prevention and building health is vastly overlooked by the conventional medical community.

If you are interested in building your overall health, restoring optimal function, energy and vitality to your body, this is where you need to start.  Change your perception of what health is and what symptoms are, and change your life!  

I hope this was helpful and if you have any further interest in this topic you can always fill out the contact form on my site OR schedule a FREE consultation with me.  

Thanks, 

Rick Gold, Functional Wellness, FDN Practitioner
Gold Functional Wellness, Inc.

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Heart disease, saturated fat, cholesterol & statin drugs!

heart disease

  • Do you think butter is bad for you?  How about coconut oil or other saturated fats?
  • Do you think margarine is better choice?
  • Do you think that cooking with vegetable oils like soybean oil, canola oil, or cottonseed oil are better for you than cooking with coconut oil or butter?
  • Do you think that cholesterol causes heart disease?
  • Do you believe that statin drugs prevent deaths from heart attacks?

I recently stumbled upon a 2-part exposé about heart disease, saturated fat, cholesterol, and statin drugs that is a must-watch for everyone.  This series interviews prominent cardiologists and scientists about what the science really says about these incredibly important issues that affct all of us, and it contains truth bomb after truth bomb.  The truth is starting to come out about heart disease, cholesterol, and statin drugs, and the reality is that, quite simply, we have been lied to for the last 40 years about the causes of heart disease, and the foods that are healthy and unhealthy to eat.

At first, when I saw that this television series aired on ABC, I thought “WOW…ABC aired this?  No way!  Impossible! Kudos to them!”…and I was right:  ABC did air this series…except not the ABC that we know here in the states that is dedicated to reporting trash just like every other news network.  This exposé was aired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, which has no affiliation with the American broadcasting company named ABC (are you surprised?  I’m not!).

Anyway, the program that ran this expose is called Catalyst.  For your convenience, I have embedded both of the 30-minute shows below.  Do yourself a favor and WATCH both in their entirety!  Then send this blog to every single person you know!  They are fantastic!   The link above to the Catalyst web page includes the full interviews with all the contributing expert witnesses.  I encourage you all to check that out as well.  As always, thanks for reading, and I encourage feedback and commentary in the section provided below!  Enjoy!

Rick Gold

Rick Gold, Functional Wellness Practitioner
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