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"Depression significantly increases the risk of heart disease. Among other effects, it actually triples the disease-producing effect of smoking. • Lack of a social support network fuels atherosclerosis. Little or no support after a heart attack translates into a three- to four-time greater risk of premature death than if patients are surrounded by friends and family. Modern medicine has explained many of the physiological relationships of the mind/body connection."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse heart disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"According to an illuminating 1997 study from Japan, an unparalleled rise in heart disease, depression, allergies, and autoimmune conditions has taken place since Western-type food, high in omega-6s, has become popular. Experts say that the overall ratio of omega-6s to omega-3 s in today's Western diet ranges from 20 or 30 to 1 instead of an evolutionary ratio of 1 or 2 to 1. This dietary shift has created an alarming imbalance that researchers believe may contribute to inflammation, blood clot formation, and blood vessel constriction."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse heart disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"By now, most everyone is generally aware that what you eat has something to do with whether or not you will develop heart disease. Back when my study began, this wasn't at all established. But also out of a personal sense of threat—everyone in my family had died early—I had begun looking for some alternative fate and had come up with the idea of low-fat, plant-based nutrition. On the West Coast, as it happened, my friend Dr. Dean Ornish was starting down the same path at the same time. There we were, on opposite sides of the continent, not knowing nor having heard of each other at the time."
- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Get the book.)

"He had no family history of heart disease, was not overweight or diabetic, and did not have high blood pressure or a bad cholesterol count. In short, he was not the usual candidate for a heart attack. Nonetheless, he had been struck—and struck hard. In this book, I tell Joe Crowe's story, along with those of many other patients I have treated over the past twenty years. My subject is coronary artery disease, its cause, and the revolutionary treatment, available to all, that can abolish it and that has saved Joe Crowe and many others."

- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Get the book.)

"Reforming the way you eat will end the heart disease. Here are the rules of my program in their simplest form: • You may not eat anything with a mother or a face (no meat, poultry, or fish). • You cannot eat dairy products. • You must not consume oil of any kind—not a drop. (Yes, you devotees of the Mediterranean Diet, that includes olive oil, as I'll explain in Chapter 10.) • Generally, you cannot eat nuts or avocados. You can eat a wonderful variety of delicious, nutrient-dense foods: • All vegetables except avocado."

- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Get the book.)

"First, there was the compelling fact that in nations where blood levels of cholesterol were customarily below 150 mg/dL, coronary artery disease was rare, while in places where the levels were higher, so was the incidence of heart disease. In addition, the earliest scientific studies—which have been consistently confirmed by the most recent research—showed that a diet high in fat and cholesterol causes coronary artery disease in animals and humans."

- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Get the book.)

"While the increase in CHD has been attributed to the nation's gluttony, the subsequent fall in heart disease mortality was, allegedly, a direct result of public awareness campaigns which steered people away from saturated fats and towards 'healthy' low-fat foods. These promotional efforts lowered the population's blood cholesterol and blood pressure levels, reduced the rate of smoking, and provided a shining example of how both government and private health agencies could work together in harmony and save millions of lives in the process. That is the official version of events."
- Anthony Colpo, The Great Cholesterol Con: Why Everything You've been Told About Cholesterol, Diet and heart disease is Wrong (Get the book.)

"We know that the 1968 peak for CHD mortality is simply an artifact of changing diagnostic criteria; that when the maximum possible number of deaths were finally being placed into this category, its trajectory instantly fell into line with that of overall heart disease mortality. We therefore have every reason to believe that the historical age-adjusted peak for CHD occurred, not in 1968, but somewhere around 1950. As such, the true decline in CHD appears to have begun over a decade before the health establishment launched its campaign against saturated fat and cholesterol!"

- Anthony Colpo, The Great Cholesterol Con: Why Everything You've been Told About Cholesterol, Diet and heart disease is Wrong (Get the book.)

"In 1996, a high-ranking member of the health orthodoxy revealed at an annual gathering of his colleagues that deaths from heart disease had not dropped nearly as much as officials had claimed and that the prevalence of the disease may actually be increasing. So why the erroneous assertions about an establishment-led drop in CHD? "Our philosophy was that to get more money from politicians, we had to show that good things were happening". The individual responsible for these words, quoted in a 1996 edition of the Wall Street Journal, was none other than Jan L."

- Anthony Colpo, The Great Cholesterol Con: Why Everything You've been Told About Cholesterol, Diet and heart disease is Wrong (Get the book.)

"Currently the "official" target level for total cholesterol is 200 mg/dl or less and 40 mg/dl or higher for HDL. If you consider all the research and just look at cardiovascular mortality in men, the lower the cholesterol level the better. The higher the worse. But not in women. In women, cholesterol is less predictive of cardiac death. Moreover, when you look at all other causes of death, people with higher cholesterol have less cancer, respiratory failure, automobile accidents, and suicides. Accidents and suicides? The connection: you need cholesterol to make brain cells."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse heart disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Stable plaque can cause symptoms if the heart weakens due to chronic oxygen deficiency or if the artery is so narrow that it becomes completely blocked. Surprisingly, this dynamic is responsible for relatively few heart attacks. Many people with plaque-ridden arteries live well into their eighties and nineties—as long as the plaque is stable. Often, with slowly closing arteries, the body forms natural bypasses. Heart failure occurs if the heart cannot pump sufficient amounts of blood to the rest of the body."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse heart disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Although the study group represents a broad cross section of people from a variety of lifestyles, the discovery that the participants' belief played a role in their risk for heart disease was surprising to the researchers. Of the many statistics drawn from the study, correlations showed that women who believed they were prone to heart disease were nearly four times as likely to die as those with similar risk factors who didn't hold this belief."
- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

"Clearly, the consumption of refined carbohydrates is a major causative factor of heart disease, which is one of the leading killers in the United States and other modern societies. But the dangers of refined carbohydrates don't stop there... Carbohydrates and mental disorders "Numerous studies of depressed individuals have shown a high occurrence of hypoglycemia. Because depression is one of the most frequent causes of anxiety, this provides a link between hypoglycemia and feelings of stress."
- Mike Adams, Grocery Warning: How to recognize and avoid the groceries that cause cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other common diseases (Get the book.)

"To add insult to injury, the type of fat that your body manufactures is saturated fat, specifically a type of fatty acid called palmitic acid that is linked with an increased risk of heart disease. The book goes on to quote a study conducted at Rockefeller University in which researchers monitored the internal fat production of participants who were either fed a low-fat or a high-fat diet. Those participants fed a low-fat diet (10 percent of calories) were manufacturing saturated fats in their own bodies! Those eating a moderate fat diet (40 percent of calories) manufactured little or no fat."

- Mike Adams, Grocery Warning: How to recognize and avoid the groceries that cause cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other common diseases (Get the book.)

"She downplays the link between a high fat diet and heart disease, while receiving funding from Oscar Mayer, Frito Lay and Land O'Lakes. She defends saccharin and receives money from Coca-Cola, Pepsi, NutraSweet and the National Soft Drink Association. John Stauber, Toxic Sludge Is Good For You Despite all the spin efforts, it is generally recognized that soft drinks are unhealthy and certainly not "wholesome beverages" as claimed by soft drink makers."

- Mike Adams, Grocery Warning: How to recognize and avoid the groceries that cause cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other common diseases (Get the book.)

"In men with a history of heart disease, DHEA-S levels were significantly lower than in those with no history of heart disease. Furthermore, among men with healthy hearts, those who had low levels of DHEA were 3-3 times more likely to die of heart disease during the next twelve years than were those with normal DHEA levels. Administering DHEA has also been shown to lower serum LDL-cholesterol, the "bad" form of cholesterol, which is associated with heart disease.3 These results raise the possibility that in individuals with low DHEA levels supplementing with DHEA may help prevent heart disease."
- Alan Gaby, Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis: What You Can Do About Bone Loss (Get the book.)

"When the results of all these studies were pooled together, the researchers found that subjects with symptoms of depression were two-thirds more likely to develop CHD(49). Another recent pooled analysis, incorporating data from 35,0000 study participants, found a fifty percent increased risk of fatal or non-fatal heart attacks in those who had depressed mood. Among those who suffered from more severe depression, the likelihood of heart attack was increased 2.7-fold(50)."
- Anthony Colpo, The Great Cholesterol Con: Why Everything You've been Told About Cholesterol, Diet and heart disease is Wrong (Get the book.)

"Fifty-eight percent of all deaths are directly or indirectly related to cardiovascular disease, as 2,500 people die of heart disease each day or one every thirty-five seconds. Health care related to heart disease costs Americans 403 billion dollars a year with one in every three persons having some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association's 2006 statistics. Two-thirds of all men and women who die suddenly of a heart attack had no previous symptoms, and 65 million people have high blood pressure that is due to unknown causes in 95 percent of cases."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"Incorporate regular exercise into your life to help reduce body fat and the associated increased risk of heart disease and other complications from being overweight. ?Take the steps necessary to correct high blood pressure, low HDL levels, and high triglyceride levels. In the second part of this book, we provide you with innovative, easy-to-follow nutritional information and recipes, exercise guidelines, and the latest information on how to incorporate nutritional supplements into your prevention or treatment program to optimize your metabolic health."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"With the exception of misused medicines and misdiagnosed conditions, the greatest killer of adults over the age of 65 is heart disease. I find this statistic fascinating because of the work that our hearts are built to do and how well they do it. The average human heart beats approximately 100,000 times daily—equaling more than 35 million times a year—and pumps six quarts of blood through approximately 12,000 miles of arteries, vessels, and capillaries every 24 hours."
- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

"Of the many statistics drawn from the study, correlations showed that women who believed they were prone to heart disease were nearly four times as likely to die as those with similar risk factors who didn't hold this belief.15 While medical science may not fully understand why the effect exists, it's clear beyond any reasonable doubt that there is a compelling link between what we believe about our bodies and the quality of life and healing that actually occurs. But does the effect stop there? Does the power of our belief end at the boundary defined by our bodies, or does it go further?"

- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

"CDC research shows that people with arthritis and chronic pain have a higher incidence of obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and smoking. This suggests that there may be common links to all these diseases. Research suggests that those common links are vitamin D deficiency and dietary imbalance. Today many patients with pain in multiple locations are diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia (FMS) is likely an affective disorder, belonging to a family of diseases referred to by Harvard psychiatrists as affective spectrum disorder (ASD)."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Mobilization of bone and muscle as buffers These lead to the metabolic syndrome, which carries an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Why You Need Magnesium, Too If you don't have enough magnesium to jump-start your bodily functions, you won't be able to produce the activated form of vitamin D and energize it to do its business of gene regulation. Lacking the proper amount of magnesium, you may become resistant to vitamin D. Magnesium is so important that without it, we would cease to exist."

- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"This difference is a major reason for African Americans' higher incidence of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, gout, heart disease, systemic lupus, and cancer. You may be thinking, I just need to take this book to my doctor and ask for a prescription to move to Florida or Southern California so I can get enough sunshine. That's not the solution, and here's why: you have to live a lifestyle that lets you get outside to soak up sunlight. If your lifestyle doesn't allow that, you could live in Hawaii and be D-deficient."

- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Olive oil does not lower LDL cholesterol, a potential indicator for heart disease. However, the studies have produced some confusion, as people substitute olive oil for their intake of saturated fats and trans fats, and see the LDL going downward. The point is that it is not the addition of olive oil, but the removal of harmful fats from the diet, that has decreased harmful LDL cholesterol. Given the preponderance of evidence from these studies, we cannot say that olive oil is heart healthy."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"We understand that overweight is a risk factor for heart disease in adults, but the situation is more ominous still. Autopsy data from the conflicts in Korea94 and Vietnam,95 the Bogalusa study,96 and the PDAY Study97 all testify to the ubiquitous nature of the disease in young Americans. The 1992 Bogalusa Heart Study examined autopsies performed on children killed in accidental deaths. Researchers found the initial stages of atherosclerosis in the form of fatty plaques and streaks in most children and teenagers.98 DIET AND TYPE-2 DIABETES PREVENTION AND REVERSAL FOR CHILDREN Research by Dr."

- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"The purpose of the research was to follow a cross section of people over a long period of time to identify the then-unknown factors of heart disease. In 1971 the program initiated a second study based on the children of the original group, and the research has now begun to recruit a third group, composed of the grandchildren of the original subjects. Every two years, the participants are evaluated for the risk factors that have been identified throughout the study."
- Gregg Braden, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits (Get the book.)

"RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH INSULIN RESISTANCE The risks associated with insulin resistance are considerable and include diabetes, heart disease, stroke, polycystic ovary syndrome, fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatosis (fatty inflammation of the liver), and sleep apnea. The risk of developing these conditions can be significantly reduced if you take the steps outlined in part II of this book. Compared with people who do not have insulin resistance, people with this problem are exposed to increased cardiovascular risk."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Salt Most people know that excess sodium can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of hypertension and heart disease. Few people realize that too much salt brings another risk: the loss of large amounts of calcium from the bone. The more salt you eat, the more calcium you excrete. It is recommended that daily sodium intake not exceed one teaspoon or 2,000 mg. Watch out for hidden offenders: condiments and dressings, processed and canned foods, cheese, hot dogs, cured meats, and pizza. Caffeine Coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol all react in the body to produce bone porosity."
- Linda Ojeda, Menopause Without Medicine: The Trusted Women's Resource with the Latest Information on HRT, Breast Cancer, heart disease and Natural Estrogens (Get the book.)

"Eating low-nutrient calories is not only linked to being overweight and becoming diabetic, but it is also a chief cause of heart disease and cancer. Total Fat 12g 18% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Trans Fat 3g Cholesterol 30g 10% Sodium 470mg 20 /o The nutrients listed first are the ones Americans generally eat in excess amounts. Eating processed food can give us extra saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, but a serious problem in processed food can also be the trans fat or hydrogenated oils. Ignore the percentage recommendations because they are overly permissive."
- Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Eat For Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 book set) (Get the book.)

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