Tuesday, 25 October 2011

What Doctors' Say About Heart and other deseases:

Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake: By Dwight Lundell, MD

The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated. The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences. Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive stating medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before. Ultrasound image gallery may be checked by clicking here.

Natural therapy for opening the veins of the heart from:

Prof. Dr. S. Vikineswary
Biotech Division
Institute of Biological Sciences
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

For Heart Vein opening:

  1. Lemon juice - 01 cup
  2. Ginger juice - 01 cup.
  3. Garlic juice - 01 cup
  4. Apple vinegar - 01 cup

Mix all above and boil on low heat, approximately half hour, when it becomes 3 cups, take off stove and let it cool. After cooling, mix 3 cups of natural honey and keep it in bottle. Every morning before breakfast use one Table spoon regularly. Your blockage of Vein's will open. There is no need for angiography or Bypass surgery. This may be tried befor blockage reaches limit and demands surgery.

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 defence 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, and a condition occurs which is called chronic inflammation.
Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial. What thoughtful person would willfully expose him 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. Let me repeat that. The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.
What are the biggest 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. Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation. While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader has declared a 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.

How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?
Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works. When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat. 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. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator inflammation in their arteries.

Let's get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with mega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6's are essential –they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell — they must be in the correct balance with omega-3's. If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation. Today's mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That's a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today's food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.
To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer's disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated. There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils. There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them. One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use 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. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. 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.
The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers. 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. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

Dr. Devi Shetty
A chat with Dr. Devi Shetty (Heart Specialist), Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore: This was arranged by WIPRO for its employees.  The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone. Check site:
  1. Question: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?
a.  Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
b.  Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime
c.  Quit smoking
d.  Control weight
e.  Control blood pressure and sugar

  1. Question: Is eating non-vegetarian food (fish) good for the heart?
Answer: No

  1. Question: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Answer: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.
  1. Question: Are heart diseases hereditary?
Answer: Yes
  1. Question: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?
Answer: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.
  1. Question: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Answer: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints
  1. Question: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Answer: Mother Theresa, who was my patient.
  1. Question: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Answer: Extremely rare
  1. Question: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age
(I'm currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?
Answer: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.
  1. Question: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart?
Answer: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.
  1. Question: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?
Answer: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.
  1. Question: Can yoga prevent heart ailments?
Answer: Yoga helps.
  1. Question: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
Answer: Fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is oil.
  1. Question: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?
Answer: All oils are bad.
  1. Question: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?
Answer: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.
  1. Question: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?
Answer: Help the person into a sleeping position, place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.
  1. Question: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble?
Answer: Extremely difficult without ECG.
  1. Question: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.
Answer: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.
  1. Question: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy?
Answer: Yes.
  1. Question: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?
Answer: Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may not have a software engineer as a child
  1. Question: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart? What precautions would you recommend?
Answer: When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.
  1. Question: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short / long term)?
Answer: Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti- hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.
  1. Question: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?
Answer: No.
  1. Question: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
Answer: No.
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  1. Question: How would you define junk food? Click Here to know more:
Answer: Fried food like Kentucky, McDonalds, samosas, and even masala dosas.
  1. Question: You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?
Answer: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.
  1. Question: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
Answer: No.
  1. Question: Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see a lot of forwarded emails on this)?
Answer: Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.
  1. Question: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?
Answer: No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.
  1. Question: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise?
Answer: Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.
  1. Question: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?
Answer: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.
  1. Question: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?
Answer: Diet, exercise, drugs on time, Control cholesterol, BP, weight.
33.              Question: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers?
Answer: No.
  1. Question: What are the modern anti- hypertensive drugs?
Answer: There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.
  1. Question: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?
Answer: No.
  1. Question: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?
Answer: Nature protects women till the age of 45.
  1. Question: How can one keep the heart in a good condition?
Answer: Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkups if you are past the age of 30 for at least once in two years. 

Dr Mayuri Yadav's Observations

Brain Damaging Habits:
1.            No Breakfast: People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration
2.            Over eating: It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.
3.            Smoking: It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.
4.            High Sugar consumption: Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
5.            Air Pollution: The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our 20 body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in rain efficiency.
6.            Sleep Deprivation: Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells…
7.            Head covered while sleeping: Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.
8.            Working your brain during illness: Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.
9.            Lacking in stimulating thoughts: Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.
10.        Talking Rarely: Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain

Causes of Liver Damage:
1.            Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2.            Not urinating in the morning.
3.            Too much eating.
4.            Skipping breakfast.
5.            Consuming too much medication.
6.            Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7.            Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8.            Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
a.              Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to 'schedule.'

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