Kiersten Marek:

Veteran heart surgeon Dwight Lundell talks about inflammation as the key factor in heart disease — and how a high-processed-foods, high refined flour and sugar diet can contribute to the problem.

Originally posted on The Caudal Lure:

I strongly recommend reading this article written by a veteran heart surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell, M. D. who has 25 years experience having operated on 5000+ patients. Just to give you a taste here’s the intro:

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. 

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol. 

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted…

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2 responses

  1. it seems like inflammation is involved in a whole range of diseases. the answer– eat less, eat healthy, get exercise– is simple but not easy

  2. All the old timers in my family who rolled on into their 90’s(my mom just passed at 98)didn’t eat”healthy”,i.e.low fat,high fiber,organic,etc,but they never ate processed foods.Some of the stuff they ate was loaded with fat and salt,but it seemed to be direct from the ground or the slaughterhouse to the pot.My grandmother used chicken fat like it was margarine and she never had heart disease.

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