Hearts Don’t Attack But?
We have a medical paradigm that says that heart attacks are caused when arteries get clogged; therefore, the answer is surgery to clear the blockages… And that’s wrong.
“Whenever facts contradict theory, the quickest solution is to ignore the facts.” Don Winfield Journals
This next presentation points out that over 50% of “heart attacks” do not exhibit the conditions necessary to substantiate the theory. The video is short and does include some technical language. You’ll get the idea if you just watch it to the end.
If we hold onto theories that ignore facts, we are unlikely to make helpful conclusions that maximize health.
I knew the statistics on the lack of value of heart bypass and stents. I accepted the theory but thought trying to alter a problem occurring in miles of arteries and veins by changing an inch here and an inch there was doomed to failure.
But I didn’t really question that the blockages were not the source of heart attacks.
Watch this and read the article to open your mind to newer and better viewpoints.
By Thomas S. Cowan, MD
In a previous article in this journal (“What Causes Heart Attacks,” Fall 2007), I presented the case that the spectrum of heart disease, which includes angina, unstable angina, and myocardial infarction (heart attack), is better understood from the perspective of events happening in the myocardium (heart) as opposed to events happening in the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply the heart).
As we all know, the conventional view holds that the central event of heart disease occurs in the arteries, with the buildup of blockage called plaque.
In this follow-up article I will go into more detail about the conventional theory and why it is largely misleading; then I will describe the precise and well documented events that do lead to MIs (myocardial infarctions or heart attacks).
This understanding is crucial since during the last fifty years, the pursuit of the coronary artery theory has cost this nation billions of dollars in unnecessary surgical costs, billions in medications that cause as much harm as allow for any positive benefits, and, most seriously, has led many to adopt a low-fat diet, which only worsens the problem.
Newer twists on this theory only serve to further obscure the real cause. In contrast, by understanding the real patho-physiological events behind the evolution of MIs, we will be led to a proper nourishing traditional style of eating, the use of the safe and inexpensive heart tonic called g-strophanthin.
Most importantly, we will be forced to look at how heart disease is a true manifestation of the stresses of modern civilized life on the core of the human being.
To overcome the epidemic of heart disease, we literally need a new medical paradigm, a new economic system, a new ecological consciousness; in short, a new way of life. The coronary theory misses all of this,
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