Fat Is Not the Only Pathogen in Food
High cholesterol theories of vascular disease are too simple. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events are thought of, simplistically, as just one disease. We prefer a whole system's interactive model. The total impact of the food supply must be considered. The role of the immune system producing inflammatory events in arterial walls must be considered. Immune attacks may be caused and/or promoted by food proteins, by infections and by chemically altered lipids on arterial walls.
Some good questions to ask are:
What about the sugar content of foods?
What about food proteins triggering blood vessel inflammation?
What food factors increase clotting and increase the workload on the heart?
What dietary conditions predispose to arrhythmias?
What dietary factors are protective against ischemic damage to the heart and brain?
Other Arterial Pathogens include:
1.Excess Sugars: glucose, fructose and sorbitol
2. Food proteins acting as antigens > immune events
The mechanisms of arterial disease in diabetics appear to be multiple. A cascading series of adverse events follows the onset of high blood sugars and can only be controlled by complete, comprehensive diet and increased exercise. The problems of diabetics can be generalized somewhat to all people with arteriosclerosis and a prudent policy would be to reduce the sugars, sucrose and fructose in the diet. You should not add extra sugar to food. You never buy a bag of sugar, a bottle of syrup, a pot of honey, or a can of molasses.
Fat is Not the Only Cause of Arterial Disease
The Alpha Nutrition Program can be recommended, along with Alpha DMX, exercise and relaxation as a rational strategy of preventing and managing cardiovascular disease. The program is designed to reduce sodium, cholesterol, total fat, saturated fats, while increasing calcium, potassium, folic acid, omega 3 fatty acids and vegetable fiber. These are all desirable measures in the effort to prevent blood vessel diseases, heart attacks and strokes.
High Blood Pressure According to the Canadian Coalition for High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control, non-drug strategies should be the priority for hypertension control. Smoking cessation, low sodium, low fat diet, weight loss, exercise, reduced alcoholic beverage consumption, and increased calcium, magnesium and potassium intake are the important steps to avoid high blood pressure.
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