Heart disease is the leading cause of death in our society. The principal cause of heart disease is inflammation, which begins with the improper metabolism of long-chain fats due to consumption of trans fat and sugar. Elevated insulin and insufficient consumption of whole-food vegetables and antioxidant-based foods prevent the body from putting the fire out. I have noticed cholesterol is not the only factor in heart disease; elevated cholesterol is a body signal that an individual is inflamed, and dietary changes should be initiated.
Heart disease can be managed with an adequate supply of inflammation-reducing oil like high-lignan flax oil at one tablespoon a day per one hundred pounds. I also encourage a reduction of trans fat and sugar, which create “hot spots” in the blood vessels.