- June 11, 2011
- Posted by: Jonny Bowden
- Category: Nutrition
How to Make Yourself Sick (Slowly But Surely)
The following is adapted from an article by one of my favorite healers, Dr. David Williams. Dr. Williams’ print newsletter, Alternatives, is highly recommended.
If you want to clog your arteries with plaque, forget the cholesterol in your diet.
It won’t make any difference.
Here’s the quick and easy way to achieve that heart attack or stroke:
- Have at least one can of soda or fruit juice every day. One will do the job, but more is better. If it’s sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, it’s even more effective.
- Eat lots of grains, particularly wheat products such as “heart healthy” cereals every morning like they advertise on television.
- Eat a really low-fat diet. Eat the no-fat and low-fat foods that are high in carbohydrates instead.
- Don’t support your thyroid with iodine or supplements.
- Take only the recommended dosage of Vitamin D, 600 IU daily.
- Park yourself in front of the television instead of exercising.
- Don’t take a multi-vitamin/ mineral supplement.
(You can use these exact same recommendations to develop diabetes. And simply by taking diuretic or beta-blocker drug for your blood pressure, you can improve your odds of developing diabetes by a whopping 30%!)
Carbohydrates are the key factor associated with cardiovascular disease (and diabetes)—not cholesterol, and not fat! If you understand this and take the appropriate action, you can avoid the number-one killer in this country.
Excess carbohydrates are converted into triglycerides by the liver. Triglycerides don’t directly cause heart disease, but are a component in the creation of LDL cholesterol and VLDL cholesterol. Triglycerides also disrupt the structure and reduce the level of HDL, or beneficial form of cholesterol.
The quickest way to lower your triglycerides and your risk of cardiovascular disease is to decrease your carb intake, eliminate high-fructose corn syrup, cut out wheat from your diet, and start taking high doses of fish oil.
In this case it can take 5-6 grams of DHA/ EPA a day, so if your fish oil productgives you 750mg, you would need to take seven or eight a day. (It’s a good thing even a high-quality fish oil is relatively inexpensive.) You may already be getting some DHA and EPA from your multivitamin, and, of course if you’re consuming chia orflaxseed regularly that will reduce your need for additional fish oil capsules.
Dr. Jonny comments: I love this article because Dr. Williams really nails the real cause of obesity and diabetes—diets high in processed carbs and sugar. I also love that he takes a swipe at the ridiculously conservative recommendation of 600 IU of vitamin D a day (really!) and calls attention to the incredible value of fish oil in an overall program to reduce weight and lower triglycerides.
And of course I love the fact that Dr. Williams agrees that cholesterol in the diet is virtually meaningless and that carbohydrates are the key factor associated with cardiovascular disease.
Remember, the Diet Boot Camp program is a controlled carb eating plan that eliminates most of the dietary villains that Dr. Williams talks about. The Summer Diet Boot Camp Challenge begins July 5. To find out more, click here.