The Healthy Heart Summit (ONLINE and FREE) July 13-20, 2015
Dr. Steven Masley created The Healthy Heart Summit to address the great deal of misinformation that exists on lifestyle and heart disease – far too many myths are still believed.
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for men and women. Yet, it is often addressed with stents and bypass surgeries that only treat the symptoms, not the causes. It’s time to dispel the myths and misinformation about the causes of heart disease, and learn how to give you and your family a long, healthy life together.
Here are some snippets from Dr. Masley’s interview with Jonny Bowden, known as The Nutritional Myth Buster, and author of The Great Cholesterol Myth
- So from a pure weight loss point of view, it doesn’t matter if you eat your meat at McDonald’s or if you eat it from grass-fed Kobe beef from wherever. It probably is a wash in terms of weight loss, maybe not in terms of inflammation. But if you want the health benefits and the weight-loss benefits, then you’ve got to go to what we call smart fats, which are fats that actually support your metabolism, help balance your hormones, creates satiety, and do all the wonderful things that fats do without any of the bad things that what we call mean fat or unclean fat.
- Smart fats would include the monounsaturated fats that we see so prevalent in the Mediterranean diet. And that would come from olive oil, macadamia nut oil, a couple of the other nut oils, oleic acid. That’s the monounsaturated fat. That’s a good fat.
- Omega-3s, obviously, particularly the ones from fish oil, the DHA and EPA, the long-chain fatty acids have myriad of health benefits on the brain and on visual acuity and on attention and behavior and all kinds of depression (and anxiety). Those are smart fats.
- All the recent studies have shown no harm from saturated fat. They’re neutral. For years, we’ve been villainizing them. And all the recent data would say that saturated fat from animal protein, from dairy, from these plant sources (like coconut), it’s harmless.
- We now know that there are about 4 or 5 kinds of HDL and about 4 or 5 kinds of LDL. And they don’t all behave the same. And it’s not really 100 percent accurate to say that all HDL is good. Most of it is. But there’s a couple that may be a little inflammatory and some that are less good than others.
- There’s a very big distinction between what’s known as LDL-A particles and LDL-B. Now, if you look at LDL-A particles under the microscope, they look like a big cotton ball. And they do just about as much damage. They’re just pretty innocuous. They’re not necessarily beneficial. But they don’t do any harm. It’s like a tennis ball thrown at you. It’s not going to do any harm. The others are like golf balls. And they’re very nasty inflamed oxidized particles. And they can cause damage. Now, the newer more modern tests (advanced lipid profile) looks at these particles.
- Stress can cause a heart attack all by itself. We talk about voodoo death and Walter Cannon, the psychologist in the 20s who first discovered this phenomenon. You can die from fear. Your arteries are clear. But stress really can promote heart disease. It can even cause heart disease. So these are things that we don’t tend to look at nearly as much. And instead, we’re obsessively focused on this molecule of cholesterol, which is pretty harmless and very important for the brain and for the heart and for everything else in the body.
So yes, stress and anxiety play a big role in heart disease and this is the topic of my interview: Anxiety/Stress, Depression and Heart Disease
Tune in to hear Jonny Bowden, my anxiety interview and these speakers (and many more):
- Steven Masley, MD, FAHA, FAAFP, FACN, CNS – The Optimal Evaluation for Your Heart
- Brenda Watson, CNC – A Healthy Gut for a Healthy Heart
- Anna Cabeca, DO – Sexual Function and Your Heart
- Mark Hyman, MD – Diabesity and Heart Disease
- David Perlmutter, MD – How Heart Health Impacts Your Brain
- William Davis, MD – The Impact of Wheat on Heart Disease and Health
- Susan Albers, PsyD – Mindful Eating for Your Heart
- Josh Axe, DC, CNS – The Best Food and Activity for Your Heart
Register at the following link for the Healthy Heart Summit: