According to new research, up to 80% of those suffering chronic heart failure also experience cognitive impairments such as memory loss, slower reaction time and lessened attention and concentration.
But according to Andréa Hammond, this figure should be 100%. Here’s why…
There is no way damage to such a critical organ isn’t going to spread damage to the brain. Or that whatever caused the heart disease didn’t also caused brain damage.
Our body parts do not work in isolation as standard medical doctrine implies. Each part:
- Is made up of all the same basic material. Just like all the workers in a factory are human, but each performs different jobs within different departments.
- Utilizes the same various nutrients found in food to perform each of its individualized functions. Calcium, for instance, is useful for every part, not just your bones.
- Communicates with each other 24/7/365. And the stronger the communication, the better the health outcome.
How possibly can matters of the heart, or any other organ, be disconnected from matters of the brain? If you have a weak heart, you can bet that your brain is weakened too, and vice versa.
That said, let’s draw some conclusion about heart health and where many dieticians go wrong…
The brain is 80% fat, so WE NEED TO EAT FAT in order to optimize our neural integrity. Just like the brain, the heart depends on dietary fat, too. We can all now agree that Omega 3’s, extra virgin olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds are great. But stupid dieticians tell you cholesterol and saturated fats are harmful.
Don’t fall for it. Saturated fats and cholesterol are essential for the health of every organ and cell in your body. In fact, saturated fat:
- Is the preferred source of fuel for the heart.
- Gives structure and stability to our cell walls. It does not make cell walls excessively rigid as many claim.
- Delivers calcium into the bones rather than depositing on the joints and soft tissue. Choose FULL FAT dairy!!
- Helps the tissue retain Omega 3’s.
Cholesterol in your food does not raise your bad cholesterol levels, clog your arteries or make you fat. In contrast, cholesterol:
- Produces the bile used to break down fats.
- Carries essential fat-soluble vitamins A, D3, E and K2 – critical for health, and yet are highly deficient in modern people.
- Aids the function of serotonin receptors – that “feel-good” neurotransmitter.
- Regulates hormones so that accurate information can be communicated between cells.
- Builds the intestinal wall to prevent leaky gut syndrome and other digestive distress.
- Protects us from the free radical damage that leads to heart disease.
The low-saturated fat argument doesn’t even make sense! Our ancestors ate a LOT of saturated fat, and yet heart disease has only been a real issue for the past century. Do not confuse the quality fats humans have consumed from our beginning with the damaged fats abundant in the Standard American Diet.
Trans and hydrogenated fats – in addition to fats that have gone rancid from exposure to oxygen and heat – are bad, bad, bad. Margarine and deep-fried foods have the opposite effect of quality fats. Other culprits for heart disease are a lack of essential nutrients, contaminated and adulterated “foods” and an addiction to sugar that enables fat storage.
Many “experts” draw the conclusion that saturated fat and cholesterol is created by the body in the liver, and is thus unnecessary to eat. However, the liver is busy processing fructose, alcohol, medications and all the countless toxins we consume every day. With all the work on its plate, do you think the liver does a stellar job of synthesizing cholesterol and saturated fat? We need it in our diet, and some people need more of it than others.
I can go on and on about fat, but for now make it your policy to run away from anyone that blindly instructs you to reduce your saturated fat and cholesterol intake. These “specialists” of nutrition and medicine are brainwashed by bad science and oblivious to how humans truly function. They give the rest of us a bad name (e.g., “Forks Over Knives”).
More later on this atrocious documentary, the extreme dangers of a low-fat diet and how to develop a good relationship with fat.