Does A Fire Truck Cause The Fire?

In my last video blog (vlog), about how to grocery shop, I mentioned that saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease, the number one killer in the USA.  I quipped that saturated fat isn’t bad for us, and that inflammation is the primary cause of heart disease.  Even though my video wasn’t meant to be a lecture on nutrition, I got quite a few questions about that statement.  Apparently, there are a lot of people who have never heard this, and are a bit skeptical.  How can you blame them?  Since the late 1950’s we have been taught, by the scientific and medical industry, that cholesterol and saturated fat are artery clogging.  Mainstream media continues to this day to perpetuate this myth.  Well, just because there is cholesterol at the scene of the crime in “clogged arteries”, doesn’t mean it caused the damage.  That is like saying because a fire truck shows up at a fire it caused the fire.  It is simply not true.

If you find it hard to believe, coming from little ole Health Coach Penny, then read this article with Dr. Dwight Lundell, M.D.  He has 25 years experience as a heart surgeon, and has performed over 5000 open heart surgeries.  He is bravely setting out to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.  Below is a clip from one of my favorite movies, Fathead, that helps to explain how this big fat lie got it’s start.

For those of you out there in cyberspace who are still not convinced that it is okay to eat butter, lard, tallow, and cheese, that is okay.  You are in the majority.  Alongside the majority of Americans that are eating low fat, highly processed foods that are causing a rampant epidemic of heart disease, diabetes and obesity in this country.  All of which can be controlled with a low inflammatory diet.  What type of diet reduces inflammation?  Eating food that is REAL.  What is REAL food?  Check out my video that explains it to a 4th grade class.  Are you smarter than a 4th grader?