Can changing my diet late in life lower cholesterol and prolong life?

Yes, a study from the University of Maryland shows that 
eating a healthful diet after age 70 increases your chances of 
reaching 80 by 24 percent (Journal of the American Dietetic 
Association. February, 2011).  
         The study followed 2,582 people ages 70 to 79 for 10 years.  
They were categorized as 1) those who ate a healthful diet of mostly 
fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, whole grains, and nuts; 
2) those who ate high-fat (dairy and meat); and 3) those who ate a 
lot of sugar and flour (doughnuts, cakes, cookies, etc.)  Meat and 
cheese are rich sources of calories, saturated fat and cholesterol 
that increase risk for heart attacks and strokes.  Sugared drinks 
and foods made with sugar or flour raise blood sugar and are also 
sources of excess calories that increase risk for diabetes and 
heart attacks.  Compared to those who ate a healthful diet, the 
high-fat eaters were 40 percent more likely to die, and the 
high-sugar group was 37 percent more likely to die.

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Even the famous Framingham study now admits there is no association between dietary fat and heart disease. no benefit from a low fat diet in terms of heart disease or breast cancer.

 

Does the thought of a steak, bacon and eggs, or real milk make you cringe thinking you’re instantly clogging up your arteries?  How many times have you seen physicians and nutritionists write “artery clogging saturated fats”? For the last 40 years the dietary instructions from governments and other authoritative bodies have told us to avoid all animal fats.  (more…)

How to Lower Cholesterol and Arterial Plaque

The arteries are major blood vessels the heart uses to pump blood from the it to the rest of the body. Over time, arterial walls can become congested with a fatty substance known as plaque. When this happens to a severe point, the arteries may begin to harden and the blood flow can become compromised and ultimately result in a heart attack.  Mainstream medicine’s approach for treating plaque is to use drugs or surgery.  However, there are natural ways to prevent and remove plaque.

 

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Vitamin D – A Gene-Regulating Super Nutrient

one study with 2100 female twins showed that having adequate vitamin D extends life by five years

Patients with Parkinson’s were 55% more likely to be low in vitamin D.

Some of the newer colon cancer research finds that vitamin D turns on death signals in colon cancer cells and works synergistically with calcium to help prevent colon cancer cells from spreading.

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