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August 9, 2017 11:21 am  #31


Re: What causes heart disease?

Sylvia, since you are a nurse, you will REALLY enjoy reading this article, as it covers a couple of very important topics. Actually, they're topics that should interest everyone, but not everyone cares to learn the truth. Dr. Kendrick really brings it home.

Read it word for word. There is an astounding line of logic here.

Heart disease Part 30.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/06/06/what-causes-heart-disease-part-xxx/

 


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August 9, 2017 11:23 am  #32


Re: What causes heart disease?


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August 9, 2017 11:47 am  #33


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here's part 32.

OMG! This draws a very substantial conclusion that most people would never think to associate with heart disease. Interesting reading!


The sympathetic part of the autonomic system does such things as, speeding up the heart rate, constricting the bladder, redirecting blood to the muscles. Also stimulating the release of stress hormones, such as cortisol, to increase blood clotting and raise blood sugar levels – all good things in preparation for a fight.

I figured, along with many others, that if the fight or flight response was chronically activated, this would have severe and potentially damaging effects on the body. A chronic ‘dysfunctional stress response’ if you like. It appeared that much of the damage caused by a dysfunctional stress response centred around the stress hormone cortisol.

This idea was further strengthened by the looking at Cushing’s disease, a condition whereby the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol – for various reasons. People with Cushing’s disease have a spectrum of biochemical and physiological abnormalities, from raised blood pressure to severe insulin resistance, raised blood clotting factors, and suchlike.

Those with Cushing’s almost always develop the metabolic syndrome, and often frank type II diabetes. They have a vastly increased risk of dying of CVD. Around 600% (relative increase in risk).





https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/07/12/what-causes-heart-disease-part-thirty-two-xxxii/



 


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August 9, 2017 12:01 pm  #34


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Here is part 33.

I'm a bit confused on this one.  I can't figure out if he's saying LDL is or isn't important in the long run, and I can't tell if he's saying viagra is actually a good thing??  WHy not just use beets, beet powder, beet juice or some form of beets daily to utilize nitric oxide?

Ah well, hopefully he'll answer those questions as other people start to post in the comment section.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/07/29/what-causes-heart-disease-part-xxxiii/


 


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August 9, 2017 12:03 pm  #35


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here is part 34.  This is the best explanation I've seen in a long time for why the cholesterol *story* of the past 40 years is a complete and utter myth.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/08/09/what-causes-heart-disease-part-xxxiv-part-thirty-four/

 


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August 19, 2017 9:56 am  #36


Re: What causes heart disease?


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September 6, 2017 2:23 pm  #37


Re: What causes heart disease?


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September 16, 2017 8:14 am  #38


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here's part 37.  Athero, arterio - - ikes, it's all so confusing since they are quite similar in some ways. 

Thus, with EPCs, you have the entire repair and clearance system all in one package. Some of the EPCs that arrive on the scene, form the new endothelial layer. The rest turn into monocytes, then macrophages, which clear away the remnant blood clot.

This process of repair and clearance is what I call ‘healing’. Others choose to call it inflammation, and claim it is the underlying cause of CVD. Good for them. I suspect it may not be a fertile route to travel down.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/09/16/what-causes-heart-disease-part-xxxvii-part-thirty-seven/

 


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October 9, 2017 1:18 pm  #39


Re: What causes heart disease?


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October 9, 2017 1:22 pm  #40


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October 27, 2017 8:45 am  #41


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Here is part 40!

I'm glad he decided to take another look at Cushing's and also at lifestyle.  However, the way this article ends leaves a lot to be desired.  I hope he actually finishes this, at some point.  I don't like being left up-in-the-air, so to speak.  What if you hate your family?  Sometimes it creates more problems to be around family, no?  It does for me (except my kids and their kids!).  Otherwise, besides my one living brother, the rest of my family can go to hell in a handbasket.  No mention in his article about sparring families!

Nevertheless, this is quite interesting because it veers off in several directions (I liked the part about how the Scots live - interesting!). 

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/10/27/what-causes-heart-disease-part-xl-part-forty/

 


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November 13, 2017 9:33 am  #42


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Here's part 41.  Hmmm, interesting stuff.  We know a LOT of people who have stents and think they are the greatest thing since sliced bread.  I would always question such logic and NEVER let fear get in the way of your own good common sense.

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QUOTE FROM ARTICLE:

"Many years ago, Bernard Lown had precisely the same issue with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). Another massively lucrative intervention which rapidly became the operation – based on no evidence whatsoever.

It was such an obviously brilliant idea that to question it was to defy ‘common sense.’ You have a blockage in an artery, bypass it with a graft.’

One thing that you find about good science is that it is usually very far removed from ‘pure common sense.’ It is counterintuitive. It is counterintuitive because it challenges established thinking a.k.a. prejudices. As Einstein had to say. ‘Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before age eighteen.’ He also said that ‘It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.’

If you want a really good read, I recommend Bernard Lown [he is my hero]. He was the first to challenge the orthodoxy that CABG was an unquestioned good. For which he was of course, roundly attacked. His essay on this can be read here4. I include a particularly poignant section by Bernard Lown discussing CABG:‘One might wonder why patients acquiesced to undergoing a painful and life-threatening procedure without the certainty of improving their life expectancy. I have long puzzled at such acquiescence. Surprisingly, patients not only agreed to the recommended intervention but commonly urged expediting it. Such conduct is compelled by ignorance as well as fear. Patients are readily overwhelmed by the mumbo-jumbo of medical jargon. Hearing something to the effect of “Your left anterior descending coronary artery is 75 percent occluded and the ejection fraction is 50 percent” is paralyzing. To the ordinary patient such findings threaten a heart attack or, worse, augur sudden cardiac death.

Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons frequently resort to frightening verbiage in summarizing angiographic findings. This no doubt compels unquestioning acceptance of the recommended procedure. Over the years I have heard several hundred expressions, such as: “You have a time bomb in your chest” and its variant “You are a walking time bomb.” Or, “This narrowed coronary is a widow maker.” And if patients wish to delay an intervention, a series of fear-mongering expressions hasten their resolve to proceed: “We must not lose any time by playing Hamlet.” Or, “You are living on borrowed time.” Or, “You are in luck — a slot is available on the operating schedule.”

Maiming words can infantilize patients, so they regard doctors as parental figures to guide them to some safe harbour.’


The man is a genius and he can write far better than wot I can. I should hate him.

Some forty years later, or so, we find that CABG has been replaced by PCI/stenting. Exactly the same knuckle headed stupidity has driven stenting."

​Keep reading for more scare tactics regarding stenting your arteries.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/11/12/what-causes-cvd-part-xl1-part-forty-one/
 


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December 29, 2017 1:28 pm  #43


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here's part 42.  I guess I missed getting this one sent to my email.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/12/09/what-causes-heart-disease-part-xlii-forty-two/
 


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December 29, 2017 1:29 pm  #44


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Here's part 43.  Interesting.  And the upcoming part 44 sounds like it will be informative, as well. 

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/12/29/what-causes-heart-disease-part-43/

 


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January 12, 2018 11:19 am  #45


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Here's part 44 and I think this is the last installment of the series he plans to do. 

Next up was something about mental health which should be interesting, too.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/01/12/what-causes-heart-disease-part-44/
 


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January 28, 2018 12:30 pm  #46


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By golly.  He came out with a part 45 dealing with supplements.  There's some good information here, and lots of good questions and back-and-forth in the comment section.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/01/27/what-causes-heart-disease-part-forty-five/#comment-86783

 


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January 29, 2018 1:04 pm  #47


Re: What causes heart disease?

Dr. K just wrote a supplemental article/addendum (concerning magnesium) to Part 45 of his article in the above post.  Some good info here.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/01/29/what-causes-heart-disease-part-forty-five-b-an-addendum/

 


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February 15, 2018 2:10 pm  #48


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here's part 46.  He talks about the psychologial aspects of heart disease.  I agree that loneliness can add stress to a person's life and I can only see the internet making that far worse.  People think that online "friends" are truly their friends - it's just plain crazy.  Need to make real life friends, not imaginary online friends.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/02/14/what-causes-heart-disease-part-46/
 


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March 13, 2018 8:11 am  #49


Re: What causes heart disease?

Here's part 47 about cholesterol myths and also about lipid levels and statins.

Short to read and give you something to consider.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/03/13/what-causes-heart-disease-part-forty-seven/
 


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March 26, 2018 7:37 am  #50


Re: What causes heart disease?


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April 10, 2018 8:01 am  #51


Re: What causes heart disease?

This is not exactly part of his "heart disease" series because it has no "Part" number, but it certainly has to do with issues of the heart.

Statins and ALS?   People are wondering if there's a connection and he helps answer that question.

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/04/09/statins-and-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis/

NO ONE should be taking statin drugs.  The human body is better off taking chances with mother nature, by far.
But, that's just me. 


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