Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death and disability in the general population—and rates are increasing globally.
Of course, according to the powers-that-be, risk factors include high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, and inactivity.
I agree with most of those… can you guess which one is super low on my list?
You got it—cholesterol levels.
Because despite poisoning consumers with billions of lipid-lowering drugs, as well as antihypertensive, antiplatelet, and anticoagulant medications, CVD remains a top killer.
Well, now the so-called “experts” are throwing even MORE risk factors into the list. And you already know I have an opinion about that…
A huge red flag
The new risk factors include diseases characterized by systemic inflammation. And in my view, they could have stopped right there—I mean, that alone is a HUGE red flag!
But NO, they had to list specific factors caused by certain things, yada yada yada…
You know why? Because they have no words to describe inflammation. Apparently, it’s too nebulous a concept for those knuckleheads in power—but you and I already know the dangers of leaving inflammation unchecked.
Anyway, here’s the list:
Gout. Among patients who experienced a recent flat, the probability of experiencing an acute heart event, like a heart attack or stroke, increased.
Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and/or inflammatory bowel diseases (like Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis). Patients are at a higher risk of early-onset coronary artery disease.
Psoriasis. Victims are 50 percent more likely to develop CVD.
Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, pre-teen delivery, premature or surgical menopause, migraine headaches (with aura). These conditions typically stem from increased cytokine production and oxidative stress—caused by inflammation!
Psychological conditions—like anxiety, trauma, and depression. These are associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers, like leptin.
Environmental factors—like air pollution. After all, highly polluted aerosol droplets contain several toxic metals, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. These can trigger an inflammatory response inside the body and cause an acute coronary event.
In fact, air pollution was connected to approximately nine million deaths worldwide in 2019:
- 62 percent due to CVD
- Nearly 32 percent due to coronary artery disease
And finally, lifestyle—such as working long hours, skipping meals, consuming sugar-laden drinks and processed junk foods—was added to the list, too, for obvious reasons.
NOT a new threat
Folks, are you really surprised by any of those “new” risk factors?
Again, they all relate back to inflammation. And while modern medicine can’t see the relationship here…
You and I can.
I even address it in my book called The Allergy and Asthma Cure—which was written before we even knew to use the term inflammation, yet the concept still holds true to this day.
That’s because inflammation poses a HUGE threat to every aspect of our health. Not only can it very clearly destroy heart health, but it can also lead to cancer, arthritis, depression, Alzheimer’s, and more.
In fact, there really isn’t a health problem that inflammation doesn’t have a hand in. And that’s exactly why I developed my latest protocol, my Essential Guide to Combatting Inflammation.
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“What New Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Have Emerged?” Medscape, 04/24/2023. (medscape.com/viewarticle/991106)