Dr Lundell freely admits to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, he goes on to say that without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.
Dr Dwight Lundell, M.D. stated that physicians with all their training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit when they are wrong.
Alarming statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.
If the body is chronically exposed to injury by toxins or foods a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.
What is it with humans to willfully expose themselves repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body?