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Journal, Fall 2014, What Causes Heart Attacks?

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President’s Message

by Sally Fallon Morell

In this issue we focus on two competing theories for the cause of heart attacks. Dr. Tom Cowan and Carlos Monteiro argue that most heart attacks originate in the heart itself, with clots forming as a consequence of the heart attack rather than the cause. Chris Masterjohn points out that the evidence for this theory is contradictory, and that new testing methods indicate that the thrombus—the clot—appears to play a causative role. Nevertheless, the two theories are not mutually exclusive, and we are still a long way from understanding exactly how and why heart attacks occur.

One thing is certain: the fat-soluble vitamins, so central to Dr. Price’s research, play an important role in preventing heart attacks, whether they originate as a clot in the arteries, or in the heart itself due to sudden or prolonged stress, and to the build-up of lactic acid in the heart.

Masterjohn’s research confirms earlier studies showing that vitamin K—Dr. Price’s X Factor—plays a role in preventing calcification of soft tissues, particularly in the arteries. Chris notes that plaque that is calcified is more prone to rupture and clot formation.

The fat-soluble vitamins also play a significant role in helping the body cope with stress. The body cannot make stress hormones out of cholesterol without vitamin A. In times of stress, we need more vitamin A. Unfortunately, diets low in fat and cholesterol—the chosen dietary treatment for heart disease—will be very low in true vitamin A. It is reasonable to assume that vitamin A is also involved in the production of endogenous cardiotonics, which help the heart clear lactic acid. Vitamin D plays a role in the production of “feel-good” chemicals that help the body mitigate stress. And vitamin K works in concert with vitamins A and D.

So while we may not know the exact mechanisms that lead to heart attacks, we can feel assured that a nourishing traditional diet will help prevent them. Diets rich in butter, cheese and egg yolks from grass-fed animals, organ meats, pastured lard and certain seafoods such as fish eggs, shell fish, oily fish and cod liver oil, provide these fat-soluble vitamins at the levels we need to achieve vibrant health, including protection from heart disease. Diets that include these foods are satisfying and easy to stay on.

Both Masterjohn and Cowan will be speakers at the fifteenth annual Wise Traditions conference, held this year in Indianapolis. We have a great program planned, plus the delicious meals you have come to expect. We look forward to seeing you there!

Journal, Summer 2014, Nutrition for the Elderly

Summer Journal as Digital Talking Book for the visually impaired – click here Also great for ipods or listening in the car – Many thanks to Amy Adams (ePubUSA.com,LLC) for this service! Journal in PDF format (15MB) FEATURES Nutrition for the Elderly  Sylvia Onusic, PhD, on growing old gracefully Type 3 Diabetes  Amy Berger, MS,Continue Reading

Journal, Spring 2014, The Scientific Approach of Dr. Weston Price

Spring Journal as Digital Talking Book for the visually impaired – click here Also great for ipods or listening in the car – Many thanks to Amy Adams (ePubUSA.com,LLC) for this service! Journal in PDF format (11MB) FEATURES Dr. Price’s Scientific Approach Chris Masterjohn, PhD, explores the scientific method used by Dr. Price Dr. PriceContinue Reading

Journal, Winter 2013, Beyond Cholesterol

Winter Journal as Digital Talking Book for the visually impaired – Winter-2013 Also great for ipods or listening in the car – Many thanks to Amy Adams (ePubUSA.com,LLC) for this service! FEATURES Beyond Cholesterol  Chris Masterjohn, PhD, explains the importance of vitamin K2 in preventing heart disease Cancer to the Rescue Stephanie Seneff, PhD, describesContinue Reading

Journal, Fall 2013, Genetically Engineered Food

Fall Journal as Digital Talking Book for the visually impaired – click here Also great for ipods or listening in the car – Many thanks to Amy Adams (ePubUSA.com,LLC) for this service! FEATURES Genetic Engineering  Jeffrey Smith explains the latest research on GMO dangers Toxic RoundUp Stephanie Seneff, PhD, describes the threat of the ubiquitousContinue Reading

Journal, Summer 2013, Our Broken Food System

Summer Journal as Digital Talking Book for the visually impaired – Summer 2013 Also great for ipods or listening in the car – Many thanks to Amy Adams (ePubUSA.com,LLC) for this service! FEATURES Our Broken Food System Sally Fallon Morell dissects recent books on the subject Marketing Crisco Sushama Gokhale analyzes the marketing hype that destroyedContinue Reading

Journal, Spring 2013, Nutrition and Behavior

Spring Journal as Digital Talking Book for the visually impaired – Spring-2013 Also great for ipods or listening in the car – Many thanks to Amy Adams (ePubUSA.com,LLC) for this service! FEATURES The Nutritional Roots of Violence Sylvia Onusic, PhD, describes the devastating social consequences of nutritional deficiencies Meat, Organs, Bones and Skin Chris Masterjohn,Continue Reading

Journal, Winter 2012, Adjuncts to Fat Soluble Vitamins

Winter Journal as Digital Talking Book for the visually impaired – Winter 2012 Also great for ipods or listening in the car – Many thanks to Amy Adams (ePubUSA.com,LLC) for this service! FEATURES Vitamin A Synergies Chris Masterjohn, PhD, explains how nutrients work together with vitamin A The Story of Zinc Ananda S. Prasad, MD, PhD,Continue Reading

Journal, Fall 2012, Vitamin & Mineral Synergies

Fall Journal as Digital Talking Book for the visually impaired – Fall 2012 Also great for ipods or listening in the car – Many thanks to Amy Adams (ePubUSA.com,LLC) for this service! FEATURES Synergies Chris Masterjohn, PhD, explains how nutrients work together California’s Ancient Cornucopia M. Kat Anderson and Jennifer House describe the fascinating dietaryContinue Reading

Journal, Summer 2012, Nutrient Deficiencies

Summer Journal as Digital Talking Book for the visually impaired – Summer_2012 – Many thanks to Amy Adams (ePubUSA.com,LLC) for this service! FEATURES  Unintended Consequences Sylvia Onusic, PhD, shows how pharmaceutical drugs deplete nutrients Vaccination Update Leslie Manookian’s film, The Greater Good, is bringing greater awareness Raw Milk Up Close Beverly Rubik, PhD, looks at rawContinue Reading

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