I think this video is well worth the watch. It’s the up-to-date story from Ivor Cummins (The Fat Emperor) of his search for and discovery of the root causes behind Coronary Heart Disease. It debunks Cholesterol as a cause (at best LDL is a very weak indicator), and then leads on to what he (and many others) believe are the probable causes of CHD – namely Insulin Resistance, which can be controlled and reversed by dietary means (as well as exercise, giving-up smoking, reducing stress, sleeping well and taking certain supplements). It also highlights the value of CAC testing, which I have referred to before.
I’ve watched several of his talks before but this is an excellent introductory one, given in November 2017 to the FIT-CEO corporate health and productivity conference in Dublin.
I had a lovely supper last night with DeeJay and of course part of the conversation turned to “my condition”, and how I was progressing and why hadn’t I been for a walk the past two days – it was raining, stupid! [I will however go today, even if I am rather busy sorting other stuff out.]
Anyway, in my feed this morning, up popped this trailer to a video which I’ve purchased for pennies and which I’ve prompted the family to watch. I thought it a reasonable thing to do, to share it on the blog.
Essentially this clip tells the story of how a simple and relatively inexpensive, and totally reliable diagnostic and predictive CHD test – the CAC scan – is not being used because the money in medicine in the US follows interventionist diagnostics and practice. As the US leads the world, so the practice follows the US. Scary!