Quick Answer: Yes. Vitamins A, D, K2, along with Boron, Magnesium, Saturated fats, and other nutrients will keep your arteries open and clean, and dramatically reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other forms of heart disease. Or more simply, find trusted food sources and eat the way humans were intended to eat.
In 1930, Dr. Weston A. Price published a paper in the Journal of the American Dental Society showing that consumption of high vitamin butter correlated to decreased deaths from heart disease. It was a striking correlation, which worked both ways – butter that was low in vitamins correlated with higher death rates from heart disease. He did this study for years, across the world, confirming his beliefs that Vitamin A, D, K2, and other nutritional factors protected us from heart disease. If you want to read about this in more detail, take a look at Dr. Masterjohn’s article here.
So yes, eat more butter (organic, grass-fed of course) and you will very likely reduce your risk of heart disease. Why is this so? Because a major contributor to heart disease is the buildup of calcium in the arteries (not cholesterol). And the reason that calcium builds up is because our body needs vitamin D and K2 (and boron and magnesium) in proper amounts to control calcium. If you are deficient in those nutritional elements the calcium gets deposited in your arteries (and on your teeth) mistakenly. As Dr. Masterjohn concludes in the article linked above – “The fat-soluble trio—vitamins A, D and K—forms our principal defense against this calcification.”
Most people in the U.S. believe that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease. This is mostly a U.S. born believe, but it has heavily influenced the globe, as most things in the U.S. tend to do 🙁 Luckily, there are people like the French, who consume large quantities of saturated fats and high cholesterol food and have virtually no heart disease. This was known as ‘the French Paradox’ decades ago, until we came to realize that most of the world was like that. Heart disease hardly exists at all in history, outside of the modern standard American diet.
A look at ‘correct’ food pyramids will show you that the U.S. has everything upside down and backwards. And it is not a coincidence that heart disease has risen rapidly with the modern U.S. models of diet.
Everything that you think you know about heart disease is probably incorrect. And if we want to prevent heart disease, we need to correctly understand it. Luckily there is a very simple solution to completely avoid it, and in that case we do not have to care about this modern epidemic. Eat a proper diet and heart disease will not be a concern. Simple. (Download/View the One Page Dietary Guide)
But if you need more motivation to eat a proper diet, or if you are just curious, please read on to learn how 21st century science clearly shows the failures of 20th century science.
Sally Fallon and Mary Enig point out in their 2001 WAPF article this very interesting fact:
|“An interesting finding in the Framingham study was that those who ate the most saturated fat, the most calories and the most cholesterol were the most physically active.5 They also weighed the least and had the lowest levels of serum cholesterol!”|
The ‘Framingham study’ is actually very old, but that type of information was always suppressed or dismissed. The information is everywhere, and yet most doctors still do not know that… because they were educated with false information, and big business makes great efforts to keep the doctors ignorant by reinforcing the misinformation. (Testing and statin drugs are big business, vegetable oils, skim milk, etc. are big business).
|“Cholesterol readings are highly inaccurate. They vary with the time of day, time of the patient’s last meal, levels of stress and the type of test used. Tests for HDL and LDL are especially subject to inaccuracies.”|
Like most medical testing, cholesterol readings are often incorrect. And in any case, even the U.S. government has tossed out the idea of a 200 target for cholesterol. That target has no actual meaning, and yet again, even with the U.S. government recently saying that cholesterol is no longer a dietary concern in 2016, the doctors still push the statin drugs and use 200 as a reference. Sad and dangerous.
Some people will point out that it is the bad LDL cholesterol, but again, this is incorrect. The two types of cholesterol that have entered our mainstream pop culture knowledge are both natural resources, and our body can convert the ‘bad’ to ‘good’ if we are functioning normally. The mainstream medical paradigm that pushes the use of statin drugs is completely false. However, there is indeed such a thing as bad cholesterol, and it is this:
“By now you know that the cholesterol that our bodies make, and that we get from traditional foods, does not cause heart disease. But cholesterol, like polyunsaturated fatty acids, may become oxidized or rancid when it is processed at high temperatures. In early experiments with vegetarian rabbits, purified solutions of processed cholesterol were used, cholesterol that was rancid or oxidized. Oxidized cholesterol accumulates in the foam cells that are involved in the buildup of pathogenic plaque.34
Rancid or oxidized cholesterol occurs in powdered eggs and milk, both used in many processed foods. Powdered milk is added to lowfat milks to give them body.”
All of the above quotes are from that one 2001 WAPF article from Sally Fallon and Mary Enig. But there are of course endless articles and research that point out the same things. That article alone has over 40 references, as does the article by Dr. Masterjohn whom I referenced in my first quote.
I could go on endlessly with quotes and references, but it is better to just highlight the solution. Eat right. If I was going to highlight a few things to help you eat right in this case, it might be these food items:
- Liver. Eat liver at least once a week. This is the most nutritious common food item, and it is the most vitamin A that you can get for your dollar. Of course organic from pastured animals is best, but just about any liver is still a great nutritional source. [Note: vegetables do not actually contain any vitamin A, but rather a precursor that is poorly converted to real vitamin A]
- Lard. Cook in lard. In this case, you really want lard from an organic pastured pig. Such lard is very high in vitamin D, and one of the best oils to use for cooking. And yes, definite enjoy natural bacon and bacon fat. Tallow is also great, and you can read or download the One Page Guide for Oils here.
- Eggs. Find the best eggs that you can. Eggs have everything, but they need to be good eggs, so find a trusted farm that has eggs with strong shells and orange yolks.
- Raw Milk. If you don’t like milk, just use it to make kefir, which I list separately below. Raw milk has so many nutritional benefits that I cannot list them here. But it must be RAW. It is not good to consume pasteurized and homogenized milk.
- Kefir. From raw milk. I cannot recommend this strongly enough. Unless you are truly allergic to milk, which is very rare, I would recommend that you get kefir into your diet. Raw milk kefir is by far the best. However, if you cannot get raw milk kefir I would still recommend kefir made from pasteurized milk, because the kefir benefits are so important. Kefir is simply magic.
- Bone Broth. Not only is this a magical healing tonic, but it is rich in minerals and vitamins that are easily absorbed by our bodies. This is were you can get some of the goodness from vegetables and herbs too, as they are used to make the broth.
- Butter. I must mention butter. However, it must be grass-fed organic; otherwise you can do more harm than good. (Absolutely never ever consume margarine or any other manufactured oils.) There are some popular brands of good butter, such as Kerrygold and Anchor. But straight from a farm is better, and raw grass-fed butter is best The nutrition and health benefits are amazing, as Dr. Price noticed a hundred years ago. Feel free to use as much butter as you want!
Looking for vegetables on this list? Sure, there are some good ones, but none that pack the nutritional density of the foods above. Same for fruits. Enjoy them all, but make an effort to get the above foods into your diet, along with lots of good meat and fish too.
Do you have other favorite nutritious foods to recommend? There are many. Find the ones that fit your lifestyle, and try to follow a food pyramid that is actually designed for humans…
The causes of heart disease are many, and new theories and/or causes are still being discovered. But *all of them are rooted in the same underlying problem – the diet. It will be the lack of something that we need, or the inclusion of something toxic that ultimately affects our heart health, and of course our overall health. Take two minutes to watch my video intro on holistic health, and my Protocol video is less than twenty minutes. When you are really serious about getting on the road to wellness, consider my course here (and at least watch the free content!)
*There are of course many things outside of diet that cause health problems, such as physical or emotional stress, radiation (electromagnetic, etc.), various toxins in the environment, and so on. Yet even in these cases a healthy diet is still paramount to protecting the human body from their effects. You’ll find a full holistic perspective of wellness in my course, where I show you many hidden dangers, secret solutions, and how to reach your potential as a human 😉