Prestigious Heart Surgeon’s Confession Reveals the Truth About Heart Disease

Statin DrugsAlex Pietrowski, Staff
Waking Times

A physician’s word is often taken very seriously and with little skepticism. An opinion from one or two doctors, when made in a professional office or hospital, can persuade a worried patient to take drugs with complex side-effects, or even undergo traumatic treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. Yet, when the same doctors, with years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers, give an opinion that questions a therapy established by mainstream medicine, the mainstream media calls them irresponsible, or quacks, or even criminals.

Many doctors are highly admirable people, bu they are still human beings. They all make mistakes, they all learn from them, but the really good ones are willing to admit to them.

Dr. Dwight Lundell

Dr. Dwight Lundell

Which brings us to Dr. Dwight Lundell. He’s an experienced heart surgeon and retired Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. Not so long ago, Dr. Lundell made the following statement of confession:

“We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labeled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol. The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice. It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible.”

Not surprisingly, Lundell’s statement regarding the medical establishment’s approach to treating heart disease caused a ripple in the medical industry. It challenged the validity of statins – commonly known as cholesterol-lowering medications – such as Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, and others.

The reason Lundell’s statement created such a buzz is because statins are big business. In the United States alone, about 25% of the population takes statin medications. They cost from as little as $53 per month to more than $600. Pfizer’s Lipitor went on sale in 1997 and its lifetime sales have surpassed $125 billion. AstraZeneca’s Crestor was the top-selling statin in 2013, generating $5.2 billion in revenue that year alone. The statin industry is estimated at around $30 billion in sales per year. Nevertheless, in the United States, more die each year of heart disease than ever before.

Lundell went on to say:

“The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated. The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation. While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.”

Simply, it is the foods that are baked or soaked in soybean oil and ones that are processed for long shelf-life that are creating an extreme imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fats in people’s bodies. Lundell estimates the ratio of imbalance “ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6.” A healthy ratio is closer to 3:1.

But what makes Lundell’s statements controversial is that cholesterol does not cause heart disease…which makes statin drugs superfluous. And he suggests a treatment to heart disease that doesn’t make Big Pharma any money:

“Simply stated, 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.

Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today. The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers. What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.”

It probably comes as no surprise that Lundell has been portrayed as a quack by the mainstream medical establishment. The main argument to back up his “quackery” was that his medical license was revoked in 2008…although the man was already retired and had no plans to return to the surgery room. He was not called a quack when he was performing surgeries, but once he took his 25 years of practice and discerned what he believes is the cause of heart disease, it was then that he was attacked by his peers. Which brings up the question if Lundell came onto the American Medical Association’s radar as he was working on and promoting his book, The Cure for Heart Disease, which was published in 2007.

Millions of dollars are made from heart disease treatment and statin medications. This established industry does not want anyone to interfere. Lundell said it himself, “Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.” And it sure is easier to discredit a retired heart surgeon and chief of surgery with 25 years of experience if you revoke his license.

Dr. Dwight Lundell’s full statement, here.

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  • Modern medicine has no cure for heart disease, and is not looking for a cure either. It provides treatments. The treatments recommended are all chronic, and as a result, heart disease is a chronic illness, incurable.

    This has happened to many diseases – more than we know, more than we can imagine, because modern medicine has given up on cures.

    Every illness can be cured. No disease can be cured.
    to your health, tracy

  • Migred

    The issue with this article is it failed to mention that scientists believe statins may achieve their effect of reducing heart disease through its anti-inflammatory properties. The reality is, statins work, scientists haven’t exactly pinpointed why they work but they work according to randomized control trials.

  • mothman777

    Exactly. And I think early man’s diet included several thousand milligrams of vitamin C every day, with fresh foods filled with prana, or chi natural life force. Part of the digestive process is using chi to assimilate nutrients, as it is not merely a chemical process, but a bioelectrical and chemical process, very much related to grounding, and we would have been more barefoot back then.

  • Johan Whalley

    The Heart is [slightly] to “The Left” whereas The Liver is [more] to The Right. Within The Spiritual, The Spirit “resides” within The [Aura of The] Heart. As such, The Heart is one’s Spirituality and therefore forms the basis of one’s capacity for Benevolence. The Divine being The Spiritually Benevolent.

    OTOH, The Liver might seemingly be “All Over The Left & The Right” but the majority of The Liver is to “The Right”. Within The Spiritual, The Attention “resides” within [The Aura of] The Liver. The Liver, therefore, has the capacity for one’s reality/self, The Ancient Term for The Attention being “The Essence of Divinity”, The Liver having the capacity for one’s Material-Intellect.

    In summary, The Left is Of InActivity/Subjectivity whereas The Right is Of Activity/Objectivity-Projectivity. What The Perpetual Income of The Bookie, Quackery & Handler, has yet to realise is that The Body does not belong to Its Occupant other than said Occupant being merely The Tenant to The Body. For those afflicted with Left/Past and/or Right/Futuristic problems, the “mantra” for The left is, “I Am”, whereas the “mantra”/affirmation for The Right is, “You Are”, the aim of said affirmations being to bring The-Left/The-Right, aka one’s Relativism, towards The-Centre/Reality.

    Every “Soul” has 5 “components” of which the individual’s Attention is 1 of those 5 “components”. As such, self, in reality, is neither one’s name nor deed other than being one’s Attention. The Divine, being also His Attention, the aim of Evolution then is to “synchronise” the individual’s Attention with The Divine’s – that of having the ability to Express Divinity.

    When a human relinquishes his Heart, not only will he become “heartless”, he will also develop Cardio-Vascular aliments. OTOH, when said individual relinquishes his Brain, he becomes a lunatic consumed by “Mental” aliments. [Thought has Past/Grossly-Feminine & Futuristic/Grossly-Masculine elements but {Thought} has zero Presence/Absoluteness. Past-Thought is one’s gross Emotionality/”Subjectivity” whereas Futuristic Thought is what is commonly accepted as one’s “Mental” regime. Non-humans like Animals & Vgetation lack the ability to project their Thought and are therefore classified as “non-thinkers”. For information/”tasting” and not blind acceptance-rejection/”eating”/”digesting”, Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity are caused by too much futuristic thinking, aka “Virutality” – an activity which lacks conscience/is-Underly Conscienced.]

    It is benevolent to realise that within “Lunatic Asylums”, there are very few Heart ailments whereas within human societies over-filled with the drive for Fame & Fortune, heart problems are “two-a-penny”. If true, and it is The Truth, has that given anyone any clue regarding “Mental” and CardioVascular problems? Not that it will offer The Quacks any clue [due to them being The Blind-Blinded whose visual acquity is that of Hindsight/The-Past and Foresight/The-Future] but then, being clueless but acting High & Mighty in the manner of The Already Perfect [beecuz, you see, Might is Right], Quackery & Handler not only expect tributes but worship too.

    Believe it or not, even The Divine give those soothsaying jokers a “miss” – just in case Benevolence/Unconditionality is accused of being bias against quacks. It is also benevolent to realise that The Medical Profession excels at ailments that has a tangible source but somehow but don’t know how, when it come to ailments [like “Psychosomatic” problems] that has no tangible “source-connectivity”, The Medical Profession become Quacks par excellence. Hands up those whose Consciousness is the result of Reading The Manual on Konsciousness, would like to Disagree. Then, it will be benevolent to finally be able to realise that whenever there is Disagreement/”Gambling”/Division, it is because The Bookie is “Commissioning”/”Trading”/”Rounding-Off”/Fixing His Profit before any Gamble.

    • sheila

      Thank you, Johan Whalley

  • geeios

    Read Radiant Health: Moving Beyond the Zone Paperback – April, 1998
    by Brian S. Peskin (Author), Marcus Conyers (Author). Peskin was ridiculed and imprisoned for his truth and research. He explains how eating highly processed carbohydrate shelf life products are to blame. It’s actually hardening of the arteries caused by not ingesting the nutrients that keep our cells pliable. Cholesterol actually is saving lives by plugging the cracks of hardening arteries. The cholesterol plugs the hole and then other cholesterols stick to the first. Cholesterol buildup is a symptom of hardening arteries not the cause of heart disease.

    • mothman777

      Copper is a mineral that keeps the arteries elastic, and when that is in short supply, or we consume too much zinc which is an antagonist against copper, stopping it being absorbed by the body, then arteries get ‘brittle’ and rupture.

      Poultry farmers found this out the hard way, after boosting growth rate of livestock by giving large amounts of zinc (they now use arsenic for this in the US), 98% of their birds had heart attacks or ruptured brain vessels and died, and only when they worked out the proper balance of copper and zinc did that situation return to normal. That was what happens to one poultry farming company I read of.

      We should consume around 1.5 to 2 mg copper for every 15 mg zinc that we eat, and taking more than 50 mg zinc a day on a regular basis is a sure way to get major problems. One very famous supplement company I can think of beginning with S sells a zinc tablet of 50 mg with no copper in, so you can’t necessarily trust even the big health supplement manufacturers.

  • cindy garay

    With Time & Experience, you will find you DON’T need Any pharmaceuticals except antibiotic’s when faced with a serious infection! You are Funding your OWN demise when YOU Support Big Pharma aka David Rockefeller aka NWO ! Are you going to assist him in Destroying Your LIFE & Everyone you Love?

  • Fully Awake

    Eating a serving of raw almonds daily lowered my cholestrol levels drastically. Dr. asked what I was doing, as I refused the medication. Hmmm, go figure natural worked.

    • Leonard Ordonio

      Good morning it is great to be connected in Walking Times. I am so glad that you are getting great results with your cholesterol through natural means I have great interest in that area also.

  • mothman777

    Read ‘Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks, But Humans Do’ by Dr Mathias Rath, freely downloadable

    Taking 500 mg Vit C daily for 3 years removes 50% of all plaque in the heart and other arteries.

  • nickster

    1) Where’s the evidence to support his so-called expert opinion?
    2) If an imbalance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 can cause inflammation, why is he not commenting on supplemented fish and krill oils?

    • Leonard Ordonio

      This is a great article I know dr. Dwight Lundell personally. Not only is he a great man but his achievements are awesome; I am so proud to work for him through Asantae. We are creating a movement to fight our nation’s 3 deadly killers: Heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. We are fighting each battle one by one without Western drugs or surgery and changing thousands of lives for the better. If you need help or know of someone who needs help please contact me or check out our website www,

    • Tt Ll

      Poor nickster. The truth is hard to swallow when you have been brainwashed.

      All truth passes through three stages. First, it is
      ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as
      being self-evident.

      Arthur Schopenhauer

      • nickster

        Yeah yeah moron, keep taking your drugs and leave the real truth to us scientists. Byeeeee.

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