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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

High blood cholesterol is NOT the cause of blocked arteries

This post features data from a study published in the Archives of Pathology 1936;22:301-312 and a recipe for garlic chicken.
The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease

Study title and authors:
Human atherosclerosis in relation to the cholesterol content of the blood serum.
Landé KE, Sperry WM.

In 1936, researchers Lande and Sperry looked at cholesterol levels and the deposition of fat in the aorta in people who had died sudden deaths. As you can see, this chart is like putting a shot gun against a piece of white paper. There is no correlation between levels of cholesterol in the blood and the amount of blockage in the arteries. Some subjects had very low levels of cholesterol but a high amount of blockage, whole others had high levels of cholesterol and a low amount of blockage.

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Recipe of the day

Garlic Chicken

1/4 cup olive oil
3 - Organic Whole Chicken 3-3.5# each
Food Mall: Chicken
1 large onion, diced
pepper to taste
juice of 2 lemons
2 large carrots, sliced
4 celery stalks, sliced
2 3-pound chickens, cut into pieces, no backs or wings
20-30 garlic cloves, unpeeled and left whole

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion, carrots and celery, stirring constantly, until they are soft. With a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables to a casserole dish with a tight-fitting lid, or to a clay pot. lay the chicken pieces on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle with pepper and lemon juice. Put the garlic around and on the chicken pieces. Cover tightly, this is essential, because the chicken must cook in its own juices. Cook in a preheated 350F oven for 1 hour. Do not uncover until ready to serve.

Garlic Chicken