Truth About Heart Attacks and Strokes – A Call for Low-Carb Diet From The New York Times

                                         Majid Ali, M.D.

Healthy fats prevent heart attacks. So do healthy proteins. Heart attacks are caused by chronic anger and insulin toxicity which, in turn, results from sugar toxicity. Insuln toxicity is fermenting, inflaming, and fattening. These statements are based on established facts of science.

The New York Times, of course, has had nothing but disdain for the above scientific facts. It has always served the drug lords that profit from the “fat-cholesterol-plumbing” model of cardiovascular disease. That all changed on September 2, 2014. Consider the following quote from a front page article in its Science Times section:

“People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.”

People who avoid carbohydrates … have fewer cardiovascular risks! What a turnabout after sixty years of demonizing fats!

Did The New York Times Apologize?

How many millions of Americans have been mislead by the Times? How many billions of people worldwide have been hurt by the Times’ neglect? In medical matters, as goes America, so goes the world. Did the lapdog journalists on the Times ever consider the consequences of their lapdog-ness in this matter.

Health Authorities

The Times blames the “health authorities have favored (starches and sugar) for decades.” But who are Times’ the health authorities? Here is what I wrote on the subject in RDA: Rats, Drugs, and Assumptions (1994)1 , I included a letter to the U.S. Congress that began with the following words:

Two elements characterize medicine in the U.S. today: The cost of health care continues to escalate, and the health of Americans continues to deteriorate. If the two trends were to hold, a time can be foreseen when the nation’s total resources will have to be committed to health care, and everyone will be unwell.

The U.S. clearly continues on the disturbing trajectory which I foresaw fifteen years ago. The country spent $2.4 trillion in 2008 on healthcare, and Americans, as I show later, continue to get sicker. The incidence rates of most inflammatory and degenerative disorders in the U.S. are steadily rising.

Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is not a plumbing problem. At its core, it is an energetic-cellular failure caused by toxicities of food, environment, and thought. To marshal scientific evidence of the above view, I proposed my Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease with the following words:

My Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease is an extension of my Oxygen Model of Health and Disease. It is a unifying model that explains all aspects of cardiovascular disease—causes, clinical course, consequences, and control—on the basis of disturbed oxygen function. The most important among these compromised and/or blocked functions are: (1) oxygen signaling; (2) oxygen’s ATP energy generation; (3) oxygen’s detergent functions; (4) oxygen’s cellular detox functions; (5) oxygen-regulated cell membrane and matrix functions; (6) oxygen’s cellular repair roles.

The Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease provides a simple model that allows physicians to reduce complexities of diverse clinical syndromes into a workable simplicity.

This model predicts that ongoing research will reveal that components of acidosis (excess acidity), oxidosis (increased oxidative stress), and CUD (clotting-unclotting dysequilibrium) will be found to play important roles in the pathology and clinical features of cardiovascular Disease.

The crucial importance of the Unifying Oxygen Model of Cardiovascular Disease is that it:

Explains the scientific basis of primary aging processes in the body;

Sheds light how health can be preserved by addressing all oxygen-related issues;

Elucidates how toxicities of foods, environments, and thoughts cause tissue injury and disease;

Reveals the mechanisms by which various detox therapies work (Oxygen is the primal detergent which removes cellular grease and allows cells to breathe freely).

Allows the formulation of rational and effective designs for reversing chronic diseases; and

Provides explanations of mechanisms by which time-honored natural remedies work.

I refer readers interested in a broader perspective on this matter to the sixth volume of my textbook entitled Integrative Cardiology (available at

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