My specialty is mostly in preventative cardiology. Iâ€™ve been doing age management medicine for about 7 years now. Every time I do a talk I have to do a literature review to make sure I cover all the bases, and itâ€™s amazing how much Iâ€™ve found out with foods today and what theyâ€™re doing to our bodies. And this has been known since 1960s and we still eat the same way, we still do the bad things and 90% of this is really lifestyle, not drug.
So what weâ€™re gonna try to cover today is really how bad certain types of foods are and how good other types of foods are. Some of the basic science of this talk is going to be related to eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are prostaglandins, leukotrienes and thromboxanes, all those things that we hated in biochemistry when we learned it many years ago and itâ€™s complicated. So Iâ€™m gonna talk mainly about the general story about the inflammatory markers, eicosanoids, then talk about a lot of data. One of the things I like about conferences like this are scientific evidence, whatâ€™s the evidence based medicine for. So Iâ€™m going to provide a lot of data; all these slides are in your handout, now some of them are in different directions you know but most of them are in there.
So why teach patients about diet? Number one, we have a nation of wealth not health. We suffer from diseases, poor nutrition, excessive calories, inactivity, stress, and we donâ€™t sleep. As a result, we have a lot of different markers of inflammations, so looking at the human diet, we quickly got into agriculture industrial revolution and the current Western diet and right now going from low fat, high sugar diets. So this is the slide that I was talking about; if you look at it, see if I can get this if you can see that. Right here is where we started to eat bad and as a result of this total fats and total fatty acids in our diets just increased to the Omega six category and this is one of the reasons why.
Bread - I love bread. My wifeâ€™s Italian. We have an eight hour feast every Sunday so I took some pictures of what we eat and this is a gigantic bowl of rigatoni with meat and this was actually before I learned about anti-inflammatory diet. We donâ€™t eat this way anymore, but itâ€™s great sauce I can tell you that, thereâ€™s meatballs behind it, bad sausages. This is a dinner we had about a year ago, itâ€™s called a cowboy steak, itâ€™s 28 oz and they served that to people, itâ€™s just incredible the size of that. More meats, meatballs, homemade cheesecake, but you feel it as soon as you eat this you start to feel your belly bloating, you feel tired, you go on the couch and you fall asleep and itâ€™s a result of insulin.
Smoking, cocktails, bigger cocktails, wine, whiskey, and thatâ€™s what happens. So as a result of all this, and if you look around the conference here, if you look around the room, look around restaurants, you constantly see this and this epidemic. 85% of this country is now obese and you know this is my specialty, cardiology. Iâ€™m really focused in on risk factors, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, limited fruit intake, physical inactivity, overweight and smoking are all the reasons why weâ€™re experiencing all this disease as this is what happens. If you look at the slide right here is an obstruction, now the proximal coronary artery the left anterior descending artery resulting in a possible heart attack in this patient, but this is in 80% of the people who currently have a high fat diet and thereâ€™s new studies that Iâ€™m going to show you as soon as you eat you get immediate oxidative stress and inflammation in your vessels.
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