Maybe The Key hindrance to extended health span is the process of atherosclerosis, the hardening of your arteries, the #1 cause of heart disease.
Ivor Cummins is a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem-solving.
On his website, TheFatEmperor.com, he offers guidance on how to decode science to transform your health.
In the featured lecture, “Avoiding and Resolving Modern Chronic Disease” presented at the Low Carb Denver 2019 conference, Mr. Cummins discusses the root causes of heart disease and other chronic health problems that rob us of our health span. See the youtube below.
His father, who died of heart disease, also suffered with vascular dementia for about 15 years. In total, Mr. Cummins believes his father lost about 20 years of his health span, years he could have had, had he had access to better information.
According to the statistics he cites, about 30% of people lived past the age of 70 in Y 1925. Since then, our life span has improved. Now days, a greater percentage of people live well into their 80’s and 90’s, compared to Y 1925.
Mr. Cummins believes that with appropriate nutrition and lifestyle modifications, we could live well past 100, and more importantly, remain healthier far longer than we are now.
He note that there little point in living longer if chronically ill and cannot enjoy your life.
By implementing the appropriate lifestyle strategies, you can prevent or at the very least stabilize the disease progression, thereby avoiding a life-threatening heart attack.
Heart healthy strategies
If you want to protect your heart and live a long and healthy life Mr. Cummins believes the following factors are the most important, these factors are all underlying drivers of atherosclerosis.
To prevent atherosclerotic progression, you need to know what the driving factors are.
Mr. Cummins compares data of calcification rates in Western White men and those of indigenous cultures.
The differences are provocative, with indigenous Tsimane men having virtually no calcification even into their later years, and even though they have very similar low density protein particle counts, a well-recognized risk factor for CVD and the focus of Cummins’ lecture, as White men.
The Big Q: What lifestyle differences may account for these discrepancies?
The Big A: According to Mr. Cummins, these indigenous tribesmen have:
- An all-natural, unprocessed diet and healthy omega-3-to-omega-6 ratios
- Low blood glucose and insulin levels
- No diabetes, metabolic syndrome or hyperinsulinemia syndrome
- No hypertension
- No central obesity
So, to avoid CVD you will want to do the following:
|Avoid glucose spikes and insulin resistance||Avoid inflammatory drivers|
|Maintain healthy blood pressure||Limit oxidative stress|
|Address mineral and vitamin deficiencies||Avoid iron overload|
|Avoid heavy metal exposure and/or addressing heavy metal toxicity||Address autoimmune issues|
|Avoid and address infections||Quit smoking|
Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively