Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dwight C. Lundell, MD Heart Surgeon

If you still thnk cholesterol and saturated fat are causing heart disease, here's what a heart surgeon and co-author of "The Cure for Heart Disease" says about the matter.

Following is the beginning of an article/interview of Dr. Lundell from his website located at ;

Liar, Liar, Hearts on Fire

Is it possible that the low-fat diet was a big fat lie?

The fat content in food continues to decrease. Yet, our belt lines continue to increase. And, heart disease is more prevalent now than ever. Is the low fat diet helping or hindering our national epidemics of heart disease and obesity?

Statistically, the low-fat diet isn’t helping. In fact, it’s making the entire situation worse. The same diet recommendations that have been the focal point of public consensus, numerous fad diet plans, and the foundation of the government’s famous food pyramid is creating a national health crisis.

“Quite frankly, the low-fat diet is a confusing mess,” says Dr. Dwight Lundell, a heart surgeon with more than 25 years of experience and co-author of the new book The Cure for Heart Disease—Unmasking the Real Cause of Heart Disease. “In spite of the fact that there was no initial evidence to support the low-fat theory in the first place, the diet continues to be the focus of the government, the medical establishment, and almost every food manufacturer in this country. The American public is screaming for change. And, instead of looking closely at the low-fat theory and its results on our health—more incidences of heart disease and obesity—we ignorantly continue lowering the fat content of our food supply. The lower it gets, the fatter we become. And, heart disease is out of control.”

So, Americans are consuming less fat, yet the epidemics continue to spiral out of control? What about the good old slogan our mothers would drill into heads at the dinner table, ‘You are what you eat.’ Is that wrong?

“It is wrong,” says Lundell. “Instead of focusing on what we put inside our bodies, we need to focus on what our bodies do with the foods we consume—what happens when those foods enter the metabolic process. When the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) adopted the now famous food pyramid and began a public health campaign to change the diet of America, our nation began to face unimaginable health problems. The low-fat diet is not working. The food pyramid isn’t working. It’s not making our nation thinner and it’s not reducing the incidence of heart disease.”

So, there’s a lot of wishful thinking going on in America today—an obese and unhealthy public is blindly hoping for a possible benefit from the low-fat diet. And, so far, all we’ve seen are negative effects. Nevertheless, the National Institutes of Health, the National Cholesterol Education Program, the American Heart Association, the US Department of Agriculture, and a host of other medical organizations continue to promote and publicize the low-fat diet—even though the health of our nation is in dire need of rescue.

Is this a conspiracy theory? Are they trying to trick us?

“The low-fat diet is not a conspiracy,” says Dr. Lundell. “It’s simply a theory that isn’t based on fact—the entire theory is based on incomplete science. All these groups have good intentions. But, let’s look at the facts. There is no evidence to suggest that low-fat equals lower incidence of heart disease and obesity. In fact, all the evidence points in the opposite direction. So, when will the public, the politicians, the medical organizations, and the food manufacturers start waving their white flags and surrender to real science? I admitted that I was wrong, why can’t they?”

Admitting he was wrong? Dr. Lundell is referring to his own career, and a pesky suspicion that haunted him through more than 25 years of surgical practice and more than 5000 open-heart surgeries.

“There came a point in my career when I realized that everything was backward,” says Dr. Lundell. “Medicine was only treating disease after people had become ill. We know the real cure for heart disease. So, why aren’t we curing it? And, why do we continue to promote the low-fat diet theory? It isn’t helping the situation. In fact, it’s becoming much worse.”

He’s right. More people develop heart disease today than ever before. Every 34 seconds a person in this country dies of a heart attack. And, if you’re curious how many people won’t live to see tomorrow due to a heart attack—2500 Americans die each day. And, as far as reducing our waistlines, obesity rates in the United States remained stable at around 14 or 15% from 1900 to 1980. Since then, the obesity rates have skyrocketed. Today, nearly 60% of the population is overweight or obese

So, is the low-fat diet really just one big fat lie?

“It may sound melodramatic, but I’m a guru of the facts,” says Dr. Lundell. “Study after study has demonstrated the negative effects of consuming high-grain based diets and low-fats. I think it’s about time the American public heard the truth about the low-fat diet. And, I think it’s time that everyone knows, there is a cure for heart disease.”

Dr. Lundell’s new book, The Cure for Heart Disease, co-authored with Todd R. Nordstrom, details the rise of popularity for the low-fat diet—showing exactly how the low-fat diet became public policy and consensus. He also details numerous studies that back his bold statements—denouncing the theory. And, he provides a solution to a problem that medicine has been bumbling with for decades—the elusive cure for heart disease.

“I know it’s a bold statement, saying there is a cure for heart disease,” says Dr. Lundell. “But again, as a former heart surgeon, I look to the facts—this statement is based only on science. We have the cure for heart disease.”

Thank you Dr. Lundell!

Now, if you're still not convinced that your health depends upon learning that saturated fat and cholesterol are not the demons in heart disease, and if you really do care about your health, take the time to read a book or two by authors who are exposing these money making myths for what they are.

Read Dr. Lundell and Todd Norstrom's book, "The Cure for Heart Disease".

Gary Springer,
Author of They're Making You Fat and Sick
Founder of Perfect Health Institute


  1. Seems incredible! All that was really bullshit then?

  2. "Is it possible that the low-fat diet was a big fat lie?"

    Is is possible that Dr. Lundell , whos's medical license Arizonas medical board revoked back in 2008 because of his incompetence, is just a crackpot?

    1. The incompetence you cite was for record-keeping in regards to post-surgery, correct?

      "Incompetence" needs fleshed-out when posting on such a story, otherwise, your post is just another driveby that could be labelled troll, eh?

    2. No not record keeping.,d.dGI

    3. •In 2000, the board concluded that his postoperative management of a patient who had died following carotid artery surgery was substandard and insufficiently documented. He was censured for unprofessional conduct, assessed a $2,500 civil penalty, and placed on probation during which he was required to take continuing medical education courses in carotid artery surgery and medical recordkeeping. He was also required to submit to monitoring of his patient records.
      •In 2003, the board noted that 13 out of 20 charts reviewed by the consultant were deficient because they did not include adequate initial evaluations of the patients. Lundell was censured again and was placed on probation that included quarterly chart reviews.
      •In 2004, the board found fault with his management of two patients and concluded that his records for these patients were inadequate. He was reprimanded and ordered to serve two more years of probation, during which he was required to undergo an extensive evaluation of his fitness to continue practicing medicine.
      •In 2006, the board sent him an advisory letter for failure to maintain adequate records and for a technical surgical error.
      •In 2008, the board reviewed Lundell's management of several more patients and revoked his medical license. The board's order mentioned that the board was investigating his care of seven patients because the Banner Desert Medical Hospital had suspended Lundell's surgical privileges.

      •In 1990 Lundell filed for bankruptcy. At that time, there were several lawsuits pending in state court on the theory that he was a partner in a construction business called West Coast Construction in which he had invested. I don't know the outcome of these suits, but he ultimately wound up owing at least $20 million dollars.
      •In 2005, he again filed for bankruptcy, claiming to have assets of $12,990 and liabilities of $20,185,769.60. The liabilities included $74,264.77 in credit card debts, $78,932.48 for accounting services, the $20 million debt related to the previous bankruptcy, and "unknown amounts" of state and federal taxes owed. The financial statement also listed his earnings as $0 for 2005, $0 for $2004, and $288,436 for 2003.
      •In 2004, Lundell leaded guilty in federal court to three counts of willful failure to file income tax returns. A newspaper report indicates that he had become a client of "tax protester" Wayne C. Bentson after a long-running dispute with the IRS and that rather than filing tax returns from 1992 to 1996, Lundell had filed affidavits contesting the government's right to levy taxes. In 2005, Lundell was sentenced to three years' probation, but the probation was terminated after 16 months. Bentson was ordered to pay $1,129,937 to the Internal Revenue Service and was sentenced to four years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

      He takes a little truth and expounds on it, makes up theories based on it and writes a book and everyone falls for it. This isn't how responsible doctors act. They take their findings, form theories, and then do the research and don't publish anything until those theories actually have some science to back it up. He decided to skip some steps and go right to the money.

      Long story short, yes we need fats, healthy fats. Research proves saturated fats increase cholesterol levels in vulnerable individuals and that puts them at a very high risk of atherosclerosis. Is it more complicated than that? Yes, but those are still the facts

  3. tyy, don't you see it?

    There is high salary people who have lied it to keep their job. Let's see, from wikipedia:
    "Atkins' book, Atkins Diabetes Revolution, states that, for people whose blood sugar is abnormally high or who have Type 2 diabetes mellitus, the Atkins diet decreases or eliminates the need for drugs to treat these conditions"


    There is lot of personal stories in internet why Atkinson Diet works and have decreased cholestrol. Why there is no single research that would prove the official fat theory? Why the most significant research proven to be failure:
    The head of that project works as WHO boss:

    There is lot of organisations that would caught on lie. We will never know who took Mr. Lundell down but it is way too easy to see why it was done.

  4. I've read his Great Cholesterol Lie e-book. If you want to continue believing that low-fat diet is good, then go on. Do this at your own risk.

  5. this article still doesn;t address the two major concerns. that he is flogging books when good health information should be free, like on the better health channel. and that two people died on his operating table due to his failure to follow simple procedures. (i'm not a heart surgeon or a doctor and even i could tell you that the arterial wall must be cooled or that replacement blood must be ordered before surgery starts) that is why he no longer works as a doctor and is flogging books.

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  6. How about you stop eating so much salt and sugar(high fructose corn syrup) Seriously think about it before following the next fad. A healthy varied food intake will prevent heart disease if you stop eating take out and prepare it yourself. Leave the car at home and go for a walk. It worked 30 years ago it can work again. Are we really that lazy that we need to find the next quick fix instead of putting the effort in. Looking around, I think so.

    1. I agree the hidden sugar in our diets is a large part of our downfall including heart disease but it isn't the whole story. And Americans need to learn the importance of healthy fats and proteins in their diet. But my dad is from a long line of men who died young from these things and they ate better than he did. They died young from stroke or Heart disease while he has survived much longer. It's those pills he takes whether you like it or not. And he isn't by far the only one. Lots of people are living way longer than their grandparents because of pills despite how much worse our food is today.

  7. too many carbs is a problem as they ALL turn to sugar and when not used in that form, turn to FAT. So, Actually a low fat diet REALLY means, LOW CARB! and now, high fructose is also really bad...where is it going? since we cannot burn it as energy!!!