A physician’s responsibility is to help patients “feel good and look good, and to feel good and look good as long as possible.” This boils down to helping our patients maintain the best health possible, because people feel the best when they are healthy, look the best when they are healthy, and have the greatest longevity when they are healthy.
Day: July 19, 2018
All oils, yes, including coconut and olive oils, are the cause of significant decrease in endothelial function. What does that mean? The cells that line the interior surface of blood and lymphatic vessels are called the endothelium. When these cells are injured and become inflamed, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease, chronic diseases that can cause heart attack or stroke, are sure to follow.
So we all were tempted to believe when we heard about resveratrol, a component of red wine, which was supposed to explain why French people could eat high fat diets and not succumb to heart disease. So tempted by this idea were we that people started taking supplements of resveratrol at 50 times the amount that would have come in a glass of wine at dinner.