Bad Cop Good Cop
The varying situations that truly act as precursors to heart disease, along with other major health problems like cancer include; Hyperinsulinemia (elevated insulin due to excess carb intake), high triglycerides (stored, useless form of fat caused by excess glucose), chronically elevated cortisol (stress hormone that promotes inflammation due to poor diet, chronic exercise, bad sleep, etc…), and not enough HDL (inefficient cleaning of damaged cells in the blood via poor diet, exercise, or statins). Putting these catalysts together, one can see that the main, reoccurring theme always seems to stem from the unhealthy and stressful diet and lifestyle that comes from living in an industrialization nation. Not only do excess carbs produce overwhelming amounts of insulin in the body, but polyunsaturated, trans, and partially hydrogenated fats (see previous post), coupled with the lack, or wrong type of exercise, antioxidants, and saturated fat in one’s life, all come together to create an uncontrollable recipe for disaster. Whether these health complications show themselves in the present moment of one’s life or not, the seemingly insignificant dangers will always, eventually, end up rearing their ugly heads.
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”