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When we were young, we learned that the heart pumps blood in the body. Well, Dr. Stephen Hussey thinks we misunderstood the heart. Growing up, he experienced different inflammatory conditions and has type-1 diabetes, which puts him at risk for heart disease. It made him devote his attention to discussions about the heart. He simply wants to take in as much information as he can.
Based on his studies, how did we misunderstand the heart? It begins with the fourth phase of water, also referred to as structured water or exclusion zone water. The human body is mainly composed of water, and when water holds enough energy, it comes in contact with a hydrophilic surface like our arteries and forms the fourth phase of water. The process creates an energy gradient for our blood to flow. It wasn’t the heart doing all the pumping.
In this conversation, Stephen provides valuable information about the heart and the fourth state of water, what causes oxidative stress or inflammation (which may lead to heart diseases), and the importance of metabolic flexibility. Prepare to have your mind blown.
2:28 What made Stephen interested in studying the heart
5:25 We have misunderstood the heart’s function
8:39 The fourth phase of water
12:05 The heart stops contracting when our heart rates are high
16:00 Inefficient energy within the system causes the heart to weaken
19:21 Cholesterol is not the culprit
26:24 Metabolic flexibility
30:54 Why heart cancer is rare
39:25 How do we prevent heart attack
46:11 Imbalance in our stress response
Get to know our guest:
Dr. Stephen Hussey is a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner. He is also a health coach who focuses on heart health and autoimmune issues. He already authored two books: The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and Understanding The Heart: Surprising Insights Into The Evolutionary Origins Of Heart Disease - And Why It Matters.
“Cholesterol is a larger molecule and wouldn't cross that exclusion zone. And so this brings us back to the concept that the things that lead to heart disease end up not being the cholesterol itself, but there needs to be something that happens first, that would then allow the cholesterol to cross into the blood vessel walls.” - Dr. Stephen Hussey
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