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CBN NewsWatch: November 13, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, Nov. 13: Isolated Philippine towns desperate for food, water, Fewer than 27,000 signed up for Obamacare, and Pastor Saeed denied medication in prison, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," CBN NEWS IS IN

THE PHILIPPINES, BRINGING

YOU A LOOK AT HOW PEOPLE IN

THE HARDEST HIT AREAS ARE

BEGINNING TO PICK UP THE

PIECES.

Wendy: PLUS, FIXING THE

HEALTH CARE WEBSITE, WHY

SOME SAY IT WILL TAKE LONGER

THAN PROMISED TO RESOLVE THE

SITE'S TECHNICAL ISSUES.

Mark: AND WHAT YOUR

DOCTOR DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT

HEART DISEASE AND WHY THAT

INFORMATION MAY SAVE YOUR

LIFE.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

WELL, IT'S BEEN FIVE DAYS

NOW SINCE TYPHOON HAIYAN

RAVAGED PARTS OF THE

PHILIPPINES.

AND THE DEVASTATION

CONTINUES TO MOUNT.

2,344 PEOPLE HAVE OFFICIALLY

BEEN CONFIRMED DEAD.

BUT THAT NUMBER IS EXPECTED

TO RISE.

AROUND 600,000 HAVE BEEN

DISPLACED BY THE STORM, AND

IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THE

DEVASTATION, DESPERATION

BEGINNING TO SET IN.

SOME COMMUNITIES ARE SEEING

VIOLENCE, LOOTING, AND GUN

FIRES.

PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO FIND

FOOD, CLEAN WATER, AND

MEDICINE.

POLICE AND MILITARY FORCES

ARE WORKING TO KEEP ORDER IN

MANY OF THE AFFECTED AREAS.

THAT HAS HUMANITARIAN AID

BEGINS TO POOR INTO THE

REGION, INCLUDING CBN

DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS.

Mark: GEORGE THOMAS IS

TRAVELLING WITH THEM, AND HE

BRINGS US THIS REPORT.

George: ON A PRIVATE

PLANE, LOADED WITH RELIEF

SUPPLIES, WE HEADED ON A

TWO-HOUR JOURNEY, SOUTH FROM

MANILA.

OH, MY GOSH, LOOK AT THAT

DEVASTATION.

THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

CBN NEWS GOT AN AERIAL VIEW

OF THE DESTRUCTION LEFT BY

TYPHOON HAIYAN.

AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE,

DESTROYED HOMES, TREES

COMPLETELY FLATTENED.

LAST FRIDAY THE EYE OF

TYPHOON HAIYAN CAME RIGHT

HERE, MADE ITS FIRST

LANDFALL.

JOHN TAN IS CBN ASIA'S

GENERAL MANAGER.

HE SAYS WHILE MOST OF THE

ATTENTION IS FOCUSED ON

TACLOBAN, THE HARDEST HIT

CITY JUST NORTH OF HERE,

DOZENS OF TOWNS LIKE GUIAN

ARE STRUGGLING TO COPE.

CBN DISASTER RELIEF AND

LOCAL PARTNERS DELIVERED

MUCH-NEEDED FOOD, BLANKETS,

TENTS, SLEEPING MATS, AND

CLOTHES.

FROM TODAY, WE HOPE THAT

WE CAN CONTINUE TO BRING

MORE GOODS ON A DAILY

BASIS.

George: ANTONIO IS

OVERSEEING THE EMERGENCY

SUPPLIES COMING INTO THE

GIUAN'S AIRPORT.

FOOD IS SCARCE.

IT IS HARD TO GET TO OUR

CITY.

BUT THE FOOD YOU BROUGHT AND

OTHER MATERIALS WILL BE A

BIG HELP.

George: SECURITY IS A

BIG CONCERN.

THE PHILIPPINE ARMY AND

POLICE ARE ON THE GROUND TO

KEEP RESIDENTS FROM LOOTING

AND RIOTING.

THE SECURITY IS MUCH

BETTER NOW THAT POLICE FROM

DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE

COUNTRY ARE HERE TO WATCH

OVER THE TOWN.

George: GRACE AMON IS

AMONG HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS

WAITING AT THE AIRPORT TO

ESCAPE THE CHAOTIC AFTERMATH

OF THE STORM.

I'M MEETING MY FAMILY AND

GOING TO MANILA TO GET

HELP.

WE'VE LOST EVERYTHING.

George: FIVE DAYS AFTER

THE TERRIBLE TYPHOON RAVAGED

LARGE SWATS OF THE COUNTRY'S

MID SECTION, MANY ARE

DESPERATE.

I LOST EVERYTHING.

WHAT I'M WEARING TODAY IS

ALL I HAVE.

I'VE BEEN WEARING THE SAME

CLOTHES SINCE THE TYPHOON

HAIYAN.

THIS WAS OUR DINING AREA.

OVER THERE WAS THE BEDROOM.

George: OTHERS HAVE NO

OTHER OPTION BUT TO STAY.

I WENT IN THE CORNER,

LIKE THIS, AND MY CHILD WAS

NEXT TO ME WITH A HELMET

ON.

AND MY OTHER CHILD HERE AND

MY WIFE IN THIS CORNER.

George: DESPITE THE

CHALLENGES AHEAD, STEVE SAYS

THAT HE'LL SOMEHOW FIND A

WAY TO REBUILD BECAUSE THIS

IS, AFTER ALL, HOME.

WE DON'T KNOW WHERE WE GO

FROM HERE.

BUT WE ARE JUST THANKFUL TO

GOD TO BE ALIVE.

FOR NOW, WE JUST TAKE ONE

DAY AT A TIME.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, GIUAN,

PHILIPPINES.

Mark: FOR MORE ON WHAT

CBN DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS

ARE DOING AND HOW YOU CAN

HELP, VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

Wendy: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION SAYS FEWER

THAT 27,000 PEOPLE SIGNED UP

FOR FEDERAL PLANS ON HEALTH

HEALTHCARE.GOV.

THAT ANNOUNCEMENT AFTER THE

MAN TASKED WITH FIXING THE

GLITCHES APPEARED ON CAPITOL

HILL THIS MORNING.

JOHN JESSUP REPORTS.

Reporter: THIS IS

OBAMACARE'S ALL-STAR

TECHNICAL TEAM.

USUALLY I.T. EXPERTS LIKE

THESE WORK QUIETLY BEHIND

THE SCENES.

TODAY THEY CAME FRONT AND

CENTER AT A HEARING ON

CAPITOL HILL, TAKING FIRE

FROM THE HEALTH CARE LAW'S

CRITICS ON EVERYTHING FROM

THE FLAWED WEBSITE TO

SECURITY RISKS FOR POTENTIAL

USERS.

WELL, YOU'VE GOT THE

FANCY TITLE.

YOU'RE THE CHIEF INFORMATION

OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES

OF AMERICA.

THAT'S A PRETTY BIG TITLE.

AND YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

THIS BEFORE THE BIGGEST

DOMESTIC POLICY PROGRAM

WEBSITE IN THE HISTORY OF

THIS COUNTRY EVER IS

LAUNCHED?

AND YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT

THIS?

Reporter: AT THE CENTER

OF THE FIRING SQUAD --

THAT SCARES US.

Reporter: THEY HAVE THE

DESIGNATED MAN TO FIX THE

WEBSITE.

HIS APPEARANCE, THE RESULT

OF A SUBPOENA, CHALLENGED BY

THE WHITE HOUSE.

BEFORE THE ROLLOUT, THE

ADMINISTRATION SAID THE

SYSTEM WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO

HANDLE 60,000 SIMULTANEOUS

USERS ON THE WEBSITE.

NOW, ONLY A MONTH LATER, HE

CONFIRMED IT COULD ONLY

SUPPORT A FRACTION OF THAT.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL

US, FOR THE RECORD, BASED ON

YOUR WORKING ON THIS, WHAT

NUMBER THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

CAN SIMULTANEOUSLY BE ON THE

SITE WORKING ON IT ON DAY

ONE BEFORE THE SYSTEM BEGAN

TO TIME OUT.

THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN

COMFORTABLY HANDLING, AT

PRESENT, ABOUT 20,000 TO

25,000 CURRENT USERS.

Reporter: PARKS SAYS IT

IS IMPROVING BY THE WEEK,

NOW ABLE TO PROCESS 17,000

RE,000 REGISTRATIONS AN

HOUR.

BUT REPUBLICANS ASKED WHY

THE ROLLOUT WASN'T DELAYED

IF IT WASN'T READY FOR PRIME

TIME.

DEMOCRATS SAY REPUBLICANS

HAVE NO INTEREST IN

IMPROVING OBAMACARE.

NOBODY IN HIS ROOM,

NOBODY IN THIS COUNTRY,

BELIEVES THAT REPUBLICANS

WANT TO FIX THE WEBSITE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE, A

GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL WARNS

THE WEBSITE TROUBLE MAY NOT

BE FIXED BY THE END OF THE

MONTH, AS PROMISED.

THE ISSUE IS BEGINNING TO

BOG DOWN THE PRESIDENT'S

APPROVAL RATINGS.

ONLY 39% NOW APPROVE OF HIS

JOB PERFORMANCE IN A NEW

POLL, AND 54% DISAPPROVE.

AND BY A 52-44% MARGIN,

PEOPLE SAY THE PRESIDENT IS

NOT HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Mark: FORMER PRESIDENT

BILL CLINTON IS WEIGHING

IN.

HE SAYS PRESIDENT OBAMA

SHOULD HONOR HIS PROMISE TO

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT

KEEPING THEIR HEALTH CARE

PLANS IF THEY LIKE THEM.

I PERSONALLY BELIEVE,

EVEN IF IT TAKES A CHANGE IN

THE LAW, THE PRESIDENT

SHOULD HONOR THE COMMITMENT

THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

MADE TO THOSE PEOPLE AND LET

THEM KEEP WHAT THEY'VE GOT.

Mark: CLINTON ALSO SAID

OBAMACARE'S BOTCHED WEBSITE

ROLLOUT IS A BIG PROBLEM,

BUT SAYS THE COUNTRY IS

BETTER OFF WITH THE LAW THAN

WITHOUT IT.

Wendy: PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S NOMINEE TO BE

SECRETARY OF HOMELAND

SECURITY, JAY JOHNSON, HAD

HIS SENATE CONFIRMATION

HEARING TODAY.

I RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT I

AM READY, WILLING, AND ABLE

TO LEAD THE DEPARTMENT OF

HOMELAND SECURITY.

Wendy: COUNTERTERRORISM

RANKS THIRD ON HIS LIST OF

PRIORITIES.

HE IS MORE FOCUSED ON

FILLING KEY LEADERSHIP

POSITIONS, AND IMPROVING

MORALE AT THE DEPARTMENT.

LINDSAY GRAHAM IS VOWING TO

BLOCK JOHNSON'S NOMINATION,

IN AN EFFORT TO FORCE THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO

DISCLOSE MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT THE CONSULATE ATTACK

IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA.

Mark: THE STATE

DEPARTMENT IS OFFICIALLY

DESIGNATING THE GROUP BOKO

HARAM A TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION.

THE GROUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR

THOUSANDS OF DEATHS IN

NIGERIA OVER THE LAST

SEVERAL YEARS, INCLUDING THE

KILLINGS OF MANY CIVILIANS.

DESIGNATING THE GROUP A

TERRORIST ORGANIZATION MEANS

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL

TRANSACTIONS WITH THE

ORGANIZATION ARE BLOCKED.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT CALLS

TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT AN

IMPORTANT STEP TO HELP

NIGERIA ROOT OUT VIOLENT

EXTREMISM.

Wendy:

PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI PEACE

TALKS HAVE HIT ANOTHER

ROADBLOCK.

THE PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATING

TEAM HAS RESIGNED.

THE TALKS BEGAN BACK IN JULY

AFTER A NEARLY FIVE-YEAR

BREAK, BUT NEGOTIATIONS

STOPPED LAST WEEK AFTER

ISRAEL ANNOUNCED PLANS TO

BUILD MORE SETTLEMENTS ON

THE WEST BANK.

THE CHIEF PALESTINIAN

NEGOTIATOR SAID SETTLEMENT

BUILDING IN EAST JERUSALEM

AND THE WEST BANK IS THE

ISSUE THAT WILL MAKE OUR

BREAK THE NEGOTIATIONS.

A SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS

NEGOTIATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO

CONTINUE.

Mark: ISRAELI

INTELLIGENCE MINISTER IS

WARNING AGAINST ANY TYPE OF

DEAL ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR

PROGRAM.

SAYING ANY TYPE OF AGREEMENT

BETWEEN TEHRAN AND LEADING

WORLD POWERS WOULD ACTUALLY

LEGITIMIZE THEIR NUCLEAR

PROGRAM.

IT HE IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT

FOR AN INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNITY TO BACKTRACK ON A

DEAL ONCE IT IS SIGNED.

NOW, A PARTIAL AGREEMENT,

IRAN HAS IN A VERY

SOPHISTICATED WAY ACHIEVED

LEGITIMATIZATION FOR BEING

AND REMAINING A THRESHOLD

NUCLEAR COUNTRY.

Mark: THAT MEANS IRAN

COULD ACHIEVE NUCLEAR

CAPABILITY IN LESS THAN A

YEAR.

DESPITE THE FACT THEY HAVE

VIOLATED UNITED NATIONS

SANCTIONS.

Wendy: AMERICAN PASTOR

SAEED ABEDINI HAS BEEN

DENIED HIS MEDICATION IN

IRAN.

HIS FATHER TRIED TO VISIT

HIM THIS WEEK, BUT HE WAS

TURNED AWAY.

HE BROUGHT ABEDINI'S

MEDICATION, AS WELL AS HIS

PERSONAL BELONGINGS.

BUT PRISON OFFICIALS TOLD

HIM ABEDINI WASN'T ALLOWED

TO HAVE THEM.

ABEDINI HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED

TO A HORRIBLE PRISON, WHERE

HE IS SURROUNDED BY 22,000

OF IRAN'S MOST VIOLENT

CRIMINALS, INCLUDING

MURDERERS, RAPISTS, AND DRUG

ADDICTS.

AND IT IS A PLACE TO DUMP

POLITICAL PRISONERS OUT OF

SIGHT.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE WARNS THAT

PASTOR ABEDINI'S LIFE IS AT

STAKE.

Mark: 21 NATIONS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST AND NEARBY

REGIONS SAY THE ERADICATION

OF POLIO IS A PRIORITY.

THE WORLD HEALTH

ORGANIZATION SAYS THE

NATIONS BELIEVE PAKISTAN IS

A KEY PART OF THE PROBLEM.

THE HEALTH AGENCY SAYS THE

JOINT RESOLUTION CALLS ON

PAKISTAN TO QUICKLY

VACCINATE ALL OF ITS

CHILDREN TO PREVENT IT FROM

SPREADING NATIONALLY.

THE POLIO VIRUS HAS BEEN

CONFIRMED IN AT LEAST 13

CHILDREN IN A NORTHERN

SYRIAN PROVINCE.

THE CHILDREN BECAME

PARALYZED.

THE HEALTH AGENCY SAYS THIS

SYRIA OUTBREAK COMES FROM A

POLIO STRAIN THAT BEGAN IN

PAKISTAN.

Wendy: AFGHANISTAN

PRODUCED THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL

OF OPIUM EVER THIS YEAR,

ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM

THE UNITED NATIONS.

THAT'S DESPITE NEARLY

$7 BILLION SPENT BY THE U.S.

TO STOP THE PRODUCTION.

AFGHANISTAN IS THE WORLD'S

LARGEST OPIUM PRODUCER,

GROWING 90% OF THE WORLD'S

CROP.

DESPITE THIS TANGIBLE

PROGRAMS THAT IN THE WORK OF

NARCOTICS, THE ADDICTION

RATES ARE STILL GOING UP FAR

BEYOND ONE MILLION.

AND FOR THE THIRD

CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN A ROW,

WE WITNESSED AN INCREASE IN

OPIUM CULTIVATION.

Wendy: THE POPPIES

BRING IN UP TO $200 PER

KILOGRAM FOR FARMERS.

COMPARE THAT TO JUST 41

CENTS FOR WHEAT.

THE HIGH PROFIT MAKES IT

DIFFICULT FOR THE GOVERNMENT

TO GET RID OF THE CROP.

Mark: COMING UP, HOW

FILIPINO FAMILIES HERE IN

THE U.S. ARE COPING WITH THE

DEVASTATING TYPHOON IN THEIR

HOME COUNTRY.

Mark: RETURNING NOW TO

OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT, MANY

FILIPINO FAMILIES IN IT'S

U.S. ARE NOT SURE WHEN

THEY'LL HEAR FROM FAMILY

MEMBERS LIVING EP THE

TYPHOON-HIT AREAS OF THE

PHILLIPIANS.

Wendy: IT IS A PAINFUL

WAITING GAME FOR MANY, AND

IT COULD LOST INDEFINITELY.

HEATHER CELLS HAS MORE.

Reporter: FOR THE THREE

MILLION FILIPINOS IN THE

U.S., THERE IS TREMENDOUS

CONCERN ABOUT THE

DEVASTATION IN THEIR

HOMELAND.

I FEEL LIKE I'M CRYING,

HONESTLY.

I FELT SO BAD.

I WISH WE COULD DO

SOMETHING.

I FEEL REAL SAD ABOUT MY

COUNTRYMEN.

Reporter: IT IS PERHAPS

MOST PAINFUL FOR THOSE STILL

UNABLE TO REACH THEIR

FAMILY, LIKE FRANKY

TRIPOLI.

EVEN AS HE RUNS HIS SEAFOOD

BUSINESS, HIS THOUGHTS ARE

WITH HIS SISTER AND BROTHER,

WHO LIVE IN HARD-HIT LEYTE.

I JUST KEEP WATCHING THE

NEWS AND I TRY TO CALL, BUT

I CANNOT REACH THEM.

I HAVE MY FAMILY THERE.

MY PARENTS ARE THERE, AND

TWO BROTHERS.

Reporter: FOR EDGAR

BUNA, THERE IS TEARS AS HE

WORRIES ABOUT HIS FAMILY'S

SAFETY AND WELL-BEING.

THERE HAS BEEN NO WORD FROM

THEM SINCE THE TYPHOON

STRUCK.

I'M JUST HOPING THAT I

CAN CONTACT THEM, YOU KNOW,

AND HEAR THEIR VOICE.

IT'S A WAIT AND SEE

GAME.

THERE IS NOT SOLUTION FOR

THAT.

WE'RE FacebookING, AND

TWITTERING.

Reporter: THEY ARE

ORGANIZING DONATIONS FROM

SOME 40,000 OF HER

COUNTRYMEN IN SOUTHEAST

VIRGINIA.

SHE IS ALSO TRYING TO REACH

FRIENDS IN THE PHILIPPINES,

AND SHE IS TAKING THE ADVICE

OF A CLOSE FRIEND ON THE

GROUND WHOM SHE HEARD FROM.

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO IS

SUCH A HAMTARIAN, AND SHE

GOES, NAOMI, JUST KEEPING ON

PRAYING.

THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO, IS

JUST PRAY.

Reporter: FOR NOW THE

PRAYING AND WAITING AND NEWS

WATCHING CONTINUE AS

FILIPINOS HERE HOPE FOR THE

BEST.

REPORTING IN VIRGINIA BEACH,

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, WHY

CUTTING CHOLESTEROL MAY NOT

ACTUALLY BE THE KEY TO

WARDING OFF HEART DISEASE.

Wendy: DOCTORS IN THE

U.S. ARE URGING MORE PEOPLE

TO CONSIDER TAKING STATIN

DRUGS TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL.

THE AMERICAN HEART

ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN

COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY HAS

ISSUED THE FIRST NEW

GUIDELINES IN A DECADE FOR

PREVENTING HEART ATTACKS AND

STROKES.

AND THEY CALL FOR TWICE AS

MANY AMERICANS TO CONSIDER

TAKING STATIN DRUGS.

UNDER THE NEW ADVICE,

33 MILLION AMERICANS WOULD

MEET THE THRESHOLD FOR

TAKING THE MEDICINE.

THAT'S 44% OF MEN AND 22% OF

WOMEN.

STILL, MANY DOCTORS SAY ONLY

A SMALL PERCENTAGE ACTUALLY

NEED THE DRUG.

HEART DISEASE IS AMERICA'S

NUMBER ONE KILLER, BUT WHAT

REALLY CAUSES IT?

Mark: FIRST DOCTORS

BLAMED CHOLESTEROL, AND THEN

WE HEARD ONLY BAD

CHOLESTEROL IS THE PROBLEM.

Wendy: NOW SOME

CARDIOLOGISTS ARE CHANGING

THEIR DIAGNOSIS AGAIN.

LORI JOHNSON HAS MORE AND

TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT.

Reporter: IN THE FIGHT

FOR BETTER HEALTH, AMERICANS

VIEW CHOLESTEROL AS PUBLIC

ENEMY NUMBER ONE.

DOCTORS TELL US TO STAY AWAY

FROM FOOD HIGH IN SATURATED

FAT, LIKE BUTTER, EGGS, AND

MEAT, BECAUSE IT'S

RESPONSIBLE FOR HEART

DISEASE.

BUT WHAT IF THAT'S WRONG?

YOU KNOW, CHOLESTEROL WAS

FOUND AT THE SCENE OF THE

CRIME FOR HEART DISEASE, BUT

IT'S NOT THE PERPETRATOR.

Reporter: CARDIOLOGIST

STEPHEN SINATRA, AND A

GROWING NUMBER OF

PHYSICIANS, BELIEVE

CHOLESTEROL DOES NOT CAUSE

HEART DISEASE.

THEY POINT THE FINGER AT

IMFLAMMATION, WHICH CAN BE

CAUSED BY EATING TOO MUCH

SUGAR.

SINATRA ADMITS A SMALL

FRACTION OF CHOLESTEROL IS

BAD BECAUSE IT IS

INFLAMMATORY, BUT FOR THE

MOST PART IT IS GOOD FOR

YOU.

CHOLESTEROL, MANY TIMES,

CAN BE A GIFT IN DISGUISE, A

HIGHER CHOLESTEROL.

Reporter: IN HIS NEW

BOOK, "THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL

MYTH," SINATRA EXPLAINS THAT

SINCE HALF OF ALL PATIENTS

HOSPITALIZED FOR HEART

DISEASE HAVE HIGH

CHOLESTEROL, THAT MEANS THE

OTHER HALF HAVE LOW

CHOLESTEROL.

I WAS DOING ANGIOGRAMS ON

PEOPLE WITH CHOLESTEROLS OF

150, AND THEY HAD FAR

ADVANCED HEART DISEASE.

AND I WAS DOING AN ANGIOGRAM

ON PEOPLE WITH CHOLESTEROLS

OF 280, AND THEY HAD NO

HEART DISEASE.

Reporter: MOST DOCTORS

PRESCRIBE

CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING STATIN

DRUGS TO THEIR PATIENTS, BUT

SINATRA SAYS ONLY A SMALL

PERCENTAGE ACTUALLY NEEDS

THE DRUG.

HE ONLY PRESCRIBES STATINS

TO MIDDLE-AGED MEN WITH

CORONARY HEART DISEASE, LIKE

ALBERT TASE.

OTHER THAN GETTING OLDER,

I'M NOT FEELING ANY WORSE

FOR WEAR.

Reporter: SINATRA SAYS

A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

CAN BENEFIT FROM STATINS AS

AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, NOT TO

LOWER CHOLESTEROL.

BUT HE SAYS FOR MANY STATIN

USERS, THE RISKS OUTWEIGH

THE GAINS.

THE SIDE EFFECTS OF

STATINS ARE GROSSLY

UNDERREPORTED.

Reporter: MUSCLE PAIN

AND FATIGUE ARE TWO KEY

COMPLAINTS.

DOC, I CAN'T GET OUT OF A

CHAIR ANYMORE.

I HAVE WEAKNESS IN MY

THIGHS.

I CAN'T PLAY DOUBLES

TENNIS.

I WALK THE DOG AND I

EXHAUSTED.

THESE ARE STATIN SIDE

EFFECTS.

HOWEVER, A LOT OF THE

DOCTORS OR THE PATIENTS

THINK THEY'RE GETTING

OLDER.

THEY'RE NOT GETTING OLDER.

THESE ARE STATIN SIDE

EFFECTS.

Reporter: PATIENTS OVER

70 ARE ESPECIALLY

VULNERABLE.

THEY CAN'T REMEMBER

NAMES.

THEY CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE

THEY PUT THEIR GLASSES OR

KEYS.

THEY FORGET SOMETIMES WHO

THEY ARE.

BUT IF YOU DO TAKE A STATIN,

IT CAN ACTUALLY BRING ON THE

ON-SET OF ALZHEIMER'S

DISEASE BY 15 YEARS.

Reporter: SO WHILE

STATINS MAY OR MAY NOT BE

RIGHT FOR YOU, ONE THING IS

CERTAIN: REDUCING

INFLAMMATION IS GOOD FOR

YOUR HEART NO MATTER WHO YOU

ARE.

THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS

CUT BACK ON SUGAR.

CHOLESTEROL IS SORT OF

YOUR FRIEND.

SUGAR IS YOUR FOE.

IT'S THE VILLAIN.

IT'S YOUR ENEMY.

Reporter: SUGAR DAMAGES

ARTERIES, INCREASES BLOOD

PRESSURE, AND AGES YOUR

ORGANS.

AND WE'RE NOT JUST TALKING

ABOUT SODA AND CANDY.

BUT ALSO FOOD THAT TURNS

INTO SUGAR AS SOON AS YOU

EAT IT.

REFINED CARBOHYDRATES, LIKE,

WHITE BREAD, WHITE PASTA,

AND WHITE RICE.

68-YEAR-OLD JOAN JACKSON IS

LIVING PROOF THAT A LOW

SUGAR DIET IMPROVES YOUR

HEART.

AT ONE POINT SHE NEEDED A

HEART TRANSPLANT, BUT AFTER

CHANGING HER DIET AND

LIFESTYLE, JOAN WAS TAKEN

OFFER THE TRANSPLANT LIST.

I FEEL GREAT.

I'M NOT GOING TO SAY I'M 16,

BUT I FEEL GREAT FOR MY

AGE.

I FEEL LIKE I CAN DO

ANYTHING AND ACCOMPLISH

ANYTHING I WANT TO.

Reporter: HER SECRET,

GOOD OLD-FASHIONED SELF

CONTROL.

WE HAVE A TENDENCY OF

SAYING, I WANT THAT LAST

PIECE OF PIE.

OR I'M GOING TO HAVE THIS

PIECE OF CANDY, BUT

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SAY

NO.

Reporter: DR. SINATRA

DESCRIBES HIS HEALTHIEST

PATIENTS AS THOSE WHO AVOID

SUGAR AND REFINED

CARBOHYDRATES, AND GET THIS,

FILL UP ON FATS.

HE HIGHLY RECOMMENDS

UNSATURATED FATS LIKE NUTS,

AVOCADOS, FISH, AND OLIVE

OIL.

AND HE EVEN TOUTS SATURATED

FATS, LIKE UNPROCESSED MEAT

AND COCONUT OIL.

COCONUT OIL IS A

SATURATED FAT, IT REALLY

PROTECTS YOU.

Reporter: BUT STAY AWAY

FROM TRANS-FAT, WHICH IS

MANMADE, AND ADDED TO MOST

PACKAGED FOODS.

I CALL TRANS-FATS IN

GUIDED MISSILES THAT CAUSE

ENORMOUS IMFLAMMATION OF

BLOOD VESSELS.

Reporter: REMEMBER TO

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE

INGREDIENTS IN YOUR FOOD.

THE WORD HYDROGENATED IS

YOUR RED FLAG BECAUSE THAT

MEANS TRANS-FAT.

SO WHILE DOCTORS MAY

DISAGREE ABOUT WHETHER

CHOLESTEROL CAUSES HEART

DISEASE, ONE THING IS

CERTAIN: IF YOU GO EASY ON

SUGAR AND TRANS-FATS, YOU'RE

HEADED IN THE RIGHT

DIRECTION.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, A LOOK

AT THE NEW WAY PEOPLE ARE

PAYING TO RIDE THE SUBWAY IN

RUSSIA.

Wendy: SUBWAY RIDERS IN

RUSSIA ARE GETTING INTO THE

OLYMPIC SPIRIT.

Mark: AND ALSO GETTING

INTO SHAPE.

A VENDING MACHINE HAS BEEN

SET UP AT ONE OF MOSCOW'S

SUBWAY STATIONS.

IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO EARN A

FREE TICKET BY DOING

SQUATS.

RIDERS CAN DO 30 SQUATS

INSTEAD OF PAYING THE

REGULAR 30 RUBLE FEE.

THE CATCH?

THE MACHINE GIVES PEOPLE A

TWO-MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND

SCANS TO MAKE SURE THE

SQUATS ARE DONE CORRECTLY.

[CHEERING]

Mark: SHE GOT HER

TICKET THERE.

THE PURPOSE IS TO PROMOTE

SPORTS AND FITNESS IN

ADVANCE OF THE 2014 WINTER

OLYMPICS AND SOCHI, RUSSIA.

I WONDER IF AMERICANS WOULD

GO FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK YOU

COULD DO 30 SQUATS IN TWO

MINUTES.

Mark: I THINK SO.

Wendy: I THINK I COULD,

TOO.

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