Over 45% of people are harmed or killed by low-fat diets. Consider the fact that 60% of people who have heart attacks have "normal" cholesterol and triglyceride levels (because other factors, such as CRP inflammation level, homocysteine, types of LDL and HDL (subclasses), etc. aren't taken into consideration. (Caution: for some people, low-fat diets are beneficial.)


The advice, diets and prescriptions given to me by several cardiologists plugged my arteries, set me up for a major heart attack and arteriosclerosis with their one-size-fits-all low fat diet, and gave me a pre-cancerous liver with statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. Even when I found a lab (www.atherotech.com) which would perform the testing that I needed in order to learn how to undo this damage, Blue Cross refused to pay for the test (which was the same price as a regular lipid profile but included additional tests for no charge), calling it "experimental". [Search below for atherotech for an update about Big Pharma and Banks forcing them to go bankrupt and out of business after 20 years.] Dr. Superko at Berkeley discovered very dangerous small-particle LDL cholesterol (the most harmful subtype of LDL) more than 55 years ago. I dropped off 25 pounds of medical abstracts proving that it was not experimental, so BC had a Richmond cardiologist review my request for them to reconsider paying for the $60 test that saved my life. He also thought that it was "experimental". One of the doctors who run the continuing education courses for cardiologists in the Grand Tetons, CO said that of all the cardiologists in the state of VA, only 2 had actually gone to updated continuing education courses; he said that the rest are too busy making money (with outdated training).

 

Our family (it's genetic) needs about 30% of our calories to be from healthy oils (fish oil with the mercury & PCB's removed, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, flax seed [not oil], etc.) and we need to avoid white starch and sugar or our triglycerides will go sky-high and the bad chol (LDL) will become worse (it'll turn into "small-particle LDL", which is a lot more atherogenic) and the HDL will convert to a form that is not beneficial. There is a blood test that can be done for this; fortunately, I had my blood tested while I was following the doctor's low-fat diet instructions to the letter and found that my health was in jeopardy. Most people cheat on their diets by eating extra fats/oils and thereby avoid being harmed or killed by their cardiologist's advice. I also had a carotid ultrasound scan done that showed my carotid arteries were plugged up significantly. In addition the various cholesterol-lowering drugs (Atromid-S/clofibrate, Mevacor & Lipitor) severely elevated my liver enzymes, putting my liver in jeopardy from possible liver cancer that cholesterol-lowering prescriptions often cause. Fortunately, after I discontinued the prescriptions and took supplements (shown on my Hepatitis page), my SGOT/SGPT (ALT/AST) came back down to normal.

 

It's best that any grains you eat be whole grains (e.g., brown rice, whole grain macaroni/spaghetti/bread, old fashioned organic whole oats (with no hydrogenated fat added), beans (with no fat added), millet, amyranth, and other whole grains. Be wary of products stating that they're "whole grain" or "whole wheat" but list regular, unbleached, unbromated wheat flour in their ingredients, along with a token amount of whole wheat.) See my "Metabolic Type" webpage for information on finding out what metabolic type you are.

 

Another thing to avoid totally is hydrogenated (trans) fat, which causes cancer and heart disease. Freshly ground organic flaxseed (taken with GLA, or gamma lineolic acid -- see https://www.jonbarron.org/cancer-alternative-cancer-therapies/health-benefits-flax-seed), raw almonds and shelled, raw pumpkin seeds have good oil in them, too.


Fats and Oils Made Simple

2/d Arctic Ruby Oil (much better than fish oil. For explanation, see: http://www.immunocorp.com/index.php/product/arctic-ruby-oil) (molecularly distilled liquid oil -- and avoid omega-6 oils: corn, safflower, soybean, sunflower, peanut, canola, etc.), ,  Omega-3 oils are absolutely essential with cancer and heart disease.

Canola Oil: The Un-healthiest Alternative

Healthy Oils are very important, also. Fish oil oxidizes at room temperature outside your body, and oxidizes as soon as it hits your stomach, increasing free radicals. See this article about Arctic Ruby Oil and other healthy oils you should take instead.

Doctors Don't Know Diets

American Heart Association President Suffers Heart Attack at 52
Many AHA Recommendations Worsen Heart Health...


Cardiologist or criminal? / Death by Cardiologist
From Doctor's House Call email, 9/23/2014
Al Sears, MD
11905 Southern Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

The first time I published this special report about the media censored “cardio-corruption scandal,” I ruffled some feathers.

And I’ll tell you straight up... No one has corrupted modern medicine more than cardiologists.

Today, I’ll show you how cardiologists are actually causing heart disease, and how to access the ONE breakthrough that takes heart disease off the table for good.

Everything you need is in the special report below.

To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD

Shocking details from the U.S. Justice Department reveal cardiologists are actually CAUSING heart disease in otherwise healthy patients... by forcing them to take drugs, and submit to surgeries they don’t need.

One of their most profitable scams is the stent, a medical tube inserted into a blocked artery to keep it open.

To be clear, there are times when stents can be helpful. But details from multiple lawsuits filed in Federal court found evidence of cardiologists pushing stents on patients with little—or even no sign—of heart disease.

For The Victims, It Means Injury,
Amputations, Permanent Disability, Or Death.

Take the case of Ruth Minter. A working mom with five children who loved working in her flower garden, Ruth went to the hospital complaining of stomach and back pain. She was referred to cardiologist Dr. Najam Azmat who examined her kidneys and recommended a stent to “improve blood flow.”

A healthy woman with no sign of heart disease, Ruth agreed because she trusted Dr. Azmat. But during the surgery, the cardiologist punctured her kidney with the catheter and Ruth started bleeding.

Mrs. Minter died 17 days later of hemorrhagic shock and multiple organ failure. And according to investigators at the Justice Department, her surgery was “not medically indicated.” 1 In other words, she didn’t need surgery in the first place.

And with over $110 billion generated from stents over the last decade, Harvard health-care economist William Hsiao admitted that the rush for big money has lead to, “corrupted practices.” 1

In spite of a few arrests, the vast majority of hospitals and cardiologists are getting away with murder.

But keep reading.

Today, I’ll show you how to see right through the misguided “advice” cardiologists are programmed to give you... and how to use a Nobel Prize-winning technology that could wipe out heart disease forever.

So Why Haven’t You Heard About This Cardio-Corruption Scandal?

According to the U.S. Justice Department, the cases filed by whistle-blowers are placed “under seal” by a Federal Judge.

No one can talk about them, no matter how egregious the corruption was. It’s all under lock and key.

That’s why you may never hear about this corruption in the media.

What’s more, court records show the hospitals that employ these cardiologists help cover up their tracks, hide them from prosecution, and allow them to continue working. Even when they have a track record of injuring—or killing—patients.

And needless stents are just one of the many horrors being forced on you by these corrupt "heart specialists."  

Blood pressure drugs are another.

My old office manager J.F. was on beta-blockers for high blood pressure.

I put her on a treadmill once to give her a stress test, and nothing happened.

She got extremely short of breath, but her heart couldn't keep up. Her heart rate was still at 80 beats per minute (bpm). She couldn't challenge her heart and make it stronger because the drug was making her heart WEAKER.

Over time, beta-blockers will turn your heart into a fat, lazy, incompetent water balloon. You already had high blood pressure to deal with, now you have a gross de-conditioning of your heart.

How did this happen?

Because NO ONE has Corrupted Modern Medicine More Than Cardiologists

Cardiologists are all about using heart drugs, technology, and surgery but are opposed to the general concept of analyzing your health and how to improve it.

It's a true, but sad state of affairs that a cardiologist can't tell you any more about how to improve the health of your heart than the average person you meet on the street.

They know virtually nothing about it.

They know how to use drugs. But the drugs are not health enhancing. In fact, there are no categories of cardiac drugs that I don't disagree with. One by one, I ruled all the drugs out.

If you are in any way concerned about your heart, I want you to know we already have a proven solution to heart disease.

This solution, which won a Nobel Prize in Medicine, is NOT a drug or surgical procedure. This may explain why it's been either ignored or overlooked by cardiologists and dismissed by the American Heart Association.

But this therapy is something you can use on your own, without a prescription or permission from your cardiologist – even if you've already suffered a heart attack.

It's safe, natural, and works at a cellular level to restore all the characteristics of a youthful heart.

I've been using this therapy with my own patients for over five years. Time and time again I've succeeded in:

    Lowering high blood pressure and keeping it within normal range

    Reversing congestive heart failure with improved "ejection fraction," the measure of your heart's pumping power

    Accelerating the healing process with patients recovering from a heart attack

    Restoring blood vessel flexibility and reducing plaque buildup

    Improving circulation, physical performance and overall energy levels

Incredible as this may sound, the "secret" is finally out, documented, verified and published by one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world.

And in the next few minutes, you'll learn exactly how this discovery works – and how you can start using it TODAY to revive and re-energize your tired heart...

Article continues at:
http://health-nutrition-wellness.info/death-by-cardiologist/
and:
www.alsearsmd.com/landing/MB_NM_Health_Solo_CC_DeathbyCard_20140728.html


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Congestive Heart Failure
From our book Bypassing Bypass, published in 2002
www.mnwelldir.org/docs/cardio/cardio15.htm    

Five years after being diagnosed with CHF, only 50% of patients are still alive. Medications often administered for CHF such as diuretics (because the heart, in this condition, can hold a lot of excess water) can have a debilitating effect on the heart since they wash away the water-soluble B vitamins that your weakened heart really needs. Potassium is also washed away by diuretics and potassium deficiency can lead to sudden heart failure as seen in cases of anorexia nervosa.

After seven years of research, we’ve concluded that Dr West’s take on CHF stands head and shoulders above anything else we’ve uncovered. He is the person who coined the term “beriberi of the heart” and was quoted wherever we went in our research. Thus, we present a paper by Dr West in its entirety.

Most people first hear the terrifying term “congestive heart failure” when they are hospitalized for heart problems. The term is a misnomer, and it would be better named “heart muscle weakness” or “beriberi of the heart”.

This increasingly common problem in America is almost always a symptom only. And despite the pronouncement of congestive heart failure (CHF), your heart is usually not failing or quitting, and your condition is not terminal — if you take action to correct it!

Though recently it has been noted that the death rate from heart disease and cancer in the U.S. are dropping, the number of cases of congestive heart failure has doubled during the same time that all other heart disease rates have been decreasing.

Congestive Heart Failure

According to the American Heart Association, CHF is a condition whereby your heart ‘becomes weakened’ and can no longer pump out all the blood that flows into it. CHF is the most common cause of hospitalization for people over age 65. It will kill more than 50,000 people this year, and it will cost the health care system more than $50 billion per year.

But just why does the heart become ‘weakened?’ In most cases, CHF is only a symptom. The cause of the problem in most cases is what Dr Bruce West calls American beriberi or beriberi of the heart. Once that is understood, treatment can be instituted, and a terrifying ‘disease’ can lose its mystery and can be handled systematically with common sense and proper nutrition. For these reasons, if you have a heart problem, or if heart problems run in your family, the following article is the most important article you will read in any publication this year:

My Healing Heart Secrets
Congestive Heart Failure

by Dr Bruce West

Beriberi of the Heart

Those of you who were born in the rice belts of America may remember beriberi. It is a disease caused by a lack of certain B vitamins. It results in nerve conductivity problems, weakness, and muscle paralysis. And CHF is a problem of poor nerve conductivity to the heart, an almost paralyzing weakness of the heart muscle, and the resultant failure of the heart muscle to be able to pump out blood. Are you getting the picture?

Although never recognized by the FDA, vitamin B4 (in combination with vitamin B1) is one of the main nutrients needed for proper heart muscle action. This nutrient is routinely missing from American diets. The so-called fortifying of foods with synthetic B1 simply does not make up for deficient B4 stores in the average diet. [Editor’s note: Vitamin B4 is the name given to what was later identified as a mixture of the amino acids arginine, glycine, and cysteine.]

Vitamin B4 cannot be synthesized. And even if someday it is manufactured in the lab, the synthetic version would probably not get the job done when it comes to CHF. You see, in reality, all the B vitamins — including B4 and B1 — are linked together by what are known as phytochemicals. This is another name for plant chemicals. It is these chemicals found in live plant materials that activate vitamins and minerals.

This is the reason why the most exciting studies being done today involve plant extracts and concentrates. This also explains why such great results in cancer prevention are achieved with foods, yet cannot be duplicated by isolated nutrients like beta carotene or synthetic vitamin E. These isolates do not contain the entire plant nutrient complex, including phytochemicals needed to activate the vitamins and minerals.

The Weakened Heart

The heart is just like other muscles. When it is weakened, it becomes enlarged, congested, flaccid, and often prolapsed (dropped from its original position in the chest). It is not unusual to require a stethoscope placement three to five inches below the normal area when listening to a weakened heart.

In addition, a weakened heart simply cannot contract forcibly enough. Imagine if you had a weakened forearm and hand. Or imagine someone cutting off the nerve impulses to your fist. Now try to squeeze a tight fist. It becomes impossible. And in the end, you can only contract your hand weakly. The same thing happens with the muscle of your heart. Only in this case, due to a weak contraction, the blood entering the heart cannot be pumped out completely.

When this occurs, congestion takes place in the body. Your body is robbed of blood, nutrition, and oxygen. You become weak, tired, exhausted, and mentally spaced out. Your heart will often try to compensate by beating faster (trying to get the blood out with faster but weaker beats). When this happens, the condition becomes complicated by the tachycardia (racing heart).

Since nutritional deficiencies causing heart problems are rarely considered in the field of medicine, you are placed on powerful drugs that attempt to keep your heart beating and try to keep the congestion from becoming overwhelming. When your heart starts to race, more drugs are used to control your heartbeat. Meanwhile, you are getting weaker and weaker as your heart starves for the correct nutrition.

In fact, what you need to do is immediately ingest a nutrient-rich food that contains vitamins B4, B1, and plenty of phytochemicals. Unfortunately, eating a barrel of organic raw wheat germ is usually not feasible. So, in order to literally save your life, you’ll need to use a B vitamin complex supplement made from food and plant source material and processed in a way that preserves the phytochemicals (“sparks of life”).

What Happens?

Well, if I could have every CHF sufferer chew up six to nine Cataplex B tablets and 12 to 15 Cardio Plus tablets daily for 90 days, I could empty lots of cardiac wards, cut the $50 billion dollar CHF bill by two-thirds, and save untold numbers of lives and years of suffering. It’s not unusual for a CHF sufferer in the throes of tachycardia to have the heart calm right down to normal beats within 15 minutes of chewing up six to nine Cataplex B tablets. And upon getting plenty of the right nutrients into the system and to the heart muscle, it is not unusual for previously bedridden heart patients to simply get up out of bed, leave the hospital, and get back to life.

Correct Heart Care

If your heart cannot pump blood out of the ventricles into your circulatory system with adequate speed or strength, you will be “brain-starved”. What happens when you lack sufficient circulation and oxygen to your brain? You can go through years of chronic fatigue, live life “in a fog,” be incapable of concentrating or thinking properly, and generally live life as if your head is in a shroud. When vitamin B4 and other nutrients fuel the heart to beat properly, and circulation is once again strong, the fog lifts, your energy can return, and your life can once again have meaning.

Even if you are under the care of a cardiologist and taking lots of drugs, start the program anyway. Both you and your doctor will be amazed. Again, the scourge of congestive heart failure is most often simply an epidemic of American heart beriberi. Unlike the cases of beriberi in Asia where there simply wasn’t sufficient food distributed, American beriberi exists despite too much food.

The reason for this phenomenon is that most of the food being consumed is processed, nutritionally-dead food. This sets the stage for dramatic deficiencies of nutrients like vitamin B4, without which your heart will fail. And the fact that vitamin B4 acts in concert with vitamin B1 and other nutrients via phytochemicals explains why synthetic nutrient fortification of foods will not prevent congestive heart failure.

Get the Job Done

If you suffer from CHF, you need a clinical dose of the right nutrients now. This may be from six to 12 Cataplex B, 12 to 15 Cardio-Plus, and three to six Organic Minerals daily. In some cases, you’ll need to chew these supplements as they are made from food, and your body uses food from the mouth down. For most people, the very first week of chewing up some of this nutrition will provide relief. You’ll begin to feel much, much better. And why not? Your heart is now pumping previously congested blood out of your heart and through your arteries once again. This is a major medical miracle!

Other Factors

Two other major contributing factors involved in beriberi of the heart (congestive heart failure) are thyroid and adrenal function. Both these glands produce hormones that have a major affect on your heart. If you suffer from chronically low thyroid or adrenal failure, you’ll need protomorphogen support for these glands to maintain proper heart function

Only Food-Based Supplements Work

As I stated earlier, when it comes to CHF, you cannot expect that synthetic nutrients will get the job done. To repeat, vitamin B4 has not been synthesized. And B1 (thiamin) cannot do the job alone. In fact, any combination of synthetic B vitamins without the phytochemicals will simply not suffice. And I have thousands of heart graphs to prove this. In the case of CHF, only nutrients that are carefully vacuum-dehydrated from food will be effective. And to my knowledge, there is no other truly natural B vitamin complex in the world that matches the quality of Cataplex B.

So, with a condition as serious as this, be sure to use only the best. All the products I’ve discussed in this article are produced by Standard Process Labs. Once you start strengthening your heart, and after your heart’s stroke, beat, and strength are normalized, you can reduce your daily dosage of nutritional supplements.

However, in the beginning, remember that a solid clinical dose is required, as discussed in this article. When you compare this therapy with high-tech cardiology and powerful heart drugs that do nothing to strengthen your heart, you realize that this nutritional course is nothing short of a miracle. Go ahead! Amaze yourself and your cardiologist!

End of Article

Dr West publishes Health Alert. For subscription information, write to Health Alert, 100 Wilson Rd #110, Monterey CA 93940 or call 800-231-8063. For information about products or procedures in Dr West’s articles, you may also call that number.

If you are looking for Standard Process Labs supplements, check with your health care practitioner, or you can contact Immune Systems, at 800.231.8063 and order from Dr West any of the supplements he mentions in his articles.

Dr Rath’s recommendations begin, of course, with his basic recommendations we’ve already listed, but for CHF he goes on to recommend that you also increase the following:

Vitamin C, which assists the B vitamins and has been shown in independent studies in Germany to inhibit CHF [medinews.com staff writers: 14/11/2001; www.medinews.com]; vitamin E to protect the cell membranes; a good B vitamin complex (Dr West recommends Standard Process Labs—one of the best sources, next to food, that is); carnitine supplies energy to the mitochondria or “power plants” of the millions of cells in your heart; taurine, which, like carnitine is lacking in people who suffer heart failure.

Coenzyme Q10 is also recommended by Rath. Dr West, on the other hand, points to a double blind study that shows CoQ10 to be worthless in CHF. If you do enough research you’re bound to find contradictory studies. Since we found two studies (double blind) with results opposite of Dr West’s, to be fair to everyone, we’ll just have to go along with Dr Rath on this one and increase our CoQ10 and supply the heart’s high bio-energy demands. One study that found significantly low levels of CoQ10 in patients with CHF is: Folkers K., Vadhanavikit S., Mortensen S.A. (1985) Biochemical rationale and myocardial tissue data on the effective therapy of cardiomyopathy with coenzyme Q10. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., U.S.A., vol. 82(3), pp 901-904. Another study also linked the severity of the heart failure to the severity of CoQ10 deficiency [Mortensen S.A., Vadhanavikit S., Folkers K. (1984) Deficiency of coenzyme Q10 in myocardial failure. In: Drugs Exptl. Clin. Res. X(7) 497-502.]

Another large clinical study involving 1715 patients concluded that a short period of treatment (4 weeks) with 50 mg per day Coenzyme Q10 improves shortness of breath, palpitations, cyanosis, edema, heart rate and blood pressure in patients with stabilized heart failure. The study’s author concluded that a daily dosage of 50-100 mg increases contractile activity rapidly.

Patients with heart failure generally respond to Coenzyme Q10, as their tissues and blood have deficient levels of Coenzyme Q10 resulting from inadequate cellular biosynthesis.

More information on CoQ10 was found at Medline (online): Several clinical trials have recently shown that when patients with heart failure are treated with Coenzyme Q10 for months to years, serious complications such as pulmonary edema and ventricular arrhythmia are reduced in frequency. The number of hospitalizations is reduced and survival is increased.

Another supplement we uncovered (that will help you to avoid or reverse CHF) is the ancient Chinese herb Jiaogulan (pronounced JOW-goo-lawn). Researchers found that, on the average, people who used jiaogulan and died of natural causes had lived to the ripe old age of 100.

Besides being a very powerful antioxidant (and by now you should know the role of antioxidants in prevention/reversal of cardiovascular disease), we learned that jiaogulan regulates blood pressure. If too high, it lowers it; if too low, it raises it. It is an herb in the category of adaptogens, herbs that allow the body to adapt to stressors, whether physical or mental. Jiaogulan, like supplements that fight arterial damage, helps to lower the body’s need for cholesterol, and can lower cholesterol (LDL) levels significantly. (Michael Blumert, Dr Jialiu Liu, Jiaogulan: China’s “Immortality” Herb, Torchlight Publishing, Inc, 1999, p. 43)

In the Journal of Pharmacology (5[4]:321-322, 1990) we discovered that jiaogulan (the cypenosides seem to be the active compounds) increases the heart’s efficiency. Jiaogulan increased the heart’s output in 250 people, without raising the heart rate or blood pressure.

Michael Blumert, the author mentioned above, recommends one pill three times a day for prevention, and three pills three times a day for treatment of CHF. Jiaogulan can be purchased from Jiaogulan Herbal Products, Inc., PO Box 45, Badger, CA 93603, phone 888.456.3686.

My nutritionist explained to me how calcium (listed in Dr Rath’s basic program) can be useful in congestive heart failure as it increases the contractility [the shrinking or tightening] of heart muscle. Calcium salts are used intravenously to treat heart attacks associated with high magnesium and potassium levels and low calcium levels.

You can get your amino acids through the superfoods found at www.healthfree.com, or by calling Health Freedom Resources at 800.822.7226, by calling Dr Schulze at 800.HERB DOC or visit www.herbdoc.com. And though your body manufactures carnitine and CoQ10 when you exercise, you might need to supplement.

The cactus grandiflorus stem contains glycosides that resemble digitalis. These glycosides increase the heart’s pumping power without increasing its oxygen needs. This is not a cure, but will aid your heart while you are rebuilding it through proper nutrition.

Always keep in mind that the cause of CHF is nutritional, though your doctor might tell you that it is “idiopathic,” meaning he hasn’t a clue. That’s true. Most physicians have no clue when it comes to nutritional deficiencies, mainly because nutrition has not been taught in medical school (though this is changing).

Be wary of any over-the-counter or prescription drugs that can lead to CHF. Anything that increases your heartbeat or your blood pressure can be a contributing cause of CHF. Blood pressure meds also lead to CHF by draining you of your B vitamins.

The January 2001 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine came out and admitted that only nutritional programs can reverse heart disease and reverse damage done to the heart.

A Hidden Cause of CHF

Iron Overload, a common genetic disorder affecting 1.5 million Americans is responsible for thousands of deaths due to Congestive Heart Failure. However, this disorder goes undiagnosed because patients do not ask to be tested. It should show up in a simple blood test. The red flag for an iron storage condition is 150, though some people with this condition have shot up over 1,500. The main problem with this disorder is, since the blood cannot hold this much iron, the body begins storing it in various organs, which results in damage to that organ.

Symptoms of this disorder are chronic headaches and fatigue. Heart arrhythmia comes next if left untreated and finally Congestive Heart Failure.

The only way to know is to get tested!

People with this condition must watch their diets, avoiding red meats as much as possible. Avoid shellfish as they contain bacteria that are normally harmless to most people but can be deadly to people with this condition. Drinking tea with a meal is highly recommended as tea inhibits iron absorption. Avoid taking vitamin C with meals, as it assists iron in moving directly to various organs. But be sure to increase your vitamin C as it bonds with the excess iron.

And finally, the best possible treatment for this disorder is to become a blood donor. Donating frequently while having your iron levels monitored is the best cure to this problem.

    Men who donate blood have a 30% reduced risk of heart disease compared to those who do not. The difference is attributed to reduced levels of iron following blood donation. SOURCE: David Meyers, M.D., University of Kansas, in the journal Heart Research and the World Cancer Research Fund.

For more information, go to:  www.ironoverload.org
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The man who has helped and successfully treated more heart patients than any other doctor reveals...

SPECIAL HEALTH REPORT
“3 MEDICAL LIES ABOUT HEART DISEASE”


In this Special Health Report, Dr. West reveals how a remarkable breakthrough in alternative medicine called phytonutrients is helping patients wage a winning battle against:

 Congestive heart failure Coronary artery diseases Hypertension
Mitral valve collapses Arrhythmias Atrial fibrillations Angina
Cardiomyopathy Heart attacks Strokes High cholesterol
So, why don’t most doctors recommend these phytonutrient treatments to their patients? Read on!

Dear Concerned Neighbor,

On a typical day, I evaluate between 10 and 30 new people suffering from serious diseases—often in the critical end-stages of the disease.

Many are referred by doctors who have exhausted all the options that conventional medicine has to offer. In fact, many of my patients are doctors themselves.

The problem?

The Medical Establishment has long been training doctors to treat the symptoms of disease rather than the disease itself.

The result of this approach is often a series of dangerous and aggressive testing and unnecessary treatments, including invasive surgery and toxic drugs with an array of harmful side effects.

But there are alternatives—natural alternatives—using phytonutrient therapies.

Phytonutrients are natural compounds that include phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and trace elements that occur naturally in living things and other organic sources.

This proven alternative treatment has helped thousands of people avoid the need for risky surgery and dangerous drugs and their side effects.

In fact, with therapies using phytonutrients, I have helped, healed or saved the lives of more than 85,000 people over the last 30 years.

So why doesn’t the Medical Establishment promote this modern medical miracle?

The Medical Establishment benefits from maintaining the illusion that drugs and surgery are the only answers to disease.

That’s why I want to share with you 3 Medical Lies that have cost thousands of people their lives, as well as 1 Undeniable Truth that could save your life.

Medical Lie #1:
Heart disease can only be “cured” through
a regimen of drugs or dangerous surgery

Medical Lie #2:
Cholesterol-lowering drugs will stop heart disease

Medical Lie #3:
Bypasses, stents and angioplasty are the
best ways to treat heart disease

And #1 Undeniable Truth
My own medical confession

Plus, I’ll show you how every month you can take advantage of information about phytonutrients in the pages of my alternative medicine newsletter, Health Alert.

Want to learn more about my newsletter? Click here. Or else, read on for more in-depth information...

Medical Lie #1
Heart disease can only be “cured” through a regimen of drugs or dangerous surgery

Every year, tens of thousands of patients are diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, heart valve disease, cardiac arrhythmia or angina.

Make no mistake about it. If you are diagnosed, you will be looked at aggressively as a candidate for surgery. You will be put on a lifetime regimen of toxic drugs. And you may never enjoy a healthy life again.

The facts that you will never be told are:

    Most heart disease is treatable and preventable because it is most often caused by a deficiency of a phytonutrient complex. This deficiency induces a form of beriberi of the heart.

    Once given the correct nutritional complex, the heart can regain its tone, shrink to its normal size, lose excess water and rise higher in the chest cavity—often with significant reduction of leaks and murmurs.

    Much of angina is nothing more than a charley horse of your heart muscle. Other forms of it are spasms of your esophagus. These are induced by nutritional imbalances involving calcium, minerals and the phytonutrient found in vitamin B, F and E2 complexes.

    You can protect your heart valves and coronary arteries from viral and bacterial attack by using a specific phytonutrient complex.

    All heart drugs are dangerous. They can cause kidney damage, heart failure, sexual problems, heart arrhythmias and other problems that are often worse than the condition for which they were prescribed. They can even kill you!

This is lifesaving information most doctors are not telling their patients. But you can be well informed with one resource that has saved countless lives—my Health Alert newsletter.

With Health Alert, you’ll read about revolutionary new phytonutrient treatments that make today’s toxic drugs and invasive surgeries obsolete and dramatically turn around the worst health problems, including:

    Diabetes
    Alzheimer’s’s
    Macular degeneration
    Arthritis
    Osteoporosis
    Sciatica
    Acid reflux
    Prostate problems
    And, even cancer!

As a Health Alert subscriber, you’ll also have the advantage of my distinguished board of advisors, including top biochemists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, urologists, kinesiologists, dentists, surgeons and others to give you a “second opinion” you’ll find no where else.

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Medical Lie #2
Cholesterol-lowering drugs will stop heart disease

Read this very carefully...

All the drugs and procedures aimed at lowering your cholesterol to stop heart disease have no basis in science.

Hard to believe? It’s true, and I have the proof.

Today, millions of Americans are taking part in the ultimate medical failure—reducing cholesterol at all costs. This includes:

    Enduring a low-fat diet
    Eliminating meat and dairy
    Switching to low-fat foods
    Taking cholesterol-reducing drugs

These efforts do nothing to prevent or treat heart disease. And, despite being told that cholesterol-lowering drugs will cut heart disease by one-third, the sad truth is even with heart disease, decades of these drugs will statistically add only a couple of months to your life!

These drugs do lower your cholesterol levels, but they do not benefit your heart. And research shows that when you are over age 75, the higher your cholesterol, the longer you live!

On the other hand, these same cholesterol-reducing drugs can cause:

    Severe fatigue
    Joint pain, muscle ache, even paralysis
    Digestive problems and diarrhea
    Breathing difficulties
    Depression, suicidal tendencies and memory problems
    Headaches, dizziness, blurred vision and insomnia
    Rashes, slurred speech, eczema and even congestive heart failure

Is your doctor sharing this information with you? Does he or she even know? The truth is most doctors don’t know this information. That’s why more and more of my colleagues in the medical profession are discovering how important it is that they subscribe to Health Alert.

With Health Alert, you’ll receive the latest reports every month on new and breakthrough findings using phytonutrient treatments. You’ll get health tips designed to reduce or eliminate your need for debilitating and habit-forming drugs. And you can always count on health recommendations you can use even while you’re under the care of your own physician or a cardiologist.

That’s why I encourage you to subscribe to the oldest and most original alternative-health newsletter on the planet—Health Alert.

And when you subscribe, I’ll include my special comprehensive medical library, the Encyclopedia of Pragmatic & Holistic Medicine Volumes I & II.

This complete medical library includes 33 Special Reports detailing health tips, secret cures and remarkable treatments designed to keep you free from prescription drugs and off the operating table.

This lifesaving resource is a $465 value and worth every penny. But, when you subscribe to Health Alert, it’s yours absolutely FREE as my gift,

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Medical Lie #3
Bypasses, stents and angioplasty are the best way to treat heart disease

Early in 2004, the Medical Establishment finally admitted what I published in Health Alert 20 years ago:

Mechanically opening arteries with stents, bypasses or balloon angioplasty is relatively useless for most heart patients. These procedures, in addition to subjecting the patient to unnecessary risk, provide only temporary benefits.

There is absolutely no legitimate scientific evidence that these procedures produce any lasting benefit to the patient. The only ones who benefit are the doctors, hospitals and specialized “heart clinics” that rake in billions of dollars every year to perform these patch-job procedures.

It all starts with a simple test

Imagine you’re experiencing symptoms that your family doctor thinks might be heart related.

He sends you for some noninvasive screening tests, like a stress test or a cardiac calcium score. Results show something isn’t “normal.” (But what they neglect to tell you is very few people over age 65 have “normal” results!)

Because of your “abnormal” test results, you’re recommended for catheterization and angiography, both of which are dangerous and do absolutely nothing to treat the cause of heart disease.

Remember, doctors are trained to treat symptoms -- not the real causes of disease

The next step is an angioplasty, stents or bypasses. Over time with a stent or bypass, one vessel after another reverts to its original diseased state. So you undergo even more procedures until finally there’s no more tissue left to work with.

At that point, you’re back to square one, and your doctor looks you in the eye and says, “We’ve done everything possible.”

Ironically, curing heart disease is surprisingly easy if you go about it the right way.

Most heart disease is caused by nutritional deficiencies. Fortunately, of all the organs in the human body, the heart is the most responsive to nutritional therapies.

Give your heart the nutrients it needs and, within minutes, it begins to repair the damage caused by years of neglect.

Before you go under the knife, it’s important you equip yourself with the facts. But don’t expect most doctors and surgeons to tell you the whole truth. Remember, they make a living opening people up and prescribing drugs you’ll be dependent on for the rest of your life.

That’s why I encourage you to subscribe to Health Alert and take advantage of the information you need to make smart decisions about your health.

The treatments offered within the pages of Health Alert cost a mere fraction of the expensive medical procedures of the Medical Establishment. And there are no health risks because they’re 100% natural and phytonutrient based.

Even better, you get my Encyclopedia of Pragmatic & Holistic Medicine Volumes I & II, a $465 total value, yours FREE when you subscribe to Health Alert.

To subscribe to Health Alert and receive your Encyclopedia of Pragmatic & Holistic Medicine Volumes I & II medical library, click here. Or read on as I reveal...
My own medical confession
(The #1 undeniable truth)

A little over 30 years ago, I was no different from these doctors who treat symptoms and not the causes of disease.

But in 1975, I saw the light. I broke with medical tradition by approaching treatments in a revolutionary new way that focused on how patients got sick in the first place.

This led to my extensive research and the discovery of phytonutrients and their remarkable healing powers.

Using phytonutrients, I was able to achieve stunning results for people with all types of diseases:
Using phytonutrients, I was able to achieve stunning results for people with all types of diseases
Chronic pain doesn’t have to keep you from your favorite activities. Find out about new phytonutrient treatments with Dr. West’s Health Alert.

    Diabetes
    Alzheimer’s
    Macular degeneration
    Cancer
    Arthritis
    Osteoporosis
    Sciatica
    Acid reflux
    Prostate problems
    And the most serious heart conditions

In fact, I’m very humbled knowing I’m credited with treating and curing more patients with heart disease than any other doctor on the planet.

I’ve received thousands of thank you letters from former heart patients. These are the same people who were given up for dead by the medical community. These people are now living free of heart disease and other ailments thanks to the curative powers of phytonutrients.

Phytonutrients are natural and free of toxins and synthetics. But don’t be fooled. Phytonutrients are not ordinary “health food” products you’ll find in a grocery store or health food/vitamin store.
Why phytonutrients have 100 times
the healing power of other “natural” products

Phytonutrients are a complex combination of phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and trace elements naturally occurring in living things, primarily plants. (Phyto is Greek for plant.)

These remarkable compounds have nothing in common with the vitamins, supplements and so-called “natural” products sold in supermarkets, drugstores or on the Internet. Not even health food stores carry these products.

In fact, those store-bought pretenders are more like prescription drugs than phytonutrients in one very important respect...

Most ordinary supplements and vitamins, like pharmaceuticals, are totally synthetic and are created in a factory.

Unlike store-bought products, true phytonutrients contain a combination of all the ingredients found in nature—in their proper combination and dose, rather than one or two of the so-called active ingredients.

The phytonutrients I use in my practice and highlight in Health Alert are only available from a few laboratories that have the organic farms, the equipment and the patented techniques needed to produce these complex products.

In my newsletter, I’ll tell you what phytonutrients are best for your ailment and where you can get them.

To learn more about phytonutrients and their benefits, read my Encyclopedia of Pragmatic & Holistic Medicine Volumes I & II. Inside the pages of this resource, you’ll find remarkable treatments and cures for a wide range of ailments that affect your digestive system, your muscular-skeletal system, your nervous system and all throughout your body.

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Meet Dr. Bruce West, DC

For over 30 years, Dr. Bruce West has helped treat tens of thousands of patients left for dead by their doctors. His unique approach to medicine focuses on treating the real cause of disease, rather than just the symptoms.

His extensive research led to the discovery of phytonutrients—a complex combination of plant extracts, enzymes and vitamin and mineral complexes with remarkable healing powers.

Using phytonutrients, Dr. West was able to achieve stunning results for people with all types of heart disease and ailments, including:

    Congestive heart failure
    Coronary artery disease
    Hypertension
    Mitral valve collapse
    Arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation
    Angina
    Leaking heart valves
    Cardiomyopathy
    Heart attacks and strokes
    Bypasses and stents
    High cholesterol

He has received thousands of thank you letters from former heart patients. His phytonutrient approach has helped tens of thousands, and he can help you, too.
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Dr. Bruce West, DC has saved hundreds of thousands of lives by warning his patients about heart problems, misdiagnoses, prostate conditions, diabetes, arthritis, and much more. Here are some amazing stories from just a few of Dr. West’s grateful patients.
James Brolin: A trusted resource

“A trusted resource”

“Dear Dr. West, thank you so much for your hard work and the new truths and facts you research and present—often in the face of fierce opposition. And thank you for your personal help and guidance with our health. We are thankful to have you as a trusted resource with any health problem.”
—James Brolin (Actor)

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“Dramatic improvement!”
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—Kathy Lennon
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“With Health Alert and your recommendations I feel great, exercise four times weekly and enjoy golf again. Thank you!”
—Walter Foster, California

Henry Andrechyn: I trust Dr. West with my life!
“I trust Dr. West with my life!”
“I had a heart blockage with angina and arrhythmia. My cardiologist wanted to put me on beta-blockers, angina drugs and cholesterol-lowering drugs.
“Dr. West recommended phytonutrients. I took his advice and no longer have angina or heart arrhythmia. All without drugs! I literally trust Dr. West with my life. Health Alert is the best $39 anyone can spend. It could save your life!”
—Henry Andrechyn, Arizona

Margaret Browning: Natural healing was like a miracle
“Natural healing was like a miracle”
“In May 2004, I had triple bypass heart surgery, which left me weak and ill most every day from the medications I had to take. Then in October, I finally found help through Dr. West’s recommendations. I started to take the phytonutrient cures he recommended and got my doctor to take me off most of the medications. Since then, I have recovered remarkably. It is like a miracle. Thank you.”
—Margaret Browning, Virginia

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“Given me a new lease on life”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me when I was diagnosed with heart failure. Instead of dangerous heart drugs, you prescribed phytonutrients, which have given me a normal, healthful lifestyle with no more heart problems. I sure am thankful that the Lord has blessed you, and may you always be a blessing to others.”
—W. M. French, California

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“All test results are normal!”
“I am happy to let you know that after following your nutritional advice for 3 months, all my problems disappeared. No more backache. No numbness in my left hand. I also had a very pleasant surprise after my annual physical. All the test results were normal, even my cholesterol, which is usually high. Thank you, Dr. West. Please continue your wonderful work.”
—Maria Foias, Indiana

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Using phytonutrients, Dr. West was able to achieve stunning results for people with all types of heart disease and ailments, including:

    Congestive heart failure
    Coronary artery disease
    Hypertension
    Mitral valve collapse
    Arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation
    Angina
    Leaking heart valves
    Cardiomyopathy
    Heart attacks and strokes
    Bypasses and stents
    High cholesterol

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Get the Most Out of Your Medical Exam

[My LDL converts to the extremely harmful Small Particle LDL and my HDL converts to the least beneficial HDL3 when I don't eat enough healthy fats and if I eat too many whole grain carbs (even when I was eating no sugar or white starch!). The trigger level for me is about 35% of my calories have to be from healthy fats (molecularly-distilled fish oil 4TBS/d, borage/evening primrose oil 1000mg GLA/d, extra virgin coconut oil 1-2TBS/d, raw seeds & nuts, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil 5-6TBS/d). Since my metabolic type (see cancer pages) requires more healthy fats and protein to be healthy, I get about 15-20% of my calories from protein (including any in beans that I often have). Carbs need to be limited and mostly from vegetables; any from grains should be very limited, even if they're whole grain. I have about 3-4TBS of cooked, steel-cut oats, 1 slice of Ezekiel bread and 1-1.5 cups of dark-colored beans or 2-3TBS brown rice as grain carbs for a typical day. The rest of my approximately 35-40% of carb calories come from raw vegetables that are washed in vegetable wash and scrubbed; these should make up a large amount of your diet, along with a few fruits that are not too sweet (or supplement extracts with no added sugar or corn syrup). When we chew our food, we get about 10% of the phytonutrients from them; blenderizing (with VitaMix 5000) lets you absorb about 90% of the nutrition from them, but you also need to be careful to choose certain vegetables each day, too. See the "Cancer Fasting" page on my website www.distance-healer.com, along with the other pages -- they apply to being healthier from all kinds of diseases, not just cancer.]

The best way to get more from your doctor visit is to open lines of communication. Here’s a list of what you should ask about the next time you have blood work done:

1. A complete breakdown of your cholesterol — specifically the measure of the two types of LDL cholesterol: large, buoyant LDL and small, dense LDL. High levels of small-dense LDL-cholesterol increases the risk of its oxidation, and this increases risk. High levels of HDL-cholesterol usually lower your risk, but only if you are free of chronic inflammation. The combination of antioxidants and high HDL is very protective against heart attacks and strokes. The small, dense LDL level should be less than 20 mg/dl. HDL cholesterol levels should be over 55 mg/dl. This should be mostly of the HDL2 type, which should be greater than 15 mg/dl.

2. Lipoprotein(a) levels — This is a hereditary factor. If your father’s or mother’s level was high, yours will also likely be high. Some studies have shown that an elevated lipoprotein(a) increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke by 70 percent. Levels should be less than 10 mg/dl.

3. C-reactive protein — This test is more indicative of heart and stroke risk than cholesterol. This test measures inflammation, a key factor in atherosclerosis. The most accurate test is the highly sensitive CRP, called hs-CRP. Your level should be less than 1.69 mg/l.

4. Homocysteine — This measures a breakdown product found during the metabolism of the amino acid methionine. Even levels that are in the higher ranges of normal put you at a high risk of a stroke or heart attack. Your level should be between 4.72 and 7.0 umol/l.

5. Fibrinogen — This tests measures how easily your blood coagulates. A high level means your blood clots very easily, increasing your risk of a heart attack. Your level should be between 180 and 350 mg/dl.

-- Dr. Russell Blaylock

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The Cholesterol Myth That Is Harming Your Health
Cholesterol Is Your Friend, Not Your Enemy
Before we continue, I really would like you to get your mind around this concept. In the United States, the idea that cholesterol is evil is very much engrained in most people's minds. But this is a very harmful myth that needs to be put to rest right now...
The Dangers of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications...
How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally...
How to Lower Inflammation, and Thereby Your Risk of Heart Disease, Naturally...
httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/10/making-sense-of-your-cholesterol-numbers.aspx

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/10/06/5-healthy-lifestyle-changes.aspx
 Part of the confusion on fats revolves around its impact on LDL cholesterol, often referred to as "bad" cholesterol. According to the conventional view, high LDL is correlated with heart disease, and saturated fat does tend to raise LDL. However, we now understand that there are TWO kinds of LDL cholesterol particles:
*    Small, dense LDL cholesterol
*    Large, "fluffy" LDL cholesterol
The latter is not "bad" at all. Research has confirmed that large LDL particles do not contribute to heart disease. The small, dense LDL particles, however, do contribute to the build-up of plaque in your arteries, and trans fat increases small, dense LDL. Saturated fat, on the other hand, increases large, fluffy—and benign—LDL...

httm://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/CholesterolMyth-RelatedArticles.pdf
(contains links to several important articles)

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/10/stress-heart-attack.aspx

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/07/cardiovascular-disease-preventable.aspx

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/07/dst-change-increases-heart-attack.aspx

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/17/real-cause-heart-attacks.aspx
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Supplements to Support the Heart and Arteries:

2AM + 2PM hawthorn extract

Vitacost [033674619001, $9.29]; Swanson, NW526, $9.61, qty90, 500mg 1.8-2.2% Hawthorn, Nature's Way, 90 Capsules

ubiquinol (best form of CoQ10)

VC (Vitacost) [753950002746, Doctor's Best Ubiquinol with Kaneka Ubiquinol™ -- 200 mg - 30 Softgels, $27.49; Other Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil, medium-chain triglycerides, sunflower lecithin, beeswax, rosemary leaf extract, softgel capsule [gelatin, glycerin, purified water, annatto (color)]. non-GMO, Soy-Free]; Vitacost [603573364748, Healthy Origins Ubiquinol -- 200 mg - 60 Softgels, $65.69; has ascorbyl palmitate antioxidant, no caramel, no GMOs, Soy-Free; Other Ingredients: Medium chain triglycerides, gelatin, glycerin, ascorbyl palmitate, beeswax, sunflower lecithin, purified water, and annatto extract.]; Swanson DB100, Doctor's Best Ubiquinol Featuring Kaneka's QH, 50 mg 90 Sgels, $19.09]; http://www.vitacost.com/doctors-best-ubiquinol-featuring-kanekas-qh [DOC 0001787, Doctor's Best Ubiquinol Featuring Kaneka's QH™, 50mg, 90 Softgels, $19.09];

See this about how to make Ubiquinol work much better for your heart:
http://cardioclear7.com/go/nsmwritten.php


Dr. Al Sears re PQQ
https://primalforce.net/PPC/ultra_accel.html
https://rubynewbee.com/recharge-your-cells.html
https://www.rubynewbee.com/ultra-accel-ingredients.html
https://primalforce.net/catalog/ultra-accel-ingredients.html
https://www.biopqq.com/

If you'd rather buy the separate ingredients:

1.) VC [753950002951, Doctor's Best PQQ with BioPQQ™ -- 20 mg - 30 Veggie Caps, $19.99];
2.) VC [601944778187, Paradise Herbs Shilajit -- 60 Vegetarian Capsules, $12.49];
3.) VC [601944777449, Paradise Herbs Jiaogulan -- 60 Vegetarian Capsules, $9.99]; antiaging + heart / arteries
4.) Vitacost [603573364748, Healthy Origins Ubiquinol -- 200 mg - 60 Softgels, $65.69; has ascorbyl palmitate antioxidant, no caramel, no GMOs, Soy-Free; Other Ingredients: Medium chain triglycerides, gelatin, glycerin, ascorbyl palmitate, beeswax, sunflower lecithin, purified water, and annatto extract.];
or
VC [753950002746, Doctor's Best Ubiquinol with Kaneka Ubiquinol™ -- 200 mg - 30 Softgels, $27.49; Other Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil, medium-chain triglycerides, sunflower lecithin, beeswax, rosemary leaf extract, softgel capsule [gelatin, glycerin, purified water, annatto (color)]. non-GMO, Soy-Free];
Stroke Recovery Protocol (a lot of this also applies to heart disease), Vaccinations, PQQ, Nagalase, etc.:
You CAN recover from a stroke AND prevent additional strokes
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_stroke_recovery.htm
Supplementation with PQQ reduces the size of ischemia-reperfusion damaged areas in animal models of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).59 This occurs whether the supplement is given before or after the ischemic event itself."   Grow New MitochondiaSupplementation with PQQ reduces the size of ischemia-reperfusion damaged areas in animal models of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).59 This occurs whether the supplement is given before or after the ischemic event itself."   

Grow New Mitochondia [with PQQ]
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2010/ss2010_Rejuvenate-Your-Cells-Growing-New-Mitochondria_01.htm
The tragedy is that many strokes can be reversed if competent arterial intervention is timely delivered.

Stroke Recovery Protocol (cont.)

http://healthyprotocols.com/3_stroke_recovery_1.htm
Reversing Acute Ischemic Stroke
http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2015/9/reversing-acute-ischemic-stroke/page-01

Also see my Stroke page

Vitamin C Protocol
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_vitamin_c.htm
Vitamin C Complex Components Protocol
“If any of these parts are missing, there is no vitamin C, no vitamin activity.
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_vit_C_complex.htm

Vitamin D Protocol
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_vitamin_d.htm

Cardiovascular Disease Protection and Treatment Protocol
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_cvd.htm
The fat Cycle   How all the body fats circulate in your body. Fats are very important to CVD.
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_fat_cycle.htm
Painkillers commonly prescribed for arthritis are more dangerous than previously believed, especially for heart patients
http://investmentwatchblog.com/painkillers-commonly-prescribed-for-arthritis-are-more-dangerous-than-previously-believed-especially-for-heart-patients/
Oxidized LDL Cholesterol and low HDL is the Best Predictor of Heart Disease [also, a really good predictor is coronary calcium in heart valves and blood vessels; take D3, K2, Mg, no supplemental calcium, in order to put calcium in bones/teeth instead of soft tissues/arteries/heart valves, etc. See elsewhere on this page for how much I would take.]
http://www.laddmcnamara.net/2012/05/oxidized-ldl-cholesterol-is-the-best-predictor-of-heart-disease/
You must Get Your HDL Levels UP to Avoid CVD Risk
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_hdl.htm
http://healthyprotocols.com/image_tgcm.png
 The fat soluble antioxidants, vitamins D, E and K, vitamin C and other antioxidants will insure the LDL packet lipoprotein membrane itself does not oxidize. It is the oxidization of the LDL membrane that often begins the atherosclerotic process [i.e., Oxidized Cholesterol is bad; cholesterol is not]. If we prevent this from happening we may prevent MUCH of CVD as well as atherosclerosis.
You must Get Your HDL Levels UP to Avoid CVD Risk
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_hdl.htm
Triglyceride Protocol
http://healthyprotocols.com/3_trigly.htm
LDL Protocol
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_ldl.htm
HDL Cholesterol Protocol
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_hdl.htm

A Great Discussion of NAGALASE, GcMAF, CVD and Connected Issues [syn: vaccines; vaccinations; ]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYvLPCze_So
Doctors are Being Killed for Saving Your Children ~ Most Urgent!!!
For More Details on NAGALASE and GcMAF go to the NAGALAES Protocol
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_nagalase.htm
 "Three years ago, several mishaps occurred with vials of viruses that could have been potential bioweapons in the wrong hands. A moratorium on deadly virus creation was installed, but the ban was just reversed on Tuesday allowing scientists to begin manipulating benign pathogens into deadly, epidemic-worthy human disease. Not only do the scientists want permission to create with abandon, they’d like to keep the results secret – i.e., keep them unpublished so that the work doesn’t get into “the wrong hands” and cause an act of Bioterror … Now that the government has lifted the ban, scientists essentially have carte blanche to breed laboratory horrors."  
Scientists Get Approval to Create Air Transmissible Ebola and Other Lethal Viruses
http://healthyprotocols.com/2_nagalase.htm
If ever there was any doubt about how this DEADLY GAME is being played this should REMOVE IT!


Supplements to Support the Heart and Arteries (continued from above):
high dosage buffered vitamin C (sodium ascorbate - Duda Energy) take in distilled water at slightly less than bowel tolerance

https://www.luckyvitamin.com/p-5066-now-foods-sodium-ascorbate-vegetarian-3-lbs
https://www.iherb.com/pr/Now-Foods-Sodium-Ascorbate-Powder-3-lbs-1361-g/785
http://www.dudadiesel.com/choose_item.php?id=SodiumAscorbate05lb

3g x 2 Lysine (NOW powder - Vitacost) 1 1/4 tsp twice a day in distilled water
3g x 2 Proline (NOW powder - Vitacost) slightly heaping 1 1/2 tsp twice a day in distilled water
2.5g x 2 L-Carnitine (NOW powder - Vitacost) slightly heaping 1 tsp twice a day in distilled water
2AM + 2PM Synergy Heart Protector (Vitacost)
2/d Arctic Ruby Oil (much better than fish oil)

    http://www.immunocorp.com/index.php/product/arctic-ruby-oil

1 AM + 1 PM Horse Chestnut (Swanson Vitamins)

    Vitacost [835003005796, Vitacost Horse Chestnut - Standardized, 250mg, 180 Capsules, $8.72]; Swanson [SWH210, Swanson Superior Herbs Horse Chestnut 22% Aescin (Standardized), $5.99, 250mg, qty120Caps];

1AM + 1PM Butcher's Broom (Swanson Vitamins)

    Swanson [SWH012, Butcher's Broom (Standardized), 150mg, 120 Caps, $5.09; Butcher’s Broom Root 350mg + Butcher’s Broom Extract (standardized to 10% ruscogenin) 150mg; A traditional favorite throughout Europe for promoting healthy circulation to the legs and extremities, butcher's broom contains a unique compound known as ruscogenin, which works naturally to support blood vessel tone. Each capsule contains 150 mg of guaranteed-potency extract (standardized to 10% ruscogenin) fortified with 350 mg of whole herb];

3/8 rounded tsp (3g) AM + 3/8 rounded tsp (3g) PM Magnesium Malate (powder)

    http://www.vitacost.com/natures-life-magnesium-malate-12-7-oz [040647007550, NLE 7007550, Nature's Life Magnesium Malate -- 12.7oz, $13.81]; VitaminShoppe.com [OY-7382, $13.79];

2 in PM Full Spectrum Vitamin E

    Vitacost [737870207061, $30.00 - 20% discount each month if you sign up for emails];

If you sign up for Vitacost emails, they have been sending 20% off food and also separate 20% off vitamins/supplements coupons about once a month. If you go to www.ebates.com before placing an order on Vitacost, then find Vitacost on the Ebates site and have it redirect you to Vitacost, you'll get an additional 3% or more (it varies) refund mailed to you as a check.

Hibiscus capsules

    Vitacost [844197017263, Vitacost Hibiscus Extract - Standardized Extract - ELLIROSE™ -- 200 mg - 30 Capsules, $6.29 - 20% discount (they email you a discount code each month if you sign up for emails; also go to www.ebates.com prior to purchasing, search for Vitacost and click the link to track your purchase so they can send you a 3%+ rebate. www.retailmenot.com may have Vitacost discounts if you need to buy something at a time when VC has no discount.];

Gugul 3/d (1 AM, 1 Noon, 1 PM)

    VC 021078018407, Source Naturals Guggulsterones -- 37.5 mg - 120 Tablets, $13.06; Natrol contains Talc

    http://store.yahoo.com/iherb/guggulsterones.html [SNS-01840, $10.99*.84, qty120, 37.5mg gugulsterones (375mg 10%) (3/d of these -- 1 AM, 1 Noon, 1 PM)

Garlic Extract with a minimum of 4,000 mcg of allicin a day 2/d

    http://www.vitacost.com/Natures-Way-Garlicin-Odor-Free-Garlic-180-Enteric-Coated-Table
    [NTW 4150672, $15.28, Nature's Way Garlicin® Odor-Free Garlic - 180
    Enteric-Coated Tablets];

See "Related" below for Owen Fonorow's and Linus Pauling's heart protocols -- I don't take L-Arginine/Citrulline (nitric oxide precursors) because it can increase lung inflammation and causes cancer to grow faster

I used to go to www.atherotech.com will test for Lp(a), VLDL, types of HDL and LDL, etc. but when I looked them up today I found out that Big Pharma got to their banks and forced them out of business after 20 years! They were the ones who found out that the cardiologists were killing me with a lot fat and low salt diet (need to balance sodium with potassium, magnesium, and calcium -- the calcium from green leafy vegs -- not from supplements), and a pre-cancerous liver with severely elevated liver enzymes from statin "cholesterol" drugs. (http://www.distance-healer.com/5.html)

You may be able to get these done at LabCorp:

https://www.labcorp.com/help/patient-test-info/vldl-cholesterol
https://www.labcorp.com/help/patient-test-info/ldl-particle-testing-ldl-p
https://labtestsonline.org/tests/ldl-cholesterol

Life Extension Foundation can order the tests for you if your own doctor won't.
http://www.lifeextension.com/Vitamins-Supplements/Blood-Tests/Blood-Tests
http://www.lifeextension.com/Vitamins-Supplements/Blood-Tests

Remember that amounts of cholesterol are not important. It's oxidized cholesterol (from chlorinated water, etc.), plus too much sugar and refined starches that cause heart and artery disease.
See:
Very high LDL and no cardiovascular disease – at all!
http://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/05/12/very-high-ldl-and-no-cardiovascular-disease-at-all/

Keto diets are okay for some people, but harm others. There are Metabolic Typing self tests / questionnaires that you can use to help determine your metabolic type, if you're interested:
http://distance-healer.com/84.html
http://distance-healer.com/87.html
http://distance-healer.com/88.html
 
Ketogenic Diet: Why It Will Not Work For Most Cancer Patients (see attached PDF DismantlingtheKetogenicDietwithDr.NicholasGonzalez.pdf)

A link to a fine-tuning checklist that you could use to fine-tune your diet after you get it close, (http://distance-healer.com/metabolic_typing_Fine_Tune_Your_Diet.htm) but Dr. Mercola seems to taken it down, and has changed his site. He has a lot of interesting info in his new diet plan about how soy causes cancer, vegetarian diets can harm or kill, etc. It starts on this page, but the info about soy is on the protein page (3 pages in): http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/index.htm

Story at-a-glance (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/02/26/metabolic-typing-part-three.aspx)

    A key guide to determine whether or not you're eating a diet that is correct for you nutritional type is that such a meal should produce marked and lasting improvement in your energy, your mental capacities, your emotional well-being, and leave you feeling well-satisfied for several hours
    Hunger after eating, sweet cravings, poor energy levels, nervousness, irritability, or depression are all signs of a diet that is not providing the proper fuel for your nutritional type
    The three general nutritional types are: protein, carbohydrate, and mixed type. Each needs ALL the same food groups (carbs, protein, and fat), but in varying ratios

    Generally speaking, eating a meal that is right for your Nutritional Typeâ„¢ should produce marked and lasting improvement in your energy, your mental capacities, and your emotional well-being, and leave you feeling well-satisfied for several hours.

    If you are already feeling good, eating should, at the very least, help to maintain your energy level. But if you feel worse in some way an hour or so after eating, such as:

        You still feel hungry even though you are physically full
        You develop a sweet craving
        Your energy level drops
        You feel hyper, nervous, angry, or irritable
        You feel depressed

    ... then it might be due to an improper combination of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates at your last meal. You might be eating the perfect foods for your metabolism, but having too much of one type of food in place of another can easily produce the symptoms listed above. (more at: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/02/26/metabolic-typing-part-three.aspx)


Diet Success - Know Your Nutritional Typing (Part 2)
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/12/07/diet-part-two.aspx

You may be able to figure approximately what is optimal for you with the self-test questionnaires (PDFs and links) that I sent you, along with the hbal blood and pulse tests (http://www.royalrife.com/hbal.html) and then fine-tune your diet with the following questionnaire.

Here is a copy of the fine-tuning list that I saved previously:

You can learn the process of "fine-tuning your diet" printing the Fine-Tuning table (derived from "The Metabolic Typing Diet") and using it to help guide you in balancing your ideal ratio of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Fill it out one to two hours after each meal.

When you eat the right ratios, you'll only check the "positive" responses. Any "negative" responses will mean that you need to adjust the ratios.
    
Fine Tune Your Diet
http://distance-healer.com/metabolic_typing_Fine_Tune_Your_Diet.htm

Related:

httm://distance-healer.com/DismantlingtheKetogenicDietwithDrNicholasGonzalez.pdf
httm://distance-healer.com/Linus_Pauling_heart_book.pdf
httm://distance-healer.com/metabolic_typing_Fine_Tune_Your_Diet.htm
httm://distance-healer.com/Nutritional_Typing.pdf
httm://distance-healer.com/Owen_Fonorow_protocol_Linus_Pauling_C_and_Lysine_Synopsis.pdf
httm://distance-healer.com/The Pulse Test to help determine Food Allergies by Arthur F. Coca, M. D.
httm://distance-healer.com/pulse_test_020108_coca.pdf
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Vitamin C and Heart Disease

By Owen Richard Fonorow, © 2005
Vitamin C and Heart Disease - Owen Richard Fonorow Synopsis.pdf
www.VitaminCFoundation.org
http://internetwks.com/owen/Synopsis.pdf
http://www.internetwks.com/owen/Synopsis.pdf

Linus Pauling himself ingested 18,000 mg daily of vitamin C daily in order to approximate the tissue levels of an animal of his body weight.

When serum Lp(a) is elevated, high dose Lp(a) binding inhibitors can profoundly interfere with the disease process. Binding inhibitor formulas that include proline have been documented to lower Lp(a) in six to 14 months. In cases where serum Lp(a) is not reduced, binding inhibitors become even more important to neutralize Lp(a), regardless of their effect on serum Lp(a) levels.

Recently a reevaluation of the Framingham Heart study found that Lp(a), and not ordinary LDL, is highly predictive of CVD. The Oxford researchers said that elevated Lp(a) increases the risk of heart attack and stroke by 70%.

The on-going lack of scientific curiosity or interest by organized medicine in the Pauling/Rath theory and Pauling's high-dose therapy may well be recognized as the greatest lapse of 20th century medicine.

****Dosage**** By Owen Richard Fonorow
Heart disease protocol:

Vitamin C as ascorbic acid should be taken up to bowel tolerance (3 to 18 g per day in divided doses).

L-Lysine should be taken from 3 to 6 g daily for the greatest therapeutic benefit (2 to 3 g daily for prevention.)

L-Carnitine (see below). From elsewhere: L-Carnitine: 3 grams twice per day (also strengthens the heart muscle).

Supplement Coenzyme Q10 (100 - 300 mg daily) (High vitamin C and several vitamins will help stimulate your own synthesis of CoQ10 which is vital for proper heart function.)
Healthy Origins Ubiquinol -- 200 mg - 60 Softgels
VC SKU #603573364748
Doctor's Best Ubiquinol with Kaneka Ubiquinol™ -- 200 mg - 30 Softgels
VC SKU #753950002746

***
L-Proline from 250 mg to 2000 mg daily. (This added factor may lower elevated Lp(a) within 6 to 14 months.)

Eliminate trans fats/hydrogenated oils. Increase Omega-3 oils. ( These protocols increase vitamin C utilization by cells .)

***Take****Dosage****
Follow Pauling's general heart and cardiovascular recommendations provided in his book HOW TO LIVE LONGER AND FEEL BETTER , e.g., Vitamin E - 800 to 3200 iu, Vitamin A - 20,000 to 40,000 iu, and Super B - Complex, esp. Vitamins B6 and B3 [Note: Folate and B12 help to prevent atherosclerosis by lowering homocysteine levels in the blood, but Blaylock said to not take them with cancer, because cancer needs them (cancer also needs methionine and Nitric Oxide / Arginine / Citrulline)]. If you don't have cancer, I would take extra Folate and sublingual B12 (in addition to the B6, B12 and Folate in Synergy for Men multivitamins).

****Take****Dosage****
Life Extension Gamma E Mixed Tocopherols & Tocotrienols -- 60 Softgels [take 2/d]
VC SKU #737870207061

***
For Vitacost Promo Codes, see Promo Pocket on VC website after logging in; for more discounts also see email for coupons, and the following:
https://www.retailmenot.com/view/vitacost.com?c=9585968&redemptionChannel=online
https://www.groupon.com/coupons/stores/vitacost.com
https://www.coupons.com/coupon-codes/vitacost/

****Take****
Source Naturals Coenzymated™ B-6 Sublingual -- 25 mg - 60 Sublingual Tablets, $7.14
VC SKU #021078009412
[Note: Blaylock's bk Nat Strategies for Cancer Pts p163 said high dosages of B6 taken alone stimulated transplanted human lung cancer in mice. He recommends 34mg/d as P5P on p246] [Don't take more than 50mg of B6 at a time -- overloads liver's capacity to convert it to P5P and can be toxic. 150mg at taken at one time was toxic in some people.]

****Take****
Pure Encapsulations - Beta Carotene with Mixed Carotenoids - Hypoallergenic Antioxidant and Vitamin A Precursor Supplement - 180... $48.00 free shipping [syn: pure beta-carotene]
https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Encapsulations-Carotenoids-Hypoallergenic-Antioxidant/dp/B0016QTA8K/

***
Cod Liver Oil for Vitamin D?
When I was a kid, I had to take cod liver oil daily. I think it was for the vitamin D. Now that I hear that we all need more "D," I'm wondering if cod liver oil isn't the way to go.
https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/vitamins/cod-liver-oil-for-vitamin-d/
I sympathize. I also had to take a daily dose of cod liver oil when I was a kid. I certainly didn't love it. Today you can get it in capsules or as a flavored liquid that's much more palatable than the stuff we took.
You're quite right that cod liver oil is a good source of vitamin D. According to the National Institutes of Health, it gives you 1,360 IU per tablespoon (I now recommend 2,000 IU daily). However, at least some kinds of cod liver oil provide as much as 13,500 IU of vitamin A, and that's way too much.
The Upper Limit of vitamin A set by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences is 10,000 IU per day. Although it is an essential nutrient, an excessive, chronic intake of the form of vitamin A from animal sources (including cod liver oil) can be toxic, leading to hair loss, confusion, liver damage, and -- more recently discovered -- bone loss. Instead, I recommend getting your vitamin A as beta-carotene in addition to other mixed carotenoids, which are plant pigments found in orange and yellow fruits and vegetables and dark leafy greens. The body can make all the vitamin A it needs from beta-carotene. Unlike vitamin A, beta-carotene is water-soluble and nontoxic. Very high intakes -- 100,000 IU or more a day -- can turn your skin orange.
As far as vitamin D is concerned, you get some from the diet -- it is found in fortified milk and cereals as well as from eggs, salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines. In addition, our bodies make vitamin D with exposure to sunlight. You probably can't get optimal levels from food, so if you live in areas where you don't get much sun year-round or you use lots of sunscreen when you are outside, you'll need to take adequate supplements. Look for ones that provide vitamin D3 (choleciferol), the form better used by the body than the more common vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol).
Andrew Weil, M.D.

***
Important Cod Liver Oil Update
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/23/important-cod-liver-oil-update.aspx
Primary Justification Why I Beieve You Are Better Off AVOIDING Cod Liver Oil
There have been two recent meta-analyses done. The first one showed that people who took vitamin A supplements in cod liver oil, or in supplements, had an 18 percent increase in death rates.
The other study showed that unlike third world countries where vitamin A supplementation appears to decrease infections, vitamin A supplementation in developed countries like the U.S. actually increases infections.
Other research is now showing a connection between high levels of vitamin A and osteoporosis. In fact many Scandinavian countries that regularly supplement with cod liver oil have rampant osteoporosis even though they are getting adequate amounts of oral vitamin D.

***
Supplement the mineral Magnesium (300 to 1500 mg) and avoid Manganese (No more than 2 mg of manganese. USDA researchers report that elevated manganese, more than 20 mg daily, competes with magnesium uptake in the heart causing irregular heart beats [syn: arrhythmia, skipped heart beats].)

***
Avoid refined carbohydrates, especially sugars which crowds out the similar vitamin C molecules from entering cells.

****Take****
Supplement the amino acids Taurine, Arginine and Carnitine (1 to 3g). [Note: Dr. Russell Blaylock said that he wouldn't use Arginine while you have active cancer. Also, it needs to be balanced with Lysine or some people get canker sores.]
Swanson L-Taurine, SW827, qty100, 500mg, $3.49 [***Need to take 2,0,0 -- 2/d -- Swanson 500mg]
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What causes heart disease past XVIII Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2016/07/12/what-causes-heart-disease-past-xviii/
 HDL stimulates the endothelial production of nitric oxide and prostacyclin, which are potent inhibitors of platelet activation. Thus, HDL's antithrombotic actions are multiple and therefore, raising HDL may be an important therapeutic strategy to reduce the risk of arterial and venous thrombosis.' 5
*** Note: balance L-Arginine with Lysine (remember canker sores from taking Arginine were healed with Lysine? Increases herpes)
*** Eat more Beets?
See "L-Arginine & Cancer" (without the quotes); don't take L-Arginine with cancer. Beets?
https://www.anabolicmen.com/5-nitrate-rich-foods/
https://nitricoxidecenter.com/no2-information/nitric-oxide-and-beets/
http://naturalsociety.com/4-ways-increase-nitric-oxide-naturally-workout-sex-heart-health/
4 ways to Naturally Boost Nitric Oxide:
 1. Eat more Beets, and Beetroot -- You can juice beets if you don't care for raw or cooked beets, but use organic and throw in the roots, fruit, and even the leaves. Beets naturally boost the production of nitric oxide in the body and help to support energy levels, largely due to the large amount of nitrates found within the root vegetable. Beetroot juice also supports immunity and helps to protect against cancer -- two of many health benefits of beetroot.
*** 2. Consume Hawthorn Extract -- Hawthorn is often used to prevent heart disease because it prevents arterial walls from becoming coated with plaque, acts as a calcium-channel blocker and helps the endothelial cells that line our blood vessels to secrete nitric oxide.
*** 3. Exercise Every Day -- When you work harder physically, the heart has to pump harder to supply oxygen to the body. The additional pressure against the arterial walls -- from more blood passing through, causes more nitric oxide to be released.
 4. Eat more L--Arginine and L-Citrulline Amino Acids -- Nuts and fruits are the best vegetarian sources of these amino acids, but they also exist in meat and dairy. However, the antioxidants in fruits and nuts also protect the nitric oxide that is created by eating these foods. Citrulline is recycled into L-arginine, which then produces more nitric oxide.
While sports companies would have you believe you have to take a fancy supplement to build more muscle, and your doctor will tell you to take pharmaceutical drugs to prevent heart disease, you can just boost your body's own production of nitric oxide, and enjoy some better sex while you are at it.
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!!!!!!!No Beets, L-Arginine,L-Citrulline,
Agmatine because Melanoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and possibly leukemia cells require L-arginine to be supplied for their growth (syn: Breuss Beet Cancer Diet; Breuss Cancer Diet; Breuss Beets Cancer Diet; Breuss Beet Juice; )
https://www.thedrswolfson.com/10-foods-nitric-oxide/
1. Dark Chocolate (raw cacao)
Guess what, chocolate is healthy. Well, that is only partially true, but at least we got your attention. The raw cacao bean increases nitric oxide and is loaded with antioxidants. Cacao can lower blood pressure and markers of inflammation. Unfortunately, chocolate is loaded with sugar. Save it for special occasions and skip the milk chocolate. Only go for the dairy-free dark variety. I like to add raw cacao to my breakfast "cereal" of nuts and seeds along with coconut flakes and homemade nut milk.
2. Citrus
Oranges, lemons, and grapefruit contain high amounts of vitamin C, which has been shown to protect your precious nitric oxide molecules from free radical damage. Vitamin C from any source raises levels of nitric oxide synthase, the enzyme that converts L-arginine into nitric oxide. Vitamin C is also a co-factor in reducing dietary nitrite to nitric oxide. Add citrus peel is another excellent way to boost NO. Try out This product.
3. Pomegranate
This delicious fruit boosts nitric oxide and is a tremendous anti-inflammatory. It also reduces oxidative stress, a leading factor in the production of coronary artery disease. Polyphenols in the pomegranate assist in converting dietary nitrite to nitric oxide. These same polyphenols block nitric oxide from converting back to nitrite.
Pomegranate inhibits the formation of monocyte chemoattractant protein, a molecule that recruits inflammatory cells to the blood vessel lining. This is a major factor in coronary artery disease. Cranberries and other berries would have similar benefits.
4. Walnuts
Most people know that walnuts are high in heart healthy vitamin E. But because of their high amount of L-arginine, walnuts keep the blood vessels running freely. Interestingly, walnuts look a lot like the human brain, so eat them for brain health as well. Most other nuts are a good source of arginine. Soak your nuts for six hours prior to using. Try out this Organic Walnuts.
5. Arugula
Also known, as rocket lettuce, arugula is the highest source of nitrates known. This bitter green is perfect in salads or sautéed with other veggies. We mix with grilled onions and use on top of our grass-fed burgers. I usually eat it straight out of the bag in handfuls.
6. Spinach
Want to be strong like Popeye? Eat your spinach (but fresh, not out of the can). This leafy green is packed with nutrients, and of course, nitrates. Add to salads, soups, sautéed or just straight out of the garden.
7. Watermelon
Watermelon is loaded with the amino acid, L-citrulline, which gets converted into L-arginine and ultimately nitric oxide. So many people reach for L-arginine supplements, but the body does not absorb it well. L-citrulline is easy absorbed. The rind is where you find the most amount of L-citrulline.
8. Beets
Beetroot is loaded with nitrates. There are plenty of studies that confirm this food as a vasodilator which lowers blood pressure and improves erectile function. Also, beets are an excellent source of anti-oxidants and contain betalains, which are anti-inflammatory. Beets also decrease blood stickiness. Check out Heart Beet by The Drs. Wolfson. All organic beetroot powder here
9. Meat and Seafood
Grass-fed meat and wild seafood are a wonderful source of CoQ10. This nutrient is a necessary co-factor to raise nitric oxide. Liver and other organs contain the highest amount of CoQ10. Statin drugs lower CoQ10 by 40%!
10. Garlic
Garlic does not contain much in the way of nitrates, however it jump-starts their production by boosting the enzyme nitric oxide synthase (NOS). NOS converts L-arginine into nitric oxide in the presence of other cofactors such as vitamin B2 and B3. Studies also confirm that garlic supplements lower blood pressure and have many more benefits.

See "(Owen Fonorow's protocol Continued)" below (without the quotes) if you want to see the rest of Owen Fonorow's protocol.
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!!!!!!!No Beets, L-Arginine,L-Citrulline,Agmatine because Melanoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and possibly leukemia cells require L-arginine to be supplied for their growth (syn: Breuss Beet Cancer Diet; Breuss Cancer Diet; Breuss Beets Cancer Diet; Breuss Beet Juice; )
The Truth About Beet Juice
By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
From the WebMD Archives
https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/truth-about-beetroot-juice
Most lists of "super foods" don't include beetroot juice, but maybe they should.
Beet juice may boost stamina to help you exercise longer, improve blood flow, and help lower blood pressure, some research shows.
Why? Beets are rich in natural chemicals called nitrates. Through a chain reaction, your body changes nitrates into nitric oxide, which helps with blood flow and blood pressure...
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BeetRoot Juice and Nitric Oxide
http://www.nitricoxide.org/beetroot-juice-and-nitric-oxide.html
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BeetRoot Juice and Nitric Oxide
Posted in Blood Pressure by jbanks
Beets boost nitric oxide because of the high concentration of nitratesBeetroots and beetroot juice are again being hailed for their health benefits. Beetroot contains a high concentration of dietary nitrates which, when consumed, increase nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide decreases blood pressure by signaling the blood vessels to expand, allowing more blood flow, oxygen and other nutrients to get to the cells. This exciting news is just the latest in a long line of research showing the power of nitric oxide and foods that deliver the nutrients used in generating it.
The recent study, reported by Fox News, WSJ, Daily Mail and others, was conducted at Queen Mary, University of London, and reported in a recent American Heart Association journal. It indicates that drinking a glass of beetroot juice once a day could help to lessen hypertension. Initially, the study was done with rats, who consumed beetroot, fennel, cabbage, and lettuce had a lower blood pressure than the control group. They followed the rat research up with a small study of 15 patients who had high blood pressure. After drinking the juice or water with a low amount of nitrate, the patients were found to have a 10 point decrease in blood pressure levels over the following 24 hrs.
Amrita Ahluwalia, professor of vascular pharmacology at The Barts and The London Medical School in London and lead author of the study said that she was surprised "how little nitrate was needed to see such a large effect."
Additionally, in two studies at the University of Exeter, on 15 men, researchers discovered that the cyclists who drank about 16 ounces of beet juice prior to exercise were able to run up to 20 percent longer than those who drank a placebo, black currant juice.
In reviewing the cyclists under a scanner that analyzes the amount of energy needed for a muscle to contract, these researchers found that the beet juice allows the rider to exercise using less oxygen than usual ... more.
As you know, nitric oxide which is generated by the nitrates from beetroot, signals the blood beetroot juice increases nitric oxide and performancevessels to expand. This vaso-dilation has been linked to numerous improvements in health including the reduction in blood pressure and endurance mentioned above, but also wound healing, muscle building, diabetic neuropathy, pain control, hair regrowth, erectile dysfunction, fat loss, just to name a few.
These studies are small but tantalizing. No wonder supplements like Neo40 and CircO2 include beetroot in their formulations. A good thing too. Many people don't like the taste of beets (myself included) and taking too much can cause intestinal discomfort and even purple urine! It probably won't kill you, but it might freak some people out a little bit :-).
The same group of researchers at the University of Exeter also found similar beneficial results when they gave participants a supplement containing L-Arginine. So the good news is that you can get the benefits of beet roots without necessarily having to eat or drink them, but by taking over the counter supplements like Nitrix or Hemavol.
You can find other foods that contribute to nitric oxide generation in your body as well as supplements that boost NO on NitricOxide.org
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http://www.nitricoxide.org/articles-about-nitric-oxide
https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/heart-disease-risk-factor-1-nitric-oxide/
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Mediterranean Diet Can Increase Nitric Oxide and Longevity
http://www.nitricoxide.org/mediterranean-diet-can-increase-nitric-oxide.html
You have probably read by now, that the traditional Mediterranean Diet has been shown to decrease the risks of cardiovascular disease by up to 30%, including conditions like stroke and heart attacks. As reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Mediterranean Diet, rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, fish, and olive oil, may contain a "synergy among the nutrient-rich foods included in the Mediterranean diet that fosters favorable changes in intermediate pathways of cardiometabolic risk, such as blood lipids, insulin sensitivity, resistance to oxidation, inflammation, and vasoreactivity." Vasoreactivity has to do with the expansion or contraction of blood vessels in and around the heart.
What was interesting to me is that the researchers, though having just completed a long-term, large study of some 7400 people, were hesitant to say why the Mediterranean diet caused these improvements in the health of the people they studied. What they did conclude is that the findings were consistent with findings from other research that showed that nuts and olive oil, which are important components of this diet, and the diet in general improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
In my opinion, the cause of many of the benefits mentioned above may also have to do with
the increase of nitric oxide that may be achieved through the Mediterranean Diet.
Thousands of studies each year have demonstrated the power of nitric oxide in the human body. We know that nitric oxide is a powerful anti-oxidant, neuro-transmitter, part of the immune system and vasodilator. By signaling the blood vessels to relax and enlarge, nitric oxide helps to lower the blood pressure, and move more blood, oxygen and other nutrients in to the muscles, organs and other tissues. It also allows for the efficient removal of toxic waste products from the cells and blood. Nitric oxide benefits include fighting cancer, improving the symptoms due to diabetes, improving the sex life, building muscle and endurance, and improving cognitive ability. So far, its effects fit the bill for some of the benefits seen in the diet study. I am sure it is not solely responsible, but I believe that it contributes. And here is why:
The Mediterranean Diet is rich in foods high in the precursor materials that generate nitric oxide in the body.
Beans and Legumes can increase nitric oxideThe traditional Mediterranean Diet, as well as the one studied in the research mentioned above, is heavy in vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, fish, and dairy, like yogurt and cheese. Some of the specific foods include lentils, beans, eggplant, onions, mushrooms, a variety of greens like kale shellfish can increase nitric oxide (no)and arugula, grapes, and fatty fish, clams, oyster, mussels and crustaceans like lobster and crab. You'll notice that many of these foods are on the list of foods that boost nitric oxide! In fact some of these foods are among the top foods based on arginine content. Some of them will contribute 3 -- 4 grams of arginine per 200 Calories. Arginine is the primary amino acid that is broken down to generate nitric oxide in the body.
So while I can't prove the link between the Mediterranean Diet and high nitric oxide levels in the body, it makes sense. I would love to see a study to test this hypothesis.
Unfortunately, it can sometimes be expensive to eat enough of the right foods, like those in the Mediterranean Diet, to improve your health or reach your fitness goals. If that is the case, then consider adding to your diet over the counter nutritional supplements like Nitrix, N.O. Xplode or HemaVol. They can provide you the raw materials you need to boost your nitric oxide to optimal levels, often for less cost and more conveniently than eating 40 plates of spinach every day! You can also find other nutritional supplements at Vitamin Shoppe.
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4 Sure Fire Ways to Increase Nitric Oxide
http://www.nitricoxide.org/4-sure-fire-ways-to-increase-nitric-oxide.html
Nitric Oxide is a very important, natural chemical, with wide ranging benefits in the human body. NO signals your blood vessels to expand, allowing important nutrients like oxygen easier access to your cells and organs and removing waste like lactic acid. Because of this, nitric oxide has shown benefits like improving muscle mass and tone, increasing endurance, reducing blood pressure, improving sexual function, ameliorating neuropathy associated with diabetes, improving mental power and more!
Here are four easy steps to increase nitric oxide in your blood:
  Eat foods rich in nitrates like chicken, fish, nuts, spinach, kale, beets and beet root. These foods help increase the amount of nitric oxide the body produces by providing the raw nutrients necessary for the creation of this substance. You can find more information here.
*** Take nutritional supplements rich in l-arginine, l-citruline, and agmatine. These types of supplements have been shown to increase no production, increase the availability of nitric oxide as well as increase its efficacy. Agmatine is my favorite because it seems to by pass the natural feed back loops that inhibit the full effectiveness of the other amino acids I mentioned. Furthermore, agmatine seems to focus the body on building nitric oxide where you want it, in the blood vessels in the muscles rather than in the brain, where it can get in the way of other processes.
  Exercise. Vigorous exercise has been shown to naturally increase nitric oxide concentrations in the blood. Cardio work is good, but to increase no, you really ought to try high intensity interval training (HIIT). This kind of exercise, like what you would find in P90x and some of the intense home workout programs, is more effective at increasing nitric oxide concentrations in the blood.
  Get some sun. I know, this is the opposite of what people have been telling you for years. With the risk of skin cancer, it is clear that you should be careful with your sun exposure. However, recent studies in Europe have indicated that sunlight may be a very important component in reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease. In fact, many more people die from hypertension and related heart conditions than die from skin cancer. As it turns out, your skin has vast stores of nitrate which can be converted to nitric oxide with some prompting from sunlight. Increased nitric oxide production along with the production of vitamin D may be worth a little careful exposure to the sun.
So there you have it. You don't need to spend a ton of money on sports supplements to naturally increase NO production in your body and thereby enjoy the amazing benefits of this miracle molecule.
Beetroot Benefits Both Athletes and Heart Patients
http://www.nitricoxide.org/beetroot-benefits-athletes-heart-patients.html
Nitric oxide is a vasodilator which signals the blood vessels to open, thus allowing more blood, oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. We have discussed the benefits of increasing blood flow via nitric oxide earlier in this blog. The Auburn Football team recently revealed that players routinely drink a beetroot supplement prior to each game. Could it have helped the Auburn football team's success over the past few years? At least one exercise physiologist thinks so.
"Our research, published in the journal Physiology, has shown that the nitrate found in beetroot concentrate increases blood flow to skeletal muscles during exercise," said David Poole, professor of exercise kinesiology and anatomy and physiology at Kansas State Univ.
Again from the article: "The beetroot juice consumption resulted in a 38 percent higher blood flow to the skeletal muscles during exercise and was preferential to the less-oxygenated, fast-twitch muscles." The fast twitch muscle fibers receiving an extra dose of oxygen and increased efficiency in the removal of lactic acid is huge since these are the muscle fibers involved in explosive movements like sprinting and jumping. Precisely what football players need!...
New drug being developed using compound found in red wine 'could help humans live until they are 150' | Daily Mail Online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2291254/New-drug-developed-using-compound-red-wine-help-humans-live-150.html
Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research. The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to have an anti-ageing effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1.
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Agmatine and Nitric Oxide
http://www.nitricoxide.org/agmatine-and-nitric-oxide.html
This article is about the influence of Agmatine on Nitric Oxide in the body. As I started learning about nitric oxide and the nutrients involved in its generation, I noticed that there seemed to be several distinct quantum leaps in the development of nitric oxide supplements. The first generation seemed to be oriented around L-arginine, the second around L-citrulline. The third major focus seems to be agmatine. No doubt, agmatine supplements have been around for several years, but it is only recently that they seem to have come into the mainstream of nitric oxide supplement formulas. Interestingly, much of the early research on agmatine I could find seemed to indicate that it was a nitric oxide (NO) inhibitor. As I dug a little deeper, I learned that agmatine both inhibits and stimulates NOS activity. How could this contradiction exist? I was determined to find out more and what I found was startling: Because of the way in which agmatine works, it may be the best, so far, of all of the nitric oxide supplements on the market!
NOS Generates Nitric Oxide
As you have read in previous posts, there are three main enzymes, called nitric oxide synthase, that produce nitric oxide in the body. These enzymes all take arginine and break it apart to produce citrulline and NO. First there is NOS1 or neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), which produces nitric oxide in the brain to use primarily for signalling across the neurons. Second, there is NOS2 or inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), which the body uses to produce nitric oxide at a staggering rate as part of the immune system. Nitric oxide in high concentrations is lethal to bacteria. And third, is NOS3 or endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) which is produced in the lining of the blood vessels. Nitric oxide here signals the blood vessels to relax and dilate, allowing more blood, oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and organs and allowing waste to be removed from our cells more efficiently. Many of the incredible benefits people have noticed from nitric oxide such as wound healing, lower blood pressure, better sexual performance, muscle growth, weight loss, etc. come from the activity of eNOS.
Science has learned that nitric oxide is great in the blood vessels but too much can have detrimental effects. For instance, too much nitric oxide can lower blood pressure too much in recovering heart attack victims. Also, too much nitric oxide in the brain can actually inhibit the repair of neurons. The NO molecule kind of gets in the way of the repair work. Naturally, your body has mechanisms to deal with too much of this powerful stuff where it is not wanted or needed. One of them is Agmatine.
Agmatine
Agmatine is formed in the brain by the decarboxylation of arginine. That means that the body breaks off the carboxyl group on the arginine molecule. There are lots of important decarboxylation reactions in the body including histidine to histamine and 5-HTP to serotonin. Besides being stored in the brain, agmatine is also stored in selected neurons throughout the body.
As I mentioned before, nitric oxide is an incredibly beneficial molecule, however iNOS activity increases nitric oxide in the immune cells, and if the body isn't fighting infection, this excess nitric oxide can lead to chronic inflammation. nNOS increases nitric oxide in the neuronal tissue, where an excess of the molecule can actually inhibit growth and repair. This is obviously not wanted, especially in stroke patients. Numerous studies have shown that agmatine will actually inhibit the activity of those to NOS enzymes so that they don't over produce nitric oxide in places we don't necessarily want it. Here is a recent study discussing the effect.
The most amazing thing in that study, in my opinion, is that while agmatine inhibited iNOS and nNOS activity, it STIMULATED eNOS activity, protecting and even expanding the blood vessels in the brains of the study subjects.
"These observations prompted us to think that overproduction of NO from eNOS protects brain tissue by maintaining regional cerebral blood flow; however, NO production from either nNOs or iNOS leads to neurotoxicity. Thereafter, agmatine may reduce cerebral ischemia injury by inhibiting the detrimental effects of both iNOS and nNOS."
This is huge!
Of course the big question is, does supplementing with agmatine actually increase agmatine in the body? Studies seem to indicate that there is a pathway for gastrointestinal uptake of agmatine, at least in rats. If the reviews on nutritional supplement sites are to be believed, there is strong anecdotal evidence that agmatine supplementation works for humans too. It has been reported to increase blood flow and the pump one feels when doing resistance exercises.
There Is Even More To Agmatine
It is also reported to be an effective pain fighter and may be a driver of lutenizing hormone (LH) which your body needs to produce its most anabolic hormone, testosterone. Furthermore, besides the neuro-protective benefits of agmatine, it also appears to act as a modulator of mental stress.
So for incredible pumps, improved blood flow, targeted increases in nitric oxide, increases in testosterone, creating an anabolic environment in which to grow stronger and increase endurance, and a general feeling of well being, agmatine may be just what you are looking for. Now you can see why I think that agmatine might be the best nitric oxide booster on the market.
Agmatine is a main ingredient in both Hemavol and Jack3d Micro. Check out my reviews of these products here. You can find these products and others agmatine nitric oxide supplements at Bodybuilding.com., Vitamin Shoppe, and SupplementsToGo.com
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Agmatine - Examine.com
Agmatine is a metabolite of L-Arginine. It shows promise for alleviating neuropathic pain and drug addiction. Agmatine supplementation can also protect from strokes ...
https://examine.com/supplements/agmatine/
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Does L-Arginine Work & What are the Real Effects
https://nootriment.com/does-l-arginine-work/
L-arginine is believed to work beneficially for all of the following:
 Alleviating the chest pains associated with angina and/or peripheral artery disease;
 Boosting immune system performance;
 Diminishing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction;
 Treating male and female infertility;
 Increasing libido;
 Treating hypertensive disorders;
 Decreasing kidney inflammation;
 Decreasing healing time after surgery, and athletic workouts;
 Regulating the urea cycle and helps to eliminate harmful chemicals like ammonia;
 Easing migraine suffering...
L-arginine is a common constituent in many foods including:
 Red meat, fowl and various species of fish;
 Corn;
 Wheat germ and oats;
 Various nuts and seeds;
 Buckwheat, wild rice and various high-fiber cereals;
 Various dairy products;
 Raw chocolate
An average dosage to consider would be between 2 and 3 grams, three times daily. The effects of long-term L-arginine supplementation are not clear; hence consider limiting usage to an 8-week period before discontinuing use for several weeks.
However, because it is a precursor to nitric oxide which induces generalized vasodilation it is not recommended for people with the following conditions:
 Cancer, liver disease or kidney problems;
 Sickle cell anemia or bleeding disorders;
 Asthma and/or allergies;
 Low blood pressure;
High dosages have been associated with short-term digestive issues such as diarrhea.
Also, L-arginine supplementation may interact negatively with antihypertensive medications. It could also interact with medications for erectile dysfunction, infertility, birth control, thinning the blood, heartburn, acid reflux disease, high blood pressure and/or pain alleviation.
Please always consult with your doctor before starting L-arginine supplementation. While L-Arginine has been shown to work to produce a number of health benefits, results may vary from person to person.
Those using it for muscle building should take it as part of a complete weight lifting and diet program designed to increase lean muscle mass.
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L-Arginine For Blood Pressure Reduction Dosages
https://nootriment.com/l-arginine-for-blood-pressure/
Calcium, Magnesium and L-arginine
Clinical studies have long proven that adequate levels of magnesium and calcium are integral for keeping blood pressure in check. However, supplementation of these minerals alone has proven basically ineffective at regulating systolic and diastolic blood pressures successfully.
Recent clinical studies are showing promising results for combating hypertension with a conjunction therapy of calcium, magnesium and L-arginine. Again, more studies are necessary, and warranted, to deduce any standardized recommendations concerning the benefits of L-arginine supplementation for hypertension treatment.
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L-arginine vs. L-citrulline Benefits, Reviews and Dosages
https://nootriment.com/l-arginine-vs-l-citrulline/
What are the differences between L-arginine vs. L-citrulline?
Both supplements are combined in muscle building formulas to support protein metabolism and maintain muscle tissue.
Both supplements are non-essential amino acids, however there is evidence that less L-citrulline is needed by the body. As much as 80 percent of the supplement is converted to L-arginine in the blood vessels.
Both of these supplements are used to increase nitric oxide (NO) levels in the blood, promoting positive effects for muscle growth, energy, stamina and strength in bodybuilders.
L-Arginine foods can be sourced from dairy products, beef, pork, gelatine, poultry, wild game and seafood.
Wheat germ and flour, lupins, buckwheat, granola, oatmeal, peanuts, nuts, seeds, chickpeas and cooked soybeans are also sources.
A study published in the Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition in March 2010 on older professional cyclists showed that those supplementing with L-arginine and a pre-treatment of Vitamin C and E had a significant increase in NO production during exercise.
This supplement also helps remove cortisol, which controls stress levels, and other waste products in the body. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found this supplement improved vascular function for people with Angina.
L-citrulline Overview
L-citrulline comes from the Latin word citrullus, meaning watermelon. To increase the supply of L-citrulline from food you can eat more watermelon, cucumber, garlic, onions, and the milk protein, casein.
L-citrulline is used for fatigue, muscle weakness, sickle cell disease, erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It is also used for heart disease, body building, increasing energy, and for improving athletic performance.
Without L-citrulline, people experience mental and physical fatigue and have chronic low energy levels. The recommend dosage for L-citrulline supplements is one and one-fourth teaspoons (three grams) twice a day.
L-citrulline benefits include its ability to help reduce body fat levels. It is also helpful in maintaining natural energy production. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) energy can often drop off drastically during a hard workout.
ATP serves to store energy in muscles which is released when it is hydrolyzed (protein broken down into its component amino acids) to produce ADP. ADP is produced during muscle contraction. It is reformed when the muscle relaxes.
L-citrulline also acts as a vasodilator. This helps to open and expand blood vessels. This is the reason for the reduction in blood pressure levels. For weight and strength training athletes, this supplement helps in the release of nitric acid.
NO helps build proteins and re-form muscles that have been torn down from intense training. L-citrulline acts in the urea cycle to remove lactic acid from the body which is produced as working muscles become tired.
L-Arginine vs. L-Citrulline
German researchers found that a 3 grams dose of L-citrulline produced the highest increase in L-arginine and NO (nitric oxide) levels.
This is because the process of breaking down L-citrulline by-passes the liver. If you take L-arginine directly, the amino acid is processed and broken down in the liver by the enzyme arginase.
L-Arginine is first oxidized into N-hydroxyl-arginine, which is then further oxidized to L-citrulline along with release of nitric oxide. L-citrulline facilitates the production of L-Arginine.
Both L-Arginine and L-citrulline are nitric-oxide boosting substances. Both supplements aid in the elimination of oxidative stress on the arteries and ease clogging or congestion.
However, research suggests that L-citrulline may be more effective at a lower dosage. That being said, many companies will see a stack with both of these ingredients so you can obtain the benefits of both.
L-arginine and L-citrulline Side Effects
L-arginine and L-citrulline should not be taken with blood pressure medication or with a low blood pressure condition. These supplements should also not be taken with Nitrates medications, insulin and cholesterol-lowering agents.
Sildenafil (Viagra) may also interact with these supplement. These supplements should be avoided for people with kidney and or liver impairments.
These supplements may make herpes virus conditions and Asthma symptoms worse. [Can make canker sores worse; Lysine may balance it and reduces canker sores.]
They should also be avoided by people with a Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase deficiency. L-arginine is not recommended in patients following an acute heart attack.
Use L-arginine and L-citrulline stack products with caution if pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Citrulline Effects
When it is consumed, Citrulline becomes the pre-cursor to L-Arginine.
This compound is well-known for its supportive role in circulation and heart health. It cuts blood pressure by dilating blood vessels, assisting in removing any blockages.
This circulation effect impacts systems throughout the body, including sexual health, the healing of wounds, and pain due to inflammation. It also increases the amount of growth hormone in the body.
Citrulline also gets converted into nitric acid. This compound further enhances blood flow through arteries. In the brain, all of these functions help support healthy neural function, particularly as it pertains to memory.
The increased circulation in the brain delivers blood and nutrients to neural tissue, keeping it limber and encouraging rapid growth of neural structures like synapses and neurons. This is similar to the neural circulation effects which are caused by the natural herbal supplement Vinpocetine.
Citrulline Benefits
Citrulline promotes blood circulation and the release of human growth hormone. This can increase resistance to injury and illness. The supplement supports high functioning immunity in all systems of the body. It speeds recovery from cuts and surgeries. It also contributes to bone strength.
L-Citruline is an excellent therapy for high blood pressure. For mens' sexual health, the compound is thought to have similar effects of prescription drug Viagra. In the brain, more circulation and oxygen results in sharper, clearer thoughts.
Short term memory, long term memory, and recall are all enhanced. It has been suggested as a natural treatment for Parkinson's Disease, as it may help those patients achieve a higher degree of mental control.
Citrulline Dosage
As this dietary supplement is still not widely used by the general public, there are few published papers detailing appropriate doses. There appears to be a wide range of effective dosages, from 2 grams to 15 grams per day. A median dose of 6 grams is recommended for use in weight loss and exercise programs.
Citrulline appears in this market even more frequently than as a holistic cognitive enhancer, as its circulation effects increase metabolism surrounding heavy exercise. If you are unsure about dosage, start with a very small amount, perhaps closer to 1 gram per day, and note effects before increasing the dosage.
Citrulline Side Effects
Citrulline is considered very safe, and has no known side effects.
It is important, however, not to combine it with prescription medications for high blood pressure. Adding this supplement may reduce blood pressure to dangerous levels as a result.
Also, any use of erectile dysfunction medications such as Viagra or Cialis should be suspended while taking Citrulline. Again, low blood pressure may result. Pregnant or breastfeeding women are advised not to take it at all.
There was an FDA recall in 2014 over several shipments of the drug. This was not due to an inherent danger in the compound itself, but was related to incorrectly packaged and labeled supplements. No one was harmed due to the error, and Citrulline is still considered safe for use by adults and children.
L-Arginine (the amino acid synthesized from L-Citrulline) does have some noted side effects when it is taken as a standalone supplement. For some people, too large of an arginine dose can result in digestive issues like diarrhea and abdominal pain. It can also add to allergic sensitivities, and activate asthma attacks. Argnine does possess the same contraindications for blood pressure as listed above.
Citrulline Review
Citrulline is a natural amino acid which is converted by the body into L-Argnine and nitric acid. These compounds both work to increase circulation throughout the entire body, including the brain. This effect may generate increased immunity, more energy, and better heart function. It also contributes to strong neurological tissue, with excellent memory and concentration effects. It has no known side effects and is safe for use by children.
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Agmatine benefits and side effects
https://bodynutrition.org/agmatine/
Agmatine side effects
There are no general studies on the use of agmatine in humans that can be used to warrant its side effects.
Although research shows that agmatine can protect cells from acidity in the stomach, it is known to increase the chances of developing an ulcer in patients suffering from alcohol withdrawal symptoms (16).
Agmatine can increase the appetite of the person using the drug. This can be helpful for people looking to gain weight but not beneficial for obese people.
The main problem with agmatine is that sufficient research has not been carried out yet, which decreases the potential for widespread use as a health supplement.
Agmatine causes vasodilatation, therefore reducing blood pressure. It should not be used by people who are being treated for hypotension or low blood pressure (17)...
Summary: Agmatine has great potential for use in the treatment of several adverse health conditions, such as hypertension, anxiety, stress, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It can also be a great pain reliever, especially when used with opioids. You should always take care when taking agmatine supplements as its effects are yet to be clearly understood by research.
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Agmatine Sulfate Review, Benefits, Side Effects + Doses
https://nootriment.com/agmatine-sulfate/
Agmatine Sulfate Effects:

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 Arginine Pyroglutamate
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Agmatine is also known as (4-aminobutyl)guanidine and it functions as both a neuromodulator and neurotransmitter.

It is sometimes referred to as "Super Arginine" as it exhibits greater potency of effects compared to this amino acid.

This naturally-produced molecule is present in both the brain and spinal cord. It is also found naturally in several common foods, including beer, wine, coffee and other fermented foods.

Agmatine Sulfate is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and exhibits psychoactive effects.

It has been shown to inhibit receptors for the neurotransmitter acetycholine (NMDA and nicotinic receptors) and to activate imidazoline receptors. Acetylcholine is one of the neurotransmitters that plays a central role in memory and reasoning.

The imidazoline receptor is implicated in certain mental health conditions. It functions an inhibitor of the sympathetic nervous system and works to lower blood pressure and regulate insulin secretion.

The Agmatine supplement also regulates levels of Nitric Oxide by the affecting nitric oxide synthase enzyme. It is further believed to regulate cellular energy levels by influencing polyamine metabolism and function.

Agmatine Sulfate also exhibits analgesic activities, and may affect the release of endorphins (endogenous opioid chemicals), as well as inhibiting calcium channels and some sub-types of neuronal serotonin receptors

In some studies, it has been shown to enhance the effects of both morphine and fentanyl to increase pain killing, reduce tolerance, and lower addiction. It even appears to work in synergy with marijuana.

More research is needed to understand the mechanisms of action for this compound, particularly in human subjects.
Agmatine is purported to have mental (nootropic), physical and analgesic benefits. It appears to demonstrate many of the same effects as l-Arginine supplementation, but at a greater potency.

It is typically used as a pre-workout supplement by bodybuilders to improve "muscle pumps" and promote the growth of muscle tissue. It may help athletes achieve better body composition, improved stamina and reduced pain after a workout.

The supplement is also used to promote mental well-being and cognitive performance. According to anecdotal reports, it supports a healthy mood, has anti-anxiety properties, and may have synergistic benefits when stacked with Nootropic supplements like Aniracetam and other Ampakines.

The cognitive enhancement effects are believed to be mediated by the NMDA receptor, which plays a role in memory formation and synaptic plasticity.

Agmatine Sulfate also acts as an anti-oxidant and is being studied for pro-longevity effects. It has been found to exhibit neuroprotection against damage and injuries to the Central Nervous System (CNS). It is also believed to to limit the activity of glutamate receptors and thus, over-excitation of certain neurons in the brain.

Some individuals will take Agmantine Sulfate to prevent excitotoxicity which can occur when using too much Sunifiram, Unifiram, Modafinil or other similar nootropic supplements. Removal of free radicals, toxins, and other poisons can help to keep not only the brain but the entire body in a better state of health.

There are also a number of athletic effects related to sport nutrition. This includes enhancing and improving insulin response of the body. This has long been thought to be one of the keys to building a leaner, stronger, and more muscular body.

The supplement is additionally thought to stimulate the production and increase of GH (Growth Hormone) and LH (Luteinizing Hormone) which can have positive effects upon overall body composition and lean muscle tissue.

Like the amino acid l-Arginine, this supplement also acts as a Nitric Oxide (NO) booster and activates the enzyme Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS). Due to the regulation of Nitric Oxide production in the body, Agmatine Sulfate may also lead to better muscle "pumps" in weight training athletes.

Muscle pumps refer to the sensation of increased blood filling up your muscles and causing them to swell. The pump is believed to improve nutrient delivery to your muscle cells, which may support growth and faster recovery.

Compared to L-arginine supplementation, Agmatine is believed to have better oral bioavailability and require a lower dosage to increase nitric oxide.

This supplement is also reported to act as an analgesic, which means that it may have a positive effect on the relief of pain. In one study, it was found to reduce pain, inflammation and tissue damage following spinal cord injury in rats.

Agmatine is observed to release several types of endorphins and natural opioid substances in the brain. It has also been used in conjunction with morphine and marijuana, having a synergistic effect. Some researchers feel that there may be therapeutic uses for Agmatine in helping to treat addictions.

This supplement may affect energy metabolism, though it is unclear what the practical result of this will be in humans. Bacteria studies show that it can be used to generate ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), which is the energy molecule used within your cells.

Agmatine seems to be able to up-regulate or down-regulate polyamine accumulation in the cells. The enzyme agmatinase converts this compound into the polyamine putrescine, but it can also reduce polyamine activity through the protein antizyme.
Depression and Anxiety

Agmatine exhibits some antidepressant effects and may promote improved mood and anxiety reduction. When used in conjunction with an antidepressant like Wellbutrin (bupropion), agmatine enhances the overall effect.

Furthermore, Supplementing with agmatine apparently helps fight the adverse effects of stress. When someone is under increased stress, the body naturally produces more agmatine, potentially as a protective measure

Agmatine may help the brain and body deal with stress by reducing anxiety and promoting a feeling of well-being.
Appetite and Weight Gain

Individuals who struggle to gain weight may find it easier when supplementing with agmatine.

In animal trials, Agmatine has been shown to increase appetite even after reaching satiety.

In some studies, subjects increased food consumption rates by 44% to 54% in a 24-hour period.
Blood Glucose and Insulin Levels

It has been shown that taking agmatine can stimulate the imidazoline receptors. There are different types of these receptors and the I3 receptors have been shown to regulates insulin secretion from the pancreatic beta cells.

By stimulating the release of more insulin, this amino acid derivative may promote anabolic growth and help to lower blood glucose levels.

Taking Agmatine sulfate supplements may allow more glucose to be absorbed into the muscles, even when the individual is inactive.

Increased uptake of blood glucose supports muscle tissue repair and may have performance benefits during athletic competition or training.
Blood Pressure, Nitric Oxide & Muscle Pumps
Agmatine has been demonstrated to help regulate blood pressure and reduce symptoms of hypertension. Improving blood pressure has a number of indirect benefits for health, including better cardiovascular function and reduced risk of certain medical conditions.
One of the ways it may work to improve blood flow through the body is by supporting vasodilation, which is the widening of blood vessels.
Agmatine has been shown to positively modulate nitric oxide synthase, which is the enzyme that functions to produce nitric oxide.
The increased activity of nitric oxide increases vasodilation, which further enhances muscle pumps for bodybuilders.
This effect is believed to increases the delivery of nutrients to muscle tissue as well as improving the protein synthesis rates in muscles.
Luteinizing Hormone
Supplementing with agmatine may cause a dose-dependant increase in the secretion of luteinizing hormone. This hormone is involved in the synthesis of male testosterone.
While there have not been any studies examining the direct effects of Agmatine on testosterone levels in humans, this mechanism suggests that it could have benefits as a test booster.
More research is needed to determine whether it is effective for this use or whether the effect on luteinizing hormone will only be observed in animal studies.
Pain Reduction
In research studies, Agmatine has been shown to provide pain relief from symptoms of thermal hyperalgesia for short periods of time.
This is a condition in which the body has a painful response to changes in the detection of temperatures. The body may become hypersensitive to heat or cold. Agmatine improved pain sensations, which may be a result of its pro-circulatory effects.
However, in another study looking at pain reduction in neuropathic conditions or inflammatory pain, agmatine was not found to produce a statistically significant effect.
Neuroprotective Benefits and Strokes
There is some preliminary evidence that Agmatine is effective at reducing symptoms of stroke when administered at the onset of symptoms. As a pre-treatment, it may reduce or limit the neuronal damage caused by a stroke.
Significantly more research is needed to validate this claim, but there is other evidence for its potential neuroprotective activities.
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!!!!!!!No Beets, L-Arginine,L-Citrulline,Agmatine because Melanoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and possibly leukemia cells require L-arginine to be supplied for their growth (syn: Breuss Beet Cancer Diet; Breuss Cancer Diet; Breuss Beets Cancer Diet; Breuss Beet Juice; )
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L-Arginine & Cancer (syn: Breuss Beet Cancer Diet; Breuss Cancer Diet; Breuss Beets Cancer Diet; Breuss Beet Juice; )
http://www.positivedesigns.com/cardio/Arginine%20and%20Cancer.pdf
Arginine and Cancer. Does arginine promote or retard cancer growth?
Should cancer patients be cautioned against 5 grams arginine per day?
I reviewed the pubmed database using the search terms "L-arginine" and
"Cancer" and retrieved over 1,000 articles. Many actually referred to
specific nitric oxide studies in lab animals and in vitro cancer cell lines, and
overall were too difficult to summarize. Such statements as "NO causes
metastasis" would be contradicted in the next article by the statement "NO
prevents metastasis and causes tumor regression." I found about 50 articles
which actually referred to the use of L-arginine and its inhibitors which
seemed useful to the question at hand.
Theoretical concerns include:
* Increased blood flow may feed the tumor
* Increased growth hormone due to supplementation with arginine
may cause tumor growth
* Arginine itself may feed auxotrophic tumors, those which cannot
manufacture arginine themselves, such as melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.
BLOOD FLOW
As you know, L-arginine can be utilized by the body to make arginine
derived nitric oxide (ADNO). Nitric oxide synthase (eNOS, or NOS I) is the
enzyme responsible for this in the endothelium. The nitric oxide dilates
blood vessels. But will that increase blood flow to tumors? There is one
study documenting diminished blood flow to tumors after NOS inhibitor was
used. While inhibition of ADNO production diminishes tumor blood flow, it
is not clear that the enhanced blood flow due to arginine supplementation
would enhance tumor growth. In fact, L-arginine has been used in cancer
therapy. Read on.
GROWTH HORMONE
L-arginine supplementation can (but does not always) increase serum
growth hormone concentrations in humans.
One well-designed study compared men to women with various growth
hormone secretagogues, including arginine (30 grams IV), exercise, growth
hormone releasing hormone, somatostatin rebound, compared to rest and
saline for each individual. The impressive thing is that the exercise
stimulus was roughly equivalent to 30 grams of intravenous L-arginine,
a dose several times more and via a different route than we are advocating.
(Even my own husband, a Cardiococktail junky, takes only 20 grams at most
each day, and he does not yet mainline the stuff.) If you enjoy a well-
designed, well-executed study, you'll enjoy reading this article. The link to
the full text is in the footnotes.
In another randomized, placebo-controlled study in healthy men, placebo
was compared to Arginine alone, placebo +exercise, or Arginine + exercise.
The dose was 7 grams oral Arginine. The exercise yielded a greater growth
hormone response than exercise + Arginine or Arginine alone.
It is true that patients who received growth hormone injections in the past
are considered at a higher risk of various cancers, including leukemia. What
is not known is whether the growth hormone which may be secreted after
arginine supplementation will trigger the same potential for tumor support
as a recombinant injection. And since the growth hormone produced in
response to oral arginine would be less than exercise stimulation, are we
going to tell them not to exercise because the growth hormone produced
by the exercise might promote cancer?
SPECIAL CASES: MELANOMA AND HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA
These are the only group of people whom I think should be warned against
using L-arginine. Melanoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and possibly leukemic
cells require L-arginine to be supplied for their growth. They lack the
enzymes necessary to convert L-citrulline into L-arginine, and sometimes
from L-arginine into nitric oxide.
 This particular characteristic has already
been exploited in tumor research with good results. Interestingly, in a
mouse model if these cell types are transgenically infected with the enzymes
to convert L-arginine into nitric oxide they LOSE THE ABILITY TO
METASTASIZE.
 Yet NOS activity is higher in melanoma than melanocyte
cell lines in vitro.
A number of trials have used arginase (an enzyme responsible for changing
arginine to ornithine) to treat hepatocellular carcinomas. These have
resulted in responses with regression in both metastasis and the primary
tumor.
 An arginine diiminase (another enzyme which breaks down
arginine) from Mycoplasma has been used in multiple trials. One trial
shrank a tumor from an unresectable to a surgically resectable size. Other
studies show inhibition of hepatocellular carcinoma and malignant melanoma
cells both in vitro and in vivo.
Human Studies
What happens if we give L-arginine to real, live cancer patients? Many
studies have utilized L-arginine as a component in perioperative nutrition
and immunomodulation, and some have even used it as an adjunct to
chemotherapy. After explaining immunonutrition and the immune
dysfunction in cancer, I'll talk about some specific cancer studies using Larginine
supplementation...
Breast cancer patients:
Although L-arginine supplementation inhibits growth of tumors in animals, it
seems to stimulate tumor protein synthesis in tumors of humans
supplemented with L-arginine.
 Nevertheless, multiple studies have been
done and are currently underway using L-arginine supplementation for
cancer patients. Generally, L-arginine supplementation or IV regimens have
been well-tolerated and seem to improve prognosis...
...
Summary
In summary, arguments that growth hormone produced by L-arginine might
feed a tumor fall apart under close scrutiny. Blood flow is inhibited by the
inhibition of NOS, but it is not known whether supplemental L-arginine
actually would tilt the balance in favor of the tumor. Most importantly, L-
arginine is used extensively in the management of cancer. It is an
essential nutrient for T-cells, NK, and LAK cells, whose job it is to defend
the body against cancer. I think L-arginine should not be withheld from
patients with cancer. The only possible exception is in the case of malignant
melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.
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L-Arginine & Cancer (syn: Breuss Beet Cancer Diet; Breuss Cancer Diet; Breuss Beets Cancer Diet; Breuss Beet Juice; )
http://drsircus.com/cancer/larginine-cancer/
Comments
HW developer
"Dr. Sircus recommends utilizIng his full protocol including L-arginine if needed for cancers of all types including prostate"
"Dr. Sircus believes L-arginine can be used in any type of cancer with many benefits."
This equivocation sounds consistent with the general flavor of the website. Unfortunately, Dr. Sircus has not investigated this very well, as there is no scientific basis for a "pan-cancer" conclusion on L-Arginine. Each cancer is very different.
In fact, L-Arginine is specifically contraindicated for melanoma cancers. Everyone wants a simple answer, and there are plenty selling them.
442
the article states the benefits against cancer and yet ends with this statement: 'It is not a good idea for people with pancreatic or any kind of cancer to take supplemental arginine outside the context of a well-thought-out protocol." Please help me understand this.
HW developer
Do you recommend this for melanoma-related cancers?
(Neither Mark nor his staff answered this)
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(Owen Fonorow's protocol Continued)

Add a good mineral/multivitamin

Cardiovascular Diseases

 The few species which include humans, that do not make their own vitamin C suffer a condition called atherosclerosis, where white plaques narrow the arteri es. This disease has been misnamed "heart disease" because it often leads to a heart attack. The disease is not prevalent in species that make their own Vitamin C.

Chronic Scurvy

 Heart disease is a misnomer because there is no malfunction of the heart. The underlying disease process is characterized by scab-like build-ups that adhere to the walls of blood vessels. As the arteries narrow, the blood supply to the heart and the other organs is reduced, resulting in angina ("heart cramp"), heart attack and/or stroke. The more correct terminology is chronic scurvy , a sub clinical (difficult to detect ) form of the classic vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy .

Lp(a) Binding Inhibitors

Chronic scurvy appears in the few beings that do not make vitamin C, and its primary characteristic, atherosclerosis, is caused by a sticky form of cholesterol called Lp(a). Linus Pauling and Matthias Rath invented Lp(a) binding inhibitors to prevent this molecule from binding to the walls of damaged arteries. Together, vitamin C and the amino acid lysine are the primary binding inhibitors. These substances at high dosages are patented to prevent and to destroy existing atherosclerotic plaques. Vitamin C, will cure the chronic scurvy, reduce oxidation, increase collagen for healing and improve the health and strength of arteries, while high dose Lysine destroys Lp(a) plaques.

Twelve years of clinical expe rience with high dosages of the Lp(a) binding inhibitors vitamin C and lysine in humans have matched Pauling's own initial findings and case studies. The dosages of vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) that achieve therapeutic effects are between 3 g to 18 g (3000 mg to 18,000 mg ascorbic acid) daily. The dosages of lysine are between 3 to 6 g (3000 mg to 6000 mg). These vital nutrients, taken together from 2 to 4 times daily, are clinically effective at the recommended strength. Only high, sustained dosages of the Lp(a) binding inhibitors become the specific Pauling Therapy for rapid reversal of "heart disease."

History

 The theory that cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are related to a deficiency of vitamin C was first proposed by the brilliant Canadian physician G. C. Willis, MD. By the 1940s, it was already known that vitamin C is required for strong healthy arteries. Willis and another Canadian, J. C. Paterson, both found in separate studies that the tissues of heart patients were depleted of vitamin C. In 1953, Willis discovered that atherosclerotic plaques form over vitamin-C-starved vascular tissues in both guinea pigs and human beings. Willis published several papers on this subject that were peer-reviewed in the Canadian Medical Journal . His team also discovered that vitamin C can reverses the process of atherosclerosis in both guinea pigs and humans.

Willis devised the first known method of photographing plaques with X- rays. He observed that human plaques were not distributed uniformly throughout the vascular system. Instead, these "blockages" concentrate near the heart, where arteries are constantly bent or squeezed. He reasoned that only the mechanical stress, caused by the pulse, could explain the typical pattern of atherosclerosis in humans. The body was forming plaque precisely where it was needed in order to stabilize the vascular system.

By the late 1980s, medical researchers discovered that heart disease begins with a lesion; lesions are cracks or stress fractures in the arterial wall. The ensuing question became: What causes lesions in human beings since they do not arise naturally in most other animals?

Then a variant of the so-called "bad" LDL cholesterol called lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), was studied and found to be really sticky. The stickiness is caused by points of attachment on the surface of the Lp(a) molecule called lysine binding sites . Studies that led to the 1987 Nobel prize in medicine revealed that lysine (and later proline) binding sites on the Lp(a) molecule cause atherosclerosis. Following that, Beisiegel et. al. in Germany examined human atherosclerotic plaques post mortem and found only Lp(a) cholesterol, not ordinary LDL cholesterol, as expected. (Prior to Beisiegel, studies grouped Lp(a) together with LDL; both are low density lipoproteins.)

By 1989, Linus Pauling and his associate, Matthias Rath, had formulated and published their unified theory of heart disease. Pauling/Rath theorized that the lack of vitamin C is the primary cause of heart disease in humans. Low vitamin C inevitably leads to atherosclerosis . They discovered that serum Lp(a) increases in response to the distress of vitamin C-starved tissues.

Pauling and Rath had repeated the earlier Willis experiments with guinea pigs, but this time they monitored Lp(a). They discovered an inverse relation between vitamin C and Lp(a). Their th eory holds that in most species, vitamin C is plentiful and helps prevent arterial lesions. However, in a few species, such as humans and guinea pigs, serum Lp(a) levels increase to compensate for chronic scurvy. Thus Lp(a) is the second major genetic difference between beings that suffer heart disease and those that do not. (The first is the inability to make vitamin C.) Lp(a) has evolved in humans, some primates, guinea pigs, some parrots and fruit bats to compensate for the missing vitamin C, notably to patch cracked blood vessels.

The majority of the population is not aware they have "chronic scurvy." As the condition progresses, the liver produces more Lp(a) molecules. A large number of Lp(a) molecules tend to deposit on top of existing plaque formations. When the healing process overshoots, the arteries narrow and the flow of blood is reduced. The first symptom may be a heart attack.

The Cure

The Lp(a) molecules have a limited number of lysine binding sites - points of attachment to lysine. Pauling's invention - the cure for heart disease - increases serum lysine high enough to make the Lp(a) unattractive to any more lysine binding sites. As more lysine enters the blood stream, the probability increases that floating Lp(a) molecules will bind with it (rather than with the patches of plaques growing on the arterial walls.)

Pauling and Rath's protocols for destroying existing atherosclerotic plaques relies on more than fifty years of scientific research. Pauling filmed a video lecture in which he summari zes this research, and where he recommended that heart patients take the amino acid lysine daily in high amounts with their vitamin C. Neither vitamin C nor lysine have any known lethal dose.

In his one hour video lecture, Pauling recounts the first cases in which his high lysine therapy added to high vitamin C quickly resolved advanced cardiovascular disease in humans. Pauling doubted a clinical study was even necessary before advising heart patients of the therapy because the effect is so pronounced, and the binding inhibitors are nontoxic.

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Recently, in vitro test tube experiments have shown that the amino acid proline may be an even more effective Lp(a) binding inhibitor than lysine. Consequently, adding between .5 and 2 g (500 mg to 2000 mg) proline may be of significant additional benefit.

Prevention

Linus Pauling believed that chronic scurvy might be prevented with a daily intake of of vitamin C as low as 3000 mg. This amount approximates what some animals synthesize under normal conditions. Dr. Sydney Bush's Cardioretinometry (microscopic pictures of the retina) suggests that some people require up to 10,000 mg daily for prevention.
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Collagen Connection
https://nutritionreview.org/2013/04/collagen-connection/

...(excerpt):

Pauling Therapy for the Reversal of Heart Disease

****Dosage****
Vitamin C: to bowel tolerance -- as much as you can take without diarrhea. For most people this will be in the range of five to ten grams (5,000-10,000 mg.) each day. Spread this amount into two equal doses 12 hours apart. (Vitamin C prevents further cracking of the blood vessel wall -- the beginning of the disease.)

****Take****Dosage****
L-Proline: 3 grams twice per day (acts to release lipoprotein(a) from plaque formation and prevent further deposition of same).
 BulkSupplements Pure L-Proline Powder (5 Kilograms) $201.96 ($0.04 / Gram) & FREE Shipping
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****Take****Dosage****
L-Lysine: 3 grams twice each day (acts to release lipoprotein(a) from plaque formation and prevent further deposition of same).
NOW Foods L-Lysine Pure Powder -- 1 lb, $12.75
https://www.vitacost.com/now-foods-l-lysine-pure-powder
SKU #733739002402
https://www.vitacost.com/now-foods-l-lysine-pure-powder?q=lysine+powder&ta=lysine+powder

****Take****Dosage****
Co-enzyme Q10: 90-180 mg. twice per day (strengthens the heart muscle). [Syn: Ubiquinol]
Co-Enzyme Q10 -- 100+ mg per day. Enables the heart to function at high energy levels. May be even more necessary because of high blood pressures that commonly accompany occlusive heart disease.
Healthy Origins Ubiquinol -- 200 mg - 60 Softgels
VC SKU #603573364748
Doctor's Best Ubiquinol with Kaneka Ubiquinol™ -- 200 mg - 30 Softgels
VC SKU #753950002746

****Take****Dosage****
L-Carnitine: 3 grams twice per day (also strengthens the heart muscle).
 NOW L-Carnitine Pure Powder -- 3 oz
        VC SKU #733739002174
Serving Size: (2 1/4 teaspoon Level) (1.9 g)
Servings per Container: 44
Amount Per Serving    % Daily Value
L-Carnitine (Carnipure™)(from L-Carnitine Tartrate)    1.27 g (1270 mg)    
Other Ingredients: None.

****Take****
 Niacin: Decreases production of lipoprotein(a) in the liver. Inositol hexanicotinate is a form of niacin which gives less of a problem with flushing and therefore allows for larger therapeutic doses. Begin with 250 mg. at lunch, 500 mg. at dinner and 500 mg. at bedtime the first day; then increase gradually over a few days until you reach four grams per day, or the highest dose under four grams you can tolerate. Be sure to ask your doctor for liver enzyme level tests every two months or less to be sure your liver is able to handle the dose you are taking.
www.swansonvitamins.com Inositol Hexaniacinate Flush-Free Niacin [SWU081, 500mg Niacin + 140mg Inositol, qty240 capsules, $14.99

****Take****
 Vitamin E: 800-2400 IU per day. (Inhibits proliferation of smooth muscle cells in the walls of arteries undergoing the atherosclerotic changes.)
Life Extension Gamma E Mixed Tocopherols & Tocotrienols -- 60 Softgels
VC SKU #737870207061

****Take****
Heart Protector® - The Synergy Company, 1HP60     $26.21
https://www.thesynergycompany.com/heart-protector
 The Synergy Company Heart Protector® -- 60 Vegetarian Capsules,
 VC SKU #: 852971004651
 Servings: 30 (take 2x2=4/d initially; later 2/d)
 The Synergy Company Heart Protector®, $33.20
 https://www.vitacost.com/the-synergy-company-heart-protector?q=synergy+heart+prote&ta=synergy+heart+prote

****Take****
Kal S.O.D. 3 -- 400 mg - 100 Tablets (enterically coated (3,000 McCord Fridovich Units), $14.45
VC SKU: 021245899587

****Take****
Vitacost Hibiscus Extract - Standardized Extract - ELLIROSE™ -- 200 mg - 30 Capsules
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SKU #: 844197017263, $6.29

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!!!!!!!!After Pauling's death the therapy has been revised to include vitamin K2 and vitamin (hormone) D3
http://forum.lowcarber.org/archive/index.php/t-466616.html

!!!!!!!Can atherosclerosis be reversed Cholesterol, Heart Disease Active Low-Carber Forums
http://forum.lowcarber.org/archive/index.php/t-466616.html
...(excerpt):
Meme#1
Fri, Jul-01-16, 01:14
A quote, "I think I know what the answer is... we can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes by the proper use of this (vitamin C and lysine) therapy... even cure it.... Its almost miraculous..." - Linus Pauling (1992 Heart Disease Video)

In his retirement, Linus Pauling, the father of modern chemistry and a two time Nobel prize winner became interested in using vitamin C with the essential amino acid lysine to cure heart disease, which he patented.

His theory was laid out in the paper titled, "A Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease Leading the Way to the Abolition of this Disease as a Cause for Human Mortality".
http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1992/pdf/1992-v07n01-p005.pdf

To summarize, Pauling states that cardiovascular disease is simply scurvy of the blood vessels. Mankind along with a few other mammals have lost the ability to manufacture ascorbate (vitamin C) in the liver, thus vitamin C must be obtained from outside sources. Adjusted for body weight species that make vitamin C make 10 grams / day.

Pauling states that vitamin C is used to make collagen, the bodies supporting structure that gives the blood vessels strenght and elastic properties. The body is smart and has a back up system available if ascorbate supplies are limited and collagen can't be manufactured. LDL cholesterol, specifically LP(a) will be used by the body to patch the weak artery. Pauling mentions in one of his video that he thinks that LP(a) was an adaption due to our bodies lacking the ability to make vitamin C.

When blood vessels become damaged lysine binding sites become exposed. The best repair solution is to manufacture collagen. If none is available then the body uses LP(a) cholesterol as a patch. The LP(a) cholesterol molecules have lysine receptors that allow them to bind or stick to the exposed lysine binding sites on the blood vessels. To make the patch stronger the body will calcify the patch.

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Pauling claims that by using high doses of vitamin C with lysine damaged blood vessels can be repaired and possibly reversed. After Pauling's death the therapy has been revised to include vitamin K2 and vitamin (hormone) D3. Vitamin C and lysine are non toxic. (Vitamin K2 mk7, eat raw organic sauerkraut)

Link to the Pauling therapy protocol:
Pauling Therapy for the Reversal of Heart Disease
http://practicingmedicinewithoutalicense.com/protocol/excerpt_chp7.pdf

Link to additional websites:
http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/
http://www.paulingtherapy.com/index.html

Dr Pauling's Standford medical school lecture on vitamin C and cardiovascular disease. He discusses cardiovascular disease starting at 27 min but the entire lecture is worth listening to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bymKIPaTws

Dr Owen Fonorow (ND) - Direction of Vitamin C Foundation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP8J8xx4AD0

Living Proof Vitamin C Miracle Cure 60 Minutes Video 3 News. A little off topic as it deals with swine flu instead of CVD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTXSTGGRvKY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2orjgvW2tY

Dr Thomas Levy: Vitamin C & The Great Supression. Dr Levy is the doctor MD (cardiologist / lawyer) that Alan Smith's family received vitamin C advice from in the Miracle Cure documentary linked above:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1kD3BolXnE

I have been following the Pauling vitamin C protocol shortly after I was diagnosed with typeII diabetes in Dec 2013. I stumbled across the vitamin C info while researching T2D. I didn't have any diagnosed heart issues other than fatty liver, leaky kidney, metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, waist, low HDL, high trig's, high fasting blood glucose) and whatever damage was done by many years or possible decades of elevated insulin levels. When I started the Pauling Therapy it took a lot of C (15-20 g/day) to reach bowel tolerance. Presently I reach bowel tolerance with 8 grams / day.

In the words of Mark Twain, "Be careful in reading health books. You may die of a misprint."

"Do not let either the medical authorities or politicians mislead you. Find out what the facts are, and make your own decisions about how to lead a happy life and how to work for a better world." - Linus Pauling.

This is on my list to investigate more so I'm subscribing to the thread.
Lots of interesting info and links right here in one post.....
JEY100
Fri, Jul-01-16, 04:43
Since this question has been revived, back to Dr Kendrick's question of What Causes Heart Disease...he is up to PART 17! [now part 45] And still writing. :) he has gone off on some fascinating side trails.
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org

!!!!!!!What Causes Heart Disease - Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Scottish Doctor, author, speaker, sceptic
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/
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Nattokinase decreases plasma levels of fibrinogen, factor VII and factor VIII in human subjects.
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/nattokinase-decreases-plasma-levels-fibrinogen-factor-vii-and-factor-viii-human-subjects
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/combination-pine-bark-extract-and-nattokinase-prevents-venous-thrombosis-long-haul-flights
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/nattokinase-supplementation-effective-way-manage-progression-atherosclerosis-a
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/dietary-supplementation-fermented-soybean-natto-suppresses-intimal-thickening-after
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/dietary-supplementation-fermented-soybeans-suppresses-intimal-thickening
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/combination-pine-bark-extract-and-nattokinase-prevents-venous-thrombosis-long-haul-flights
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/nattokinase-effectively-shrinks-nasal-polyp-tissue-through-fibrin-degradation
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/nattokinase-could-be-good-candidate-without-adverse-effects-improvement-blood-
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/nattokinase

!!!!!!!!CVD actually be due to blood clotting abnormalities - What causes heart disease past XVIII Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
!!!!!!!!!anything that increases the risk of blood clotting increases the risk of CVD - What causes heart disease past XVIII Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
!!!!!!!!!raised LDL levels are only associated with enhanced blood coagulation, they do not actually cause CVD. It is the blood coagulation factors - What causes heart disease past XVIII Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
!!!!!!!!Enhanced blood coagulation frequently coexists with hyperlipidaemia and, together, these may have a synergistic effect on atherogenesis - What causes heart disease past XVIII Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
!!!!!!!!!HDL stimulates the endothelial production of nitric oxide and prostacyclin, which are potent inhibitors of platelet activation - What causes heart disease past XVIII Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2016/07/12/what-causes-heart-disease-past-xviii/

!!!!!!!!!a very short section at the end on what people should do, to avoid heart disease - What causes heart disease – part XXIX Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2017/04/01/what-causes-heart-disease-part-xxix/

!!!!!!!What causes heart disease past XVIII Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (UK same diet but 4x heart disease as France - Clotting,Fibrinogen)
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2016/07/12/what-causes-heart-disease-past-xviii/

!!!!!!!What causes heart disease part X (calcification of arteries)
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2016/03/22/what-causes-heart-disease-part-x/

!!!!!!What causes heart disease part X Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (K2, Calcification)
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2016/03/22/what-causes-heart-disease-part-x/

!!!!!!!What causes heart disease part XI Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (Depressed CAD Patients May be at Higher Risk For MI, Death)
https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2016/03/26/what-causes-heart-disease-part-xi/
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Pauling Therapy for the Reversal of Heart Disease
http://practicingmedicinewithoutalicense.com/protocol/excerpt_chp7.pdf
(excerpt of the excerpt: see above link for full article)

"Although physicians, as part of their training, are taught that the dosage of a drug that is prescribed for the patient must be very carefully determined and controlled, they seem to have difficulty in remembering that the same principle applies to the vitamins." -- Linus Pauling

Chapter 7

The Pauling Therapy

Cardiologists have been kept in the dark regarding the vitamin C connection to heart disease. Most cardiovascular drugs are compensating for low vitamin C intake. There are cardiovascular drugs that exacerbate heart conditions. In my opinion, for the best patient response the doctor would be well advised to replace as many standard heart medications as possible with the following vi tamin C and lysine protocol.

NOTE: Linus Pauling specifically recommended high, generally equal oral doses of vitamin C and the amino acid lysine between 5,000 and 6,000 mg in his Unified Theory lecture (available on video) . Anything less, by definition, is not the Linus Pauling Therapy.

The extended protocol includes advice given by Linus Pauling in his 1986 book, How To Live Longer and Feel Better . The other recommendations account for variables such as a poor diet, advancing age, and/or the use of the prescription drugs commonly given to heart pa tients. I have attempted to present the additional nutritiona l substances in the order of their importance...

...NOTE: Linus Pauling specifically recommended high, generally equal oral doses of vitamin C and the amino acid lysine between 5,000 and 6,000 mg in his Unified Theory lecture (available on video) . Anything less, by definition, is not the Linus Pauling Therapy.

The extended protocol includes advice given by Linus Pauling in his 1986 book, How To Live Longer and Feel Better . The other recommendations account for variables such as a poor diet, advancing age, and/or the use of the prescription drugs commonly given to heart pa tients. I have attempted to present the additional nutritiona l substances in the order of their importance.

Linus Pauling coined the term orthomolecular -- right molecules -- to stand for vitamins, amino acids, and other

nontoxic molecules which our bodies are familiar with. Orthomolecular nutrients are generally devoid of toxicity and can be safely taken in much larger amounts than toximolecular prescription drugs.

Note that trace minerals are only orthomolecular in trace amounts and, unlike vitamins, may become toxic at higher dosages.

The Basic Orthomolecular Recommendations for Controlling Heart Disease

Linus Pauling Recommendations

1. Take 6,000 to 18,000 mg of vitamin C as ascorbic acid daily (some of the vitamin may be taken as sodium ascorbate) up to bowel tolerance (6 to 18 g). [Note: with cancer, I would take ascorbate rather than ascorbic acid, as the body is already too acidic with the cancer producing more lactic acid from metabolizing sugar.]

Pauling's therapeutic dosage of vitamin C for those diagnosed with cardiovascular disease is from 6,000 mg up to 18,000 mg (or bowel tolerance). Generally, 3,000 to 6,000 mg of vitamin C is the recommended preventive dosage.

The half-life of vitamin C in th e bloodstream is 30 minutes. Linus Pauling advised taking vi tamin C throughout the day in divided doses. The Hickey/Roberts Dynamic Flow theory predicts that taking vitamin C every four hours will produce the highest sustained blood concentrations. Take more before bedtime.

Those who have bloating, gas, or diarrhea after taking vitamin C should reduce the dosage of ordinary vitamin C and consider adding a liposomal fo rm of vitamin C such as the Lypo-Spheric™ vitamin C product available from livonlabs.com

2. Take 2,000 to 6,000 mg (2 to 6 g) of lysine daily.

For those diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, Linus Pauling recommended taking 5,000 to 6,000 mg of lysine daily. He recommended supplementing with at least 2,000 mg daily for prevention.

The following excerpt is from the Unified Theory lecture. Linus Pauling relates the story of his invention of the Pauling therapy for cardiovascular disease, which was to add lysine to vitamin C. Dr. Pauling explains what happened in the case of the first person to try the therapy, a distinguished anonymous scientist who had asked Pauling for advice. The scientist was on disability, in pain, and generally unable to do work or exercise despite taking 5,000 mg of vitamin C dail y. He asked Linus what else he might recommend for his cardiovascular disease, and Dr. Pauling recounts his own response as follows:

I didn't have to tell him that lysine is an essential amino acid and you have to get around a gram a day to be in good health, and you get it in your foods, because he is one of the most dist inguished biochemists in the United States, recipient of t he National Medal of Science in the United States. So he said, "How much shall I take?" I thought, "What do I know?" I know that people get a gram or two in their food depending upon how much meat and fish they eat, that it's essential, that they have to get around one gram. It hasn't any known toxicity in animals or human beings. I said, "5 grams, 5 grams of lysine per da y." He thanked me.

A couple of months later he telephoned me and said, "It's almost miraculous! I st arted taking a gram a day and 2 grams and so on. Within a month after I had reached 5 grams a day of lysine in addition to my 5 grams of vitamin C, I could walk two miles wi thout any nitroglycerin tablets or without any pain in the chest." He said he had cut

down the amount of heart medici ne in half. "It's almost miraculous," he said.

Another couple of months w ent by and he telephoned me and said, "I was feeling so good the other day that I cut down a big tree in our yard and was chopping it up for wood, and I was also paintin g the house, and I got chest pains," this despite his 5 gr ams of vitamin C and lysine. So he said that he "went up to 6 grams of lysine and 6 grams of vitamin C and told me, "Now I am continuing chopping down, chopping up the tree and painting the house." And now a couple of years later he is still in fine health. -- Linus Pauling [Transcribed from his 1993 Linus Pauling Unified Theory Lecture]

3. Follow Linus Pauling's general heart and cardiovascular nutritional recommendations as provided in his 1986 book, How to Live Longer and Feel Better. In addition to 6,000 to 18,000 mg of vitamin C, Linus Pauling advised:

Vitamin E - 800 IU (to 3,200 IU)

Vitamin A - 20,000 to 40,000 IU

Super B-Complex - one or two

Daily multiple vitamin/mineral supplement

Eat less sugar

Drink plenty of water

Matthias Rath Recommendations

4. Take 250 to 2,000 mg of the amino acid proline daily.

This nutrient is an addition to the original Linus Pauling protocol. Dr. Rath specifically recommends the amino acid proline because of its strong Lp(a) binding inhibitor properties in vitro ( in test tube experiments ) . There is anecdotal evidence that proline supplements lower el evated Lp(a) over a period of 6 to 14 months.

It is difficult to suggest an optimum dose for everyone because the healthy body manufactures its own proline, though we probably make less as we age. A few alternative doctors have recommended 2 g (2,000 mg), although the first Pauling therapy formula, Tower's Heart Technology™ , has produced consistently good results with 400 mg per serving. Two servings daily (800 mg of proline) were shown to lower Lp(a) in a small pilot study.

Additional Enhancements

Although studies are lacking, there has been some research and considerable anecdotal experience since Pauling and Rath first published their theory. This knowledge has led us to make the following additional recommendations:

5. Take 100 to 300 mg of coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vital substance required for the production of energy in all cells and plays an important role in maintaining proper heart function. Popular heart medications interfere with the body's own production of CoQ10; thus taking these drugs at high dosages may lead to heart failure. If you are always tired or your muscles ache, take more CoQ10. The human body makes CoQ10 but we lose this capability gradually as we age. Note: Vitamin C and several vitamins may help stimulate your own synthesis of CoQ10.

6. Eliminate trans fatty acids from the diet and introduce unprocessed Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils.

Medical doctors often call me after reading one of my articles to ask, "If Linus Paulin g was correct in claiming that a chronic vitamin C deficiency ca uses cardiovascular disease, why then do patients respond so well after we put them on Omega-3 fish oils?" There was no definitive answer to this question until the writings of Mr. Thomas Smith of healingmatters.com provided one.

Mr. Smith is a lay person who was once a Type II diabetic. He reviewed the available scient ific literature and used this knowledge to cure his own diabetes in three months. According to Smith's research, Type II diabetes is a disturbance of the cell membranes which blocks the uptake of glucose from the blood. Because vitamin C shares the same insulin-mediated transport through the membrane, vitamin C faces the same theoretical difficulty entering the cells of diabetics. The addition of Omega-3 fatty acids in place of trans fatty acids in the diet will rectify this disturbance of the cell membrane, according to Smith.

The Pauling therapy will be more effective if the heart patient reduces sugar and simple carbohydrates; eliminates man-made/processed fats such as trans fats and hydrogenated oils; and supplements Omega-3-rich oils such as evening primrose, flaxseed, and certain fish oils, because more vitamin C can enter cells.

" Research has shown that an Omeg a-3 Index of 8 to 10 percent reduces a person's relative risk of de ath from coronary heart disease by 40 percent, and from sudden cardiac death by 90 percent." This benefit probably results from restored insulin-mediated glucose/vitamin C uptake into cells.

Note: Following an Atkins-style, low-carbohydrate diet will eliminate most trans fats because these "poisons" appear mostly in processed carbohydrate foods such as cookies, crackers, snacks, etc. Butter is superior to margarine. Natural saturated fats are superior to any fats or oils processed for longer shelf life.

7. Eat salt, but only unrefined salt.

This advice might seem stra nge, but alternative medical doctor David Brownstein uncovered literature showing that a low-salt diet can cause the body to change its hormonal balance as it attempts to retain sodium. This imbalance leads to a 400-percent chance of heart attack in those with high blood pressure and low sodium intake. Refined (ordinary table salt) is probably poisonous, but unrefined salt such as Celtic Sea Salt contains over 80 minerals and can be considered a necessary "health food."

8. Supplement with magnesium (150 to 1,500 mg).

Certain chelated forms of magnesium are better absorbed and you can take less. The heart requires magnesium, and a deficiency should be corrected to maintain a regular heartbeat. Along these same lines, suppleme ntal manganese (Mn) should be reduced (intake should be no more than 2 milligrams). More than 20 mg daily of manganese (Mn) can lead to irregular heartbeat, according to researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

I learned about the problem of manganese toxicity from a male caller who claimed that he had cured a life-long heart arrhythmia. Using the Internet to research his condition, the caller had found and contacted USDA researchers in South Dakota. The USDA scientist told him that the heart has an

equal affinity for both manganese (Mn) and magnesium (Mg) but requires copious amounts of magnesium (Mg) for a regular heartbeat. Too much manganese (Mn) crowds out magnesium uptake and causes an irregular heartbeat.

The USDA scientist noted that 20 mg of manganese (Mn) daily will cause the problem and recommended reducing manganese to 2 mg daily. Furthermore, the researcher said that it can take 60 days for the body to detoxify and rid itself of excess manganese before the heartbeat becomes regular.

The caller found that by studying labels and adding up the manganese in his supplements he was indeed consuming more than 20 mg of manganese. He cut back to 2 milligrams daily and in 60 days, as the USDA researcher had predicted and for the first time that he could remember, his heartbeat became normal.

The caller contacted the USDA researcher in South Dakota to thank him, but for some reason the researcher denied having given him this advice. This man then called me. During the investigation we no ticed that the USDA papers that had been posted had been taken down. It seems likely that USDA researchers, like myself, are not supposed to offer medical advice to people or stud y the effects of nutrients on humans. After one or two years, several new papers appeared at the USDA Web site includin g a paper with the following abstract: "Manganese alters mitochondrial integrity in the hearts of swine marginally deficient in magnesium....These results suggest that high Mn, when fed in combination with low Mg, disrupts mitochondrial ultrastructure and is associated wi th the sudden deaths previously reported." USDA Researchers

9. Eliminate ordinary sugar and refined carbohydrates.

New research confirms Dr. John Ely's 30-year theory that sugar (glucose) competes with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for insulin-mediated uptake into cells. Consuming sugar and refined carbohydrates effectively crowds out vitamin C and prevents it from entering ce lls, even in non-diabetics. Diabetics are especially vulnerable because their elevated blood sugar levels already reduce vitamin C's chances of entering their cells.

10. Supplement with vitamin K, either the K1 or K2 form (1 to 40 mg K1 or too low->150 mcg K2). A function of vitamin K is to regulate calcium from soft tissues into bones. The prescription blood "thinning" drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin sodium) interfere with vitamin K. These drugs are derived from rat poison and have been proven to cause rapid calcification of soft tissues in animal studies. There is also new evidence that they cause hard arteries in humans.
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While the ideal or optimal ratios between vitamin D and vitamin K2 have yet to be elucidated, Rheume-Bleue suggests that for every 1,000 IU's of vitamin D you take, you may benefit from about 100 micrograms of K2, [syn: 100 mcg of K2 mk7 for every 1000 i.u. of D3; 100mcg of K2 mk2 per 1000iu D3; ] and perhaps as much as 150-200 micrograms (mcg). [If I aim for the mid-point ratio of 150mcg of K2 mk7 per 1000iu of D3, I take 5000iu D3 one day (7.5x100mcg or 8x100mcg K2 mk7) and 10,000iu D3 the next (15/x100mcg K2 mk7); avg of 11.25*100mcg/day or 11.5 capsules avg per day if take 8,15,8,15,...]
The latest vitamin D dosing recommendations, which call for about 8,000 IU's of vitamin D3 per day if you're an adult, means you'd need in the neighborhood of 800 to 1,000 micrograms (0.8 to 1 milligram/mg) of vitamin K2. [This is the mk7 form of K2; mk4 is in the order of 45 mg or so: see "45 mg three times per day has been used in Japan to treat osteoporosis."]

https://www.vitacost.com/life-extension-vitamin-d3-5000-iu-60-softgels-1
Caution: Individuals consuming more than 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D (from diet and supplements) should periodically obtain a serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D measurement. Do not exceed 10,000 IU per day unless recommended by your doctor. Vitamin D supplementation is not recommended for individuals with high blood calcium levels.

Allopathic doctors still don't know about D3, just like they lag many years in learning about small particle LDL Cholesterol, the beneficial type of HDL (HDL-3), Lp(a), VLDL, etc. (see www.athertech.com; LabCorp is a lab that will draw blood and send it to Atherotech for cholesterol; Life Extension Foundation can order blood tests if you join). Chocolate kills dogs, too, but is okay for people. Be careful of your sources (you can check with me, too, like you did. This is a good example of all of the harmful disinfo there is on the internet: it scares people and prevents them from knowing how to optimize their health without taking dangerous drugs that sent more than 2.2 million to the emergency rooms in 2015 and killed over 100,000 people the same year (supplements killed no one in 2015 -- although they can harm if taken improperly.)

 It is true that you can overdose on D3, but you would have to continuously take a lot of it. I take an average of 7500iu/day (5000iu one day, 10,000iu the next, and so on). It's also important to take at least 100mcg of Vitamin K2 as mk7 (Rheume-Bleue suggests that for every 1,000 IU's of vitamin D you take, you may benefit from about 100 micrograms of K2, and perhaps as much as 150-200 micrograms (mcg) per 1000iu of D3) in order to prevent soft tissue calcification (so calcium ends up in your teeth and bones and not in your arteries, joints [as arthritis] and soft tissues). Raw, organic sauerkraut is another source of K2; you can make your own (there's nothing like it!) or buy some at Whole Foods (Colby Farms in green and white plastic refrigerated packages on the end cap near the deli). I take Now brand from Vitacost (with Ebates and RetailMeNot discount coupons that save me 3% and 15-20%). I'm using 150mcg K2 mk7/1000iu D3 (8x100mcg K2 + 5000iu D3 one day; 13x100mcg K2 + 10,000iu K2 mk7 the next; etc.) in order to clear out my arteries; otherwise, 100mcg K2 mk7 might be adequate. K2 mk4 only stays in your system about an hour and much higher amounts of it are needed (45mg three times a day helped clear people's arteries in a study in Japan); K2 mk7 stays in your system all day. I also have some raw, organic sauerkraut every day (don't take it at the same time as things that kill bacteria, such as garlic, ginger, etc.)

As Russell points out, it's best to have a particular blood test done for D3 and he recommends a level of 75 ng/ml to 100 ng/ml.
"Instead of forcing dangerous and ineffective vaccines on children and the elderly, we should be giving them more vitamin D3 and having them get more sun exposure.The elderly have difficulty converting vitamin D in the skin into the functional vitamin D3 form, so they need supplements. Studies have shown that 10,000 to 20,000 IU a day is safe for most people.Careful studies have shown that adults require more than 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 to raise their blood levels at all. I have found that many require doses of 5,000 IU or even 10,000 IU a day to reach normal levels of the vitamin. It is important that you have a blood vitamin D3 level done before taking the vitamin and then repeat the test at three months. In my opinion, people with chronic inflammatory conditions should be on high doses of vitamin D3. Most doctors would faint dead away at giving this dose, because they have never examined the medical literature on vitamin D3 safety..."

I'm taking Country Life D3 (5000iu in MCT oil -- EV olive oil would be okay, too -- because D3 is oil soluble and isn't absorbed unless it's dissolved in oil) and Now brand K2 mk7 (I open the K2 capsules and mix them in CP EV olive oil prior to taking). (CP=Cold Pressed; EV = Extra Virgin). Avoid tablets ("toilet bullets") of oil-soluble nutrients, and white powdered form of oil-soluble nutrients unless you open the capsules and mix them in oil before taking. A clue that a supplement is oil-soluble is when the bottle says to "take with food", although sometimes one brand will tell you and another won't. D3 and K2 are oil-soluble, as are E and A. B vitamins are water soluble; there are special oil-soluble forms, such as Benfotiamine, though. Vitamin C is water soluble (e.g., magnesium ascorbate, sodium ascorbate are buffered, non-acidic forms of C and are preferable to the acidic form of ascorbic acid, which acidifies your body more), but there is an oil-soluble form (ascorbyl palmitate) that I take along with the ascorbate forms.

I wouldn't take supplemental calcium (except for the amount found in a good quality multivitamin/mineral: http://www.thesynergycompany.com/vmh-men (or from www.vitacost.com; compare prices) because it can cause serum calcium levels to go dangerously high when taking supplemental vitamin D3, and can calcify soft tissues, arteries and joints. It's best to get calcium and all of the co-factors necessary for proper absorption of calcium, such as boron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, and many more co-factors (although I need to take more of some of them, such as magnesium as supplements) from green, leafy vegetables, the same way as cows do.  I have two 12 ounce glasses of Vitamix-blenderized organic vegetables per day.

If also taking K1, watch for clotting effects of K1, although it's usually best to take a consistent amount of K1 & K2 from supplements and dietary sources and adjust natto, ginkgo, ginger, bromelain, etc. [Oil-soluble: mix in Bragg CP EV olive oil!]
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Vitacost [733739009920, $11.84, Now Foods, MK-7, Vitamin K-2, 100 mcg, 60 Veggie Caps]; [Oil-soluble: mix in Bragg CP EV olive oil!]
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IMPORTANT: If You Take Vitamin D, You Need K2 [and get your calcium from organic green leafy vegetables -- not supplemental calcium, which causes soft tissue calcification because it doesn't contain all of the necessary co-factors for proper calcium absoption.]

This is a really crucial point: If you opt for oral vitamin D, you need to also consume in your food or take supplemental vitamin K2.

"There are so many people on the vitamin-D-mega-dose bandwagon, taking more and more of vitamin D. And it could absolutely be causing harm if you are lacking the K2 to complete the job to get the calcium where it's supposed to be," Rheaume-Bleue warns.

"We don't see symptoms of vitamin D toxicity very often. But when we do, those symptoms are inappropriate calcification. That's the symptom of vitamin D toxicity. And it is actually a lack of vitamin K2 that can cause that..."

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While the ideal or optimal ratios between vitamin D and vitamin K2 have yet to be elucidated, Rheume-Bleue suggests that for every 1,000 IU's of vitamin D you take, you may benefit from about 100 micrograms of K2, and perhaps as much as 150-200 micrograms (mcg).

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The latest vitamin D dosing recommendations, which call for about 8,000 IU's of vitamin D3 per day if you're an adult, means you'd need in the neighborhood of 800 to 1,000 micrograms (0.8 to 1 milligram/mg) of vitamin K2. [This is mk7; mk4 is in the order of 45 mg or so: see "45 mg three times per day has been used in Japan to treat osteoporosis."]

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"My earlier recommendation was not taking into account people who were doing high dose of vitamin D supplementation," Rheaume-Bleue says. "That's where it gets a little bit more technical. It seems that for the average person, around 200 to 280 micrograms will activate your K2 proteins and do a lot of good for your bones and your heart. If you're taking high levels of vitamin D... then I would recommend taking more K2."

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The good news is that vitamin K2 has no toxicity. No toxic effects have ever been demonstrated in the medical literature.

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"The reason why K2 doesn't have potential toxic effect is that all vitamin K2 does is activate K2 proteins. It will activate all the K2 proteins it finds. And if they're all activated and you take extra K2, it simply won't do that. That's why we don't see a potential for toxicity the way we do with vitamin A or D," she says.

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If You Need Calcium, Aim for Calcium-Rich Foods First

For those who are calcium deficient, Rheaume-Bleue recommends looking to food sources high in calcium, before opting for a supplement. This is because many high calcium foods also contain naturally high amounts of, you guessed it, vitamin K2! Nature cleverly gives us these two nutrients in combination, so they work optimally. Good sources of calcium include dairy, especially cheeses, and vegetables, although veggies aren't high in K2.

Additionally, magnesium is far more important than calcium if you are going to consider supplementing. Magnesium will also help keep calcium in the cell to do its job far better. In many ways it serves as nutritional version of the highly effective class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. If you do chose to supplement with calcium, for whatever reason, it's important to maintain the proper balance between your intake of calcium and other nutrients such as:

  Vitamin K2
  Vitamin D
  Magnesium

The Importance of Magnesium

As mentioned previously, magnesium is another important player to allow for proper function of calcium. As with vitamin D and K2, magnesium deficiency is also common, and when you are lacking in magnesium and take calcium, you may exacerbate the situation. Vitamin K2 and magnesium complement each other, as magnesium helps lower blood pressure, which is an important component of heart disease.

Dietary sources of magnesium include sea vegetables, such as kelp, dulse, and nori. Few people eat these on a regular basis however, if at all. Vegetables can also be a good source, along with whole grains. However, grains MUST be prepared properly to remove phytates and anti-nutrients that can otherwise block your absorption of magnesium. As for supplements, Rheaume-Bleue recommends using magnesium citrate. Another emerging one is magnesium threonate, which appears promising primarily due to its superior ability to penetrate the mitochondrial membrane.

How Can You Tell if You're Lacking in Vitamin K2?

There's no way to test for vitamin K2 deficiency. But by assessing your diet and lifestyle, you can get an idea of whether or not you may be lacking in this critical nutrient. If you have any of the following health conditions, you're likely deficient in vitamin K2 as they are all connected to K2:

  Do you have osteoporosis?
  Do you have heart disease?
  Do you have diabetes?

If you do not have any of those health conditions, but do NOT regularly eat high amounts of the following foods, then your likelihood of being vitamin K2 deficient is still very high:

  Grass-fed organic animal products (i.e. eggs, butter, dairy)
  Certain fermented foods such as natto, or vegetables fermented using a starter culture of vitamin K2-producing bacteria. Please note that most fermented vegetables are not really high in vitamin K2 and come in at about 50 mcg per serving. However, if specific starter cultures are used they can have ten times as much, or 500 mcg per serving.
  Goose liver pt
  Certain cheeses such as Brie and Gouda (these two are particularly high in K2, containing about 75 mcg per ounce)

  "An important thing to mention when it comes to cheese (because this becomes an area of confusion), [is that] because cheese is a bacterial derived form of vitamin K2, it actually doesn't matter if the cheese came from grass-fed milk. That would be nice, but it's not the milk that went into the cheese that makes the K2. It's the bacteria making the cheese, which means it doesn't matter if you're importing your brie from France or getting it domestically. Brie cheese, the bacteria that makes brie cheese, will make vitamin K2," she says.

Fermented vegetables, which are one of my new passions, primarily for supplying beneficial bacteria back into our gut, can be a great source of vitamin K if you ferment your own using the proper starter culture. We recently had samples of high-quality fermented organic vegetables made with our specific starter culture tested, and were shocked to discover that not only does a typical serving of about two to three ounces contain about 10 trillion beneficial bacteria, but it also contained 500 mcg of vitamin K2.

Note that not every strain of bacteria makes K2. For example, most yoghurts have almost no vitamin K2. Certain types of cheeses are very high in K2, and others are not. It really depends on the specific bacteria. You can't assume that any fermented food will be high in K2, but some fermented foods are very high in K2, such as natto. Others, such as miso and tempeh, are not high n K2.

Pregnant? Make Sure You're Getting Enough Vitamin K2

Last but not least, while vitamin K2 is critical for the prevention of a number of chronic diseases listed above, it's also vital for women who are trying to conceive, who are pregnant, and for growing healthy children. "K2 plays a very important role throughout pregnancy (for the development of teeth for both primary and adult teeth, the development of proper facial form, healthy facial form, as well as strong bones), then again throughout childhood to prevent cavities, and through adolescence as the skeleton is growing," Rheaume-Bleue says.

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Extreme Endurance Cardio May Do More Harm Than Good
By Joseph Mercola
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2012/12/joseph-mercola/extreme-endurance-cardio-may-do-more-harm-thangood/
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By Joseph Mercola
https://www.lewrockwell.com/mercola/mercola252.html
A number of studies have previously shown magnesium can benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke. For example, one meta-analysis published earlier this year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition2 looked at a total of seven studies collectively covering more than 240,000 participants. The results showed that dietary magnesium intake is inversely associated with risk of ischemic stroke...
There's no lab test that will give you a truly accurate reading of the magnesium status in your tissues. Only one percent of magnesium in your body is distributed in your blood, making a simple sample of magnesium from a blood test highly inaccurate. Other tests that your doctor can use to evaluate your magnesium status include a 24-hour urine test, or a sublingual epithelial test. Still, these can only give you an estimation of your levels, and doctors typically need to evaluate them in conjunction with the symptoms you exhibit.
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***Vitamin K2 supplements interfere with the activity of oral anticoagulants such as warfarin. Patients who are using warfarin should only use vitamin K2 supplements with the knowledge of the prescribing physician... Rather than not taking K2 and not eating greens, you should eat a consistent amount of them and have your doctor adjust the dosage of blood thinner taking that into account.
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What Causes Heart Disease - The Weston A. Price Foundation
https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/modern-diseases/what-causes-heart-disease/
Deficiencies of certain minerals have also been proposed as possible causes of heart disease. ***According to Dr. Roger Williams, an inadequate supply of magnesium may result in the formation of clots and contribute to calcium deposits in the blood vessels.13 Heart attack patients improve their survival chances from 50 to 82 percent when given intravenous magnesium in the first 24 hours following myocardial infarction.14
Many other minerals play a role in cardiovascular health. Copper and zinc, for example, are contained in enzymes that the body uses to defuse free radicals and that help create healthy collagen. These minerals are most easily assimilated from animal foods.
Deficiency of selenium has been linked to CHD15 and is associated with Keshan disease, characterized by fibrotic lesions in the heart.16 In conjunction with vitamin E, selenium has been used successfully to reduce or eliminate angina attacks. Soils in most of Finland are deficient in selenium, which may account in part for the fact that heart disease in that country is high. A national program to add selenium to the soil, initiated in 1985, may offer partial explanation for the decline in heart disease in Finland (although the decline began before the selenium enrichment program was instituted)...
Scientists may attempt to get around this problem by giving synthetic vitamins in pill form, but this practice presents problems as well. Synthetic vitamin D2 added to milk actually has the opposite effect of naturally occurring vitamin D complex, causing decalcification of the hard tissues and calcification of the soft tissues, including the soft tissues of the arteries.18 For this reason, D2 has been quietly dropped as an additive and replaced by D3, but there is evidence that synthetic D3 is poorly absorbed.19 Synthetic vitamin E has had disappointing results in trials20 -- the Shute brothers actually used wheat germ oil, a source of natural vitamin E complex. Synthetic vitamins B1 and B2 can cause imbalances affecting the utilization of B6. In general, vitamins from food work more efficiently and are needed in smaller quantities than synthetic vitamins. Animal studies indicate that minerals taken in as a part of whole foods have more beneficial effects than those given as supplements.
Vitamins and minerals can be ineffective or even toxic in large amounts. Individuals with high levels of serum vitamin C had no better long term survival rates that those with levels that were in the normal range.21 The single negative study showing that magnesium had a worsening effect on CHD survival employed a far higher dose of magnesium than in the other studies.22
These complications do not mean that the effects of vitamins and minerals on cardiovascular health cannot be studied. It does mean that these studies must be performed with great care. Experts in the biochemistry of human nutrition should be involved in the design of such studies -- something that rarely occurs. Study design must also include built-in protection against bias -- from both those who are antagonistic to the view that nutrition plays a role in heart disease and those who may be too eager to embrace a strategy that relies on supplements...
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NAH-1801-WEB.pdf - p4,5,6 & 8 re Blocked Artery (heart disease, angina, chelation, inflammation, thinning blood)
NAH-1801-WEB.pdf - p7 re 30g MCP to block metastasis / spread in tough cancer cases (2 scoops of 5g each three times a day in non-chlorinated non-fluoridated water.) MCP also helps with heart disease.
NAH-1711-online.pdf - pp4,5 & 8 re elevating legs, exercise, natural blood thinners (Hot Pepper, Ginger, chew a 5 gr aspirin if stroke/heart attack, Nattokinase, Fish Oil + Astaxanthin, Ginkgo)

Pectasol-C (EcoNugenics PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin Powder -- 454 g), Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP), $96.86
https://www.vitacost.com/econugenics-pectasol-c-modified-citrus-pectin-powder-454-g-1/?ntt=892985000102MCP locks-up cancer cells that are trying to spread.  (For cancer, I take: vitamin D3, Vitamin K2 as mk7 (take 150mcg of K2 for every 1000iu of D3; 7500iu D3/day for most people), the mushroom extract AHCC and Fucoidan (mix Fucoidan in CP EV olive oil) for immune booster.

www.vitacost.com [892985000102, EcoNugenics PectaSol-C® Modified Citrus Pectin Powder, 454 g, $93.46]; Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) (www.iherb.com, NOW-03076) In practically all of the cancer studies, a dosage of 15 grams a day was used (5 grams taken three times during the day). This dosage for cancer is generally used as long as the cancer is active or present; a year is not unreasonable. After that period, a generally recommended maintenance dose is usually 3 to 5 grams daily. [See Jan 2018 Nutrition and Healing, Dr. Glen Rothfeld, p7 re 30g/d MCP for tough cases (2 scoops of 5g each three times a day in non-chlorinated non-fluoridated water.) MCP also helps with heart disease. Dr. Wright\NAH-1801-WEB.pdf] Studies used PectaSol (lower molecular-weight PectaSol-C is now available), which is marketed in this country by EcoNugenics. www.econugenics.com/MCP, http://www.econugenics.com/t-DrWilliamsMCP.aspx?affiliateID=10052, 800-521-0160. This is the only MCP product I feel comfortable recommending. There’s no other product of this caliber on the market, and it has decades of research and use to support its claims of effectiveness.
[Also see Jan 2018 Nutrition and Healing, Dr. Glen Rothfeld, pp4,5,6 & 8 re Blocked Artery? (heart disease, angina, chelation, inflammation, thinning blood), and Nov 2017 Nutrition and Healing, Dr. Glen Rothfeld pp4,5 & 8 re elevating legs, exercise, natural blood thinners (Hot Pepper, Ginger, chew a 5 gr aspirin if stroke/heart attack, Nattokinase, Fish Oil + Astaxanthin, Ginkgo). Dr. Wright\NAH-1711-online.pdf]
An article mentioned that lycopene itself didn't help rats with prostate cancer unless it was also mixed in tomato extract:
See https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/food-features/nightshades/ about Goji Berry being part of the NightShade Family (Solanaceae), which contain a very active form of vitamin D3 that can cause soft tissue calcification / arterial calcification (particularly if not balanced with vitamin K2) because CALCITRIOL bypasses the body's regulation system for D3. Also see this article about hot peppers and stomach cancer; tomatoes destroying stomach and esophageal linings but helping with prostate cancer but plain lycopene didn't.
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 NOW Foods Lycopene -- 10 mg - 120 Softgels (non-GMO)
    SKU #: 733739030610
    Shipping Weight: 0.19 lb
    Servings: 120
NOW Foods Lycopene
    Our price: $23.19
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 120
    Amount Per Serving    % Daily Value
Lycopene (LYC-O-MATO®) (from Natural Tomato Extract)    10 mg    *
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Rice bran oil and softgel capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin, water).
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Note: Now brand says that it is non-GMO; Swanson only carries 60 capsule size and it costs more than Vitacost.

Swanson Ultra
Lyc-O-Mato Lycopene
Item:  SWU1022, $8.83
https://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-ultra-lyc-o-mato-lycopene-10-mg-60-sgels-SWU1022
Serving Size 1 Softgel
      Amount Per Serving     % Daily Value
Lyc-O-Mato® Tomato Extract (100%)     66.67 mg     *
Providing:           
Lycopene     10 mg     *
*Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: Rice bran oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, medium-chain triglycerides (from coconut and/or palm oil), yellow beeswax, silica.
Contains tree nuts (coconut).
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What is Lyc-O-Mato™
http://www.lyc-o-mato.co.za/what-is-lyc-o-mato/

Lyc-O-Mato™ is an all-natural extract of red, ripe tomatoes.

It is valued as a dietary supplement and functional food ingredient because it provides a full complement of tomato carotenoids and other antioxidants to benefit good health.

At one time, it was presumed that the health benefits of tomato were due to the activity of the lycopene. Today, when it comes to bioefficacy, scientists are telling a different story; the secret of the tomato does not lie with the lycopene alone.

The synergy of the natural tomato lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene, beta-carotene, phytosterols, and vitamin E results in enhanced activity and this means greater health benefits. Research has found that these natural substances support cardiovascular health, reduce hypertension and go a long way in decreasing the proliferation of human cancer cells.

Lyc-O-Mato™ production is closely supervised from the field to the finished product assuring a high quality product. The tomatoes used in Lyc-O-Mato™ are a high-lycopene variety from plants that are grown in Israel without any genetic modification. The tomatoes are extracted in accordance with a state of the art patented process that successfully blends technology and tradition, retaining the innate balance and synergy of all the naturally occurring phytonutrients. A multi-disciplinary team of agricultural scientists, food technologists, processing and production engineers were involved in the development of the Lyc-O-Mato™ manufacturing process, and the Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP’s) employed are approved by the Ministry of Health

Dosage:
One 15mg capsule a day.                                                                  
Each bottle contains 30 capsules.                                                                                                                                             
BottleP

One Lyc-O-Mato® capsule contains:

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Natural Tomato Extract         250 mg
Lycopene                                    15,00 mg
BCarotene                                    0,50 mg
Phytoene                                    1,00 mg
Phytofluene                                1,00 mg
Min Carotenoid content        17,5 mg
Tocopherols (Vit. E)            4,00 mg
Phytosterols                            1,00 mg

Availability:

You can find Lyc-O-Mato™  at Dis-Chem

Alternatively, call SK Chemtrade Services on (011) 974 1124 to place an order
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Stand Up, Sit Less, Move More - Especially If You Are Diabetic
httm://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2017/04/21/exercise-benefits-for-diabetics.aspx

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/10/making-sense-of-your-cholesterol-numbers.aspx

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/10/06/5-healthy-lifestyle-changes.aspx
 Part of the confusion on fats revolves around its impact on LDL cholesterol, often referred to as "bad" cholesterol. According to the conventional view, high LDL is correlated with heart disease, and saturated fat does tend to raise LDL. However, we now understand that there are TWO kinds of LDL cholesterol particles:
*    Small, dense LDL cholesterol
*    Large, "fluffy" LDL cholesterol
The latter is not "bad" at all. Research has confirmed that large LDL particles do not contribute to heart disease. The small, dense LDL particles, however, do contribute to the build-up of plaque in your arteries, and trans fat increases small, dense LDL. Saturated fat, on the other hand, increases large, fluffy—and benign—LDL...

httm://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/CholesterolMyth-RelatedArticles.pdf
(contains links to several important articles)

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/10/stress-heart-attack.aspx

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/07/cardiovascular-disease-preventable.aspx

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/07/dst-change-increases-heart-attack.aspx

httm://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/17/real-cause-heart-attacks.aspx



Dr. Wms Apr11p6: Clots / Strokes / Heart Attacks For clots/clot-caused
heart attacks and strokes
(NOT for bleeding or hemorrhagic strokes
because thinning the blood will make them worse!) Dr. Wms Apr11p6:
Chewing a standard 325mg aspirin inhibits clotting & gets aspirin into
bloodstream within 5 minutes with maximum effectiveness reached in 14
minutes. Dr. John Christopher recommended giving "cayenne tea" -- a
teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a cup of warm water at the first sign of a
heart attack: can restore blood flow & stop a heart attack. Strovidal
(g-Strophanthin / ouabain): bite a single 3mg capsule and dissolve in
mouth. Effects begin to be noticeable within 5-15 minutes (if swallowed,
not noticeable for about an hour).
Used to treat angina and stop heart
attacks caused by a buildup of acid toxins and heart attacks in general.
Ouabain is a hormone (cardiac glycoside) that reduces lactic acid
buildup in muscle tissue; it's released naturally during exercise to
protect & improve heart function. It's prescription only in Germany,
where it is used extensively, but it can be ordered directly in the U.S.
from: World Anti-Aging Store USA 4857 Bill Gardner Parkway Locust Grove,
GA 30248 worldantiagingstore.com 404-865-1461 qty100/$90 approx Not a
cure for heart disease, but is a way to stop angina and help prevent the
situation from progressing into a full-blown, possibly fatal, heart
attack.
httm://www.worldantiagingstore.com/brands/meda/strodival-g-strophanthinouabain-3-mg-100-tablets
[$91.99 + 15 SH =106.99; Free shipping > $150];
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Some of these are for plaque, some to lower cholesterol or
triglycerides, etc., so even though there are a lot of supplements
mentioned, a given person needn't take all of them depending upon his or
her particular circumstances.

Hawthorn 2-4/d (in divided dosages in AM and PM
Swanson, NW526, $6.59, qty90, 500mg 1.8-2.2% Hawthorn, Nature's Way, 90 Capsules

Garlic Extract with a minimum of 4,000 mcg of allicin a day 2/d
http://www.vitacost.com/Natures-Way-Garlicin-Odor-Free-Garlic-180-Enteric-Coated-Table
[NTW 4150672, $15.28, Nature's Way Garlicin® Odor-Free Garlic - 180
Enteric-Coated Tablets];

Green Tea Extract 2/d
http://www.vitacost.com/Healthy-Origins-Teavigo [HEO 3413620, Healthy
Origins Teavigo® -- 60 Capsules, $17.74; TEAVIGO™ Green Tea Extract
(Camellia Sinensis)(150mg 90% EGCG=135mg); $2.19/g];
http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Teavigo-trade-Green-Tea-Extract-Caffeine-Free-160-mg-120-Capsules
[NSI 3009718, NSI Teavigo™ Green Tea Extract Caffeine Free -- 160 mg -
120 Capsules, $28.99];

Gugul 3/d
http://store.yahoo.com/iherb/guggulsterones.html [SNS-01840, $10.99*.84,
qty120, 37.5mg gugulsterones (375mg 10%) (3/d of these -- 1 AM, 1 Noon,
1 PM)

Flush Free Niacin as Inositol Hexaniacinate: 500mg three times a day
with meals
www.swansonvitamins.com Inositol Hexaniacinate Flush-Free Niacin
[SWU081, 500mg Niacin + 140mg Inositol, qty240 capsules, $14.99

TMG 2/d
Swanson TMG [SWU466, 500mg, 90 Caps, $4.49] 2/d

Vitamin C as Magnesium Ascorbate 3g/d in divided dosages
http://www.luckyvitamin.com/p-7755-now-foods-magnesium-ascorbate-powder-8-oz
[56976, $11.43];
Better with Lysine and Proline:
L-Lysine 3g/d
http://www.luckyvitamin.com/p-8034-now-foods-lysine-powder-1-lb [57125,
Now Lysine powder, 1 pound, $11.00
L-Proline 500mg/d
http://www.luckyvitamin.com/p-7618-now-foods-l-proline-500-mg [56819,
NOW Foods - L-Proline 500 mg. - 120 Vegetarian Capsules, $7.45];

2/d Arctic Ruby Oil (much better than fish oil):
http://www.immunocorp.com/index.php/product/arctic-ruby-oil

Vitamins B6, B12 and Folate reduce homocysteine levels (high
homocysteine levels is one of the causes of blocked arteries and heart
attacks, as is high inflammation, low or improper subtype of HDL, high
LDL (especially bad small-particle subtype of LDL), Lp(a) and oxidized
cholesterol -- not high cholesterol. Chlorinated water is one of the
causes of oxidized cholesterol. Frying eggs with the yolks broken is
another source of oxidized cholesterol.

B6 as the active form, P5P:
https://secure.vrp.com/ProductPage.aspx?ProdID=1131 [1131, Vitamin B6 30
mg (from 50 mg Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate), 60 capsules, $6.00

Sublingual B12 (oral B12 is not absorbed well)
iherb [SOL-01959, Solgar Methylcobalamin, 5000 mcg, 60 Nuggets, $17.84];

Folate (don't use folic acid, which has been linked to cancer)
https://secure.vrp.com/ProductPage.aspx?ProdID=1142 [1142, Active Folate
(from calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate) MTHF, 800mcg, 120 capsules, $10.97

Zyflamend 2/d with food reduces CRP / Inflammation:
iherb [NCR-04054, New Chapter Zyflamend, 120 hexane-Free Softgel
Capsules NC-4054 $39.62*.84 = $33.28];

Eat a diet suited for your particular metabolic type (protein, mixed or
carb -- carbs from vegetables); also, you can see MT and RawFood pages
on www.distance-healer.com
Fresh garlic and onions
Steel-Cut Oats
Apple Cider Vinegar: 1tsp to 1TBS in some water prior to a larger meal.
Many people need to this (or the supplement Betaine Hydrochloride, which
I take once a day with food) because they don't have enough stomach acid
as they age, in order to eliminate "heartburn"/indigestion after meals.
Some people only need take this only once a day; if you experience
increased, rather than decreased indigestion after meals, reduce how
much you're taking. Many people mistakenly take antacids and
prescriptions to reduce stomach acid further because they have too
little stomach acid (hypochloridia) to keep their food from fermenting
and making acid which causes "heartburn" and thereby make the problem worse.
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I had a lot of swelling in my lower legs and tops of my feet (on mostly the left side) that massaging it and moving the fluids upwards helped some, but it didn't really get better until I started taking things for my heart: hawthorn, ubiquinol (best form of CoQ10), high dosage vitamin C + Lysine + Proline + L-Carnitine, Synergy Heart Protector (which also helps blood vessels), etc.  Horse Chestnut and Butcher's Broom help with leg circulation, varicose veins.


Some info about being short of breath and dizzy that may be helpful:
4/d total (2/d AM + 2/d PM) Synergy Men. They have a pretty good dosage of  B1 in them (12mg).
They do have a Super B Complex (https://www.thesynergycompany.com/super-b-complex); they have a Heart Protector, too (https://www.thesynergycompany.com/heart-protector)
There's not enough information, but I wonder if it isn't something else.
https://www.healthline.com/symptom/dizziness
https://www.medicinenet.com/dizziness_dizzy/article.htm

Is it when you get up quickly that you get dizzy? Do you hyperventilate or breathe too quickly sometimes? Does the following help? Breathe in deeply for 4 seconds (through the nose) into your abdomen first letting it push out, then finally fill the chest when your belly/abdomen is full; next, hold your breath for 2 seconds or so, then breathe out through pursed lips for 4 seconds.

Low blood pressure? It's normal that it would vary, but on the average?

Did the swelling in your ankles get better? Any heart problems or angina/chest pain? Are you on any prescriptions that your heart from beating as quickly as it needs to (beta blockers https://www.medicinenet.com/beta_blockers/article.htm)? Any possibility of an inner ear infection?

Low blood sugar? Does it happen when you are hungry, or a while after you've eaten something sweet (like a post-sugar crash)? Have you ever been told that you might be pre-diabetic (i.e., having trouble regulating blood sugar)?
https://www.healthline.com/health/hypoglycemia

"At its most serious, lightheadedness may be a sign of a heart attack or stroke. (https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/8-things-you-can-do-to-prevent-a-stroke) Other symptoms of a heart attack often accompanying lightheadedness are chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, arm pain, back pain, or jaw pain. Symptoms suggesting a stroke are the sudden onset of headache, numbness, weakness, visual changes, trouble walking, or slurred speech. "But in older adults, lightheadedness may be the only symptom of a heart attack or a stroke, especially if it doesn't go away," says Dr. Grossman. In that case, every second counts, so get to an emergency room for treatment."
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Cardiologist Called New Cholesterol Guidelines a Disgrace and Benefit for Big Pharma
Posted on May 27, 2018Big Pharma
https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/05/cardiologist-called-new-cholesterol-guidelines-statins-disgrace-benefit-big-pharma.html

By Heather Callaghan, Editor
https://www.naturalblaze.com/search/label/Heather-Callaghan

https://www.naturalblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/cardiologist-.jpg

“We have a saying in medicine. If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything.” – Cardiologist Dr. Barbara Roberts on cholesterol guidelines.

It seems like every time the mainstream media reports some new changes to health guidelines, (https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/05/new-guidelines-equal-bigger-profits-big-pharma-healthcare-industry.html) another recruit of people is suddenly considered in the unhealthy class.

Nowhere is this pattern seen more prominently than in the heart health industry. After all, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States, having killed 597,000 Americans in 2011.

A Few Notable Examples of Changing Health Guidelines:

In 1998, around 29 million Americans became overweight overnight without gaining a single pound, (http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/9806/17/weight.guidelines/) thanks to new body mass index (BMI) standards by the NIH. Many were suddenly considered obese, including most athletes. (http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/study-slams-bmi-scale-labels-super-bowl-players-obese-article-1.2521452)

In 2013, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology published new cholesterol guidelines that increased the number of people who could be offered statin drugs by the tens of millions. A study came out that same year challenging these new calculators. (https://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/02/calculators-doctors-use-may.html)

In early 2018, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology again tinkered with guidelines, and lowered what constitutes hypertension (high blood pressure). (http://myfox8.com/2018/02/16/heart-health-new-blood-pressure-guidelines/) Now, readings above 130/80 are categorized as high blood pressure, meaning many people are now considered hypertensive.

So, as you can see, the AHA is mainly responsible for some of these major changes. We’d like to circle back to the 2013 change – the one that determined many Americans were now at risk with their cholesterol and should be placed on statins.

Cardiologist Dr. Barbara Roberts had plenty to say about this change and even authored a book called The Truth about Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs. (https://www.naturalblaze.com/product/1451656394/US/natblaze-20/?cart=y) She is director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at The Miriam Hospital and associate clinical professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Convergence R.I. reported (http://convergenceri.com/stories/RI-cardiologist-calls-new-guidelines-for-statins-a-disgrace,199) that the doctor was angry and had to speak out about this change:
http://convergenceri.com/stories/RI-cardiologist-calls-new-guidelines-for-statins-a-disgrace,199

    She does not mince her words when it comes to the new cholesterol guidelines recently published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology – which have suggested that millions of healthy Americans should start taking statins.

    “The new guidelines are based on shoddy science and misinterpretation of the data,” she told ConvergenceRI in a recent interview. “This is a gift to Big Pharma. The American Heart Association has become little more than a propaganda arm of Big Pharma and Big Food. It’s a disgrace.”

    Expanding the number of healthy people who take statins by the tens of millions, Roberts continued, “is going to reap a holocaust of adverse effects.”

    Holocaust? Isn’t that too strong a word to use?

    “No,” countered Roberts.

The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
https://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Statins-Alternatives-Cholesterol-Lowering/dp/1451656394

She explained:

    I will stand by that. For example, we may see upward of more than a quarter-million new cases of diabetes as a result. At a minimum, about 10 percent of new users of statins will suffer serious muscle side effects.

    We will see increased instances of cognitive dysfunction, nerve damage, liver damage and an increased risk of kidney injury.

    Nobody’s life is going to be extended; nobody’s life is going to be saved [by having healthy people taking statins].

To make matters worse, she said most doctors would not even read the entire 85-page guideline and that it was up to people to become informed patients because most people believe statins are innocuous. An op-ed in The New York Times, written by John D. Abramson, a Harvard Medical School lecturer, and Dr. Rita F. Redberg, a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and the editor of JAMA Internal Medicine actually echoed her concerns. In the end, though, many doctors are going to offer statins based on the 2013 guideline changes.

[Statins increase death from all causes, cause liver problems and cancer, can liquify your muscles (including heart) so that you pee them out. Nobody talks about if a drug increases death from all causes; they just focus myopically on "cholesterol". ]
“...for people who have less than a 20 percent risk of getting heart disease in the next 10 years, statins not only fail to reduce the risk of death, but also fail even to reduce the risk of serious illness,” Abramson and Redberg wrote. –“140 people in this risk group would need to be treated with statins in order to prevent a single heart attack or stroke, without any overall reduction in death or serious illness.”
What Can I Do?

Roberts dismisses statins as a preventative and instead offers this prescription for health:

The Mediterranean Diet!

Along with an active lifestyle, a Mediterranean diet with monounsaturated fats like those in coconut and olive oil and one low in red meat is the way to go.

“Adhering to the plant-based Mediterranean diet (https://www.naturalblaze.com/product/B07491YCS9/US/natblaze-20/?cart=y) will lower your risk of heart disease just as much as any use of statins – without any side effects,” she said.

The Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Solution: The 28-Day Kickstart Plan for Lasting Weight Loss
https://www.amazon.com/Mediterranean-Diet-Weight-Loss-Solution/dp/1623159407

On a social level, Roberts demands these changes:

    We need to stop subsidizing the production of corn and soy, which are the ingredients in many of the unhealthy foods that are foisted on people. We need to try to limit the advertising to children of unhealthy food products such as Cocoa Puffs. We need to raise cigarette taxes even more. And we need to stop eliminating physical education classes.

She wishes doctors hadn’t “swallowed the Kool-Aid.” “I would be happy to talk with them and give them my perspective, that the use of statins is not supported by the medical literature,” she added. “…we really don’t know the truth about statins. The reason I say that is because we know that a lot of studies that are undertaken never get published.” (29% of studies to be exact.)

“Industry-sponsored clinical trials are four times more likely to report positive results than non-industry sponsored clinical trials. There could be a lot of studies that showed statins were not efficacious that we don’t know about because they have never been published.” she said.

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You might be interested in One Degree Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour, which was not cross-contaminated with Monsanto's open air GMO wheat trials - if you make sourdough biscuits from it with lots of CP EV olive oil (mix the oil in it before you bake it), the sourdough + sprouting reduces the white starch significantly and the oil (plus goat butter on it when serving) further reduce the glycemic load (but it's still best if you have these biscuits in moderation, unfortunately -- they taste so good!)

If you sign up for Vitacost emails, they have been sending 20% off food and also separate 20% off vitamins/supplements coupons about once a month. If you go to www.ebates.com before placing an order on Vitacost, then find Vitacost on the Ebates site and have it redirect you to Vitacost, you'll get an additional 3% or more (it varies) refund mailed to you as a check.

To make sourdough, we use One Degree Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour (www.vitacost.com using -20% coupon and 3% Ebates refund):
https://www.vitacost.com/one-degree-organic-foods-organic-sprouted-spelt-flour-32-oz

One Degree Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour (Vitacost.com -- sign up for their emails and they have 20% off coupon once a month for organic foods, and another for vitamins/supplements; also check RetailMeNot.com for Vitacost coupons) is non-GMO because Monsanto hasn't managed to contaminate spelt with their illegal GMO open air trials of wheat and rice. We make organic sprouted sourdough from it (add Brag EV CP [extra virgin cold pressed] olive oil to it when mixing the dough, and serve with goat butter to reduce the glycemic load (blood sugar spikes). Cow butter and other products contain live leukemia and lymphoma viruses, according to Russell, and even people living close to (cow - not sheep or goats) dairy farms have significantly more leukemia and lymphoma.

Other countries have tested US "organic" wheat and rice, have proven that the DNA has been cross contaminated, and have banned it in their countries, so I stay away from it. There are actually some organic spelt pastas, and some made from lentil beans, too (you can even make your own from flour, if you want).

Unfortunately, Roundup is being used to ripen many non-GMO (but not organic) crops now, too. Non-GMO doesn't mean that no pesticides were used.

We get the sourdough starter from:
http://www.culturesforhealth.com/
and follow the instructions on the box to mix the starter bacteria with water and flour; let it ferment for a while to make sourdough starter.

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/sourdough/how-to-obtain-sourdough-starter/

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/category/sourdough/

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/sourdough/how-to-make-sourdough-bread/

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/sourdough/how-to-make-fresh-sourdough-starter/

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/sourdough/sourdough-starter-instructions/

(We don't use the instructions on the website that call for sugar). After the starter is ready to make bread, add flour, water, and Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil into it (for example, if we make sourdough using 4 cups of flour, we would use about 1/4 cup of oil at the end before cooking):

I don't think these recipes use sugar:

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/homemade-bread/sourdough-bread-recipe-guide-zmrz13djzmat

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/homemade-bread/rustic-sourdough-bread-recipe-zmrz13djzmat

We don't throw out extra starter: we refrigerate it and use it (or feed it until we use it).


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Subject:     Organic Sprouted Sourdough Barley - Another bread that won't spike your blood sugar
Date:     Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:30:50 -0500

Another bread that won't spike your blood sugar
February 29, 2016
Volume 13    |   Issue 26

Bread is hardly a health food. For one, it contains gluten, which causes several immune-related disorders in susceptible people. And besides that, it's loaded with starches that convert to sugar. That can lead to insulin resistance, obesity, and diabetes in many people. So for my readers in these categories, bread is on the no-no list. But let's suppose you don't have any of these issues and you just want to know what kind of bread out there is the least offensive. Well, for you, there's definitely some good news.

I've told you that whole-grain sourdough bread is a good option. I've also written about how eating berries with your bread can moderate the carbs' effects on your blood sugar and insulin levels. Now, researchers are saying there might be another option for you. But is there?

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Obviously, I'm never going to give you the green light to go eat some white sandwich bread. But research recently conducted at Lund University in Sweden has found something remarkable about eating bread made out of barley. Not only did it help the study participants avoid dramatic blood sugar spikes and diabetes risk, but it also helped improve their overall health.

For this study, the researchers asked participants to eat bread made of barley kernels three times a day for three days. That's a lot of bread! The researchers evaluated the participants 11 to 14 hours after their last meal each day. They wanted to assess their diabetes and cardiovascular disease indicators.

What they found was pretty incredible. Not only did eating the bread stoke the participants' metabolisms for up to 14 hours, it actually decreased their blood sugar and insulin levels. Their insulin sensitivity, inflammation, and appetites went down as well. The researchers believe that these benefits occurred as the fiber in the barley kernels interacted with bacteria in the gut. This caused the body to release beneficial hormones.

Those who had lower levels of the beneficial gut bacteria Prevotella copri experienced fewer of the positive effects. [You may want to buy a probiotic containing this bacteria.] But the researchers believe that if these people continue eating barley, their bacteria levels will improve and they'll experience subsequent benefits. This type of bacteria not only helps regulate blood sugar, it also helps fight off unhealthy gut bacteria.

So if your doctor has given you the OK to eat carbohydrates and you can find some 100% whole barley kernel bread, this is clearly a good choice. [Make sure to check it for harmful ingredients, such as carageenan, bromides, hydrogenated fats, etc. Best to make your own. Sprouted barley even better. Then make it sourdough to further reduce white starch, and add Brag organic CP EV olive oil to reduce blood sugar spike (glycemic index). Modify this recipe by adding organic sprouted barley made from kernels, and add CP EV olive oil. Organic One Degree Sprouted Spelt flour from www.vitacost.com is another option that is not GMO, and is not cross-contaminated by Monsanto's illegal open air trials of GMO wheat, rice, etc. (which is why many countries won't buy our "organic" wheat and rice which they tested and found to contain GMO DNA.]

Yours for better health,
Frank Shallenberger, MD

Sources:

Anne C. Nilsson, Elin V. Johansson-Boll, Inger M. E. Björck. Increased gut hormones and insulin sensitivity index following a 3-d intervention with a barley kernel-based product: a randomised cross-over study in healthy middle-aged subjects. British Journal of Nutrition, 2015; 114 (06): 899 DOI: 10.1017/S0007114515002524

Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary, Anne Nilsson, Rozita Akrami, Ying Shiuan Lee, Filipe De Vadder, Tulika Arora, Anna Hallen, Eric Martens, Inger Björck, Fredrik Bäckhed. Dietary Fiber-Induced Improvement in Glucose Metabolism Is Associated with Increased Abundance of Prevotella. Cell Metabolism, 2015; 22 (6): 971 DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2015.10.001
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Each of us is an individual, so not all of us have the same dietary needs.
I also eat some whole carbs. Here are some excerpts from emails that I previously sent people who asked me about them.

Emperor's forbidden black rice (make sure it's organic or may be loaded with pesticides) contains anthocyanins that help prevent cancer. We put CP EV Olive and EV Coconut Oil in it (as well as in the whole organic oats, org sprouted sourdough bread/biscuits that we make, etc.) to reduce glycemic index (blood sugar spike) and eat these whole starches in moderation. Sometimes we have some sweet potato with goat butter on it (reduces sugar spike) or Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes.

Beat back colon cancer with purple potatoes?! That’s according to researchers at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. -- 3 Cancer 'Truths' Debunked! (https://w3.blaylockwellness.com/Health/BWR/Offers/BWR-Cancer-Survival-Guide-V2)

They're called organic "Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes" at the Whole Foods here, and are deep purple inside (they're called Ube, also spelled Ubi in the Philippines); the Japanese sweet potatoes with the purple skin but white inside are not the ones that fight cancer (plus, they're loaded with sugar). (Don't get the Japanese sweet potatoes that are white inside; loaded with starch and no deep purple anthocyanins).

We lightly steam them, and put goat butter on them to reduce the glycemic load (cow's dairy products contain live lymphoma and leukemia cancer viruses even if ultra-pasteurized, according to Dr. Blaylock).

These have pictures:

Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato   Frieda's Inc. – The Specialty Produce Company
http://www.friedas.com/stokes-purple-sweet-potato/

How to Grow Purple Sweet Potatoes   DIY
http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/gardening/how-to-grow-purple-sweet-potatoes

Stokes Purple Sweet Potato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA1eI15lbq4

You might also try some sweet potatoes with goat butter and cinnamon; or Emperor's Forbidden organic black rice with EV coconut oil; or a slice of Ezekiel sprouted grain bread with goat butter or dipped in olive oil; whole org oats (soak in refrigerator for a day before cooking) with olive or coconut oil, freshly ground flaxseed and cinnamon, along with organic raw root vegs (blenderized) for carbs. See the Dietary Needs Survey self test to find which metabolic type you are. Even among the 3 types there are individual variations (ranges of the three categories of foods). I'm a protein type and need about 30-35% of my calories from proteins (with a significant amount of high purine proteins -- dark meat or chicken thighs -- I don't do well with white meat and lose weight and are still hungry soon after eating); 50-60% of my total daily calories from healthy fats; and the remainder from healthy carbs. Note that some of the protein, fat (and most of the carbs) come from vegs and fruits.  This means that I'm eating a little sheep or goat cheese with breakfast, raw org pumpkin and flaxseed, during the day some other types of raw seeds or nuts, line caught salmon (typically half a can with added olive oil and org black or red beans, org spices), sauerkraut, blenderized veg juice twice a day, 2 green apples, 1-2 bananas often, sometimes an org orange, about 6-7 oz org chicken thighs with Emperor's forbidden black rice (not the same as "black rice", which is a grass, not a grain) mixed with coconut or olive oil, green drinks (org barley grass powder, org raw greens powder, magnesium and other supplement powders), etc. -- plenty of nutrients and calories. More detail is on my main cancer protocol page (www.distance-healer.com/24.html)

I would take the MT self test PDF that I sent you, and see Mercola's fine-tuning your diet afterwards. Also, it's important to avoid processed foods (refried beans, bacon, etc.), "natural" foods (meaningless and unhealthy -- choose organic, free range high omega-3 Christophers or etc. eggs, line/wild caught fish (smaller fish lower in mercury; specific types higher in omega-3), avoid omega-6 oils (see main cancer page), avoid high pesticide foods (get organic for the ones listed in the chart as being the highest in pesticides). Even if bacon is nitrite and nitrate free, they often add "natural" sources of nitrates that contain even higher amounts of nitrates and MSG than traditional bacon.

For breakfast, I have 1TBS ev coconut oil; about 1 cup organic steel cut oats (soak overnight in refrigerator in distilled water to reduce cooking time) with 1TBS cp ev olive oil added to it with 2-3TBS freshly ground organic flaxseed (ground in small Proctor Silex coffee grinder); green drink (500mg magnesium citrate NOW powder, magnesium ascorbate powder NOW brand of buffered vitamin C, 1TBS organic NOW brand barley grass, 1/2 tsp Miracle Reds.

For lunch, (this is all on my main cancer protocol page) a typical meal is 1/2 can wild caught Alaskan Salmon with red pepper flakes, cayenne powder, garlic, diced onions, ginger, black beans, olive oil; sauerkraut (only water, cabbage, salt for ingredients - no toxic preservatives) as source of healthy probiotics and vitamin K2; 10 ounces Vitamix blenderized organic vegetables (Raw Foods & Cancer page -- specific vegs); 1 slice Ezekiel sprouted grain bread with goat butter; distilled water.

Supper: line caught wild cod/salmon (smaller, wild caught)/haddock/flounder, etc. or free range organic chicken thighs (cooked in soup or lightly cooked with olive oil at low temps so as not to brown the meat or smoke the oil); Emperor's forbidden rice (about 3-4 TBS) with ev coconut oil added; blenderized veg juice; organic granny smith apple (washed and scrubbed).

I also have to be careful with carbs: mostly healthy fats, proteins and Vitamix-blenderized raw org vegetables. The carbs we eat (besides some org carrots in veg juice, sweet potatoes, sometimes turnips, radishes, beets) are organic Emperor's Forbidden Black Rice -- not "black rice" which is actually a grass -- (supplement companies actually extract the phytonutrients from the husks and sell them for a lot of money); org whole oats (you can soak them in distilled water in the refrigerator to cut down on cooking time); organic black and dark red kidney beans that we buy in bulk to save money on; and we add CP (cold-pressed) EV olive oil, coconut oil, or goat butter (cow dairy contains live leukemia and lymphoma viruses even if ultra-pasteurized, and even people living close to dairy farms have significantly higher incidence of those cancers) to all carbs in order to reduce their glycemic load / blood sugar spikes.


The Basic Orthomolecular Recommendations for Controlling Heart Disease

Daily multiple vitamin/mineral supplement
Eliminate sugar and white starches (e.g., white rice, breads, macaroni).
Limit "whole grains" (whole grains that need to be chewed, such as
steel-cut oats and Emperor's forbidden black rice, are better than items
made from whole grain flour because serum glucose isn't raised as quickly)
Drink plenty of water

Matthias Rath Recommendations

Take 250 to 2,000 mg of the amino acid proline daily. Dr. Rath
specifically recommends the amino acid proline because of its strong
Lp(a) binding inhibitor properties in vitro (in test tube experiments).
There is anecdotal evidence that proline supplements lower elevated
Lp(a) over a period of 6 to 14 months.

It is difficult to suggest an optimum dose for everyone because the
healthy body manufactures its own proline, though we probably make less
as we age. A few alternative doctors have recommended 2 g (2,000 mg),
although the first Pauling therapy formula, Tower's Heart Technology™,
has produced consistently good results with 400 mg per serving. Two
servings daily (800 mg of proline) were shown to lower Lp(a) in a small
pilot study.
Although studies are lacking, there has been some research and
considerable anecdotal experience since Pauling and Rath first published
their theory. This knowledge has led us to make the following additional
recommendations:

Take 100 to 300 mg of coenzyme Q10 (as Ubiquinol). Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
is a vital substance required for the production of energy in all cells
and plays an important role in maintaining proper heart function.
Popular heart medications interfere with the body's own production of
CoQ10; thus taking these drugs at high dosages may lead to heart
failure. If you are always tired or your muscles ache, take more CoQ10.
The human body makes CoQ10 but we lose this capability gradually as we
age. Note: Vitamin C and several vitamins may help stimulate your own
synthesis of CoQ10.

Eliminate trans fatty acids from the diet and introduce unprocessed
Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils (most of us get too much omega-6 oils already
and don't need any additional). Medical doctors often call me after
reading one of my articles to ask, "If Linus Pauling was correct in
claiming that a chronic vitamin C deficiency causes cardiovascular
disease, why then do patients respond so well after we put them on
Omega-3 fish oils?" There was no definitive answer to this question
until the writings of Mr. Thomas Smith of healingmatters.com provided one.

Mr. Smith is a lay person who was once a Type II diabetic. He reviewed
the available scientific literature and used this knowledge to cure his
own diabetes in three months. According to Smith's research, Type II
diabetes is a disturbance of the cell membranes which blocks the uptake
of glucose from the blood. Because vitamin C shares the same
insulin-mediated transport through the membrane, vitamin C faces the
same theoretical difficulty entering the cells of diabetics. The
addition of Omega-3 fatty acids in place of trans fatty acids in the
diet will rectify this disturbance of the cell membrane, according to Smith.

The Pauling therapy will be more effective if the heart patient reduces
sugar and simple carbohydrates; eliminates man-made/processed fats such
as trans fats and hydrogenated oils; and supplements Omega-3-rich oils
such as evening primrose, flaxseed, and certain fish oils, because more
vitamin C can enter cells.

"Research has shown that an Omega-3 Index of 8 to 10 percent reduces a
person's relative risk of death from coronary heart disease by 40
percent, and from sudden cardiac death by 90 percent." This benefit
probably results from restored insulin-mediated glucose/vitamin C uptake
into cells.

Note: Following low-carbohydrate diet will eliminate most trans fats
because these "poisons" appear mostly in processed carbohydrate foods
such as cookies, crackers, snacks, etc. Butter is superior to margarine.
Natural saturated fats are superior to any fats or oils processed for
longer shelf life.

Eat salt, but use potassium salt (e.g., Morton Lite Salt) instead. Sea
Salt contains mecury, lead, uranium, radium, etc.) This advice might
seem strange, but alternative medical doctor David Brownstein uncovered
literature showing that a low-salt diet can cause the body to change its
hormonal balance as it attempts to retain sodium. This imbalance leads
to a 400-percent chance of heart attack in those with high blood
pressure and low sodium intake. Refined (ordinary table salt) is
probably poisonous."

Supplement with magnesium (150 to 1,500 mg) as citrate and malate. The
heart requires magnesium, and a deficiency should be corrected to
maintain a regular heartbeat. Along these same lines, supplemental
manganese (Mn) should be reduced (intake should be no more than 2
milligrams). More than 20 mg daily of manganese (Mn) can lead to
irregular heartbeat, according to researchers at the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Eliminate ordinary sugar and refined carbohydrates. New research
confirms Dr. John Ely's 30-year theory that sugar (glucose) competes
with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for insulin-mediated uptake into cells.
Consuming sugar and refined carbohydrates effectively crowds out vitamin
C and prevents it from entering cells, even in non-diabetics. Diabetics
are especially vulnerable because their elevated blood sugar levels
already reduce vitamin C's chances of entering their cells.

Supplement with vitamin K2 form (150 mcg K2). A function of vitamin K2
is to regulate calcium from soft tissues into bones. The prescription
blood "thinning" drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin sodium) interfere with
vitamin K. These drugs are derived from rat poison and have been proven
to cause rapid calcification of soft tissues in animal studies. There is
also new evidence that they cause hard arteries in humans.
Unfortunately, these drugs are routinely prescribed. Patients on "rat
poison" style blood thinners should avoid vitamin K until they find a
nutritionally-oriented physician to help wean them. Blood thinners that
may substitute for these prescription drugs include: 2,000 IU of
Unique-E (natural vitamin E from A. C. Grace); Ginkgo biloba; grape seed
extract; and high dose Omega-3 fish oils.

Avoid supplemental calcium. According to author Bill Sardi, Americans
generally obtain the organic calcium they require in the diet. According
to Dr. Levy, most supplemental calcium is of poor quality. If you elect
to supplement with calcium, you should be sure to supplement with at
least the same amount of magnesium.

Add a multivitamin/multi-mineral supplement as insurance. (Activite
Sport from www.vitacost.com is a good one that contains active forms of
vitamins better for sick or elderly because the liver doesn't have to
convert them to their active forms).

Supplement with Hawthorne (standardized extract); increases ejection
fraction and makes heart work less hard.

Add supplemental vitamin D3, especially in the winter months (5,000 IU).
Pauling did not recommend supplementing vitamin D partly because of a
known toxicity of the synthetic D2 form and partly because sunlight
creates vitamin D from cholesterol beneath the skin. However, our skin
production of vitamin D is limited to periods of sunlight exposure, and
in some latitudes, e.g. north of Atlanta, Georgia, vitamin D is only
generated during the summer. Even during the summer months the UV/B
light in the sunlight can only stimulate the production of vitamin D
between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. It is estimated that 20 minutes of
sunbathing when the UV/B light can penetrate the atmosphere creates
about 8,000 IU of vitamin D. The toxicity issue is avoided by
supplementing the D3 form of the vitamin. In addition to its
cardiovascular and anti-cancer properties, vitamin D3 also provides
significant protection against cold and flu viruses.

Take 3 to 6 mg of melatonin before bed. Melatonin is the sleep hormone
and one of the most potent antioxidants known to science. A small gland
in the brain known as the pineal gland produces melatonin in the absence
of light. Many heart patients on prescription statin drugs have
difficulty sleeping. If you are over 40 years of age and have difficulty
sleeping, your pineal gland may not be making enough melatonin. Take 3
to 6 mg of melatonin just before bed to improve sleep. Melatonin
researchers praise its wideranging longevity and cardiovascular and
anti-cancer benefits.

There are so many benefits attributed to melatonin that the list even
exceeds the benefits of vitamin C. Coincidentally, the half-life of
melatonin in the blood is 30 minutes. Melatonin, like alpha lipoic acid,
is both fat and water soluble. This natural hormone has been found in
every cell, both plant and animal, and has no known toxicity.

Summary

Vitamin C (6,000 to 18,000 mg) (as Magnesium Ascorbate)
Lysine (5,000 to 6,000 mg)

Pauling Therapy Enhancements
Proline (250 to 2,000 mg)
Coenzyme Q10 (100 to 300 mg)
Magnesium (150 to 1,500 mg)
Preventives
Vitamin C (3,000 to 10,000 mg)
Lysine (2,000 to 4,000 mg)

Follow Pauling's/Rath's/Fonorow's other heart and cardiovascular
recommendations

Vitamin E - 800 to 3,200 IU (as full-spectrum vitamin E gel caps: not
poorly absorbed dry powdered form)
Vitamin A - 20,000 to 40,000 IU (as full-spectrum multi-carotenoids;
www.swansonvitamins.com or from blenderized raw organic vegetable juice
made from greens and specific vegetables)
Super B-Complex - 1 or 2 (these are in the multi Activite Sport from
www.vitacost.com)
Daily multiple vitamin and mineral
Drink plenty of water
Eliminate trans/hydrogenated/interestified fatty acids from the diet
Introduce unprocessed Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils (not too much omega-6; we
have too much already in our diets)
Eat salt, but only potassium salt (e.g., Morton Lite)
Reduce manganese intake
Eliminate ordinary sugar and refined carbohydrates
Supplement with vitamin K2
Avoid supplemental calcium
Supplement with Hawthorn
Supplement with vitamin D3 (5,000 IU), especially in the winter months
Supplement with melatonin (3 to 6 mg) before bedtime
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http://www.internetwks.com/owen/Synopsis.pdf
Heart disease protocol (Owen Richard Fonorow)

Vitamin C as magnesium ascorbate should be taken up to bowel tolerance
(3 to 18 g per day in divided doses).

Lysine should be taken from 3 to 6 g daily for the greatest therapeutic
benefit (2 to 3 g daily for prevention.)

Supplement Coenzyme Q10 (100 - 300 mg daily as Ubiquinol) (High vitamin
C and several vitamins will help stimulate your own synthesis of CoQ10
which is vital for proper heart function.)

Proline from 250 mg to 2000 mg daily. (This added factor may lower
elevated Lp(a) within 6 to 14 months.)

Eliminate trans fats/hydrogenated oils. Increase Omega-3 oils. (These
protocols increase vitamin C utilization by cells.)

Follow Pauling's general heart and cardiovascular recommendations
provided in his book HOW TO LIVE LONGER AND FEEL BETTER , e.g., Vitamin
E - 800 to 3200 iu full spectrum mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols,
Vitamin A - 20,000 to 40,000 iu full spectrum mixed carotenoids, and
Super B-Complex, esp. Vitamins B6 and B3 (these are in the multi
Activite Sport)

Supplement the mineral Magnesium (300 to 1500 mg) and avoid Manganese
(No more than 2 mg of manganese. USDA researchers report that elevated
manganese, more than 20 mg daily, competes with magnesium uptake in the
heart causing irregular heart beats.)

Avoid refined carbohydrates, especially sugars which crowds out the
similar vitamin C molecules from entering cells.

Supplement the amino acids Taurine, Arginine (arginine can increase
herpes growth in some -- balance arginine with lysine if cold sores or
canker sores; large amounts of arginine can increase cancer growth) and
Carnitine (1 to 3 g; some as Acetyl L-Carnitine and some as
L-Carnitine). Add a good mineral/multivitamin
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Calcium Supplements Don't Build Strong Bones
By Dr. Al Sears on 11/06/2009
http://www.healthiertalk.com/calcium-supplements-don-t-build-strong-bones-1084

Don't waste your money on calcium supplements.

If you're taking them hoping to build strong bones and avoid
osteoporosis you'll be let down on both fronts.

Doctors and drug companies push the idea that the best way to treat and
prevent osteoporosis is by taking lots of calcium. This simply isn't true.

Osteoporosis isn't caused by a lack of calcium.

Studies come to the same conclusion: calcium intake does not prevent
fractures due to bone loss.

* The Harvard Nurses' Study is one of the most complete and
well-conducted studies in science. The study followed 77,761 nurses. For
12 years, researchers examined the association between dietary calcium
and bone fractures.
Results showed there was no protection from fractures with any dose of
calcium intake. Nurses who had the highest calcium intakes actually had
an increased risk of bone fracture. [1]
* An Australian study confirms the result of the Harvard Nurses' Study.
This study also looked at the association between calcium and fracture
risk. The study looked at lifetime calcium consumption in over 400
elderly participants. The study concluded that calcium consumption in
early adulthood actually increased the risk of bone fractures as the
person aged. [2]
* Doctors in the UK found that calcium and vitamin D did not prevent
fractures. [3] Their two-year study showed that neither calcium nor
vitamin D lowered the number of fractures in women over age seventy.
So, what controls bone loss? Hormones and exercise.

Bone building is hormonal. In women, estrogens are the main regulators
of bone health and breakdown. Progesterone controls the rate of new bone
deposition. But the most powerful bone builder in both men and women is
testosterone. Testosterone is central for achieving maximal bone mass
and strength.

Taking calcium supplements will give you a short-term boost in bone
density, but that's it. Over time, your hormones will work against the
extra calcium and actually leave your bones more brittle than before.

Consider this: The US has the highest intake of calcium, yet our rates
of osteoporosis are the highest in the world. Countries with lower
intakes of calcium have lower rates of hip fracture and osteoporosis. [4]

Maintaining healthy levels of hormones in your body is one way to keep
your bones strong.

There is an easy and inexpensive hormone precursor shown to improve the
levels of other sex hormones. It's called DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone).
It is involved in the manufacturing of most major sex hormones in the
body, like estrogen and testosterone. DHEA treatments are becoming more
common.

You can get it over the counter but I don't advise anyone take DHEA
without having their blood levels checked. You will have to ask your
doctor to measure it.

Physical inactivity will also lead to weakening of your bones. Your
bones need to bear weight in order to become strong. When you do weight
bearing activities, you are telling your bones that they must become
strong in order to continue these activities.

You do this by encouraging them to push more weight. Challenging your
muscles and bones with weight bearing exercises is crucial. Walking,
cycling, weight training or playing tennis or golf will help.

In spite of what you hear on TV, calcium supplements have little to do
with the strength of your bones. If you want strong bones for life, here
are six things you can do right now:

* Exercise: The best to increase bone density and reduce fractures is
body weight exercises (like calisthenics) and resistance training. Make
a habit of doing these exercises two or three times a week. Thirty
minutes of walking a day will lower your risk of fracture by 30 percent. [4]

When you exercise, your muscles pull on your bones. This pressure
creates a challenge that your body responds to by increasing bone
density. This will ensure that you stay mobile and independent.

* Skip calcium supplements: Get your calcium in your diet. Eat a variety
of small fish, dark, leafy green vegetables, almonds and cashews, or
dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt. You should be aiming for
about 400 mg per day.

* Take a vitamin D supplement: I recommend 400 IU per day. It helps your
body absorb calcium and maintain bone density. Without vitamin D,
calcium supplements are worthless. The best source of vitamin D is the
sun -- 10 to 15 minutes of exposure a day should be enough. During the
winter, take cod liver oil. It's by far the best supplemental source of
vitamin D.

* Eat your greens: Vitamin K found in dark leafy greens regulates
calcium (K2) while stabilizing bones in addition to regulating blood
clotting (K1). Eat at least one serving of green vegetables like
spinach, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, Brussels sprouts or
broccoli every day. One study found people eating just 0.1 milligrams of
vitamin K daily (about one large serving of greens) were 30% less likely
to break their hips than people who ate less than that amount. Fermented
greens, such as sauerkraut (get the kind with just cabbage, water and
salt -- no benzoate, etc. preservatives) contain vitamin K2 that was
converted by the bacteria during the fermentation of the cabbage to
sauerkraut (the healthy bacteria in our gut don't convert enough K1 to
K2 for our needs).

Another university study showed that vegetables and herbs improve your
bone metabolism. Researchers found that rats that missed out on their
veggies had much lower bone density. [5] Another showed that fruits and
vegetables increase your bone density. The same study found that dairy
products did nothing. [6]

* Eat foods rich in B-complex vitamins: Your body also uses a variety of
B vitamins in bone building. The best sources are liver, eggs, lean
meats, yeast, fish, raw nuts, asparagus, broccoli and bananas.

* Get a blood test: A simple blood test will tell you how your hormone
levels affect your bone health. This is the best way to determine the
health of your bones and your risk for fracture. Women may need to take
natural progesterone. For both men and women testosterone is the most
powerful controller of your bone density.
---

http://www.healthiertalk.com/ignore-dangerous-medical-advice-heart-health-030
The easiest way to lower your homocysteine is with a B vitamin supplement.

Al Sears - Here's what I recommend (amounts are daily):

· Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate/ P5P, the active form of Vitamin
B6) -- 75 mg
· Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin (sublingual is much better absorbed:
www.iherb.com, SOL-01959, Solgar Methylcobalamin, 5000 mcg, 60 Nuggets,
$17.84) -- 400 mcg
· Folate (as the naturally-occurring forms of L-methylfolate-Metafolin/
5-Methyltetrahydrofolic acid/ 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) or
5-formyl tetrahydrofolate (5-FTHF)]; not as "folic acid", which has been
linked to cancer) -- 800 mcg ()
---

Use Vitamin C to Reverse Disease
By Dr. Al Sears on 09/10/2009
http://www.healthiertalk.com/use-vitamin-c-reverse-disease-0912

Today, most doctors insist that cholesterol is the cause of heart
disease as they dole out dangerous cholesterol-lowering drugs.

But few ever realize that vitamin C deficiency plays a major role in
heart attack and stroke.

And, vitamin C therapy can reverse years of accumulated damage to help you:

* Avoid heart disease

* Break-open clogged arteries

* Repair life-long damage to arteries and blood vessels

* Drastically reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke

Vitamin C - You know it's good for you. But did you know that vitamin C
could safely and effectively clear your arteries of dangerous plaque
that leads to heart attack and stroke?

* Dr. James Enstrom from the University of California studied the
vitamin intake of over 11,000 people for 10 years. He found that 300mg
of vitamin C a day reduced risk of heart disease by 50 percent in men
and 40 percent in women. The test also revealed that a higher intake of
vitamin C boosted life expectancy by 6 years [1].

* Dr. Willis found that people taking 1,500mg of vitamin C a day for 12
months reversed plaque while those who didn't take vitamin C had
worsening plaque.

* Dr. Tetsuji Yokoyama showed high levels of vitamin C are the most
important factor in determining whether people age 40 and over would
suffer a stroke later in life [2].

So how does vitamin C protect you from heart disease and stroke? Vitamin
C increases the production of collagen, elastin and other "reinforcement
molecules" which support your blood vessels in the same way that iron
rods support tall buildings. More collagen means more stability for your
60,000-mile-long system of arteries, veins and capillaries.

When you lack vitamin C, cracks and lesions form in the walls of your
blood vessels. When blood vessels break down, arterial plaques fortify
the weakness and "repair" the damage.

But when these arterial plaques become too thick, they block the flow of
blood. A lack of blood to the heart triggers a heart attack -- and a
lack of blood to the brain causes a stroke.

Vitamin C is essential for the prevention of dangerous plaque buildup.
Dr. Matthias Rath divided a group of guinea pigs into two groups. Guinea
pigs are one of the few animals that can't make vitamin C. One group
received the human equivalent of 60-mg of vitamin C a day (this is the
recommended daily allowance or RDA). The other group got 5,000-mg of
vitamin C per day. Otherwise, their diets were identical.

In just 5 weeks, the guinea pigs who received 60mg of vitamin C per day
developed significant plaque deposits -- especially in areas around the
heart. The arteries of those who received 5,000mg of vitamin C per day
were strong and clear without plaque.

The above study shows that the daily intake of 60mg recommended by
mainstream medicine is clearly not enough. Linus Pauling, the Nobel
Prize-winning scientist who pioneered the theory of vitamin C and heart
disease took 18,000mg a day [3].

Based on my own experience, I recommend 3,000-mg per day if you're
currently in good health. This will give you enough to produce the
collagen required for strong blood vessels and heart disease prevention.

Pregnant women should get at least 6,000-mg per day -- and in times of
stress or sickness, you can take up to 20,000-mg. A powdered form may be
more convenient for larger doses.
---

Natural Ways to Sweep Plaque from Your Arteries
Foods, Supplements and Other Natural Strategies to Clear Your Pathways
and Avoid Heart Disease
Mark Stengler, ND

Cardiovascular disease, the greatest health scourge of our time, often
starts out with atherosclerosis -- insidious deposits of cholesterol,
calcium, fats and cellular waste products that gradually build up in
arteries and form a substance called plaque on walls injured by
inflammatory changes. Plaque is dangerous in several ways -- first of
all, it narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to supply the
heart muscle. Second, the plaque can break loose from artery walls and
rupture, leading to blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes.
Also, the plaque causes further inflammation within the vessel,
narrowing the artery yet more.

Ideally, we should all follow healthy lifestyles that minimize the
likelihood plaque will begin building up. Yet sometimes our poor diet
and exercise habits catch up with us, and for others, heart disease and
vulnerability to atherosclerosis simply runs in families. Nowadays, the
most common mainstream medical solution to plaque accumulation is to
prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins. These drugs have many downsides
though, including a number of potentially serious side effects, among
them muscle and liver damage.

Regular Daily Health News contributor and naturopathic physician, Mark
Stengler, ND, has a different approach -- he told me that sometimes his
natural program to keep arteries clean can even be used in place of drug
therapy. His regimen entails a number of simple but powerful and
effective lifestyle changes to reverse or prevent the progression of
plaque.

STENGLER'S "KEEP ARTERIES CLEAN" REGIMEN

Eating right is the first step. A heart-healthy,
anti-plaque-and-inflammation diet consists of lots of whole, fresh,
nutrient-rich foods and a minimum of processed products because they are
low in nutrients but dense in unhealthy and inflammation-causing fats,
sugars, sodium and additives. When it comes to healthy foods, Dr.
Stengler's favorites include...

Cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, Brussels sprouts,
cauliflower, cabbage and kale, which are abundant sources of
disease-fighting antioxidants.

Pomegranates, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other colorful
fruits. These are packed with phytonutrients called flavonoids that
possess potent antioxidant properties. Dr. Stengler recommends a small
daily glass of sugarless pomegranate juice, noting that health benefits
begin to add up with just 1.7 ounces a day. You can drink it straight-up
or mixed in water, whatever tastes best to you.

Fiber-rich foods that not only boost digestive health, but also help the
body eliminate cholesterol and balance blood sugar levels. Choose
unrefined whole-grain breads, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, oat bran,
legumes, nuts or seeds. They're easy to incorporate into nearly every
meal, and a handful of walnuts or almonds makes for a heart-healthy snack.

Deep-water fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel and herring. These are
rich in healthy, inflammation-fighting fats known as omega-3 fatty
acids. Eat at least two servings a week. Other good dietary sources of
omega-3 fatty acids are flaxseed and walnuts.

ENGAGE IN REGULAR EXERCISE

Even if you follow a healthy diet, sitting at the computer all day and
watching TV all evening is like signing up for heart disease. Exercise
keeps you healthy by controlling blood lipid abnormalities and improving
circulation. It can also help control stress, a well-known contributor
to heart disease.

If you are in good health but have been inactive, start with 10 to 15
minutes of aerobic activity (brisk walking, biking, etc.) three times a
week. Gradually work your way up to 30 to 45 minutes four to six
(ideally seven) times weekly. If you have a pre-existing medical
condition, consult your physician before embarking on a new exercise
program.

According to Dr. Stengler, the simple secret to a successful exercise
program is to find an activity that you truly find fun, whether it's
dancing, swimming, riding a bike or taking a brisk walk. For greater
enjoyment and accountability, schedule regular exercise dates with a
friend, neighbor or coworker.

TAKE DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

In addition to diet and exercise, there are effective, well-tolerated
and natural supplements that help dissolve plaque and strengthen
arteries. (Note: Several of these can interact unfavorably with blood
thinning medications, including aspirin and warfarin, so be sure to take
them under a physician's oversight.) For better blood vessel health and
optimal cardiovascular health overall, Dr. Stengler often prescribes...

Fish oil supplements. Fish oil is an important source of two
anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids -- EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). There is some evidence that omega-3s slow
the progression of plaque build-up in arteries, notes Dr. Stengler, and
research demonstrates that people with higher levels of omega-3 fatty
acids have a lower risk for sudden cardiac death. Despite all these
widely recognized benefits, the majority of Americans are woefully short
on this vital, potentially lifesaving, healthful fatty acid.

Note: Depending on your personal health needs, your physician may advise
you to take 1,500 mg to 2,000 mg combined EPA and DHA daily, says Dr.
Stengler. Check the label to be sure it has been tested for heavy metal
or other contamination. Dr. Stengler prefers Nordic Naturals and Carlson
brands.

Garlic. Garlic has a long tradition of use as a heart remedy, and modern
studies back up its benefits. In a small study at UCLA, patients on
statin drugs also took aged garlic extract (AGE) or a placebo for one
year. The group taking statins alone experienced a quicker progression
of plaque formation than the group taking both statins and AGE. Those
taking garlic had a 66% reduction in new plaque formation compared with
those who took a placebo.

Vitamin E -- full spectrum with all 8 forms (alpha, beta, delta and
gamma) of each of tocopherols and tocotrienols. Studies have shown that
vitamin E possesses an ability to reduce existing plaque, while also
helping to prevent or reduce blood clots.

Vitamin K. Vitamin K, often overlooked, is an important nutrient in
supporting cardiovascular health. It protects against calcium deposits.
Look for vitamin K2, as K1 has to be converted by the bacteria in the
intestines to K2; K1 helps with clotting, and K2 helps put calcium back
in the bones and reduce soft-tissue calcification. A favorite of Dr.
Stengler's is Jarrow Formulas MK-7 (http://www.jarrow.com/). Levels of
vitamin K must be closely monitored for those taking warfarin.

Fibrinolytics. Nattokinase, often combined with another enzyme,
serrapeptase, may be able to reduce established plaque and decrease the
degree of inflammation in blood vessels, improving circulation.
---

Beyond Cholesterol Control
The Heart-Harming Consequences of Lowering Lipids While Neglecting Other
Important Factors
By Jason Barker, ND

Awareness of and education regarding heart disease is one of the top
public health issues that we as health care providers and members of the
public continually hear about. And for good reason, as this collection
of illnesses (myocardial infarction, stroke, ischemia, deep venous
thrombosis, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, etc.) are the leading
cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 700,000 people per
year.1 Heart disease is in many cases preventable by addressing several
well-known, modifiable risk factors such as alcohol consumption, poor
diet, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking. Other risk factors
include diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, hereditary issues and
cholesterol levels.

Of all the risk factors, much of the focus is on cholesterol.
Cholesterol receives nothing but “bad press” with the notion that it
should be lowered, with no regard to the multiple vital uses of this
molecular building block. The advent of the statin class of drugs now
allows doctors to manipulate cholesterol levels and has boosted statin
drug therapy to first line therapy when it comes to heart disease.
Statins lower cholesterol, particularly low-density lipoprotein (LDL) by
inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme. This leads to a decrease in
production of cholesterol, as well as an increase in metabolism of LDL
and (very low density lipoprotein) VLDL cholesterol in the liver itself.
Statins, while effective in lowering cholesterol levels, are also
notorious for side effects such as myalgia, fatigue, and reports of
lowering life-sustaining CoQ10. [Note that statin drugs increase death
from all causes, as well as liver damage and other side-effects, but
this is conveniently not mentioned in the literature touting "reduced
heart attacks"].

While the modifiable risk factors do receive some attention, it seems
that statin therapy reigns as the preeminent treatment of choice for
preventing and treating heart disease from an elevated cholesterol
perspective. While elevated cholesterol levels are a cause for concern,
there are several other factors that should receive as much, if not more
attention. In other words, there is a lot more to heart disease
prevention than cholesterol.

In the analysis of two large heart disease studies (Multiple Risk Factor
Intervention Trial (MRFIT) and The Framingham Study) it has been
statistically shown that half of those people that suffer heart attacks
actually have cholesterol levels in the normal and low ranges.2-3 This
tells us that we should be concerned about other, less “popular” aspects
of prevention, rather than blindly following the standard medical line
regarding cholesterol as being the only risk factor. Addressing all
aspects of heart disease, especially those mentioned in this article, is
imperative to decrease the risk of heart disease in millions of people,
especially those without the flashing red light of “elevated cholesterol.”

C-Reactive Protein

C-reactive protein (CRP) provides an indirect measurement of generalized
inflammation in the body, and heart disease is a condition that is
associated with elevated CRP. Inflammation can be present in the lining
of the blood vessels, contributing to heart disease. In fact, highly
elevated CRP equates to a threefold risk of myocardial infarction, even
in the presence of low LDL cholesterol.4 While elevated CRP is not a
direct cause of heart disease, it does signify the level of inflammation
that occurs in the body, which in turn contributes to damage in the
blood vessels, among other areas.

CRP can be easily measured; a high-sensitivity CRP blood test is
available here and can be used as a guideline for monitoring
inflammation. One should keep in mind that there are other causes of
elevated CRP such as cancer, arthritis or infections.

CRP levels are best reduced by healthy lifestyle choices such as
moderate exercises, low-sugar and low-saturated fat diets. Fish oil and
vitamin D3 have both been shown to have potent lowering effects on CRP
as well.5-6

Fibrinogen

Fibrinogen is a protein that plays several roles in the blood
coagulation process; elevated levels of this protein can lead to
enhanced creation of blood clots and the atherosclerotic process.
Fibrinogen is only recently gaining respect as a major risk factor in
heart disease. It can cause cardiovascular problems in a number of ways.
Fibrinogen contributes to atherosclerosis plaque formation when it binds
to LDL and promotes the growth of smooth muscle in the vascular lining.7
Fibrinogen also contributes to the viscosity of blood and elevated
levels can slow blood flow in flow-compromised arteries.8 As a clot
precursor, fibrinogen can form abnormal clots inside the coronary
arteries,9 and elevated fibrinogen can also cause platelet aggregation
inside certain blood vessels leading to occlusive clots.10

Fibrinogen also is easily measured in the blood, and, when combined with
CRP testing, evaluation of heart disease risk can be more complete.
Fibrinogen can be normalized using several natural substances. The spice
turmeric derived from the plant Curcuma longa can lower fibrinogen
levels via its antioxidant effects.11-12 Nattokinase is an enzyme
derived from Natto, a Japanese soybean-based food. Nattokinase is a
potent fibrinolytic enzyme, and has been shown to lower fibrinogen
levels,13 decrease vessel wall thickening after injury in animals,14 and
break up clots that form along blood vessel walls.15

Homocysteine

An amino acid commonly found in the blood, Homocysteine is considered a
primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease.16 Homocysteine is
created in the body by the conversion of another amino acid, methionine.
Homocysteine levels are affected by genetic, physiologic, and dietary
factors. Homocysteine binds to specific proteins in the vascular wall
and disrupts their ability to repair vascular connective tissues,
leaving them susceptible to disease processes.17

Homocysteine levels should be monitored and treated appropriately. Most
people with elevated homocysteine levels can lower them through
nutritional measures. The blood levels of vitamins B6, B12 and folic
acid are inversely related to plasma homocysteine levels. Therapeutic
doses of these vitamins are an effective treatment for normalizing
homocysteine levels, with no side effects.18-19 Additionally,
homocysteine can be lowered by betaine, which is also known as
trimethylglycine. It helps to convert homocysteine back to its precursor
amino acid methionine.20 Treating homocysteine with these nutritional
factors assists in homocysteine undergoing a process known as
remethylation; in short homocysteine is converted back into methionine,
whereupon it can be used in other less damaging metabolic processes.
Remethylation is most efficient if all four factors are utilized.

LDL Oxidation

Elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is an independent risk factor for
cardiovascular disease. Yet, despite the conventional medical
establishment’s sole focus on the elevation of LDL, what’s actually more
important than the LDL level itself is what happens to this form of
cholesterol while it’s circulating in the bloodstream. LDL will undergo
oxidation as free radicals slowly damage it as it circulates and
attaches to the endothelial lining of the vessels. This oxidatively
damaged LDL is then targeted by the immune system. Macrophages engulf
the LDL on the endothelium and with the assistance of other
immunological responses, the resulting product becomes a focal point of
degradation.21 This area of degradation allows for the buildup of
calcification products, creating a bulge in the arterial wall. As this
bulge grows, blood flow dynamics are changed, creating even more
localized stress and damage on the arterial lining. After enough time
passes, these processes contribute to obstructed arteries and resulting
effects such as myocardial infarction, ischemia and stroke, to name only
a few.

Free radicals are present everywhere in the body, and the bloodstream is
just one area where their damaging effects can drastically affect a
person’s health. Knowing that LDL is oxidized, and the resulting damage
this causes is enough reason to consider the benefits of antioxidants on
this process. Preventing the oxidation of LDL may serve as a primary
step in the prevention of heart disease. A key point is that while
antioxidants can prevent oxidation of LDL particles, studies of their
use in advanced atherosclerotic disease have not shown outstanding
results.22 This may be interpreted that antioxidative supplementation
should be employed as a preventive therapy rather than reserved until
advanced disease has occurred.

Antioxidants are abundant in a variety of forms, and a wide-ranging
antioxidant arsenal is an effective way of combating oxidation
throughout the body. Vitamins A, C, and E are among some of the most
well-researched antioxidants. Botanical compounds or derivatives such as
turmeric (derived from Curcuma longa), anthocyanosides derived from
bilberry, rosemary, green tea, grape seed and lutein all have potent
antioxidative effects.23-28 Perhaps the most effective antioxidant,
glutathione, is manufactured in the body from its precursor, N-acetyl
cysteine. Glutathione can protect fatty molecules such as LDL from being
oxidized.29

Conclusion

Despite the overemphasis that the conventional medical establishment and
the consumer media places on cholesterol, there is much more to optimal
heart health than simply lowering cholesterol levels. Several other
factors are equally important in the prevention of heart disease, yet
they garner little attention from the standard medical approach. Highly
sensitive C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, homocysteine and LDL oxidation
each have direct effects on cardiovascular health paralleling that of
elevated cholesterol. Addressing each one of these factors is necessary
in order to provide full coverage of the multiple heart disease risks.
---

Book:
Stop America's #1 Killer! Reversible Vitamin Deficiency Found to the the
Origin of ALL Coronary Heart Disease by Thomas Levy, MD, JD; Recommended
Supplementation pp253-254 (many of these are in a good multivitamin,
such as Activite Sport from
http://www.bulknutrition.com/?products_id=2330 [Activite Sport 120
Tablets $18.84]; http://www.vitacost.com/MHP-Activite-Sport [MHP
2200026, MHP Activite Sport -- 120 Tablets, $20.80];
http://www.luckyvitamin.com/p-3512-mhp-activite-multi-vitamin-120-tablets [52230,
MHP - Activite Multi-Vitamin - 120 Tablets, $21.98;

Also, the acidic form of vitamin C is bad for most people; magnesium
ascorbate is preferable.
---

For Liver Support:

Milk Thistle
www.swansonvitamins.com [SWH051, qty120 caps, 250mg 80% + 250mg Milk
Thistle, $4.99];

TMG Swanson [SWU466, 500mg, 90 Caps, $4.49] [***Need to Take 1,0,1 --
2/d -- of Swanson 500mg]

Dandelion Root 1-3/d (I take 3/d; careful if gallbladder blockage from
stones, as this increases bile output of liver)
Swanson qty60, 515mg, $1.99, SW1336, Dandelion Root

Livotrit
http://store.yahoo.com/spinelife/livotritplus.html [qty180 Livotrit
Tablets $23.50; (spineliferewards101 for 10% discount)]
---

Cancer: What exactly are heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and acrylamides?

Eggs are good if it's the kind I described below, but doesn't fill me up and leaves me hungry unless I also have enough healthy oils, and some other things.

Refrying beans and mashing them makes their starch more available, and therefore increases their Glycemic Index (a measure of how much they raise blood sugar), besides generating cancer-causing acrylamides. I also have a small amount of goat or sheep (if the brand of sheep cheese doesn't contain artificial Monsanto growth hormones -- all goat cheese doesn't) cheese with breakfast, and either an organic Granny Smith (lower in sugar and fights cancer) apple, or an organic banana/pear/ 1/4 of an organic Pummelo with each meal. (See previous email below, if you scanned but didn't read the part about cow's milk and cheese). I have a moderate amount of raw, organic nuts and seeds (freshly ground Flax seed, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, almonds if they are truly raw and unpasteurized by carcinogenic propylene oxide (which the government allows them to still call "raw") also. During the day, I probably have 6-8TBS of cp ev olive oil, 1TBS molecularly distilled fish oil, 4g Borage Oil, 1TBS ev coconut oil. Keep oils in refrigerator to prevent oxidation. See main cancer protocol page for sources and more info (www.distance-healer.com/24.html)

What exactly are acrylamides?
http://drbenkim.com/articles/acrylamide-food.htm

http://drbenkim.com/articles-acrylamide.html

http://drbenkim.com/articles-acrylamide-foods.html

What exactly are heterocyclic amines (HCAs)?
http://drbenkim.com/blog/2006/12/bacon-skinless-chicken-may-cause.html
http://drbenkim.com/best-worst-health-lunches.html
http://drbenkim.com/designed-to-heal.htm

http://naturalsociety.com/toxic-bpa-substitute-bps-chemical/
---

Along with a good lifestyle and diet (please see other health and cancer pages regarding healthy diet and lifestyle), some of the supplements that I take for help with cholesterol and triglyceride support include:


Liver C/S Plus, 4/d, http://thymic.com/liverplus.php -- Call for health practitioner discount, 800-556-5530 / 770-972-2129, #22 for reorder (tell them if credit card change) Jill (je@thymic.com) Preventative Therapeutics, Inc. (with discount: $10.50)

 

Livotrit, 3/d, http://store.yahoo.com/spinelife/livotritplus.html, http://store.yahoo.com/spinelife/biotics-research.html  -- qty180 Tablets $15.60; (spineliferewards101 for 10% discount)

 

TMG, 2/d, Swanson qty90, 500mg, $3.59, SW549

 

L-Taurine, 2/d, Swanson SW827, qty100, 500mg, $3.14

 

2/d Arctic Ruby Oil (much better than fish oil. For explanation, see: http://www.immunocorp.com/index.php/product/arctic-ruby-oil) (molecularly distilled liquid oil -- and avoid omega-6 oils: corn, safflower, soybean, sunflower, peanut, canola, etc.), ,  Omega-3 oils are absolutely essential with cancer and heart disease.

Canola Oil: The Un-healthiest Alternative

Healthy Oils are very important, also. Fish oil oxidizes at room temperature outside your body, and oxidizes as soon as it hits your stomach, increasing free radicals. See this article about Arctic Ruby Oil and other healthy oils you should take instead.

Zyflamend (New Chapter), anti-inflammatory (inflammation is one of the causes of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, etc.), http://www.vitacost.com/New-Chapter-Zyflamend, ($32.87, qty120, CH 040541), 2/d

 

L-Carnitine, 3/d; http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-L-Carnitine-Fumerate, (500mg, qty300, $29.99), 3/d, (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides)

 

Cinnulin (water-soluble cinnamon extract; Dr. David Williams says that regular Cassia contains coumarin in its oils that can damage kidneys and liver over time), 4/d with meals, http://www.vitabase.com/supplements/split/diabetes/cinnamon.aspx  ($12.96, 250mg, qty60, Cinnulin-PF, Free S+H >$50, otherwise $4.95 -- I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides and blood sugar/insulin resistance)


Vitamin E (Full Spectrum)

oil-solublewww.vitacost.com [737870207061, $30.00 - 20% discount each month if you sign up for emails]

 

Vitamin C

oil soluble - Ascorbyl Palmitate Vitamin C, 1 capsule/day, http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Ascorbyl-Palmitate  (500mg, qty180, $11.99, contains 200mg Vitamin C)

 

water-soluble - Magnesium Ascorbate powder (measure and mix in green drink), 1000mg 3 times a day, preferably taken between meals to prevent excess iron absorption. (Multi Easy has 500mg water soluble),  http://www.vitacost.com/Source-Naturals-Magnesium-Ascorbate,  ($10.19 for 189 servings of 1000mg)

 

Bioflavonoids, Full Spectrum Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex (3/day needed with 3000mg Vitamin C; 700mg mixed bioflavonoids for each 1000mg of vitamin C that you take.) www.swansonvitamins.com, SW128, 700mg, $6.99/250

 

Magnesium Malate powder (source of Magnesium), Blaylock recommends 900mg/d of elemental magnesium (I would make up the balance of what isn't in my multi by mixing Magnesium Malate with my green drinks twice or 3 times a day)
3/8 rounded tsp (3g) AM + 3/8 rounded tsp (3g) PM Magnesium Malate (powder)
    http://www.vitacost.com/natures-life-magnesium-malate-12-7-oz [040647007550, NLE 7007550, Nature's Life Magnesium Malate -- 12.7oz, $13.81]; VitaminShoppe.com [OY-7382, $13.79];

 


Coconut Oil (extra virgin), www.swansonvitamins.com, JR014, Jarrow, 16oz (32 1 TBS servings), organic expeller pressed, $7.79 

 

GLA, http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-BioAsteri-Borage-Oil-1-300-mg-240-softgels, ($27.99, qty240, 1300mg: 480mg GLA) or http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Evening-Primrose-Oil, ($.569/g GLA; $19.99, qty300, 1300mg: 117mgGLA). Dr. Blaylock advises at least 1000mg of GLA/day. (I take 2 EPO + 3 Borage per day, and keep open bottles of oil in refrigerator to minimize oxidation. Also, I mix powdered Rosemary, some lemon juice and squeeze a capsule of oil-soluble Vitamin E into open bottles of olive oil).

 

Flaxseed (organic golden), 2-3TBS/d, http://www.vitacost.com/Arrowhead-Mills-Organic-Golden-Flax-Seeds  [AW 476856, Arrowhead Mills Organic Golden Flax Seeds, 14 Ounces, $1.95*16/14 = 2.23/lb] (I use a little Proctor-Silex Coffee Grinder for it)


Jarrow Bilberry/Grape Skin extract, 3/d, (280mg Jarrow has Bilberry 25% 80mg & grapeskin polys 30% 200mg120caps) http://www.iherb.com/store/ProductDetails.aspx?c=Herbs&pid=JRW-14028, (iherb, JRW-14028)

 

European Bilberry Extract with Grape Skin Extract, 1-2/d, European Bilberry Extract with Grape Skin Extract, NSI 3003464 (835003003464)


Gugulipid, http://store.yahoo.com/iherb/guggulsterones.html, SNS-01840, $10.99*.86, qty120, 37.5mg gugulsterones, 375mg 10%, 3/d, (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides)

 

Pantethine, 3/d, www.swansonvitamins.com, SWU150, 300mg, qty60, $10.49, (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides)

 

Policosanol, 2/d, Swanson SWU268, qty60 capsules, 10mg, $4.49 from sugar cane. [SWU204, qty60 capsules, 20mg, $8.29 are sometimes on sale - buy one, get one free], (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides)

 

Flush-Free Niacin (inositol hexaniacinate), 3-6/d (higher dose if cholesterol is out of control and liver is fine), www.swansonvitamins.com,  [Swanson SWU081, 500mg Niacin + 140mg Inositol, qty240 capsules, $14.99, (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides and blood sugar/insulin resistance)

Garlicin, qty90, 350mg, $6.89, Swanson NW015, 2/d

 

Aged Garlic, Swanson KY048, Kyolic #100 Yeast-Free Garlic, qty300, 300mg, $16.99, 2/d

 

Synergy for Men / Women, 2 AM + 2 PM, https://www.thesynergycompany.com/vmh-men#product_tabs_ingredients_tabbed,   https://www.vitacost.com/the-synergy-company-vita-min-herb-multi-for-men-120-tablets-1/  [Note that taking isolated vitamins without a good multivitamin/mineral base can stimulate cancer – see Dr. Blaylock’s book, “Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients”. He also explains why the forms of the various vitamins and minerals is critical (e.g., methionate, amino acid chelates, aspartate, glycinate, etc. are harmful] and why binders, such as magnesium stearate, stearic acid and di-calcium phosphate can prevent more than 60% of the nutrient from being absorbed (i.e., “toilet bullets” pass through you unchanged).


Links:

Heart disease, cholesterol and info on how many people are harmed by low-fat, one-size-fits-all diets:

www.atherotech.com (They can mail a blood test kit to your doctor and help him or her interpret the results.)

www.eatfatbehealthy.com (Although some people benefit from low-fat diets, others are harmed and even killed by these diets.)

http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Disease-Breakthrough-10-Step-Program/dp/0471353094  (Written by Dr. Yannios, who has the same problem as I, needing about 25% of his calories from healthy fats in order to prevent his arteries from plugging up. Research vitamins B6, B12 & folic acid preventing high homocysteine levels, too, in order to reduce heart attack risk. 60% of people having heart attacks have normal lipid -- standard cholesterol & triglyceride -- blood test results! Visit www.atherotech.com for more info. Also, search with Google for "superko small particle ldl" -- without the quotes.)

http://www.amazon.com/Reversing-Heart-Disease-Eliminate-Problems/dp/0446676578

http://www.drwhitaker.com  Also, see his Wellness Institute, specializing in heart disease, diabetes and other degenerative diseases. He's often able help to get people off most (sometimes all) prescriptions while, at the same time, becoming much healthier through diet and lifestyle modification, along with supplements and state-of the art therapy, such as EECP which grows new collateral arteries naturally, sort of a natural bypass: http://whitakerwellness.com/testimonials/eecp/ )


Advanced Cholesterol Formula
http://chetday.com/statinsideeffects.htm (also Dr. Blaylock, in his Diabetes newsletter, states that all statins, such as simvastatin, lipitor, mevacor, etc. cause cancer and increase death from all causes, as well as cause "brain fog").

Excellent product developed by Dr. Rowen for Cholesterol: http://www.healthyresolve.com/cholesterol/
http://www.secondopinionnewsletter.com/alert-detail.php?ha_id=13
"I've found several supplements that may raise HDL. These include niacin, policosanol (I recommend Healthy Resolve's Advanced Cholesterol Formula – call 800-728-2288 for more information), turmeric, and curcumin." -- Dr. Rowen.

 

Is High Cholesterol Actually “Good” for Your Brain?
http://www.secondopinionnewsletter.com/alert-detail.php?ha_id=38
I personally think essential phospholipids are one of the best supplements you can take for circulation protection. They help raise HDL cholesterol’s scouring activity. You can buy essential phospholipids in a product called LipoFlow, which is available at many health food stores and on the Internet.

 * Other supplements that may raise HDL include fish oil, niacin, policosanol (which is available in Healthy Resolve’s Advanced Cholesterol Formula (http://www.healthyresolve.com/cholesterol/), and curcumin.

 * You also need to get plenty of exercise. Walking and other types of exercise can overcome a lot of bad habits. And it’s great for your circulation.

 * And finally, the best advice I can give you is to watch your diet! Increase the amount of natural protectors you eat. These include onions, fish, and soluble fibers found in apples, citrus, grapes, legumes, and fruit. My HDL was once 45 with total cholesterol of 155. Today, with 10 more years under my belt, my numbers are even better – 58 and 168 (notice my overall cholesterol number went up, but my numbers are better because my HDL went up even more as a percentage). I attribute the HDL difference to my diet, which is primarily made up of raw fruits and vegetables. Prevention is always your best medicine.
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Why statins will destroy your brain

You may know that cholesterol is needed for your body to produce vitamin D, steroid and sex-hormone production, and for healthy cell membranes. You also may know that statins can lower your cholesterol so far that your body can't make these vital nutrients. But did you know that statins will also impair your cognitive function as you age?

It's true! Your liver isn't the only organ in your body that produces cholesterol. Your brain makes it as well. Cholesterol makes up a large portion of the membranes in your neurons. Since neurons are mostly membranes, a lack of cholesterol might impair their function. I predicted years ago that research would eventually connect low cholesterol to poor memory and overall brain function. And now we have the proof.

Researchers recently performed a study on 1,181 subjects over the age of 64. They found that low levels of cholesterol significantly lower general cognitive abilities. They also found that low cholesterol reduces your brain's processing speed. The authors agreed that lower total cholesterol is a strong marker for predicting lower cognitive function in those over 64.

This should be on the front page of every newspaper in the country. But with Pharma owning the health news that spoon-feeds most Americans, it's buried. But Second Opinion readers know better. You won't let them bamboozle you into dropping your total cholesterol below 170 with drugs.

In fact, unless you have a hereditary disorder of really high cholesterol (over 270), I would be wary about any statin use altogether. The doctors want to cut off the enzyme in your liver that makes cholesterol. With the same enzyme making essential cholesterol in your brain, you might trade "doctor happy" ultra-low cholesterol for a "personally sad" case of cognitive decline.

I've shown you many ways to safely lower your cholesterol without any commercial statin. You can read these on my website. In the next health alert, I'm going to show you another safe way to lower your cholesterol that most doctors never consider.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Robert Jay Rowen, MD

Neurobiology of Aging, 2007 Sept 19



 
 
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