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Posted July 12, 2013: by Bill Sardi
It is strange that modern medicine has no arterial cleansing regimens beyond that of ineffective statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. Statin drugs only reduce production of cholesterol from the liver, thus reducing circulating levels of cholesterol, not cholesterol plaque itself.
The unnatural and problematic method by which statin drugs lower cholesterol has been graphically portrayed. Cholesterol numbers are essentially worthless in gauging whether a person is at risk for a sudden mortal heart attack.
More troubling is the realization that baby-dose (81 milligram) aspirin tablets with a red heart on the bottle to signify they promote heart health, do not protect against sudden mortal heart attacks. An estimated 40 million Americans take a baby aspirin in an ineffective attempt to reduce their risk of dying suddenly from a fast-forming blood clot in a coronary artery that supplies the heart with oxygenated blood.
The realization that aspirin and statin drugs are ineffective and even problematic prompts a search for other ways to maintain arterial health.
Three non-prescription anti-plaque regimens have been described:
Linus Pauling and Matthias Rath first presented their lipoprotein-a theory of arterial disease in 1990. They demonstrated in guinea pigs, which do not internally produce vitamin C as most other mammals do, that lipoprotein-a take the place of ascorbate (vitamin C) in arterial walls, weakening them. Given that humans are in the same predicament as guinea pigs – a gene mutation has halted the natural production of vitamin C in the human liver – the discoveries documented by researchers Pauling and Rath have application to the human condition of arteries, particularly with advancing age.
Guinea pigs are provided the human equivalent of 800 milligrams of vitamin C in their chow or they rapidly develop arterial disease. For comparison, humans only consume about 110 mg of vitamin C from their daily diet.
The Pauling/Rath regimen suggested 40 milligrams of vitamin C per kilogram (2.2 lbs) of body weight per day to cleanse arteries. For a 70 kilogram (154-lb) human, that would be 70k X 40 mg = 2800 milligrams of vitamin C per day. For a 113 kilogram (250-lb) adult, 4545 mg of vitamin C would be appropriate.
Some commercially promoted vitamin C cleansing regimens suggest much more vitamin C than initially recommended. Mega-dose (tens of thousands of milligrams) vitamin C actually promotes oxidation and transiently produces hydrogen peroxide in the blood circulation, a treatment that is more appropriate for non-toxically killing germs and cancer cells.
A chilling graphic presentation can be viewed online at VitaminCProject.com that reveals a conspiracy to hide the life-saving properties of vitamin C.
The chondroitin sulfate regimen demonstrated to reduce mortality from coronary heart disease by Dr. Lester Morrison in the 1970s preceded the introduction of the first statin cholesterol-lowering drugs but was largely ignored.
Dr. Morrison initially demonstrated that lecithin (aka phosphatidyl choline) reduced accumulation of arterial plaque. Later he demonstrated in animals and humans that 5000 milligrams of supplemental chondroitin sulfate (without accompanying glucosamine) produced dramatic improvements and reductions in mortality among patients with shortness of breath and angina chest pain due to coronary artery disease. More recently it was shown that 1500 mg of chondroitin sulfate works as well.
Dr. J. Joseph Prendergast MD has described a regimen that combines 5000 mg of L-arginine with 5000 mg of vitamin D3. At YouTube.com Dr. Prendergast describes his own personal discovery of atherosclerotic plaque in his own body at the age of 37 and how he cleansed his own arteries with L-arginine. Dr. Prendergast more accurately describes the majority of arterial plaque as calcifications rather than accumulation of cholesterol.
While pictures of arterial plaque typically show progressive narrowing of arteries, this is not precisely what happens in sudden mortal heart attacks. Rupture of unstable plaques is now considered to be the leading cause of arterial morbidity and mortality in western countries. Unstable plaque was initially described as a mortal threat in the New England Journal of Medicine in the year 2000.
L-arginine helps to reduce unstable plaque. Vitamin C has also been demonstrated to clear unstable arterial plaque. Since these unstable plaques are largely composed of calcium, natural anti-calcifying agents such as vitamin K2, vitamin D3, magnesium and IP6 rice bran extract would also be appropriate for plaque dissolution.
Of additional interest, nattokinase is a long-lasting enzyme that effectively dissolves blood clots and is naturally accompanied by vitamin K in natto cheese. Nattokinase/vitamin K2 combinations are available as a dietary supplement. Be aware, some misdirected herbalists recommend nattokinase with the vitamin K removed as this vitamin is a clotting vitamin. ©2013 Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc.
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