Stunning results: Doctor reveals how to reduce stroke and heart attack risk by 98 percent
(NaturalHealth365) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 800,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack this year – that’s one every 40 seconds! And the primary cause, coronary artery disease (CAD), is distinguished by atherosclerosis – artery-clogging deposits of plaque. But, natural health experts insist your heart attack risk can be changed – with millions of lives spared – through the use of high-dose vitamin C.
In fact, in a relatively recent paper published in Journal of Cardiology and Current Research, the author, Dr. Sam Wallace, makes a stunning claim. Up to 98 percent of all atherosclerosis and CAD, asserts Dr. Wallace, can be prevented and reversed with the safe, non-toxic administration of vitamin C.
Today, we’ll explore how you can naturally reduce your heart attack risk. But, before we get to Dr. Wallace’s assertions, let’s take a look at some facts about vitamin C and cardiovascular disease.
Your heart attack risk goes way up with a vitamin C deficiency
In his groundbreaking 1989 paper, “Unified Theory of Heart Disease,” Nobel Prize-winning scientist Linus Pauling revealed that the primary cause of heart disease is a shortage of vitamin C. In fact, the shortage can be so severe that it qualifies as an early form of scurvy, the medical term for vitamin C deficiency.
Insufficient vitamin C causes arteries to become brittle – and to rupture.
In an attempt to repair the damage, the body then sends a specific type of cholesterol (lipoprotein-a) to the site. But, this causes plaque buildup in arteries, narrowing them so nutrient-rich blood can’t flow to body tissues as easily.
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Over time, plaques can become less stable, and even break off – which in turn can cause life-threatening consequences such as a heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure or atrial fibrillation.
Pauling’s work built on research by vitamin C trailblazer Dr. G.C. Willis, who in 1954 conducted research showing that atherosclerosis disproportionately struck patients with inadequate levels of vitamin C – and that the condition could be reversed with supplementation.
The solution: Vitamin C, lysine and proline unite to battle coronary artery disease
As researchers, integrative doctors and heart disease patients have discovered, proper supplementation with high-dose vitamin C can provide lifesaving benefits.
In addition to neutralizing harmful free radicals that damage the lining of arteries, vitamin C is essential for the formation of collagen, the protein which provides structure and stability to arteries – and is of paramount importance in healing arterial ruptures.
Dr. Willis’ work showed that 1,500 mg of vitamin C per day could combat atherosclerosis in roughly half the population. But, what of the other half?
Linus Pauling and Dr. Rath – a German physician who now continues Pauling’s work – saw the need for increased vitamin C dosages, and raised them accordingly.
The Pauling/Rath recommendations currently call for 6,000 mg to 10,000 mg of vitamin C per day.
And – because lysine and proline work with vitamin C to produce collagen – the recommendations also call for 6 grams a day of each nutrient.
These amino acids – which also have the effect of releasing lipoprotein (a) from plaque formations – have been likened to “teflon for the arteries”. To support heart health and arterial flexibility, practitioners may also recommend supplementation with the nutrients CoQ10, carnitine, niacin and vitamin E.
Of course, when dealing with a medical condition, always check with your integrative healthcare provider before making any change to your diet or supplement routine.
For most people: Daily dietary habits don’t supply enough vitamin C
If you eat a healthy, organic diet featuring plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, you might wonder why vitamin C supplementation is still necessary.
But most natural health experts note that it is virtually impossible to ingest enough vitamin C to combat atherosclerosis merely through diet, no matter how healthy. For instance, this would involve the consumption of dozens of oranges or bushels of red peppers a day – more than most people are willing or able to eat.
And many Americans continue to consume the standard American diet (aptly abbreviated as “SAD”), a diet high in toxic fats, refined (processed) simple sugars, artificial preservatives, colors and sweeteners plus a low intake of fresh produce.
Unfortunately, a variety of stressors – including infection, injury, inflammation and normal aging – can deplete precious stores of vitamin C. In addition, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, mercury-based silver fillings, environmental toxins, cigarette smoke, blood sugar issues and hypertension can also reduce vitamin C levels in the body.
But, bottom line: supplementation can help renew stores of this essential nutrient.
It’s official: Vitamin C outperforms pharmaceutical drugs
In his 2017 paper, Dr. Wallace examines published evidence from drug trials to demonstrate that only a tiny fraction of patients (2.5 percent!) are actually helped by the antihypertensive and statin drugs prescribed by conventional doctors.
In addition, these drugs can feature a wealth of toxic side effects. In contrast, high-dose vitamin C, Dr. Wallace asserts, is both effective and safe.
Dr. Wallace notes that high intravenous doses of vitamin C have been given in clinical trials – with no reported (negative) side effects or reactions.
And, although some medical professionals warn that high dosages of vitamin C can promote kidney stones, there is no credible evidence to support this notion. In fact, Dr. Wallace cites a study of almost 86,000 women (conducted by no less prestigious an institution than Harvard Medical School) that showed absolutely no link with kidney stones.
In addition, Dr. Wallace evaluates CardioRetinometry – a method of detecting atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease developed by British optometrist Dr. Sydney Bush.
In Dr. Bush’s protocol, practitioners monitor patients’ retinal vessels while administering the Pauling/Rath therapy to reverse atherosclerosis throughout the retina, coronary arteries and the rest of the body.
Dr. Wallace concludes: the combination of CardioRetinometry and vitamin C can reduce risk of atherosclerosis – by an astonishing 98 percent.
The exciting upshot is: practitioners now have the ability to address the cause of heart disease – through non-toxic, non-invasive nutrients such as vitamin C.
In the words of Dr. Wallace, “a new era of medicine can be ushered in.”
Is it possible that life-threatening heart disease could become a thing of the past? (we certainly hope so.)
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