The three top causes of death per the CDC in the USA have been heart disease, cancer, and the mainstream medical system itself. That third item was not listed by the CDC, of course.
Part of that third medically caused or iatrogenic death statistic involved unnecessary surgeries and pharmaceuticals, correctly prescribed. Among them is Big Pharma’s often prescribed money maker, statin drugs.
Surgery is often risky, expensive, and the results from various cardiovascular interventions don’t always hold. Statins have a poor record, often causing more cardiovascular issues along with adverse side effects. One of those side effects is actually from statin drugs successful reduction of cholesterol.
You see, cholesterol is a vital physiological element for mental and nervous system health. The rate of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, has increased with statin use.
Cholesterol also provides the first phase of sunlight conversion to vitamin D3 in our skin and is responsible for creating and regulating many vital hormones in our bodies.
“Saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet are not the cause of coronary heart disease,” asserts Dr. George V. Mann, M.D., a professor of medicine and biochemistry at Vanderbilt University. “That myth is the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century.”
The Primary Cause for Heart Disease
A little over a couple of decades ago, two time Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling, PhD, and Dr. Mathias Rath, MD, developed a protocol anyone can do to prevent and even reverse cardiovascular disease.
They realized first that humans generally suffer from insufficient vitamin C since their bodies lack the gene to create it while most other mammals have it and create their own vitamin C. This leads to chronic sub-clinical scurvy, an invitation to other diseases, including heart disease.
They also discovered that only one particular subtype of LDL cholesterol, Lp(a), was the source of arterial wall damage that leads to arterial inflammation and plaque accumulation.
It’s a sticky small heavy molecule that manages to slip under already weakened from the sub-clinical scurvy endothelial tissue of the arteries interior walls with the capacity to bind fibrin and membrane proteins of endothelial cells and monocytes, of which some are the immune system’s killer cells.
Lp(a) also inhibits plasminogen binding and plasmin generation. The inhibition of plasmin generation and the accumulation of Lp(a) on the surface of fibrin and cell membranes permits fibrin and cholesterol deposition at the sites of vascular injury or inflammation.
So Lp(a) lipoproteins attacking already weakened blood vessels is, according to Linus Pauling and associates, the major physiological source of cardiovascular disease.
A Double Barrel Supplemental Approach Even if You’ve Had Heart Issues
Common sub-clinical scurvy among humans is the background for weakened arteries and other blood vessels, as well as the heart’s own endothelial tissue. Two supplements were discovered that could strengthen blood vessels and remove Lp(a) lipoproteins from inner blood vessel walls.
Increased vitamin C was called upon to strengthen blood vessels and arteries with better flexibility by creating and adding collagen to blood vessel tissues. Collagen is the strong, fibrous stuff of flexible connecting tissue. Vitamin C needs to be continually replaced because it is destroyed by creating collagen.
The type of vitamin C supplement recommended is simply ascorbic acid. Two to three grams orally on a daily basis is recommended as a preventative, but that can be doubled if one has already had heart problems.
Here are some notes on different forms of vitamin C from the Linus Pauling Institute.
The other barrel shoots an inexpensive oral supplement into your blood vessels to scoop out the existing Lp(a) lipoproteins and prevent new ones from attaching to blood vessel walls.
Linus Pauling recommended 2 grams of the inexpensive amino acid lysine or L-lysine oral supplements daily along with his recommended ascorbic acid levels of 3 grams. If one is at higher risk or has already had serious heart health issues, he recommended doubling those amounts.
The total daily dosage can be broken down to half the amount twice daily or one-third the amount three times daily.
It doesn’t get any easier than that. The study and subsequent paper by Linus Pauling and Mathias Rath MD was submitted circa 1990 to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
It was at first accepted but then rejected and not published. Here is that document.
This rejection was likely part of the medical mafia’s marginalizing vitamin C preventative and curative efficacy for many diseases that had begun in the late 1970s, even to the point of calling Linus Pauling a quack.
It’s wise to ignore those who want you as a steady customer for heart-related surgeries and statin drugs or other expensive pharmaceuticals that don’t really work while offering adverse side effects.
Instead, simply take advantage of this simple do-it-yourself (DIY) therapy with one caveat.
People who overcame serious heart health issues using this protocol were feeling so good they tended to drop the daily protocol. Then months later they had a heart health relapse.
Although improved health may allow for less intake, it’s recommended one keeps taking minimal dosages of those two supplements daily: ascorbic acid (3 grams) or ascorbate vitamin C and lysine or L-lysine (2 grams). Both are accessible and inexpensive.