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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: The Real Cause of Heart Disease? Reply with quote

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The Real Cause of Heart Disease?

How come that different causes may lead to the same disease?
We think we know the answer, but please remember that our explanation
is a hypothesis. We may be wrong, and those who have lived in the
cholesterol world for many years will probably shake their heads in
disbelief.

The first part of our hypothesis is not our own. It was proposed more
than a hundred years ago and it says, to express it very simply, that
atherosclerosis is the result of an infection in the arterial wall. The second
part explains why and how LDL-cholesterol and the microorganisms end
up here and what happens before a thrombus is created inside the artery.....

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There is much evidence supporting the idea that inflammation of the arteries is not the primary cause of heart attacks or strokes, but a secondary phenomenon caused by the microorganisms or their toxins. They are not settling in the atherosclerotic plaques because they are safe there; vulnerable plaques may occur anywhere, also in normal arteries, which explains why a heart attack may be seen also in people with completely normal arteries.

The primary cause is not the microbes either; it is the factors which stimulate their growth or make our immune system fail. It is not the water that causes the ship to go down; it is the iceberg that has staved in the keel.

That the microbes play an important role is obvious, and the evidence is right before our noses. For instance, mortality in myocardial infarction and stroke increases during influenza epidemics (21) and people with infected teeth (22) or with bacteria in the blood (23) are at greater risk than healthy people.

Further, about a third of all patients with acute myocardial infarction or stroke have had an infectious disease immediately before onset.(24) All kinds of infectious diseases may be responsible. Most common are respiratory diseases, but other types have been described as well, such as tuberculosis, HIV, tooth and urinary tract infections.

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There is increasing evidence that vitamin D plays an important role in our immune system as a protective factor against microorganisms.(34) In accordance, a low concentration in the blood of that vitamin is also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Although no clinical trials have been performed to see if supplementation with vitamin D is able to protect us, it may be a good idea to take at least 1000 IU daily, in particular during wintertime.

Our need for vitamin C is also much greater than we have been told for many years. The reason is that the amount of that vitamin inside the white blood cells is 80 times higher than in the blood.

Furthermore, glucose and vitamin C use the same cell door, meaning that if the glucose concentration is too high in the blood, these two molecules compete for access.(36) This may be the reason why diabetics are more susceptible to infections than other people. It also means that the 50-100 mg we have been recommended as a daily input may be far too little. One gram a day is probably a minimum for optimal health, more if we become infected.....

FULL ARTICLE:
http://www.spacedoc.com/uffe_ravnskov_real_cause_heart_disease

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See Also:

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lipoprotein immune system
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=&q=lipoprotein+immune+system

The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD
http://www.ravnskov.nu/uffe.htm

Cholesterol is good for you
http://scimedskeptic.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/cholesterol-is-good-for-you/

STATINS are VERY BAD for you
http://scimedskeptic.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/statins-are-very-bad-for-you-especially-for-your-muscles

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