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Atherosclerosis: Abnormal Progressive Buildup of Fibro-Fatty Plaques Inside the Arteries
Just because (almost) every medical doctor thinks that atherosclerosis is incurable and it is not unanimously proven that it might regress, doesn't necessarily mean it's true.
Let's begin with the irrefutable facts proven true over and over again: We are NOT completely helpless or hopeless when it comes to heart disease and stroke. Atherosclerosis is NOT incurable as standard medicine wants us to believe.
Those who have an increased risk of atherosclerosis and/or have been diagnosed with atherosclerosis do benefit from the nutritional arterial cleansing, as it helps regain control over cardiovascular system that has been endangered or already affected by the buildup of arterial plaque.
The concept of arterial cleansing, or rather arterial self-cleansing, is a different route to contribute not only to your freedom from cardiovascular disease, but also to your optimum health, that is your ability to function at your best.
Originated in the late 1970s in the United States, it is a time-proven, working and effective approach to atherosclerosis that has been successfully tested by hundreds of thousands of people from almost all walks of life, including physicians and other health professionals.
But when, after reading about this self-help method for reducing the buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries nutritionally, you go back to your doctor or a specialist for an opinion, you most likely will hear something like, "Arterial cleansing?! Hogwash! Whom are you going to trust? Some guys on the Internet? I am your doctor. And, as a medical professional responsible for your health, I can't be a part of any dubious alternatives. So, let's not waste each other's time discussing something that most likely isn't going to do you any good."
In other words, do what I say or you're going to regret it.
No, this is not an unfair exaggeration! Just a part of the harsh reality we are all in. In a way, this is a classical catch-22 situation: When dealing with doctors, you must be aware that we should not have blind faith in them and, the same time, let them do their work.
Not being sure, then, of who's actually giving you the correct and unbiased information about the solution to your problem, you may face a real dilemma, a serious problem of trust. However, if - despite accepting and following your doctor's routine orders - you are still not doing well, you should look at your situation honestly and ask yourself, "Am I willing to try a different route?"
It's a well-known fact that no one is immune to well-meaning but sometimes misguided advice from MDs. Yes, they are professionals with medical degrees - but not with nutrition degrees.
As most medical schools are not providing adequate nutrition instruction, less than 6% of graduating physicians in the United States receive any formal training in nutrition.
As nutritional science has been excised from the medical school curriculum, most physicians have been, and still are, misinformed, or even ill-informed, about nutrition. In fact, some practitioners discourage their patients from taking nutritional supplements because it's just - to quote one doctor - "putting a lot of pills in the mouth and having them ALL going out at the other end." What an accurate and descriptive explanation, by the way. Enough to boost your metabolism.
Yes, it's all been done for a reason. There's no wonder that twenty-five percent - or one in four - of Americans over the age of 40 are currently taking statins. They have been told that lowering cholesterol is good for them. O sancta simplicitas, pardon my Latin.
Meanwhile, scientific research says the contrary. According to a recent Japanese trial funded by Pfizer, even an intensive, aggressive blood pressure and lipid-lowering treatment didn't slow down atherosclerosis any better - the primary endpoint of coronary plaque volume, the lumen and vessel volume weren't different (Impact of combined lipid lowering with calcium channel antagonist-based blood pressure control on coronary plaque regression: MILLION Study" SCAI 2015).
Finally, in closing of this little intro and as a reminder, I would like to quote a few words of guidance that might be in order, especially for the less patient readers: "Don't walk in front of me - I may not follow; don't walk behind - I may not lead; walk beside me and just be my friend."
Let's move on, then, and have a closer look at the atherosclerosis puzzle from the nutritional angle, shall we?
OUR MISSION: To present to all who want the knowledge a natural, nutritional alternative through which individuals at risk of, or afflicted by atherosclerosis can halt the progression of this serious and life-threatening condition nutritionally. And in this natural way it is possible to substantially reduce the need for surgery and/or widely prescribed medications that mainly alleviate the symptoms and/or slow down their progression, and may prompt multiple side effects.
Atherosclerosis has become a worldwide and difficult-to-control medical problem. According to World Health Organization (WHO), during the past decade cardiovascular disease has increasingly remained the leading cause of death throughout the world, killing 17.5 million people in 2012, that is 3 in every 10 deaths.
Of these, 7.4 million (13.2 percent) people died of ischaemic (is-KE-mik) heart disease and 6.7 million (11.9 percent) from stroke (Fact Sheet N°310 Updated May 2014: WHO.INT).
These are hard numbers, not just scary statistics, so they don't lie. Can you imagine 17.5 million premature and unnecessary deaths due to ONE only disease, killing mostly people in lower-middle to high-income countries?!
Here's the well-known paradox in modern health care: medicine has never been better, but we are getting sicker and degenerative diseases continue to increase and appear at younger ages.
Because organized medicine does not know the exact reasons for its development, atherosclerosis has been officially pronounced INCURABLE. Yes, you heard right.
"By the time a person is diagnosed with atherosclerosis, the plaques are often well established and there are currently no [medical-AM] therapies that can regress the established plaques," explains Dr. Orina Belton, Head of Research & Innovation at the University College Dublin School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. Actually, this is an honest statement - another way of admitting that medicine's power is still limited.
Unfortunately, standard medicine doesn't stop here, and it won't stop here. It likes to surprise, and surprise it will. By pronouncing atherosclerosis incurable, medical establishment considers anybody who claims otherwise a quack and/or a purveyor of pseudoscience promoting a questionable idea along with questionable products, if any. In other words, if we cannot help, NOBODY can!
By the term "incurable," orthodox medicine means: "impossible to cure with drugs, medicines or surgery." Therefore, the alternatives - nutrition among them - are not employed by medical establishment. Simply, they have been excluded as "unverified," "controversial" or "disputatious." Why? Because they dare to disagree with standard strategies and challenge the current, incomplete and insufficient, medical paradigm.
It's also worth noting that Prof. Stephen Hawking, the father of several key scientific discoveries in the field of physics, once said: "It does not mean it is impossible. Only that our understanding is incomplete".
Of course, atherosclerosis can be treated, but a cure per se has not been found (yet) by modern medicine, mind you, being heavily funded and backed up by pharmaceutical industry. The same applies to many other maladies of modern world.
Therefore, as it is not scientifically and medically proven that atherosclerosis might regress - that's what the fellows in white coats keep telling us - from medical standpoint we can only slow down its progression and delay the consequences (complications) with prescription drugs, surgery and some lifestyle changes. All in effort, as they put it elegantly, to "maintain the quality of patient's life."
It can be translated as "with the help of drugs and/or surgery people suffering from atherosclerosis can still find pleasure and experience satisfaction in their life," what makes you say, "Hmm, isn't that a bit ironic?"
The truth is that the medical forecast for cardiovascular disease is rather grim. It means that the worst of the worst may happen to you, sooner or later. It is something they want you to accept as an inevitable, unavoidable until "they" (and only they!) find a cure for it.
Eventually, they will find a cure, but on their owns terms only and after endless years of rigid and complex research, using the only tools they know and/or will develop, that is new diagnostic equipments, new generations of drugs and a variety of more sophisticated surgeries. In the meantime, millions of people will continue to die unnecessarily...
Obviously, there are many different, often conflicting, medical theories (hypotheses) of atherosclerosis formation, including the prevailing lipid theory, but NONE of them provides a way to successfully avoid or "cure" arteriosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD), except for surgery and/or widely prescribed medications that can just relieve the symptoms and repeatedly prompt multiple side effects.
Pharmaceutical drugs, such as anticoagulants with known adverse reactions, do NOT remove (dissolve) atherosclerotic blockages from the cardiovascular system. Working as blood-thinners - and often required to be taken for life (!) - they only diminish blood clotting (coagulation of blood) to reduce the risk or prevent a heart attack or stroke from happening...
And the same applies to other drugs: anti-cholesterol (some medicines target HDL, most conventional drug treatments reduce levels of LDL cholesterol), aspirin, diuretics, nitroglycerin, beta blockers, etc. used by hundreds of millions of men and women around the world to stimulate endothelial function and increase blood flow.
Nonetheless, all these sophisticated drugs decrease the rik of heart attack and stroke by... up to 30 percent!
According to a Japanese trial funded by Pfizer, even an intensive, aggressive blood pressure and lipid-lowering treatment didn't slow down atherosclerosis any better - the primary endpoint of coronary plaque volume, the lumen and vessel volume weren't different (Impact of combined lipid lowering with calcium channel antagonist-based blood pressure control on coronary plaque regression: MILLION Study" SCAI 2015).
Doctors shouldn't be surprised at these findings because all known drug treatments at their disposal still don't address the complex process of the development of atherosclerosis in the body.
For years, heart specialists have cleared clogged arteries more or less the way plumbers fix clogged pipes: by replacing them with bypass surgery or snaking them out with balloon angioplasty.
Bypass graft surgery, on the other hand, although quite an amazing piece of surgical revascularization, in the vast majority of cases is a classic example of conventional medicine being too much, too late and not treating the cause of the problem.
Why is that?
By attempting to remove plaque from plugged arteries, standard medical methods focus only on reducing the effects of the plaque AFTER it has built up -- not on eliminating the factors which created the buildup in the first place (the cause).
Therefore, all medical approaches carry with them the same main shortcoming: removing obstructions from the diseased vessel walls and "restoring" impaired circulation does NOTHING to stop the underlying disease and its progression. As a result of this invasive partial fix, in time, new fatty narrowings or blockages occur in the arteries. A perfect example of vicious circle!
Not to mention the possible risks, the side effects and after effects, and the serious costs (in effort, time and money) the conventional treatments carry with them.
In different clinical trials the maximum efficacy of the current medical treatment for atherosclerosis has been measured at only 30-40 percent.
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 1031-1038, 2007.
Obviously, standard medicine does "something" that most doctors know perfectly well is of limited help; but it is still being done maybe out of a sense of professional duty or out of desperate measures? Or maybe due to its (standard medicine) powerlessness over this terrible and treacherous disease that each year kills 800,000 Yankees, 124,000 Brits, 34,000 Canucks and 44,000 Aussies?
Atherosclerosis is also presented by conventional medicine as one of the inevitable symptoms of… aging. In other words, we all are doomed to this dreadful disease as very little, if anything, can be done about it, at least until the medical cure is found. But it may take time. Until then follow your doctor's routine orders, that is take prescription meds faithfully (they will make you feel better), go for regular check-ups and don't lose hope. That's about it, really.
A brief digression, if I may: Prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis through the nutritional and micronutritional modifications hasn't gained much traction in the U.S. and worldwide because there are lots of interests vested in developing an expensive and sophisticated, acute rather than preventive, medical system based on treating disease mainly with pills and surgery. It is no wonder, then, that medical emodernstablishment wants to maintain the status quo, that is to keep us all focused on the (conventional) medicine as the only "true" evidence-based medicine and as such presently practiced by most physicians.
In essense, evidence-based medicine (EBM) can be defined as "a verdict based on science that the proposed [medical] intervention has a high probability of being the most appropriate for a particular disease process, analogous to criminal law where a conviction requires the evidence to be beyond reasonable doubt." (Intensive Care Monitor,Vol. 19, Issue 4).
But how honest is the evidence on which that verdict is based? Are the medical truths really and truly "objective", "scientifically validated" and credible? Unfortunately, one of the vital challenges that have been facing today's modern medicine is... perjury! It appears more common than realised.
Are we really so helpless when it comes to atherosclerosis as standard mass medicine wants us to believe?
Scarce but existing nutritional and medical evidence strongly indicates - not absolutely but with a very high order of probability - that the nutritional measures CAN halt, regress and reverse the atherosclerotic processes in the body. So, as atherosclerotic plaque IS controllable, the only questionable are the strategies used to achieve that.
Because all known and available strategies have their drawbacks, each of them should be treated equally. But the natural measures, as drug- and risk-free, should be given priority - instead of being ridiculed, rejected or even attacked by medical establishment.
Up to date, there have not been the outcome studies to document that the nutritional arterial cleansing does not work. And, what is more important, there has not been a single reported fatality due to the nutritional arterial cleansing itself. These two statements alone make the concept of "arterial cleansing" - the nutritional revascularization worth a closer look.
Unfortunately, from time to time, you may come across a "medical opinion" questioning, for example, the safety of reversing atherosclerosis naturally:
"Evidence presented shows that calcified plaques may be reversible. This reversal appears to result in the destruction and dissolution of the lipid-rich scaffolding of fibrous tissue, and leads to the formation of a central core structureless that, in time, may lead to the formation of a necrotic, atheromatous core."
Dissemination of opinions like this one only keeps scaring people away from the nutritional arterial cleansing - many of them intelligent and educated individuals - which is a real pity. No wonder cardiovascular disease has been killing mostly people in high-income (over)pharmaceuticalized countries!
By talking about the "destruction and dissolution" of atheromas, this purely hypothetical opinion refers to arterial buildup as "calcified (...) lipid-rich scaffolding of fibrous tissue" which is, in fact, rather mechanistic and simplistic view of atheromas (as fibro-fatty plaques).
In other words, the arterial plaque-forming process is being viewed as something unmanageable and unstoppable once initiated. Fortunately, it is not completely accurate to say because our body's amazingly protective immune system is able to regain control over atheroma formation; obviously, before it reaches the "point of no return", that is, a stage of damage beyond which progression of atheromatous processes becomes nonresponsive to nutritional/dietary measures and/or pharmacological treatment.
The conjecture of "nonreversible calcified plaques" is also a perfect example of a typical medical mind-set completely excluding other modalities of atherosclerosis treatment. That's why you may sometimes hear about the medical profession as a self-centered and arrogant field...
First of all, nutrients in dietary supplements do not "destruct" anything, atheromas included! Why? Because, by definition, they nourish (never destruct!) and heal - a characteristic which is not true for any medicine. For this reason, the nutritional arterial cleansing both helps make the plaques disappear and prevents the "formation of a necrotic, atheromatous core" That's how our body works - by nourishing and healing in order to maintain homeostasis and prevent any damage to it.
That's why a "medicinal cure" cannot be made by drugs! "Because a drug adds nothing to nutrition," as noted - rightly so - Dr. J. H. Tilden, M.D. "Optimum nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow," said the late Dr. Linus Pauling, one of America's greatest scientists, holder of forty-eight honorary PhDs and two unshared Nobel Prizes.
What happens to atheromas then? By the complex nutritional action, first, they are being safely - gently and completely "digested," then, gradually and continuously removed by the excretory system along with all metabolic waste via the kidneys, liver, bile, large intestine, skin and the sweat glands.
What about that "formation of a necrotic, atheromatous core"? Huh? Oh, nothing! Simply, it does not happen during the nutritional arterial cleansing. Why?
Because the nutritional arterial cleansing formula does NOT pull away "chunks of plaque" that could plug up the arteries further downstream. One of its mechanisms of action is to improve fibrinolysis - the natural body's processes of emulsifying and washing plaques away gradually, thus, preventing them from growing and becoming problematic.
That is what sets the nutritional arterial cleansing apart from conventional, standard medical methods of treating atherosclerosis.
Unfortunately, it could take the next several decades for this method to reach mainstream doctors and hospitals, not to mention endless years to complete the "scientific" testing process, if any, just to confirm what nutritionists and thousands of people have already known.
I am not saying there's a conspiracy. It's just how the medical system works. So, if something is "natural" or "nutritional," it cannot be patented... If it cannot be patented, it cannot be marked up for mega-profits... Logical, clear and simple.
Whether you are an ardent believer in alternative medicine, a skeptic, or are simply baffled, we do hope that this information will help you lay to rest your doubts about the concept of nutritional arterial cleansing.
Is it a panacea, a cure-all? Obviously not.
The placebo effect?
Whether a believable phenomenon or not, the fact remains that the nutritional artery cleanse is for real and does work. For a lot of people. And it has been proven over and over again to be a winning formula vitally important to the health of the arteries at risk of, endangered or affected by atherosclerosis.
What is it, then? A wonder drug? No, just a transformational change in micronutrition assisting you in achieving the level of cardiovascular health you never thought possible.
Are you still wondering whether or not the nutritional arterial self-cleansing can help you attain and enjoy the healthy, safe and sound life you so richly deserve?
Please read it thoughtfully. The life you can help to save may be your own.
Progression of Atherosclerosis: Pathological Endothelial Dysfunction
atherosclerosis (ath"er-o-skleh-RO'sis) shows NO SYMPTOMS and may not be diagnosed serious - until the life-threatening complications occur. (There are 60,000 miles - over 96,000 km - of arteries within the body and they are not just rigid tubes).
The status of our cardiovascular health is regulated by endothelium covering the innermost lining (monolayer) of the entire vascular system. The endothelial cells control the elasticity - relaxation and tightening - of blood vessels (the more elastic the arteries, the better).
Endothelium has been postulated as the most important and biggest gland of the body. Its total weight is more than a liver and its mass equals to several hearts. If extended, it covers a various tennis courts surface area.
Although atherosclerosis can be triggered by many factors, they all relate to an injury to the arterial endothelium and/or underlying smooth-muscle cells and, therefore, to an inflammatory process initiated by this injury.
Unfortunately, this damage cannot be detected with commonly used tests. But impaired endothelium is a "canary in the coal mine," signaling atherosclerosis is likely to develop.
Abnormal Platelet Accumulation
When injured, endothelial cells trigger the blood platelet accumulation function at the site of injury in effort to protect and, eventually, heal (plug) the damaged areas.
If free radical damage to the endothelial cells continues, the "normal" blood platelet accumulation function becomes, at some point, abnormal and out of control - so to speak.
The sticking together platelets begin to secrete a growth factor that stimulates the outgrowth of underlaying endothelial cells which start to protrude into the arterial walls.
Through specific receptors, the outgrown endothelial cells ingest lipoprotein particles and accumulate cholesterol, triglycerides (triacylglycerols), macrophages and fatty streaks, transforming themselves into plaques - fat-engorged foam cells that represent "true" atherosclerosis.
Fatty plaques, called atheromas keep on enlarging and tend to cover mainly the aorta and the coronary arteries serving the heart. Far worse, plaques can become unstable or vulnerable, triggering a sudden blood clot in the artery.
Finally, connective tissue penetrates the plaques which in advanced situations can become calcified and, consequently, add rigidity leading to the arterial blockage (occlusion).
A disturbance of endothelial function and subsequent dysfunction of the endothelium, resulting in loss or reduction of its capacity of defense against proatherogenic factors plays central role in the formation of atherosclerotic plaque; therefore, it is considered as a key event in the development of atherosclerosis (Toborek M, Kaiser S.(1999) Endothelial cell functions. Relationship to atherogenesis. Basic Res Cardiol 94:295–314).
Progressive Homeostatic Process
Atherosclerotic plaque formation then is an overly progressive homeostatic process in effort to correct and balance the condition triggered by the injury of the arterial endothelium leading to its subsequent dysfunction.
As this process occurs as long as there is a presence of platelet accumulation function, the main goal of all treatments of atherosclerosis should be to:
protect the arterial walls (endothelial cells) against free-radical attack; therefore,
prevent the endothelial injury leading to an abnormal blood platelet accumulation leading to formation of plaques.
And this is the total opposite to standard medical methods of treating atherosclerosis that focus:
on reducing the effects of the plaque after it has built up --
not on eliminating the factors which created the buildup in the first place.
Endothelial Function Assessment
As a disturbance of endothelial function is considered as a key event in the development of atherosclerosis, reliable assessments of endothelial function appear highly desirable. One of the non-invasive techniques used to evaluate the vasomotor response to physical and/or pharmacological stimuli of the endothelium is flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) - when blood flow increases through a vessel, the vessel dilates.
Although not perfect, this technique is often used as a surrogate of endothelial health. It helps to detect changes in superficial arteries (e.g. brachial, radial or femoral), allowing the measurement of vascular diameter changes, blood flow and blood flow velocity. (The terms "velocity" and "flow" can sometimes be confused and thought of as being interchangeable, but they are not.)
It is being done by stopping blood flow, for example, to the lower arm with a blood pressure cuff, releasing it, and measuring the blood vessel diameter of an artery with high resolution ultrasonography.
Our cardiovascular system is highly susceptible to so-called free radical damage caused by free radicals - harmful, oxidative agents that initiate the endothelial dysfunction leading to endothelial injury and, subsequently, to arterial plaque formation.
Free (unbound) radicals, also called reactive oxygen species (ROS), are highly chemically reactive towards other substances, or even towards themselves. An over-abundance of these highly unstable molecular fragments - both of internal and external origin is
known to cause oxidative stress and cell damage, and
implicated in the progression of many degenerative diseases, one of them being atherosclerosis.
Free radicals, however, do play an important role in a number of biological processes and many of them are necessary for life, such as the intracellular killing of bacteria by phagocytic cells (granulocytes and macrophages).
The two most important oxygen-centered free radicals are superoxide and hydroxyl radical. They derive from molecular oxygen under reducing conditions. However, because of their reactivity, these same free radicals can participate in unwanted side reactions resulting in cell damage. Excessive amounts of these free radicals can lead to cell injury and death, which may contribute to many diseases such as stroke and myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Free radicals are being constantly released in the body, whenever we are exposed to harmful, both dietary and environmental factors, such as
cigarette smoke - tabacco/nicotine (smoking is the number one cardiovascular risk factor),
excessive, prolonged daily stress (emotional - family, personal, or work-related, and physical - workout and/or work-related, jobs like a construction worker, landscaper, waiter, etc.) resulting in:
higher pressure in the arteries (increasead vascular resitance),
plaque buildup in the arteries (enhanced atherosclerosis);
chronic sleep deprivation (sleeping less than six hours per night),
air pollution (including indoor and urban air pollution, such as vehicle exhaust, smoke, industrial emissions, etc.),
It has been documented that ambient air pollution exposure, particularly in the countries where pollutant levels are highest, is a risk factor correlating with increased incidence total mortality from cardiovascular events, such as coronary stroke and ischemic stroke.
dirty electricity - electromagnetic pollution, also called electromagnetic interference (EMI) or electrical "noise;" a powerful, high frequency electrical energy traveling along the wiring in buildings where only standard 60-Hertz AC electricity should be;
ultraviolet (UV) light - an electromagnetic radiation, also present in sun rays;
ozone depletion - in the total volume of ozone in Earth's stratosphere (the ozone layer) and in stratospheric ozone around Earth's polar regions;
polyunsaturated oils (mainly vegetable oils) and rancid oils,
food additives and preservatives,
artificial food colourings,
drugs of all kinds (recreational drugs, besides alcohol, caffeine, tabacco, such substances as amphetamine, methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, crack, ecstasy, heroin, LSD; and pharmaceutical prescription drugs).
The commonly used antidepressant sertraline hydrochloride (Zoloft) caused up to six-fold increases in build-up of atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of premenopausal female monkeys, according to a study (Psychosomatic Medicine 77, no. 3: April 2015). This may be clinically significant for people because almost a quarter of middle-aged women in the United States take antidepressants, the most prescribed of which are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In 2013, over 41 million prescriptions for Zoloft were filled in the United States alone.
The more free radicals are created in the body, the more damage is done on the cellular level - to the bodily cells due to a multitude spark-like reactions. Viscious free hydroxyl radicals, for example, are a severe threat to our system as they heighten the inflammatory processes in the cells by attacking:
cellular membranes and tissues in the body,
our genetic material (mainly DNA),
proteins and enzymes, and
polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Mechanisms for scavenging peroxyl radicals for the protection of cellular structures include endogenous antioxidants, such as melatonin and glutathione, and dietary antioxidants, such as vitamin E.
To make things worse, an extensive free radical damage generates other, even more destructive free radicals, creating a classical vicious cycle. Free radical-induced changes lead to mutations or even breakages, or injuries on the cellular level - such as endothelial injury - which, if not repaired, result in a variety of serious degenerative diseases, including atherosclerosis of arterial vessels.
Unfortunately, over the years, our exposure to free radicals in the everyday life has been steadily increasing. Their production has become excessive and uncontrolled, resulting in the reduced ability of our immune system to protect us from their damage.
In other words, most of the time, our natural ability of keeping them under control has been impaired - insuffcient or even absent.
However, in order to prevent further damage (and sustaine life), that cascade of unwanted, free radical-induced changes needs to be controlled and, eventually, halted. For this reason, the body has a number of mechanisms, such as the enzymes superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase used to
minimize free-radical-induced damage and
repair damage that occurs.
In addition, antioxidants play a key role in these defense mechanisms, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and polyphenol antioxidants (POH) found in virtually all plants. Antioxidants are known for their ability to scavenge (deactivate) free radicals and up-regulate certain metal chelation reactions in order to maintain healthy metabolic function.
Further, there is good evidence bilirubin and uric acid can act as antioxidants to help neutralize certain free radicals. Bilirubin comes from the breakdown of red blood cells' contents, while uric acid is a breakdown product of purines. Too much bilirubin though can lead to jaundice, which can damage the central nervous system, while too much uric acid will cause gout.
In other words, some free radicals generated must be neutralized and/or removed from the body. By and large, it can be done in two ways through:
reducing our exposure to them (externally), and
optimizing the activity of specific enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and glutathione reductase), and by providing antioxidants and/or increasing their activity in the body (internally).
Atherosclerosis can be successfully controlled and reversed only by getting to the root of the problem. By just pulling a dandelion out by its leaves, so to speak, we are not going to get very far.
Many studies have provided sufficient evidence documenting the essential role of antioxidants in the fundamental functions of the body, such as:
maintenance of health, and
Antioxidants are essential for life as our protectors against free radical damage. Because of a close relation between free radical activity and protective function of antioxidants, it is said that atherosclerosis can be:
caused by the absence or deficiency of antioxidants in the body,
prevented by their regular presence in sufficient amounts, and
reversed by their optimal or optimized supply through specific dietary supplementation.
Existing research indicates, for example, that if enough antioxidant protection is available, the oxidation of cholesterol from free radicals can be prevented. In other words, an oxidized cholesterol won't become a risk factor contributing to the atheromatous plaque formation (Mol Cell Biochem 1992 111;41-7).
The later findings though - a meta-analysis of the antioxidant vitamins use for the prevention of cardiovascular disease - still strengthen the standard mandatory contention that diet supplements are no substitute for good eating habits, exercise, weight loss and smoking cessation as a means of minimizing the risk of heart disease (The Lancet, Vol. 361, 14 June 2003). Kudos to the cardiovascular treatment guidelines influenced by drug companies!
The body has a built-in, internal free-radical scavenging system, consisting of such powerful antioxidants as:
bilirubin and uric acid (in aqueous solutions),
an enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase), activated by zinc, copper and manganese;
catalase, an enzyme frequently used by cells to rapidly catalyze the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide - a harmful metabolic byproduct;
glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme activated by selenium. (In addition to selenium, glutathione peroxidase requires the presence of other nutrients, such as L-glycine, L-cysteine, lipoic acid, methionine, and glutamic acid; deficiencies of these nutrients can reduce the activity of glutathione peroxidase); and
glutathione reductase, an enzyme activated by riboflavin (vitamin B2) or thyroxin (T4), also an indicator for oxidative stress.
The increased risk of free radical-induced endothelial (arterial) injury can be strongly correlated with low overall nutritional status of the body, especially with insignificant amounts of antioxidant nutrients.
Vitamin C, for example, is an antioxidant of incredible importance here, especially beacuse of its fundamental role in protecting the body against vicious free hydroxy radicals. It can also react effectively, in aqueous solutions such as blood, with free radical oxidants prior to their initiation of oxidative damage to lipids, especially to those within lipoproteins or cell membranes. Vitamin C simply provides a means to carry the antioxidized free radicals out of the body.
Vitamin E helps to remove lipid free radicals in order to prevent the alterations in membrane integrity, its potential and fluidity leading to possible membrane rupture and cell death.
Niacin interacts with other nutrients in order to regenerate their antioxidant properties.
Carotenoids (Beta-carotene, Lycopene, etc.) have the ability to react with and inactivate free-radical reactions, either in solution or in membrane systems.
Another, and the only approved by medical establishment way of supplementing the body with antioxidants is eating a diet rich in antioxidant-containing foods, such as dark orange, red and dark green vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.
By improving the nutritional status then, it is possible to control abnormal platelet accumulation, hence, atherosclerosis, that is
prevent and reduce the incidence of endothelial injury,
in case of injury, improve its recovery (by minimizing tissue damage and restoring its function),
heal the endothelium and/or the underlying smooth-muscle cells, and
stop the inflammatory process leading to atheromatous plaque formation.
Prevention and reduction of endothelial cell injury, or improvement of endothelial function appear to be most important in the process of controlling atherosclerosis.
In other words, by neutralizing and "mopping up" free radicals in the body, antioxidants play the key, crucial protective role in slowing down and - over a period of time - reversing the process of atheromatous plaque formation. As they are specifically interrelated, they must be constantly present in the body in significant amounts. This is especially important for those who have a family history of diabetes, heart disease and/or stroke.
Only micronutrients used in high doses can have beneficial and therapeutic effect. Then, and only then, you can expect non-ambiguous results.
Therefore, in light of existing studies, many official "standards" still need to be re-evaluated such as:
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) and Daily Value (DV) of nutrients,
the concept of prevention of diseases induced by vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and
the view of optimal levels of nutrients and their role in controlling degenerative diseases, such as atherosclerosis.
Fortunately, far less scepticism exists today in medical circles than several years ago when nutritional supplementation had been bluntly ridiculed by medical establishment.
Actually, back in 1998 an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine encouraged - for the first time! - the use of nutritional supplements to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease.
Continuing research has proven the nutritional approach right; however, medical establishments still regard it as "controversial." That is another way of saying "not completely verified."
Atherosclerosis: Standard Medical Treatments (An Overview)
Atherosclerosis and its related pharmaceutical expenses for cardiovascular disease, stroke and perpheral artery disease cost consumers more than $41 billion annually in the United States alone.
Standard cardiovascluar medicine has an answer at hand, usually, surgical procedures, to remove quickly obstructions - buildup of atherosclerotic plaque - from the diseased vessel walls and "restore" impaired circulation.
It takes a great leap of faith to let a surgeon crack open your chest, cutting through the breastbone, and put you on a heart-lung machine while attempting to correct blockages in coronary arteries which limit the flow of blood to the heart muscle.
The coronary artery bypass graft operation, also known as "bypass surgery" or surgical revascularization, involves taking healthy veins, and sometimes arteries, from other parts of the body (from the leg, chest or wrist) and grafting them from the aorta to the coronary artery to "bypass" or detour (go around) the blocked vessel and route oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
Although bypass surgery is being done on a scheduled basis, it may be performed in an emergency.
According to orthomolecular nutrition, suboptimal levels of certain nutrients and substances can cause health issues beyond simple deficiency, so balancing them is an integral part of the maintenance of our health.
Orthomolecular nutrition is a complementary and alternative approach to maintaining health through optimal or optimized nutritional supplementation, as opposed to strictly dietary nutrition which is, generally, inadequate in maintaining the body's homeostasis (internal equilibrium).
The term ("orthomolecular") was coined by Linus Pauling to mean "the right molecules in the right amounts" (ortho is for "right" in Greek).
Often referred to as megavitamin therapy, the orthomolecular practice uses doses of vitamins and minerals many times higher than the standard recommended Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) - a system of nutrition recommendations from the American Institute of Medicine largely based - according to some experts - upon the very lowest rank in the quality of evidence pyramid.
However, orthomolecular practitioners may use a variety of other treatment modalities, including dietary restriction and/or mega-doses of non-vitamin nutrients.
Orthomolecular nutrition focuses on using the right nutritional molecules in the right amounts for the individual or for his/her particular health condition often related and/or caused by nutritional imbalances or deficiencies.
It should be noted that vitamins and nutrients are also used in mainstream medicine, for example, to treat dyslipidemia - an elevation of lipids in the blood (e.g. cholesterol and/or triglycerides).
The scientific and medical consensus, however, is that the broad claims of efficacy by advocates of orthomolecular nutrition are "not adequately tested as drug therapies."
On the other hand, medical research and studies - sometimes conflicting and leaving consumers confused - about the therapeutic use of nutrients have been published in mainstream sources; and vitamins and other nutrients are being used in conventional medicine as treatments for some diseases.
Arterial Cleansing: The Nutritional Revascularization
We have done our best to avoid most of the medical and non-medical mumbo jumbo that typically makes the explanation of alternative therapies confusing to most people; however, some special and technical terms here and there were unavoidable.
The nutritional arterial cleansing is aimed at reducing fatty plaques (atheromas) in the cardiovascular system, especially in the arteries nutritionally. In accordance with orthomolecular nutrition, it involves taking large amounts of synergistic micronutrients accompanied by necessary dietary and lifestyle changes.
When this specific mega-combination comes into contact with the bloodstream, it reaches the inflamed arteries which have been injured by oxidative free radicals. (These free radicals are present in excessive amounts in the body, mainly due to past or present dietary and lifestyle indiscretions.)
The primary purpose of this method is to initiate self-healing processes in the innermost part of arterial lining (endothelium). In this way, over a period of time the accumulated buildup of fatty plaques in damaged arteries begins gradually to cease.
Does It Work?!
Those who think that micronutrients, vitamins and anti-oxidants are not necessary and that optimum nutrition is not important, state that the nutritional arterial cleansing cannot and does not work. Why? Because they just don't want to learn!
What about the results - not only heard about, but also seen and experienced by people who have underdone the nutritional arterial cleansing?
The idea of the nutritional arterial cleansing originated in the late 1970s in the United States. An American doctor, a chiropractor by training, came up with a concept of "oral chelation" and started using his own nutritional formula. Thanks to that formulation, a number of people with cardiovascular problems began experiencing an improvement in symptoms.
Since then, the nutritional arterial cleansing has a history of success in addressing cardiovascular health problems, reversing the catastrophic effects of atherosclerosis in the heart, the lower extremities, and even in the brain. Its subsequent use by hundreds of thousands of people verifies the efficacy of this concept.
What is most important, there has not been a single reported fatality due to the nutritional arterial cleansing itself. Users of the nutritional arterial cleansing formula have seen many conditions related to atherosclerosis improve. At present, excellent results have been reported with:
coronary heart disease,
angina pectoris (chest pain),
high blood pressure,
intermittent claudication (leg pains due to impaired circulation),
penile arterial dysfunction (ED), even
migraine and other vascular headaches.
As poor circulation due to atherosclerosis is involved in these conditions, the nutritional arterial cleansing formula has consistently demonstrated a significant improvement of:
systemic circulation as evidenced by positive changes in skin color and arterial pulsation/temperature in the feet,
blood lipid levels, such as triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, lipoprotein (a) or Lp(a) for short
Most of people on the nutritional arterial cleansing also report increased energy and improved tactile sense (sense of touch).
Therefore, those who state that the nutritional arterial cleansing does not work should answer the following question: "How can you explain the results seen in multitudes of people over the years?"
The nutritional arterial cleansing should be considered when there are very first signs of a decreased blood supply and/or a presence of arterial plaque. Please keep in mind though that if you are 50 years old, there is a high probability (68% in women, 82% in men) of atherosclerosis already present in your arteries, even if you are asymptomatic, that is showing no symptoms (The Lancet 2013).
The efficacy of the nutritional arterial cleansing varies from person to person and, generally, is based upon three factors:
the process of a particular condition,
the degree of severity of that condition in the individual, and
the participant's cooperation in completing the arterial cleansing.
The last factor - the cooperation of the participant - should not be taken lightly. An intensive therapeutic diet and nutritional schedule also need to be implemented, as well as a definite exercise program. A complete change in the lifestyle habits of the participant is expected as it makes the nutritional arterial cleansing program - the subsequent improvement in arterial circulation, complete.
What Is the Success Rate?
It is difficult to accurately predict the extent of this method's success in any specific case. Its efficacy depends on many factors, including an overall health status of a participant, existing and/or pre-existing medical condition/s, the main organs' function, such as of the liver, kidneys, lungs, ect.
very good to excellent results occur in about 80 percent of participants,
satisfactory to good improvement shows an additional 15 percent of participants,
little or no evidence of improvement shows 5 percent of the cases.
Existing evidence indicates - not absolutely but with a very high order of probability - that the nutritional arterial cleansing can halt and reverse the atherosclerotic processes in the body.
As this is a self-help program, a participant's evaluation prior to the nutritional arterial cleansing is not always needed. However, most of those who decide to give this approach a serious try have had some kind of evaluation done by their physicians, i.e. cholesterol and triglyceride levels, plethysmography, Doppler ultrasound, EKG, cardiac output evaluation, etc.
The golden age bracket for the nutritional arterial cleansing begins in the late thirties and extends into the eighties and nineties. Even the oldest participants - over ninety - can obtain good results.
However, the nutritional arterial cleansing is most effective as a preventive measure. It should be realized that in a large percentage of cases - approximately 50 percent - the first symptom of cardiovascular disease is a fatal heart attack. But this need not be, because atherosclerosis is both preventable and, in most cases, reversible.
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. This is absolutely true in case of all degenerative diseases, including atherosclerosis.
Is It Safe?
Probably you've heard it before: In twenty-three years in the United States only, 2,438.000 people died from pharmaceutical drugs and 10 people died (allegedly) from vitamins.
The answer is an unequivocal "Yes!" And please note that all medical therapies always include some degree of risk. Just the opposite is true with nutritional supplements. They are safe and, generally, produce no so-called side effects. However, if the initial intake of the nutritional arterial cleansing formula is too high, it can cause in some participants certain discomfort, usually infrequent and transient, often due to a suboptimal liver and/or kidney function. This is minimal and hardly worth considering when compared to the catastrophic and death-dealing effects of doing nothing, and the consequent severe heart attacks or strokes which inevitably follow.
Unfortunately, from time to time, you may come across "medical opinions" questioning, for example, the safety of reversing atherosclerosis naturally:
"Evidence presented shows that calcified plaques may be reversible. This reversal appears to result in the destruction and dissolution of the lipid-rich scaffolding of fibrous tissue, and leads to the formation of a central core structureless that, in time, may lead to the formation of a necrotic, atheromatous core."
Dissemination of opinions like this one keeps only scaring people away from the nutritional arterial cleansing, many of them intelligent and educated, which is a real pity. No wonder cardiovascular disease has been killing mostly people in high-income countries!
By talking about the "destruction and dissolution" of atheromas, this hypothetical opinion refers to arterial plaque as "calcified (...) lipid-rich scaffolding of fibrous tissue" which is, in fact, rather mechanistic and simplistic view of atheromas.
This conjecture is also a perfect example of a typical medical mind-set completely excluding other modalities of atherosclerosis treatment. That's why you may sometimes hear about the medical profession as a self-centered and arrogant field...
First of all, nutrients in dietary supplements do not "destruct" anything, atheromas included! Why? Because, by definition, they nourish (never destruct!) and heal - a characteristic which is not true for any medicine. For this reason, the nutritional arterial cleansing both helps make the plaques disappear and prevents the "formation of a necrotic, atheromatous core." That's how the body functions and works - by nourishing and healing itself in order to maintain homeostasis and prevent any damage to it.
That's why a "medicinal cure" cannot be made by drugs! "Because a drug adds nothing to nutrition," as noted - rightly so - Dr. J. H. Tilden, M.D.
What happens to atheromas then? Through a subtle, complex and nutritionally induced biochemical action, first, they are being safely - gently and completely "digested," then, gradually and continuously removed by the excretory system along with all metabolic waste via the kidneys, liver, bile, large intestine, skin and the sweat glands.
What about that "formation of a necrotic, atheromatous core"? Huh? Oh, nothing! Simply, it does not happen during the nutritional arterial cleansing.
In the body, the self-healing process is a vital and constantly occurring function which plays a major role in the control of our everyday bodily functions, including the cardiovascular system. However, we must constantly fuel our body right, properly and effectively for it cannot run on empty for too long...
Atherosclerosis: The Results of a Cross-Sectional Study
If you are 50 years old, there is a high probability of atherosclerosis already present in your arteries, even if you are showing no symptoms.
While debating on the nutritional arterial cleansing, please consider the results of a cross-sectional study of 650 asymptomatic people, presenting no symptoms of the cardiovascular disease.
Whole body computerized tomography (CT) scanning has revealed that atherosclerosis, as defined by the presence of calcification in at least one (1) of five (5) arterial beds, was present in:
all men by age of 60 and
all women by 70 years.
Calcification present in arterial beds (walls) included:
carotid arteries - blood vessels carrying oxygen-rich blood to the head, brain and face, located on each side of the neck (you can easily feel them by placing your fingers gently either side of your windpipe);
coronary arteries - blood vessels and their branches supplying all parts of the heart muscle:
right coronary artery (RCA) supplying blood to the right atrium, right ventricle (right large heart chamber that collects and expels blood received from the atrium), bottom portion of the left ventricle and back of the septum;
left coronary artery - divided into two branches:
the circumflex artery supplying blood to the left atrium and the side and back of the left ventricle (left large heart chamber that collects and expels blood received from the atrium),
the left anterior descending artery (LAD) supplying blood to the front and bottom of the left ventricle and the front of the septum (stout wall separating the ventricles from one another);
proximal and distal aorta - the main artery originating from the left ventricle of the heart; shaped like a candy cane with the curved part toward the head (the ascending aorta, about 5 cm/2.0 in. in length) and the straight part pointing down to the abdomen (the descending aorta, the largest artery in the body);
common iliac arteries - two branches of the abdominal aorta serving the pelvis and eventually legs (as the femoral arteries).
By age of 50 years, atherosclerosis was present in all five (5) arterial walls (beds) in:
82 percent of men and
68 percent of women.
Please keep in mind that these are the findings published in the medical journals - not in some "alternative magazines" critical of the medical establishment and drug industry.
Thompson Randall et al. Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of human history: the Horus study of four ancient populations. The Lancet 2013;381:1211-1222.
Allison MA, Criqui MH, Wright CM. Patterns and risk factors for systemic calcified atherosclerosis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2004;24:331-336.
"It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance." (Thomas Huxley)
If you knew a solution to reducing your spouse's or best friend's risk of a heart attack or stroke without the need for drugs or surgery - wouldn't you want to tell the world?
Of course you would! And so do I.
However, according to the National Academy of Sciences, it could take decades for natural supplements to reach mainstream doctors and hospitals.
It could also take endless years for the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C., to complete their testing process and confirm what nutritionists have known for years: Dietary supplements do work!
I am not saying there's a conspiracy. It's just how the medical system works. If this is a natural product, you can't patent it... If you can't patent it, you can't mark it up for mega-profits...
The nutritional formula for arterial cleansing, or rather, arterial self-cleansing, is a time-tested, orthomolecular formulation of selected micronutrients that are:
natural and essential to the body,
brought together in special balanced ratios and significant amounts,
helping the body maximize their utilization and, therefore,
correcting longer standing multiple-micronutrient deficiencies and imbalances that are known to contribute to buildup of arterial plaque.
According orthomolecular nutrition, if the right building blocks (micronutrients) are present in the body in the right amounts and at the right time the body will:
protect the arteries against free radical damage (antioxidant properties),
reduce the blood platelet aggregation (by increasing prostacyclin production),
keep the blood slippery (but not thinner!) enough to have it flowing more freely and being less likely to clump up and form blood clots, causing a heart attack or stroke.
By supporting all the important links in the nutritional chain and supplying the body with ample amounts of free radical scavenging nutrients, the nutritional arterial cleansing formula helps to:
prevent and reduce the arterial endothelial cell injury and
improve the endothelial function.
Thanks to its high concentration of selected micronutrients, the nutritional formula for arterial self-cleansing helps to:
remove plaque from plugged arteries and, therefore,
reduce the effects of the plaque buildup by addressing the cause of the problem, that is by eliminating the factors which created the buildup in the first place.
Such a comprehensive, targeted nutrient-dense supplementation creates a "detergent-like" action in the entire circulatory system, enabling the body to emulsify and wash - gradually and safely - atherosclerotic artery-clogging deposits away. One of its mechanisms of action is to improve fibrinolysis - the body's processes of breaking down (dissolving) blood clots, thus preventing them from growing and becoming problematic.
In other words, the nutritional arterial self-cleansing process does NO pull away "chunks of plaque" that could plug up the arteries further downstream! Thanks to the emulsifiers present in the formula, such as choline and methionine, the plaques are kept in solution and then scrubbed away gently and gradually, and most importantly - safely.
Thousands of people have proven the efficacy of this approach. And there has not been a single reported harm done by using the nutritional arterial self-cleansing geared to eradicating atherosclerosis, rather than relieving its symptoms.
"If this arterial cleansing, as you call it, is so good, why my doctor doesn't know about it? Why don't we see it on television?... Why this is not being taught in medical schools?..."
That is what sets the nutritional revascularization apart from conventional, standard medical treatments; hence, the question we hear over and over again like an old broken record: Why the nutritional arterial cleansing isn't being done!?
Well, it's rather a naive presumption that "whatever is good should be known, publicized or taught." And the answer to this question is quite obvious: the mainstream medical mind-set is not interested in an integrative approach to disease. As a result, most doctors don't care to discuss anything other than their own methods of treatment. And your doctor, by the way, most probably doesn't know much - and often doesn't even want to know - about orthomolecular nutrition.
By the very same fact of pronouncing atherosclerosis incurable, medical establishment completely excluded other modalities of its treatment. No wonder then, that many doctors keep warning their patients not to take matters into their own hands as atherosclerosis cannot be staved off by the nutritional means, for example. According to official medical authorities, unconventional and non-standard modalities for atherosclerosis are mainly exercise in futility. And anybody who claims otherwise is being considered a quack, a purveyor of pseudoscience promoting a questionable idea along with questionable products, if any. Sad, but true.
Maybe someday, hopefully soon, they will reconsider their position on this matter and become more open to complementary and alternative therapies. In the meantime, we will continue to present the nutritional supplementation protocol for the individuals at risk of, afflicted or endangered by atherosclerosis to help them halt the progression of this serious, life-threatening condition and, therefore, substantially reduce their need for surgery and/or widely prescribed medications that mainly alleviate the symptoms, and may prompt multiple side effects. And we sincerely hope that it will not be the voice of one crying out in the wilderness...
Is there any scientific evidence for this?
Try it out and you will be the evidence.
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The progress made through the nutritional arterial self-cleansing can be measured in many ways. The most common way is to record initial signs of improvement, such as:
reduction in angina attacks, and
warmer hands and/or feet.
The changes following the nutritional arterial self-cleansing can also be recorded by more objective tests - safe, non-invasive techniques used to measure circulatory flow in the body such as:
Thermography: a photographic technique that measures and records infrared heat patterns. It can be used to detect areas of poor circulation in the body.
Plethysmography: a technique used to measure blood flow volume in the body. In atherosclerotic disease, the vigour of the blood flow may be seriously decreased.
The following picture shows a high-tech digital infrared thermal imaging of a carotid artery of a man "before" and "after" the nutritional arterial self-cleansing.
You can see an estimated 50 percent reduction of life-threatening arterial plaque buildup in the carotid artery as a result of a six-month trial of the nutritional arterial self-cleansing. What an amazing visual proof! Indeed, a picture is worth a thousand words...
Who says then that this formula does not work?
Those, who think that micronutrients, vitamins and anti-oxidants are not necessary for our health and that optimum nutrition is not important. Why do they think and act that way?
Because they don't want to learn and just keep ignoring the impressive results - not only heard about, but also seen and experienced by people who have undergone the nutritional arterial self-cleansing.
"I am forever grateful for CLAREVASA and everyone involved in creating and providing it to the public. I know only about 10% of the people reading this will believe it because that's the way human beings react to shocking information like this." ~ Bryan A. from California
Almost every month we hear new stories from relatives, husbands, wives, daughters or sons of those who have benefited from the nutritional formula for arterial self-cleansing which goes far beyond the standard "cut or medicate" treatments. Also healthcare professionals share their experiences with us.
They all admit that there is a successful method to halt the progression of atherosclerosis and reduce or even remove the buildup of atheromatous plaque inside the arteries, other than temporary medical or surgical interventions.
We do believe that all information is valuable when placed in a proper perspective. Although not a substitute for a "valid science", personal experiences should be taken into consideration, especially as a means of communicating how some people get well.
A change in diet and, eventually, in lifestyle is not an easy task, especially for those who have little time for meals. That's why we all seem to wait for the Holy Grail of diet and lifestyle to be found.
For most people reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease is as simple as cutting back on sweets and getting off the couch. Excessive sugar intake is no longer about expanding waistlines and tooth decay only. It is a common way to boost blood fat levels leading to a heart attack or stroke.
So it comes back to that old litany - a healthful lifestyle consisting of a good balance of:
dietary low-sugar intake,
exercise to maintain an optimal body weight,
no smoking, and
moderation of alcohol intake.
It is the same standard treatment recommended at doctor's office for individuals with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other health concerns.
However, the majority of people still remain confused about the most effective way to protect their cardiovascular health. As a matter of fact, we all can't seem to adapt ourselves to all those "dietary and lifestyle plans" for the long haul.
We all seem to wait for the Holy Grail of diet and lifestyle to be found.
Definitely, when it comes to atherosclerosis, foods have a direct impact on the quality of our blood vessels. We all know perfectly well that what we eat does affect the blood lipids, and that do not need new cholesterol-lowering drugs to keep the cardiovascular system healthy.
Withour any doubt, for the majority of people, the first line of any - medical or alternative - treatment should be a change in diet and, eventually, in lifestyle.
But deciding which "diet" to choose is not an easy task, especially for those who have little time for meals.
Arterial Self-Cleansing: Nutrition Vs. Medical Establishments
It's not quite true that allopathic (drug) medicine is the only way to get well. It's just a pharmaceutical myth! Standard medicine needs to place the patient foremost and to understand that doing "no harm" should be the only treatment.
Unfortunately, there are no established medical research processes or procedures to evaluate "non-drug" remedies, and for a reason. There is still little medical evidence that vital substances (nutrients) required for life in small amounts can have great healing effects in larger amounts.
Simply put, the medical scientific establishment doesn't know how to evaluate a drug-free approach to health problems.
It stands to reason that any safe approach to a life-threatening disease, such as atherosclerosis, no matter how low the probable success rate, should be vigorously investigated. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide would benefit from it. For example, if only a few surgical operations are avoided, the savings is a thousands of dollars. And the loss of life is incalculable.
Anecdotal and empirical experience regarding the nutritional approach to atherosclerosis has existed for over 30 years. While reasonable people do not expect 100 percent success for any therapy, thousands of them can say that they have experienced a remarkable improvement with this approach.
Isn't that why we have science, to investigate methods such as nutritional arterial cleansing? It is beyond comprehension that scientific medical studies neither refute nor support the nutritional approach.
Less than 6% of graduating physicians in the United States receive any formal training in nutrition.
To understand why the concept of nutritional arterial self-cleansing has not been investigated, you need to realize that there is no special interest or economic incentive to provide proof, only a large counter-incentive not to do so by those with the means to run such a study.
In other words, the only incentive is a general, rather than a special interest. So, if governments won't conduct a study on behalf of their people to verify inexpensive methods already available, who will, especially if it would cost a company millions? And why bother?
Should this method not work, it has been shown to be harmless. Furthermore, a large study is not going to do the average person much good.
Unfortunately, no effort what-so-ever has been made by the medical scientific establishment to investigate, much less verify, this approach.
Therefore, up to date, there have not been the outcome studies to document that the concept of nutritional arterial self-cleansing does not work. They do not exist because the regulators and others are opposed to doing the research - because so many people have discovered that it does work!
It is time then for true studies to be done on outcomes of the patient. The medical gold standard of research - the double blind, placebo controlled, crossover study - was great -- but only for infectious diseases. As it is impossible to hold all variables the same, this standard has become outmoded for today's outcome studies; it should go the way of the monetary gold standard.
It is also time for medical establishments to place the patient foremost and to understand that doing "no harm" should be the only treatment.
Arterial Self-Cleansing Evidence: Observational Vs. Formal
The key question for much good nutritional advice is not whether proof is at hand, but what is the order of probability that the advice is correct.
We recommend the nutritional measures aimed at controlling and reversing atherosclerosis. And we do so on the basis of evidence gained from observations in thousands of its users.
But not everybody, including medical establishments, agrees that the evidence is enough to act upon. Until formal proof is established, this matter remains a legitimate question of judgment, which varies from one person, or institution, to another.
However, the only way to obtain scientifically acceptable proof of the association between the nutritional means, such as targeted nutritional supplementation, and atherosclerosis would be to
take a large number of persons from the same population,
put half of them on a artery cleansing program, and
see if that half develops less atherosclerosis than the rest.
Such critical test should be performed in a three-to-five-year, $75-million study conducted, for example, by the American Heart Association. The conclusive evidence would be published as a formal proof of the role played by nutrition in the process of controlling atherosclerosis.
Unfortunately, such a multi-million study has not been run yet.
Should we wait then for "conclusive" evidence, which may be years away and too late for some of us? Can we accept probable evidence?
We need to realize that not taking a stand, insisting on waiting until all the evidence is in, is itself - a position and a recommendation! Not taking a stand is not really the neutral position it is made out to be.
On the other hand, physicians like to pretend, and many have kidded themselves into believing, that whatever they espouse has been "scientifically proved." Far from true!
A great deal of what established medicine recommends today with good conscience is not formally "proved"! In other words, in medicine it is not uncommon to recommend measures for which only substantial evidence exists.
Example No. 1: Many doctors have for years been recommending the lowering of blood cholesterol because this would probably help prevent coronary heart disease, but this was not "proved" until 1984, and then for only a selected category of patient.
And only in early 1985 did a panel of 13 experts convened as part of a National Institutes of Health "consensus conference" conclude "beyond a reasonable doubt" that lowering elevated blood cholesterol levels would reduce the risk of heart attacks.
"Beyond a reasonable doubt" in fact means "with a high order of probability." Surely this is not formal proof. It's a consensus decision.
Example No. 2: The health benefits of exercise: the formal proof on that is not yet in, yet practically all physicians recommend it. And they are right to do so, because the probable evidence is excellent.
Existing evidence indicates - not absolutely but with a very high order of probability - that the method of nutritional arterial self-cleansing can halt and reverse the atherosclerotic processes in the body.
As atherosclerotic plaque is controllable, the only questionable are the strategies used to achieve that.
As all known and available strategies have their drawbacks, each of them should be treated equally. However, the natural measures, as drug- and risk-free, should be given priority.
The major obstacle to any change is the "hardening or narrowing of the attitude," or - in other words - psychosclerosis. It is usually rooted in our fear of change.
As for the concept of nutritional arterial self-cleansing, you may use all your intelligence to find fault with this concept which is very different from the typical medical treatment and completely ignored by conventional doctors, therefore, easy to refuse.
If you really want to change then, you will need more flexibility in considering the "non-standard options." It may enble you to see more of what is possible for you - and to become less rigid in your ideas about:
Instead of dwelling on all the reasons why this concept would NOT work for you, you will concentrate on why it would.
It all starts with changing our thinking from "whether" to "how." If you begin to focus on "how" you are going to protect and improve your arterial health, you will stop considering whether it is possible or not. In this way, your entire attitude toward your old, more comfortable dietary and lifestyle habits will begin to change for the better.
Remember, most of the time we get what we think about. So if you continually think in terms of the natural means, you are much more likely to succeed in achieving your goal which is to:
stop the progression of atherosclerosis naturally - as well as
cut your dependence on medications and surgery.
In other words, by overcoming psychosclerosis you will be able to overcome atherosclerosis with the formula for nutritional arterial self-cleansing - supported by dietary and lifestyle changes - leading the way.
Artery Cleanse: Take Responsibility for Your Own Arterial Health
Don't give in, don't give up!
As contrary to standard medicine, atherosclerotic processes in the cardiovascular system can be halted and/or reversed nutritionally, arterial self-cleansing can be of great benefit to you. You can win this battle and you can get well again.
What sets it apart from conventional medical methods is that the concept of nutritional arterial self-cleansing - by keeping atherosclerotic plaques in solution - helps to emulsify and wash them away safely and gradually. In other words, the nutritional method does NOT pull away "chunks of plaque" that could plug up the arteries further downstream!
Because, by definition, dietary supplements nourish and heal (never destruct!) - a characteristic which is not true for any medicine. It's no wonder, then, this method helps make the plaques disappear and, at the same time, prevents formation of new atheromas. That's how the body functions and works - by nourishing and healing itself in order to maintain homeostasis and prevent any damage to it.
So if you or a loved one is dealing with this atherosclerosis, it certainly can't hurt to add therapeutic levels of cardioprotective nutrients to your daily regimen.
As soon as you begin improving the flow of oxygen-dense and nutrients-dense blood in the entire cardiovascular tree, you will start experiencing, almost immediately - literally, within weeks ! - such positive changes as:
The nutritional arterial self-cleansing can complement or - in some cases - even replace the intravenous (IV) chelation therapy. It may also help cut your dependence on medications such as anti-cholesterol drugs, aspirin, blood thinners, diuretics, nitroglycerin, etc.
The nutritional arterial self-cleansing can also help rejuvenate arteries and prevent their premature aging. As the joy of life depends on a sound cardiovascular system, with the nutritional arterial cleansing formula and its long list of health benefits you have nothing to lose - and your arterial health to gain.
Who says, then, that the nutritional arterial self-cleansing does not work? Those, who think that micronutrients, vitamins and anti-oxidants are not necessary for our health and that optimum nutrition is not important.
Why do they think and act that way? Because they don't want to learn and just keep ignoring the impressive results - not only heard about, but also seen and experienced by people who have undergone the nutritional arterial self-cleansing.
Are you still wondering whether or not it can help you achieve the healthy life you so richly deserve?
Or maybe you're just making excuses and waiting for somebody to hand your arterial health over to you. If so, it's not going to happen. You've got to do it yourself by taking responsibility for your own health. If not, you may fall victim to the cardiovascular diseases that are taking so many lives away from so many people, even at the very moment you are reading this website.
In other words, if you allow your body to succumb to atherosclerosis, you will greatly increase your chances of getting a heart attack, stroke, vascular dementia, or peripheral artery disease.
But if you explore with an open mind and heart the concept of nutritional arterial self-cleansing and apply it effectively in your life, it might help you - not absolutely but with a very high order of probability - to prevent, fight and reverse the inevitable effects of this ruthless killer.
It's not quite true that allopathic (drug) medicine is the only way to get well. It's just a myth, a moneymaking illusion created and constantly reinforced by the pharmaceutical industry and medical establishment. This popularly accepted myth, then, must be debunked and brought to an end. With CLAREVASA, we strongly believe that you can help to make it happen!
The Nutritional Arterial Self-Cleansing On a Personal Note
While discussing the nutritional arterial cleansing, it's impossible not to mention David Rowland. Thanks to him, thousands of Canadians alone are familiar with this concept originated in the late 1970s by an American chiropractic doctor, Kurt Donsbach.
Over the years, as a brilliant entrepreneur and a tireless educator, David Rowland, independently and almost single-handedly, had built quite a vast army of so-called certified nutritional consultants. As a result of the collective effort, at some point, his FLW became a buzzword among Canadian health aficionados.
Unfortunately, in the advent of the Internet era, David Rowland - in my opinion, underestimating its potential - did not turn it into his advantage early enough. So, when, years later, Canadian federal legislation officially favoured the pharmaceutical industry, by 2013 - after nearly 30 years of hard work - David Rowland, finally, decided to dissolve his army of nutritional consultants.
Although I have listened to Mr. Rowland on many occasions, I have never had a chance to talk to him in person. But I still think of him as one of my gurus who introduced me to the fascinating world of nutrition, as well as encouraged to take an active interest in the field of nutritional supplements.
I'm Andrew Mierzejewski. And on my behalf and countless others, I would like to take this opportunity to give a hearty "thank you" to David for making, against all the odds, a true difference in the arterial health and well-being of people in North America and beyond.
A huge kudos to Mr. David Rowland for his invaluable contribution to the nutritional approach to cardiovascular health as an alternative to drugs and surgery, and for bringing to public awareness the importance of specialty, targeted dietary suplementation in achieving and maintaining optimal arterial health.
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