4 New Ways to Avoid America’s Number 1 Killer

By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
One minute you are enjoying a stroll in the park and the next you feel as if an elephant just stepped on you. Clutching your chest and violently gasping for air, you suffer the common eventual outcome of heart disease: the dreaded heart attack. This year alone, this silent killer will catch up to over a million Americans.
Convention ascribes heart disease to a plumbing problem: Fat and cholesterol-laden gunk gradually builds up within arteries. If it grows thick enough, it eventually clogs an affected “pipe” blocking blood flow. Blood-starved tissue dies. When a part of the cardiac muscle dies, you have a heart attack.
There’s just one problem with the cholesterol hypothesis. As Time magazine recently told the world: “sometimes it’s dead wrong.” More than half of the people who suffer from heart attacks have “low cholesterol.” And “high” cholesterol (300-350mg/dL) is a natural and healthy part of aging. In fact, the higher total cholesterol, the longer people live.
But by targeting a natural part of your metabolism, drug companies have convinced people that cholesterol itself is dangerous. This gives them a lot of clients - and they have profited immensely.
We know that coronary arteries are not simple pipes. They are muscle sandwiched between two structural layers. When this muscle becomes inflamed heart disease sets in. Damage to the innermost structural layer that faces the bloodstream is the primary cause. We must identify what causes damage to this layer.
One of the biggest culprits in our heart attack pandemic is high blood sugar. It leads to a condition known as insulin resistance or early Type-II diabetes. Suicide in slow motion, insulin resistance causes blood sugar to stay in the blood longer reacting with amino acids floating nearby. The product of this reaction is advanced glycated end (AGE) product.
AGE products destabilize and damage the structural layers of coronary arteries.2 This is termed glycation. This explains why diabetics have four times the risk of heart attack than non-diabetics do.
Coronary arteries are most susceptible to AGE products due to the mechanical stress in the region caused by the heartbeat. The structural layer - made of collagen and elastin - becomes sensitive. Arteries not subject to mechanical stress do not expose the structural layer as readily and are not as sensitive to the damage.
Damage caused by AGE products leads to “cross linking.” Cross linking causes the body’s natural repair mechanism to take over. The inflammation cascade begins. This is an age-old immunological defense mechanism. Among the smooth muscle of coronary arteries, inflammation acts as Nature’s band-aid. Plaque is often the result.
Inflammation and plaque causes the cavity that allows blood flow through the arteries to become narrow - occlusion occurs. The whole process of glycation, crosslinking and inflammation can begin as early as three years of age!

Fortunately, narrowing of coronary arteries itself is not a death sentence. Otherwise healthy arteries have the ability to accommodate the inflammation by dilating. This ensures that blood flow continues without interruption.
This dilation is largely dependent on the short-lived molecule known as nitric oxide.3 Without it, narrowing of arteries can manifest into hypertension, poor circulation, erectile dysfunction and decreased tolerance to exercise.
Nutritional approaches such as l-arginine and grape seed extract that maximize nitric oxide are hot areas of new research for heart disease patients who want to curb their heart disease naturally. And understanding this working model of heart disease has led to highly effective tools to prevent this pandemic killer. Here are my top 4:
Interval training - or even better, Dr. Sears’ PACEĀ® program - can lower blood sugar by up to 40%.4 To put it into perspective, the commonly prescribed drug Metformin does so by a paltry 19% while putting users at risk of obesity, if they can tolerate the constant vomiting and diarrhea!5
Nutritional supplementation with magnesium (400 mg/day) improves high blood sugar among elderly individuals.6 Research shows that a magnesium deficiency inhibits insulin from escorting glucose out of the bloodstream into muscles. The end result is insulin resistance and an increased risk of heart attack. Magnesium aspartate has shown to be the best absorbed form of magnesium.
Tannic acid from banaba mimics the actions of insulin by eliciting glucose transport from the blood stream into muscle. The safe and effective blood-sugar lowering effect of tannic acid has caught the attention of Big Pharma. Many drug companies are working rigorously to create a synthetic knock-off.
Increasing fiber intake with a tablespoon of psyllium husk prevents dangerous spikes in blood sugar after a meal.
About the Author
Shane holds a Master’s degree in organic chemistry and has first-hand industry experience with drug research, design and synthesis. He has empowered thousands to assert their health freedom by saying “no” to prescription drugs. Learn more about his books Health Myths Exposed and The Hidden Truth about Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs at www.healthmyths.net.

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