Heart disease is one of the main causes of death in the modern world. It is a disease of malnutrition. Your body’s immune system will either repair or replace damaged cells. To undertake the cell repair or replacement function your body needs to access key nutrients to function properly and these include the essential vitamins :
– vitamin B complex and additional vitamin B3
– vitamin C – critical for your body to produce collagen and repair the walls of blood vessels.
– vitamin D
-vitamin E has been proven to help the body heal the cardiovascular system
Heart disease affects people with both high and normal cholesterol.
It is a disease that can be prevented and healed with natural healing methods.
What Causes Heart Disease?
Smoking and or being over weight or obese are known causes of heart disease.
Rheumatic fever is known to damage heart muscle and valves which is why when children have sore throats they should be checked to ensure its not Rheumatic fever. Its often a disease of childhood.
Heart disease can be caused by arteries losing flexibility – the so called hardening of the arteries.
There is an untruth being upheld by big pharma and the medical associations that high cholesterol causes heart disease. This is simply not true – there is no research or science to prove such a direct causal link.
What has been found is that the conditions of atherosclerosis, narrowing of arteries due to plaque deposits, is often found together with high levels of blood cholesterol BUT it is not the cause of atherosclerosis.
The plaque deposits on the inner lining of the intima [ the inner layer of the lining of blood vessels] are the result of attempts by the immune system to repair damage to the inner lining of the artery wall.
This is a correlation not a causal relationship.
There is no direct causal relationship between high cholesterol and atherosclerosis/heart disease. There is no repeated scientific research which proves this.
What is known is that damage occurs to the inner lining of arteries and blood vessels. This causes inflammation and the immune system is triggered by the inflammatory signal to try to repair the damage.
White blood cells respond to the damage and coat the damaged are to prevent further bleeds and a protective cover is created over the damaged area. The immune system will continue to repair the damage as long as it remains inflamed signaling that healing is required. A plaque will form on the inside of the artery wall as part of this healing process.
The ideal outcome is that the artery heals underneath the protective plaque and when the inflammation disappears the plaque will also be removed, a little at a time by the body’s natural repair system, until the artery lining is once again smooth and free of both plaque and scarring. This is the optimal outcome.
However, if your body is short of the key nutrients needed by the immune system to repair damaged cells then the necessary repairs will not take place.
Tooth decay and abscesses cause a bacteria build up in the blood stream and this is known to cause heart disease by infection leading to inflammation and enlargement of the heart and arteries.
Vitamin C and vitamin B3 are proven cures for gum disease along with good dental care. Tooth and or gum abscesses are very dangerous for your heart.
Now a short detour to a well-known diseases that cause heart damage and disease.
Diseases Of Malnutrition – acknowledged by the medical profession and the government. Verified by science
- Pellagra – symptoms start with fatigue and depression and can grow to dermatitis, diarrhea, psychosis, dementia and death. The cause is a deficit of the B vitamins and iron
- Arthritis – joint pain and swelling and loss of bone mass. Leads to fine and large fractures. Cause is a deficit of vitamin C, vitamin D and calcium and magnesium. Low energy, fatigue and depression are also symptoms.
- SAD – seasonal affective disorder or depression. Cause by a vitamin D deficit especially during the winter and spring.
- Scurvy – the body is unable to make collagen to repair itself. Loss of teeth, joint, function and bleeding via damaged arteries and blood vessels. This can be undiagnosed at first until the symptoms become worse. It initially is fatigue, pain and lack of energy. The cause is a deficit of vitamin C which prevents the body from repairing itself and in particular the manufacture of collagen – required for body repair and cell replacement.
- Rickets. A disease that affects children in the main. A deficit of vitamin D, vitamin B, magnesium and calcium causes fragile bones and deformation of the bones.
- Arrhythmia – uneven heart beat. A deficit of magnesium cause muscle spasms including the heart muscles. Magnesium is used by every cell in your body and a deficit causes ill health – cramps and leg twitches are a symptom along with irregular heart beat. This causes stress on the cardiovascular system and loss of flexibility in the smooth muscle of the arteries.
- Selenium is an important mineral. It’s necessary for many processes, A lack of selenium may cause
- hypothyroid syndrome – not enough thyroid hormone is produced for proper metabolism
- cell replacement requires selenium
- reproduction – causes infertility. Farmers provide it as a supplement to stock to avoid this serious issue.
- protection from infection – the immune systems needs this element to work effectively
- skin problems
- depression and fatigue.
- Zinc is another key element needed by all cells in the body to function well and a shortage often manifests as skin problems.
- Hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland can produce enough thyroid hormone for the body to remain healthy. Symptoms are fatigue, depression and goiter. Prolonged deficit of thyroid hormone leads to malfunction of the immune system and lack of protection against infections both viral and bacterial. This can be cured with additional iodine plus vitamin supplementation with C, B complex, D and multivitamin and mineral supplementation.
- Beriberi is a disease caused by a vitamin B-1 deficiency – thiamine deficiency. Beriberi affects the heart and circulatory system. Beriberi can cause heart failure.
There is growing evidence that malnutrition – a deficit of key vitamins and minerals – is a cause of serious illnesses including the ones listed above which have been acknowledged by government medical authorities.
Research has discovered that the herpes virus has been found to be a factor in causing artery damage in animals and birds.
There is no doubt that when the body is malnourished it is more susceptible to infections [ both viral and bacterial] and suffers from physical damage to cells and organs and structure.
Oxidation is simply the effect of oxygen reacting with matter. In our bodies it affects all of our cells. Its part of living however it can be reduced by taking anti-oxidants – vitamin C is a proven anti-oxidant.
Vitamin C deficit
The disease scurvy is caused by a deficit of vitamin C and one of the symptoms is damage to arteries and blood vessels which results in bleeding via ruptures in the vessels.
This vitamin C deficit results in damage to the inner walls of the blood vessels. There is a deterioration in the endothelium lining of the inside artery walls and the smooth muscles of the arteries. Other blood vessels inner walls also deteriorate.
This causes inflammation in the damaged arteries and the heart muscles.
The body cannot make enough collagen to maintain the strength of the arteries and blood vessels. There is not enough vitamin C to create the collagen needed to repair the arteries and muscle tissue.
Lesions and breaks in the inner artery walls develop plus the arteries can lose the ability to flex [ artery wall hardening] and thus cope with increases in pressure due to the systolic pressure of the pumping function of the heart,
The inflammation worsens, the arteries diameter is restricted by plaque forming; in an attempt by the immune system to repair the damage, and then blood pressure begins to increase.
Many people have a deficit of vitamin C in their diet and this can be worsened when the body has to fight an infection or virus.
The immune system will use all the vitamin C it can get to fight infections and repair cells. This further depletes the supply of vitamin C in your body.
You cannot get the vitamin C your body needs from food alone, especially when your system is already depleted and is fighting inflammation and or virus and bacteria invasions.
It is necessary to take 3000 mg of vitamin C daily when in good health and to increase this when you are unwell. Your body will react if you take too much vitamin C by producing more gas[ than normal] or loose stools – this called the bowel tolerance level for vitamin C.
If you reach this point just reduce your intake of vitamin C until the effects disappear. Not just reduce but do not stop taking it altogether.
If you are sick or your immune system is repairing damage then your body will tolerate large amounts of vitamin C which it needs to fight illness or make repairs.
Vitamin E Natural
There is natural vitamin E [ d-alpha tocopherol and mixed natural tocopherols] and synthetic vitamin E [ dl-alpha-tocopherol].
The natural form of vitamin E is considered to be a more effective anti-oxidant and have a greater effect on the circulatory system.
Back in the 1930ies the Shute brothers, both MDs, began to successfully treat heart disease with supplementation of vitamin E.
Today this is still a recommended natural healing product to repair and recover good cardiovascular health in doses of up to 1600 Iu in divided doses over the day.
If you are on blood thinners check with your MD before taking vitamin E.
Vitamin B Complex
The B group of vitamins known as B complex are critical to maintain good health. The disease beriberi, which causes heart disease, is the result of a vitamin B deficit. Take at least one B100 capsule daily.
Dietary deficits of vitamins are not well diagnosed by the medical profession – they tend to disregard the key role of vitamins for keeping good health. The science is proven however as shown in this article.
Some people are unable to metabolise vitamin B12 and this results in anemia , fatigue and ill health. A simple blood test will reveal if you have a deficit of B12 and this can be remedied with injections of B12 on a regular basis.
This deficit is nit uncommon in children and seniors however anyone may have this problem of not being able to metabolise vitamin B12 from their food. Even worse they may not have sufficient food with B12 as ingredient. A disease of malnutrition.
Vitamin B3 is used by the body to manufacture an enzyme NAD which is needed by all cells for good health, repair and replacement of cells. Every cell in our body is replaced many times over our life span.
Modern genetic research has identified that NAD, made by our bodies from vitamin B3 [ in the form of either niacin or niacinamide] is very important to maintain body cell function, repair and replacement.
There is a large number of scientists and research sites studying the process of aging. One of the scientists in this field is David A. Sinclair PhD. He has written a book entitled :
Lifespan : Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To, DA Sinclair, PhD, Harper Collins, 2019
David Sinclair’s and others’ research has revealed how important the B vitamins and in particular vitamin B3 for the body to maintain cell health, repair cells and make replacement cells. I recommend you read about his extraordinary research and experience in halting and reversing the aging process.
A vitamin D deficiency causes arthritis, osteoarthritis, depression and other health problems. It is recommended by the government as an important supplement to maintain bone health and density.
If you are in deficit state for vitamin D, many people are due to lack of sunlight on their skin each day, then its important for your health to supplement with vitamin D.
During the winter and spring most people are in a vitamin D deficit due to lack of exposure to sunlight. Mild depression and fatigue are some of the indicators of this deficit. Vitamin D is essential for good health.
Important Minerals For Heart Health
These important minerals are necessary for cell health in our bodies. Deficits in these minerals are common. All of them are essential for muscle health including the heart muscles and the smooth muscles of the arteries.
Magnesium – often our food is short of this key mineral.
Selenium – it is common for soil to be deficient in this mineral and we do not get enough in our food.
Zinc – the first sign of zinc deficiency is a loss of the senses of smell and taste
Calcium – it is essential to use either orotate or citrate form of calcium and to take vitamin D and C with it to ensure your body can metabolize it.
Nutrition – food alone is not enough
It is a fact that if you have been in situation of not having enough vitamins in your diet to be healthy then simply changing your diet will not make up the deficit.
It is physically impossible to consume enough food to source the vitamins your body needs to heal.
Supplementing your diet with vitamins B complex, B3, C, E,D plus zinc, magnesium and selenium is vital so that your body can repair your cardiovascular system.
There are excellent published resources for you to do further research into how to use natural healing for heart disease. See the bibliography for this article to learn more about the supplements and the minerals.
I recommend this book as a good start point ;
It gives lots of clear and detailed information about heart disease, how to prevent it and heal it with vitamins, minerals and good nutrition.
Dehydration is an acknowledged cause of ill health. Go to this article on this site about proper hydration and why it is so important for good health.
Be kind to your heart. Nourish and care for it – its so much more than just a pump. See the findings of the Heart Math group about intelligence and intuition. here.
Your heart needs kindness, nuturing, joy and fun.
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Wishing you good health and happiness.
The Vitamin Cure For Heart Disease, H. Roberts,PhD, S.Hickey,PhD, A.W.Saul, PhD, editor, Baisc Health,2011
Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To, D.A.Sinclair,PhD.,M.D. LaPlante, Harper Collins, 2019
orthomolecular.org – the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine and News Service
Thyroid Power 10 Steps To Total Health, R.L.Shames, M.D., K.H. Shames PhD, Harper Collins, 2005
Doctor Yourself – Natural Healing That Works, pp372-374, AW Saul, Ph.d, Basic Health Publications,2013
Orthomolecular Medicine For Everyone – Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians, A Hoffer, MD, PhD, A W Saul PhD, Basic Health Publications , 2008
The Orthomolecular Treatment Of Chronic Disease – 65 Experts on Therapeutic and Preventive Nutrition, A.W. Saul PhD editor, Basic Health Publications, 2014
Niacin The Real Story, A Hoffer, MD,PhD, A W Saul, PhD, H D Foster,PhD, Basic Health Publications, 2012
Your Body’s Many Cries For Water, F Batmangelidj, M.D.,Global Health,2008
The Vitamin Cure For Depression, B.H. Jonsson, M.D., PhD, A. W.Saul PhD., Basic Health, 2012