Monday, March 21, 2011

Basics of Heart Disease

The Basics of Heart Disease

There are thousands of species of animals on Earth and only four do not produce their own ascorbates.  Science has shown that many of the body's systems require ascorbates to function properly. Those systems, in the absence of ascorbates, will fall into dysfunction and disrepair.
Ascorbate deficiency has been irrefutably linked to the world's #1 killer-heart disease.
Ascorbate deficiency causes microscopic cracks, or lesions, to develop in arteries. Another term for the condition is "sub-clinical scurvy."

The body's response to these lesions is to "patch" them with the lipoprotein we know as LDL (lower-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. If the body did not patch these lesions, we would die from internal bleeding.
(Note: LDL cholesterol has been maligned as the "bad cholesterol" because cardiologists find it lining and, eventually, blocking blood vessels and arteries. The body creates "good" HDL [high-density lipoprotein] cholesterol to carry fats straight to the liver where they are eliminated as bile acids through the gall bladder and, ultimately, the intestines).

As time elapses, the cracks become more numerous and the older LDL cholesterol patches harden into plaque. The process causes the diameter of the arteries to become narrower.

This is why "high blood pressure" is usually the first sign of heart disease-its a law of nature that when the flow of liquid is restricted, increased pressure results.

Eventually, the restriction can become a blockage, shutting off the flow of blood to tissue in certain areas of the body. This eventuality damages tissue and leads to angina, strokes or heart attacks. Plaque and clumping blood can also break away from their moorings, travel to the heart and cause a heart attack.

Upon review, we now understand that the cause of heart disease is ascorbate defiency, which causes lesions in blood veins, vessels and arteries and that the body's response is to patch the lesions with LDL cholesterol to prevent us from bleeding to death. This process causes restrictions in blood flow which causes high blood pressure, eventually resulting in angina and heart attack.

Our task is to reverse the condition causing vesicular/arterial lesions and remove the plaque that has accumulated to patch these lesions.

Taskmaster: MoRE and No Fool i

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