CHRONIC SCURVY Vitamin C Deficiency as a Cause of Heart Disease by Owen R. Fonorow PhD, MS, MBA
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One day I was consulted by a young man who had cardiomyopathy - a
degenerative disease of the heart muscle which, when severe, usually means that
a heart transplant is the only hope for survival. He had been through the usual
procedures, was obviously extremely ill and was on the waiting list for a
suitable donor heart.
I had read somewhere about an 'epidemic' of a particular form of cardiomyopathy in China where it was found that selenium supplements resulted in cures. I had also read about another form of this disease in New Zealand, occurring in sheep that were deficient in various trace elements. Therefore, I decided to try a broad mixture of various vitamins and minerals - Vitamin C, Vitamin E, B-Group Vitamins, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium and cod-liver oil. The patient stopped smoking, began to eat 'good' food and with the cooperation of his wife lead a good life-style. Slowly, at first, he began to improve, then this became obvious to an extent where the heart was functioning at 80% of normal. Eventually he was able to lead a normal life - working and without any apparent heart problems.
Naturally, I was curious and pleased. So when I was confronted by an elderly gentleman with severe cardiomyopathy of rapid onset I decided to 'give him the works'. His heart, on the X-Ray was enormous and there was an extreme degree of cardiac failure. Response was dramatic. By the time he saw a specialist in Sydney a few weeks later his heart was of normal size and all was well.
Now two cases do not represent much of a statistical study and there are many forms, therefore causes, of cardiomyopathy but it was obvious to me that I had come across something of enormous importance. Naturally, I tried to interest the cardiologists but this was a total waste of time. They had seen my patients, they could not offer an explanation for the 'cures' but their attitude remained hostile.
During the next few years I treated several more patients with similar dramatic responses. No doubt, if I saw more patients I would eventually come across some where causes were different and results would, therefore, not be good but it so happened that I never had a failure. To this day, unfortunately, my colleagues remain entrenched in scepticism."---Medical Pioneer of the 20th century p393
Archie Kalokerinos M.D Medical Pioneer of the 20th century p393
[2011 Nov] Two Vitamin C Tablets Every Day Could Save 200,000 Lives Every Year Persons with the lowest plasma levels of ascorbate had the highest risk of heart failure, and persons with the highest levels of vitamin C had the lowest risk of heart failure.
[Book 2006] Stop America's #1 Killer by Thomas Levy
Health Freedom articles by Owen R Fonorow
The Vitamin C Conspiracy
"Now I've got to the point where I think we can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. [The proper therapy] can prevent cardiovascular disease and even cure it.". --Linus Pauling. Heart disease is caused by vitamin deficiencies!
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The DOCTOR YOURSELF NEWSLETTER (Vol 3, No 3) December 18, 2002 (Vitamin E story)
Vitamin E for the heart by Dr Hoffer
Vitamin E suppression
"In the 1950s the Schute brothers in Ontario did some amazing work with vitamin E. Their claims were simple. They said vitamin E worked against heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. They were greeted with laughter. A couple of years ago, the Harvard School of Public Health published a huge study on vitamin E and showed that just 100 units of vitamin E per day decreased the death rate by 40 percent. Suppose they had done that in 1960? How many Americans would have been saved in the intervening 35 years had Harvard taken a responsible position and said, "We are skeptical of these claims but let's look at them"? But they wouldn't do that--it didn't fit their paradigm. So vitamin E was totally destroyed by the establishment. Think of the cost of those decisions."--Linus Pauling Interview by Peter Chowka 1996
Furthermore, according to Dr. Rath, significant documentation attests that:
"Vitamins belong to the most powerful agents in the fight against heart disease.
This fact has been established by studies of thousands of people over many years. Here are
some important results of recent clinical studies:
Vitamin C cuts heart disease rate almost in half (documented in 11,000 Americans over ten years) Vitamin E cuts heart disease rate by more than one third (documented in 36,000 Americans over six years.) Beta Carotene (provitamin A) cuts heart disease rate almost in half (documented in 36,000 Americans).
No prescription drug has ever been shown to help prevent heart disease similar [vitaminsA, C and E]. These results and those of countless other studies are so clear that anybody questioning the value of vitamins in the prevention of heart disease may safely be considered as uninformed."
Interview of Dr Rath by Family Health News Dr Rath site http://www.rath.nl/GB/frame1.htm
"Pharmaceutical companies are very annoyed with niacin because their products have to compete with it. Some of their cholesterol-lowering drugs cost up to $150 a month while niacin costs about $10." -----Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD 1997 Interview by Peter Barry Chowka.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 14, 1995 -- People with low levels of the vitamin B6 have a greater chance of developing heart disease, a newly published study by a team of cardiologists and cell biologists at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation concludes.
Several recent studies have shown that high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood, is associated with coronary artery disease, often leading to heart attacks and strokes. Previous studies have focused on deficiency of the vitamin folic acid and its association with homocysteine. But the Clinic's study, published this week in "Circulation" magazine, indicates that the link between homocysteine and vitamin B6 is more profound.
"We have shown it is not just folic acid, but it's a vitamin B6 deficiency as well," said Killian Robinson, M.D., a cardiologist at The Cleveland Clinic and principal investigator for the study. "It seems to be a very prevalent problem."
The study compared 304 patients (201 men and 103 women) being treated for coronary artery disease. The study found that vitamin B6 deficiency is as much a risk factor for coronary artery disease as smoking and high cholesterol. Deficiencies of folic acid and B12, which have been linked to homocysteine levels and vascular disease, were shown not to be as significant risk factors as B6 in coronary artery disease.
Magnesium deficiency http://www.execpc.com/~magnesum/index.html
"According to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1977) there have been more than 50 studies, in nine countries, that have indicated an inverse relationship between water hardness and mortality from cardiovascular disease. That is, people who drink water that is deficient in magnesium and calcium generally appear more susceptible to this disease. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has estimated that a nation-wide initiative to add calcium and magnesium to soft water might reduce the annual cardiovascular death rate by 150,000 in the United States."--- Groundwater and Human Health, Groundwater Resources of British Columbia, British Columbia Ministry of the Environment.
Dr. Brian Leibovitz, Ph.D., editorialized in a recent issue of the Journal of Optimum Nutrition that magnesium: "is now recognized as a first-line medicine for the treatment of heart attacks. A study published in The Lancet, for example, reported the effects of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study in 2,316 patients with suspected myocardial infarction. The dose of magnesium was high (about 8.7 grams given intravenously over a 24 hour period), but the results were remarkable: magnesium reduced cardiovascular mortality by 25 percent. The author's conclusion: "
"Intravenous magnesium sulfate is a simple, safe, and widely applicable treatment. Its efficacy in reducing early mortality of myocardial infarction is comparable to, but independent of, that of thrombolytic or antiplatelet therapy..."
Selenium has been shown to be protective against heart disease by animal studies, epidemiological studies, lab animal studies, and human clinical studies. Selenium helps in maintaining the integrity of heart and artery tissue, regulation of blood pressure, regulation of blood clotting, and the reduction of plaque or cholestrol deposits in arteries.
Noninvasive heart centre http://www.heartprotect.com/
Health World http://www.healthy.net/clinic/dandc/heart/index.html
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