Over 45% of people are harmed or killed by low-fat diets. Consider the fact that 60% of people who have heart attacks have "normal" cholesterol and triglyceride levels (because other factors, such as CRP inflammation level, homocysteine, types of LDL and HDL (subclasses), etc. aren't taken into consideration. (Caution: for some people, low-fat diets are beneficial.)

The advice, diets and prescriptions given to me by several cardiologists plugged my arteries, set me up for a major heart attack and arteriosclerosis with their one-size-fits-all low fat diet, and gave me a pre-cancerous liver with statin cholesterol-lowering drugs. Even when I found a lab (www.atherotech.com) which would perform the testing that I needed in order to learn how to undo this damage, Blue Cross refused to pay for the test (which was the same price as a regular lipid profile but included additional tests for no charge), calling it "experimental". Dr. Superko at Berkeley discovered very dangerous small-particle LDL cholesterol (the most harmful subtype of LDL) more than 55 years ago. I dropped off 25 pounds of medical abstracts proving that it was not experimental, so BC had a Richmond cardiologist review my request for them to reconsider paying for the $60 test that saved my life. He also thought that it was "experimental". One of the doctors who run the continuing education courses for cardiologists in the Grand Tetons, CO said that of all the cardiologists in the state of VA, only 2 had actually gone to updated continuing education courses; he said that the rest are too busy making money (with outdated training).


Our family (it's genetic) needs about 30% of our calories to be from healthy oils (fish oil with the mercury & PCB's removed, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, flax seed [not oil], etc.) and we need to avoid white starch and sugar or our triglycerides will go sky-high and the bad chol (LDL) will become worse (it'll turn into "small-particle LDL", which is a lot more atherogenic) and the HDL will convert to a form that is not beneficial. There is a blood test that can be done for this; fortunately, I had my blood tested while I was following the doctor's low-fat diet instructions to the letter and found that my health was in jeopardy. Most people cheat on their diets by eating extra fats/oils and thereby avoid being harmed or killed by their cardiologist's advice. I also had a carotid ultrasound scan done that showed my carotid arteries were plugged up significantly. In addition the various cholesterol-lowering drugs (Atromid-S/clofibrate, Mevacor & Lipitor) severely elevated my liver enzymes, putting my liver in jeopardy from possible liver cancer that cholesterol-lowering prescriptions often cause. Fortunately, after I discontinued the prescriptions and took supplements (shown on my Hepatitis page), my SGOT/SGPT (ALT/AST) came back down to normal.


It's best that any grains you eat be whole grains (e.g., brown rice, whole grain macaroni/spaghetti/bread, old fashioned oatmeal (with no hydrogenated fat added), beans (with no fat added), millet, amyranth, and other whole grains. Be wary of products stating that they're "whole grain" or "whole wheat" but list regular, unbleached, unbromated wheat flour in their ingredients, along with a token amount of whole wheat.) See my "Metabolic Type" webpage for information on finding out what metabolic type you are.


Another thing to avoid totally is hydrogenated (trans) fat, which causes cancer and heart disease. Freshly ground organic flaxseed (taken with GLA, or gamma lineolic acid -- see http://www.jonbarron.org/newsletters/news021021.htm), raw almonds and shelled, raw pumpkin seeds have good oil in them, too.

Cardiologist or criminal? / Death by Cardiologist
From Doctor's House Call email, 9/23/2014
Al Sears, MD
11905 Southern Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

The first time I published this special report about the media censored “cardio-corruption scandal,” I ruffled some feathers.

And I’ll tell you straight up... No one has corrupted modern medicine more than cardiologists.

Today, I’ll show you how cardiologists are actually causing heart disease, and how to access the ONE breakthrough that takes heart disease off the table for good.

Everything you need is in the special report below.

To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD

Shocking details from the U.S. Justice Department reveal cardiologists are actually CAUSING heart disease in otherwise healthy patients... by forcing them to take drugs, and submit to surgeries they don’t need.

One of their most profitable scams is the stent, a medical tube inserted into a blocked artery to keep it open.

To be clear, there are times when stents can be helpful. But details from multiple lawsuits filed in Federal court found evidence of cardiologists pushing stents on patients with little—or even no sign—of heart disease.

For The Victims, It Means Injury,
Amputations, Permanent Disability, Or Death.

Take the case of Ruth Minter. A working mom with five children who loved working in her flower garden, Ruth went to the hospital complaining of stomach and back pain. She was referred to cardiologist Dr. Najam Azmat who examined her kidneys and recommended a stent to “improve blood flow.”

A healthy woman with no sign of heart disease, Ruth agreed because she trusted Dr. Azmat. But during the surgery, the cardiologist punctured her kidney with the catheter and Ruth started bleeding.

Mrs. Minter died 17 days later of hemorrhagic shock and multiple organ failure. And according to investigators at the Justice Department, her surgery was “not medically indicated.” 1 In other words, she didn’t need surgery in the first place.

And with over $110 billion generated from stents over the last decade, Harvard health-care economist William Hsiao admitted that the rush for big money has lead to, “corrupted practices.” 1

In spite of a few arrests, the vast majority of hospitals and cardiologists are getting away with murder.

But keep reading.

Today, I’ll show you how to see right through the misguided “advice” cardiologists are programmed to give you... and how to use a Nobel Prize-winning technology that could wipe out heart disease forever.

So Why Haven’t You Heard About This Cardio-Corruption Scandal?

According to the U.S. Justice Department, the cases filed by whistle-blowers are placed “under seal” by a Federal Judge.

No one can talk about them, no matter how egregious the corruption was. It’s all under lock and key.

That’s why you may never hear about this corruption in the media.

What’s more, court records show the hospitals that employ these cardiologists help cover up their tracks, hide them from prosecution, and allow them to continue working. Even when they have a track record of injuring—or killing—patients.

And needless stents are just one of the many horrors being forced on you by these corrupt "heart specialists."  

Blood pressure drugs are another.

My old office manager J.F. was on beta-blockers for high blood pressure.

I put her on a treadmill once to give her a stress test, and nothing happened.

She got extremely short of breath, but her heart couldn't keep up. Her heart rate was still at 80 beats per minute (bpm). She couldn't challenge her heart and make it stronger because the drug was making her heart WEAKER.

Over time, beta-blockers will turn your heart into a fat, lazy, incompetent water balloon. You already had high blood pressure to deal with, now you have a gross de-conditioning of your heart.

How did this happen?

Because NO ONE has Corrupted Modern Medicine More Than Cardiologists

Cardiologists are all about using heart drugs, technology, and surgery but are opposed to the general concept of analyzing your health and how to improve it.

It's a true, but sad state of affairs that a cardiologist can't tell you any more about how to improve the health of your heart than the average person you meet on the street.

They know virtually nothing about it.

They know how to use drugs. But the drugs are not health enhancing. In fact, there are no categories of cardiac drugs that I don't disagree with. One by one, I ruled all the drugs out.

If you are in any way concerned about your heart, I want you to know we already have a proven solution to heart disease.

This solution, which won a Nobel Prize in Medicine, is NOT a drug or surgical procedure. This may explain why it's been either ignored or overlooked by cardiologists and dismissed by the American Heart Association.

But this therapy is something you can use on your own, without a prescription or permission from your cardiologist – even if you've already suffered a heart attack.

It's safe, natural, and works at a cellular level to restore all the characteristics of a youthful heart.

I've been using this therapy with my own patients for over five years. Time and time again I've succeeded in:

    Lowering high blood pressure and keeping it within normal range

    Reversing congestive heart failure with improved "ejection fraction," the measure of your heart's pumping power

    Accelerating the healing process with patients recovering from a heart attack

    Restoring blood vessel flexibility and reducing plaque buildup

    Improving circulation, physical performance and overall energy levels

Incredible as this may sound, the "secret" is finally out, documented, verified and published by one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world.

And in the next few minutes, you'll learn exactly how this discovery works – and how you can start using it TODAY to revive and re-energize your tired heart...

Article continues at:


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Congestive Heart Failure
From our book Bypassing Bypass, published in 2002

Five years after being diagnosed with CHF, only 50% of patients are still alive. Medications often administered for CHF such as diuretics (because the heart, in this condition, can hold a lot of excess water) can have a debilitating effect on the heart since they wash away the water-soluble B vitamins that your weakened heart really needs. Potassium is also washed away by diuretics and potassium deficiency can lead to sudden heart failure as seen in cases of anorexia nervosa.

After seven years of research, we’ve concluded that Dr West’s take on CHF stands head and shoulders above anything else we’ve uncovered. He is the person who coined the term “beriberi of the heart” and was quoted wherever we went in our research. Thus, we present a paper by Dr West in its entirety.

Most people first hear the terrifying term “congestive heart failure” when they are hospitalized for heart problems. The term is a misnomer, and it would be better named “heart muscle weakness” or “beriberi of the heart”.

This increasingly common problem in America is almost always a symptom only. And despite the pronouncement of congestive heart failure (CHF), your heart is usually not failing or quitting, and your condition is not terminal — if you take action to correct it!

Though recently it has been noted that the death rate from heart disease and cancer in the U.S. are dropping, the number of cases of congestive heart failure has doubled during the same time that all other heart disease rates have been decreasing.

Congestive Heart Failure

According to the American Heart Association, CHF is a condition whereby your heart ‘becomes weakened’ and can no longer pump out all the blood that flows into it. CHF is the most common cause of hospitalization for people over age 65. It will kill more than 50,000 people this year, and it will cost the health care system more than $50 billion per year.

But just why does the heart become ‘weakened?’ In most cases, CHF is only a symptom. The cause of the problem in most cases is what Dr Bruce West calls American beriberi or beriberi of the heart. Once that is understood, treatment can be instituted, and a terrifying ‘disease’ can lose its mystery and can be handled systematically with common sense and proper nutrition. For these reasons, if you have a heart problem, or if heart problems run in your family, the following article is the most important article you will read in any publication this year:

My Healing Heart Secrets
Congestive Heart Failure

by Dr Bruce West

Beriberi of the Heart

Those of you who were born in the rice belts of America may remember beriberi. It is a disease caused by a lack of certain B vitamins. It results in nerve conductivity problems, weakness, and muscle paralysis. And CHF is a problem of poor nerve conductivity to the heart, an almost paralyzing weakness of the heart muscle, and the resultant failure of the heart muscle to be able to pump out blood. Are you getting the picture?

Although never recognized by the FDA, vitamin B4 (in combination with vitamin B1) is one of the main nutrients needed for proper heart muscle action. This nutrient is routinely missing from American diets. The so-called fortifying of foods with synthetic B1 simply does not make up for deficient B4 stores in the average diet. [Editor’s note: Vitamin B4 is the name given to what was later identified as a mixture of the amino acids arginine, glycine, and cysteine.]

Vitamin B4 cannot be synthesized. And even if someday it is manufactured in the lab, the synthetic version would probably not get the job done when it comes to CHF. You see, in reality, all the B vitamins — including B4 and B1 — are linked together by what are known as phytochemicals. This is another name for plant chemicals. It is these chemicals found in live plant materials that activate vitamins and minerals.

This is the reason why the most exciting studies being done today involve plant extracts and concentrates. This also explains why such great results in cancer prevention are achieved with foods, yet cannot be duplicated by isolated nutrients like beta carotene or synthetic vitamin E. These isolates do not contain the entire plant nutrient complex, including phytochemicals needed to activate the vitamins and minerals.

The Weakened Heart

The heart is just like other muscles. When it is weakened, it becomes enlarged, congested, flaccid, and often prolapsed (dropped from its original position in the chest). It is not unusual to require a stethoscope placement three to five inches below the normal area when listening to a weakened heart.

In addition, a weakened heart simply cannot contract forcibly enough. Imagine if you had a weakened forearm and hand. Or imagine someone cutting off the nerve impulses to your fist. Now try to squeeze a tight fist. It becomes impossible. And in the end, you can only contract your hand weakly. The same thing happens with the muscle of your heart. Only in this case, due to a weak contraction, the blood entering the heart cannot be pumped out completely.

When this occurs, congestion takes place in the body. Your body is robbed of blood, nutrition, and oxygen. You become weak, tired, exhausted, and mentally spaced out. Your heart will often try to compensate by beating faster (trying to get the blood out with faster but weaker beats). When this happens, the condition becomes complicated by the tachycardia (racing heart).

Since nutritional deficiencies causing heart problems are rarely considered in the field of medicine, you are placed on powerful drugs that attempt to keep your heart beating and try to keep the congestion from becoming overwhelming. When your heart starts to race, more drugs are used to control your heartbeat. Meanwhile, you are getting weaker and weaker as your heart starves for the correct nutrition.

In fact, what you need to do is immediately ingest a nutrient-rich food that contains vitamins B4, B1, and plenty of phytochemicals. Unfortunately, eating a barrel of organic raw wheat germ is usually not feasible. So, in order to literally save your life, you’ll need to use a B vitamin complex supplement made from food and plant source material and processed in a way that preserves the phytochemicals (“sparks of life”).

What Happens?

Well, if I could have every CHF sufferer chew up six to nine Cataplex B tablets and 12 to 15 Cardio Plus tablets daily for 90 days, I could empty lots of cardiac wards, cut the $50 billion dollar CHF bill by two-thirds, and save untold numbers of lives and years of suffering. It’s not unusual for a CHF sufferer in the throes of tachycardia to have the heart calm right down to normal beats within 15 minutes of chewing up six to nine Cataplex B tablets. And upon getting plenty of the right nutrients into the system and to the heart muscle, it is not unusual for previously bedridden heart patients to simply get up out of bed, leave the hospital, and get back to life.

Correct Heart Care

If your heart cannot pump blood out of the ventricles into your circulatory system with adequate speed or strength, you will be “brain-starved”. What happens when you lack sufficient circulation and oxygen to your brain? You can go through years of chronic fatigue, live life “in a fog,” be incapable of concentrating or thinking properly, and generally live life as if your head is in a shroud. When vitamin B4 and other nutrients fuel the heart to beat properly, and circulation is once again strong, the fog lifts, your energy can return, and your life can once again have meaning.

Even if you are under the care of a cardiologist and taking lots of drugs, start the program anyway. Both you and your doctor will be amazed. Again, the scourge of congestive heart failure is most often simply an epidemic of American heart beriberi. Unlike the cases of beriberi in Asia where there simply wasn’t sufficient food distributed, American beriberi exists despite too much food.

The reason for this phenomenon is that most of the food being consumed is processed, nutritionally-dead food. This sets the stage for dramatic deficiencies of nutrients like vitamin B4, without which your heart will fail. And the fact that vitamin B4 acts in concert with vitamin B1 and other nutrients via phytochemicals explains why synthetic nutrient fortification of foods will not prevent congestive heart failure.

Get the Job Done

If you suffer from CHF, you need a clinical dose of the right nutrients now. This may be from six to 12 Cataplex B, 12 to 15 Cardio-Plus, and three to six Organic Minerals daily. In some cases, you’ll need to chew these supplements as they are made from food, and your body uses food from the mouth down. For most people, the very first week of chewing up some of this nutrition will provide relief. You’ll begin to feel much, much better. And why not? Your heart is now pumping previously congested blood out of your heart and through your arteries once again. This is a major medical miracle!

Other Factors

Two other major contributing factors involved in beriberi of the heart (congestive heart failure) are thyroid and adrenal function. Both these glands produce hormones that have a major affect on your heart. If you suffer from chronically low thyroid or adrenal failure, you’ll need protomorphogen support for these glands to maintain proper heart function

Only Food-Based Supplements Work

As I stated earlier, when it comes to CHF, you cannot expect that synthetic nutrients will get the job done. To repeat, vitamin B4 has not been synthesized. And B1 (thiamin) cannot do the job alone. In fact, any combination of synthetic B vitamins without the phytochemicals will simply not suffice. And I have thousands of heart graphs to prove this. In the case of CHF, only nutrients that are carefully vacuum-dehydrated from food will be effective. And to my knowledge, there is no other truly natural B vitamin complex in the world that matches the quality of Cataplex B.

So, with a condition as serious as this, be sure to use only the best. All the products I’ve discussed in this article are produced by Standard Process Labs. Once you start strengthening your heart, and after your heart’s stroke, beat, and strength are normalized, you can reduce your daily dosage of nutritional supplements.

However, in the beginning, remember that a solid clinical dose is required, as discussed in this article. When you compare this therapy with high-tech cardiology and powerful heart drugs that do nothing to strengthen your heart, you realize that this nutritional course is nothing short of a miracle. Go ahead! Amaze yourself and your cardiologist!

End of Article

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Dr Rath’s recommendations begin, of course, with his basic recommendations we’ve already listed, but for CHF he goes on to recommend that you also increase the following:

Vitamin C, which assists the B vitamins and has been shown in independent studies in Germany to inhibit CHF [medinews.com staff writers: 14/11/2001; www.medinews.com]; vitamin E to protect the cell membranes; a good B vitamin complex (Dr West recommends Standard Process Labs—one of the best sources, next to food, that is); carnitine supplies energy to the mitochondria or “power plants” of the millions of cells in your heart; taurine, which, like carnitine is lacking in people who suffer heart failure.

Coenzyme Q10 is also recommended by Rath. Dr West, on the other hand, points to a double blind study that shows CoQ10 to be worthless in CHF. If you do enough research you’re bound to find contradictory studies. Since we found two studies (double blind) with results opposite of Dr West’s, to be fair to everyone, we’ll just have to go along with Dr Rath on this one and increase our CoQ10 and supply the heart’s high bio-energy demands. One study that found significantly low levels of CoQ10 in patients with CHF is: Folkers K., Vadhanavikit S., Mortensen S.A. (1985) Biochemical rationale and myocardial tissue data on the effective therapy of cardiomyopathy with coenzyme Q10. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., U.S.A., vol. 82(3), pp 901-904. Another study also linked the severity of the heart failure to the severity of CoQ10 deficiency [Mortensen S.A., Vadhanavikit S., Folkers K. (1984) Deficiency of coenzyme Q10 in myocardial failure. In: Drugs Exptl. Clin. Res. X(7) 497-502.]

Another large clinical study involving 1715 patients concluded that a short period of treatment (4 weeks) with 50 mg per day Coenzyme Q10 improves shortness of breath, palpitations, cyanosis, edema, heart rate and blood pressure in patients with stabilized heart failure. The study’s author concluded that a daily dosage of 50-100 mg increases contractile activity rapidly.

Patients with heart failure generally respond to Coenzyme Q10, as their tissues and blood have deficient levels of Coenzyme Q10 resulting from inadequate cellular biosynthesis.

More information on CoQ10 was found at Medline (online): Several clinical trials have recently shown that when patients with heart failure are treated with Coenzyme Q10 for months to years, serious complications such as pulmonary edema and ventricular arrhythmia are reduced in frequency. The number of hospitalizations is reduced and survival is increased.

Another supplement we uncovered (that will help you to avoid or reverse CHF) is the ancient Chinese herb Jiaogulan (pronounced JOW-goo-lawn). Researchers found that, on the average, people who used jiaogulan and died of natural causes had lived to the ripe old age of 100.

Besides being a very powerful antioxidant (and by now you should know the role of antioxidants in prevention/reversal of cardiovascular disease), we learned that jiaogulan regulates blood pressure. If too high, it lowers it; if too low, it raises it. It is an herb in the category of adaptogens, herbs that allow the body to adapt to stressors, whether physical or mental. Jiaogulan, like supplements that fight arterial damage, helps to lower the body’s need for cholesterol, and can lower cholesterol (LDL) levels significantly. (Michael Blumert, Dr Jialiu Liu, Jiaogulan: China’s “Immortality” Herb, Torchlight Publishing, Inc, 1999, p. 43)

In the Journal of Pharmacology (5[4]:321-322, 1990) we discovered that jiaogulan (the cypenosides seem to be the active compounds) increases the heart’s efficiency. Jiaogulan increased the heart’s output in 250 people, without raising the heart rate or blood pressure.

Michael Blumert, the author mentioned above, recommends one pill three times a day for prevention, and three pills three times a day for treatment of CHF. Jiaogulan can be purchased from Jiaogulan Herbal Products, Inc., PO Box 45, Badger, CA 93603, phone 888.456.3686.

My nutritionist explained to me how calcium (listed in Dr Rath’s basic program) can be useful in congestive heart failure as it increases the contractility [the shrinking or tightening] of heart muscle. Calcium salts are used intravenously to treat heart attacks associated with high magnesium and potassium levels and low calcium levels.

You can get your amino acids through the superfoods found at www.healthfree.com, or by calling Health Freedom Resources at 800.822.7226, by calling Dr Schulze at 800.HERB DOC or visit www.herbdoc.com. And though your body manufactures carnitine and CoQ10 when you exercise, you might need to supplement.

The cactus grandiflorus stem contains glycosides that resemble digitalis. These glycosides increase the heart’s pumping power without increasing its oxygen needs. This is not a cure, but will aid your heart while you are rebuilding it through proper nutrition.

Always keep in mind that the cause of CHF is nutritional, though your doctor might tell you that it is “idiopathic,” meaning he hasn’t a clue. That’s true. Most physicians have no clue when it comes to nutritional deficiencies, mainly because nutrition has not been taught in medical school (though this is changing).

Be wary of any over-the-counter or prescription drugs that can lead to CHF. Anything that increases your heartbeat or your blood pressure can be a contributing cause of CHF. Blood pressure meds also lead to CHF by draining you of your B vitamins.

The January 2001 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine came out and admitted that only nutritional programs can reverse heart disease and reverse damage done to the heart.

A Hidden Cause of CHF

Iron Overload, a common genetic disorder affecting 1.5 million Americans is responsible for thousands of deaths due to Congestive Heart Failure. However, this disorder goes undiagnosed because patients do not ask to be tested. It should show up in a simple blood test. The red flag for an iron storage condition is 150, though some people with this condition have shot up over 1,500. The main problem with this disorder is, since the blood cannot hold this much iron, the body begins storing it in various organs, which results in damage to that organ.

Symptoms of this disorder are chronic headaches and fatigue. Heart arrhythmia comes next if left untreated and finally Congestive Heart Failure.

The only way to know is to get tested!

People with this condition must watch their diets, avoiding red meats as much as possible. Avoid shellfish as they contain bacteria that are normally harmless to most people but can be deadly to people with this condition. Drinking tea with a meal is highly recommended as tea inhibits iron absorption. Avoid taking vitamin C with meals, as it assists iron in moving directly to various organs. But be sure to increase your vitamin C as it bonds with the excess iron.

And finally, the best possible treatment for this disorder is to become a blood donor. Donating frequently while having your iron levels monitored is the best cure to this problem.

    Men who donate blood have a 30% reduced risk of heart disease compared to those who do not. The difference is attributed to reduced levels of iron following blood donation. SOURCE: David Meyers, M.D., University of Kansas, in the journal Heart Research and the World Cancer Research Fund.

For more information, go to:  www.ironoverload.org


Dr. West’s revolutionary heart treatments have been featured on the nationwide broadcast of the TV show, A Lifetime of Health Through Nutrition, seen by millions of TV viewers.

The man who has helped and successfully treated more heart patients than any other doctor reveals...


In this Special Health Report, Dr. West reveals how a remarkable breakthrough in alternative medicine called phytonutrients is helping patients wage a winning battle against:

 Congestive heart failure Coronary artery diseases Hypertension
Mitral valve collapses Arrhythmias Atrial fibrillations Angina
Cardiomyopathy Heart attacks Strokes High cholesterol
So, why don’t most doctors recommend these phytonutrient treatments to their patients? Read on!

Dear Concerned Neighbor,

On a typical day, I evaluate between 10 and 30 new people suffering from serious diseases—often in the critical end-stages of the disease.

Many are referred by doctors who have exhausted all the options that conventional medicine has to offer. In fact, many of my patients are doctors themselves.

The problem?

The Medical Establishment has long been training doctors to treat the symptoms of disease rather than the disease itself.

The result of this approach is often a series of dangerous and aggressive testing and unnecessary treatments, including invasive surgery and toxic drugs with an array of harmful side effects.

But there are alternatives—natural alternatives—using phytonutrient therapies.

Phytonutrients are natural compounds that include phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and trace elements that occur naturally in living things and other organic sources.

This proven alternative treatment has helped thousands of people avoid the need for risky surgery and dangerous drugs and their side effects.

In fact, with therapies using phytonutrients, I have helped, healed or saved the lives of more than 85,000 people over the last 30 years.

So why doesn’t the Medical Establishment promote this modern medical miracle?

The Medical Establishment benefits from maintaining the illusion that drugs and surgery are the only answers to disease.

That’s why I want to share with you 3 Medical Lies that have cost thousands of people their lives, as well as 1 Undeniable Truth that could save your life.

Medical Lie #1:
Heart disease can only be “cured” through
a regimen of drugs or dangerous surgery

Medical Lie #2:
Cholesterol-lowering drugs will stop heart disease

Medical Lie #3:
Bypasses, stents and angioplasty are the
best ways to treat heart disease

And #1 Undeniable Truth
My own medical confession

Plus, I’ll show you how every month you can take advantage of information about phytonutrients in the pages of my alternative medicine newsletter, Health Alert.

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Medical Lie #1
Heart disease can only be “cured” through a regimen of drugs or dangerous surgery

Every year, tens of thousands of patients are diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, heart valve disease, cardiac arrhythmia or angina.

Make no mistake about it. If you are diagnosed, you will be looked at aggressively as a candidate for surgery. You will be put on a lifetime regimen of toxic drugs. And you may never enjoy a healthy life again.

The facts that you will never be told are:

    Most heart disease is treatable and preventable because it is most often caused by a deficiency of a phytonutrient complex. This deficiency induces a form of beriberi of the heart.

    Once given the correct nutritional complex, the heart can regain its tone, shrink to its normal size, lose excess water and rise higher in the chest cavity—often with significant reduction of leaks and murmurs.

    Much of angina is nothing more than a charley horse of your heart muscle. Other forms of it are spasms of your esophagus. These are induced by nutritional imbalances involving calcium, minerals and the phytonutrient found in vitamin B, F and E2 complexes.

    You can protect your heart valves and coronary arteries from viral and bacterial attack by using a specific phytonutrient complex.

    All heart drugs are dangerous. They can cause kidney damage, heart failure, sexual problems, heart arrhythmias and other problems that are often worse than the condition for which they were prescribed. They can even kill you!

This is lifesaving information most doctors are not telling their patients. But you can be well informed with one resource that has saved countless lives—my Health Alert newsletter.

With Health Alert, you’ll read about revolutionary new phytonutrient treatments that make today’s toxic drugs and invasive surgeries obsolete and dramatically turn around the worst health problems, including:

    Macular degeneration
    Acid reflux
    Prostate problems
    And, even cancer!

As a Health Alert subscriber, you’ll also have the advantage of my distinguished board of advisors, including top biochemists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, urologists, kinesiologists, dentists, surgeons and others to give you a “second opinion” you’ll find no where else.

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Medical Lie #2
Cholesterol-lowering drugs will stop heart disease

Read this very carefully...

All the drugs and procedures aimed at lowering your cholesterol to stop heart disease have no basis in science.

Hard to believe? It’s true, and I have the proof.

Today, millions of Americans are taking part in the ultimate medical failure—reducing cholesterol at all costs. This includes:

    Enduring a low-fat diet
    Eliminating meat and dairy
    Switching to low-fat foods
    Taking cholesterol-reducing drugs

These efforts do nothing to prevent or treat heart disease. And, despite being told that cholesterol-lowering drugs will cut heart disease by one-third, the sad truth is even with heart disease, decades of these drugs will statistically add only a couple of months to your life!

These drugs do lower your cholesterol levels, but they do not benefit your heart. And research shows that when you are over age 75, the higher your cholesterol, the longer you live!

On the other hand, these same cholesterol-reducing drugs can cause:

    Severe fatigue
    Joint pain, muscle ache, even paralysis
    Digestive problems and diarrhea
    Breathing difficulties
    Depression, suicidal tendencies and memory problems
    Headaches, dizziness, blurred vision and insomnia
    Rashes, slurred speech, eczema and even congestive heart failure

Is your doctor sharing this information with you? Does he or she even know? The truth is most doctors don’t know this information. That’s why more and more of my colleagues in the medical profession are discovering how important it is that they subscribe to Health Alert.

With Health Alert, you’ll receive the latest reports every month on new and breakthrough findings using phytonutrient treatments. You’ll get health tips designed to reduce or eliminate your need for debilitating and habit-forming drugs. And you can always count on health recommendations you can use even while you’re under the care of your own physician or a cardiologist.

That’s why I encourage you to subscribe to the oldest and most original alternative-health newsletter on the planet—Health Alert.

And when you subscribe, I’ll include my special comprehensive medical library, the Encyclopedia of Pragmatic & Holistic Medicine Volumes I & II.

This complete medical library includes 33 Special Reports detailing health tips, secret cures and remarkable treatments designed to keep you free from prescription drugs and off the operating table.

This lifesaving resource is a $465 value and worth every penny. But, when you subscribe to Health Alert, it’s yours absolutely FREE as my gift,

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Medical Lie #3
Bypasses, stents and angioplasty are the best way to treat heart disease

Early in 2004, the Medical Establishment finally admitted what I published in Health Alert 20 years ago:

Mechanically opening arteries with stents, bypasses or balloon angioplasty is relatively useless for most heart patients. These procedures, in addition to subjecting the patient to unnecessary risk, provide only temporary benefits.

There is absolutely no legitimate scientific evidence that these procedures produce any lasting benefit to the patient. The only ones who benefit are the doctors, hospitals and specialized “heart clinics” that rake in billions of dollars every year to perform these patch-job procedures.

It all starts with a simple test

Imagine you’re experiencing symptoms that your family doctor thinks might be heart related.

He sends you for some noninvasive screening tests, like a stress test or a cardiac calcium score. Results show something isn’t “normal.” (But what they neglect to tell you is very few people over age 65 have “normal” results!)

Because of your “abnormal” test results, you’re recommended for catheterization and angiography, both of which are dangerous and do absolutely nothing to treat the cause of heart disease.

Remember, doctors are trained to treat symptoms -- not the real causes of disease

The next step is an angioplasty, stents or bypasses. Over time with a stent or bypass, one vessel after another reverts to its original diseased state. So you undergo even more procedures until finally there’s no more tissue left to work with.

At that point, you’re back to square one, and your doctor looks you in the eye and says, “We’ve done everything possible.”

Ironically, curing heart disease is surprisingly easy if you go about it the right way.

Most heart disease is caused by nutritional deficiencies. Fortunately, of all the organs in the human body, the heart is the most responsive to nutritional therapies.

Give your heart the nutrients it needs and, within minutes, it begins to repair the damage caused by years of neglect.

Before you go under the knife, it’s important you equip yourself with the facts. But don’t expect most doctors and surgeons to tell you the whole truth. Remember, they make a living opening people up and prescribing drugs you’ll be dependent on for the rest of your life.

That’s why I encourage you to subscribe to Health Alert and take advantage of the information you need to make smart decisions about your health.

The treatments offered within the pages of Health Alert cost a mere fraction of the expensive medical procedures of the Medical Establishment. And there are no health risks because they’re 100% natural and phytonutrient based.

Even better, you get my Encyclopedia of Pragmatic & Holistic Medicine Volumes I & II, a $465 total value, yours FREE when you subscribe to Health Alert.

To subscribe to Health Alert and receive your Encyclopedia of Pragmatic & Holistic Medicine Volumes I & II medical library, click here. Or read on as I reveal...
My own medical confession
(The #1 undeniable truth)

A little over 30 years ago, I was no different from these doctors who treat symptoms and not the causes of disease.

But in 1975, I saw the light. I broke with medical tradition by approaching treatments in a revolutionary new way that focused on how patients got sick in the first place.

This led to my extensive research and the discovery of phytonutrients and their remarkable healing powers.

Using phytonutrients, I was able to achieve stunning results for people with all types of diseases:
Using phytonutrients, I was able to achieve stunning results for people with all types of diseases
Chronic pain doesn’t have to keep you from your favorite activities. Find out about new phytonutrient treatments with Dr. West’s Health Alert.

    Macular degeneration
    Acid reflux
    Prostate problems
    And the most serious heart conditions

In fact, I’m very humbled knowing I’m credited with treating and curing more patients with heart disease than any other doctor on the planet.

I’ve received thousands of thank you letters from former heart patients. These are the same people who were given up for dead by the medical community. These people are now living free of heart disease and other ailments thanks to the curative powers of phytonutrients.

Phytonutrients are natural and free of toxins and synthetics. But don’t be fooled. Phytonutrients are not ordinary “health food” products you’ll find in a grocery store or health food/vitamin store.
Why phytonutrients have 100 times
the healing power of other “natural” products

Phytonutrients are a complex combination of phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and trace elements naturally occurring in living things, primarily plants. (Phyto is Greek for plant.)

These remarkable compounds have nothing in common with the vitamins, supplements and so-called “natural” products sold in supermarkets, drugstores or on the Internet. Not even health food stores carry these products.

In fact, those store-bought pretenders are more like prescription drugs than phytonutrients in one very important respect...

Most ordinary supplements and vitamins, like pharmaceuticals, are totally synthetic and are created in a factory.

Unlike store-bought products, true phytonutrients contain a combination of all the ingredients found in nature—in their proper combination and dose, rather than one or two of the so-called active ingredients.

The phytonutrients I use in my practice and highlight in Health Alert are only available from a few laboratories that have the organic farms, the equipment and the patented techniques needed to produce these complex products.

In my newsletter, I’ll tell you what phytonutrients are best for your ailment and where you can get them.

To learn more about phytonutrients and their benefits, read my Encyclopedia of Pragmatic & Holistic Medicine Volumes I & II. Inside the pages of this resource, you’ll find remarkable treatments and cures for a wide range of ailments that affect your digestive system, your muscular-skeletal system, your nervous system and all throughout your body.

The Encyclopedia of Pragmatic & Holistic Medicine Volumes I & II is a $465 value. But, it’s yours FREE when you subscribe to Health Alert.

And one more thing, I want to offer you...

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Meet Dr. Bruce West, DC

For over 30 years, Dr. Bruce West has helped treat tens of thousands of patients left for dead by their doctors. His unique approach to medicine focuses on treating the real cause of disease, rather than just the symptoms.

His extensive research led to the discovery of phytonutrients—a complex combination of plant extracts, enzymes and vitamin and mineral complexes with remarkable healing powers.

Using phytonutrients, Dr. West was able to achieve stunning results for people with all types of heart disease and ailments, including:

    Congestive heart failure
    Coronary artery disease
    Mitral valve collapse
    Arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation
    Leaking heart valves
    Heart attacks and strokes
    Bypasses and stents
    High cholesterol

He has received thousands of thank you letters from former heart patients. His phytonutrient approach has helped tens of thousands, and he can help you, too.
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Dr. Bruce West, DC has saved hundreds of thousands of lives by warning his patients about heart problems, misdiagnoses, prostate conditions, diabetes, arthritis, and much more. Here are some amazing stories from just a few of Dr. West’s grateful patients.
James Brolin: A trusted resource

“A trusted resource”

“Dear Dr. West, thank you so much for your hard work and the new truths and facts you research and present—often in the face of fierce opposition. And thank you for your personal help and guidance with our health. We are thankful to have you as a trusted resource with any health problem.”
—James Brolin (Actor)

Kathy Lennon: Dramatic improvement!
“Dramatic improvement!”
“Dear Dr. West, with your guidance, I discovered how I could dramatically improve my health and my performance following an individualized natural health program, all without drugs or surgery.”
—Kathy Lennon
(of The Lennon Sisters)

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“Feel great and enjoy golf again”
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“With Health Alert and your recommendations I feel great, exercise four times weekly and enjoy golf again. Thank you!”
—Walter Foster, California

Henry Andrechyn: I trust Dr. West with my life!
“I trust Dr. West with my life!”
“I had a heart blockage with angina and arrhythmia. My cardiologist wanted to put me on beta-blockers, angina drugs and cholesterol-lowering drugs.
“Dr. West recommended phytonutrients. I took his advice and no longer have angina or heart arrhythmia. All without drugs! I literally trust Dr. West with my life. Health Alert is the best $39 anyone can spend. It could save your life!”
—Henry Andrechyn, Arizona

Margaret Browning: Natural healing was like a miracle
“Natural healing was like a miracle”
“In May 2004, I had triple bypass heart surgery, which left me weak and ill most every day from the medications I had to take. Then in October, I finally found help through Dr. West’s recommendations. I started to take the phytonutrient cures he recommended and got my doctor to take me off most of the medications. Since then, I have recovered remarkably. It is like a miracle. Thank you.”
—Margaret Browning, Virginia

W. M. French: Given me a new lease on life
“Given me a new lease on life”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me when I was diagnosed with heart failure. Instead of dangerous heart drugs, you prescribed phytonutrients, which have given me a normal, healthful lifestyle with no more heart problems. I sure am thankful that the Lord has blessed you, and may you always be a blessing to others.”
—W. M. French, California

Maria Foias: All test results are normal!
“All test results are normal!”
“I am happy to let you know that after following your nutritional advice for 3 months, all my problems disappeared. No more backache. No numbness in my left hand. I also had a very pleasant surprise after my annual physical. All the test results were normal, even my cholesterol, which is usually high. Thank you, Dr. West. Please continue your wonderful work.”
—Maria Foias, Indiana

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Meet Dr. Bruce West, DC

For over 30 years, Dr. Bruce West has helped treat tens of thousands of patients left for dead by their doctors. His unique approach to medicine focuses on treating the real cause of disease, rather than just the symptoms.

His extensive research led to the discovery of phytonutrients—a complex combination of plant extracts, enzymes and vitamin and mineral complexes with remarkable healing powers.

Using phytonutrients, Dr. West was able to achieve stunning results for people with all types of heart disease and ailments, including:

    Congestive heart failure
    Coronary artery disease
    Mitral valve collapse
    Arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation
    Leaking heart valves
    Heart attacks and strokes
    Bypasses and stents
    High cholesterol

He has received thousands of thank you letters from former heart patients. His phytonutrient approach has helped tens of thousands, and he can help you, too.
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Get the Most Out of Your Medical Exam

[My LDL converts to the extremely harmful Small Particle LDL and my HDL converts to the least beneficial HDL3 when I don't eat enough healthy fats and if I eat too many whole grain carbs (even when I was eating no sugar or white starch!). The trigger level for me is about 35% of my calories have to be from healthy fats (molecularly-distilled fish oil 4TBS/d, borage/evening primrose oil 1000mg GLA/d, extra virgin coconut oil 1-2TBS/d, raw seeds & nuts, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil 5-6TBS/d). Since my metabolic type (see cancer pages) requires more healthy fats and protein to be healthy, I get about 15-20% of my calories from protein (including any in beans that I often have). Carbs need to be limited and mostly from vegetables; any from grains should be very limited, even if they're whole grain. I have about 3-4TBS of cooked, steel-cut oats, 1 slice of Ezekiel bread and 1-1.5 cups of dark-colored beans or 2-3TBS brown rice as grain carbs for a typical day. The rest of my approximately 35-40% of carb calories come from raw vegetables that are washed in vegetable wash and scrubbed; these should make up a large amount of your diet, along with a few fruits that are not too sweet (or supplement extracts with no added sugar or corn syrup). When we chew our food, we get about 10% of the phytonutrients from them; blenderizing (with VitaMix 5000) lets you absorb about 90% of the nutrition from them, but you also need to be careful to choose certain vegetables each day, too. See the "Cancer Fasting" page on my website www.distance-healer.com, along with the other pages -- they apply to being healthier from all kinds of diseases, not just cancer.]

The best way to get more from your doctor visit is to open lines of communication. Here’s a list of what you should ask about the next time you have blood work done:

1. A complete breakdown of your cholesterol — specifically the measure of the two types of LDL cholesterol: large, buoyant LDL and small, dense LDL. High levels of small-dense LDL-cholesterol increases the risk of its oxidation, and this increases risk. High levels of HDL-cholesterol usually lower your risk, but only if you are free of chronic inflammation. The combination of antioxidants and high HDL is very protective against heart attacks and strokes. The small, dense LDL level should be less than 20 mg/dl. HDL cholesterol levels should be over 55 mg/dl. This should be mostly of the HDL2 type, which should be greater than 15 mg/dl.

2. Lipoprotein(a) levels — This is a hereditary factor. If your father’s or mother’s level was high, yours will also likely be high. Some studies have shown that an elevated lipoprotein(a) increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke by 70 percent. Levels should be less than 10 mg/dl.

3. C-reactive protein — This test is more indicative of heart and stroke risk than cholesterol. This test measures inflammation, a key factor in atherosclerosis. The most accurate test is the highly sensitive CRP, called hs-CRP. Your level should be less than 1.69 mg/l.

4. Homocysteine — This measures a breakdown product found during the metabolism of the amino acid methionine. Even levels that are in the higher ranges of normal put you at a high risk of a stroke or heart attack. Your level should be between 4.72 and 7.0 umol/l.

5. Fibrinogen — This tests measures how easily your blood coagulates. A high level means your blood clots very easily, increasing your risk of a heart attack. Your level should be between 180 and 350 mg/dl.

-- Dr. Russell Blaylock

Along with a good lifestyle and diet (please see other health and cancer pages regarding healthy diet and lifestyle), some of the supplements that I take for help with cholesterol and triglyceride support include:

Liver C/S Plus, 4/d, http://thymic.com/liverplus.php -- Call for health practitioner discount, 800-556-5530 / 770-972-2129, #22 for reorder (tell them if credit card change) Jill (je@thymic.com) Preventative Therapeutics, Inc. (with discount: $10.50)


Livotrit, 3/d, http://store.yahoo.com/spinelife/livotritplus.html, http://store.yahoo.com/spinelife/biotics-research.html  -- qty180 Tablets $15.60; (spineliferewards101 for 10% discount)


TMG, 2/d, Swanson qty90, 500mg, $3.59, SW549


L-Taurine, 2/d, Swanson SW827, qty100, 500mg, $3.14


Lecithin, Now non-GMO Lecithin granules, 2TBS/d, best to take with immune boosters to enhance absorption, http://www.luckyvitamin.com/733739022639.html  [733739022639, NOW Foods - Lecithin Granules (Non-GMO) Mega Pack - 10 lbs., $32.94]

Fish oil (molecularly distilled liquid oil -- and avoid omega-6 oils: corn, safflower, soybean, sunflower, peanut, canola, etc.), http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Liquid-Mega-EFA-Omega-3-EPA-DHA-Lemon-Flavor,  (3-4TBS/d; I would ramp up to this amount so that clotting can get used to it and watch clotting) -- omega-3 oils are absolutely essential with cancer and heart disease.


Zyflamend (New Chapter), anti-inflammatory (inflammation is one of the causes of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, etc.), http://www.vitacost.com/New-Chapter-Zyflamend, ($32.87, qty120, CH 040541), 2/d


L-Carnitine, 3/d; http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-L-Carnitine-Fumerate, (500mg, qty300, $29.99), 3/d, (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides)


Cinnulin (water-soluble cinnamon extract; Dr. David Williams says that regular Cassia contains coumarin in its oils that can damage kidneys and liver over time), 4/d with meals, http://www.vitabase.com/supplements/split/diabetes/cinnamon.aspx  ($12.96, 250mg, qty60, Cinnulin-PF, Free S+H >$50, otherwise $4.95 -- I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides and blood sugar/insulin resistance)

Vitamin E

oil-soluble - http://www.swansonvitamins.com/, Swanson qty120, SWU209, $44.79, 2/d (equiv to 400iu each capsule)


water-soluble - Vitamin E succinate (400iu is in Jarrow Multi Easy already)


Vitamin C

oil soluble - Ascorbyl Palmitate Vitamin C, 1 capsule/day, http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Ascorbyl-Palmitate  (500mg, qty180, $11.99, contains 200mg Vitamin C)


water-soluble - Magnesium Ascorbate powder (measure and mix in green drink), 1000mg 3 times a day, preferably taken between meals to prevent excess iron absorption. (Multi Easy has 500mg water soluble),  http://www.vitacost.com/Source-Naturals-Magnesium-Ascorbate,  ($10.19 for 189 servings of 1000mg)


Bioflavonoids, Full Spectrum Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex (3/day needed with 3000mg Vitamin C; 700mg mixed bioflavonoids for each 1000mg of vitamin C that you take.) www.swansonvitamins.com, SW128, 700mg, $6.99/250


Magnesium Citrate powder (source of Magnesium), Blaylock recommends 900mg/d of elemental magnesium (JME has 250mg, so I would make up the balance of 650mg by mixing it with my green drinks twice or 3 times a day) http://www.luckyvitamin.com/733739012951.html  ($5.50) or http://iherb.stores.yahoo.net/magnesiumcit.html (iherb, NOW-01295, $6.70, Now Mg Citrate powder, 8oz, 1tsp=450mg, 80 servings/container)


Coconut Oil (extra virgin), www.swansonvitamins.com, JR014, Jarrow, 16oz (32 1 TBS servings), organic expeller pressed, $7.79 


GLA, http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-BioAsteri-Borage-Oil-1-300-mg-240-softgels, ($27.99, qty240, 1300mg: 480mg GLA) or http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Evening-Primrose-Oil, ($.569/g GLA; $19.99, qty300, 1300mg: 117mgGLA). Dr. Blaylock advises at least 1000mg of GLA/day. (I take 2 EPO + 3 Borage per day, and keep open bottles of oil in refrigerator to minimize oxidation. Also, I mix powdered Rosemary, some lemon juice and squeeze a capsule of oil-soluble Vitamin E into open bottles of olive oil).


Flaxseed (organic golden), 2-3TBS/d, http://www.vitacost.com/Arrowhead-Mills-Organic-Golden-Flax-Seeds  [AW 476856, Arrowhead Mills Organic Golden Flax Seeds, 14 Ounces, $1.95*16/14 = 2.23/lb] (I use a little Proctor-Silex Coffee Grinder for it)

Jarrow Bilberry/Grape Skin extract, 3/d, (280mg Jarrow has Bilberry 25% 80mg & grapeskin polys 30% 200mg120caps) http://www.iherb.com/store/ProductDetails.aspx?c=Herbs&pid=JRW-14028, (iherb, JRW-14028)


BerryVin, NSI Berryvida High Orac Berries, 2/d, http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-BerryVin-FKA-Berryvida-High-Orac-Berries, NI 001996, NSI BerryVin (FKA Berryvida) High Orac Berries -- 500 mg - qty120 Capsules, $18.99

Gugulipid, http://store.yahoo.com/iherb/guggulsterones.html, SNS-01840, $10.99*.86, qty120, 37.5mg gugulsterones, 375mg 10%, 3/d, (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides)


Pantethine, 3/d, www.swansonvitamins.com, SWU150, 300mg, qty60, $10.49, (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides)


Policosanol, 2/d, Swanson SWU268, qty60 capsules, 10mg, $4.49 from sugar cane. [SWU204, qty60 capsules, 20mg, $8.29 are sometimes on sale - buy one, get one free], (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides)


Flush-Free Niacin (inositol hexaniacinate), 3-6/d (higher dose if cholesterol is out of control and liver is fine), www.swansonvitamins.com,  [Swanson SWU081, 500mg Niacin + 140mg Inositol, qty240 capsules, $14.99, (I take for help with cholesterol/triglycerides and blood sugar/insulin resistance)

Garlicin, qty90, 350mg, $6.89, Swanson NW015, 2/d


Aged Garlic, Swanson KY048, Kyolic #100 Yeast-Free Garlic, qty300, 300mg, $16.99, 2/d


Jarrow Multi Easy vitamin powder, 1 scoop or just over 3.5 tsp/d (actually 3 3/5 tsp/d -- I take half a scoop in AM and half scoop PM in water, http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=242&at=0,   (JRW-01019, Jarrow Multi Easy powder 13.77); [http://www.luckyvitamin.com/790011010197.html  ($13.29) [Note that taking isolated vitamins without a good multivitamin/mineral base can stimulate cancer – see Dr. Blaylock’s book, “Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients”. He also explains why the forms of the various vitamins and minerals is critical (e.g., methionate, amino acid chelates, aspartate, glycinate, etc. are harmful] and why binders, such as magnesium stearate, stearic acid and di-calcium phosphate can prevent more than 60% of the nutrient from being absorbed (i.e., “toilet bullets” pass through you unchanged).


Heart disease, cholesterol and info on how many people are harmed by low-fat, one-size-fits-all diets:

www.atherotech.com (They can mail a blood test kit to your doctor and help him or her interpret the results.)

www.eatfatbehealthy.com (Although some people benefit from low-fat diets, others are harmed and even killed by these diets.)

http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Disease-Breakthrough-10-Step-Program/dp/0471353094  (Written by Dr. Yannios, who has the same problem as I, needing about 25% of his calories from healthy fats in order to prevent his arteries from plugging up. Research vitamins B6, B12 & folic acid preventing high homocysteine levels, too, in order to reduce heart attack risk. 60% of people having heart attacks have normal lipid -- standard cholesterol & triglyceride -- blood test results! Visit www.atherotech.com for more info. Also, search with Google for "superko small particle ldl" -- without the quotes.)


http://www.drwhitaker.com  Also, see his Wellness Institute, specializing in heart disease, diabetes and other degenerative diseases. He's often able help to get people off most (sometimes all) prescriptions while, at the same time, becoming much healthier through diet and lifestyle modification, along with supplements and state-of the art therapy, such as EECP which grows new collateral arteries naturally, sort of a natural bypass: http://whitakerwellness.com/testimonials/eecp/ )

Advanced Cholesterol Formula
http://chetday.com/statinsideeffects.htm (also Dr. Blaylock, in his Diabetes newsletter, states that all statins, such as simvastatin, lipitor, mevacor, etc. cause cancer and increase death from all causes, as well as cause "brain fog").

Excellent product developed by Dr. Rowen for Cholesterol: http://www.healthyresolve.com/cholesterol/
"I've found several supplements that may raise HDL. These include niacin, policosanol (I recommend Healthy Resolve's Advanced Cholesterol Formula – call 800-728-2288 for more information), turmeric, and curcumin." -- Dr. Rowen.


Is High Cholesterol Actually “Good” for Your Brain?
I personally think essential phospholipids are one of the best supplements you can take for circulation protection. They help raise HDL cholesterol’s scouring activity. You can buy essential phospholipids in a product called LipoFlow, which is available at many health food stores and on the Internet.

 * Other supplements that may raise HDL include fish oil, niacin, policosanol (which is available in Healthy Resolve’s Advanced Cholesterol Formula (http://www.healthyresolve.com/cholesterol/), and curcumin.

 * You also need to get plenty of exercise. Walking and other types of exercise can overcome a lot of bad habits. And it’s great for your circulation.

 * And finally, the best advice I can give you is to watch your diet! Increase the amount of natural protectors you eat. These include onions, fish, and soluble fibers found in apples, citrus, grapes, legumes, and fruit. My HDL was once 45 with total cholesterol of 155. Today, with 10 more years under my belt, my numbers are even better – 58 and 168 (notice my overall cholesterol number went up, but my numbers are better because my HDL went up even more as a percentage). I attribute the HDL difference to my diet, which is primarily made up of raw fruits and vegetables. Prevention is always your best medicine.


Why statins will destroy your brain

You may know that cholesterol is needed for your body to produce vitamin D, steroid and sex-hormone production, and for healthy cell membranes. You also may know that statins can lower your cholesterol so far that your body can't make these vital nutrients. But did you know that statins will also impair your cognitive function as you age?

It's true! Your liver isn't the only organ in your body that produces cholesterol. Your brain makes it as well. Cholesterol makes up a large portion of the membranes in your neurons. Since neurons are mostly membranes, a lack of cholesterol might impair their function. I predicted years ago that research would eventually connect low cholesterol to poor memory and overall brain function. And now we have the proof.

Researchers recently performed a study on 1,181 subjects over the age of 64. They found that low levels of cholesterol significantly lower general cognitive abilities. They also found that low cholesterol reduces your brain's processing speed. The authors agreed that lower total cholesterol is a strong marker for predicting lower cognitive function in those over 64.

This should be on the front page of every newspaper in the country. But with Pharma owning the health news that spoon-feeds most Americans, it's buried. But Second Opinion readers know better. You won't let them bamboozle you into dropping your total cholesterol below 170 with drugs.

In fact, unless you have a hereditary disorder of really high cholesterol (over 270), I would be wary about any statin use altogether. The doctors want to cut off the enzyme in your liver that makes cholesterol. With the same enzyme making essential cholesterol in your brain, you might trade "doctor happy" ultra-low cholesterol for a "personally sad" case of cognitive decline.

I've shown you many ways to safely lower your cholesterol without any commercial statin. You can read these on my website. In the next health alert, I'm going to show you another safe way to lower your cholesterol that most doctors never consider.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Robert Jay Rowen, MD

Neurobiology of Aging, 2007 Sept 19

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