Breakthrough Discovery in Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease May Be an Early Form of 

Scurvy

Please enjoy this fascinating development in heart disease- Dr. Drew Collins

Original Article Link: http://www.drrathresearch.org/discoveries/heart-disease.html
heart disease san diego clinic of integrative medicineDr. Rath’s discovery reveals that coronary heart disease occurs exactly for the same reason thatclinical (early) scurvydoes – a deficiency of vitamin C in the cells composing the artery wall. Humans, unlike animals, develop heart disease because their bodies cannot produce vitamin C. The average diet provides enough vitamin C to prevent scurvy, but not enough to guarantee stable artery walls. As a consequence of vitamin C deficiency, millions of tiny cracks and lesions develop in the artery walls. Subsequently, cholesterol, lipoproteins and other blood risk factors enter the damaged artery walls to repair these lesions.

In the case of chronic vitamin deficiency, this repair process becomes continuous. Over the course of many years, atherosclerotic deposits develop. Deposits in the arteries of the heart eventually lead to heart attack; deposits in the arteries of the brain lead to stroke.

Dr. Rath identified and our research has proven that atherosclerosis is nature’s plaster cast for weak and cracked arterial walls that are chronically deficient in vitamin C and other essential nutrients. One of these nutrients is the amino acid lysine. Lysine is called an essential amino acid because, similar to vitamin C, it cannot be produced in the human body. Lysine, together with another amino acid, proline, is the main component of collagen. These two amino acids comprise about 25% of all amino acids in the collagen molecule. A deficiency of lysine and proline can also trigger blood vessel wall weakness and instability.

Research and clinical studies conducted by Dr. Rath confirm that the most important function of vitamin C in preventing heart attacks and strokes is its ability to increase the production of collagen, elastin, and other reinforcement molecules in the body.

This groundbreaking discovery in heart disease should be taught in every medical textbook and school and explains why other cardiovascular conditions, including heart failure, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure and circulatory problems in diabetes, occur in the case of long-term vitamin deficiencies.

Adrenal Fatigue or Burnout?

Possibly you have been to a health care practitioner of some sort and when you mentioned you were feeling tired they might have said you have Adrenal adrenal fatigue san diego clinic of integrative medicineFatigue.

You’ve probably wondered what that even was or if Adrenal Fatigue even a real medical condition?

The answer is both yes and no.

Your adrenal glands are small glands that reside atop of your kidneys.  Their job is to release cortisol when there is stress in the body.  Cortisol gives you the extra energy to get through “the tiger chasing you” which is how we perceive our boss giving deadlines or our kid’s soccer schedule or both.  It also has to do with metabolism and glucose regulation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortisol

We are often moving targets in our daily life and we fuel up with venti lattes (caffeine, a stimulant) to get through our afternoons.

Over time, our adrenal glands can’t keep up with the demand placed on them.  Here is where the fatigue part comes in. You might start getting tired in the afternoons, soon you have trouble sleeping and then you notice your midback starts hurting.  You start getting more colds and you have higher inflammation which means more aches and pains. Worst of all weight gain.

There are complicated processes going on in the body that cascade into these symptoms and there are stages to all of these symptoms.  At any point things can get complicated and turn into more alarming conditions.

We can help get you back to great working order at any stage of symptoms.

Sometimes it as simple as the right supplements and lifestyle changes. Sometimes treatment for Adrenal Fatigue can be more aggressive in treatment, perhaps a series of IV nutrition.

So yes and no, Adrenal Fatigue is a series of symptoms lumped together to be called a condition.

Come in and let’s talk about it.