From Pete’s desk …
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading single cause of disease burden and death in Australia (according to the Australian Government’s website).
In 2018, CHD accounted for 17,500 deaths.
How can you avoid becoming a statistic?
Let me introduce you to Philip.
Philip came to me complaining of forgetfulness, aches and pains, chest pain and breathlessness.
He used to be able to walk for miles but then he was diagnosed with angina.
The protocol for angina was statin drugs.
Shortly after commencing statin drugs his exercise tolerance dropped by 90%, with increasing aches, pains and weakness in his body and legs.
He had been instructed by his GP to swap butter for margarine, to trim all the fat of his meat, and to eat mainly fruit and vegies.
Philip didn’t realize that he makes cholesterol from the excess sugar his body can’t utilise for energy.
Our bodies can only handle one teaspoonful four times a day.
Did you know that your body turns 1 slice of bread into 6 teaspoons of sugar?
That means you are already 2 teaspoons over your daily quota, and your body will turn the excess sugar into cholesterol.
After checking Philips live blood under the microscope and checking over the health of his vital organs, I informed Philip to eat more butter, coconut oil, meatfats and other good oils and to throw away his margarine.
I suggested a breakfast of eggs and bacon, instead of cereals and breads.
Philp initially worried that his cholesterol would go through the roof having eggs and bacon, but he was willing to give it a go.
He now has well controlled cholesterol levels and is no longer on statin drugs.
Not only that, he is back to riding his push bike and walking his long distances, without any aches and pain.
His long and short term memory is fully restored.
What can we learn from Philip?
That statin drugs or cholesterol lowering drugs are not the answer.
Cholesterol has been blamed for Coronary Heart Disease and Australians continue to use statins more than any other prescription drug.
Did you know that statins are prescribed more than 24 million times in 12 months?
I believe this is a major concern for the health of my clients.
Statin drugs are extremely hard on the liver.
Your liver has over 500 functions in the body, and when your liver is under siege from statins it is hard to keep up with it normal jobs, like removing waste products from the blood, or balancing your hormones, or digesting your fats.
Every single day we are subjected to as many toxins as my grandparents were over their whole life!
If you are taking cholesterol lowering drugs make sure your GP checks your liver function every 3 to 6 months.
(If you need another convincer, please research motor neuron disease in conjunction with statin drugs – you will be in for a shock !!)
In my opinion cholesterol is not the enemy, it is your ally.
When there is a rough patch inside a vein or artery, cholesterol is used by the body to patch it up nice and smooth, so the blood can flow undisturbed.
Looking at the things you can do to prevent symptoms of CHD, it is important to know that cholesterol is only doing the job it was designed for within your arteries.
So how do you avoid damage blood vessels in the first place?
You need to avoid inflammation.
Here is how you can reverse inflammation and arterial plague.
- Avoid sugars and high starch carbohydrates (which our body turns into sugars)
- Avoid the sugar of fruit, fruit juices and soft drinks.
- Steer clear of polyunsaturated oils of any kind, particularly hydrogenated transfats such as margarines. (The pressure taken to squeeze oil from seeds will raise the temperature of the oil to the point where it is oxidised creating transfats which create inflammation.)
- Avoid processed foods as much as possible.
My client Margaret reduced her cholesterol levels of 12, (yes you read correctly), to 6 in a period of 6 months.
She cut out high starch carbohydrates and sugars and relied predominantly on fats and oils for her fuel source.
Cholesterol levels of 6 are very healthy, because when your levels drop below 4, your chances of cancer double.
Most people benefit from a ketogenic lifestyle with approximately 50% of the diet being good fats and oils, a palm sized portion of protein and a few fingers worth of low carb starch and a spoonful of fermented vegetables to keep optimum gut health.
There is a link between Coronary Heart Disease and fatty liver.
Most of my clients have fatty livers when they first come to me.
Their biliary ducts have become blocked and the liver can’t filter the blood properly.
Their bile flow is impaired, and bile is needed for good digestion, particularly of fats.
Beetflow restores the bile flow and helps restore digestion and good energy levels.
But this is not all that Beetflow will do for you!
Studies were carried out in a group of smokers using the amino acid Taurine.
We know that the nicotine from smoking constricts the blood vessels.
The people who smoked were given 500 mg of Taurine three times a day and the diameter of their blood vessels returned to normal even when they continued to smoke.
Beetflow not only has taurine, but also nitric acid from the red beet which has the same dilatory effect on any tubes in the body, including the arteries and the biliary ducts.
So if you have narrowing of any arteries, including around the heart, Beetflow will help the blood flow again.
Another very simple thing to assist in controlling symptoms of CHD is to keep your blood thin.
“Blood thinners” don’t actually thin blood.
They only prevent it clotting so quickly.
I have examined blood of people on “blood thinners” and often it has had all the red cells joined together in chains causing it to be very thick.
The only thing that thins blood is water.
Drinking a litre of water for every 30 kg of body weight will hydrate adequately and allow the blood to run freely.
With every litre of water we require ¼ teaspoon of pure salt (Himalayan) for sufficient minerals/electrolytes so the electrical current in and out of cells and around the body will occur.
This is extremely important for the electrical system of the heart.
(People who drink lots of water on bush walks can end up having heart attacks due to not having enough minerals/electrolytes on board; they lose them through sweating and then dilute them further with lots of water.)
The other key thing that causes your red cells to clump together is impaired protein digestion.
Systemic enzymes such as serrapeptase and/or nattokinase help clean up the plaque within the arteries.
Lastly, a chelation agent like EDTA, is great to help keep your heart and arteries nice and healthy.
So, just to recap:
- Book in for Live and Dried Blood Analysis or a Full Health Analysis.
- Keep well hydrated, drink 1 litre of water for every 30 kg of body weight.
- Have ¼ teaspoon of Himalayan Salt for every litre of water drunk.
- Take as much oral magnesium as your bowel will tolerate and have Epsom salts baths with 4 to 6 cups of magnesium sulphate in the bath.
- Change to a keto lifestyle gaining most of your energy from good fats and oils.
- Take Beetflow three times a day to assist in digesting fats plus to dilate the blood vessels.
- Take an enzyme mix such as vascuzyme to assist with digestion as well as to help clean the circulatory system.
- Increase the hydrochloric acid in the stomach with Betaine HCL at meal times to help digest proteins properly.
- Take EDTA (a chelation agent) to assist having a healthy circulatory system particularly the coronary arteries.