I look at hundreds of studies each week that I incorporate into HealthBlogger. I sometimes find gems in the most unusual places. Because I have the entire Internet look for key words each day like "Heart Disease", I get articles that normally would be missed. Last week I found the gem that is the first feature in this week's HealthBlogger.
I have reported before that there is plenty of evidence that the heart can be repaired, especially if helped with special orthomolecular supplementation. With this article, we see that a young girls heart fixed itself, which the experts admitted, they thought was impossible. Are you seeing a cardiologist that would be considered an expert, that has a paradyme like these mentioned in this article, who thinks that hearts have to be replaced when broken, as in a transplant, and that the human heart can't ever be fixed by the body itself? This is why I teach people to take charge of one's own health and learn to think out of the proverbial allopathic box.
One progressive cardiologist was quoted in the article saying... "The heart apparently has major regenerative powers and it is now key to find out how they work." Another was quoted that "this was a miracle, and that it was rare for patients' hearts to simply get better on their own."
Lastly, the article suggested that perhaps there are a small number of stem cells in the heart which may somehow be triggered in crisis situations to heal damaged tissue. Please be sure to read this article because it is an amazing story and it gives us clues on why some may repair on their own and some may not.
Let me help them and you by giving research that most cardiologists don't know, but you will, because I have reported this before and it appears on my web page on Heart Health. Here it is and I hope it gets read by progressive health care professionals...
Dr. Richard T. Lee, M.D., senior author of a study published by the American Heart Association says: "We have been taught for decades that when your heart cells are dead, they are dead and there is nothing we can do about it. We are excited about anything suggesting that we can grow more heart cells. "Lee and his colleagues tested 880 bioactive substances – including drugs and vitamins – approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to see if they stimulated the mouse stem cells to become heart muscle cells. The cells were genetically altered to give off a fluorescent bright green color when viewed under a microscope if they had become heart muscle cells. "We only got 1 out of the 880 to light up, and that was from ascorbic acid, the chemical commonly known as vitamin C," says Lee, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and a lecturer in biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
Why is this so important? Genetically we are suppose to produce vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) in our livers and we produced it originally at high levels when we were under stress. We have lost that ability so now it must be provided by diet and supplements.
For years, practitioners and researchers have presented evidence pointing to the importance of vitamin C to human health.
Nearly 50 years ago, for example, the Canadian cardiologist J. C. Patterson, M.D., reported that more than 80% of his heart disease patients had low vitamin C levels in their blood. In 1954, G. C. Wills, M.D., showed that vitamin C supplementation could reduce atherosclerotic deposits in the arteries of patients. His study received scant attention.
Since 1970, the major advocate for increasing our vitamin C intake has been Linus Pauling, Ph.D., a two-time Nobel Laureate. Due at least in part to his influence, vitamin C consumption in the U.S. rose by 300% during the 1970's. During this same period, mortality from heart disease plummeted more than 30%.
In May 1992, University of California-Los Angeles researchers reported on a study of 11,000 Americans. They found that increasing intake of vitamin C nearly halves the death rate from heart disease and lengthens life expectancy up to six years.
In addition to the vitamin C connection, I have found a few other supplements that have amazing heart health benefits, especially for regeneration. I take all of these for my own heart damage.
Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl L-Carnitine... Increases energy at the cellular level by multiplying mitochondria, especially needed by muscles, like the heart. The heart burns fat more than glucose for energy, these increase fat burning needed for the hearts energy production.
Ubiquinol... Normal levels of CoQ10 naturally decline with age, which may result in less efficient functioning of the heart and other organs. CoQ10 lessens the incidence of angina attacks, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, heart valve irregularities, hypertension, mitral valve prolapse, and periodontal disease; protects LDL cholesterol against oxidation; increases exercise tolerance; burns unwanted fat; supports healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels; and is beneficial to smokers.
All of these as well as optimal amounts of D3, important for heart health are found in NSI - Cardio-Lift Multi.
Hawthorn Berries... Normalizes blood pressure; is beneficial to dieters and those with congestive heart failure; prevents premature ventricular contractions and hypoxia; has diuretic and antioxidant potential; lowers cholesterol; acts as a vasodilator; is an ACE inhibitor, beta-blocker, and anti-inflammatory; increases exercise tolerance; and reduces the incidence of tachycardia and palpitations.
Terminalia Arguna... Arjunolic acid, a new triterpene and a potent extract from the bark of Terminalia arjuna, has been shown to provide significant cardiac protection in myocardial necrosis in rats. Arjunolic acid treatment prevents the decrease in the levels of powerful antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione, alpha-tocopherol, and ascorbic acid. In a study on the efficacy of the bark powder in treating congestive cardiac failure (CCF), over 40% of the cases showed marked improvement. CCF due to congenital anomaly of heart and valvular disease was also brought under control.
Salvia Miltiorrhiza... clinical trials showing that the standardized extract significantly reduced myocardial infarct size (the portion of the heart muscle that is damaged by insufficient blood supply) and lessened myocardial injury, lowered the oxygen consumption of the heart muscle in tissue and animal studies, and reduced platelet aggregation (blood cell stickiness) and thrombosis (blood clot) formation. Clinical tests in China and Japan of cases of angina showed close to 90% of those tested were significantly helped! About 80% of arrhythmias were corrected or at least improved. And in many cases, the mitral valves of the heart have actually shown to have been helped over long term use correcting many problems.
Enjoy this week's articles and studies... And remember, it's never too late to become younger.
British girl's heart heals itself after transplant...
LONDON – British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart.
After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what many experts had thought impossible: it healed itself enough so that doctors could remove the donated heart. But she also had a price to pay: the drugs Clark took to prevent her body from rejecting the donated heart led to malignant cancer that required chemotherapy.
Vitamin D, Curcumin May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques Found In Alzheimer's Disease...
UCLA scientists and colleagues from UC Riverside and the Human BioMolecular Research Institute have found that a form of vitamin D, together with a chemical found in turmeric spice called curcumin, may help stimulate the immune system to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the plaques considered the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
New Evidence: Exercise Helps Heart Disease, Increases Survival Better than Angioplasty ...
(NaturalNews) At the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation meeting recently held in Barcelona, Spain, new heart research was presented that shows one treatment in particular can provide remarkable help for patients with certain forms of serious heart disease. It's not a new drug or surgical procedure. Instead, it's a natural therapy -- plain old-fashioned regular exercise.
Study: 1 in 3 breast cancer patients overtreated...
One in three breast cancer patients identified in public screening programs may be treated unnecessarily, a new study says. Karsten Jorgensen and Peter Gotzsche of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen analyzed breast cancer trends at least seven years before and after government-run screening programs for breast cancer started in parts of Australia, Britain, Canada, Norway and Sweden. The research was published Friday in the BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal.
NCL Study Links Aspartame To Leukemia/Lymphoma...
In 2005 the renowned Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences reported a rigorous three years study on 1,800 rats, concluding: aspartame causes significant increases in lympomas/leukemias and is a multi-potential carcinogen. EFSA invented “deficiencies” in the study to protect manufacturers pet poison. The second study, ERF 2007, entirely verified the first. Dr. Morando Soffritti, who led both projects, noted that so much formaldehyde developed in aspartame-exposed rats that their skin turned yellow.
Provocative New Evidence Links Vitamin D and Other Nutrients to Heart Disease...
Emerging research suggests that nutritional factors—including vitamin D, magnesium, and others—may influence the risk and progression of cardiovascular disease. The new data on nutrition and heart disease were the topic of a recent symposium and are summarized in the July issue of The American Journal of the Medical Sciences (AJMS), official journal of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and biomedical intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.
"The prospect that macro- and micronutrients may play an important role in the appearance of diseases of the cardiovasculature and their progressive nature is both intriguing and provocative," according to the article’s preface by Dr. Karl T. Weber.
The article highlights key findings presented at the SSCI's Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans earlier this year. The symposium was presented in conjunction with the SSCI's Cardiovascular Club and the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences/North America.
Paleolithic Nutrition:Your Future Is In Your Dietary Past...
You are what you eat - and, perhaps surprisingly, you also are what your ancestors ate.
Just as individual genetics and experiences influence your nutritional requirements, millions of years of evolution have also shaped your need for specific nutrients.
The implications? Your genes, which control every function of your body, are essentially the same as those of your early ancestors. Feed these genes well, and they do their job - keeping your healthy. Give these genes nutrients that are unfamiliar or in the wrong ratios, and they go awry - aging faster, malfunctioning, and leading to disease.
According to S. Boyd Eaton, M.D., one of the foremost authorities on paleolithic (prehistoric) diets, modern diets are out of sync with our genetic requirements. He makes the point that the less you eat like your ancestors, the more susceptible you'll be to coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many other "diseases of civilization."1 To chart the right direction for improving your current or future nutrition, you have to understand - and often adopt - the diet of the past.
Vitamin D fights pancreatic cancer...
A new study published in the July 21 2009 issue of World Journal of Gastroenterology says that the most active form of vitamin D may be used to treat pancreatic cancer.Chian KC and Chen TC, authors of the study, from the Chang Gung University in Tainwan, China reported that a recent trial had demonstrated that a vitamin D analog known as 19-nor-1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(2) effectively inhibits pancreatic tumor growth in vitro and in vivo via up-regulation of p21 and p27 tumor suppressor genes.
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