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The Real Cause of Heart Attacks

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For decades, doctors and dentists have been forced to put out fires instead of finding the causes behind them. Such an underlying mindset has fostered pharmaceuticals which relieve symptoms of disease by covering them up; dentistry which polishes, patches, and extracts; and surgeons who have little opportunity to be able to delve into the underlying causes of diseased organs when most of their time is involved with the removal (or replacement) of them.

All this is changing as patients and people are beginning to take responsibility for themselves and are seeking ways to augment their health with safe nutritional supplements, proper diet, a wholesome life style, and quality exercise.

Only recently have we begun to look past the symptoms to the deeper roots of our health problems. For instance, when an abscess develops in our mouth, we are no longer compelled to pull the adjacent tooth, but can work on improving the condition of our blood and our immune system to be able to rid that area of poisons and save the tooth. If your finger becomes abscessed, do you cut it off?

With the advancement of technology, we now have amazing tools to help surgeons perform incredibly precise surgeries on heart walls, arteries, and other organs. These same technological advancements also yield devices which are able to diagnose and treat diseases non-invasively.

Recently, Dr. Valentin Fuster, President of the American Heart Association and director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York has suggested that we begin to look in the direction of vulnerable plaque, inflammation, physical activity and diet, genes, cholesterol levels, and education. (See A Health Heart Update by Valentin Fuster).

Further, Daniel Q. Haney of the Associated Press stated that "Medicine’s understanding of what causes heart attacks is being rewritten." The article goes on to say that vulnerable plaque, something that cardiologists can’t see, is responsible for 85% of all heart attacks. Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic then adds "The rupture of a plaque will be the cause of death of about half of all of us in the United States. Understanding why they rupture is probably the most important question today in cardiology and even the most important question in the country." (See Vulnerable Plaque, The Latest in Heart Disease? by Haney)

It’s no wonder, now that such information is being disseminated that we are beginning to see changes in the medical profession. The treatment of choice for chest pain, heart, or cardiovascular problems has been to date bypass surgery or angioplasty, even though, as intelligent professionals, these highly skilled surgeons have been aware that removing a piece of blocked artery is simply a "patch" technique to prolong their patient’s life but one which by no means "cures" the problem. With the recent understanding of vulnerable plaque, new techniques are being sought to cope with heart attacks, strokes, etc.. We trust that soon the step will be taken whereupon traditional medicine will be able to publish the concept that the condition of the blood might be responsible for causing the plaque that’s blocking the arteries that the surgeons are replacing.

At that point, the change of direction which can only be eluded to in articles, journals, and books at this time will be underway. The condition of the blood, nutrition, safe supplements, preventive and longevity medicine will be the Medicine of Choice of the Future.

Fully twenty years ago, Dr. Gordon realized that the condition of the blood was the all important factor in cardio-vascular medicine. He discovered that by manipulating the molecular environment of a patient’s bloodstream utilizing the unique synergistic nutritional support formula based on the life’s work of Dr. Lester Morrison, he was able to document such significant improvements of blood flow to the legs, head, and heart of patients experiencing problems of clot, spasm, and arrhythmia that, even without adding the powerful intravenous chelation treatments, less than 5% of his patients ever found the need to go on with previously proposed or strongly recommended heart of blood vessel surgery. If intravenous chelation and oxidative therapies were added (when indicated), this number diminished to under 1%.

Dr. Lester Morrison had already extensively documented a better than 70% reduction in second heart attack rate(1). Fifteen years ago when we worked with Dr Morrison we added oral EDTA to his formula, and using this along with other useful anti-atherogenic nutrients, Dr. Gordon was able to make the Morrison Heart Formula easier to take, more concentrated, and even more effective.

The overall benefits of this unique proven formula have now been further enhanced by adding the beneficial lipid lowering effects of red yeast and beta sitosterol as well as a unique combination of Grape Seed Extract (OPCs), EDTA, EPA, MSM, Phosphatidyl Serine, Red Algae, Ginkgo Biloba, high allicin containing Organic Garlic, and more than 50 other ingredients, most of which are well documented and known to improve circulation, reduce strokes, and promote health and longevity.

Purpose of Beyond Chelation:


The purpose of the new Beyond Chelation Formula is to help prevent strokes and heart attacks which are in part the end result of the formation of atherosclerotic plaques and the associated formation of thromboxane which leads first to enhanced platelet aggregation, then to artery blockage, and finally on to thrombosis. The Formula deals with these problems at the cellular level and, by individual & synergistic means, helps to prevent this well recognized pathway leading to vascular disease and eventual death from forming.

Safety and Side Effects:


All of the ingredients within the Beyond Chelation products can be safely and continuously consumed by patients for 30, 40, or even 50 years, providing effective life-long protection at the molecular level against virtually all of the major recognized factors now believed to bring on cardiovascular related deaths.

List of Ingredients:


Volumes of pertinent research exist on the 60+ nutrients contained in the balanced, synergistic Beyond Chelation formulas. Each formula within the Beyond Chelation package can be used independently or in combination with the other formulas with remarkable results. Some of the significant properties of only a portion of these ingredients are listed below. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Gordon Research Institute or Longevity Plus Products by phone, fax, or email.

Alpha Lipoic Acid:


Anti-oxidant critical to the entire network of Vitamin C, E, & Glutathione

Facilitates many metabolic pathways and helps to convert food into energy

100% absorbed and is used in Europe to prevent some of the side effects of diabetes & oxidative stress

EPA:


Essential fatty acids that can best be summarized by pointing out that the mere ingestion of salmon twice a week has been shown to reduce the overall mortality from heart attacks by more than 40%. The deficiency in our diet of this essential nutrient is widely recognized, and the efficacy in preventing thrombosis or hypercoagulable states in the bloodstream with supplemental use of EPA is overwhelmingly documented.

GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid):


Essential fatty acids which also help prevent thrombosis &/or hypercoagulable states in the bloodstream

Omega 3, 6, & 9:


More than 25% of the adult American population have low levels of Omega 3 or Omega 6.

Modulation of essential fatty acids (EFA) with diet provides a powerful tool to treat such disorders as the complications of diabetes mellitus, cystic fibrosis, Crohn’s disease, dermatitis, CFS, eye disorders, brain dysfunction, behavioral disturbances, depression, and neurological diseases.(11)

Grape Seed Extract (95% Proanthocyanodins):


Contains OPCs which enhance anti-oxidant & lipid anti-oxidant activity throughout the entire body

Are anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and potent metal chelating agents

Shown to inhibit elastases and are therefore good for vascular protection

Capable of modulating microvascular permeability in brain therapy, decreasing capillary fragility

Effective in stabilizing collagen

Helps to maintain the functional state of the vascular wall

Carrageenan (Natural Extract of Red Algae/Chondrus Crispus):


A sulphate ester of D-Galactose, a monosaccharide, usable by both red and white blood cells

Dietary Galactose is usable to construct & maintain glycoforms used in cell to cell communication(2)

EDTA (EthyleneDiamineTetraAcetic Acid):


Prolongs prothrombin time and lowers cholesterol

Oral absorption documented to be from 5-18%

Widely used in the American food supply to reduce the free radical reactions going on in food

Prevents the copper catalyzed oxidation of Vitamin C(3) and enhances Vitamin C anti-oxidant properties

Seems to lower the level of toxic metals in the body while enhancing the uptake of certain essential nutrients

The safety of EDTA in the body has been extremely well documented by the Food & Drugs Research Labs(4)

Surpasses activity of Aspirin & Coumadin in problems of blood clotting without their adverse side effects

Stabilizes the entire Beyond Chelation product and ensures its full potency over time

Gingko Biloba, Phosphatidyl Serine (PS), & Phosphatidyl Choline:


Reduces the cholesterol concentration present in arterial wall

Protects against all nerve degenerative diseases

Has major anti-oxidant and anti-platelet activities

Conserves and restores crucial higher brain functions

Improves membrane function in cells

Benefits young healthy adults in coping with stress

Revitalizes hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

Is involved in bone matrix formation, testicular function, and in maintaining heart rhythm

BTN Hydrochloride:


A methylating agent to help deal with the problem of homocysteine

MSM:


An organic sulfur compound known for its anti-inflammatory & circulation enhancing properties

Helps to build methionine & cysteine -- rate limiting amino acids which have chelating benefits

Helps manufacture hair, nails, connecting tissue, skin, enzymes, hormones, and immunoglobulins

May help to keep tissues more flexible and reduce interface friction between blood components

Chromium:


May counteract the enhanced oxidative stress seen in Type II Diabetes

A deficiency leads to insulin resistance and hyperglycemia

The Chinese documented a decrease in the complaint of fatigue in over 80% of Chromium treated subjects

Vitamin C, E, Beta-Carotene, & Selenium:


Provably lowers the capacity of platelets to aggregate and reduces in vivo platelet activation

Provably reduces the production of Thromboxane A2(5)

Vitamin D:


Research shows low levels or deficiency of Vitamin D in at least 40% of individuals in America already taking Vitamin D supplements. With osteoporosis an epidemic problem, an increase in assimilable Vitamin D is appropriate.

Organic Garlic:


800mg per day offers a significant reduction in total cholesterol as well as LDL cholesterol

Lowers blood pressure and is anti-viral

Red Yeast:


Works as an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor(6)

Contains the components of yeast cell walls, including Mannans, Glucans, Chitin, Glycoproteins, & Lipids

Mannose, Zylose, & Fucose are recognized as being 3 of the necessary 8 monosaccharides needed in our diet

Lipid lowering - with lovastatin - reduced combined fatal and non-fatal myocardial infractions by 40%(8)

Reduces total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol and decreases triglycerides(9)

Beta Sitosterol:


Is an effective option in the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyper-plasia)(7)

Improves peak urinary flow and post-void residual urinary volume (PVR)

An effective way used in Germany of primary and secondary prophylaxis of coronary heart disease

A fully accepted treatment for hyper-lipidema in children & adolescents(10)

Trace Minerals:


Enhance the lowering of blood pressure

Assist in the metabolic process

Summary:


Taking advantage of recent research and discoveries, Gordon Research Institute is attempting to provide a balanced, synergistic, wide spectrum blend of ingredients known for their health giving properties and their effectiveness in combating physical and mental degeneration.

Additions to earlier formulas are: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta Glucan, Betaine HCI, Beta Sitosterol, Choline, Evening Primrose Oil, dL-Methionine, Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), Grape Seed Extract, Linoleic Acid (Omega 6), Malic Acid, MSM, Omega-3 Marine Lipid Concentrate, Oleic Acid (Omega 9), Phosphatidyl Choline Concentrate, Phosphatidyl Ginkgo Boost, Phosphatidyl Serine Concentrate, Red Yeast, Trace Mineral Complex, and Vanadium.

Once patients receive Beyond Chelation’s total package of nutrients, the major causes of acute cardiovascular mortality are dealt with as effectively as Dr. Gordon believes is possible today within a nutritionally based program.

Note: Some people will warrant higher levels of some of these ingredients for a specific period of time, depending on risk factors and symptoms. Also certain other nutrients are clearly useful but due to expense cannot be included in a basic program. Such nutrients would include, Co-enzyme Q, Carnitine, & those producing the anti-inflammatory activity of the uniquely formulated product Wobenzym.

References:


(1) Morrison, Lester M., M.D., and Schjeide, O. Arne, Ph.D. Coronary Heart Disease and the Mucopolysaccharides (Glyco-saminoglycans). (1974) Charles C. Thomas, Publisher. 2600 S. First Street, Springfield, Illinois 62717. ISBN 0-398-02903-2.

Morrison, Lester M., M.D., and Schjeide, Ole A. Ph.D. Arteriosclerosis. Prevention, Treatment, and Regression. (1984) Charles C. Thomas, Publisher. 2600 S. First Street, Springfield, Illinois 62717. ISBN 0-398-04919-X.

Morrison, Lester M., M.D., with Nugent, Nancy. Dr. Morrison’s Heart-Saver Program. (1982) St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010. ISBN 0-312-21481-2.

(2) "Comparison of Erthrocyte Uridine Sugar Nucleotide Levels in Normals…and Patients with Metabolic Disorders," by G.B. Gibson, R.A. Reynolds, M.J. Palmieri, Proceedings of the Fisher Institute for Med Research, Vol 1, #1: 44(5): 597-604, 1995

(3) Ch.L. Aamoth, et al., Annals, NY Academy of Science, Vol. 88, 1960

(4) "Safety Evaluations of Calcium EDTA," Bernard L. Oser, Food & Drugs Res. Labs, Toctoxicol. Appl. Pharmacol, 5, 142-162, 1963

(5) "Effects of Anti-Oxidant Supplementation of Platelet Function: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Double Blind Trial," by J.T. Salonen, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: 5:1222-9, 1991

(6) "Hyper-Lipidemia in Children & Adolescents: Diagnosis & Therapy," by B. Koletzko, M. Herzog, March 28, 1998

(7) "Trial for the Treatment of BPH," by K.F. Klippel, D.M. Hiltl, and B. Schipp, publ. in Br. J. Urol, 80(3): 427-32

(8) "The Lipid Lowering Effects of Red Yeast Rise," publ. in Med. Sciences Bulletin, Issue 244, January 1998

(9) "Multi-Center Clinical Trial of Serum Lipid Lowering Effects of a Monascus Purpureous (Red Yeast) Rice Preparation from Traditional Chinese, by J. Wang, L. Zongliang, J.Chi

(10) "Drug Therapy of Severe Hyper-Cholesterolemia," by A. Weizel, & Richter, Eur. J.Med. Res., 2(6):265-9, June 16, 1997

(11) "Diagnosis of Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) Deficiencies and Abnormalities: Applications to treatment of Cardiovascular Disease and Immune Disorders," by Edward Siguel, M.D., Ph.D., Nutrek, Inc., 199


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