Vitamin C and Heart Disease
Last Update: Mon Nov 19 23:16:51 EST 2012
"I think we can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes by the proper use of (vitamin C and lysine) ... even cure it." - From Linus Pauling's Last Interview
Linus Pauling and Matthias Rath alerted the world to the cause of heart disease in 1989 -- a chronic, sub-clinical vitamin C deficiency. Their elegant theory explains why the so-called "Pauling Therapy" (vitamin C and lysine) at high doses is so effective in fighting heart disease. Yet, this important scientific development goes against all medical training. This theory and therapy have and are not being investigated by modern medicine.
Breaking - NFAIM.org Chairman and former Congressman Berk Bedell "on death bed" Recovers on Linus Pauling's Therapy for Heart Disease.
Former congressman Berkley Bedell is Chairman of the Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine (FAIM.org). While in congress, he was a co-sponsor of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of health. He is and has been a great friend of alternative medicine. We heard about his illness earlier this year (reportedly he was near death from heart disease.) We then sent him a "care package" of our Cardio-C and literature. Today, we were happy to receive this cautiously optomistic letter from him! (Aug 20, 2012)
Bedell's Cautiously Optomistic Letter to Owen
March 24, 2006
Paper: Chronic Scurvy By Owen Fonorow(The Nexus Article)
Paper: The Cure for Heart Disease (Condensed) By Owen Fonorow
The Pauling/Rath Paper: Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease Leading the Way to the Abolition of This Disease as a Cause for Human Mortality (1992)...
"After saying the same things over and over to doctors and patients alike for many years, I decided to put this amazing information into book form. There is a cure for heart disease, and it works in days. It boggles the mind that this therapy has never been studied by modern medicine, or at least published, probably because no one needs a doctor to use it."
COMPARING THE "LIPID THEORY" WITH THE "UNIFIED THEORY"
ONE PHARMACIST'S VIEW OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE
"Let'start by thinking about "sludge" in a plumbing system. Sludge tends to plug up the smallest pipes in the system first - not the largest.
Likewise, if the system is cardiovascular, you would expect sludge (plaques) to build up first in the capillaries and arterioles, long before appearing in the carotid and coronary arteries. The first blockages, similarly, you would expect to occur way downstream of the pump, not in close proximity to the heart, where the pressure is the greatest.
Yet, this is not the way cholesterol plugs up arteries. It's the exact reverse. So a plumber's take would be that something else is happening."
Web Site: The Pauling Therapy
Information and Products Re: Vitamin C and Lysine for Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Levy is medical doctor and a cardiolgist by training. Some time ago, Dr. Levy analyzed all 27 known cardiovascular disease risk factors. Levy discovered that they all can be reduced to a single factor - low vitamin C.
Just released, the new Levy book surveys the massive scientific evidence connecting dietary vitamin C deficiency with the cause of the circulartory condition commonly called heart disease. The disease condition is characterized by atherosclerotic plaque build-ups in arteries leading to angina, heart attack and stroke.
Owen's First Rense Radio Interview, May 22, 2008
Owen's Second Rense Radio Interview
Foundation's cofounder two hour interview on Americans Freedom Radio Network (May 2003, Requires RealPlayer)
Without discovering your website, I might not be here today! "Thanks" seems hardly adequate.
Note: Mr Leake has documented his long battle with heart disease, culminating in his doctors declaring him free of disease, in a wonderful new book: A (Patented) Heart Disease Cure That Works! .
Here is David on youtube describing how he ended is 17 year nightmare A Patented Heart Disease Cure That Works.3gp
And here is Mr Leake's proof: His online medical records: http://dleakecadhistory.blogspot.com/
Dr. Sydney Bush, a noted British optometrist, is the founder of CardioRetinometry, a new medical field that analyzes the future health of the heart. "We are looking into life's secrets," Bush said, "When we look inside the eye - to call it a crystal ball of your future is an understatement." In addition, Bush found that vitamin C can improve that future. With Cardioretinometry, doctors can actually track how much vitamin C diminishes the amount of cholesterol in the blood vessels."
Vitamin C, E can help prevent cardio-vascular diseases...
Prof Mishra explained: .Basically, when heart patients opt for angioplasty or ballooning to remove blockages in arteries, the patients become vulnerable to a burst of oxygen consumption. The heart experiences a sudden rise of oxygen supply, which in turn triggers formation of toxins. Ultimately, the toxins have an adverse effect on heart that may lead to heart attack. But, in our clinical trails we have observed that the post-heart attack patients if administered Vitamins C and E can be protected from the burst of oxygen.. "
High-dose Vitamin C Reduces Cholesterol in Lab Rats...
"The study confirms the hypocholesterolaemic effect of vitamin C and that Vitamin C has no adverse effect on serum electrolytes. It is suggested that its administration in moderate to high doses may protect against atherosclerosis and hypertension."
Effects of ascorbic acid on ambulatory blood pressure in elderly patients with refractory hypertension...
Note the effect of even tiny doses!
Study: Vitamin C Pills Protect the Heart...
Vitamin C linked to lower stroke risk: study
Increased blood levels of vitamin C may reduce the risk of stroke by 42 per cent, suggests a large European-based study.
Positive Effect of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) on prevention of hypercholesterolemia induced atherosclerosis in rabbits...
The notion that oxidation of lipids and propagation of free radicals may contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis is supported by a large body of evidence.
Low dose of ascorbic acid (0.5 mg/100 g body weight/day) did not have any significant effect on the percent of total area covered by atherosclerotic plaque. However, ascorbic acid when fed at a higher dose (15 mg/100 g body weight/day) was highly effective in reducing the atherogenecity. With this dose the percent of total surface area covered by atherosclerotic plaque was significantly less (p < 0.001). This suggests that use of ascorbic acid may have great promise in the prevention of hypercholesterolemia induced atherosclerosis.
Effect of Ascorbic Acid Supplementation on Certain Oxidative Stress Parameters in the Post Reperfusion Patients of Myocardial Infarction...
"Supplementation of vitamin C to the post reperfusion patients restored these parameters back to normal or near normal levels" - May 2006
- Effect of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) on prevention of hypercholesterolemia induced atherosclerosis...
Association between plasma lipoprotein(a) concentration and restenosis after
Vitamin C inhibits platelet aggregation ...
Antioxidant effects of combined vitamins C and E in acute myocardial infarction...
Researchers report low plasma vitamin C levels predict adverse cardiovascular events in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients...
Predictors of coronary artery disease in the Lebanese population...
Lipoprotein(a), apolipoprotein(a) polymorphism and coronary atherosclerosis severity in type 2 diabetic patients...
Prospective Study of Lipoprotein(a) as a Risk Factor for Deteriorating Renal Function in Type 2 Diabetic Patients ...
Relationship between serum lipoprotein(a) concentrations and coronary vasomotion in coronary spastic angina...
Oral vitamin C administration reduces early recurrence rates after electrical cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation and attenuates associated inflammation...
Serum concentration of lipoprotein(a) decreases on treatment with hydrosoluble coenzyme Q10 in patients with coronary artery disease: discovery of a new role...
Myocardial metabolism and improved outcomes through carnitine, coenzyme Q10, and taurine supplementation after high risk heart surgery...
Lipoprotein oxidation profile in end stage renal disease patients. Role of vitamin C supplementation...
Suppository chelation therapy (+vitamin C/lysine and other support) reverses calcification in coronary artery disease ...
Relation Between Serum Lipoprotein (a) and Residual Lesion Stenosis of Coronary Artery After Myocardial Infarction Without Reperfusion Therapy...
Effect of ascorbic acid on plasma cholesterol in humans in a long-term experiment...
Improvement of peripheral endothelial dysfunction by acute vitamin C
Serum concentration of lipoprotein(a) decreases on treatment with
hydrosoluble coenzyme Q10 in patients with coronary artery disease:
discovery of a new role...
Antioxidant Vitamins C and E Improve Endothelial Function in
Children With Hyperlipidemia...
Role of ascorbic acid in the modulation of inhibition of platelet
aggregation by polymorphonuclear leukocytes...
JAMA study inadvertantly proves Vitamin C and Magnesium benefits for
- Taking vitamins C and E could slow the progress of a potentially fatal cardiovascular condition in heart transplant patients, scientists suggest.
The effect of micronutrient supplementation on quality-of-life and left ventricular function in elderly patients with chronic heart failure. ...
The High Atherosclerotic Risk Among Epileptics: the Atheroprotective Role of Multivitamins....
PRECURSOR TO HEART DISEASE - OXIDATIVE ARTERIOLAR WALL SHEAR STRESS - IS
PREVENTED BY CHRONIC VITAMIN-C TREATMENT...
LOW PLASMA VITAMIN C IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED RISK OF STROKE...
HARVARD: "VITAMIN C 'ONLY SUBSTANCE OUT OF 880 TESTED' THAT TRANSFORMS MOUSE STEM CELLS INTO HEART MUSCLE CELLS"...
16-Year Harvard Study Finds Single Vitamin C Pill Would Save 300,000 Lives Annually...
"The study published July 16, 2003 in CARDIOLOGY tracked more than 85,000 nurses over 16 years found that those taking vitamin C supplements (360 mg) had almost 30 percent lower risk of getting heart disease. The number of deaths from heart disease every year is estimated at 950,000.
Interestingly, dietary intake of vitamin C seemed to have little effect on coronary heart disease risk. But if women used vitamin C supplements, their risk was reduced by 27 percent."
A BOMBSHELL DROPS ON CHOLESTEROL MEDICATION'S GLASS HOUSE...
"Current clinical evidence does not demonstrate that titrating lipid therapy to achieve proposed low LDL cholesterol levels is beneficial or safe."- Annals of Internal MedicineVitamin C is Nature's Perfect Statin
Report: Vitamins C Lowers LDL Cholesterol More than Statins...
""I've never seen such a drop in cholesterol numbers... If cardiologists knew this, they would be recommending Pauling's vitamin C/lysine therapy to all their patients." William Cook's Doctor after seeing [Lab reports])
Report: Vitamins C and Unique E Erase EKG Evidence of Heart Attacks...
"These EKGs don't look like they are from the same person" (Robert Waters, MD, after examing Carl Smith's 1997 and 2003 EKG printouts.)
This short booklet explains heart disease as a form of scurvy - the vitamin C defiency disease. Make copies and give it to family and friends.
Why They Lie...
Lowering Lp(a) with Ascorbate, Lysine and Proline.
Our Grant Application to Study Pauling Therapy for Heart Disease that was submitted to the Federal NIH National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine... DENIED!!
Linus Pauling filmed the video Heart Disease: A Unified Theory of Cause and Treatment to tell the world that ultra high doses of ascorbate (Vitamin C) and lysine should be used to treat heart patients.
For patients following the advice of their cardiologists, and not supplementing vitamin C, the Pauling Therapy is a miracle.
In 1993, Pauling recommended not waiting for a time-consuming expensive double-blind study because the potential benefits so far out weigh the risks. Was Pauling right? . Does it really matter? There are no known harmful side effects.
As of this date, medicine has ignored Pauling and has still not run a double-blind controlled trial!
Millions more may die if the medical profession does not get with it. See http://www.PaulingTherapy.com for Detailed Information on the nature and cure for Heart Disease.
Pauling Heart Disease Therapy Explained
Unified Theory of Cardiovascular Disease
Linus Pauling Video Clips
Plasma Lp(a) concentration is an independent predictor of stent restenosis...
Monitoring the Vitamin C "Natural Statin" Effect with a Lifestream® Cholesterol Monitor...
"I sent you the following results to demonstrate how quickly the body changes to vitamin C supplementation, both in a positive and negative manner. Any point when I withdrew myself from the vitamin C, either because I ran out or got lazy, my cholesterol jumped up." - Richard Kuminkoski (email@example.com)
Nature's Perfect Statin® -- Vitamin C Lowers Cholesterol Naturally
High dose vitamin C linked to lower heart attack risk ...
LETTER TO HHS SECRETARY TOMMY THOMPSON...
In his budget request for Fiscal Year 2003, President Bush asked Congress to provide $27.3 billion for the NIH.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION BAD ADVICE: Don't Take Supplements??!?
The proper advice is for the AHA to RECOMMEND supplements for everyone until vitamin C is proven NOT to work. Vitamin C may be extremely beneficial to heart patients and provides low cost insurance. - Owen Fonorow
Recent science ignored by the AHA:
15-YEAR HARVARD STUDY OF 85,000 FINDS SINGLE VITAMIN C PILL REDUCES HEART DISEASE ALMOST 30%.
Interestingly, dietary intake of vitamin C seemed to have little effect on coronary heart disease risk. But if women used vitamin C supplements, their risk was reduced by 27 percent. According to the numbers in [this story] A single 360 mg vitamin C pill daily would save more than 300,000 lives per year.
2003 UK: ANTIOXIDANT VITAMINS AND MORTALITY IN OLDER PRESONS...
FINDINGS: Strong inverse relationship for blood ascorbate (vitamin-C) concentrations with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, which were only marginally reduced after adjustment for confounders or supplement use. Those in the lowest fifth (< 17 micromol/L) had the highest mortality, whereas those in the highest fifth (> 66 micromol/L) had a mortality risk nearly half that (hazard ratio = 0.54; 95% CI: 0.34, 0.84). Similar results were found after the exclusion of those subjects with cardiovascular disease or cancer at baseline (hazard ratio = 0.51; 0.28, 0.93). In fully adjusted models, there was no evidence for an influence of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin-E), beta-carotene, or retinol (vitamin-A) on total mortality. Dietary antioxidants measured by the food-frequency questionnaire were not associated with all-cause or cardiovascular disease mortality"
- 2004 UCLA
NOBELIST LOUIS J. IGNARRO LEADS STUDY SHOWING SUPPLEMENTS SLOW ATHEROSCLEROSIS...
New Dutch finds people with the lowest amount of vitamin C in their diets were 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than people with the highest amount of it. This confirms a 2002 study with similar findings.
RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND CONTROLLED TRIAL IN HUMANS FOUND STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT 60-SECOND TREADMILL EXERCISE IMPROVEMENTS IN 5000 MG VITAMIN C GROUPS
You will have to read this study. BOTH study groups received vitamin C (and magnesium) and both study groups experienced a 60-second statistically significant treadmill exercise improvement. [Chelation Therapy for Ischemic Heart Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Knudtson, et. al. JAMA, Jan 23/30, 2002 - Vol 287, No 4. Pp 481-486]
INFLUENCE OF L-ARGININE AND VITAMIN C ON THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IN CHRONIC HEART FAILURE SECONDARY TO ISCHEMIC CARDIOMYOPATHY...
VITAMIN C IS SUPERIOR TO DILTIAZEM FOR RADIAL ARTERY VASODILATION IN PATIENTS AWAITING CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING...
IMPROVEMENT OF PERIPHERAL ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION BY ACUTE VITAMIN C APPLICATION: DIFFERENT EFFECTS IN PATIENTS WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, ISCHEMIC, AND DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY...
VITAMIN C REDUCES LEVELS OF C-REACTIVE PROTEIN
- 1996 (Submitted, but rejected):
SUPPLEMENTS HALT ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Nutritional Supplement Program Halts Progression of Early Coronary Atherosclerosis Documented by Ultrafast Computed Tomography
EFFECT OF ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) ON PLASMA CHOLESTEROL IN HUMANS IN A LONG-TERM EXPERIMENT...
In all these time intervals, ascorbic acid was found significantly to depress cholesterolemia and its effects persisted 6 weeks after termination of the experiment.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS STATINS...
Statins, Calcium a Deadly Mix ...
"A three-year follow-up on a study of people taking cholesterol-lowering statins, who had a heart attack, revealed that they had a significant amount of calcium in their coronary arteries... Now even the traditional doctors are questioning the benefits of taking statins.".
Warning! Your cholesterol-lowering drug may be destroying your health!
The Dangers of Statin Drugs: What You Haven't Been Told About Cholesterol-Lowering Medication
"Our Mission: Warn Heart Patients About the Hidden Dangers of the Top Selling Statin Cholesterol Lowering Drugs."
STATIN DRUG DANGER!...
STATIN DRUG DANGERS...Note: Vitamin C overcomes these dangers
CoQ10 and Statins: The Vitamin C Connection
"We are now in a position to witness the unfolding of the greatest medical tragedy of all time - never before in history has the medical establishment knowingly created a life threatening nutrient deficiency in millions of otherwise healthy people." - Peter H. Langsjoen, MD
An Epidemic of Congestive Heart Failure ...
Heart Failure Epidemic...
The Danger Has Been Known For About 13 Years...
NSAIDs Cause 1 in 5 Heart Failures ...
Vitamin C and Vascular Disease ...
COLOSSAL Medical Blunder?
The Original HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor
Given no hope... "The Vascula surgeon is staggered... The artery is now clear." - Sep 2005
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I have now been taking Pauling's therapy [Vitamin C/Lysine] for a period of two years. The amount taken has been 3000mg ea. in total each day, split morning & evening. I may have missed on a couple of occasions. These quantities are listed as a preventive dose. Prior to taking Linus Pauling's therapy my condition was as follows.
In June 22/6/05 I had my last scan. The result is the left Carotid artery according to the Vascular surgeon has closed down. The atherosclerosis beyond the blockage, which was entering deeper into my cranium has disappeared, in other words, the artery is clear. My right artery is also clear.
The Vascula surgeon is staggered.
Maybe had I gone onto the therapeutic quantities, my left artery may have cleared the plaque blocking it?
However this is very good news. My next scan is in December so I am hoping for just as good news. will keep you posted on the next scan.
regards Gerald G. (Australia)
New Book: The Vitamin C Foundation's Co-Founder has written
Practicing Medicine Without A License?The Story of the Linus Pauling Therapy for Heart Disease
Copyright 2008 by Owen Fonorow.
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"Well, I don't know that there is a need for a randomized prospective, double blind controlled trial when you get evidence of this sort, the value of large intakes of vitamin C and also of lysine for preventing the deposition of atherosclerotic plaques, and preventing death from cardiovascular disease." - Linus Pauling, 1993 Video: A Unified Theory
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"Heart/Cardiovascular Disease is a form of Scurvy. Ignoring Pauling and Rath cost the U.S. millions of lives and trillions of dollars." - Owen Fonorow