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Natural Eradication of Cardiovascular Disease
Every second man and woman in the industrialized world dies from the consequences of atherosclerotic deposits in the coronary arteries (leading to heart attack) or in the arteries supplying blood to the brain (leading to stroke). The epidemic spread of these cardiovascular diseases is largely due to the fact that, until now, the true nature of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease has been insufficiently understood.
Learn more about Cellular HealthConventional medicine is largely confined to treating the symptoms of this disease. Calcium antagonists, beta-blockers, nitrates and other drugs are prescribed to alleviate angina pain. Surgical procedures (angioplasty and bypass surgery) are applied to improve blood flow mechanically. Rarely does conventional medicine target the underlying problem: the instability of the vascular wall, which triggers the development of atherosclerotic deposits.Cellular Medicine provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the underlying causes of these conditions and leads to the effective prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease. Scientific research and clinical studies have already documented the particular value of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lysine, proline and other ingredients in Dr. Rath’s Cellular Health recommendations for preventing cardiovascular disease and improving the health of patients with existing cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Stephen Sinatra-Sidestepping Stroke
Hypertension is actually promoted far more by excess fructose than excess salt, and the amount of salt Americans eat pales in comparison to the amount of fructose they consume on a daily basis. I'm convinced that sugar/fructose—rather than salt—is the major driving force behind our skyrocketing hypertension rates. (If you're struggling with hypertension, you can read my full recommendations for normalizing your blood pressure ). Blood pressure drops as much in low-sugar studies as it did in the DASH-sodium study, but this fact has been conveniently ignored.
Death rates from stroke have declined over the years, but the human and economic toll strokes render is still staggering. More than three quarters of a million Americans are affected each year, of which about 134,000 die. The deficits encountered by survivors make stroke a leading cause of functional disability.
There are, of course, two kinds of strokes. The most common type is called an ischemic stroke and occurs when a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain becomes narrow due to plaque formation. A clot may form and block the artery (thrombotic) or break off from elsewhere in the brain or body and create a blockage (embolic). If blood flow stops for more than a few seconds, the brain cells served by the specific vessel can die, causing permanent damage.
In comparison, a hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened part of a blood vessel bursts, resulting in blood spilling into the adjacent brain tissue. When affected brain cells die, the functions controlled by those cells, which are often related to communication, memory, and movement, are compromised.
5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event Dr. Stephen Sanatra
1. Take the “Awesome Foursome.” There are four nutrients that can improve your heart-health significantly. They include: CoQ10 (100-200 mg), L-carnitine (1,000–1,500 mg in divided doses during the day, on an empty stomach), magnesium (at least 200–400 mg) and ribose (one teaspoon, 5 grams, twice a day).
2. Utilize the heart-healing power of yoga. The stretching and breath work of yoga, when practiced regularly, helps to relax the arterial walls, improve heart rate variability, lower blood pressure, and slows your heart rate.
3. Start juicing. Juicing fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, kale and spinach gives you numerous protective nutrients—including antioxidants, minerals, and enzymes. All of these elements help to protect your heart, arteries, and immune system. I recommend juicing in a blender (instead of a juicer) which leaves the fiber in. I drink 6–8 oz. of fresh juice once or twice a day, and make enough at one time to last a week.
4. Walk a mile (or more) each day. Inactivity is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease. But you don’t need to join a gym to improve your heart health, unless you want to. Walking just one mile, or more, a day improves your heart health, minimizes your stroke risk, and improves your blood pressure and blood sugar. Plus, it helps you shed unwanted pounds.
5. Discharge harmful electro-pollution with earthing. Everything from power lines and cordless or cell phones, to simple appliances like hair dryers and televisions, produces electro-pollution which has the potential to reduce heart rate variability (HRV). One of the best ways to discharge electro-pollution is with earthing—here’s what you need to know.
When it comes right down to it, clots cause strokes.
Presently, my recommendations for breaking up clots are:
Nattokinase — two 138-milligram capsules every four hours to start; then, as the condition improves, taper off to one capsule every four hours, eventually taking only one capsule three times daily.
Fish oil — 1 tablespoon three times a day to start, tapering off to 1 tablespoon, twice daily after some progress is made; then take a general maintenance dose of 1 1/2 tablespoonful daily
Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) — 400 IU, three times a day to start, tapering down to 600 IU daily
Vitamin C — 2 grams, three times daily to start, then taper down to 1 gram, three times daily. (Vitamin C may not be a “clotbuster” itself, but it should always be included when your body is under stress.
It’s wonderful that you can have such good success on your own, but keep in mind that it’s always best to work closely with a doctor skilled in natural medicine. As safe as natural treatments generally are, it never hurts to err on the side of caution.
For a list of alternative and natural physicians in your area, contact the American College for Advancement in Medicine at (800)532-3688 or online at www.acam.org.
BLOOD SUGAR HOW TO TREAT TYPE 2 DIABETES NATURALLY
How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes NaturallyDr. Julian Whitaker Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? It’s very important that you learn all you can about your disease and the treatment options available to you—because you do have options.Unfortunately, most people believe that whatever their doctor tells them to do is their best, and only, course of action. Nothing could be further from the truth.I know from decades of experience working with patients who have type 2 diabetes that insulinand drugs are not the best solution. At Whitaker Wellness, we’ve found that the most successful diabetes treatment plan is a natural one.How to Treat Type 2 DiabetesHealthy low-glycemic foodsA special way of dieting (in particular, the mini-fast)ExerciseTargeted nutrients that support healthy blood sugar levelsInnovative clinical therapies that use oxygen and infrared light to treat many common diabetes complications
Although diabetes medications may be effective at lowering blood sugar, they come with several risks. Read moreWhy you should never treat type 2 diabetes with insulin
If you have type 1 diabetes, taking insulin is appropriate because your body can’t produce it on its own. However, if you have type 2 diabetes, you’re better off not taking insulin.
While there’s little you can do to prevent type 1 diabetes (its number one risk factor is genetic), you have control over most type 2 diabetes risk factors and causes. Read moreReverse diabetes with the mini-fast program
If you have type 2 diabetes, there’s a good chance you can reverse it if you lose weight. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is with a mini-fast. Read more
Real Help for Diabetic Complications
Control blood pressure and lipids (see Life Extension’s High Blood Pressure and Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease protocols).Eat a low-glycemic-load diet, such as the Mediterranean diet.In adults with diabetes, 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise is generally recommended.
“I’m sorry. We’ve done everything we can. Your only option is to have an amputation.”Every year, more than 185,000 people in the United States are hit with this devastating diagnosis. For some, a limb is lost to cancer; for others, it results from an accident or other trauma. But most amputations are caused by diabetes. Every 30 seconds, someone in the world loses a leg because of this disease. And more than 73,000 Americans a year lose a toe, foot, or leg to the vascular and nerve issues related to diabetic complications.Folks, this is a travesty. Most of these patients could have walked away from amputation—on their own two feet—if they’d been treated with safe, natural therapies for diabetic complications that conventional physicians inexplicably ignore. If You Have Diabetes, Listen UpIf diabetes were simply a matter of controlling blood sugar, that would be one thing. But this condition is accompanied by several other metabolic risk factors, such as elevated insulin and blood lipids, excessive inflammation, and increased free radical activity, which set the stage for major complications. The most serious problems involve the blood vessels. Diabetes damages the large arteries that supply blood to the heart and extremities (peripheral artery disease). It also chips away at the small vessels and tiny capillaries that deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body. Particularly hard hit are the vessels that nourish the eyes (retinopathy), the kidneys (nephropathy), and, most important for our current discussion, the nerves (neuropathy). Compromised nerve function further hinders blood flow, creating a vicious cycle of more nerve damage. Before you know it, you have full-blown diabetic neuropathy. Diminished sensation then leads to new injuries and underestimation of wound severity. At the same time, impaired circulation makes you more susceptible to infection and retards wound healing. For most of us, small blisters or scrapes on the feet are minor problems that go away within days, but for people with diabetes, they can spell disaster. Body Parts Fall OffIn the endgame, body parts simply fall off. People with diabetes have a 40-fold increased risk of limb loss, but even when things don’t progress to the point of amputation, they can be disabling. Walking and balance are difficult when you can’t feel your feet, and you’re more prone to falls and accidents. Diabetic neuropathy may also manifest as tingling, burning, or electric-like pain or tenderness to touch. And diabetic ulcers of any degree are sore, unsightly, and notoriously hard to treat with conventional therapies. The good news is, targeted alternative treatments can produce results bordering on the miraculous. A Sweet Solution Saved J.J.’s LegOne of the first patients I treated for this condition was J.J., a schoolteacher I saw almost 30 years ago. J.J. was lying in a hospital bed awaiting a below-the-knee amputation, thanks to a gangrenous ulcer that didn’t respond to intravenous antibiotics. Five hours before his surgery, someone told J.J. about my clinic. He checked out of the hospital against medical advice and came to Whitaker Wellness.Like all our patients with diabetes, I started J.J. on a therapeutic diet and nutritional supplement program (he was obviously unable to exercise). We treated his infected ulcer—which was so far gone the skin was almost black—with sugar dressings. Incredible as it may seem, white sugar often outperforms powerful antibiotics. Unlike drugs, which are rapidly losing ground against MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant microbes, sugar creates an environment in which no bacteria can survive. J.J. was also treated with EDTA chelation, an intravenous therapy that removes toxic heavy metals from the blood, improves circulation, and restores arterial health. Over the next few weeks, J.J.’s foot began to regain its normal color, and eventually the wound completely healed. At last follow up, J.J.’s diabetes was under control, he’d lost nearly 150 pounds, and he was walking several miles a day—on his own legs.Lighting the Way to MobilityWilliam’s diabetic neuropathy caused unrelenting pain and near-complete numbness of his feet that made it impossible for him to walk without a cane. The only thing his doctor offered was painkillers, but William couldn’t handle their side effects, so he stopped taking them. That’s when he decided to come to the clinic, where he underwent a course of infrared light therapy and hyperbaric oxygen. Like sugar dressings, infrared light therapy may seem a little strange at first glance. How in the world does light promote healing? Infrared light stimulates the production of nitric oxide, a signaling molecule that dilates the arteries and improves blood flow by as much as 400 percent. Several studies support infrared light’s benefits for diabetic neuropathy. In addition to restoring sensation and reducing risk of amputation, it has also been shown to improve balance and reduce falls. For William, infrared light, along with hyperbaric oxygen therapy did the trick. After two weeks of treatment, he could walk and even climb stairs without his cane, and by the time he returned home to Seattle, he was pain-free.Oxygen Wipes Out Diabetic ComplicationsR.B. had just about every diabetic complication you can imagine: retinopathy, two heart attacks, a stubborn ulcer on her foot, and severe diabetic neuropathy. She had absolutely no sensation in her feet, was unable to walk without assistance, and had extreme pain to the lightest of touch. She came to the clinic with her daughter and was treated with HBOT and enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). Both therapies are all about oxygen. HBOT, which involves breathing concentrated oxygen in a pressurized chamber, saturates the tissues with oxygen and “wakes up” damaged nerves. Because many bacteria cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment, HBOT also facilitates the healing of diabetic ulcers. EECP increases oxygen delivery to the cells as well, but by a different mechanism. It rhythmically squeezes the lower extremities, which dramatically improves blood flow throughout the body. In addition, EECP stimulates the production of new blood vessels, so benefits are enduring. HBOT and EECP were R.B.’s ticket to independence. Within days, sensation returned to her feet, and her diabetic ulcer started to heal. After two weeks of treatment she did something that used to be unthinkable: She and her daughter spent the weekend shopping and sightseeing.Supplements for Diabetic ComplicationsBill had very little sensation in his hands or below his knees. He was constantly dropping things, and his left leg dragged. His doctor told him there was no hope of improvement and predicted that he’d be in a wheelchair within a year. Rather than accepting this dire prognosis, Bill acted on advice he’d read in Health & Healing and started taking alpha lipoic acid (ALA).ALA is an extraordinary antioxidant that, in addition to quenching free radicals, has been shown in clinical studies to improve pain, burning, numbness, and other symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. Bill reported that after taking ALA for about two months, his coordination improved, the pain in his hands and feet resolved, and his gait normalized. Bill’s doctor said he’d never seen such a turnaround.Bill eventually came to the clinic and received other treatments, but his story is a testament to the therapeutic power of nutritional supplements. Other essential supplements that offer help for diabetic complications include high doses of antioxidants to fight free radical damage, B-complex vitamins to support the nerves, fish oil to dampen inflammation, and acetyl-L-carnitine to help regenerate nerves.Take Control of DiabetesI realize that your conventional physicians may be reluctant to prescribe the therapies discussed here. Heck, they’ve probably never even heard of some of them. I also understand that it may be difficult to find a facility where these treatments are offered. But as you can see, it is essential—and possible—to take control of your diabetes and diabetic complications before they take control of you.Recommendations for Diabetic ComplicationsTo dress open wounds with sugar, coat a strip of gauze with Vaseline and place it around the sore. Pour ¼-inch of sugar over the wound, cover with sterile gauze, and secure with a cling bandage. Every two days, remove bandage, clean, and repeat.To find a physician in your area familiar with chelation therapy, visit acam.org. EECP providers can be located by requesting information from naturalbypass.com. To locate a hyperbaric oxygen chamber near you, visit www.hyperbariclink.com.To receive any of these therapies at the Whitaker Wellness Institute call 866-944-8253 or fill out this form for a free consultation with one of our Patient Services Representatives.Daily doses of the recommended supplements to treat and prevent diabetic complications are: alpha lipoic acid 400–800 mg, acetyl-L-carnitine 500–1,000 mg, and fish oil 2–8 g. A potent daily multi will provide the necessary antioxidants and B-complex vitamins.
There is no drug in the world that can make you choose salmon, salad, and vegetables over a hamburger, French fries, and a Coke. But study after study shows that adopting a high-fiber, nutrient-dense, low-glycemic, low-fat diet and avoiding processed foods, starches, and sugars improves blood sugar control, lowers cardiovascular risk factors, and prevents diabetic complications.
Your doctor isn’t going to lace up your walking shoes, pull you off the couch, and get you out the door. Yet regular exercise improves insulin sensitivity and reduces a wide range of diabetic and cardiovascular risk factors. Simply taking a 10- to 15-minute walk after meals—something most everyone can do—lowers postprandial (after-meal) blood sugar levels, which are particularly predictive of diabetic complications.
You, and only you, can decide once and for all to get control of your weight. Weight loss is the single most effective therapy for type 2 diabetes and all of its complications. High levels of fatty acids in the blood, liver, muscles, and other tissues are closely linked with insulin resistance, destruction of insulin-producing beta cells, and organ damage. Studies show that diabetes is completely reversed in three-fourths of obese patients who lose significant amounts of weight.
This is one reason I’m so enthusiastic about the fasting and mini-fast with exercise programs we’ve started at Whitaker Wellness. They’re the quickest, surest tracks to weight management. I personally lost 21 pounds on a five-day fast and have kept it off with mini-fasting (morning exercise, no food before noon).
Antioxidants Protect Against Complications
Something else you’re going to have to do on your own is follow a nutritional supplement program. It’s highly unlikely your physician will suggest such a thing, let alone stress its importance. But if you have diabetes it is imperative that you take a potent daily multivitamin and mineral supplement.
The increase in urination that is characteristic of diabetes causes nutritional deficiencies. Subpar levels of vitamin D, vitamin C, magnesium, B-complex vitamins, zinc, and other essential nutrients are very common in this group. Did you know, for example, that metformin, the most popular diabetes drug, impairs vitamin B12 absorption and leads to deficiencies in 30 percent of patients who take it—and that a B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage? Or that patients with diabetes who have the lowest levels of magnesium are at greatest risk of retinopathy and vision loss?
Antioxidants are particularly important because diabetes unleashes a storm of oxidative stress, or free-radical damage, which plays a key role in the vascular and nerve damage that underlie diabetic complications. That’s why I recommend you take extra antioxidants (in addition to those in your multi). There are many excellent “designer” antioxidants, including coenzyme Q10, acetyl-L-carnitine, and N-acetyl-cysteine. But if I had to choose just one for people with diabetes, it would be alpha lipoic acid (ALA).
ALA has the unique ability to work in both water- and fat-soluble mediums and to regenerate vitamins C and E, and other antioxidants. Furthermore, it actually improves the diabetic condition by enhancing glucose uptake, increasing insulin sensitivity, and protecting against beta cell destruction. Most important are ALA’s effects on diabetic complications. Studies show that daily doses of 600 mg or higher of ALA reduce pain, burning, numbness, tingling, and other symptoms of neuropathy. Benefits also have been demonstrated for diabetes-related eye, kidney, and cardiovascular disease.
Another underlying pathological process is glycation, which occurs when sugars bind to proteins. This leads to the production of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs). These harmful compounds crosslink with collagen and accumulate in tissues, where they trigger inflammation and ramp up oxidative stress. Not surprisingly, elevated blood sugar predisposes diabetics to AGE formation.
To retard this process, cut back on your intake of fructose and take targeted supplements. Benfotiamine is a fat-soluble, highly absorbable form of thiamine (vitamin B1) that increases the activity of transketolase, an enzyme that interferes with the production of AGEs. Like ALA, it is best studied in the context of diabetic neuropathy and has been shown to reduce pain and improve nerve conduction velocity. Benfotiamine has potential in the prevention and treatment of other diabetic complications as well, and early research suggests it may reduce beta-amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) also blocks AGE formation and helps prevent diabetes-related damage to the nerves, blood vessels, kidneys, and eyes. Unfortunately, last year the FDA banned the sale of pyridoxamine, one of the safest and most effective forms of natural B6, at the behest of a drug company that is trying to get it approved as a drug. A second form, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (P5P), is available for now, but another drug company is trying to get it yanked off the market for similar reasons. Your best bet is to make sure your multi contains a decent dose of this important vitamin.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Cancer Research has projected that as life expectancy increases, cancer diagnoses will increase by 75%-90% by the year 2030. While enormous amounts of money are being spent on cancer research, there is still no cure in sight. This is because the cancer research establishment largely cultivates existing conventional approaches and has become reluctant to embrace new concepts and innovative thinking.
The Dr. Rath Research Institute has pioneered new ways of understanding and combating cancer. In our research, we focus on curbing the spread of cancer (metastasis). It is metastasis of cancer, not the primary tumor(s), that is responsible for more than 90% of cancer deaths. Our approach centers on the importance of healthy and strong connective tissue in curbing the aggressiveness of cancer by forming a natural barrier, which prevents malignant cells from spreading (metastasizing). Our approach is also based on using natural, nontoxic compounds to optimize and enhance the function of connective tissue.
We have shown that a synergistic combination of specific micronutrients (vitamin C, lysine, proline, green tea extract, and others) can effectively control the process of metastasis with a simultaneous inhibition of other critical mechanisms of cancer. The efficacy of this micronutrient combination has been confirmed in over 60 types of cancer cells.
This cancer treatment is rated as an effective cancer treatment for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have a tissue-related cancer [including tissue in organs] and their cancer is not fast-spreading and has not spread significantly. This protocol is designed to stop the spread of cancer. For advanced cancer patients, this protocol should be considered a highly recommended supplemental protocol to deal with the very critical issue of the spreading of cancer.
How it Works
The Dr. Rath Cellular Solution is designed to stop the spreading (i.e. metastasis) of cancer via stopping the destruction of the collagen matrix by enzymes secreted by cancerous cells, thus stopping the cancer from spreading. If the cancer is contained the body can usually deal with the cancer. (1)
The Dr. Rath Cellular Solution
This quote explains how cancer cells spread:
Cancer cells produce and secrete millions of enzyme molecules, which, like scissors, cut collagen and tissue that surrounds cells. This picture shows how liver cancer cells use these enzymes to cut little holes in the blood vessel wall and get into the blood stream where they can travel to other organs, such as the lungs. Using the same mechanism, cancer cells can settle there and start new tumor growth.
Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Rath Foundation
This quote explains more things about the importance of the connective tissue:
Connective tissue functions not only as a mechanical support for other tissues but also as an avenue for communication and transport among other tissues. Most significantly, connective tissue is the stage for inflammation. The principal cell types involved in immunological defense are found within connective tissue. (2)
The Dr. Rath Cellular Solution consists of two amino acids, L-Lysine and L-Proline, plus Vitamin C, and a substance in Green Tea, the polyphenol catechin known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Laboratory trials and human trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of this combination.
Because of the simplicity of this treatment plan, the four nutrients in the Rath Cellular Solution should be an added part of virtually any other alternative treatment plan for cancer. It is not necessary to drink green tea, green tea extracts can easily be obtained, just make sure it has the catechin EGCG.
There are testimonials that the Rath Cellular Solution, by itself, has cured both brain cancer and bone cancer, which are two difficult types of cancer to deal with. It can be assumed the patients also had a strict diet, which is a “given” for alternative cancer treatments.
It should be noted that Dr. Rath worked with two-time Nobel Prize winning chemist Linus Pauling on a heart disease prevention program. The three key elements of the heart prevention program are the same elements in the cancer solution (excluding the EGCG).
See also the Osiecki Cancer Treatment page, it is a very similar treatment plan. In fac,t the similarity between these two treatment plans, and the fact that they were developed independently, is a very strong indication of their potential effectiveness.
Supercharging this Treatment
Since this treatment can be implemented with four supplements, a person might be tempted to say they can cure cancer by taking pills. Cancer can never be cured by just taking pills. Cancer treatments always include a strict diet of special foods that treat a person's cancer.
An alternative cancer treatment should be a complete treatment protocol. Do not forget to study the complete treatment protocol for Stage I, II and III cancer patients and the complete treatment protocol for Stage IV cancer patients:
Treatment For Stage I, II and III Cancer Patients
Treatment For Stage IV Cancer Patients
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