If you are over the age of 50, you may have seriously clogged arteries as a result of poor diet, genetics or a lack of adequate vitamin and mineral supplementation. That means all 75,000 miles of your arteries, veins and capillaries may be full of plaque that can cause a blockage.
But new research indicates that two key nutrients can help you combat the causes of heart problems, toxic build-up and decreasing energy levels.
As a medical professional, I agree with modern science that consuming a high-fat diet can lead to heart disease, but new evidence has surfaced to explain the process.
Research from the University of Cincinnati examined high-fat diets and the effect they can have on the adipose—or fatty—tissue surrounding the coronary arteries. Neil Weintraub, M.D., and colleagues found that the fats cells were highly inflamed, which suggests that the blood vessels could become inflamed. This is one of the first indicators of clogged arteries, or atherosclerosis.
Another startling discovery showed that rats on a high-fat diet for only two weeks already showed the effects of inflammation in the tissue around the arteries!
“These new findings suggest a direct link between poor dietary habits and inflammation of blood vessels, mediated by the fat cells surrounding the blood vessel wall,” said lead author Weintraub.
In order to maintain healthy blood vessels and help reverse the effects of a high-fat diet, I suggest oral chelation with the amino acid ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid—or EDTA.
Indeed, ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) chelation is very controversial—especially when discussed as an alternative to expensive heart surgery. The truth is, most doctors are inexperienced when it comes to chelation and don’t understand how it really works.
There are a few thousand doctors in the United States who perform intravenous (I.V.) chelation in their offices, but the vast majority of doctors have not witnessed the impressive results of EDTA for themselves.
Like nearly every other area of medicine, you will find articles “for” and “against” chelation. It is interesting how medicine is presented to the public—through the eyes and interests of the controlling parties who stand to profit the most.
Keep in mind, doctors and surgeons who continue to gain huge profits by performing angiograms… placing stents… performing balloon angioplasties… and cracking the heart open… do not want to read glowing reviews about this therapy!
And, heart drug-related pharmaceutical companies would love to see chelation proven ineffective—to keep their competition down!
However, clinical and scientific studies show that the nutrient EDTA is effective at helping eliminate plaque from the arteries.
Here’s how it works: EDTA binds to the calcium deposits stuck to your vessel walls and carries them to the kidneys. Then those plaque deposits are then safely dumped out of your body with the urine. This process opens up your small vessels and blood can flow freely throughout your body.
What’s more, by increasing the circulation of your life-giving blood, EDTA can help:
* Promote healthy blood pressure
* Reduce chest pain
* Reduce swelling in your legs and ankles
* Maintain good HDL cholesterol levels
* Promote healthy kidney function
* And more!
Linus Pauling, Ph.D., two-time Nobel Prize-winning scientist states, “Published research and extensive clinical experience showed that EDTA helps reduce and prevent arteriosclerotic plaques, thus improving blood flow to the heart and other organs. The scientific evidence indicates that a course of EDTA chelation might eliminate the need for bypass surgery.”
The evidence speaks for itself—the benefits of chelation are remarkable. In fact, if you suffer from age-related memory loss… poor vision… constant colds and flu… cold hands and feet… and more… then EDTA chelation can help reduce those symptoms, too!Another amazing active ingredient for boosting your heart health, promoting healthy arteries and increasing your energy is malic acid. This nutrient plays a critical role in energy production and as a detoxifying agent. This is in addition to its use as a flavoring agent in some foods, and in the aging process of wine.You might also know that malic acid is added to some skin care products to help restore a youthful appearance to aging skin, and that it is used in dental offices to clean and to get the surface of a tooth ready to be filled.
So where can this beneficial acid be found? Malic acid is in a wide variety of unripe fruit, including apples, cherries, tomatoes and plums, and it is also formed in the cells of animals—including humans. A large amount of malic acid is produced and broken down in the human body every day, and a deficiency of this acid is thought to be a major cause of physical exhaustion!
Because of the evidence that malic acid is essential for energy production, supplements have been studied for their use in treating fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
In a clinical study reported in The Journal of Nutritional Medicine, 15 patients taking 200 to 2,400 mg of malic acid with 300 to 600 mg of magnesium for four to eight weeks reported that their muscular pain was much less—within 48 hours of taking the supplement. And this welcome pain relief continued to increase over the test period!
Plus, since chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with fibromyalgia, doctors and researchers hope that malic acid supplements can help boost energy levels for those suffering from this condition, as well.
But let’s not forget about the detoxifying properties of malic acid that I mentioned earlier—this natural acid is known to help remove dangerous toxic metals from your blood.
As a matter of fact, malic acid is the most potent detoxifier of aluminum—a metal that research has shown can cause memory loss, brain decay and even unexplainable fatigue. And this powerful acid is especially good at decreasing aluminum toxicity in your brain—helping prevent damage to your delicate brain cells.
The brains of patients with Alzheimer’s have been found to contain unusually high levels of aluminum. In the past, it was believed that victims of the disease had digested or absorbed large amounts of aluminum in their lives.
However, it is now thought that how well our bodies can detoxify and get rid of the metal is much more important than the amount of aluminum consumed.
In patients who took a malic acid supplement, the amount of aluminum discharged from their bodies in their urine and feces increased dramatically—and traces of aluminum in their organs and tissues were significantly lessened!
That’s why I recommend that you use malic acid and EDTA to boost your health and help rid your body of dangerous toxins. These two nutrients may be the safest and most effective way to help flush out dangerous plaque from your arteries… boost healthy blood flow… and help keep your health on the right track!
For more information on oral chelation, click here.
University of Cincinnati. Clinical Research, journal of the American Heart Association.
Linus Pauling, Ph.D. A Textbook on EDTA Chelation Therapy.
Abraham GE, Glechas ID. "Management of fibromyalgia: A rationale for the use of magnesium and malic acid." Journal of Nutritional Medicine.
The Alzheimer’s Society www.alzheimers.org.
Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 18 years experience specializing in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif., he serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems.
Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and the Founder and Editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter—a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients and is Medical Advisor for True Health™—America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.
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