by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News
Health Impact has presented a great deal of material thoroughly explaining the dangers of statin drugs and the wrong information that has been publicized regarding saturated fats and cholesterol over the years. In a nutshell, the cholesterol-saturated fat lipid theory of heart disease is false, and not supported by science. Statin drugs are harmful, and cholesterol is necessary for brain and hormone health. (1) (2)
Review some of that material linked to the first two sources below, (1) (2), if you have any doubts or your not familiar with the statin hoax and the cholesterol myth. But if you’re convinced that modern medical heart health dogma misses the mark, you should know about inexpensive and effective natural solutions, starting with the least known suppressed protocol.
The Pauling Therapy: A Threat to Pharmaceutical Products
Two time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling was a PhD biochemist who was big on supplements, especially vitamin C. In 1992, at age 91 toward the end of his life, Pauling had teamed up with Dr. Mathias Rath to produce a paper on their findings regarding the essential missing link for human heart health, called A Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease Leading the Way to the Abolition of This Disease as a Cause for Human Mortality. (3)
One may think this would be happily accepted by the medical establishment. At first it was, but then later it was rejected. Subsequent Pauling-Rath study proposals to the NIH (National Institutes of Health) were rejected. If something so accessible and inexpensive could remove a majority of CVD (cardiovascular disease), it would greatly reduce a lot of medical and pharmaceutical business.
Most animals produce their own vitamin C endogenously. Humans, unfortunately, do not have this gene. Scurvy was a common disease until 18th Century British Naval physician James Lind discovered vitamin C from citrus fruits prevented scurvy for sailors on long voyages.
Linus Pauling looked at weakened arteries as a form of low level or sub-clinical scurvy and realized the importance of ascorbic acid vitamin C for healing internal arterial wall damage, where the inflammation occurs. Inflammation is what more are now recognizing as the real source of arteriosclerosis and CVD.
Well, if cholesterol clogging is not the primary source of CVD anymore than firemen arriving on the scene of a fire caused the fire, then what? First of all, cholesterol is the same waxy substance that helps build cell walls, brain matter, and hormones. Without cholesterol in (not on) our skin, there would be no conversion of sunlight into vitamin D3. That’s where this conversion begins.
The waxy material called cholesterol is physically all the same. What differs are the proteins called lipoproteins that serve as transport carriers for cholesterol where it’s needed. Some are lighter and less dense while others are more dense and heavier.
The “bad” cholesterol is LDL or low density lipoproteins while mainstream medicine considers HDL (high density lipoprotein) benign or even “good” cholesterol. But the physiological nature of all cholesterol is the same. Only the protein carriers vary.
The real instigator of arterial plaque that is now recognized by a handful of out-of-the-box cardiologists is a sub-particle of LDL known as Lp(a). This tiny particle is able to slip under the sub-clinical scurvy weakened epithelial surface of the inner arterial walls and start collecting fibrous matter while inhibiting the plasmin enzyme production that serves to dissolve clotting.
The Lp(a) is temporary fix to prevent blood escaping through artery walls weakened by vitamin C deficiency. Then the plaque begins to accumulate. It’s almost like a scab developing from a wound on our skin’s surface. If it’s removed too soon, the wound opens again. But if the scab remains inside the arteries it may build up more.
The Pauling Therapy: Simple, Effective, Inexpensive, and Safe
The Pauling Therapy consists of supplementing fairly high doses of vitamin C ascorbate (ascobic acid) with similar dosage amounts of the amino acid Lysine. A smaller amount of proline can be used as well, but the original formula calls for almost equal amounts of ascorbic acid and the amino acid lysine.
The Pauling Therapy addresses the scab removal quandary completely with the following mechanical processes:
The ascorbic acid vitamin C acts to strengthen and elasticize damaged or inflamed arteries by promoting collagen production; the lysine removes Lp(a) from the damaged epithelial artery walls and prevents more Lp(a) from accumulating and collecting fibrin. Both the C and lysine are essential and administered simultaneously.
Dr. Joseph Mercola suggests that the medical industry suppresses the Pauling Therapy because they have nothing in their pharmaceutical arsenal that will remove Lp(a) even though they’ve begun to accept this lipoproteine as the primary villain. (4)
Lysine is inexpensive and cannot be patented since it is a naturally occurring. Ditto for vitamin C. But the Pauling Therapy has been patented ensuring it remains as is without tampering and costing only the supplements’ prices.
For CVD prevention or maintenance, Pauling recommends two grams (2000 mg) of lysine with 3 grams (3000 mg) of ascorbic acid. As a therapy for acute existing CVD conditions, twice as much or more is recommended. Dosages can be divided and spread out over the day depending on one’s ascorbic acid bowel tolerance.
From Linus Pauling’s last interview “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.” (5)
There are many CVD patient Pauling Therapy testimonies as well as statements from MDs available from this source.
Herbal Heart Health Remedies
The late Master Herbalist Dr. John Christopher was nicknamed Dr. Cayenne because he focused so much on it as a CVD preventative and remedy. Dr. Richard Schulze, a contemporary herbalist asserts if there is one herb that you should master it is cayenne.
Cayenne powder that is not irradiated (pasteurized) or tinctures should be a minimum of 45,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) or simply heat units. Mix it into purified water, a half glass is enough. Start with a quarter teaspoon twice daily and work up to a full teaspoon at the same rate. Very inexpensive, but not so easy for those of us who aren’t too fond of spicy foods.
Cayenne powder is an undervalued cardiovascular and heart tonic. Some alternative health journalists or specialists carry a small cayenne tincture with them just in case of a sudden heart or bleeding problem.
Then there is Hawthorne Berry. The Chinese have been using it as a heart tonic tea for centuries. Herbalists in Western countries since the 1800s. It’s a favorite of Shane Ellison “The People’s Chemist” as part of his heart health formula. It has somewhat of a bitter taste that doesn’t challenge the heat sensitive.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center: “One study found that hawthorn extract (900 mg/day) taken for 2 months was as effective as low doses of captopril (a prescription heart medication) in improving symptoms of heart failure.” (6) By the way, it is safer than pharmaceutical heart medications.
Any combination of these three alternative heart health options or even just one can be used within anyone’s budget. Their side effects promote other health issues instead causing more medical problems.