Just read about "rise in under 30 heart patients". Bad News. Are you exposed to heart attack risk even with no outward sign ? I see what the newspaper says but I feel it is providing outdated "pre-formatted" solutions to what is a life or death situation.
"Let's blame cholesterol, obesity, stress and smoking and call it a day" is what most articles say, like the one I read. Or "Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables". Hey most Indians are already eating that, or at least 4 servings a day; I am not sure by adding a 5'th serving will shift the trend when it's gotten so bad !
The key problem is that the first heart attack or stroke comes unannounced. People often get stents in heart surgeries, to open blockages. The heart attacks often don't come from these known blockages. They come from when inflammation and plaque are being built up in your arteries and a piece breaks off, going anywhere. This is how someone gets a sudden stroke or heart attack. IF YOU WANT TO LIVE LONGER YOU HAVE TO STOP THESE BREAKAGES OF PLAQUE & THE FORMATION OF PLAQUE IN YOUR ARTERIES. Unfortunately most newspaper articles don't talk much about this.
If you wanna stop a heart attack here's what I say :
New research is indicating that something doctors do not normally monitor for cardiovascular health is Homocysteine.
Why is this important : Because fixing Homocysteine is easy and it can save your arteries from hardening. My article yesterday showed how safe Cholesterol levels were reduced below 200 (from 320) in late 70's. Well at the same time as managing Cholesterol for heart disease became the standard a professor at Harvard University was fired for his radical theories. Today he is celebrated as being ahead of his time, meet Dr.Kilmer McCully.
Thirty years ago, Kilmer McCully, M.D., discovered that cholesterol and clogged arteries are not the causes but rather the symptoms of heart disease. McCully's pioneering 1969 theory that linked homocysteine— an amino acid that accumulates in the blood—and heart disease was not embraced by the medical community. In fact, he was banished from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital and denied a new position for more than two years because of his research.
To start this simple adjustment, first : get your level tested. Based on the book "What your doctor doesn't know about nutritional medicine may be killing you" I would recommend a score of below 7.
To Reduce Homocysteine levels Dr. Ray D. Strand suggests the following daily addition :
1000mcg folic acid
50 to 150 mcg of vitamin B12
25-50 mg of vitamin B6
Unlike Statins, the above have no side effects.
The conspiracy theory says that the Pharma Industry, by helping move safe Cholesterol levels from 320 to below 200 is making billions of dollars, whereas in reality a cheap addition of vitamins and folic acid can actually save your life. The Pharma industry makes no money when you take Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid.
Junior Gupta is the founder & Chief Research Officer of Cure My Diabetes. He has spent over 8 years of research of food, nutrition and diseases.