Did you know there were "other" theories of heart disease besides (lipid) cholesterol theory? If you were to ask anyone in our society, what is the main cause of heart disease? Invariably cholesterol would be one of the main answers you would hear. This shows what $ 60,000,000 a year can do from just one company's budget to promote one statin drug on television.
There is another theory. There are 2 unshared Nobel Prizes awarded and Linus Pauling has one of them. Yet, not one clinical study has been funded. The Unified Theory of Heart Disease has less to do with cholesterol and more to do with a chronic Vitamin C deficiency that leads to inflammation. A C-reactive Protein test will scale your inflammation level.
You want to be getting more than 60mgs of Vitamin C per day. This is the recommended dose of the US Government to prevent scurvy.
It been suggested taking 1200 mgs or more would not only be beneficial for immune support but the great scientist Linus Paulings recommended Vitamin C as a means of reversing heart disease. At high doses, Vitamin C can be hard on the bowels so a dose of 500mgs every 4 hours seems to be the optimal way to keep the blood sufficiently engaged.
Sixty milligrams a day will keep you from scruvy, but for more effective treatment of many conditions and if you have bad genes, heredity problems with heart attacks and stroke, this can really help – it's been called nature's statin. The second component of the Unified Theory of Heart Disease is to get enough Lysine.
According to the University of Maryland, good sources of lysine are foods rich in protein including meat (specifically red meat, pork, and poultry), cheese (particularly parmesan), certain fish (such as cod and sardines), nuts, eggs, soybeans (particularly tofu, isolated soy protein, and defatted soybean flour), spirulina, and fenugreek seed.
Do what Popeye suggested, eat your spinach. Popeye and Olive oil? Hmmm. Is there a hidden meaning there? Olive oil contains Omega-9s, another Omega that is essential but must be ingested. Olive oil and vinegar on your salad will go a long way in keeping the pump pumping.
Take plenty of Omega-3s and Vitamin C every day. Shake that bottle of water before drinking it. The water molecules will thank you. Get up off the couch, park far away from the mall, walk a lot, jog a little. Breathe. Enjoy the season. In winter, its important to get at least 15 minutes of sunlight a day.
Choose Health! Vitamin C is one of the cheapest substances on earth, while heart disease is a major mega-pharma-medical business. The word's not gotten out, that you can reverse heart disease with something as simple as mega dosing on Vitamin C. Sure, it's controversial. Dont believe me. Study this subject for yourself.