Antioxidant Supplementation in Atherosclerosis Prevention – (11-16-00)

Antioxidant Supplementation in Atherosclerosis Prevention More evidence supporting antioxidants and health. The dosages used in this study were relatively low, and yet beneficial effects were shown. And this study does not touch on the hundreds of other benefits from antioxidant supplementation. Synergy Abstract Read entire article here

CRP Concentrations Correlate With the Severity of Atherosclerosis – (07-24-00)

CRP Concentrations Correlate With the Severity of Atherosclerosis C-Reactive Protein is a marker for chronic inflammation in the body. Many experts believe that inflammation is a major contributor to heart disease. Make sure that CRP levels are checked with your cholesterol if you are at risk for heart disease. Eur Heart J 2000;21:958-960,1000-1008 Dr. Mira-Christine […]

Enhanced Progression of Early Carotid Atherosclerosis & C pneumoniae – (04-12-01)

Enhanced Progression of Early Carotid Atherosclerosis & C pneumoniae We are starting to see more and more evidence that an infectious etiology plays a part in heart disease. I believe that this is a big reason why mainstream medicine has such a problem with heart disease; there is no “one cause, one cure.” Inflammation, hyperinsulinemia, […]

Metabolites of (+)-catechin, quercetin on monocyte adhesion to aorta – (05-28-01)

Metabolites of (+)-catechin, quercetin on monocyte adhesion to aorta Flavonoids are substances found in nature, such as in certain fruits and teas. These substances were shown to lower the ability of monocytes to attach the the walls of arteries and cause damage that ultimately leads to atherosclerosis. AJCN — Abstracts: Koga and Meydani 73 (5): […]

Magnesium sulphate and EDTA in the hypercholesterolaemic rabbit – (12-27-01)

Magnesium sulphate and EDTA in the hypercholesterolaemic rabbit Chelation therapy for the treatment and potential reversal of atherosclerosis has been viewed negatively for much of it’s history. However, much like a vast majority of alternative practices that have been used for a long time, some portion usually turns out to have some merit. Synergy : […]

Oxygenated Carotenoid Lutein and Progression of Early Atherosclerosis – (06-25-01)

Oxygenated Carotenoid Lutein and Progression of Early Atherosclerosis This study shows a protective effect of the carotenoid lutein (a cousin of beta carotene) on hardening of the arteries. Something to remember here…it is always beta carotene that gets all the press, and yet nature makes many types of carotenoids and that we need whole foods […]

Infectious Burden and Long-Term Prognosis of Atherosclerosis – (01-03-02)

Infectious Burden and Long-Term Prognosis of Atherosclerosis I think it is safe to add an infectious mechanism to the list of contributors to cardiovascular disease. A few interesting things here. H. pylori is included in the list of possible infectious agents. Could it be that the infectious agent is there because of some depression in […]

Possible Pathogenic Link Between H pylori Infection and Atherosclerosis – (07-25-02)

Possible Pathogenic Link Between H pylori Infection and Atherosclerosis I plan on going to my grave believing that H pylori is an opportunistic infection (if not normal flora…) and that the conditions associated with infection (gastric cancer, ulcers, heart disease) are really secondary effects of whatever physiological alterations allowed H pylori to thrive and not […]

Reduced Progression of Atherosclerosis with Antibiotic Treatment – (11-07-02)

Reduced Progression of Atherosclerosis with Antibiotic Treatment & C. pneumoniae Seropositivity The research that supports the role of infectious organsims in cardiovascular disease is building, and now we’re seeing the next step…treatment of the condition leads to reduction in the progression of the condition. My only thought…instead of antibiotics I would wonder if certain lifestyle […]