Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Truth About the Origins of Heart Disease

Homocysteines are the true cause of heart-related problems, not cholesterol. The toxic buildup of amino acids flows through your body, eventually settling and oxidizing in your circulatory system. This settling and oxidizing is what causes arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and clogs your arteries, reducing blood flow. When blood flow is reduced, all kinds of things can happen—from the mild effects of baldness and erectile dysfunction to the more serious effects of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, heart disease, you name it. High homocysteine levels usually result from poor nutrition (too much protein and too little B vitamins).

A simple and easy blood test can determine if your homocysteine levels are too high or too low. Careful observance of protein serving size with each meal will help prevent high levels. Antioxidants will also help to clear out what has already formed, and the most natural forms of antioxidants are raw fruits and raw leafy green vegetables. Green tea and a fish oil/folic acid combination are also beneficial.


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