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Friday, January 7, 2011

High Cholesterol and Anemia- Major Causes Include Inflammation from Allergies and Infections

            The Flawed Health Care System Misses Clinical Applications Costing Billions 

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Heart Disease is still the Leading Cause of Death in USA Find the cause of Anemia and Inflammation not Lowering Cholesterol is the Answer

We List the Nutritional Support for Cardiovascular/ Heart Health Below

High Cholesterol and Anemia have many possible causes: Insulin Resistance and Food Allergies as well as Inflammation and others. Handling the cause takes some detective work and more and more people choose To Find The Cause and do something about changing their own health. 

Cholesterol Facts- Watch out for Rx that can make your Cholesterol too Low 

        Did you know that 2/3 or more of the cholesterol is made in the liver? Only 1/3 is needed in the diet. Foods like egg yolks give the body the additional nutrients to use for the brain or break down the cholesterol into hormones. Cholesterol also helps to produce the lining for trillions of your cells, it is the building block for your sex hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that help you to digest fat. Cholesterol actually needs to remain above 150 and drugs often aim to lower it below this critical level. 



 In the United States, the idea that cholesterol is evil is very much ingrained in most people's minds. But this is a very harmful myth that needs to be put to rest right now.


It seems that cholesterol lowering drugs are posing serious dangers to the public. A number of legal actions are also being pursued against Pfizer Inc., the manufacturer of the Lipitor, one of the most often prescribed drugs on the market taken by millions with side effects below.
"First and foremost," Dr. Rosedale points out, "cholesterol is a vital component of every cell membrane on Earth. In other words, there is no life on Earth that can live without cholesterol.
That will automatically tell you that, in and of itself, it cannot be evil. In fact, it is one of our best friends.
We would not be here without it. No wonder lowering cholesterol too much increases one's risk of dying. Cholesterol is also a precursor to all of the steroid hormones. You cannot make estrogen, testosterone, cortisone, and a host of other vital hormones without cholesterol."

 The  most common error in medicine today is the incorrect interpretation of blood tests, a skill every doctor must master. 

The American Heart Association recommends that your total cholesterol should be 200 mg/dL or less, but your total cholesterol level is just about worthless in determining your risk for heart disease, unless it is above 300.
In addition, in 2004 the AHA updated their guidelines, showing the lack of true protection for health of Americans, lowering the recommended level of LDL cholesterol from 130 to LDL to less than 100, or even less than 70 for patients at very high risk.
"In order to achieve these outrageous and dangerously low targets, you typically need to take multiple cholesterol-lowering drugs. So the guidelines instantly increased the market for these dangerous drugs. Now, with testing children's cholesterol levels, they're increasing their market even more. Anyone taking the statin drugs like Lipitor must take Co Q 10. 
Statin drugs deplete your body of Coenzyme Q10 (Best CoQ10), which while used in every cell in the body is beneficial to heart health and muscle function. Because doctors rarely inform people of this risk and advise them to take a CoQ10 supplement, this depletion leads to fatigue, muscle weakness, soreness, and eventually heart failure."
Anemia is vital to correct if a healthy body is the goal.  Concentration, Memory, Hormones, Blood Sugar, Energy and Ability to Exercise are all affected when you are anemic.The most common error on reading a blood test and helping the person fully recover is mis- interpretation of the CBC (Complete blood count and differential where the details of the bloods ability to carry oxygen to the brain and body are reviewed). Here is where anemia's show up and are often missed and when found, not followed up to ensure they are corrected 
Hormone imbalance like underactive adrenal function and energy production can not be corrected with undetected or uncorrected anemia and from there symptoms of all kinds begin and are often treated instead of the root cause.
The most common anemia is Anemia of chronic disease. This anemia is due to the inflammation that occurs with infections, injuries, cancers (free radical pathology, burns, etc.) and must be differentiated from lack of Iron . The next common mistake is to give iron to those with inflammation which is like pouring gas on a fire.  The work needed is one that may require a doctor who is a hematologist.

Current treatments offered do not often save lives or address the complex mechanisms of prevention of heart disease risk or treatment at the root causes.

 There is no doubt that measuring and providing a drug to lower cholesterol is ineffective. 

Without any intervention to handle the cause of Hypertension (As Researched by Leaders in Hypertension), Inflammation, Nutritional  Deficiency Impairments (Methyl Support) and Metabolic Syndrome (Clearvite program) along with following vital lifestyle changes including diet many can virtually reverse all of the major factors of heart disease discussed below researchers and many doctors have discovered.

Simple changes like increasing proper Exercise, eating a diet to control insulin elevations (3 step plan), and consuming more high fiber foods and essential oils high in  Omega 3 oils is vital.


Although these are well known and proven mechanisms they're either are not effectively presented by primary healthcare doctors. Also the patient often lacks the foresight to make a personal commitment to make lifesaving advances in their own health and rather take a pill and go on with their unhealthy lifestyle which will be fatal.


You have 3 types of care possible from a doctor or hospital, One is the most prudent.

You may choose to receive:


  1. effective care 
  2.  be made comfortable with knowing your diagnosis and which drug to take to relieve symptoms
  3.  receive  sympathy


 It is fair to say both conventional and alternative healthcare providers are not very effective at managing and monitoring the risk of heart disease.

Medical doctors could improve in helping their patients with diet, lifestyle and nutritional supplements to impact the hearts and arteries of those who seek their help. Instead of simply prescribing medications to lower Cholesterol and high blood pressure and have simply become pill dispensers not life savers.

On the other hand of healthcare rarely monitor and consciously evaluate the heart risks needed. Alternative doctors who seek to save lives of those who want to employ the changes above need to be conducting the task of ensuring the blood pressure is going down and the blood tests are improving by measuring these and adjusting the programs as needed.




To better analyze cardiovascular risk consider additional tests such as oxidized LDL, CRP, Homocysteine, and Fibrinogen

If the cholesterol and or triglycerides are above 300, ask your doctor to run a lipid electrophoresis to identify the type of genetic hyperlipidproteinemia. The type needs to be determined this way

Here is the Nutritional Support that we have found to be most sound and scientifically based.

For the Best Essential Oils - Omega Co3 is emulsified and has vitamins and minerals too.
Healthy Cholesterol Metabolism- Cholestar
Healthy Anti inflammatory response- Tumero and Resvero Active
Healthy Glucose Balance and Cholesterol metabolism- Fibromin
Healthy Insulin receptor sensitivity- Glysen
Healthy Nitric Acid function- Nitric Balance
Healthy Methylation- Methyl SP

 Please note all supplements are meant to be used  in addition with lifestyle changes discussed here and are not meant to replace medical advice and should be used under a trained physicians care to monitor changes.

Finding which type of risk their client may have. There is a growing field of finding the actual causes.
These are called models which means the system or thing used as an example to follow.

Fundamental Models of heart disease prevention & care include evaluation & monitoring:

Hormonal Imbalances -  Hormone Balancing

Autoimmune-  Auto Immune Support
After many years of research and development Cyrex Labs in Arizona now offers thorough and comprehensive testing for antibodies causing autoimmune attack against the heart andover 20 other tissues. Cyrex was founded by Aristo Vojdani, Ph.D., M.Sc., C.L.S., a leading researcher in the fields of autoimmune disease and neuroimmunology who has published more than 100 scientific papers.
 Array 5 will test for which part of the body is the site of inflammation and degeneration caused by Autoimmunity. Call my office to order through our website.
Infections- inflame the blood vessels and cholesterol goes up to soothe.
Bacteria- Gum Disease - use Oral Defense, from H.Pylori,Stomach bacteria that cause indigestion and heart burn and get in to the arteries,
Viral-CMV and Heart Disease-Antibodies to cytomegalovirus, a virus that lies dormant in many adults, may be associated with the development of coronary artery disease, according to a study in the Nov. 14 issue of CirculationCMV infects more than half of American adults by age 40.
Coxsackieviruses (A and B) can cause meningitismyocarditis, and pericarditis,

Blood fats (Lipid fractions - HDL, LDL, VLDL High density, low density and very low density lipids)
Glysen™  (K01) 2-4 capsules, three times a day with meals

Adaptocrine™ (K02) 2 capsules, three times a day with or without meals


ProtoGlysen™  (K28) 2 capsules, three times a day with meals


OmegaCo-3  (K07) 2 tablespoons, twice a day with or without meals

Fibromin ™ (K25) 2 capsules, three times a day with or without meals

Environmental, Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, Genetic and others which are beyond the scope of this blog but should be ruled in or out for those who are at risk, like men and women over 40.


A blood test will allow a trained physician to look deeper for potential blood clotting that occurs with immune stress, metabolic changes in the heart and blood vessels seen in many of those with high blood sugar and blood fats. A blood test can help the physician find those many people need greater amounts of Vitamins B-12, Folic acid and B-6 by looking on the Complete Blood Count (CBC) part of the blood test for elevated MCV, MCH and MCHC, low SGOT, SGPT and or GGTP below 10 for Vitamin B-6.


Our body should be in a state of balance known as homeostasis to maintain that state.

When we are not in an optimal state of homeostasis, it requires not only glucose but oxygen to return our body back to homeostasis. Correcting any Insulin imbalances and Anemias allows this to occur more readily as will be discused below.

Cholesterol is the blood element that people most commonly associate with their state of health. High cholesterol is the major problem caused by insulin resistance.


The most common lifestyle recommendation is a low fat/high carbohydrate diet which many find unsuccessful in lowering their cholesterol, even though only 15% of a persons cholesterol can be controlled through diet.



This diet loads the body with sugar that must be dealt with. Until recently, blood sugar and cholesterol were looked at as separate issues. Now, we know they are directly related.



We now know that when an individual loses the ability to transport glucose into their cells, the body will resort to storing the blood sugar in fat (lipogenesis-- the creation of adipose) and therefore abnormal cholesterol levels will be seen.
Functional Medicine finds increases in cholesterol and triglycerides are very helpful in identifying stages of blood sugar disorders. The pattern of Higher Triglycerides than Cholesterol is a primary sign of Insulin Resistance which is also known as Metabolic Syndrome and the inflammatory  created effect many parts of the body.

A primary tool to help control and break this pattern behind high cholesterol is correcting the stress   from loss of homeostasis  ClearVite-Cholesterol-Help


There are several key factors that are overlooked in blood sugar disorders. Anemia, food sensitivities, and elevated cholesterol/triglycerides all have a direct impact on blood sugar.
Food sensitivities that result in an immune hypersensitivity response will have powerful impacts on blood sugar stability.

It is not possible to improve adrenal/blood sugar patterns if a person is anemic. When an individual loses the ability to transport glucose into their cells, the body will resort to fat production and subsequently increase cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
If a person is anemic, they will not be able to deliver oxygen to the mitochondria for energy (ATP) production and become dependent upon glycolysis for energy production. Glycolyis is an inefficient ATP pathway and will place great demands upon the blood sugar/adrenal stabilizing system.


Iron anemia is the most commonly thought of when it comes to anemia. However, there are many different forms of anemia. Insulin resistance and anemia commonly occur with an inflammation from the food sensitivities.





Iron supplementation in the presence of inflammation will increase free radicals enhancing the cellular damage through the inflammatory processes. It is important to know that the inflammation must be eliminated before treating the anemia or using iron supplementation.


ClearVite-Cholesterol-Help


Clearvite-SF® Program Steps



STEP 1


The first step in this program is a modified fast for three to five days. A minimum of three days is required for best results. During the fast, do not take any supplements. Limit your dietary intake to a drink that is made up of freshly squeezed lime and/or lemon (with pulp), water, organic maple syrup (grade B is preferred), and brewed green tea (optional). Exact proportions are not critical and you can make the drink as sour or diluted as you like. Take sips of the drink every 15 minutes throughout the day. You ought to expect to feel the need to urinate frequently.



If you are taking sips all day you should be able to stabilize your blood sugar without any foods. If you truly become hungry, you are allowed to eat one food (or a fresh veggie drink), but it must be a vegetable you rarely eat, such as brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc. Do not add anything to the vegetables such as spices or dressings.



The strict limitation of food is important because you're trying to decrease the antigen load to your immune system. Many of those that have their neuroendocrine-immune system up-regulated are usually sensitive to the foods that they eat most often. The goal of the original three days is not to decrease calories, but rather to decrease the antigenic load. The reason lime and lemon juice are used is due to its alkalinizing properties which are usually required. Organic grade B maple syrup is suggested because it is sweeter than other grades, and therefore less maple syrup is needed to antagonize the sour taste. Green tea can be added to the mixture if you prefer and you can drink hot green tea all day during the initial 3-5 days.




If you are insulin dependent or are on medication that does not allow you to fast, then avoid step one and start with step two.




Any fast must be conducted under the care of a trained medical professional.




STEP 2




Perform the three-week Clearvite-SF® program as instructed above. During this step it is important to take supplements for insulin resistance. Suggested supplements are listed below. Be prepared for each day of the Clearvite-SF® program by planning your meals ahead. Be sure to read the Clearvite-SF® program booklet and make sure that you have the proper groceries at home to comply with the program. Remember: "Organic is best." A discussion about your program should occur with your family members and spouse so they can be supportive during the program. Many times spouses and family members will unconsciously try to sabotage family members during the program and it helps to be prepared to discuss the issue if it arises. It is not uncommon to have an adverse reaction while in the program (nausea, gastrointestinal irritation, skin outbreaks, anxiety, etc.). If this occurs it may be due to too much support and you should discuss reducing your dose of Clearvite-SF® with your doctor. It is very unlikely that you will have sensitivities to the Clearvite-SF® since it is a high-quality hypoallergenic formula; therefore cutting down the dosage is usually all that is required. If you are being supported with additional supplements and an adverse reaction occurs, speak with your doctor and he or she may have you stop taking all of them and re-introduce them back one at a time at 1/2 the original dose. It may not be that you are sensitive to the supplements, but rather your metabolism is being impacted too aggressively. However, most people will never encounter adverse reactions.




STEP 3




Steps one and two allow you to eliminate common food sensitivities that may up-regulate your neuroendocrine-immune axis. In step 3 you will begin adding one food back into your diet at a time. Keep a dietary journal and take notice of any symptoms when you reintroduce food groups back into your diet. Remember: Don't undo all of your hard work with processed foods, sugars, junk foods and sodas! You've just cleaned out your system and filling it up with those kinds of foods will only counteract the benefits of this program. It is important for you to note how you feel at the end of the Clearvite-SF® program. If you feel dramatically better, you probably suffered from multiple food sensitivities and your gastrointestinal-immune system was up-regulated. If you feel no improvement with your digestion, speak with your doctor about options for further investigation. If you feel better at the end of the Clearvite-SF® program and food sensitivities were identified, but continued support needs to be provided to calm down your neuroendocrine-immune axis, you can repeat the lime-aid fast for three to five days followed by the two week Clearvite-SF® program every two to three months under the care of a trained medical professional.


Adjunct Support During Clearvite-SF® Program (Doctor must determine which of these products you need.)


Incorporated during Step 2 and 3




  • Glysen™  (K01) 2-4 capsules, three times a day with meals

    Adaptocrine™ (K02) 2 capsules, three times a day with or without meals


  • ProtoGlysen™  (K28) 2 capsules, three times a day with meals


    OmegaCo-3  (K07) 2 tablespoons, twice a day with or without meals
  • Fibromin ™ (K25) 2 capsules, three times a day with or without meals
6. ADRENACALM (K16) as directed, three times a day

7. OXICELL (K22) 1/4 teaspoon three times a day

3-5 Day Fast protocol

The day before you begin your fast, eat only raw fruit and vegetables. This will start to empty the colon and prepare your body for the fast.


During this cleanse you may also experience emotional clearing. Our bodies hold onto a lot of poisons, which affects our minds. As these poisons are released, so are these old emotions. Don't be alarmed-this is the goal of the cleanse-to detoxify on all levels. Drink 8-10 glasses of purified water a day. The water assists in flushing out toxins. It also keeps your energy up and keeps you hydrated. It seems like a small thing but it is crucial during the program!


To support you in your fast use the products below. You can continue using these products throughout the 3 week program available at http://www.myvits.com/
  Drainage Complex (D01) The 4R's: Adrenal (R13), Thyroid (R06), Liver (R01) and Pancreas (R03) These will support your organs and lift your whole Endocrine system STRNG-MND (1219) If you have a busy schedule during the fast you can take Proglyco-SP (K13) to keep energy up and it will help with stress and fatigue.


The Drainage remedies "jump-start" the detoxing process of the organ systems directly involved with the elimination of waste and detoxification.


Optional: A coffee enema can be used once a day during your fast. It can help to detoxify the liver by rapidly emptying the colon, enhancing liver detoxification, and increasing the flow of bile and the elimination of toxins through bile. Some people claim that it provides immediate relief to toxicity symptoms, such as congestion, indigestion, pain, and headaches. They should be used under the supervision of your doctor.

After your fast and before you start Phase 1 follows these instructions for 3 days


When breaking a fast it is very important to slowly bring solid foods back into your diet. The digestive system is re-awakening. After fasting, the digestion of food can stir up more toxins. The first few meals move through the intestine like a broom that pushes ahead of it, loosening waste from 30 feet of intestine.


First day after the fast:


Start with fresh fruit in the morning Grapefruit is a good choice. It is a powerful cleanser and has 5x the amount of Vitamin C than oranges.


Snack - Clearvite-SF® with water. You can use a blender with ice for more of a smoothie texture)


Lunch - Fresh fruit or raw vegetables


Dinner - Fresh fruit or raw vegetables


Second day after the fast:


Soaked prunes or figs for breakfast


Snack - One serving of Clearvite-SF® with water


Lunch - Small bowl of fresh vegetables


Dinner - Vegetable soup made without salt.


Two apples or a fruit salad eaten between meals. All this in addition to freshly made juices and broths.


Third day start Phase 1


It is important to listen to your stomach, eat smaller meals, chew your food, and eat according to hunger.





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