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Old 07-01-2009, 07:19 AM
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Default Artery health

I thought this You Tube video by the Life Extension Foundation about health of the arteries was very informative.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaii5EhbGNU


I decided to add this video on a similar subject.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9jVWYl3hoI

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Old 07-03-2009, 06:24 AM
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Didn't watch the second yet but the first was quite good.
I have a bunch of pdf files from Dr Rath. He states the a mere 2,000 mg of vitamin c a day will take out calcium deposits in the heart after a few months.
Haven't been able to figure out how to get those files here. They are too large for an attachment. But you should find them on this site.

http://www.drrathresearch.org/sci_di...t_disease.html
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Ah! Here it is! It's really good!

http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/p...02_sep2003.pdf


And this pdf will explain why your cardiologist did not tell you about vitamin therapy:


http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/p...11_sep2003.pdf

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Thank you Arrow! I'm in the process of reading it, how exciting I've had a stroke and heart attack - and right when I was beginning to take responsibility for my health knowledge several years ago, I had a cardiologist tell me that vitamin C and E were worthless...

Needless to say, I said "thank you nice man" (joke - what I say to idiots) and never went back! I'm looking forward to studying and using this information and sharing it with my current doctor (who's cool).

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Here's a link with some info on Grape Seed Extract, good for many things including the heart and arteries.

http://www.wholehealthmd.com/ME2/dir...D5DB33F&tier=2
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And you can also go to www.HealthSalon.org and read the series of articles called The Ultimate Solutions to Heart Disease, Stroke and Alzheimers

There are parts 1 though 7. Just put it in the search. It is a very detailed cure written by someone who went through what you did, bb.
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Thank you Arrow! I just read the first installment, good stuff I do use CoQ10 and OPCs (OPCs are from grape seed extract and something in pine bark discovered by French researcher/doctor Masquelier to reverse varicose veins) it definitely improves my vision which has deteriorated some due to diabetic retinopathy (blood vessels in the retina of the eye deteriorating because of fluctuating blood glucose levels).

Here's to good health and enjoyment of life!
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How much pycnogenol do you take a day? As for C and E, they are very good for arterial health and many other things. Make sure you take a natural form of E with mixed tocopherols. You may also try palm tocotrienols
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I found out about pycnogenol, or commonly called grape seed extract, from the book "Miracle Cures" by Jean Carper. It's incredibly easy to read but with plenty of scientific research to validate the information.

I take Nature's Way brand called "Masquelier's OPCs" which is derived from grape seeds and the bark of the pine tree. The dosage you take is figured based on your body weight. Not only has it helped my vision, I'm certain that it benefits my heart as well.

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"OPC, as it's commonly called in scientific circles, is expert at treating vascular diseases because it actually increases the structural strength of weakened blood vessels."
Miracle Cures, p. 222

I gave the title of this post the same title in Jean Carper's book. I highly recommend it. It's available at Amazon in softcover.

I also learned about coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) from this book in the chapter "Amazing Heart Energizer" and about valerian in the chapter "God's Valium" - for some examples of other chapters in the book.

This is one of the books that got me going in the right direction of truly improving my health after a ton of physical sh*t happened in my life!

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pycnogenol is also made from pine tree bark and the maritime pine from France is touted as being superior but I had a patient tell me once, and she was in her 90's, that her grandmother learned from Native Americans in Utah that they would make pine bark tea and get extraordinary effects for various conditions. I begged her to find the recipe which she said she had somewhere but alas, it never happened.

When I move to the mountains I plan to experiment with this and I recently found a great site that tells how to make extracts from barks.
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Arrow,

Having lived in Utah and northern Idaho about 15 years altogether, I was told that the pine trees there are called Ponderosa Pine. They are different than the pines here in southwest Washington. Ponderosa's have no branches on the lower one-third or so of the tree. There is probably some difference in the chemistry of the different varieties. Makes me wonder if the Native Americans were from the Utah area. Ponderosa could be the wrong name, but they are definately different than the pines here.
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I remember that the pines in the southeast are different from the ones in California nightowl. Even the cones are different. This could become a detective story.

http://www.reed.edu/trees/TreePages/PINU.html

It is wonderful how trees have benefited our health. I mean non-fruit trees. Xylitol was originally from the birch tree in Finland. The yew provide an anti-cancer chemical that I think is used in a breast cancer drug. The fir bark saved Gen. George Washington's army from starvation. The saw palmetto, state tree of SC, has berries that men use for prostate health. Probably many more.
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Then there's cascara bark as a laxative. I think the old remedy Vermifuge for worms is made from cascara too, but I'm getting the run-around on the internet search trying to find that information. It's getting hard to look up anything in natural medicine because either information has been removed or search engines are being made to skirt around the subjects. Am I the only one having this trouble?
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Using a search engine can be quite tricky sometime. Sometimes you can find an herb or something like it at http://www.mountainroseherbs.com. They have good information about each. ...and good prices too. They use to have good Folk information. They've cut most of that out.

I think wormwood is also a dewormer too; but I don't really know where wormwood comes from. Also black walnut hulls, which are high in iodine.

I did not include fruit trees; because their benefits could cause a discussion to go on all night.
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Default Low vitamin D raises diabetic heart risk

(I thought I was posting a new thread so this article is out of place, but will leave it.)

Low vitamin D raises diabetic heart risk
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08-24-09

ST. LOUIS, Aug 24, 2009 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Diabetics deficient in vitamin D can't process cholesterol so it builds in blood vessels, increasing heart attack and stroke risk, U.S. researchers said.

Principal investigator Dr. Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, a Washington University endocrinologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, said when people are deficient in vitamin D the macrophage cells -- dispatched by the immune system in response to inflammation -- eat more cholesterol, which they can't get rid of.

"Vitamin D inhibits the uptake of cholesterol by cells called macrophages," Bernal-Mizrachi said in a statement. "The macrophages get clogged with cholesterol and become what scientists call foam cells, which are one of the earliest markers of atherosclerosis."

The researchers studied macrophage cells taken from people with and without diabetes, and with and without vitamin D deficiency. When vitamin D levels were low in the culture dish, macrophages from diabetic patients were much more likely to become foam cells.

The study, published in the journal Circulation, found vitamin D regulates signaling pathways linked both to uptake and to clearance of cholesterol in macrophages.

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