Forget Cholesterol – Think Heart "Inflammation"

If you listen to all the Lipitor drug ads, fighting cholesterol is all it takes to fight heart disease. “NOT SO” say the most learned minds on the subject.

According to all of the latest research, the real danger it turns out is inflammation in the form of two frightening compounds found in the blood of heart attack victims:

  • Homocysteine
  • C-Reactive Protein

And you don’t get these compounds from certain foods – your body makes them in response to other substances.

Why don’t doctors know about all this? If they do, why aren’t they telling us?

And you don’t need a drug to control Homocysteine and C-Reactive Protein.

Checking your Cholesterol is so Last Century!

For much of the 20th century, doctors and patients tracked the ups and downs of cholesterol levels to determine the risk of having a heart attack. But the evidence supporting the link between high cholesterol and heart disease has been, from the start, pretty flimsy. Certainly, people with extremely high cholesterol levels or familial hypercholesterolemia do have a higher risk of heart disease. But elevated cholesterol levels appear to be more of a symptom than a cause – a sign that something, somewhere is awry.

In the late 1990s, researchers at the Harvard Medical School were on the trail of a new, and more likely, factor in coronary artery disease (CAD). Paul Ridker, MD, and his colleagues suspected that “inflammation” was a key player in heart disease. They developed a test for “high sensitivity C-reactive protein” (CRP) that was able to detect chronic low-grade inflammation, something missed by all other medical tests.

Lipitor-Statin Drug Madness

In the 1990s, to hoodwink the public at large, drug companies introduced cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, such as Lipitor, practically cementing the largely unsubstantiated link between cholesterol and heart disease. That began a high-pressure sell to get both consumers and physicians interested in using statins to lower cholesterol levels, and Lipitor alone now accounts for $13 billion in yearly sales.

But nearly everyone seems to ignore a key fact: half of people with heart disease have normal cholesterol levels. So there must be other big risk factors, but what are they? C-Reactive Protein and its kissing cousin, Homocysteine.

WhatisC-Reactive Protein anyway?
Heart disease, like all health problems, is multifaceted. There are many contributing causes, and many of them directly or indirectly involve inflammation. For example, oxidation of LDL cholesterol is an established risk factor – and a sign of inadequate intake of antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. Trans fats (found in hydrogenated oils), sugars and refined carbohydrates increase inflammation. So does elevated blood sugar, a characteristic of prediabetes and type-2 diabetes. Deficiency of B vitamins increase blood Homocysteine levels, which are also intertwined with inflammation.

C-Reactive Protein is a byproduct of interleukin-6 (IL-6), one of the most pro-inflammatory molecules made in the body. Both IL-6 and CRP are signaling molecules – they essentially tell the body to rev up inflammation by activating other substances, such as arachidonic acid. Some physicians have argued that CRP is a “marker” of inflammation, not a cause, but in another article, Ridker demonstrated that CRP is a very active molecule. It stimulates the production of other substances that promote inflammation, triggers the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and reduces the activity of nitric oxide, which protects blood vessel walls.

Good News: Vitamins, Herbs & Minerals to the Rescue!

Research on inflammation and heart disease shows that “inflammatory disease processes” affect more than arthritis, asthma, allergies and the traditional “-itis” diseases. As the evidence continues to mount, the risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes and many other serious diseases have strong inflammatory underpinnings. Take the necessary lifestyle, diet and supplement steps to reduce low-grade chronic inflammation.

Here’s my top recommendations of nutritional supplements that can reduce inflammation:

Multivitamins – Vitamins and minerals with natural antioxidant properties have immediate effect on all inflammation, particularly C-Reactive Protein and Homocysteine.

Omega-3’s – Omega 3 fatty acids are widely recognized by researchers for their anti-inflammatory actions, particularly against C-Reactive Protein.

Vitamin E – Proven to reduce C-Reactive Protein levels by 30-50%. A staggering amount!

Curcumin – The “new” miracle spice from India (that ironically has been used for centuries) has broad-spectrum anti-inflammatory benefits. For example, curcumin reduces the activity of interleukin-6, nuclear factor kappa beta, macrophage inflammatory protein, lipoxygenase, tumor necrosis factor alpha, matrix metalloproteinase, several types of protein kinases, adhesion molecules and genes involved in inflammation. Some research indicates that curcumin might reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Antioxidants – Rich in Proanthocyanidin/Pycnogenols, extract from the bark of French maritime pine trees is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory for all parts of the body, especially the heart.

Fight Fire with a Bucket of Water
Using dumb drugs like Lipitor is like fighting fire with fire. Statins create more problems than they are supposed to fix. Any kind of inflammation needs to be “put out,” and the way to do it is by addressing the problem, not treating the symptom.

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As always, here’s to your Contagious Health!

Wayne Garland

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