“I think I know what the answer is… we can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes by the proper use of vitamin C and lysine… even cure it.” – Linus Pauling, Nobel laureate
Popular belief is that blockages in our blood vessels, especially in our coronary arteries, are caused by having too much cholesterol in our blood and that to prevent this we should keep our cholesterol as low as possible. If this was true, we would need to reduce the amount of cholesterol in our bloodstream to virtually zero. This is impossible because we need cholesterol for a number of crucial functions in our bodies and without it we will die.
The facts are that almost 60% of people that suffer heart attacks and/or blocked blood vessels have low cholesterol levels and that most of them are given cholesterol lowering medication as a first line treatment.
The question is: “Why do more people with low cholesterol levels still suffer heart disease?”
The answer is: “Cholesterol does not cause heart disease!”
There are other causes which the medical profession refuses to acknowledge.
“Vitamin C deficiency identified as a
sole cause of atherosclerosis in laboratory animals.” – G.C. Willis, MD (1953)
“The solitary root cause of all coronary arterial blockages
is a vitamin C deficiency in the coronary arteries!” – Thomas E. Levy, MD, Primal Panacea (2011)
Research proves that most heart disease is caused by a deficiency of a common, most abundant nutrient on earth – Vitamin C, (ascorbic acid). Unlike animals, we humans cannot manufacture vitamin C internally and have to obtain it through our diet.
A deficiency of vitamin C causes our blood vessel walls to disintegrate. Vitamin C is the main ingredient for the manufacture of the most abundant protein in our bodies, namely collagen. Collagen is the most important building block of our blood vessel walls.
Without collagen, our blood vessels cannot provide life giving oxygen and nutrients to all the cells in our bodies. When the artery wall does not get vitamin C, the collagen bindings, holding the artery intact, become weak and lesions (cracks) develop. Due to the deficiency of vitamin C, no more collagen will be manufactured and the crack will grow bigger until the artery starts leaking.
Certain cholesterol particles circulating our blood vessels, such as Lp(a) and LDL, fix these cracks but over correction will eventually cause a blockage. The fact is, cholesterol will only start to build up in our vessels if we are vitamin C deficient. It is not an issue of too much cholesterol but a chronic vitamin C deficiency that is the cause of all our heart disease problems.
“Well, I don’t know that there is a need for a randomized prospective, double blind controlled trial when you get evidence of this sort, the value of large intakes of vitamin C and also of lysine for preventing the deposition of atherosclerotic plaques, and preventing death from cardiovascular disease.” – Linus Pauling, “Unified Theory” Lecture