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Posted: 10/19/2012 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
Why is heart attack the No. 1 killer in this country? Ninety-nine per cent of doctors say it's due to atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), and cholesterol-lowering drugs are the primary way to treat it. But I say it's because cardiologists have closed minds and are ignoring facts that could save thousands of North Americans from coronary attack.
Vitamin C is required to manufacture healthy collagen, the glue that holds coronary cells together, just like mortar is needed for bricks. Lysine, like steel rods in cement, makes collagen stronger.
Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, has now proven vitamin C can reverse atherosclerosis. Bush took retinal photographs, then started his patients on high doses of vitamin C and lysine. One year later, additional pictures showed atherosclerosis had regressed in retinal arteries. This also occurs in coronary arteries.
So what has happened to these monumental findings? Cardiologists have ridiculed Bush. One has to ask whether cardiologists, by ignoring his results, are condemning thousands of people to an early, needless coronary heart attack.
Fourteen years ago, following my own coronary attack, cardiologists claimed it was sheer madness for me to refuse cholesterol-lowering drugs. Instead, I decided to take high doses of vitamin C, plus lysine, with breakfast and the evening meal, for several reasons.
I knew Dr. Graveline, a physician and NASA astronaut, had twice developed transient global amnesia from taking Lipitor. I was also aware patients have died from CLDs. Others have developed kidney, liver and muscle complications. Now, the work of Bush has convinced me my decision was prudent.
But to take large doses of vitamin C and lysine requires swallowing many pills daily. It's a tall order for those who dislike swallowing one pill. So for several years I've been trying to find a company that would manufacture a combination of vitamin C and lysine powder. Now, Medi-C Plus is available at health-food stores. Its sales will help support the Gifford-Jones Professorship in Pain Control and Palliative Care at the University of Toronto.
The dosage for the Medi-C Plus combination is one flat scoop with breakfast and the evening meal, with either water or orange juice. Those at greater risk should take one flat scoop three times a day. If high doses cause diarrhea, the dose should be decreased.
This column does not recommend those taking CLDs should stop them. This is a decision that can only be made by patients and doctors.
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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 19, 2012 A21
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