Heart Disease: Number One Killer

Heart Disease: Number One Killer

It’s no secret that millions of people die of a heart disease around the world every year. But do you know that heart disease is actually number one killer? In fact, one in four deaths in the USA is due to a heart condition.

Why is that? What are the symptoms we should be looking for? You’ll find your answers below.

Heart disease disorders

Cardiovascular diseases are disorders that affect the heart and the blood vessels. They are the leading cause of death both in men and women around the world, not only in the USA.

Don’t misunderstand me. We are not talking only about heart attacks. Actually, we can distinguish the following heart and blood vessels disorders:

  • coronary heart disease (CHD)– the most common heart disease, which affects the blood vessels, supplying the heart with blood
  • congenital heart disease – this is a malfunction of the heart’s structure present at birth
  • cerebrovascular disease – a disease of the blood vessels in the brain
  • rheumatic heart disease – damage to the heart and the heart valve as a result of a rheumatic fever
  • deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism – the formation of blood clots, which can reach the heart and lungs

Heart attacks are caused by coronary heart disease when plaque builds on the wall of the blood vessels. In some point, the plaque is too much, and blood can’t flow to the heart. That’s when a person gets a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

 

Symptoms of heart disease

The reason why heart diseases are number one killer is that people don’t pay enough attention to their symptoms and don’t take measures at the first signs of symptoms. As a result, sometimes they arrive in the hospital when it’s already too late for an intervention.

The usual symptom of a heart attack is a chest pain, but it’s not the only one. And knowing all the signs and symptoms might be what saves your life. So be on the lookout for:

  • chest pain
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaws, back, neck
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea
  • cold sweat
  • lightheadedness

Angina pectoris is a condition when the heart doesn’t get enough oxygen, and the person feels tightness in the chest, and chest discomfort. It’s not a medical disorder, but rather a symptom of underlying CHD.

Arrhythmia, on the other hand, is something that happens to every person. It’s an irregular heartbeat – it might be too slow, too fast, or erratic. It’s a cause for concern when it happens too often, or you have already a heart problem.

Since an underlying blood vessel disease might have no symptoms until the problem gets serious and blood can’t reach the heart, regular medical check-ups are necessary.

 

Risk factors for heart disease

The major risk for heart disease is our lifestyle and behavior. Especially dangerous are:

  • unhealthy diet (eating food high in sugar, fat, salt)
  • physical inactivity
  • smoking
  • drinking alcohol excessively

These habits usually lead to conditions, which increase the risk of a heart disease, like:

  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol levels
  • overweight and obesity

 

Heart disease is number one killer, but it’s completely preventable if one has a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly. Also, remember that you shouldn’t ignore worrisome symptoms like chest pain or shortness of breath.

The Dangers of Heavy Metals

The Dangers of Heavy Metals

Metals are all around us, and we are often exposed to them through the air, water, and even food. However, exposure to certain heavy metals can have serious health consequences.

So today we are going to talk about some of the most dangerous heavy metals and what should we be looking for to protect ourselves.

What are heavy metals?

Heavy metals have:

  • relative high density
  • high atomic weight
  • high atomic numbers

We can divide them according to their influence on our organism into the following groups:

  • necessary for proper body function such as iron and zinc
  • harmless in small doses like silver
  • highly toxic such as mercury, lead, and cadmium

Although heavy metals are present in the Earth’s crust, they are often used to make things that we handle every day. The danger is that frequent exposure to some metals can lead to the accumulation of these metals in our body.

Mercury causes birth defects

Mercury is one of the most toxic heavy metals, and no living organism needs it to survive. Depending on the dose, it can cause a variety of neurological symptoms such as trouble speaking, hearing or seeing, memory loss, muscle weakness, poor coordination, etc.

In pregnant women, exposure to mercury can lead to miscarriage or giving birth to a child with severe birth defects. In young children, mercury might lead to neurological problems and impede development.

While some of the damage caused by mercury can be fixed, chronic mercury exposure or a high dose can cause irreparable damage to the human body.

Even though mercury is toxic, we usually come into contact with it without realizing. Common sources of mercury are:

  • fish ( King Mackerel, shark, swordfish )
  • dental fillings
  • thermometers
  • batteries
  • lamps

There are also natural sources of mercury such as volcanoes, fossil fuels, and ore. Companies that mine mercury also are responsible for the contamination of the water, soil, and air with this heavy metal.

Lead is poisonous

Another one common heavy metal that we encounter in your everyday life is lead. It has wide application in industry, and we often come in contact with it through contaminated water, food, and air.

Lead poisoning is difficult to diagnose because people with high levels of lead in the blood might not have any noticeable symptoms. However, when lead accumulates in great amounts it can cause:

It’s especially dangerous for pregnant women. Just like mercury, it causes miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature birth. And children are especially at risk of impeded development.

Cadmium causes cancer

Cadmium is one of those heavy metals that are toxic even in extremely small doses. What’s more, once cadmium is absorbed in the human body, it can stay for years before the body gets rid of it. Most often exposure to cadmium leads to:

  • kidney disease
  • cancer
  • obstructive lung disease
  • bone defects
  • irreversible loss of smell ( when exposed chronically to cadmium fumes)

Cadmium is a known carcinogenic factor, and it’s present in high concentration in the cigarette smoke. Cadmium is also found in:

  • some batteries
  • metal plating
  • farm fertilizers
  • industrial paints

 

Exposure to any one of these three heavy metals can have dangerous and deadly consequences for your health. Even in small doses. That’s why you should be extra careful when you come in contact with them.

Lysine And The Pauling Therapy. STOP HEART ATTACKS NOW!

Lysine And The Pauling Therapy. STOP HEART ATTACKS NOW!

Heart diseases are a major problem all around the world, and every year millions of people die of heart attacks. The traditional medicine will tell you that you need meds to keep your heart in good health, but there might be a simple way according to Linus Pauling’s theory.

Are you interested in learning more? Then keep on reading.

Who was Linus Pauling?

Linus Pauling was a renowned biochemist, chemist, and peace advocate. He was regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, winning two Nobel Prizes – for chemistry and peace activism. In fact, he is the only one to have two unshared Prizes.

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He is known for his role in:

  • quantum chemistry
  • molecular biology
  • orthomolecular therapy
  • megavitamin therapy.

Pauling research led to the appearance of a theory that you could cure heart diseases with high doses of Vitamin C and lysine.

His later work focused on using Vitamin C – oral and intravenous as a cure for terminal cancer patients. Although his clinical trials showed great results, they were disputed by the medical community and rejected.

Linus Pauling’s theory of heart disease

According to Pauling, heart diseases are the result of something very simple – a deficiency in vitamin C. Most animals can make vitamin C on their own, but humans can’t. That’s why we need to get the required daily dose of the vitamin for our food.

But what’s the link between vitamin C and heart diseases?

Our body needs vitamin C to make something essential called collagen. You might find collagen as the main ingredient in your lotion, but its purpose is far more important. Collagen is:

  • the main structural protein in our body, the glue that holds our body together
  • found throughout the whole body – muscle, bones, blood vessels, etc.
  • responsible for repairing damages
  • maintaining healthy skin and tissues

When there is not enough vitamin C, the body can’t make enough collagen for its needs. As a result, the coronary arteries start to deteriorate first. They are under a lot of mechanical stress from the blood pumping through the heart.

This effect is observed in patients with scurvy, a vitamin C deficiency disease.

What’s the role of lysine?

Linus Pauling claims that when there is a vitamin C deficiency, the body can’t produce enough collage to repair the blood vessel damage. Instead, something called lipoprotein (a) appears. It takes the role of collagen and fixes the damage done to our arteries.

Why is that bad? LP (a) is rich in cholesterol, and it has been recognized as a significant risk factor for developing heart disease. It builds on the artery walls and creates plaques. As you can imagine, this leads to narrow blood vessels and heart attacks.

Linus Pauling states that l-lysine, an essential amino acid, might be the answer to dealing with LP (a). The explanation is quite simple – lysine attracts LP(a). That’s why Pauling thought that introducing free lysine in the blood will deal with the present LP(a) and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

 

As you see, Linus Pauling’s theory of curing heart diseases with vitamin C and lysine is fascinating. However, most of the medical community doesn’t agree with it. Also, numerous studies have proven that large doses of vitamin C won’t lower your risk of cancer or heart disease.

But it’s up to you to decide which one you believe.

How to Cure Constipation Naturally

How to Cure Constipation Naturally

Nobody likes constipation. It can cause an extreme amount of discomfort. If you are unlikely, it can even lead to hemorrhoids, which are even more painful! Therefore, we have put together this guide, we want to give you a few tips and tricks for curing constipation naturally.

Water

water

Honestly, when it comes to home remedies for constipation, this one needs to be right at the top of the list. Water is important for several different processes in the body. For constipation, it can help in the following ways:

  • It will ensure that your digestive system is able to process nutrients properly.
  • It will support muscle function which will help t o keep waste travelling through your system.
  • Regular water consumption will reduce the chance of hemorrhoids while constipated.

It can be tough to know how much water to drink. We recommend trying to get somewhere between 8 and 16 ounces every couple of hours.

Prune Juice and Prunes

prunes

When you have constipation, it is so important that you get a lot of fiber into your diet. It will help to loosen up the stool. Prunes are high in fiber. However, the main reason you want to be consuming prunes is due to a carbohydrate known as sorbitol. The body digests this carbohydrate very slowly. It can really help to smooth the passage of waste out of your body.

Coffee

coffee

For most conditions, coffee is something to be avoided. When it comes to constipation, it is something that you absolutely must be consuming. This is because coffee helps to stimulate digestion. Coffee has the following in it:

  • Fiber
  • Oil
  • Water

All are vital for proper functioning of the digestive system.

Olive Oil

This is one of the top remedies when it comes to how to deal with constipation naturally. Just a single tablespoon of olive oil in the morning will work wonders. Olive oil helps to lubricate the bowels. This, once again, is going to make it easier for the stool to be removed from your body.

Yogurt

If you can get your hands on a probiotic yogurt, then do so! These yogurts are packed to the brim with ‘good bacteria’ which can have a positive impact on your gut. This good bacteria will help reduce the chances that you are going to be suffering from constipation in the first place.

Beans

Yep. The classic bean. These have a lot of fiber in them. However, one of the reasons as to why beans are so brilliant is because they have a lot of protein in them too. They can help to repair any damaged muscle tissue. Basically, they can help the muscles work a little bit better. This, once again, reduces the chances of there being constipation in the first place.

Exercise

Finally, do a little bit of exercise. Just thirty minutes per day should be enough. A lot of people go for a walk shortly after eating which should kick your digestive system into action.

As we mentioned at the start; constipation can be incredibly uncomfortable. The longer it goes on, the more painful it becomes. If you put the tips and tricks on this page into action, we are positive that the stool will be coming out very soon!

How to Cure Hemorrhoids at Home

How to Cure Hemorrhoids at Home

Hemorrhoids are incredibly painful. Now, we always suggest that you go to the doctor if you are suffering from hemorrhoids. They may want to give you a quick check over to ensure that there is nothing untoward but, for the most part, you should be able to deal with the actual symptoms of hemorrhoids in the comfort of your own home. Let us introduce you to a few home remedies for piles/hemorrhoids .

Lose Weight

Most people who suffer from hemorrhoids are overweight. Even if you can just shed a couple of pounds, you will greatly be reducing the chance of suffering from hemorrhoids in the first place. In most cases, this is all you really need to eradicate your symptoms completely!

Easing Pain and Itching

We have a couple of tips for you here. This is not really going to eliminate your hemorrhoids, but it will make them a lot more bearable while you try and get rid of them a different way:

  • Warm Baths: you just need to fill up the bath tub with warm water. There only needs to be a couple of inches in there. You can then sit inside the bathtub. This will greatly relieve your pain. Many people do this right after a bowel movement. You can use it to clean the area around your anus. However, do not scrub and do not use unscented soap!
  • Witch Hazel Wipes: you can purchase these from your natural health food store. It will instantly relieve you of your pain or itchiness.
  • Ice Pack: this will greatly dull the pain. You can purchase dedicated ice packs for hemorrhoids, however, just a standard ice pack should be fine.

Bathroom Habits

This is where we stop the pain becoming worse. This will even help to speed up the healing process:

  • If you can’t pass a stool in a couple of minutes, get off the toilet. Do not sit there for long periods of time as it will put an intense amount of pressure on the lower reaches of your body.
  • If you can, you may want to opt to wet the toilet paper before you use it. This is going to be far softer on your anus. It will ensure that the hemorrhoids are not too irritating.
  • Do not hold your stool in. If you need to go, make sure you go!

Ensuring That The Problem Is Not Made Worse

It is so important that you consume a lot of fiber and drink a lot of fluids. This will ensure smooth passage of stools out of your body. The fact that the stools are soft means that they are going to be putting very limited amounts of pressure on the anus.

Honestly, dealing with hemorrhoids at home is very much a ‘wait it out’ process. With the tips above, you should be able to eliminate them within a couple of weeks. You will notice a positive impact in a week or so. However, if they are not starting to clear up by this point then you may wish to talk to your doctor for alternatives.

Polio Vaccines Given Decades Ago Carried Carcinogenic Virus SV40

Polio Vaccines Given Decades Ago Carried Carcinogenic Virus SV40

The anti-vaccine movement has gained some momentum in the recent years, stating that vaccines have too many unwanted side effects and that they are responsible for conditions like Autism.

The purpose of all vaccines is to protect people from catching dangerous and potentially deadly diseases. But is there any truth in the anti-vaccine statements?

Well, the discovery that polio vaccine injected decades ago was infected with a dangerous virus called SV40 does raise some concerns regarding the safety of the vaccine. So let’s take a detailed look at that unfortunate accident.

What’s the story?

Back in the 1950s, two types of polio vaccines emerged thanks to the efforts of two scientists – Doctors Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin:

  • Sabin vaccine (oral), which contained a weakened form of the polio virus
  • Salk vaccine ( injectable), which contained the killed virus

However, to weaken the live polio virus the scientists had to pass it through host cells. They used rhesus monkey kidney cells. Later, when the strains were isolated, and the vaccine was ready for production, simian cells were again used to grow and harvest the polio virus.

What’s so bad about monkey cells, you ask? Nothing, except monkeys could be infected with simian viruses. Moreover, the technology back then wasn’t evolved enough to detect such viruses, as stated by Merck & Co, a pharmaceutical company.

Dr. Herald R. Cox also expressed his concern that the polio vaccine might be contaminated with viruses or microbic agents due to the use of human and monkey cells.

 

The discovery of SV40

The SV40 stands for Simian viruses 40 or Simian vacuolating virus 40. Among the first to detect the presence this virus were Ben Sweet, Maurice Hilleman, and Bernice Eddy.

Ben Sweet and Maurice Hilleman, scientists at Merc&Co, concluded that the polio vaccine, which was used to inoculate millions of Americans, was contaminated with the SV40. Even though formaldehyde was used to kill the polio virus in Salk’s vaccine, the SV40 was unaffected.

Meanwhile, Dr. Bernice Eddy studied minced rhesus monkey cells, cells from the same species of monkey used to create the vaccines. She injected the cells into hamsters and observed that the virus caused cancer in almost all infected hamsters.

One would think that in light of these discoveries the tainted vaccines would have been recalled, but that didn’t happen. The vaccines were used until 1963.

How deadly is SV40?

Given the fact that SV40 causes cancer in animals, one starts to think about its effect on the humans infected with it. The scientific community is divided on the subject with some claiming that SV40 can cause cancer in humans, while others are stating the opposite.

The facts are:

  • SV40 is known carcinogen causing brain, bone, and lung cancer in animals
  • SV40 is detected in some rare human cancers using PRC technology
  • Scientists use SV40 to cause cancer in animals and study it
  • Cancer rates have been rising steadily for the past decades
  • The SV40 was found in people never inoculated with the tainted vaccines

 

Most official statements declare that there is no definite connection between the SV40 in the polio vaccine and the development of rare cancers. But there is mounting evidence that points to the opposite.

The Negative Health Effects of Chlorine

The Negative Health Effects of Chlorine

Do you know what’s in the water you’re drinking? Now, you probably think that I’m talking about some dangerous chemicals. I bet that you wouldn’t think about chlorine at all.

Chlorine is used to purify water, you might say. Nevertheless, chlorine can have negative effects on your health. Let’s see what chlorine is and what effects it can have on you.

What’s chlorine and why do we use it?

Chlorine is a chemical element with numerous applications. You know one of its compounds, and you probably use it every day. I’m talking about sodium chlorine, also known as salt. On the other hand, chlorine gas has been used as a weapon since 1915.

But why do we use chlorine for water purification? Well, there are several reasons:

  • it kills bacteria
  • it impedes the growth of bacteria
  • it prevents the spreading of waterborne diseases
  • it’s cheap

Chlorine might lead to cancer

The danger with chlorine is that it might react with compounds naturally occurring in the water. If that happens, it can produce disinfectant by-products called trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids.

Chlorine in the water usually produces two types of THMs -bromoform and dibromochloromethane. Both are potentially dangerous for a person’s health because they produce free radicals in the body and damage cells.

Depending on the dose and the duration of exposure, these disinfection by-products cause:

  • heart diseases
  • liver and kidney cancer
  • unconsciousness
  • death

Haloacetic acids, on the other hand, can cause:

  • severe skin irritation
  • cancer
  • birth defects

Since these by-products are potentially carcinogenic, their concentration in the drinking water is carefully monitored, and according to the World Health Organization, the risk is minimal. But according to the Council of Environmental Quality, people who drink chlorinated water regularly have a higher chance of developing cancer.

Chlorine can cause asthma

If you think that you’re safe because you don’t drink chlorinated water, think again. Chlorine is frequently used in pools for disinfection. So if you go for a swim in your local pool together with your kids, you’re still exposed to chlorine.

And scientists speculate that swimming or bathing in chlorinated water increases the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma. Just breathing the fumes from an overchlorinated pool might be enough to make you feel ill.

Swimming in chlorinated water can also cause skin irritations, eczema in people with sensitive skin, and dry hair.

As usually, young children with developing immune system are the one to be affected. One study even concluded that children who swim in pools regularly are more likely to develop asthma than non-swimming children.

Chlorinated water increase heart disease risk

Way back in the 1960s, Dr. Joseph M. Price published a book called “Coronaries Cholesterol Chlorine.” In his book, he proposes the theory that heart attacks, strokes, and atherosclerosis are not caused by high cholesterol levels, but chlorine instead.

Since chlorine produces free radicals in the body, these radicals damaged the cells. The cell damage leads to high level of serum cholesterol and the building of plaques on the artery’s walls.

To support his claims he experiments on chickens. The result showed that 95% of the chicken, which drank chlorinated water, developed atherosclerosis. Another scientist Richard Bull did the same experiment with pigeons and obtained the same results.

 

Chlorine has played a significant part in purifying water and keeping dangerous diseases at bay in the past. But in light of the recent discoveries, it might be time to find new ways to purify water. Don’t you agree?