Heart Disease is something that is very familiar to all of my family. At the very young age of 55, my mother had a heart attack. If that wasn’t enough, two of my uncles had to undergo bypass surgery because of plaque build-up and clogged arteries. After talking at length one night to my Uncle Ray, I really started thinking of how very important it is to take care of your heart. Uncle Ray challenged me that night to do a better job of taking care of my heart than he had his own.
I decided I was going to start researching everything I could to find out about the heart. I began studying all kinds of medical literature and reading everything I could find that had to do with heart health. To begin with, I found all the basic stuff about taking care of your heart such as: eating right, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising. But upon further research I found the results of other researchers by the name of Dr. Linus Pauling and Dr, Matthias Rath. Their discoveries were amazing!
When the body lacks proper nutrition, it cannot produce substances such as collagen that is necessary for repairing the arterial lesions. When this happens, the body will do whatever it can to stop the artery from leaking. So it grabs anything it can find that happens to be floating around in the blood stream and makes a patch out of it and places it on the torn lining. Over time, these patches thicken and cause what we know as plaque build-up in the arteries. For those who receive and maintain the proper nutrients in their body, the amount of plaque build-up can be reduced and sometimes even eliminated.
Unfortunately, many people who think they are getting the proper nutrients because they eat a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains end up having heart disease. The reason for this is because the vegetables and fruits you buy at the grocery store do not have the nutrients they once did due to modern fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. Besides determining the cause for heart disease, Dr. Pauling’s research also led to the experiments that showed that heart disease can be controlled by administering the proper nutrients at the proper dosage.