Therapies that for decades have been used in atherosclerosis (fatty build up in the arteries that causes heart attacks and strokes) are so effective that patents are being applied for currently!
The two main therapies involved are called ultraviolet blood irradiation combined with ozone therapy (collectively called photox therapy in naturopathic medicine) and intravenous phosphatidyl choline therapy (called plaquex therapy because of a clinic in Switzerland who published fascinating reductions in plaque burden www.plaquex.ch). When we add in chelation therapy for metal detoxification, measures to control hormones associated with heart attacks and strokes (insulin, cortisol), and life-long measures to keep blood viscosity down, very few people have to suffer from the number one killer in North America.
The end result of atherosclerotic vascular disease is well-known as the heart attack, stroke, or loss of a limb. The old conventional way of thinking that is still accepted as comprehensive by many doctors is that fat or cholesterol in the bloodstream becomes oxidized, and this oxidized plaque slowly builds up on the inside of the artery wall. When we come to a critical point, blood flow becomes so occluded that symptoms, and eventually a major cardiovascular event, occurs.
Therefore conventional therapy has often focused on the reduction of blood fats such as triglycerides and cholesterol. While this approach does save lives, it is not comprehensive. Furthermore, it is not sensitive enough to catch all patients who may be at risk, as almost half of patients who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol. More holistically oriented doctors may (erroneously) prescribe antioxidants to prevent the oxidation of the fats in the hope that plaque formation will be prevented. There is much debate to the use of antioxidants in this method, and the data goes both ways. Theoretically, using doses of vitamin E, C and A may prevent oxidation of cholesterol, but it will also prevent cells that have been already damaged from dying. This is a bad situation as we have a self-destruct mechanism that depends on oxidative stimuli – antioxidants prevent these stimuli from having the desired effect.
In fact, no study has shown that free-radical excess causes disease. That’s a very bold statement as most disease at the cellular level is caused by free-radical damage. This is the key – it is the cell’s buffering capacity that determines whether or not damage occurs, and if damage occurs it is the free-radical and oxidative stimuli that causes the cell to die and to be replaced. Thus taking extremely large doses of antioxidants is not the answer; the cure lies in correcting the cell’s buffering capacity. As a side note, the main buffering capacity of the cell is the glutathione system, catalase, and superoxide dismutase system.
These systems are replaced by the photox therapy, and coincidentally by vigorous aerobic exercise (exercise and the photox therapies are free-radical stimulators that make the cell produce more of the buffering systems).
If we can improve the cell’s ability to defend against damage, remove heavy metals which cause free radical damage and use up the cell’s buffering capacity, we go a long way to restoring health. The interesting thing about the photox therapy is that it also independently strongly stimulates the immune system (a very good thing to know when concerned about the flu). The stimulation is often enough to clear long term infections from cell-wall deficient germs that have been linked to atherosclerosis. In fact, as high as 80% of heart attack victims may have evidence of exposure to a certain germ (compared to much lower levels in the general population without the plaque build up).
There is a long chain of events that occurs before a heart attack or stroke occurs. If comprehensive prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis is to occur, then each major point must be addressed. Therefore simple lipid lowering therapy is not enough, nor is simply doing chelation. The initiating point is almost always damage to the blood vessel lining from inflammation. This inflammation is usually the result of infection or heavy metal toxins. The irritation has to be there long term also, as our blood vessels are coated naturally with substances which prevent irritation, but over decades if the cause is not removed, plaque ensures. When the plaque builds up, further damage can be caused by “eddie-currents” from viscous blood (with chronic infections, blood is always more viscous www.hemex.com) and thus blood viscosity reducing therapies such as aspirin or wobenzyme are used.
Overall, a good comprehensive program would involve some sort of chelation to remove heavy metals, whether administered in the traditional sodium edta slow drip (best option) or as a fast calcium edta push in combination with oral therapy; it would involve 5-10 photox treatments, and usually 20 plaque removal treatments (plaquex or phosphatidyl choline IV). The chelation fast pushes and plaque removal treatments can be combined at the same time, as can the chelation and photox treatments. This program is time-intensive as treatments are done once or twice a week until supportive therapy once a month is done. The initial treatment course can take 1-3 months, but remember decades of damage is being accounted for. This therapy is more comprehensive than simple lipid lowering therapy and is more expensive, but it is far less expensive than last-moment efforts such as angioplasty, bypass surgery, or stent placement. Considering that bypass surgery costs around $30 000, and that this program in total would cost around $5000-6000, there is the potential for enormous cost-savings in the medical system. In the future this might be the case with government medicine as the therapies are easy to administer in the out-patient setting, but largely this will depend on the outcome of the TACT (trial to assess chelation therapy) study sponored to the tune of $30 million by the NIH. Hopefully the doctors involved in this study, which uses only chelation therapy as administered by the slow, sodium edta 1.5-3 hour method, will have the foresight to consider blood viscosity and infections as other factors to be considered.
Plaque Removal Program
WHAT IS THE PC PROGRAM?
The PC program utilizes an essential phospholipid (Lecithin/ Phosphatidylcholine) in the form of a series of infusions to clear blocked arteries. The PC is a mixture of essential phospholipids derived from soy beans combined with other proven chelation and plaque removing ingredients such as Calcium EDTA or Sodium EDTA. This is the treatment of choice when fatty build up in the artery contributes to disease. In combination with photox therapy, almost every case can avoid surgical intervention.
1. The most important effect of PC is its remarkable ability to reduce deposits of plaque in the arterial walls.
2. Life span in animals was increased by up to 36%.
3. Another important use of PC is to increase male sexual potency. Studies
with old lab animals showed, that with treatment they reversed the near complete loss of potency.
4. The program involves administering PC intravenously by infusion to an individual to reverse age related changes in the lipid composition of vital organs and tissues such as heart cells and red blood cells by lipid exchange.
5. An important therapeutic application of the PC treatment program is increasing an individuals ability to withstand cardiac stress. This application is valuable for the individuals who have suffered cardiac trauma, such as myocardial infarction or who are at high risk of heart trauma.
6. Because of the ability of PC to cleanse 75000 miles of blood vessels in the body, your physician will notice a dramatic improvement in cerebral function, a return of sexual potency and of course a return to normal circulation to the coronary vessels with a disappearance of symptoms.
7. PC reduces Homocysteine levels and thru this normalizes HDL/LDL Cholesterol levels and Triglycerides. Therefore, it is not longer necessary to take cholesterol lowering drugs.