It is no surprise that the most financially profitable pharmaceutical drugs in history are cholesterol lowering drugs. Did you know that they are unnecessary more than 99% of the time? Doctors are always trying to pass off the reason for taking drugs on bad genetics. What a pile of hogwash. Especially since your DNA is constantly being influenced by what you eat and how you live your life.
Are you aware that there are far better ways to assess your risk factor for cardiovascular disease rather than cholesterol levels? Its true and these factors are a major influence on the risk factor and development of cardiovascular disease, as well as other health conditions.
- Cardio CRP
Cardio CRP also called Cardiovascular C-Reactive Protein is a major indicator of CVD risk factor when elevated. A good range to use to assses the likelihood of a future cardiovascular event is 0-3. The higher the number, the greater the risk.
Elevated Homocysteine is another indicator of cardiovascular disease risk factor, especially if correlated with insulin and Cardio CRP. Homocyteine formation is the result of the biosynthesis of the amino acid L-methionine. Homocysteine levels greater than 8 are coreelative of CVD risk factor as well as cancer and other health conditions. Homocysteine levels may elevate with certain B-Vitamin deficiencies, especially Folate, B-6 and B-12.
Elevated Insulin can be a major indicator of inflammation and cardiovascular risk factor. Diabetics with elevated insulin levels are at a high risk of developing CVD. According to Ron Rosedale, MD: “The way to treat cardiovascular disease and the way I treated my stepfather, the way I treated the high risk cancer patient, and the osteoporosis and high blood pressure. The way to treat virtually all of the so-called chronic diseases of aging is to treat insulin itself.”
One of the primary ways that elevated insulin can increase a person’s CVD risk is through insulin resistance. When the cells become over-exposed to this crucial hormone, insulin resistance takes place. Insulin resistance will also cause a high excretion of magnesium as well as a retention of sodium. Both of these processes significantly increase one’s risk for CVD.
Sodiium retention in the cell will alter the sodium/potassium pump and will cause fluid retention in the tissues. Fluid retention in the tissues can result in congestive heart failure.
Magnesium is a critical electrolyte for vasodilation and for increasing nitric oxide in the arteries, both of which antagonize cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Diets that are high in sugars and foods that break down into sugars, will cause a lot of insulin to be released by the pancreas. This is especially true for Protein Types, who are very sensitive to sugars and carbohydrates.
Contrary to most “normal”, laboratory reference ranges, fasting insulin levels should be as low to zero as possible. The reference range that I use for fasting insulin is between 0-5. Fasting insulin levels in double digits is often a causative problem with many degenerative illnesses, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
Why Don’t Doctors Routinely Test For These Factors?
You may be asking yourself this question. It is true that most conventional doctors don’t routinely test for Homocysteine, Cardio CRP and Insulin. Why? The reason is that drug companies don’t make drugs to treat these conditions and therefore there is no profit to be made. These factors are controlled through proper nutritional intervention. That’s the reality.
This is especially true for insulin.
Always Request These 3 Factors
If you are at a high risk for CVD, request that these factors be run in your next blood test. If your doctor asks why you are requesting insulin, tell he or she that you are interested in protecting your health rather than taking drugs. If your doctor won’t run these tests, then fire your doctor and find someone else who will. You can also order your own blood test through Life Extension.