Too little vitamin C leads to elevated levels of a variant of LDL (bad) cholesterol called Lp(a) that causes plaques.
(PRWEB) August 9, 2007
Shortly after medical scientists discovered that Lp(a) causes plaques that narrow or even block arteries, Linus Pauling and Matthias Rath developed and published their Unified Theory of Cardiovascular Disease. Pauling lectured on the Unified Theory at college campuses and gatherings across the United States in the early 1990s. One of these lectures was video taped and is now available on DVD.
According to Pauling, arterial blockages, the leading cause of death in the industrialized world, are easily prevented. "Too little vitamin C leads to elevated levels of a variant of LDL (bad) cholesterol called Lp(a) that causes plaques."
The important Lp(a) discovery that led to the unified theory was published by a German team led by U. Beisiegel, Ph.D., in 1989. Her team examined human aortas after heart attacks post mortem. The German scientists, expecting to find LDL (the so-called "bad" cholesterol), were surprised to find only Lp(a).
Pauling singled out the Beisiegel Lp(a) discovery as pivotal to the unified theory. He and associates then patented the idea that common nutrients, in sufficiently high amounts, may prevent and even reverse heart disease by blocking the harmful action of Lp(a) in the blood.
"Lp(a) binding inhibitors counteract the tendency of the particular sticky Lp(a) to attach to blood vessels." Pauling went on to say "the fact that Lp(a) binding inhibitors are completely nontoxic foods was miraculous."
Technically, Lp(a) is a low density lipoprotein (LDL) molecule. It is characterized by a sticky apo(a) lipoprotein attached to its surface. Prior to 1989, Lp(a) was not measured separately in blood tests; it was clumped together with ordinary cholesterol measurements as part of the LDL count. However, a search of the MEDLINE database reveals that Lp(a) has been studied intensely since the Pauling lectures. There are now thousands of research papers, and it is becoming common to have Lp(a) measured separately from LDL cholesterol.
One study, a reevaluation of the Framingham Heart study, showed that Lp(a), and not ordinary LDL, is a major risk factor and highly predictive of occlusive cardiovascular disease. At Oxford scientists reviewed major studies, and found that elevated Lp(a) increases the risk of heart attack and stroke by 70%.
The Unified Theory DVD contains Linus Pauling's claims that the non-toxic Lp(a) binding inhibitors at high doses will prevent and even dissolve blockages. These claims are now supported by three United States patents, published case studies, more than a decade of positive clinical experience, and hundreds of scientific vitamin C studies and research papers.
A recent book by board-certified cardiologist Thomas Levy, MD, JD, STOP AMERICA'S #1 KILLER (livonbooks.com) supports the Pauling/Rath unified theory. Dr. Levy references over 650 studies already in the medical literature that confirm vitamin C's role in the etiology of CVD.
There are no published studies which contradict the Pauling/Rath unified theory. Surprisingly, after more than a decade, only a handful of studies on humans have been run to test the unified theory and the value of lysine.
With the exception of Pauling's close associate Matthias Rath, MD, medicine has not published a study of vitamin C and lysine using the dosages of vitamin C that Linus Pauling predicted were necessary. Dr. Rath's year-long study was confirming but it, too, used low dosages.
Pauling states on the DVD that a randomized, placebo controlled trial was probably not necessary before patients begin to use the vitamin C and lysine protocol, given the complete lack of toxicity, and the universally rapid response in most CVD patients.
ABOUT LINUS PAULING
Winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1954, Linus Pauling is considered to be one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century. He's also the only person ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes: as an outspoken activist against nuclear testing, he won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1962. After 1970 his fame -- and controversial reputation -- centered upon his insistence that Vitamin C has the power to fight cancer and the common cold. In 1989, the controversy expanded to include the role of vitamin C in cardiovascular health for preventing heart attack and stroke.
Pauling claimed that a chronic deficiency of vitamin C is the root cause of the cardiovascular disease process in humans. Lp(a) cholesterol has not been found in most species; it is generally found only in the blood of a few species, which includes humans, whose bodies do not manufacture their own ascorbic acid. (Ascorbic acid is a technical name for vitamin C.)
ABOUT THE DVD
Now, Linus Pauling's 1992 Unified Theory lecture is available in DVD format. This informative lecture is divided into chapters. They include the primary cause of heart disease, vitamin C and human evolution, the history of vitamin C in medicine, vitamin C's role in the production of collagen, Lp(a), lysine's function and its relation to Lp(a) binding and heart disease.
The level and detail of the material is most appropriate for cardiologists, other doctors, and medical students. However, Pauling's lecture can be understood by many people. The Restricted Home Use DVD is available to the general public for $29.95 plus tax and shipping.
Three different video licenses are available, but the video is the same regardless of the license. The Restricted Home Use license permits playback in an in-home DVD player. The Global License is $49.95 and is required for customers outside the United States and Canada. The Public Performance license is for libraries, church gatherings, medical professionals, etc. who wish to show the video outside the home. Call for pricing.
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