The REAL cause of heart attacks is not what you've been told, and the research proves it!
“The new breed of cardiologists are right on about inflammation in the walls of coronary arteries causing some heart attacks.
But they are only half right. There are millions of people languishing with heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and other forms of heart disease (or who have had a heart attack)
who do not have inflammation in their coronary arteries. You may be one of these folks. So what is the real cause of
your heart attack?”
Dr. Bruce West, Encyclopedia of Pragmatic and Holistic Medicine, 2012
Did you know by the time you have been diagnosed with a blocked coronary artery, your body has already developed detour blood vessels (collateral circulation) around the blockage to keep the coronary artery filled
with blood? Did you know that if this were not true, anyone with blocked coronary arteries (many are diagnosed as 90%, 95%, or even 100% blocked), would already be dead?
Did you know that coronary angiograms clearly showing the blockages in coronary arteries but fail to show the collateral circulation? It is for these reasons and more that medical
intervention with angioplasty, stents, and bypasses are Band‐Aid procedures that can provide short‐term increased circulation to the heart, but do not treat the cause of the problem or prolong life.
One of my favorite authors is Thomas S. Cowan, MD. Dr. Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A.
Price Foundation. He is the author of The Fourfold Path to Healing and coauthored The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby Care and Child Care. Dr. Cowan lectures extensively throughout the U.S.
And Canada, and is an advisor to Health Alert.
The Coronary Artery Theory of Heart Attacks
Dr. Cowan feels, as I do, that medicine’s 50 years of pursuing the coronary artery theory of heart attacks has cost our
nation dearly. Billions of dollars in unnecessary surgical costs and billions of dollars in prescription drugs and medications that do as much harm as good have been wasted. Even the
damaging medical low‐fat diet that helped ruin our nation’s hormone health and started the explosion in high‐carbohydrate fast foods and processed foods resulted from the coronary
artery theory of disease. The low‐fat diet was responsible for the almost universal fat‐soluble vitamin deficiencies suffered by heart patients. It also helped to jump start the
epidemic of diabetes and obesity in the U.S. today. Sadly some cardiologists are still prescribing it.
Dr. Cowan was one of the first to point out that coronary artery blockages rarely cause heart attacks, thanks to the body’s ability to naturally bypass a blockage with collateral
circulation. You can clearly see this for yourself, thanks to the work of Dr. Knut Sroka at his website heartattacknew.com. Take a
look at his amazing video showing a blocked coronary artery on the site. This is a view of heart disease, blocked arteries, and heart attacks I guarantee you will never get to see in your doctor’s office.
What Really Causes Heart Attacks
Dr. Cowan was one of the first to point out that during a heart attack, your actual heart cells are not starving for oxygen
as you have been taught to believe. In fact, sophisticated cell studies show that your heart cells have plenty of oxygen. Heart attacks are not caused by the old kinked or blocked
garden hose as you have been told. Rather, according to Dr. Cowan, and I agree, your heart attack is caused primarily by an imbalance in your autonomic nervous system (ANS). This is
the system over which you do not have control (like breathing, your heartbeat, and digestion). Your ANS operates independently, but is dependent upon adequate nutrition and hormones.
A typical out‐of‐balance ANS occurs in the classic A‐type personality patient with high stress, constant racing about, workaholic, no relaxing, no time out, rapid‐heartbeat type person.
These folks usually have no hobbies, do not take the time to exercise, and are constantly stimulated by coffee, sugar, nicotine, or something else. They also tend to eat poorly and suffer from classic nutritional deficiencies in fat‐soluble and B‐complex vitamins. The nutritional deficiencies eventually end up causing beriberi of the heart—a condition thought long‐ago wiped
out in this country. The typical symptoms of a person with an out‐of‐balance ANS and beriberi of the heart include awakening at night short of breath, increased heart rate, shortness of
breath on activity, chest pain, arrhythmias, and sometimes swelling of the legs.
Beriberi of the Heart and an Out‐of‐Balance ANS Cause Heart Attacks
With beriberi both your heart and your autonomic nervous system are starved for the nutrition they need to function. Your ANS needs fat‐soluble nutrition to produce hormones that keep it in balance.
Some of these most critical hormones are produced in your adrenal glands from cholesterol. Since cholesterol production is blocked by statin drugs, these drugs would necessarily inhibit adequate hormone production
needed to keep your ANS in balance. When your ANS is out of balance, your heart cells suffer.
With a coinciding B‐complex deficiency, your heart is already set up for disaster. The beriberi heart is weak, enlarged and stretched, with leaking valves, an erratic beat,
and no reserves to counter any ANS imbalance, like extreme stress. The combination B‐complex and fat‐soluble vitamin deficiency is a disaster. It leaves the safety system of your ANS with no fuel to
function properly. And it leaves your heart muscle no real cardiac strength to survive the stress attack.
Given all this, the best medicine has to offer to stop heart attacks is to take statins to block cholesterol, lower LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol, and when disaster happens, open,
stent, or bypass blocked coronary arteries. This can provide temporary relief, but in the end results in failure.
Lowering Stress May Help Prevent Heart Attacks
In a simpler world, the real answers to preventing heart attacks might be to lower your stress by abandoning your pressure‐cooker way of life. To nurture a simpler life with less technology,
more contact with nature, loving relationships, trust, and security. It would be the practice of Deep Breathing to nurture the relaxing side of your autonomic nervous system. It
would be eating real food as in a healthy Mediterranean diet. It would be exercising moderately. It would surely not be taking statins, having some cardiac surgical procedure, then sitting and waiting with your fingers crossed.
Above all else, the way to prevent heart attacks—and the thing everyone can do—is to use nutrition to feed your heart and to build the necessary hormones to nurture your autonomic nervous system.
The products Cardio‐Plus®, Cataplex® B,
Blue Ice ™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Calcium Lactate, Min‐Tran®,
Cyruta® Plus, are whole nutrition that is the antidote to beriberi of the heart and an out‐of‐balance ANS. It is also the high‐grade fuel
demanded by your coronary arteries, your heart muscle, and its blood vessels and nerves.
Time to Move from Band‐Aids to Real Healing
The coronary artery theory of heart attacks is five decades outdated. Statins for every heart is old medicine. Surgical procedures like stents, angioplasty, and bypasses are Band‐Aid procedures.
It is time to move into the new world of actually healing your heart. Think your heart can’t build new vessels automatically when your heart is provided with adequate nutrition? Take a look at Dr. Sroka’s
video—the one you will never, ever see in your doctor’s office. Give your life a break. Eat real food. Exercise. And most important, use the nutrition in this article and in your
Encyclopedia of Pragmatic and Holistic Medicine, 45 Day Health Turnaround or
Doctor’s A-Z Phytoceutical Guide books. And if you are still confused, send me a note about your heart problem.
With these protocols you can actually heal your heart. What a concept! And if you think you can’t heal your heart, just click on
Testimonials. Scroll down and read the stories of dozens and dozens of people just like you who did the impossible—healed their heart.
This is pragmatic medicine at its best.
Treatment of the symptoms of disease will almost always fail to help you truly resolve your health problems. For that reason, none of the treatments/protocols in this article are intended to treat any disease or condition. Rather, they are designed to treat you. You will be shown how to identify, address, treat, and/or eliminate the underlying causes of your health problems—giving you the opportunity to finally get well and even cure yourself.