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Cardiovascular Seminar, Part I



Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health

Hello Everyone,

I had gone to a cardiovascular seminar two 

weekends ago and I wanted to share with you 

what was talked about.

Some of the following interesting facts from the 

latest research:

Cholesterol is made by the liver in response to 

stress loads.  The greater your stress the higher 

your cholesterol levels.  Cholesterol is turned into 

hormones and we need the hormones to keep up 

with the stress. Think of your adrenal glands 

responding to stress.  We do live in a very fast paced 

urban environment with lots of things going on.

Since the liver makes cholesterol based on stress 

levels, dietary fat intake does not correlate with 

cholesterol increase.  So after learning this I managed 

to find a German Beer Hall in the middle of Las Vegas.  BeerHall

I can tell you I did not lose any weight on this trip.  

So how do these cultures, including our own, stay alive 

with all the acid forming foods and beer?

All of the dinner menus at the restaurant had alkaline 

vegetables.  They were cabbage, red cabbage, a salad, 

or potatoes.  And that is the science in the middle of 

this restaurant.  Alkaline vegetables high in antioxidants 

balancing out the acids of the meat and alcohol.  

The antioxidants are available to the liver to make stable 

healthy cholesterol, by stable I mean the cholesterol fat 

did not go rancid.  Think rancid butter, your artery cells 

do not like it either.

The arteries take in cholesterol as a food source.  They 

work very hard and this is a good lunch as far as they are 

concerned.  Is the cholesterol they are taking in as a food 

source safe?  Is my science adventure at the Beer Hall going 

to cause havoc on my arteries cells, or is the cholesterol stable?  

We are not talking about how my pants shrunk and my wife 

enjoyed poking me in the belly.

And that goes back to the latest research.  We can measure very

precisely inflammation in the arteries from oxidized cholesterol

or other dietary deficiencies that would cause damage.

We can even predict the rate of progression of artery damage 

when these tests are abnormal.

What we want to know is am I currently experiencing no artery

damage.  If my tests are not that good where is the damage

coming from?  Is the damage in the arteries from a lack of 

antioxidants, lack of B vitamins, lack of magnesium, or all 

three?  We can now do all of this with the newer better tests.

Next Saturday I will talk about the three tests that matter 

and how they work.

Have a very nice weekend, thanks for reading,

Dr. McGuckin


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