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Natural Cardiovascular III

Hello Everyone,

This is the third writing on heart health.  If you have not read the previous articles they are at the Blog section of the website, www.DrMcGuckin.com.  The Blog is found when you scroll on the About Us button.

Heart attacks were a rare even in the 1920’s and 1930’s.  In a large hospital an on staff doctor may see three heart attacks a year.  What has changed?

We live in an urban environment, we are constantly on the go, which creates a very high demand for nutrients.  In spite of our best efforts the demands for nutrients is going to be higher than our intake.  The adrenal glands are overly stressed with the constant go go go, and they use huge amounts of magnesium to keep up.  When the magnesium drops we will pull some from bones, yes osteoporosis, and the rest we start to scavenge from tissue cells.  And when the heart runs out we run into trouble.

For the heart magnesium is the mineral with the highest demand, the least available in our diet choices, and the hardest to absorb.  The second nutrient the heart needs is orthoproanthocyanidins.  What makes an orange, orange is a bioflavonoid.  The bioflavonoids that are easily absorbed by the intestines and have the highest anti oxidant protection are called proanthocyanidins.  The dark colored berries and pomegranates are high in the highly absorbable proanthocyanidins.

Magnesium lets the artery expand as the blood is pumped through it.  The best comparison is a shotgun and a rifle.  If the artery “gives” and expands as the blood pulse goes through the pressure back to the heart is reduced.  A shotgun has a much looser barrel than a rifle.  A rifle has a much harder kick than a shotgun, the narrow barrel is the same as an artery with not enough magnesium.  Magnesium allows the artery to expand.  If there is not enough artery expansion the pressure back to the heart increases.  High blood pressure starts and this is hard on the heart, the heart has to push the blood against the increase in pressure.

Blood pressure can have multiple factors for elevation:  Weight, toxic metals, magnesium levels, chemicals and pollutants.  Our goal is to do the right testing so all of us have the information we need stay out of trouble and if we do need help knowing what to take to help the body repair.  

Foods that are high in magnesium are peanuts, almonds, and dark green vegetables.  Magnesium uses an energy dependent pore for absorption on the intestinal wall.  If your body is acidic, the litmus paper test of the first morning’s urine, you will not have a high enough cell energy content to easily absorb magnesium from your diet.

The valves of the heart need magnesium to stay stiff, mitral valve prolapse without scarring, is simply low magnesium.  But getting magnesium absorbed is tricky.  That is why we use the Choline Citrate to mix with the magnesium so we can get absorption through the non energy dependent fat pore.

And we all know how well that fat pore works.  The B vitamin Choline in liquid form is absorbed as a fat and will carry the magnesium.

Runners and people with hard physical working jobs can get pre mature ventricular contractions.  Skipping heart beats.  This is a scarring of the chambers of the top of the heart called the Atriums.  The constant heavy physical activity will overly stretch the tissue and if the bioflavonoids are low there is scarring.  Pomegranate juice has the highest concentration of absorbable bioflavonoid orthoproanthocyanidins and this is what is in the Repair Guard.  We use this because the bioflavonoid quercitin is very well absorbed as well as having the bio actively available pomegranate.

All of these nutrients are needed in high demand and when they run low the arteries themselves can get into trouble.  Here are the three tests we talked about previously.

High Sensitivity Cardiac C Reactive Protein

Cardiac Homocysteine

Oxidized LDL

Blood pressure issues, irregular heart beat, mitral valve, angina, plaque build up in the arteries are conditions and symptoms that there is a nutritional deficiency or detoxification issue. When there is scarring and physical damage in the heart we have to find nutritional and dietary support to build up the healthy tissue to help compensate.  Nutritional support for the heart to repair takes time.  We have a life time to be healthy.

Symptoms of dysfunction are for the most part deficiencies, toxic metals, chemical pollutants, and all are repairable situations.  It takes time, diet, exercise, and a lot of supplements.  You can do it.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. McGuckin

219-531-1234

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