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H. Pylori & Heart Disease

Article One – Introduction

Heart disease and cancer are among the leading causes of death in the developed world.

Even when they don’t kill, these diseases can still cause an enormous amount of suffering.

I’ve read well over one hundred studies linking H. pylori infection to heart disease and stroke but for some reason this information never makes it into the media. Instead, things like saturated fat and cholesterol are incorrectly blamed.

I’ve also read an enormous amount of literature about how dental/oral infections, heavy metals, nutrient deficiencies and other controllable factors are linked with heart disease (and other diseases).

I discuss these issues in detail in the new book and in this article series.

The medical system and media tend to blame cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke) on so-called “traditional” risk factors, which include:

  • High cholesterol levels
  • High blood pressure
  • Family history
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise

These factors are certainly legitimate up to a point.

However risk factors such as genetics/family history and high cholesterol are coming under intense scrutiny and may not be as important as we are led to believe.

Hare’s an example of what I mean.

High cholesterol and high blood pressure are the end results of other damaging processes in the body.

As such it is vitally important to consider the reasons why blood pressure elevates and why cholesterol levels rise.

Simply taking drugs to suppress cholesterol and decrease blood pressure do absolutely nothing to address the underlying cause(s) of the problem.

It just so happens that H pylori infection appears to cause elevated blood pressure and it definitely alters blood cholesterol levels.

I’ll show you the evidence later in this series.

50% Heart Disease Patients have NONE of the Traditional Risk Factors

According to many leading cardiologists, including bestselling author Dr. Stephen Sinatra MD, it turns out that about HALF of all heart disease patients do not have any of the above risk factors.

  • They don’t smoke
  • They have little or no family history of cardiovascular disease
  • They’re not overweight
  • They don’t have high blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • They are not diabetic
  • They exercise frequently
  • They are not under a great deal of emotional stress

Yet they still have heart disease! How can this be?

“Hidden” Cardiovascular Risk Factors

  • It may surprise you to learn that quite a few studies are available suggest a cause and effect relationship between bacteria/viruses and heart disease.
  •  In fact, according to Aristo Vojdani, PhD, the relationship between infectious agents and heart disease was reported as long ago as 1911.
  • H. pylori infections seem to be strongly associated not only with heart disease and stroke, but also with many of the risk factors that are used to assess vulnerability to cardiovascular disorders.
  •  Dental infections and oral health are heavily implicated in heart disease.
  •  Heavy metals such as mercury and lead are heavily implicated in heart disease, and there’s some good research and clinical evidence to support this.
  • Nutrient deficiencies are also implicated in heart disease.
  • Low thyroid function is associated with heart disease and has been known since the 1940s to be a primary cause of elevated cholesterol. The thyroid can be suppressed by a multitude of factors.

In fact, when the evidence is examined carefully, it’s quite clear that heart disease, like other symptoms, illnesses and diseases, is largely the result of two factors:

  •  Too much “bad stuff” being in the body
  •  Bad foods (e.g. gluten, soya and polyunsaturated oils)
  •  Bad bugs (e.g. H. pylori)
  • Bad toxins (e.g. mercury and lead)
  • Not enough “good stuff” being in the body
  • Good foods (e.g. nutrient- and energy-dense unprocessed foods)
  • Good bugs (e.g. probiotics)
  • Good nutrients (e.g. magnesium, vitamin C, CoQ10, carnitine)
  • Good hormones (e.g. thyroid hormone)

It really is this simple.

As you’ll see as I take you through this series, these concepts are backed by science, they are clinically proven and in the end, they’re just common sense once we understand how the body works.

I think this article series may shock you a little, but I believe it’s time you knew the truth about this leading killer disease and how to minimize your risk of falling foul of it.

As such I’m thoroughly looking forward to sharing this information with you over the coming days and weeks.

If you’d like to leave a question or comment, please feel free to leave it below in the space provided.

Watch this space and have a great day.

All my best,
Dave.

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