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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) - The Real Cause

Ischaemic CVD - Its Real Cause

Contrary to popular opinion  ischaemic CVD is NOT caused by high blood cholesterol or triglycerides, rather it is the result of an inflammatory response to chronic damage to an arterial wall, which is weakened by a long-term, low-level deficiency of vitamin C

What is causing the damage to the arterial wall? – several possible culprits are recognized, including:

–   Mechanical / Hemodynamic stress

–   Oxidant / Antioxidant Imbalance allowing excess damaging reactive oxygen species and or reactive nitrogen species (RNS) - ROS can be introduced into the body in fried, cured or aged foods, or as trans fats in polyunsaturated oils (created during typical processing methods). Also, white blood cells create ROS and RNS in the body when reacting to an adverse factor, such as emotional stress, trauma, infection or toxins. ROS are also produced with high blood sugar levels

–   Hyperglycemiaas a result of excessive sugar/fructose/carbohydrate intake;

–   Elevated homocysteine levels

–   Overly acid-forming diet

To read more detail on these damaging elements:

What injures arterial lining?

For an understanding of how and why plaque develops in the arteries:


To find out the truth about why cholesterol and saturated fat are not to blame for CVD:

Cholesterol does not cause CVD

The body's tissues, including the arteries, are constantly undergoing repair and maintenance utilizing the binding protein, collagen, whose production requires large amounts of vitamin C (ascorbate) - without which artery walls will fall into disrepair and form lesions (abnormal tissue, which usually results from disease or trauma).

Facing an ascorbate deficiency, your “clever” body has a “Plan B” to prevent you from dying from internal bleeding if a lesion were to rupture - A special, “sticky” cholesterol carrier, called Lipoprotein(a), is attracted to a lesion, where together with some other substances, it forms a temporary repair patch, called “plaque”.

In the short-term, this stopgap “plaque making” mechanism is literally a life-saver - However, if an ascorbate deficiency continues, then the plaque continues to grow, eventually narrowing the arterial throughway and causing high BP and a reduced blood supply (ischemia) to the target organs, with their consequential damage. Worse, if a piece of plaque breaks off and blocks one of the small arteries supplying blood to the heart or brain, we are facing the all-too-familiar heart attack or stroke.

The Rath-Pauling therapy is a simple, inexpensive, nutrient-based therapy to normalize your cholesterol and/or high blood pressure - while gently healing your arteries and removing plaque by supplying ingredients to restore arterial wall integrity.

CVD (related to atherosclerosis) - A Simple Cure

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