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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Ischaemic Cardiovasular Disease (CVD)

Rath / Pauling Therapy for CVD –A Simple Cure

The Rath/Pauling Therapy

-A simple way to prevent / cure CVD related to atherosclerosis - (Also used for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and skin tone/elasticity)

So what is the Rath/Pauling therapy?

The Rath/Pauling therapy is a simple, inexpensive, nutrient-based therapy (taken orally) to strengthen the body's connective tissue (collagen, in particular)

Proposed by Dr. Matthias Rath and by the brilliant two-time Nobel prize winner, biochemist, physicist, molecular biologist - Dr. Linus Pauling

-The therapy utilizes vitamin C and two amino acids to ensure sufficient collagen production

-Collagen provides structure and support throughout the body - notably for connective tissue in arterial walls, skin, muscle, nervoustissue, bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and teeth. Collagen acts like a gluefor holding our cells together and is the body's preferred substance for repairs.

-What exactly is collagen? -the collagen fiber is like a 3-strand rope, consisting ofamino acid L-glycine, L-proline and L-Lysine strands twisted around each other in helical fashion. An injury causes the collagen fiber to break, and just like a cut rope, frayed ends are left dangling. With sufficient vitamin C present, the frayed ends of L-Lysine, L-Proline and L-glycine are hydroxylated (chemically changed to L-hydroxyglycine, L-hydroxylysine and L-hydroxyproline ), which splices them back together.L-glycine is amply supplied in the body, but L-Lysine and L-Proline are not always available for repairing collagen.

Since cardiovascular diseases are a symptom of long-term low-level scurvy (i.e. chronic vitamin C deficiency) . . . The Rath/Pauling therapy is used as a curative and preventative therapy for cardiovascular problems related to atherosclerosis

Proven in thousands of patients - the Rath/Pauling therapy for CVD involving atherosclerosis,including coronary heart disease (CHD), arrhythmia, angina, carotid artery disease/stroke, hypertension, thrombosis (clot formation causing blockage), and hemorrhagic burst (blood vessel rupture); The therapy also provides a faster recovery path for stroke victims.

Logically, the same cure should work for Peripheral Artery Disease involving atherosclerosis -most common form of PAD is caused by atherosclerosis, which can cut off circulation to arms or legs;

So simple you may not believe it - Why is it that when a solution sounds too simple, we think that it could not possibly work? Instead, we are cleverly persuaded by the various arms of the medical system to put stock in their lucrative invasive medical procedures and expensive prescription drugs.

To ignore this proven and simple life-saving cure is to do so at your own peril

Therapy solves two specific problems related to atherosclerosis:

-Lp(a) binding inhibitors (primarily the amino acids lysine and proline)prevent, resolve, and dissolve existing atherosclerotic plaque build-up - a fact supported by 3 U.S. patents.

-Necessarily HIGH dose vitamin C activates lysine and proline and heals damaged arterial walls -smaller doses are less effective.

Cure means cure

End-stage CVD patients report an end to angina pain, color returns, blood pressure drops, blood flow increases, blockages disappear, heart rates drop, lipid profiles normalize, energy increases - Patients can pass treadmill stress tests without surgery or any other medical intervention. Patients, previously struggling to walk, report that within months they can handle even strenuous work. Eventually, elevated Lp(a) levels are reduced.

Finding the Cure - “How can you mend a broken heart?”

In 1991, having determined that ischaemic CVD is simply a result of chronic, low-level scurvy (i.e. a vitamin C deficiency), Drs. Pauling and Rath published their groundbreaking paper:

"Solution to the Puzzle of Human Cardiovascular Disease: Its Primary Cause is Ascorbate Deficiency Leading to the Deposition of Lipoprotein(a) and Fibrinogen/Fibrin in the Vascular Wall".

Next, they asked themselves the question of how plaques, formed over years of insufficient vitamin C, could be reversed. They found that Lp(a) cholesterol-binding sites are really just residues of collagen amino acids lysine and proline that become exposed when blood vessel walls "crack" (as in a lesion). These exposed residues attract the Lp(a) molecules creating the plaque.

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Why does atherosclerosis occur?

Pauling hypothesized that if there were sufficient vitamin C and more-than-normal amounts of lysine in the bloodstream, then the Lp(a) might be attracted away from the lesion and that normal collagen would take its place, restoring the artery wall to a healthy state.

An associate of Pauling with a serious heart insufficiency tested the hypothesis - It worked! -This associate had already been taking large doses of vitamin C, but was not getting any relief. Pauling suggested taking large amounts of supplemental lysine per day, and it worked. Within a few months he was able to function normally and there was strong evidence that his plaques were being reversed and the arteries healed. He increased the dosage and recovered completely. The same happened with other of Pauling's associates, friends, and acquaintances.

Within a few years, hundreds of people had reported that their cardiovascular disease had been totally reversed.

Proline was found to improve the results by binding to additional Lp(a) receptors

•  Lp(a) is a combination of water-loving protein (apo a) and oil-loving cholesterol, and in contrast to L- Lysine, the unique amino acid L-Proline prefers oil to water(because of its five-member ring structure containing the amine portion of the molecule);

•  Pauling and Rath correctly hypothesized that proline would dock onto the oily receptor sites not covered by lysine -and astonishingly, adding proline to their solution completely cleared plaque blockages;

A sufficient Vitamin C supply preferentially binds to and hydroxylates lysine and proline strands exposed in damaged artery walls and repairs the damage

-Hydroxylation heals the damage by repairing collagen and also prevents these strands from “docking”onto Lp(a) receptor sites - with the result that some of the Lp(a) and plaque repairs leave the vessel walls, as confirmed by previous studies;

Rath and Pauling have two patents using their findings to remove plaque from arteries and also from organs during transplant surgery

The Therapy - Vitamin C, Lysine, Proline + Some Antioxidants

To normalize your cholesterol and/or high blood pressure, while gently healing your arteries and removing plaque:

Recommended ADULT DAILY Doses of Vitamin C, Lysine and Proline

Seriousness of Condition

Vitamin C




3 g

3 g

0.5 g

High risk Therapeutic

(mother /father /sister /brother hashad a heart attack or stroke)

6 g

6 g

1.0 g

Serious Therapeutic

(for someone who has had a heart attack or stroke)

9 g

9 g

1.5 g

For information on Antioxidants and other useful supplements to aid the reversal of atherosclerosis and maintain health, see TREATMENTS link above

For instructions on preparing and taking the Rath/Pauling Therapy ingredients:

How to do the Rath/Pauling Therapy

Effects of the Rath/Pauling Therapy in CVD

Addresses the root cause of atherosclerosis in CVD by strengthening and healing blood vessels

-Amino acids proline and lysine are basic building blocks of collagen - additionally, lysine promotes pituitary gland secretion of hGH (human growth hormone), the master hormone that will indirectly promote fibroblasts to produce more collagen throughout the body.

Vitamin C is involved in collagen production;

-Inhibits the binding of Lp(a) molecules to the blood vessel walls -thus removing plaque build-ups.

-Sufficient lysine and proline work to unbind Lp(a) from the arterial wall - by blocking the collagen-digesting enzyme anchor sites in the connective tissue.

Lowers Lp(a) blood levels over time and keeps them low

Therapy mechanism doesn't depend on the cause of plaque formation

It doesn't matter if the arterial lesions were caused by mechanical stress, a vitamin deficiency, oxidized cholesterol, elevated homocysteine or sugars, fat in the diet, or even . . .

Little green men!

Rath/Pauling Patents

According to the Rath/Pauling 1994 U.S. patent, a binding inhibitor (E.g. lysine or lysine analogs) together with vitamin C can stop and even reverse plaque formations - the amino acid lysine (lysine analogs), along with vitamin C and other antioxidants (E.g. Co-Q10, vitamin E and vitamin A) in sufficient concentration, can inhibit Lp(a) from binding to exposed lysine residues.

US Patent No. 5,278,189, Pauling/Rath (1994).Prevention and treatment of occlusive cardiovascular disease with ascorbate and substances that inhibit the binding of lipoprotein (A)

Another patent concerns stripping plaque from transplant organs(actually filed first) -in later experiments Pauling and Rath showed that proline residues are also exposed by lesions in blood vessels; they filed a U.S. patent for using proline as well as lysine, vitamin C, antioxidants (in oral amounts well past what is needed for prevention) to inhibit Lp(a) binding and so “melt away”atherosclerotic plaques in human organs dipped in these solvents during organ transplants

US Patent No. 5230996: Pauling/Rath (1993). A Procedure for the Cleansing/Removal of Atherosclerotic Plaque from Human Organs During Transplant Surgery.

Reported successes

Orthomolecular physicians have reported much success in treating heart disease with synergistic combinations of ascorbate, lysine and proline

Here's just a couple of testimonies:

-Linus Pauling Case History: a National Science Medalist who had undergone several coronary artery bypass grafts (CABGs), each of which had re-clogged, and who had been prescribed statin drugs for high cholesterol as well as calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers for high blood pressure. After discussing his history with Pauling, this patient began a supplement program, including 6g of vitamin C; however, his condition continued to worsen. Pauling then suggested adding L-lysine (peaking at 6g/day) to his cocktail. The patient described the results as bordering on miraculous: his walking distance suddenly recovered, and he was again able to do his own yard work (including the cutting up of a tree with his chainsaw and the painting of his house).

-Dr. Kathie Dalessandri, MD: reported her own dramatic improvement in the Archives of Internal Medicine after using vitamin C and lysine. “I am a 53-year-old woman with a significantly elevated level of Lp(a) (27 mg/dL). . . I began to follow the advice of Linus Pauling. For individuals who have an Lp(a) level higher than 25 mg/dL and a family history of heart disease, the recommendation is to take 3 g/d of both ascorbic acid and L-lysine monohydrochloride.After 6 months of this regimen, with no adverse effects, my Lp(a) level decreased to 14 mg/dL, a reduction of 48%.”

Studies connecting Vitamin C and CVD

1950's - Canadian physician, Dr. G. C. Willis demonstrated that an ascorbate deficiency increased cholesterol synthesis in animals

-Increased dietary cholesterol reduced vitamin C levels - and, conversely, vitamin C supplementation decreased cholesterol levels.

-Willis found that Vitamin C reversed atherosclerosis in guinea pigs - like humans, they do not produce their own ascorbate

Willis GC. 1953. An Experimental Study of the Intimal Hemorrhages and in the Precipitation of Coronary Thrombi. Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol.69:pp.17-22.

Willis et al GC. 1954. Serial Arteriography in Atherosclerosis. Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol.71: pp.562-568.

Willis GC, Fishman S. 1955. Ascorbic Acid Content of Human Arterial Tissue. Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol.72:pp.500-503.

Willis GC. 1957. The Influence of Ascorbic Acid upon the Liver. Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol.76:pp.1044-1048.

Willis GC. 1957. The Reversibility of Atherosclerosis. Canadian Medical Association Journal of Nutrition, vol.77:pp.106-109.

1971 - British physician, Dr. Constance Spittle, demonstrated that vitamin C therapy could lower or raise cholesterol depending on presence of plaque

-Patients exhibited a transitory rise in blood cholesterol when given vitamin C therapy -explained by cholesterol released from plaques as vitamin C healed the blood vessel walls;

-Patients with no CVD showed lower blood cholesterol levels.

Spittle CR. 1971. Atherosclerosis and Vitamin C, The Lancet, Dec 11;(18):pp.1280-1.


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