Dilated cardiomyopathy of unknown origin

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Dilated cardiomyopathy of unknown origin

Berichtdoor christine1 » Di Okt 13, 2009 4:10 pm

Hello Corrij and everybody, :D

These last months, I felt very tired when I walked or when I climbed stairs, and I had breathing problems while sleeping. I did some exams…

Part of the report of the Right and Left Cardiac Catheterization (September 4th 2009), indicated: “(1) Normal epicardial coronary arteries; (2) the left ventriculogram revealed the presence of mild dilatation of the left ventricular cavity with severe global hypokinesis of the left ventricle. Overall estimated ejection fraction in the range of 20%. There is trivial mitral regurgitation present; (3) Normal right heart hemodynamics.”

The comments and recommendations are that I have “a dilated cardiomyopathy of unknown origin. If it is of recent onset due to recent inflammation, i.e. myocarditis with viral infection, we need to wait at least 3 to 6 months to reassess the left ventricular function and see if there has been any recovery. If she continues with weak left ventricle with an estimated ejection fraction less than 35%, she should be considered for preventive insertion of an automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator.”

I think that the origin of my cardiomyopathy can be viral and/or stress. Also I have a hereditary factor because my father died from a heart attack when he was 50 years old.

Before that, I consider that I was always a healthy person. I don’t have an overweight. I don’t drink alcohol. I smoked when I was younger for about (+ or -) 10 years. My Blood pressure is 110/70 mmhg. I am not a diabetic person.

Since middle of August 2009, I am using the fallowing medication:
1) RAMIPRIL (TRITACE o ALTACE): 2.5 mg (after breakfast)
2) DIGOXIN: 0.25mg (after lunch)
3) ASPIRIN: 81mg (after lunch)
4) SPIRONOLACTONE (ALDACTONE): 25mg (after dinner)
5) CRESTOR: 10mg (Just use it for only a month)

Since middle of September 2009, I am using the fallowing vitamin supplement:
1) CO ENZYME Q10: 200mg (at least 30 minutes before breakfast)
2) L-CARNITINE: 1500mg (at least 30 minutes before breakfast)
3) B-1: 100mg (at least 30 minutes before breakfast)
4) Ester-C: 2000mg (after lunch)
5) FISH Oil: 2000mg (after lunch)

I have read these vitamins supplements on Dr. Atkins “Vita-Nutrient Solution” book, but I don’t know if I am doing the right thing and using the correct dosage.:-?

Nowadays, I have nutritional restriction: salt, coffee, food high in cholesterol, and I don’t usually eat sugar. I try to walk 30 minutes every day.

I am better than before…., but sometimes I feel tired. At times, I have headaches, and during the night sometimes I cough. I have read that those are side effects of my medication.

Thanks for your help.

Best regards

Christine.

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Berichtdoor Corrij (therapeut) » Wo Okt 14, 2009 10:21 am

hello Christine,

At first a warm welcome on this forum :D

Most people on this forum start taking MSM and Chromium. MSM will NOT cure your heart disease but will, if all works fine give you more energy.
The amount is 3000 mg a day, I would like you to start with 500mg MSM daily for 3 – 5 days. If you feel MORE tired then your body is probably detoxifying. Reduce MSM to 250mg and see if this doses works better. Slight headaches may also occur (also detox).

If everything works fine increase the doses slowly every 2 – 3 days until you reach 3000mg per day.

Take 2000mg during breakfast and 1000mg during lunch.

This should give you more energy.

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DMSO is a widely used commercial solvent derived from trees (living plants) as a byproduct from the production of paper. There are so many claimed health benefits from its use, one has to wonder if it doesn't perform a similar vital function in the biochemistry of plants. If so, it may be no accident that it can provide such broad ranging health benefits to us. It has been written up in many places such as the recent book "DMSO, Nature's Healer" by Dr. Morton Walker (1993), and by Dr. Julian Whitaker in his newsletter "Health and Healing" in the August, 1995 issue. It is sold in many if not most health food stores in the US and in most countries around the world. Apparently it is used by millions of people for its health benefit properties. I have also found it has a profound beneficial effect in the treatment of Crohn's Disease as discussed in an earlier Health Note. It is commonly used for treating animals, horses in particular, but the FDA has approved it for only one use for humans, the treatment of interstitial cystitis. Since so many people use it anyway, this has made it a controversial subject. Possibly one reason for this is that no one has ever explained how it works biochemically. If that can be done, it should take it out of the controversial "magic" health benefit classification, and put it on a sound technical foundation. It is the purpose of this Health Note to present my new insight/views into that needed description of the primary biochemical function of DMSO in combination with its spontaneously created oxidized form, MSM.


You can take the Q10 with your breakfast, it is better to take most supplements with food. Only the amino acids must be taken on a empty stomach.

Wich form of Q10 do you take?
The best form is ubiquinol and the amount of 200 mg is oke, I suggest you take 100 mg with your breakfast and 100 mg with your dinner.

The acetyl-carnitine you can take at once 30 minutes before breakfast.

Further I will suggest to start with 1500 mg Taurine, this is also a amnino acid and must be taken on a empty stomach. For example 1500 mg 30 minutes before lunch.

Like CoQ10, the levels of L-carnitine and taurine in the heart muscle have been shown to decline among patients with CHF. By raising blood levels of both amino acids, patients with CHF have responded with fewer symptoms and improved cardiac function.

L-carnitine is essential for the transport of fatty acids into the heart muscle and mitochondria for energy production and is sensitive to the level of oxygen in the heart muscle. Studies have shown that patients with CHF who take L-carnitine have improved ejection fraction . There is evidence that L-carnitine helps the heart by preventing the enlargement of the left ventricle, which is a critical step in the progression of CHF. Studies have shown that L-carnitine can help prevent left ventricular enlargement after bypass surgery in patients who have had a heart attack . The same results were found among patients who have had an acute heart attack . By improving ejection fraction and preventing enlargement of the left ventricle, L-carnitine addresses two of the most serious problems associated with CHF.

Taurine acts by a different mechanism. Patients with CHF often have swelling caused by excessive fluid buildup in the tissues, which puts additional pressure on the heart and accelerates CHF. Diuretics, one of the standard pharmaceutical therapies in CHF, are basically designed to flush excess fluid from the body. Taurine, through well-documented pathways, has a similar effect and has been shown to help reduce fluid levels, reducing the workload on the heart.

Taurine has a number of other positive influences as well, including minimizing the effect of the protein angiotensin II. Angiotensin II causes blood vessels to constrict. This is the same protein targeted by ACE inhibitors, which are a mainstay of conventional CHF treatment. By minimizing the effect of angiotensin II, taurine may reduce cardiac remodeling.



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Berichtdoor christine1 » Do Okt 15, 2009 12:55 am

Hello Corrij,

I am so happy to receive your answer! I truly believe that finally, I can find a way out of this nightmare! Thank you so much. :D

I have a couple of questions for you. Sorry if my questions are inappropriate, but I am new with this topic. A few weeks ago, I didn’t know that cardiomyopathy, L-carnitine, and all of that exist.

I am very worried about the side effects of the medication, so if it’s possible, I would like to replace little by little the medication with vitamin supplement.

If Taurine is a diuretic, can I replace the Spironolactone (Aldactone: 25mg) instead of Taurine? If you think that it is OK. How can I do that? Discrease Aldactone little by little? For how many days? Taking Aldactone and Taurine at the same time, is not an over dosage of diuretic?

I have read about Hawthorn. What do you think about that? Can I replace Digoxin: 0.25mg with Hawthorn?

I don’t know the form of Q10 that I am taking, the packing doesn’t indicate but I think that is not ubiquinol. In addition, I can’t take it in two meals because there are soft gels of 200mg (not tablets).

Today before writing you, I try to find MSM, Chromium and Taurine but I didn’t find it. I live in a country in Latin America where the vitamin supplement stores are scarce. :-? So I appreciate so much if you can give me the list and dosage of the vitamin supplement that I need for 4 or 5 months, because I could travel to another country to buy it.

I hope to know about you soon, and again thank you very much for you amazing support. :wink:

Christine.

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Berichtdoor Corrij (therapeut) » Do Okt 15, 2009 9:48 am

Hello Christine,

I understand your worries about the regular meds, but you need them at this moment. Don`t stop taking them!
If your condition improved you can stop, but don`t do this on your own.
You really can`t replace them for supplements, not in this stage.

Taurine isn`t a diuretic, Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid produced from cysteine by the body. It is found abundantly in the body, particularly throughout the excitable tissues of the central nervous system, where it is thought to have a regulating influence. Taurine can promote optimal blood flow to nerves. It also appears to play an important role in many physiological processes, such as osmoregulation, immunomodulation and bile salt formation. Recent studies suggested that taurine might have neuro- and cardio-protective properties and provide protection against oxidative stress. Taurine is also critical for maintaining cardiac health in certain aging individuals. Dietary taurine may help maintain healthy liver function. However, it is deficient in many diets.

Is there a way to order your supplements at life extension?

http://www.lef.org/

MSM are capsules 1000 mg x 3 a day
Chromium 2 x 100 mcg a day
Taurine 3x500 mg a day
Carnitine 3x500 mg a day
Q10 1x200mg a day

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Berichtdoor christine1 » Do Okt 15, 2009 4:01 pm

Hi Corrij,

Thank you very much for the information. I have another question.

I have in this moment Taurine 1000mg soft gel, so I can't divide it.

What should I take 1000mg or 2000mg a day?

Take care.

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Berichtdoor Corrij (therapeut) » Do Okt 15, 2009 4:36 pm

Hi Christine,

2000 mg :D

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Berichtdoor christine1 » Ma Okt 19, 2009 4:23 pm

Hello Corrij,

I hope you had a great weekend. :D

During the week, I 'll take a blood test. Do you think the vitamin supplement could interfere with my blood test result?

Take care.

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Berichtdoor Corrij (therapeut) » Ma Okt 19, 2009 6:14 pm

Hello Christine,

Blood test range scores outside your unique Blood test range results can be affected by sleep, diet, exercise, medicines, and vitamin supplements.
But don`t worry, these supplements don`t interfere,

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Berichtdoor christine1 » Wo Okt 21, 2009 2:58 pm

Hi Corrij:

Yesterday the results of my blood test weren’t so good. Two months ago, my blood test was better in spite of following a diet nowadays. All cholesterols have decrease, the Total cholesterol, LDL and HDL, so as a result, the Total cholesterol/HDL is now worst (5.0) than before (4.2). Now I am on the range of High coronary risk. In addition, my triglycerides are very high (240), and two months ago there were Ok (160). I don’t understand what it is happening? :cry:

I have an appointment tomorrow with my cardiologist and I am very worried because he probably will prescribe me again Crestor. I don’t like that medication because of the estatine. I had a previous arrangement with him. I thought that I could decrease my cholesterol without medication, only with a diet, so my doctor agreed to stop the Crestor for one month, and to wait for the blood test.

On the other hand, I haven’t bought yet on internet the MSM and the Chromium because I wanted to wait the blood test.

By the way, I found yesterday here in a store the Chromium Picolinate. What do you think about it? It’s the same of Chromium that you recommend me? Can I take the same dose 200 mcg daily? Can I take Chromium Picolinate and Crestor together? Both are for the cholesterol.

Thank you so much for your comments and support.
Christine.

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Berichtdoor Corrij (therapeut) » Wo Okt 21, 2009 4:06 pm

Hello Christine,

About your cholesterol,

Cholesterol has been years in a deteriorating put daylight. Previously it was below 10 mmol / l, but this figure is still lower. Cholesterol is in all cells of the body formed, but mostly in the liver, intestines, adrenal glands, reproductive organs and placenta. For a small percentage we get from the diet. Suggest that cholesterol is a serious poison that we can die. This is a big misconception. With a shortage of cholesterol we are seriously ill or we die from heart weakness or cancer. Therefore cholesterol is essential for good health.
Too much cholesterol is a sign of disease, an infection such as fever and not the cause. For suppression of fever pneumonia can not cure it and so will not improve health by lowering cholesterol levels artificially with poison.


Characteristics of cholesterol
Cholesterol is a major sterol in the human body and a part of the plasma and intracellular membranes. We find it in the myelin structures of the brains and central nervous system and in small quantities in the membranes of mitochondria.

In the liver, cholesterol is converted to bile saltNecessary for the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, E, D and K).

Cholesterol is important for the formation of steroid hormones. These are hormones of the adrenal glands and reproductive organs.
The hormones of the adrenal glands are the corticosteroids and corticosteroid-mineralo.
The sex hormones are the hormones produced by the ovaries, the testes, the placenta (and the placenta). They are important for pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, the mineral balance and the energy released during the metabolism of fats, sugars and proteins.

Cholesterol comes from the ergosterol under the influence of ultraviolet from the sun is converted into Vitamin D2, Important for our calcium metabolism.

Cholesterol in the body is formed from acetyl CoA, which in turn formed from the sugars, fats, proteins and vitamins (especially B5) we eat. This acetyl CoA is gradually converted into mevalonate. This substance is converted back to:
- Cholesterol.
- Coenzyme Q 10
Selenoproteïnen, selenoproteïne N, glutathionperoxidase, Deiodinase.
The Coenzyme Q 10 is essential for the functioning of the nuclei of the cells. Without this substance, our muscles and nerves do not work. Especially the heart muscle for its energy needs many Coenzyme Q10.

The cholesterol-lowering drugs, called statins, block the formation of mevalonate. Thus we get a reduction of cholesterol, Coenzyme Q 10 and Selenoproteïnen.
The Selenoproteïnen are important for the formation of N selenoproteïne and glutathionperoxidase. The latter protects the body from dust formation and maintenance of muscle. With a shortage of skeletal muscle pain, weakness and fatigue. These Selenoproteïnen also an anti-cancer effect.


The effects of the use of cholesterol lowering drugs

Coenzyme Q 10 deficiency: our muscles become weaker. In young people this will not occur immediately, but in the long run. By weakness of the muscles will be hurting them more quickly with exertion. The weakness of the heart will cause shortness of breath and extreme fatigue.

According to Lang Joen creates 70% of statin users an exemption to the heart. In Canada, the doctors warned against the use of Lipitor associated with heart failure.

The pathways are also dependent on an adequate supply Coenzyme Q10. Greater sensitivity of our body will take place, but our central nervous system has to suffer. The astronaut Graveline describes in his book: "Lipitor thief of memory", how he had bouts of amnesia by using Lipitor.
The brain cells and nerves on their walls need cholesterol. With a deficit in the brain cells arise psychiatric events, such as depression, sleep problems and memory loss. With a lack of cholesterol in the nerves we get nerve damage (peripheral polyneuropathy) characterized by weakness, numbness, pain and tingling in the feet. By decreasing resistance (coenzyme Q 10 is also important for our resistance) is inflammation of the nerves arise.

Older people (70 and older) show a higher cholesterol levels just to be associated with a longer life, mainly because they got less cancer and infectious diseases . Using cholesterol lowering drugs is their likely that a reduction of the muscle or the mind takes place, as a threat to the quality of life and survival in general.


The LDL-cholesterol: This substance is essential for our body because it is a carrier of beta carotene and coenzyme Q 10. This substance is not hazardous to our body, otherwise it would not be formed. Lack of LDL-cholesterol creates a shortage of antioxidants, making the cancer cells no longer inhibited in their growth.
LDL-cholesterol is a precursor of Pregnenolone, DHEA and progesterone. These are hormones that slow the aging process and important for our health.
Together with cholesterol acts as an antioxidant in removing toxic substances from our body.
Too much LDL cholesterol (the so-called bad cholesterol) and this indicates a disorder of nutrition and vitamins can be properly regulated. The LDL-cholesterol should be balanced with the HDL-cholesterol and normal cholesterol.


LDL-cholesterol and trans fatty acids:
The LDL particles in the blood have a certain major. Are they too small, there is an increased risk of vascular disease. The large LDL particles do us no harm. The emergence of small LDL particles is a result of eating trans fats artificially produced by the hardening of unsaturated fatty acids in hydrogenated saturated fatty acids. This hardening process is hydrogen at elevated temperatures led by oil. These are fats in cooking oil, ready meals, cakes, pastries, margarine and many other industrial fats. These artificial trans fatty acids formed are harmful to us, while butter good trans fatty acids for us. This unnatural trans fatty acids also have the ability to increase LDL-cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol to decrease.


Squalene deficit: squalene is a precursor of cholesterol, but is also used in our body for the formation of vitamin A, E, D and K. Vitamin A is our resistance to infections and especially in the winter with vitamin D is important to take extra. Vitamin D and K are important for bone formation, ie against osteoporosis. Vitamin E is very much important processes in our body as free radical trap.

Cholesterol deficiency: the sex hormones from cholesterol, bile salts and vitamin D and cholesterol formed a part of the cell wall. Together with a shortage of Coenzyme Q10 causes rhabdomyolysis, ie muscles tend to weaken and to resolve, including your heart muscle. This rhabdomyolysis can create one kidney damage. And by the release of toxic muscle components cause a life-threatening renal failure .
A decrease in sex hormones your love life will not benefit (in most cases).


Selenoproteïnen deficit: Selenoproteïnen arise from glutathionperoxidase, selenoproteïne N and Deiodinase. A deficiency causes an increased risk of cancer. A selenoproteïne N deficiency indicates muscle aches, weakness and fatigue. Coenzyme Q10 is not the only means that these symptoms indicates a deficit.


Other side effects: The following side effects may occur by ingestion of cholesterol-lowering drugs: pneumonia, liver toxicity, fatal ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation), tendon inflammation, blurred vision, headache, rash, nausea and other gastrointestinal problems Abnormalities in the unborn child.


Conclusion:

Cholesterol is an important substance for the body. Too much cholesterol may say that there are deficiencies of vitamin B3 and B6, but this is not dangerous to the body. Statins are more dangerous.
Cholesterol has nothing to do with atherosklerose, heart disease, stroke or brain haemorrhage.
Lowering cholesterol can shorten your life and make miserable.
Comparative studies of statins and placebo did not show improvement of cardiac and vascular disorders using statins.
Cholesterol weaken the immune system.
Cholesterol raise blood pressure, especially under pressure.

What can we do to our hearts and blood vessels to keep well?

If you're anxious and still not convinced about the innocent
cholesterol, you can at a high content of vitamin B3 (niacin =), Vitamin B6 and taurine use. The flushing niacin provides warmth during half hours. Take it after dinner. There is also a slowly absorbed form, which gives no flushes. In liver disorders you must take very little (25 mgr / day) or the first level of vitamin B3 in the blood to measure. Vitamin B6 is always good.
Daily use of Coenzyme Q 10 is your heart and strengthen muscles and increases your chance of living 75%.
Oxidised cholesterol (oxysterolen) within as little as possible to get (this is not so good) you should avoid animal protein, especially meat and milk. Use plenty of vitamin C, beta carotene, and Coenzyme Q 10.

Very important is to measure the homocysteine level in your blood in combination with vitamin B12, folate and magnesium. Excessively high homocysteine levels (above 7 micromol / l) is harmful and indicates a lack of vitamin B12, folate, magnesium and betaine HCL.
Do not drink milk, because it inhibits the absorption of the necessary materials.


Schedule what you can take the best for your heart and blood vessels:

This schedule consists of opinions of experts in the field of cardiovascular disease.

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, preferably not from your own garden and greenhouses. Because too much fertilizer is worked with, include the fruit in 10 years time only half of vitamins and minerals (1986-1996). In fruit and vegetables are vitamin C, vitamin A, carotenoids, tannins, flavonoids and phyto-estrogens, all they lower cholesterol. The fibers also reduce blood pressure, but do a good belly breathing to promote the recording.
Wholegrain cereals, if you are against you, reduce the risk of ischemic stroke.
Being overweight increases your chance to get a significant stroke, particularly if accompanied by diabetes and / or elevated blood pressure. Let you check what is the cause of your overweight. Deficiencies of minerals, vitamins or insulin resistance may be present.
Chronic infections and bad teeth cause increased sedimentation and greater chance of silting of your drums . Brush your teeth properly and have your mercury fillings replaced.
A sedentary life and heavy smoking increase your chances for stroke. Do daily exercise and a sedentary hours every move. Smoking and coffee cause a brief vasodilation followed by a prolonged vasoconstriction. Thereby creating vascular lesions which accumulate fat again what a vasoconstriction effect.
Let your blood to determine blood group and follow the diet. Do not drink milk because many cholesterol and salt in it.
Use the following resources:
Coenzyme Q 10 1-2 x daily 100 mgr
In order to reduce homocysteine levels to 5 to 7 micromol / l can take the following funds (after any provision in the blood):
a. vitamin B 12 2000mcg/week
b. folic acid 2 mgr / day
c. pyridoxal-5-phosphate 1 x 50 mgr / day
d. betaine HCL 3 x 1 tabl during the meal
e. magnesiumorotaat 1 x 500 mgr / day
Niacin 3 x 100 mgr / day after dinner because of the heat waves that we can get. A slowly absorbed form is there and it does not flushes. But then your liver auditing functions, because in these disorders is niacin (vitamin B3 =) are low dose.
Vitamin C 3 x 1000-2000 mgr / day
Vitamin E complex 2 -3 x 400 mgr / day
EPA / DHA omega 3 = 2 x 500-1000 mgr / day and a good source of alpha linolenic acid such as flaxseed and fatty fish.
Garlic 25-100 mgr / kg body weight.
Proline 3000 mgr / day
l-lysine 6000 mgr / day
Vitamin D 1000 IU / day. And the shortage could disrupt calcium metabolism and thus cause heart failure.
Doctors and specialists still prescribe cholesterol lowering drugs is due to the advertising of the pharmaceutical industry inaccurate data and research shows that the figures do not omit in their suits.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs could be your death and you do not succeed with the resources indicated above.

Red yeast rice as an alternative to statins

2009 - It is estimated that approximately 20% of the people who get prescribed statins, because the occurrence of an event muscle pain, the use of these drugs must stop. For these people, to treat a high cholesterol, the supplementation with red yeast rice (red yeast rice) in combination with a change of lifestyle possible alternative, according to a U.S. study.
The study was conducted with 62 dyslipidemiepatiënten who were stopped because of muscle complaints with the use of at least one type of statin. They were divided into random groups, over half years gesuppleerd twice daily with either 1800 mg of red yeast rice (Sylvan Bioproducts) or a placebo. In addition, all during the first 3 months of supervised study period in a healthy lifestyle. This included nutrition and exercise advice.
It appeared that the LDL-cholesterol levels in the red yeast rice group declined significantly more than in the placebo group. For those who took red yeast rice, it was after 3 months because an average 27% decreased LDL-cholesterol measured by a decrease of 6% in the placebo group. After 6 months, the decrease in LDL-cholesterol in the red yeast rice group still more than 21%, while the decrease in the placebo group did not go beyond about 8%. Both at week 12 and at week 24, mean LDL cholesterol in the red yeast rice group significantly lower than in the placebo group. The same was true for total cholesterol levels. Only 2 of the 29 patients who took red yeast rice, developed myalgia. There were no significant differences observed regarding the blood levels of HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, liver enzymes and creatinine, a marker for muscle damage.

Source:

Becker DJ, Gordon RY, [..], Rader DJ. Red yeast rice for dyslipidemia in statin-intolerant patients: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2009, 150 (12) :830-9, W147-9

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Berichtdoor christine1 » Wo Okt 21, 2009 4:45 pm

Hi Corrij,

Thank you for the information.

And what about the Chromium Picolinate? What do you think about it? Can I take 200 mcg daily? :-?

Thanks again for your help. :)

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Berichtdoor Corrij (therapeut) » Wo Okt 21, 2009 5:55 pm

Hello,

Chromium picolinate 200 mcg is oke :D
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Berichtdoor christine1 » Do Okt 22, 2009 4:21 am

Hi Corrij:

Today I began to take Chromium Picolinate 200 mcg daily, and I hope also to start taking MSM in a few days. I have found it in Life Extension. Thanks for the information. :D

I have read your interesting information about the cholesterol.

Since a month ago, I have been following a diet without cholesterol, and I try to walk 30 minutes every day. My weight is normal according with my sex and my age. I am not diabetic. Something that I forgot to tell you is that 4 days before my blood test, I have had a dental surgery. To prevent an infection, the doctor prescribed me Amoxicillin 4 x 500mg in the morning and the same dosage in the afternoon, so I took 4gr of antibiotic in one day. Maybe the antibiotic had had a negative effect on my blood test!

The list of the vitamin supplement you sent is amazing, but sincerely I think that I can’t take all of that. Can you suggest me the most important vitamin supplement that I need to add to the protocol? I think maybe about a Complex B, …?

Thanks again for your help.

Take care.

Christine

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Berichtdoor Corrij (therapeut) » Do Okt 22, 2009 10:55 am

Hello Christine,

One of the most persistent myths in medicine says that too much animal fat in the diet and high cholesterol are harmful to heart and blood vessels. Here's the facts that follow will surprise many people and which most doctors and researchers are not aware.

1. Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but of vital importance for the construction and operation of all body cells. Cholesterol is 'good' nor 'bad'. The cholesterol is determined by many factors, including stress, physical activity, weight change and smoking.

2. A high cholesterol causes atherosclerosis ( "hardening of the arteries") and heart attacks, it is generally claimed. Numerous studies have shown that people with low cholesterol just as much atherosclerosis as people with high cholesterol.

3. Our body produces 3 to 4 times more cholesterol when we took the diet. The production increases when you eat little cholesterol and decreases when we eat more cholesterol. This explains why it is so difficult to influence cholesterol in the diet.

4. Cholesterol and saturated fat in the diet have nothing to do with the development of atherosclerosis or the risk of a heart attack. More than 30 scientific studies have shown that such infarction patients in the period preceding their infarction have not eaten more fat than healthy people.

5. Cholesterol lowering with the drugs that were used before the introduction of statins, the risk of dying from a heart attack not decrease, in addition, these drugs are harmful to health and may shorten your life

6. The new cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, reduce the risk of a heart attack, but the effect is very weak and has nothing to do with cholesterol reduction. Unfortunately, statins also carcinogenic, at least in laboratory animals. Whether they are carcinogenic to humans, we're still not sure, because statins are used only ten years. Smoking leads to lung cancer within ten years.

7. A high cholesterol is a risk factor for less than 10% of those who die from a heart attack. However a high cholesterol protects against infections and elderly people live longer with high cholesterol than older people with low cholesterol.

8. Many of these facts are presented during the last decades in scientific journals and books, but few are aware.

9. The reason why laymen, doctors and most scientists have never heard of, is that studies that contradict the cholesterol hypothesis, are ignored or incorrectly quoted in the scientific literature.

Do you have bloodresults of,
Homocysteine
CRP
Lipo-proteien A


Homocysteine
Homocysteine is a real risk factor for heart disease. Homocysteine is an amino acid that occurs as an intermediate in the transposition of an essential amino acid methionine from the diet to cysteine and taurine, under the influence of vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid. Shortages of these, not by a balanced diet, do homocysteine levels increase. It is also much increased by smoking and drinking coffee. Too much homocysteine causes the silting drums! Homocysteine promotes atherosclerosis. A slight to moderate increase (over 14 micromol / liter) in the blood indicates a marked increase in the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer's. An optimal concentration is less than 7 micromol / liter, above the risk increases exponentially. The homocysteine levels in blood can be determined easily in a laboratory. Treatment is easy, fortunately there is no medicine for. With proper diet, supplemented with high doses of vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid, have achieved spectacular results.

CRP
CRP (C-reactive protein) is a marker, not a true risk factor. I.e. if you could artificially reduce the risk of not falling. CRP is increased in inflammatory reactions. Diseases are a signal of different causes. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease, cancer and so give an increased CRP seen. It is an inexpensive and simple test to an increased risk of div. to detect diseases. A high cholesterol just give increased protection to a CRP.

Lipoprotein A
Another risk factor is lipoprotein-A, this fatty acid with vitamin C is necessary for the maintenance of the vessel walls. By raising contributes to atherosclerotic plaque.

I would advice you,
1x B-100 complex a day
EPA/DHA omega 3
Vitamin D3 2000 IE a day
Apha-lipioc acid 300 mg a day

The vitamin D3 and the alpha-lipioc are part of the heartfailure protocol.

Read the book by dr Sole "Facts about fats"


greetings,
Corrij
Those who do not have enough time for good health,

will not have good health for enough time.

christine1
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Berichtdoor christine1 » Zo Nov 01, 2009 7:14 pm

Hello Corrij:

Lately, I have been busy, so I haven’t had the chance to open my computer.

Today, I want to update you. First my cardiologist agrees that I am taking vitamin supplement. I don’t take the crestor.

In my last blood results, the C-reactive protein had decreased a lot in relation with my blood test two months ago.

The laboratories here don’t make the Lipoprotein A, but I’ll include the Homocysteine in my next blood test. Thanks for the advice.

Oooh…! I forgot to tell you that I began to take MSM last Monday. Now, I am taking 1000mg daily and I fell well, so tomorrow I’ll take 2000mg.

I hope that you and your family are OK.

Take care.

Christine


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