By Kennedy Shelley
Ask your doctor and he will tell you that you can’t reverse the hardening of your arteries.
That is the consensus of the medical community.
But like most medical consensuses, they don’t often stand up to long term scrutiny.
It was the consensus of the medical community that germ theory was wrong.
It was the consensus that doctors didn’t need to wash their hands after working on cadavers before delivering babies.
Both of these ideas have been proven wrong.
And many have shown that despite the consensus of cardiologist and the American Heart Association, they can reverse their atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.
Drs. Ford Brewer and William Davis have both shown that it can be reversed. Not only with themselves but with hundreds of patients.
Many of their patients had diagnostic tests which measure the amount of calcium deposits in the arteries either through a CIMT or Calcium Heart scan and with a change in diet and lifestyle, the arteries do get clearer.
Now Yale is getting the message. They are opening up a new research wing to stop and reverse artery hardening.
The study which is driving this was recently published in Nature Metabolism.
The current standard (accepted wisdom) is that you can slow atherosclerosis, but not reverse it.
They believe that the inflammation that causes hardening and blockages and while you can reduce the inflammation, once the hardening has happened, that’s it.
The Yale researchers focused on a group of proteins, called transforming growth factor beta (TGFB).
These proteins control inflammation in a number of cells at the endothelial level.
These are the cells at the inner lining of the arteries.
Using cultured cells in petri dishes, they showed the TGFB proteins caused inflammation. The results held constant in mice trials.
They found that when you shut off the TGFB receptors in the genes, inflammation decreased, and they suspect even reversed.
The findings identify TGFB as the major cause of inflammation in the arteries.
By interfering with the RNA of this signal to the arteries, inflammation stopped.
The Yale team worked with a group of biologists at MIT to create microscopic particles so these would only be sent to the arterial cells.
So, the Yale team found two ways to reduce inflammation – changing the genetic coding and inhibiting the TGFB signals.
The bottom line is that in a few years a new treatment to reverse artery damage will be ready for human testing.
What can you do now?
There are two effective strategies for reducing inflammation in the arteries. One is dietary and one using Crestor.
The dietary strategies are basically getting rid of sugar and refined carbs in the diet. Any insulin reducing diet will dramatically reduce cardiovascular inflammation.
These are all strategies that stop pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome. To find out more, see this article at Freedom Health News.
The JUPITER trial which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that the use of Crestor not as a cholesterol lowering drug, but as an anti-inflammatory drug greatly reduced cardiovascular damage and lowered risk of heart attack and stroke.
Freedom Health News reported on this earlier.
It is good news that the mainstream of medicine is finally waking up to the idea that heart disease and artery problems can be treated and reversed.