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August 4th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
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  1. Florencio Mendiola Jr.

    Its make me very uncomfortable to hear people in CNN say that its a well know fact that high cholesterol causes heart attacks! That's not absolutely true, as a matter of fact, its simply not true at all.

    To date, there are approximately 300 known risk factors that contribute to plaque formation and blood clotting. It becomes impractical to try and correct each and every one these risk factors.

    Fortunately, many natural alternative therapies tend to improve multiple causes, you know, the kinds of alternative therapies that are blocked by medicare, insurance companies, and other third-party payers, they simply refuse to pick up the tab.

    Unless you can pay for it yourself, it isn't going to happen and its not that many doctors don't want to, they simply can't because medicare refuses to pay anything for alternative therapies. And what this does, it disenfranchise patients like you who suffer the coinsequences.

    These proven therapies have not been adopted because their low cost. Just think of the financial impact they would have. Hospital stays would be dramatically reduced or not required at all, wound care centers would empty out, and bottom lines would hit rock bottom.

    Guess what the liver does when you take dangerous drugs that attempt to suppress the production of cholesterol, the liver will dfend your body by going into forced-mass-production because without "Cholesterol" you would "die."

    Besides, HDL and LDL is not cholesterol, Cholesterol travels in the blood as a "passenger" on a family of protein particles, called lipoproteins (meaning lipid carrying protein.) It is the protein component of the particle that determines the behavior of the lipoprotein particle. The cholesterol component just along for the ride.

    The problem is that the low-density lipoprotein are actually composed of a varied mixture of particle types that differ in potential for causing heart disease. This fact is known, that cholesterol patches-up damage to the walls of the arteries, veins and small blood vessels called capillaries.

    Cholesterol is damaging when it becomes oxidized or when it conducts million repairs on walls of our cadio vascular system it causes build-up after so many repairs.

    The human body is self-healing and self-regulating by nature and constantly moves toward balance and homeostasis. Our health problems is one of personal responsiblity and health knowledge, don't depend or relie on the so-called-medical-experts, they will in most cases lead you in the worng direct, just follow the money!!

    Good health is a balance of many things, the biggest problem, is one excessive food intake and not eating "real" foods. If it has a food label, its not real food.

    Aging is the progressive accumulation of changes with time associated with or responsible for the ever-increasing likelihood of disease and death which accompanies advancing age.

    Your body ages because your cells become damaged and your body can't repair them fast enough.

    I have learned how to reprogram my own cells to compensate for a problem somewhere in my body. I plan to live to the age of 250 years old.

    August 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  2. Tom-Vermillion, Ohio

    What triggers seizures? I can't speak for anyone but myself. But I experience seizure like episodes like falling to the floor, thrashing violently, like foaming at the mouth and speaking incoherently, headaches, nausia, veins bulging, etc. This happens nearly every time I hear or read something about Rus Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, (aw heck, you know the ones). Remarkable, however, these episodes seem to disappear like magic when President Obama tries to talk some sense to various groups about whats been done, what's yet to be done and there's so much left to do. Incidently, you (Dr. Gupta) seem to have the same miraculous effect. I wonder, does this happen to others? Did it ever happen to you, like in Haiti, all those people need help and there you are with your hands and absolutely nothing to work with? Just wondering, have a good day.

    August 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm |