johnjackson wrote:I dont know if the lp(a) test was calculated or not.
Measuring lp(a) is the best way to test lp(a), not calculated?
Major high volume labs probably calculate. VAP test (now defunct) used to measure, as will various labs. Only way to know is contact lab and ask for measured Lp(a) and see what they say? I walked into my hospital once, to double check VAP score, and the hospital measured (and matched).
--you think the blood thinner he is on to prevent strokes of his A=Fib, causes his A-Fib?
lil paradox there!
he takes some blood thinners and
diltiazem hydrocholoride--not sure, calcium blocker to slow Heart rate?
and for BP, lisinopri--ace inhibitor
The BP meds are most concerning because he isnt fat, BMI 26
so if his arteries were good, he would make enough Nitrix oxide to not have high BP
Hope johnwen stops by - may move this to heart forum - as he can comment on the drugs. Yes, often drugs prescribed can make the problems worse, especially for cardiovascular disease where vitamin C (lack there of) is the primary root cause, yet unknown to cardiologists. Some drugs "okay" but it is hard to keep straight.. Most people learning of Pauling's therapy can do well by staying on the proper dosage of vitamin C and lysine - and weaning off all or most other drugs.
The basic rule - if you have heart disease, start taking vitamin C and lysine, at least 5 to 6 grams of each daily.
so I'll suggest he get a CAC test....but if it is HIGH, will that change what he does?o he is 70 and doesnt like MDs or taking pills,
so lets say he has a high lp(a) and a high CAC test...what to do? cause it all seems
Again, testing not really necessary to start basic therapy, only to know how important adding vitamin K might be, but if on a "blood thinner" then we already know he should be adding vitamin K2.
take 10+grams vit C/day spread out over the day, like 1gram every 2-3 hours
take 5+ Lysine/proline
take Vit k2(at least 2 caps from LEF works well)
so that is the basic Pauling therapy plan?
Generally yes, the 1 gram per hour is more for keeping blood levels of vitamin C high to control cancer.
2.5 grams - twice per day, (5 g of each) is the beginning of the (low) therapeutic dose of both lysine and vitamin C.
Less than 1 gram daily of proline seems to be necessary, and the body can synthesize its own proline.
One Super-K, in my personal case, taking high vitamin C and lysine, worked. Note that vitamin K, like Vitamin C, has been shown to extend life (lower mortality.)
What about other ways to reduce chance of heart disease?
Levy talks about making sure hormones are in range. like thyroid, and testosterone and removing root canals
so I"ll see if I can get him to get a blood test nec
Root canal problem is serious because it depletes the body of the (normally little) vitamin C supply.
All other issues, other than vitamin C, are secondary w/r to heart disease (Thank you Linus Pauling)
Hopefully you and other readers are getting the idea. There is no substitute for a lack of vitamin C, and therapeutic dosages of lysine can reverse the condition (when ADDED to vitamin C)
I mentioned he hates pills...so I have read about success with Cardio-C or Heart tech.
are these powders?
-I am not sure about him supplementing any vit E or cioQ10, he does eat a lot of broccoli((vitE)
The major feature of the Cardio-C and Heart Technology products is that they are drink mixes, minus fillers, and avoid scores and scores of pills.
However, unless your friend enjoys the company of cardiologists and being in hospitals, he can suffer a few vitamin C and lysine pills.