If anyone would’ve told Tim Russert to keep his homocysteine levels low — homocysteine causes plaque to stick to artery walls and can lead to hardening of the arteries — by loading up on B vitamins, he’d likely be here today. If health professionals would have told him that the number one cause of sudden-death heart attacks is magnesium deficiency — magnesium prevents blood clots, dilates blood vessels, and can stop the development of dangerous heart irregularities — and that cardiac patients and diabetics are most at risk for this, he’d likely be here today. If his doctor would’ve told him that regular vigorous exercise produces free radicals that attack healthy cells and often does more harm than good, he’d likely be here today. What’s most likely is that Tim Russert never heard any of this.
Or not, according to a Comment there:
Unfortunately, you too are misinformed. Homocysteine, like cholesterol is a marker of what you are eating. The homocysteine can be brought down to normal with vitamins, but the research shows it makes no difference on the ultimate outcome. People think vitamins and supplements, and exercise, will prevent and reverse heart disease. There is no research proving this.
There is good, solid research that a diet low in fat, devoid of all animal products, that is plant-based, will not only prevent heart disease, as well as most western killer diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, many types of cancer, hypertension, many autoimmune diseases… but have been shown to reverse the athersclerosis that has developed, as well as revers diabetes.
Like the pharmaceutical companies, the manufacturers of vitamins and supplements promote their products in a very harmful way. I am a traditional physician, residency trained in emergency medicine, and have been studying the effects of lifestyle on health and disease. You have it all wrong!
Yeah, yeah. All-veg is healthy.
All-veg is also Hell on Earth for those who were not raised that way.
Get Your Heart Checked, Dammit!
R.I.P. Tim Russert