If You’re Taking an Oral Vitamin D Supplement Without this Essential Nutrient You’re Seriously Jeopardizing Your Health

Shockingly 80% of Americans are Vitamin K2 Deficient!
Anyone with a vitamin K2 deficiency is extremely vulnerable to serious and even life threatening health problems including: brain disease, heart disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, heel spurs, kidney stones and heart attack.
Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the essential and outstanding, health benefits of vitamin K2. Sadly, the K vitamins have been underrated and misunderstood until very recently in the scientific community. (more…)

How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit

How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit

The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your back yard growing on a tree.

Pomegranate Found To Prevent Coronary Artery Disease Progression

A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis confirms that pomegranate extract may prevent and/or reverse the primary pathology associated with cardiac mortality: the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials known as atherosclerosis.[i] (more…)

How Antidepressants May Hurt Your Arteries

A number of weeks ago, I told you about a surprising and dangerous side effect of certain antidepressants — they can mess up your heart’s rhythm (see the December 1, 2011 issue of Daily Health News). Today, I need to warn you about another little-known way that antidepressants may hurt your cardiovascular system — they may thicken your artery walls. Few studies to date have examined this phenomenon, yet it poses a serious health risk. Narrowed arteries raise your risk for heart attack and stroke. Anyone taking an antidepressant should have this information. (more…)

Fat Build Up On the Outside of the Heart Predicts Problems in Arteries

I refer to the problem as “fat in all the wrong places.” It is most common in overweight people, but can happen in anyone. When such fat surrounds your arteries or heart in excess it generates significant inflammatory signals into your arteries, provoking the process of plaque formation. It is interesting that this is not fat inside your arteries that is doing this, it is fat on the outside – and it is a major health problem faced by millions of Americans. (more…)

Vitamin K2 Puts Calcium in Bones and Removes Calcium From Arteries, Part 1:

Dr. Stephen Sinatra greatly increased my interest in vitamin K2 during our recent series of interviews. When Dr. Sinatra mentioned in our June 2007 chat that vitamin K2—but not vitamin K1—could reduce harmful calcium deposits from arteries, that was it. I had to learn even more. When I read the research reports of Dr. Leon Schurgers and saw his dramatic illustration of the effect of vitamin K2 on arterial calcification (Figure 1), I knew this was indeed an important breakthrough in treating cardiovascular disease. So, I called upon vitamin K researcher, Dr. Leon Schurgers. Dr. Schurgers was kind enough to share his thoughts on the functions of vitamin K, discuss the significance of new research findings and comment on the potential implications for clinical practice for us. Since February is Heart Month, we will focus largely on the cardiovascular system, but also discuss skeletal health. (more…)

Vitamin K is the missing link to prevent arterial hardening and cognitive decline

Vitamin K is a critical nutrient widely known for its ability to promote normal blood clotting. A wealth of new information demonstrates that this vitamin in its multiple forms can provide a powerful anti-inflammatory shield to protect against many lethal diseases of aging. Writing in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers show that vitamin K works with other fat-soluble nutrients to protect the brain from arterial calcification that leads to a stroke or cognitive decline. Vitamin K works to prevent the deposition of calcium within arterial walls and ushers the mineral toward the normal construction of bone throughout the body. The research provides proof that eating a healthy diet to maintain adequate stores of vitamin K over a lifetime can help prevent arterial hardening, atherosclerosis and cognitive decline. (more…)

Circulation Science

The circulatory system ensures blood flow throughout the body. It is comprised of two systems transporting two types of fluids- blood and lymph: the cardiovascular system, which includes blood, the heart and blood vessels; and the lymphatic system-lymph, lymph nodes and lymph vessels. Endothelial cells line the entire circulatory system, and perform a variety of functions, including blood vessel constriction and widening, both involved in controlling blood pressure, and blood clotting (thrombosis and fibrinolysis).

Endothelial dysfunction is a precursor to atherosclerosis, a gradual process whereby hard cholesterol substances (plaques) are deposited in the walls of the arteries, and vascular diseases such as coronary heart disease (CHD) or hypertension. (more…)