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Household Chemical Linked to Heart Disease

Household Chemical Linked to Heart Disease

Sept. 4, 2012 — A chemical known as PFOA, found in common household products, may be linked with heart disease , stroke , and peripheral artery disease, according to new research. “Even at the low exposure levels of PFOAs found in most Americans, there is a positive association between increasing levels of PFOAs and cardiovascular disease,” says researcher Anoop Shankar, MD, PhD, MPH. Shankar looked at data on more than 1,200 men and women, on average in their 50s, collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). PFOA is used to make lubricants, polishes, paper and textile coatings, food packaging, and fire-retardant foams. Levels of this chemical have been found in the blood of more than 98% of Americans. The chemical stays in the body for years. The study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. While other studies have found a link between PFOA and heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure , fewer have looked at levels of the chemical and actual cardiovascular disease, which is defined as heart disease, heart attack , or stroke diagnosed by a doctor. Even so, Shankar stresses that he found only a link, not cause and effect. PFOA & Heart Disease The men and women were divided into four groups, depending on blood levels of the chemical. They reported if they had heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. They were tested for peripheral artery disease, a narrowing of blood vessels outside the heart due to plaque buildup. As blood levels of PFOA increased, so did cardiovascular disease and peripheral artery disease, Shankar found. That held even after taking into account risk factors such as age, sex, race, smoking status, and diabetes . Compared to those in the lowest PFOA group, those in the highest were two times as likely to have cardiovascular disease and nearly two times as likely to have peripheral artery disease. Shankar says, however, that the heart disease may be driving the PFOA level, not vice versa. “People with heart failure have poor kidney function; it is possible [these findings are] due to retaining more PFOAs in those with severe heart disease.” “It is [also] possible that the association we are observing is due to a third, yet unknown, unmeasured factor,” he says. It’s too soon, he says, to suggest avoiding PFOA to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Can You Avoid PFOA? Paul Pestano,...

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Alkaline Water Experiences

Alkaline Water Experiences

Excerpts from Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi Dr. Hayashi is a Heart Specialist and Director of Tokyo Water Institute Some Of The Healing Benefits Of Drinking Ionized Alkaline Water   High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol A woman in her forties under high stress was diagnosed with high blood pressure and was told she had abnormally high cholesterol levels. She began consuming one and a half quarts a day of alkaline water. After a few weeks, both her cholesterol and blood pressure were lowered; and as an added benefit, her stomach began to feel much better. Acne A teenager with severe acne began drinking the water and after three months, the condition was cleared up. He consumed two quarts a day of  alkaline water. Weight Loss – Prescription Drugs A man worried about the effect of the prescription drugs he was taking for overweight began consuming two quarts a day. After six months, he had thrown away his drugs, and had lost over thirty pounds. Digestion In California, a man had been suffering from super acidity for many years, and after eating a meal would unpredictably vomit. He began consuming six glasses of the alkaline water per day. Within a week his acidity ended; he also lost fifteen pounds in three months, and discovered a dramatic rate of increase in his ability to heal small ailments, like cuts and bruises. Constipation A woman had suffered constipation for thirty years, and began drinking the water on a regular basis, and completely rid herself of this condition. She had also lacked an appetite for years, but has now developed a healthy one. Hangovers One man, who likes to consume alcohol moderately, noticed when he began consuming the water on a regular basis that he quit suffering hangovers, and the drowsiness he regularly experienced had left him. Stomach Aches & Pains A female athlete in her twenties began consuming the water for a stomach condition; she felt an increase in her general energy level, and after a day of strenuous training, found that the alkaline water minimized the aches and pains she had always previously experienced. Ulcers For years, a woman had suffered ulcers, and was feeling nauseous from her medication; a regular consumption of the water allowed her to cease her medication and the ulcer to go away. One could go on and on with these stories, and there are many more, but what we suggest you do is simply try the water...

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Heart disease

Heart disease

Dr. Kancho Kuninaka, one of the pioneers in the technique of treatment with alkaline water in Japan, confirmed that all those who have high blood pressure in a state of the acid. He has succeeded in lowering blood pressure in alkaline water. If blood pressure is always at a high level, it can cause a narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and it takes a long time (maybe more than a year) so that the blood pressure down by drinking alkaline water. The small blade and dissolve cholesterol is created, it takes some time but certainly will succeed. Moreover, the long-term treatment will have no side effects.In addition to lowering blood levels of acid in the capital increase is attributed to hypertension, other treatments are also harmful. Dr. Sang Whang told the patient that disease, high blood pressure can not be cured, and patients will have lower blood pressure tablets, throughout the rest of his life. Within 6 weeks, this victim had been drinking alkaline water and cure high blood pressure. Doctors recommend that people with high blood pressure patients to stop eating high fat foods, abstaining from meat, sugar, soft drinks and non-smokers. These common characteristics do? We are drawn to get oxygen (oxygen) from our bodies.Therefore, ion-chemical alkaline water is the savior because it contains lots of dissolved oxygen. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Prof. Kuninaka Hironage, Head of Kuninaka Hospital For over 10 years of my experience, my concept towards minerals, especially pertaining to ionic calcium in high blood pressure and other diseases is most significant. In accordance to the theory of medical Prof. Gato of Kyushu University on Vitamin K (because vitamin K enables the blood calcium to increase), or the consumption of more alkaline ionic water, the effectiveness of the increase in calcium in high blood pressure is most significant. Most illnesses are caused by too much fat in the diets, which lead to the deposition of cholesterol on the blood vessels, which in turn constrict the blood flow. This results in high blood pressure. By drinking alkaline ionic water for a period of 2 to 3 months, the blood pressure should slowly drop, because the alkaline ionic water is a good solvent, which dissolves the cholesterol in the blood vessels. HEART DISEASES Prof. Kuwata Keijiroo, Doctor of Medicines In my opinion, the wonder of alkaline ionic water is the ability to neutralize toxins, but it is not a medicine. The difference is that the medicine can only apply to each and individual case, whereas the...

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