Chondroitin; The Cure For Heart Disease, Right Before Our Eyes
This is strong language. CURE for heart disease. But I think it’s real. What is fascinating to me is that this is not new. It was published in 1969 and disappeared. My eyes were opened when a new client came to me with a story of curing himself, following this method. He had catheterization data to prove it.
So, what’s the deal? It’s really the story of the life work of a cardiologist named Lester Morrison from Loma Linda, California. He was the head of the atherosclerosis research institute there, and dedicated his life to figuring out how to reverse heart disease. And in nut shell, he did. He figured it out and published it.
Here is his logic and his data. He used chondroitin sulfate, which he called the glue of life, because it was the substance that held cells together and appeared to be the first line of defense against the invasion of abnormal fat, or bacteria, or LDLs. He liked it because it appeared to make the arteries more stretchy when the problem was that they were stiff and hardened when they got invaded with LDLs full of fat. He first treated rats, then monkeys with high cholesterol diets and showed that their arteries got typical vascular disease (just like humans), a trouble that he could completely prevent with chondroitin.
He then moved on to humans. This study was published in Angiology in 1973. He had four groups of 60 patients each. First, heart attacks. Of 60 patients on chondroitin who had a heart attack, only 4 died. In 60 heart attacks of folks without chondroitin, 14 died. That’s a big drop. Then, comparing two groups of 60 men with or without chondroitin, he had 10 non-fatal heart attacks in the non-chondroitin group, and ZERO in the chondroitin group. Again, very impressive. The only folks on chondroitin who got in trouble were the four who had fatal heart attacks. The remainder of the chondroitin patients had no heart attacks at all.
Now that was data from the 1960s and 70s. It might have been forgotten had not recent research showed that folks with arthritis taking chondroitin had a 7 fold reduction in coronary events. That sparked interest. Bench research done looking at monocytes and endothelial cells shows that chondroitin dramatically downregulates the inflammatory markers that make all that happen. Those are the cells involved in the first stages of heart disease where lipid pools develop within the artery wall.
Is it registering with you how huge this might be? We can reverse coronary artery disease. Do you realize how significant a hit this will be on our health care industry? Might that be a clue to you about why it hasn’t been widely exposed and talked about before? If you have coronary artery disease, if you have high calcium on your CT scan, if you have angina, claudication, had a TIA, stroke….you should be holding this up to your spouse right now and talking about getting some chondroitin asap. How about you treating yourself. The regimen Dr. Morrison followed can be found in the case studies in the Knowledge of Health Link. Roughly speaking, you need to be on 6-10 grams a day of chondroitin sulfate for a couple of months, then gradually drop down. You might benefit by getting some lab tests to prove to yourself that you are getting better. If you can’t find anyone who will help you, I will. The only fly in the ointment was that this was one doctor, self reporting. A larger, multi-centered trial has not been conducted. Nor will it. This stuff is competing with expensive procedures and drugs. (Forgive me if I have a certain tone of righteous indignation.)
Where is chondroitin from? Most of it is obtained from beef tracheas, which aren’t used for much else. But it’s also the white stuff you see in a chicken’s breast bone and the end of a drum stick.
WWW.What will work for me. This changes my approach to heart disease. I’m chasing down source of good chondroitin sulfate and I will be using it in all my clients going forward. You should be thinking about what and when you will take too. And just because I’m a bit anxious about why this hasn’t been known and loudly recommended for the last 4 decades, doesn’t mean it isn’t true. I’m all in. Now, I have a habit of chewing the white cartilage off the ends of chicken bones. Guess what it contains……? You got it. It is a rich source of chondroitin.
- Chondroitin Sulfate has been widely used for arthritis for the last 40 years. T or F
It has been shown that folks taking chondroitin for their achy joints has a 7 fold reduction in coronary artery disease. T or F Now isn’t that interesting!
Lester Morrison was a heart researcher in the 1950s-70s who showed that chondroitin had a very dramatic reduction in risk from heart attack death. T or F
That’s the key nugget
Dr Morrison showed that animals with experimental atherosclerosis had dramatic reductions in artery damage when they were treated with chondroitin. T or F
Exactly. That’s what justified his human work
You can get chondroitin from what fat food source?
KFC – chew the white stuff off the ends of the drumstick – it’s a rich source of chondroitin. Too bad it came with all sorts of other less beneficial stuff.