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Stroke and Infarction
Given the various interpretations encountered on what constitutes a stroke and an infarction, it's necessary to clarify the terminology.

Stroke – cerebral infarction (correct term, but clinically referred to as stroke).

Infarction – tissue damage with necrosis resulting from tissue ischemia.

Thrombosis – the formation of a blood clot at the site of a blood vessel injury, followed by the obstruction of the blood vessel.

Thromboembolism – a thrombus forms elsewhere (for example, in the atrial appendage in atrial fibrillation) and is carried by the bloodstream, for instance, to the brain, where it causes a stroke. Aortic aneurysms are not caused by thrombosis or thromboembolism. An aneurysm is a pathological massive bulge in the blood vessel wall. It can burst (in acute situations, survival is very rare or one hardly manages to reach a doctor).

Sclerotic changes in a part of the brain can lead to a stroke, which is either a hemorrhage or long-lasting vasospasm, less commonly a thrombus. These are very unpleasant, life-threatening diagnoses associated with diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, as well as age-related dementia, etc. There is much discussion about the causes of stroke, including high cholesterol levels, smoking, excessive salt consumption, high blood pressure, etc. These factors indeed increase the risk of stroke and infarction to varying degrees, but a more significant trigger is pus, which contains many toxins. It accumulates in the frontal and maxillary sinuses (paranasal sinuses) and then gradually diffuses into the walls of brain blood vessels, damaging them. Ulcerative segments form, which are "overgrown" with cholesterol and calcium salts. This leads to brain sclerosis. Blood vessels become less resilient, and an increase in blood pressure can cause them to rupture (stroke), whereas detached cholesterol and calcium salt formations can block blood vessels (thrombosis), resulting in tissue death in the affected segment.

As soon as blood does not reach a part of the brain, a mere 2 minutes without oxygen is enough to lose control over the corresponding body zone. The result is very unpleasant - for example, the inability to use an arm or leg, etc.

 

Signs of a Pre-Infarction State
If you have any of these signs, it's imperative to consult a cardiologist immediately!

     Experiencing a burning sensation in the chest for a few minutes when going outside in cold weather and taking a deep breath, which may be associated with the narrowing of the coronary arteries of the heart. Sometimes this is referred to as cold-induced angina.

     Unstable angina. For example, a person goes outside, starts physical activity quickly, and feels a heaviness in the chest as if something heavy is placed on the chest, although there is no pain. This soon passes and then recurs. Similarly, during significant psycho-emotional stress.

     Shortness of breath during physical exertion, which may be related to heart failure.

     A pressing sensation in the chest in the morning, from which a person wakes up, but during the day everything is fine.

 

Signs of Impending Stroke
There can be a hemorrhagic stroke, where a blood vessel rupture results in bleeding into the brain, and ischemic stroke or brain infarction, associated with the obstruction of a brain blood vessel by a thrombus, which, reaching the narrowest part of the brain's blood vessels, cannot move further, blocking it. As a result, part of the brain does not receive blood circulation, and nerve cells stop functioning.

Some signs of an impending stroke are the same as those of a stroke, only they occur transiently. A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a temporary episode of neurological dysfunction caused by regional ischemia in the brain or retina, but does not result in infarction of the affected segment.

Signs of an impending stroke:

    Memory disturbances, manifesting as the repeated occurrence of a thought,

    Discomfort in the heart area,

    Weakness and panic fear,

    Speech disturbances appear and disappear,

    Occasionally blurred vision,

    Coordination disorders, sometimes the body does not obey, held objects may fall from hands,

    Jaw shifted to one side,

    Too frequent heartbeats and cardiac arrhythmia,

    Numbness in hands, feet,

    Thick blood,

    Disturbed swallowing reflex, for example, coughing after taking a sip of water.

If blood pressure is below 180 mmHg, it should not be reduced with antihypertensive drugs, as this can lead to hypoxia, an oxygen deficit. This, in turn, increases the risk of stroke, as with elevated blood pressure, the body tries to increase oxygen supply. It is also not advisable to take painkillers.

If a person consumes an adequate diet and does not have a deficiency of vitamins K2, D3, B12, as well as polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, stroke and infarction are practically impossible.

 

Arterial Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
In traditional medicine, arterial hypertension is considered an incurable disease, and its causes are unknown. Why does modern medicine treat but not cure it? Pills are prescribed that block the natural blood pressure regulation mechanisms. The cause is not addressed, resulting in temporary symptom relief, and it is said – you have to live with it, nothing can be done, it's an incurable disease.

Pressure is maintained with various antihypertensive drugs, such as beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or diuretics, which are urinating agents to reduce the total blood volume. Yes, pills do indeed lower blood pressure, but the reason for the increase is not addressed, and the body continues to try to raise the pressure even more to ensure the necessary oxygen quantity for the organs. It's essential to understand that if blood vessels are narrowed or compressed, for example, by muscles or spinal vertebrae, or even if a tumor forms, to pump the same amount of blood through these vessels at the same time, the pressure needs to be raised, which the body also tries to do - regulate blood pressure with the help of the neurohumoral system, whose task is to maintain the body's internal environment parameters or homeostasis at an optimal level. This continues until the pills no longer help, and the doctor prescribes even stronger medications to manage the blood pressure. However, by lowering it with medications, the pressure continues to rise even more. This continues until one 'lovely' moment when the blood vessels can no longer withstand and burst. This most often occurs in the brain and is called an acute hemorrhagic stroke.

If a person stubbornly believes in the infallibility of doctors and continues to lower the pressure with chemical drugs, it must be considered that the pills may be stronger than the body and break its defense mechanism signals, blocking the mechanisms of arterial blood pressure increase. Although the pressure stabilizes after taking the pill, this should not be a cause for joy, as the disaster is not averted but postponed to a later time. Sooner or later, an ischemic stroke will occur in the brain due to oxygen deficiency, and if the heart muscle lacks oxygen – an infarction.

Lowering blood pressure and dilating blood vessels in the pelvic organs, most antihypertensive drugs do not affect the brain and heart blood vessels because blood flow increases in the heart and decreases in the brain. This way, symptoms of this process appear, such as tachycardia, headaches, dizziness. If blood pressure is high and it is rapidly lowered, acute ischemia can occur, followed by ischemic stroke. In this way, temporarily lowering blood pressure simply ensures the body's existence, which usually ends with a stroke or infarction.

First, cells in areas with the highest oxygen consumption suffer, i.e., the heart and brain. If oxygen deficiency persists, massive cell death occurs, resulting in myocardial infarction or brain stroke.

Hypertension is excessive tension in blood vessel muscles and is only a concomitant to the hypertonus of smooth musculature in arteries and arterioles carrying oxygen to tissues and organs. Arterial hypertension is not a disease but the body's compensatory reaction to a specific cause – blood supply disorders in vital organs such as the heart, brain, and kidneys. In this way, the body tries to compensate for the oxygen shortage in tissues and organs, mainly associated with blood vessel narrowing. Hypertension forces the body to raise blood pressure to supply the previous blood quantity through narrowed vessels, which is arterial hypertension. Therefore, real cure can be achieved not by artificially lowering the pressure but by normalizing the blood supply system. On the contrary, lowering blood pressure with medications complicates the brain's ability to perform vital functions such as breathing and heart rate. Therefore, to ensure these functions, the brain disconnects segments responsible for rational human activity, known as age-related dementia.

Like weight, blood pressure should not change during a lifetime; the 'golden standard' is 120/80±10 mmHg.

Although attempting to lower blood pressure with arterial musculature tone-regulating drugs seems rational, it does not address the cause of hypertension, which is related to higher system levels, i.e., the central nervous system. Obviously, physiological mechanisms that eliminate the root cause must be used. The mechanism for preventing arterial hypertension is genetically programmed in the body; it just needs to be activated.

It would be more sensible to use sedative drugs, such as valerian, corvalol, volocordin, which relax blood vessels, prevent their spasms, and unlike antihypertensive drugs, also dilate microvessels.

Blood pressure in humans can change many times during the day, depending on many factors, including blood composition, hormones, proteins, fats, etc. However, another factor is the amount of dissolved carbon dioxide in the blood, the end product of cellular respiration. Carbon dioxide is exhaled from the body by ventilating the lungs, but on its way to the lungs, it is present in the blood in increased concentration. It plays a significant role in regulating blood vessel lumen, preventing blood vessels from spasming, thus acting as a guarantee for normal blood pressure. Blood vessel spasm is not possible if the carbon dioxide concentration in the blood is 5.5−6.5%, typical for physically very active people. For old, sick people, as well as those who lead a sedentary lifestyle accompanied by regular stress, it is 3.5−4.5%, as breathing intensity increases to more than 10 liters per minute, with a norm of 3.5 liters. This means that with excessive lung ventilation, the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood significantly decreases, resulting in hypocapnia – the constant deficiency of carbon dioxide CO2 in the blood, which is the main cause of arterial hypertension due to blood vessel spasm and narrowing.

If blood pressure is elevated, its causes and the mechanism of its occurrence must be identified. It is necessary to perform magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and neck, blood tests, check cholesterol levels in the blood, and conduct respiratory function tests. Blood pressure elevation can be caused by the displacement of the first cervical vertebra, Atlas, due to trauma; in such cases, a specialist who can reposition it should be consulted.

As preventive recommendations, avoiding prolonged stress is suggested, as it causes various muscle spasms and disrupts blood circulation, so regular exercise and sweating in a sauna are recommended. Prolonged sitting in a chair causes tension in neck muscles, resulting in blood vessel compression, so regular exercises to relax neck muscles are necessary. However, the most effective solution is active physical exertion, complete body detoxification, and switching to an adequate diet. Everything is similar to other health problems.

 

Possible Causes of Arterial Hypertension
1. Deposition of atherosclerotic plaques and collagen on the walls of arteries.

2. Neck muscle spasms, resulting in compression of blood vessels that supply the brain. The brain lacks oxygen and signals to raise blood pressure. This cause is typical for people who lead a sedentary lifestyle. Consultation with a professional masseur is advised.

3. Blood vessel spasms due to stress.

4. The most popular cause – prolonged use of antihypertensive drugs. Blood vessels continue to be in a spasmodic state, the heart works with less load, tissue hypoxia intensifies, oxygen deficiency becomes chronic, and the person can no longer lead an active lifestyle, as physical exertion immediately raises blood pressure. This condition threatens with dementia, stroke, and infarction. Doctors prescribe antihypertensive drugs in such situations, i.e., blood vessel-dilating medications, but not all blood vessels dilate in this way. It only happens with large arterial and pelvic blood vessels. However, blood vessels supplying the brain and heart do not dilate.

5. Less common cause – tumors in the brain, kidneys, or heart.

Hypotensive herbs for lowering arterial pressure – peppermint, hawthorn, mistletoe, yellow melilot, motherwort, chokeberry, cramp bark, hare's ear, valerian root, and also white mullein (a very rare and specially protected species in Latvia).

Blood vessel-dilating and antispasmodic herbs – dill, dandelions, caraway, lovage, anise, juniper, and fennel.

 

Arterial Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
Arterial hypotension or hypotonia is low blood pressure that causes insufficient oxygen supply to the body's tissues and cells. It manifests as weakness, dizziness, noise in the ears, sweating or trembling of hands, for example, when getting up quickly from bed. It can appear as chronic fatigue syndrome, diagnosed as vegetative-vascular dystonia. Also, weakness indicates arterial hypotension. Compared to high blood pressure, slightly lowered blood pressure is not as dangerous because it does not pose threats to blood vessels. It has even been observed that people with lowered blood pressure live longer. Arterial hypotension begins when the pressure drops below 90/60 mmHg.

The main reasons for lowered blood pressure can include weakness of the heart muscles (the heart needs to be trained), deficiency of thyroid and adrenal hormones, chronic gastrointestinal diseases, dehydration. It can decrease in women during menopause due to ovarian dysfunction. Of course, low blood pressure can be caused by blood loss due to trauma or parasite proliferation, long-term depression, incorrect functioning of the nervous system on blood vessel tone, as well as overdosing of blood pressure-lowering medications. Also, a deficiency of energy and nutrients causes a decrease in blood pressure.

Blood pressure can be raised by consuming salt, coffee (temporarily). There are various ways to normalize blood pressure. These include neck muscle massage, walks in nature, various physical exercises that strengthen the heart, sauna and cold water pouring after heating, contrast shower, massage with ice cubes, negatively charged water, and a healthy diet, green smoothies.

From natural remedies for raising blood pressure, juniper berries (10-20 berries a day, however, consultation with a naturopathic doctor is recommended before use, as the berries can also be poisonous), bee pollen flowers, golden root, ginseng, ginger, lovage, horse chestnut, milk thistle can be mentioned. Tea can be made by creating various combinations, for example, of St. John's wort, feijoa, quince, lemongrass, roseroot, fireweed, eleutherococcus, burdock seeds, bay leaves, tall aralia. If there are no other options, black and green tea can be used, but it should be noted that they contain caffeine. Tea is prepared at temperatures up to +70°C, drunk before meals. Beekeeping products for normalizing blood pressure – honey with cinnamon, bee bread, and royal jelly, which should be taken after meals.

 

Angina
Much is discussed about the risk factors for angina, such as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, excess weight, and others, but these are only contributing factors. The real cause is the contamination of the walls of coronary (heart) blood vessels. Waste products carried by the bloodstream begin to accumulate on the inner walls of blood vessels, and at these sites, ulcers and other damages appear, which gradually accumulate calcium compounds and cholesterol.

The main blood vessel damagers are purulent toxic compounds that enter the blood vessels as a result of angina, tonsillitis, or tonsil inflammation. They come from the frontal and maxillary sinuses (sinusitis), from the lungs and bronchi. Childhood respiratory diseases, bronchitis, lung scarring, runny nose, cough treated with medications leave purulent deposits in the areas they affected: lungs, tonsils, sinuses, etc. For example, an adult can accumulate up to a glass of hardened pus in the frontal sinuses. It is an ideal base for viruses, including influenza. Viruses do a good job – they dissolve the accumulated hardened pus, from which the body tries to rid itself with a runny nose and cough.

The blood vessel obstructed by thrombi stops circulating blood, and the heart muscle in this segment dies. If the blood vessel is partially obstructed, the incoming blood volume decreases, resulting in ischemia. This pathology is called angina, in this case, stable angina, which develops gradually and most often manifests as chest pain during physical exertion, stress. Unstable or rest angina is caused by thrombosis, appears suddenly, and is more dangerous because it can lead to myocardial infarction.

 

Ferritin and Erythrocytes
Ferritin is an indicator of iron reserves in the body. It is a protein found in cells and surrounds iron, storing it and releasing it as needed. A ferritin molecule can contain up to 4000 iron atoms. Normally, the amount of ferritin in the blood is measured in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or micrograms per liter (μg/L). The norms are very different - from 30 to 300 ng/mL, depending on age, gender, chronic diseases, weight, and many other factors. They can only be determined by an experienced specialist for a specific person after conducting many tests. It is necessary to evaluate not only the number of erythrocytes but also their volume and shape. If the volume is small (microcytosis), then there is a lack of iron, but if the volume is large, there is a lack of vitamins B9 and B12, and such an erythrocyte will not enter the small capillaries. If there is an iron deficiency, the number of immune system cells, leukocytes, decreases, and the number of lymphocytes increases. An increase in reticulocytes (young erythrocytes) indicates hypoxia. The ideal transferrin saturation with iron coefficient is 45%. If hemoglobin is glycated (it is associated with sugar), oxygen delivery will be difficult, meaning hypoxia will occur.

Based on the volume of erythrocytes, it can be understood whether there is enough omega-3 and vitamin B in the body. For example, if there is a lack of B9 and B12, the shape of erythrocytes will be uneven, complicating entry into small capillaries and oxygen delivery.

If there is a low concentration of acid in the stomach, iron will be poorly assimilated because this process is related to the chemical valence of iron, but to correct the valence, vitamin C is needed. Also, a lack of proteins causes iron deficiency because there is nothing to create ferritin to store iron.

Ferritin forms the blood protein hemoglobin, consisting of 4 polypeptide chains, each containing a protoporphyrin heme – a divalent iron complex. In the bone marrow tissues, red blood cells, erythrocytes, are formed from ferritin, in which ferritin is the main component.

Symptoms of Ferritin Deficiency:
    Weakness and fatigue,

    Inability to fall asleep,

    Libido disorders,

    Infertility,

    Weight changes,

    Decreased thyroid function,

    Intolerance to cold,

    Increased irritability,

    Deterioration of nail and skin condition,

    Hair loss,

    Frequent headaches.

Iron absorption is hindered by black tea and coffee, as the tannins they contain bind with iron and complicate its assimilation in the body. Calcium in dairy products competes with iron during assimilation. Phytates in grains bind with iron and form insoluble compounds.

 

Hemoglobin
Hemoglobin consists of two components: heme (contains iron) and the globin part (contains proteins). A hemoglobin molecule contains 4 hemes, i.e., 4 protomers, connected by hydrogen bonds, thus the corresponding amount of proteins and 4 iron atoms. Hemoglobin is almost an exact copy of chlorophyll, but chlorophyll is almost an exact copy of cyanocobalamin. Chlorophyll is part of the chloroplast, which as a pigment gives plants their green color, allowing photosynthesis to occur in the presence of light, and organic substances are formed during the biosynthesis process.

Hemoglobin differs from chlorophyll only in that, instead of 4 iron atoms in hemoglobin, there are 4 atoms of magnesium in chlorophyll, with no other differences. Iron gives a red color, while magnesium gives a green color. Erythrocytes in the bone marrow are not actually formed but assembled, forming hemoglobin, which is part of erythrocytes. Through four cobalt atoms, magnesium is replaced with iron, i.e., with the help of cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12). Therefore, to avoid problems with blood tests, it is very important to consume greens in their raw form, because if a person does not receive chlorophyll with their diet, their lifespan is not very long, and life quality is not very high.

An increased number of erythrocytes in the blood indicates a lack of water in the body or chronic leukemia, but a decreased number indicates anemia.

 
Anemia
Anemia itself is not a disease, but over time it leads to other diseases. It is a decreased number of red blood cells or erythrocytes. It is relevant for almost half of the world's population. The causes are very diverse: - parasites (for example, roundworms, hookworms, etc.), medications (analgin, dimedrol, tetracycline, etc.), stress, unhealthy diet, heredity, blood loss. For iron deficiency anemia, which is the most common form of the disease, doctors often recommend eating meat, liver, hematogen (obtained from bovine blood by separating fibrin from it), but this is not quite the right approach, because, when boiling meat, the iron in it acquires a different chemical value (valence), and such iron, which has turned into an inorganic, water-insoluble form, is not assimilated. If that were the case, then eating from rusting utensils could solve the iron deficiency problem. A lot of iron is in green plants. There it is in an organic form, thus easily assimilable.

 

Erectile Dysfunction
For men, impotence or erectile dysfunction indicates weak blood vessels and a lack of oxygen in the heart and brain, which threatens very serious consequences in the future. When the heart works intensively (high blood pressure and pulse), blood vessels are significantly stressed. Therefore, the body tries to protect them from bursting by reducing the load. This is a protective mechanism, similar to fuses in electricity; if bypassed, the consequences can be very unpleasant. Artificially increasing heart load, for example, with the help of Viagra, is very dangerous. Erectile stimulants combined with acidosis, hypoxia, and the body's toxic overload can have fatal consequences. Therefore, to prevent blood vessels from bursting (infarction), it is necessary to detoxify the body and consume a diet intended by nature.

 

Do Not Consume Overcooked Fats and Margarine!
As soon as a person starts consuming overcooked fats, margarine, hydrogenated vegetable fats, the supply of necessary, high-quality membrane components to heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) is interrupted, resulting in decreased electroactivity and the membranes becoming fragile, changing their viscosity. Structural and functional deviations appear in the person.

 

Not Drinking Water is Dangerous!
For men, the circulating blood volume in the body is 7% of the total weight, for women a little more, at 8.5%. Blood composition is approximately 40% blood form elements (leukocytes, erythrocytes, platelets), and 60% circulating plasma. The ratio of erythrocytes to the total blood volume is called hematocrit and is measured in percentages.

Plasma is an isotonic solution, i.e., a solution where the concentration of salts is identical to that in the intracellular fluid. Blood cells circulate in blood plasma. If blood becomes hypertonic, water is sucked out of the cell, and if blood plasma becomes hypotonic, water will push into the cell, this variant can be irreversible, i.e., fatal, because the cell can burst.

If blood becomes hypertonic, we want to drink to reduce the concentration of salts, but when blood becomes hypotonic, we crave something salty to increase the concentration of salts. Maintaining the isotonic state of blood plasma is a human survival mechanism.

Kidneys take water from circulating plasma. If a person has 5 liters of blood, then it is 3 liters of plasma, which contains toxins. This means that these 3 liters of plasma need to be filtered. The excretory function only works when we are awake and drinking water. The more we drink, the more urine, the more we excrete. Toxins continue to be released during sleep, but they cannot be excreted, so the salt concentration mechanism is activated, thus increasing the overall salt concentration in 500 ml of urine at night. Since a person does not drink during sleep, urine is formed from blood plasma, whose amount decreases to 2.5l, thus proportionally increasing the hematocrit, and if it is 48% (plasma from the total blood volume), thrombus formation stage 1 starts, at 50% they are already thrombi, posing a risk of infarction and stroke. If the expelled water is replenished by drinking, the hematocrit normalizes. This indicator increases the most in the morning, which is why it is advisable to drink water upon waking up (see the section on water).

 
When can thrombosis occur?
When blood plasma has lost the most water, i.e., in the early morning hours, when the hematocrit number has increased. After urinating, one should immediately drink water; this is a natural protective mechanism when a person wakes up at night to urinate, they should also drink. The use of sleeping pills can disrupt this mechanism, which is very dangerous. For thrombosis prevention, especially important for those with already high hematocrit numbers. This is convincingly shown by emergency medical service statistics, most often life-saving actions are needed in the morning hours. Early morning hours are the most critical. People who have already started having problems should definitely keep water by the bed and drink before urinating, drink even if they do not want to. The ideal option is negatively charged water. Devices that make water negatively charged are available even in pocket-sized formats. The physiologically necessary amount of water per day must still be drunk, even if there are edemas. Diuretic drugs will only reduce the water amount in blood plasma.
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                                Heart and Blood Vessels

Unfortunately, approximately half of the world's population suffers from cardiovascular diseases, which are the leading cause of death today. In Latvia, about 15,000 people die from heart and cardiovascular diseases each year. In fact, these conditions can hardly be called diseases, as they are the result of chronic vitamin C and water deficiency, a lack of essential minerals in the body, and body pollution, although the pharmaceutical industry, which makes huge profits, insists that they are diseases. Of course, if you have reached a life-threatening situation, there is no choice but to follow the doctor's instructions. Technological advancements in the treatment of heart disease, such as angioplasty, bypass surgery, and other operations, save the lives of the seriously ill but do not address the cause of the disease. However, if the causes are recognized and acted upon accordingly, it is also possible to avoid heart attacks, strokes, vascular and heart valve stenosis.

 
How does the cardiovascular system work?
When blood flows through the small circulatory loop, it becomes oxygenated. From the heart, the blood flows into the large circulatory loop (arterial blood) to supply organs with oxygen, collect carbon dioxide, and return to the heart (as venous blood). The heart has a sucking action, and each subsequent portion of blood pushes the previous one through the entire body. The speed of blood flow is half a meter per second. The normal pulse is 60-78 beats per minute. If other organs rest at night, the heart does so for less than half a second while the next portion of blood flows in, and this happens during diastole (relaxation of all parts of the heart and passive blood flow through open valves). If the pulse is accelerated, the rest time for the heart decreases (diastole shortens, in a resting state it is longer than systole). Artificially lowering the pulse with medications will disrupt the body's oxygen supply. The body itself regulates the pulse and blood pressure to ensure the necessary amount of oxygen.

Like any organ, the heart has its own vascular system. Thus, there are blood vessels, muscles, and nerve fibers through which impulses come to contract and relax. And if problems arise here, the whole body suffers.

There can only be two types of problems:
   The heart does not receive nutrients and oxygen (ischemic heart disease).

   There is a weakening of the heart muscle, for example, due to an inflammatory process, bacteria have multiplied in the heart muscle (only chlamydia can be in the heart, living inside cells, so it is difficult to get rid of them).

 

Conditions for High Blood Pressure (can be individually or several together)
    The kidneys filter poorly. To maintain adequate blood flow through the kidneys, the heart is forced to increase blood pressure, increasing output (the minute volume or the amount of blood the heart pumps in 1 minute). This is indicated by the minimum or diastolic blood pressure. For example, if you have not 120/80, but 120/100. This means – the heart pushed out the next portion of blood with arterial pressure of 120, but while taking the next portion, the pressure only dropped to 100, because the kidneys filter blood poorly. For example, at 70 – the kidneys work well.

    If the renal glomeruli (small balls of capillaries where blood filtration occurs) filter blood poorly due to pollution (proteins, erythrocyte bags, salt deposits, etc.), the blood pressure changes at the exit from the kidneys (exiting arterioles). The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, which normally ensures a constant volume and pressure of circulating blood, reacts to this. As a result, blood pressure rises, potassium is excreted, and sodium is retained. Since vascular narrowing cannot be local, it will occur throughout the body, meaning - the overall blood pressure will rise so that the heart can push blood through the kidneys. Elevated blood pressure adversely affects the kidneys, and erythrocytes, leukocytes, proteins, and undissolved salts end up in the urine. Swelling under the eyes in the morning is the first sign that the kidneys are not working well.

    If the liver is damaged, fibrotic tissues have formed in place of hepatocytes (liver parenchyma cells), inevitably increasing blood pressure in the liver portal vein (portal hypertension), resulting in varicose veins in the lower extremities, hemorrhoids, varicose veins of the esophagus, etc.

    If you drink little water, the body will use its reserves, including taking water from the blood. As a result, it becomes thicker and, to ensure normal blood circulation, blood pressure will be raised.

    Viscous blood. There are many proteins in the blood (especially those from animal sources consumed with food), because they are poorly processed. There may also be a lack of enzymes, overeating, incorrect combination of food products, etc. As a result, erythrocytes stick together, resulting in increased arterial blood pressure.

    Elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood pose a risk, but even a healthy body regularly raises blood pressure to avoid congestion. There can also be local pressure increases to avoid thrombosis. If this mechanism is damaged, then blood pressure elevation occurs throughout the body.

    Compressed nerve. If, for example, there is cervical osteochondrosis and the parasympathetic nerve fibers, which signal to dilate (vasodilation), are compressed, this signal may be misinterpreted, and the opposite occurs. Spasm can also be hormonally induced, for example, by fear or stress, when adrenaline is released, causing vascular narrowing, resulting in increased blood pressure.

 

Causes of High Blood Pressure
  ♦⇒  Adrenaline is released, causing vascular narrowing, which in turn raises blood pressure.

  ♦⇒  Viscous (undivided proteins) and fatty blood (incompletely split cholesterol due to a lack of bile).

  ♦⇒  Water. Thick blood due to a lack of water.

  ♦⇒  Bacteria. Chlamydia. Everyone with ischemic heart disease, hypertension, and pre-infarction condition should have blood tests for chlamydiosis.

  ♦⇒  Use of vasodilating medications, for example, diltiazem.

  ♦⇒  Movement. Sedentary lifestyle causes microcirculation disorders.

  ♦⇒  Heredity, including inherited family traditions. If parents or grandparents have had problems with blood pressure, it's important to think about changing lifestyle.

  ♦⇒  Ecology and bioenergetic disturbances.

  ♦⇒  Harmful habits: nicotine, alcohol, poor sleep.

  ♦⇒  Acid-base balance. A global cause. Everything may be okay with blood viscosity and fat content, but there are thrombi in the blood vessels because acidic blood has little oxygen, which protects from their formation.

  ♦⇒  Excretory systems. If the intestines are polluted, the blood will be fatty and viscous. If lymphatic drainage works poorly, the bronchi are difficult to clear, mucus will remain in the blood, and pressure will be elevated.

  ♦⇒  Enzymes and bacteria. Enzymes break down proteins, split fats, dissolve cholesterol. If there are enough of them, everything will be fine. Therefore, a raw and enzyme-rich diet is important.

 

5 factors that influence blood quality
  1. Protein deficiency. If there is a lack of hemoglobin (anemia), there will be an oxygen deficiency (hypoxia). The reasons for this can be - inappropriate or insufficient nutrition or parasites that consume it.

  2. Lack of water. The liquid fraction in the blood is 85%, the remaining 15% are forming elements. If a person consumes little fluid, the liquid part in the blood decreases, and the blood becomes thick, meaning – the transportation of oxygen is hampered.

  3. Lack of enzymes, because of consuming thermally processed food with preservatives, results in incompletely processed food (toxins) in the blood, which also thickens the blood and hampers the supply of oxygen to cells.

  4. Mineral deficiency. The diameter of an erythrocyte is about 5 microns, the smallest blood vessel diameter is 3 microns. To enter it and deliver oxygen, the erythrocyte has to bend. However, if the erythrocytes are stuck together, they cannot enter the cells, resulting in oxygen starvation. The cause of erythrocyte adhesion can be a lack of minerals, such as potassium, sodium, which are needed to maintain a certain charge. It turns out that from the outside, one erythrocyte can be charged positively, and another negatively. According to the law of physics, they attract each other. A conglomerate of such erythrocytes is formed.

  5. Adequacy of ATP energy. When an erythrocyte with oxygen reaches the cell, it has to get through the cell membrane, which consists of phospholipids. If the membrane openings are not polluted, oxygen enters the cell. Once inside the cell, there is a condition that there must be ATP energy, coenzyme Q-10, and lecithin.

 

Cholesterol
Cholesterol or cholesteryl is a natural polycyclic lipophilic alcohol.

All important human organs contain a lot of fat, for example, the brain, lungs. The brain contains about 30% cholesterol. Cholesterol is the basis of cell life, stabilizing the cell membrane. The main site of cholesterol synthesis is the liver, which regulates its level in the blood. Cholesterol is needed to form the nerve fiber sheath. It maintains metabolic processes, neutralizes toxins, participates in the synthesis of bile acids in the liver. From it, steroid hormones (for example, sex hormones) are formed, cholesterol participates in vitamin synthesis. Cell membranes consist of fats and cholesterol. Cell organelles have their own membranes. Cell organelles have their own membranes. They make up to 70% of the total cell mass. The nervous system contains a lot of cholesterol because nerve fibers are covered with a myelin sheath, so to create millions of new cells every day, material is needed.

Cholesterol is harmless and very necessary for our body because no cell of the organism can do without it. In a normal state, when the endothelium (the inner surface of blood vessels) is normal, cholesterol does not stick to blood vessels. Circulating through blood vessels, it is not a cause of thrombus formation, but this is the case provided that the internal surface structure of blood vessels is not disturbed. Cholesterol becomes dangerous when it oxidizes because then it has completed its cycle, becoming a metabolic end product, and, circulating through blood vessels, sticks to small surface defects in the mucosa in areas of turbulence. It should be noted that homocysteine levels should be monitored in this regard by performing the relevant analyses.

There should be no zealous fight against low-density lipoproteins (LDL) with medications, as they are needed for neurohormone synthesis. Otherwise, the energy potential of the brain stem reticular formation will be promoted, simply put, a person will not be able to understand simple things.

Since cholesterol is needed for the production of the stress hormone, but there is no raw material for it, a person begins to have various severe problems, including mental disorders. Memory and the ability to perceive information weaken. By the way, Alzheimer's disease began to spread with the appearance of statin group drugs. The immune system also needs a lot of triglycerides and cholesterol, so it's no wonder that any virus becomes an insurmountable problem for users of such medications. Cholesterol is also needed for the production of sex hormones, and if there are no these hormones, the huge demographic problems cannot be solved either.

The most correct level of cholesterol is what it is, because the human body is a self-regulating system that balances thousands of factors. Remember, nothing influences human health as much as diet.

It is necessary to take care of the quality of cholesterol. The diet should include easily digestible and absorbable (plant-based) proteins. For a healthy person, a diet high in cholesterol does not harm. On the contrary, it has been observed that long-term use of cholesterol-lowering agents leads to madness, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's diseases.

Ten chicken eggs together contain about 1.5 g of cholesterol, but the liver synthesizes about 2 g of cholesterol per day. Cholesterol plays a very important role in the human body. It is necessary for the production of steroid hormones and sex hormones, bile formation, as well as ensuring the functioning of brain neurons and heart activity, moreover, cholesterol is in all types of cells, and blood viscosity depends on cholesterol. Therefore, a doctor who prescribes cholesterol-lowering drugs essentially condemns the patient to a slow death.

 

Statins
The liver can synthesize enough cholesterol to ensure all its intended functions, such as sex hormone and vitamin D synthesis, as well as participate in bile acid production.

An elevated level of cholesterol in the blood should not be because it disrupts the lipid exchange process. Elevated cholesterol levels in the blood inevitably cause atherosclerosis. It should be emphasized that this is not caused by a high fat consumption, as is often thought in society, but by a high sugar consumption, that is, a high proportion of fast carbohydrates in the daily diet.

Statins are a means to reduce cholesterol production in the liver, thereby reducing its amount in the blood. Statins are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or blockers of enzymes involved in cholesterol synthesis. Statins are used as a means to prevent heart attack and stroke. Possible contraindications to the use of statins are most often liver cirrhosis, hepatitis in the active phase. When using them, care should be taken for any liver damage.

When using statin medications, it is additionally necessary to use coenzyme Q10.

 

Atherosclerosis
There is a popular belief that atherosclerosis is caused by the accumulation of cholesterol on the walls of blood vessels, therefore it is recommended to limit the consumption of cholesterol-containing products. However, this is a mistaken belief, because atherosclerotic plaques of cholesterol and calcium salts, or plaques, cannot settle on the smooth internal surfaces of blood vessels, which are formed by a thin layer of epithelial cells endothelium. Settling only occurs if this layer is soaked with pus and micro-ulcers have formed on its surface, which become a plug for all metabolites wandering with the blood through all organs. For example, this is inorganic calcium, and other minerals in inorganic form, which occur after thermal processing of products. They, like rebar in concrete together with cement, form a poorly soluble structure that accumulates in blood vessels. The consequences are myocardial and other organ strokes.

Atherosclerotic plaques on the inner walls of blood vessels are located in a layer between the mucosa and blood vessel muscle tissues. They can be removed by proteolytic enzymes released during fasting.

But fasting for a modern person, who has fallen into narcotic dependence on industrial chemical "food", is unimaginably difficult. As practice shows, if a person in a critical condition has to choose between a hearty meal or a four-week detox with fasting, the first option is always chosen. Those who doubt that fasting can cleanse blood vessels should be reminded of the Siege of Leningrad, when there was not a single stroke or heart attack.

 
Atherosclerotic Plaques
The formation of atherosclerotic plaques cannot be stopped without changing lifestyle. This problem is relevant to a greater or lesser extent for almost 80% of the population. If you are over 40 years old and your daily diet includes a lot of sweets and meat, insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes), shortness of breath with slight physical exertion, then you can almost certainly assert that atherosclerotic plaques have formed in your blood vessels. Until the lumen of blood vessels (the inner diameter of the blood vessel) has not decreased by 60%, there are also no clinical manifestations indicating ischemia. For example, smokers develop obliterating endarteritis, which is inflammation of the arterial and subcutaneous vein walls, which can further develop into gangrene.

Due to the influence of blood flow and other factors, plaques destabilize, damage and ulcers form. Damage to the blood vessel wall promotes plaque detachment, thrombosis formation with complete blood vessel blockage and subsequent ischemic damage. Blood vessel wall ruptures and, for example, hemorrhagic type stroke (comparatively rare, only in 15% of cases) can also occur.

This most often happens in the coronary arteries, femoral arteries, carotid artery, and brain blood vessels.

Some examples of the causes of atherosclerotic plaque formation:
    sedentary lifestyle, obesity, high-calorie diet, frequent snacks, especially in the evening and at night,

    hard water (contains a large amount of water-insoluble minerals),

    high consumption of animal proteins and sweets,

    liver diseases, kidney diseases

    deficiency of omega – 3, as well as vitamins K2 and D3,

    smoking. 

Prevention:
  φ Long walks, especially in the mountains in thin air, expand the blood vessel network, promote the formation of small blood vessel branches or collaterals, creating a reserve blood supply,

  φ monitor the level of low-density lipoproteins (should be below 1.7 mmol/l, but this figure differs in various sources)

  φ cleansing with fasting, interval fasting,

  φ reducing the amount of large-molecule proteins (cheese, cottage cheese, meat) in the diet,

  φ limiting products containing lectins,

  φ including garlic and horseradish in the daily diet.

 

Blood Vessels
As a result of unnatural and inadequate nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle, thrombi and plaques formed in blood vessels, often causing inflammation where they have settled, but if they detach and block smaller blood vessels, it can lead to ischemic stroke or heart attack. There are objective reasons for the causes of microcracks and atherosclerotic plaque formation in blood vessels: arterial hypertension and blood thickening. Cholesterol in this situation serves as a patch to cover the resulting cracks.

The greatest damage to blood vessels is caused by prolonged elevated glucose levels in the blood, most often damaging microcapillaries in the retina of the eye. Peripheral neuropathy with sensory and motor (movement) changes, muscle weakness develops in the kidneys, but with critical acidification of tissues in the future, lacking oxygen, necrosis can develop. Inflammation can occur on the damaged inner protective layer of the artery epithelium, and cholesterol plaques form there, leading to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques. Sugar is not irreplaceable, the body can obtain glucose from fats and thus avoid problems with blood vessels.

 

Vitamin E is very important for the heart and blood vessels
Vitamin E reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack, angina, and arrhythmias, normalizes blood pressure, thins the blood, helps absorb oxygen, and acts as an antioxidant at the same time. Vitamin E deficiency weakens the ability of erythrocytes to deliver oxygen, promotes inflammation of the inner lining of the coronary artery, which nourishes the heart itself. Initially, oxidation occurs, but over time, damage forms, which cholesterol and calcium try to prevent. In this way, thrombi and atherosclerotic plaques (plaques) are formed. As a result, blood pressure increases, ischemia appears, followed by stroke and heart attack. Moreover, stress in this situation acts as a risk-enhancing factor. Pain and a pressing sensation in the chest can be an indication of vitamin E deficiency.

Fats are not dangerous for the cardiovascular system, but fast carbohydrates that disrupt metabolism are. The most vitamin E can be obtained with oregano oil, wheat germ, but not with white bread or various flour products. Consuming such harmful products does the opposite – E vitamin reserves are spent as a result of oxidation.

The record holder for vitamin E content is wheat germ, which is significantly behind in cod liver and sunflower oil.

 

Hemorrhoids
The heart pumps a certain amount of blood at a certain time to ensure life processes, but if liver cells for some reason cannot filter the incoming blood volume, blood pressure increases towards the liver in the inferior vena cava. This creates an imbalance between the incoming and outgoing blood volume. The most common reasons can be the replacement of destroyed liver cells (hepatocytes) with fibrotic tissues. The cells may be stuck together. These are the consequences of consuming thermally processed starch or milk protein casein in the diet, which is essentially glue, with which even wallpapers can be glued. By the way, that's what they used to do. Therefore, it's no wonder that these small cells, which act as filters, simply stick together. As a consequence of increased blood pressure, varicose veins expand, if vein inflammations begin, thrombophlebitis develops, and of course, hemorrhoids. Constipation is a provoking factor. Symptoms of a hemorrhoidal disease flare-up are prolapse of hemorrhoidal nodes, bleeding, and bowel movement disorders.

The causes are similar to those of other diseases - the modern sedentary lifestyle, which promotes blood stagnation in the small pelvis area. This, of course, is inadequate nutrition, associated with frequent constipation, obesity. It is necessary to drink more quality water and nothing else. Special physical exercises should be performed. In case of exacerbations, salty and spicy foods should be avoided.

 

Age Dementia
For people who experience age dementia, everything changes drastically, they become other people, other personalities, it is a huge burden for relatives, in severe cases, they become "vegetables". The problem is not in the calendar age, but in the impact of unfavorable factors throughout life, in that circumstance, how harmful these factors were and what changes they caused.
 
Signs of dementia:
    problems with language (the person mixes up words, names),

    worsening memory and weakening concentration abilities,

    personality changes,

    sensory dysfunctions,

    poor orientation in a new place,constipation,

    withdrawal into oneself, dullness and apathy,

    difficulty in self-care and self-organization.

The concept of "cognitive reserve" includes the brain's ability to form new neuronal connections for mental accumulation, that is, a person's intellect, which is formed by training memory in youth, solving logic and mathematical tasks, analyzing complex life situations. If this reserve is accumulated sufficiently large during life, the intellect remains sufficiently long even in old age. Simply put, the brain must be engaged throughout life. This is observed, for example, with artists, actors, who have actively engaged their brains throughout their life and reached a respectable age, are able to deeply logically analyze various modern events, even if possibly they have not paid much attention to their health during their lifetime.

The first phase of dementia most often goes unnoticed asymptomatically. In the second phase, mild disturbances are already observable, which doctors call natural age changes, although there are known people who have crossed the hundred-year threshold and are very erudite, they have good memory and deep logical thinking. If we talk about the third stage, then it is vascular dementia, which can also manifest as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, etc. Many factors contribute to age dementia - they can be stresses experienced during life, strokes, heart attacks, etc.

The main food for the brain is polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3, more precisely EPA, (docosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), because the brain mainly operates on ketones. Glucose can be obtained from fats. For good memory, magnesium is very important for the brain, because if it is deficient, the energy generated in the cell mitochondria in the form of ATP will be insufficient. This means that everything that is green should be eaten because it contains magnesium. Zinc is needed for the brain to prevent the formation of amyloid plaques, which damage brain synapses, thus preventing madness. The memory is damaged by an excessively large amount of iron in the body, which is a strong catalyst for chemical reactions, for example, when cooking meat (meat contains a lot of iron), very harmful mutagens are formed, such as heterocyclic amines and nitrosamines.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency is very harmful to the brain, memory worsens, apathy sets in, vision weakens, sleep apnea develops, and dementia develops. Therefore, it is important to prevent vitamin B1 deficiency, which is most caused by alcohol and an excessively large proportion of fast carbohydrates in the diet. The best prevention - adequate nutrition!

Arterial hypertension, diabetes, and pre-diabetic conditions, elevated glucose and insulin levels in the blood, hypoxia, electromagnetic radiation, radiation, and accumulation of heavy metals have a negative effect on brain cells. It is important to have iodine, selenium, and not to have a deficiency of B group vitamins, especially vitamin B12, because without it, the myelin sheaths of nerve fibers shrink.

If the brain obtains energy by breaking down sugars only from fast carbohydrates, moreover, if a person already has a pre-diabetic condition, that is insulin resistance, then beta-amyloids begin to form in the body, that is amyloid plaques, which can be precursors of Alzheimer's disease and madness.

Accumulation of aluminum ions in the body promotes the development of dementia and not only, also facilitates the appearance of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

 

Intracranial Hypertension
Around the human skull, the brain constantly circulates a component of the lymphatic system, cerebrospinal fluid, which is formed from blood and then reabsorbed into the blood, while serving as a shock absorber. Cerebrospinal fluid supplies the brain with oxygen and nutrients, but collects carbon dioxide and metabolic products, simply put, performs the function of blood. If cerebrospinal fluid is formed more than it is absorbed, increased pressure is created inside the skull. Signs that can indicate this are nausea, headaches, deterioration of vision, faster fatigue, observable swelling of the upper eyelids. Similar symptoms can also be present with other health problems, so a precise diagnosis can only be made by performing magnetic resonance imaging examinations.

In young children, prolonged intracranial hypertension, if untreated, can end with cerebral stroke or blindness.

For the prevention of intracranial hypertension, doctors usually prescribe diuretics (urine-promoting drugs), for example, acetazolamide or diamox. With long-term use of diuretic drugs, care should be taken to avoid problems with the heart, because potassium is washed out of the body in this way.

In folk medicine, currant, chamomile, and birch leaves are used in equal proportions, they are crushed, poured with water at +700C temperature, and left to stand in a thermos for several hours. This tea is regularly drunk before meals. For a change, similarly prepared, you can also drink red clover head tea.

 

How can the harmful impact of stress be reduced?
In conditions of stress, blood pressure rises - arteries and arterioles spasm. As a result, oxygen deficiency is formed in the respective area of the body, which can manifest, for example, as ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, etc.

When a person is anxious and in a state of stress, breathing intensifies, because, with the narrowing of blood vessels, oxygen begins to lack throughout the body. The heart muscle and the brain, which are the largest consumers, feel the oxygen deficiency first. Therefore, blood vessels need to be expanded. Although it sounds strange at first, there is a simple way to achieve this - slow down breathing or even stop it for half a minute. As a result, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood increases, and if it reaches 6.0 – 6.5% of the total gas volume, the smooth musculature of blood vessels begins to relax, resulting in blood vessel dilation and increased oxygen assimilation.

There is also a psychological aspect. With such breathing exercises, thinking also focuses on another problem – the desire to take a deeper breath, but the stress-causing situation becomes secondary. With such simple exercises in stress situations, it is even possible to avoid stroke and heart attack.

People who are overweight or have other health problems and cannot hold their breath for a long time can use natural sedatives for prophylaxis, such as valerian, but should be cautious with hypotensive medications, as they have very negative long-term effects in the future.

 

What is the relationship between sauerkraut and heart attack and stroke?
Initially, an inflammatory nidus appears in the blood vessel, for example, from a large amount of omega-6, from sugar, from smoking, from products made from wheat grains with a high gluten content, etc. Thrombi, atherosclerotic plaques narrow the blood vessel, and blood pressure increases, but if there is also an increased amount of sugar in the blood, even more damage to the blood vessel walls occurs. Most often this happens in the brain blood vessels, carotid artery, kidneys, heart, etc. If a blood vessel ruptures, then there is a stroke or heart attack.

Blood vessels are not sterile, but bacteria are associated with calcium because they live in atherosclerotic plaques. Since dysbiosis is widespread, but the intestines are perforated, especially if there is a lack of vitamin C, bacteria mostly enter the bloodstream.

Getting rid of atherosclerotic plaques is difficult, but avoiding them is easy.

The ratio of vitamins D3 and K2 is important. Vitamin D3 delivers calcium to the bones, but vitamin K2 prevents it from entering the bloodstream. If there is not enough vitamin K2, calcium enters the blood, mixes with cholesterol, and settles in inflamed blood vessels. If you metaphorically compare, calcium is the rebar, and cholesterol is the concrete, but the reinforcing binder is the biofilm (mucus). Vitamin K2 is what binds calcium in the bones, resulting in it not entering the blood vessels and not accumulating there. Therefore, it is important to consume fermented vegetables, which are rich in vitamin K1, but especially rich in this vitamin are sauerkraut. In the intestinal tract, if there is a normal microflora, vitamin K1 transforms into K2 vitamin. Eat 300g of sauerkraut a day and at the same time avoid many other health problems!

 

What is the connection between bread and heart and cardiovascular diseases?
Bread composition is 80% carbohydrates and 20% proteins. Meanwhile, 80% of the protein content is gluten (gluten). This means that gluten in grains from the total amount is about 16%. Gluten was also present in grains before, but in modern selected wheat varieties, pursued by manufacturers for maximum profit, this gluten is no longer the same as what our ancestors ate, it has become much more toxic and there is more of it. About gluten, which is one of the harmful lectins, the mass media do not talk much, otherwise, many products would have to be completely excluded, and large industrial food producers would suffer losses.

Gluten molecule protein structure has 4 different types - gliadin (80%), glutenin, albumin, and globulin. When gliadin enters the intestinal tract, breaking down into certain peptides or even without breaking down, it easily enters the bloodstream and penetrates through the blood-brain barrier, reaching the brain, where there are opiate receptors, irritating and blocking them. This causes a sensation of euphoria and over time creates dependence.

Similarly, as with meat, when undivided proteins are formed. The immune system reacts to them, forming a purulent inflammation, which can manifest, for example, as skin rashes, headaches up to autoimmune processes or even tumors.

Proteins associated with sugars (most often gliadin) do not leave the body or leave very difficultly, so they are located in blood vessels under the mucosa. As a result, blood vessels along their entire length become dense, lose elasticity, and begin to crack. Cholesterol, sticking to these cracks, serves as a patch function. It does not stick to smooth elastic blood vessels. In this situation, cholesterol, patching microcracks in blood vessels, acts as a savior from even worse consequences - stroke. A logical question arises – whether artificially lowering cholesterol levels in the blood with medications can reduce damage to blood vessels. In situations where life needs to be saved, of course, all means are good, including blood pressure-lowering ones, but they cannot eliminate the causes, a person needs to change lifestyle.

This is also confirmed by statistics – in Europe during the war, when bread was eaten much less, heart and cardiovascular diseases were much less common, although there was more stress, plus at those times bread was much more friendly to human health than nowadays.

Barley, oats, and rye contain the carbohydrate amylopectin-A, but wheat contains the most. Because this carbohydrate can be very easily broken down by the enzyme amylase, it has a high glycemic index, higher than sugar or confectionery. This means that there is a rapid increase in blood sugar levels, which in turn directly or indirectly causes all the most popular modern diseases.

Grains in bread have been exposed to +1800C temperature. What's left there? Fatty acids have become trans fatty acids, proteins have denatured and become difficult to process large molecular amino acid compounds polypeptides, but carbohydrates have caramelized and acrylamide has appeared, which is a carcinogenic substance.

To reduce the impact of harmful lectins in grains, it would be advisable to sprout the grains, because during sprouting all growth processes start – enzymes, coenzymes, and growth factors are activated. For example, when preparing porridge, soak the grains for 24 hours, then drain the water and pour boiling water, cover, and after some time the porridge is ready, but it is even safer to use green sprouts of grains. Amarant and broccoli seeds can safely be used for sprouting.

The paradox is that the more gluten (gluten) in the grains, the more they pay for them to farmers. It is profitable for manufacturers, almost from a spoon of dough, you can bake a loaf because gluten helps to retain moisture and air well. Gluten as a thickener and preservative is added to many products – yogurts, sausages, confectionery products, etc.

Realizing this absurdity, it is very regrettable to look at conventional farmers' large plowed and sown fields of cereal crops, where everything alive is destroyed with pesticides, reducing biodiversity and at the same time the possibilities for human survival. The pinnacle of absurdity is that such farmers are still paid subsidies for this.