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Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: coronary artery disease | homocysteine | inflammation

Homocysteine Triggers Heart Disease

Dr. Brownstein By Tuesday, 06 October 2020 04:35 PM Current | Bio | Archive

It is estimated that 17 million people die from cardiovascular disease worldwide each year, including more than 600,000 in the U.S. For both men and women, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America.

In 1969, Dr. Kilmer McCully reported that children who lacked an enzyme called cystathionine synthase developed high levels of homocysteine and had progressive coronary artery disease in childhood.

Dr. McCully was the first researcher to associate an elevated homocysteine level as the cause of atherosclerosis.

Today, hundreds of follow-up studies have shown an association between elevated homocysteine level and heart disease. To be fair, there are studies that refute this claim, but they are fewer in number.

An elevated homocysteine level in the blood can cause inflammation and damage to the delicate lining of arteries, called the endothelium.

Once the lining of an artery is damaged, it triggers an inflammatory cascade that can lead to blood clots, which causes strokes and heart attacks.

Elevated homocysteine is also associated with other heart illnesses, including congestive heart failure.

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It is estimated that 17 million people die from cardiovascular disease worldwide each year, including more than 600,000 in the U.S.
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