Reduce your intake of sugar that can spike your blood sugar and cause leptin and insulin resistance.
Heart attack and stroke happen due to diabetes, not cholesterol. Diabetes is caused when your body isn't making enough insulin, or it can't properly use the insulin it is producing. As a result of this, too much sugar stays in the blood, which can cause serious problems.
There are two types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that shuts down your body's insulin production. Type 1 diabetics do need to inject insulin several times a day to stay alive,
Type 2 diabetes is directly caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Type 2 diabetics do NOT need drugs. In fact, taking insulin if you're a type 2 diabetic is one of the WORST things you can do.
Type 2 diabetics need to address the root of the problem, which is insulin resistance, caused by faulty leptin and insulin signaling, which is directly attributable to incorrect diet and lack of exercise.
Leptin is a hormone produced in your fat cells. One of leptin's primary roles is regulating your appetite and body weight. It tells your brain when to eat, how much to eat, and most importantly, when to stop eating.
And leptin tells your brain what to do with the energy it has. Leptin is largely responsible for the accuracy of insulin signaling and whether or not you become insulin resistant.
Insulin— Sugars and grains (complex carbs) raise your blood sugar. When this happens, insulin is released to direct the extra energy into storage. A small amount is stored as a starch called glycogen, but the majority is stored as your main energy supply—fat.
Insulin's major role is not to lower your blood sugar, but rather to store the extra energy for future times of need. Insulin’s effect of lowering your blood sugar is merely a “side effect” of this energy storage process.
How Heart Attack Happens?
These two hormones work in tandem, creating either a vicious cycle or a health promoting circle, depending on what you eat.
If you consume loads of sugars and grains, your blood sugar spikes will lead to increased insulin, which leads to increased fat storage. The extra fat then produces more leptin.
The problem arises when your leptin levels become chronically elevated. At this point, you become leptin resistant—your body can no longer "hear" the hormonal signals telling your brain you're full and should stop eating.
As your fat stores increase, your weight goes up, and insulin resistance sets in. Now your body has become "deaf" to the signals from both hormones (leptin and insulin), and disease follows; one of which is diabetes.
Drug therapy is typically prescribed for heart attack and stroke patients but these drug therapies are useless at best and dangerous at worst.
Vitamin C plays a major role in heart attack and stroke. And, vitamin C therapy can reverse years of accumulated damage to help you:
• Avoid heart disease
• Break-open clogged arteries
• Repair life-long damage to arteries and blood vessels
• Drastically reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Today, most doctors insist that cholesterol is the cause of heart disease as they dole out dangerous cholesterol-lowering drugs.
But few ever realize that vitamin C deficiency plays a major role in heart attack and stroke.
Studies shows that Vitamin C can prevent heart attack
Vitamin C - You know it’s good for you. But did you know that vitamin C could safely and effectively clear your arteries of dangerous plaque that leads to heart attack and stroke?
• Dr. James Enstrom from the University of California studied the vitamin intake of over 11,000 people for 10 years. He found that 300mg of vitamin C a day reduced risk of heart disease by 50 percent in men and 40 percent in women. The test also revealed that a higher intake of vitamin C boosted life expectancy by 6 years.
• Dr. Willis found that people taking 1,500mg of vitamin C a day for 12 months reversed plaque while those who didn’t take vitamin C had worsening plaque.
• Dr. Tetsuji Yokoyama showed high levels of vitamin C are the most important factor in determining whether people age 40 and over would suffer a stroke later in life.
Why Vitamin C is Important
So how does vitamin C protect you from heart disease and stroke? Vitamin C increases the production of collagen, elastin and other “reinforcement molecules” which support your blood vessels in the same way that iron rods support tall buildings. More collagen means more stability for your 60,000-mile-long system of arteries, veins and capillaries.
When you lack vitamin C, cracks and lesions form in the walls of your blood vessels. When blood vessels break down, arterial plaques fortify the weakness and “repair” the damage.
But when these arterial plaques become too thick, they block the flow of blood. A lack of blood to the heart triggers a heart attack – and a lack of blood to the brain causes a stroke.
Vitamin C is essential for the prevention of dangerous plaque buildup, but the daily intake of 60mg recommended by mainstream medicine is clearly not enough. You need at least 5,000mg of vitamin C per day to stay strong and clear without plaque.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and essential for the prevention of dangerous plaque buildup.
• Dr. Matthias Rath divided a group of guinea pigs into two groups. Guinea pigs are one of the few animals that can’t make vitamin C. One group received the human equivalent of 60-mg of vitamin C a day (this is the recommended daily allowance or RDA). The other group got 5,000-mg of vitamin C per day. Otherwise, their diets were identical.
In just 5 weeks, the guinea pigs who received 60mg of vitamin C per day developed significant plaque deposits – especially in areas around the heart. The arteries of those who received 5,000mg of vitamin C per day were strong and clear without plaque.
The above study shows that the daily intake of 60mg recommended by mainstream medicine is clearly not enough. Linus Pauling, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who pioneered the theory of vitamin C and heart disease took 18,000mg a day.
But if you’re currently in good health, 3,000-mg per day is enough to produce the collagen required for strong blood vessels and heart disease prevention.
Pregnant women should get at least 6,000-mg per day – and in times of stress or sickness, you can take up to 20,000-mg.
Foods rich in Vitamin C are:
• Dark and Leafy Vegetables:
- brocolli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, asparagus, peppers especially "red and green chili peppers".
- guava, orange, acerola cherry, kiwi, strawberries, papaya.
- Vitamin C can be found in Dr.Sears Vitamin C supplement and Multivitamin.