Life Extension Magazine September 2013
Circumvent Today’s Leading Cause of Death
By William Faloon
Keeping the Blood Flowing
Atherosclerosis is the most deadly disease in the United States, yet most doctors still do not understand how it develops. While most people think of their arteries becoming clogged like a pipe, the fact is that the aging process damages the inner linings of blood vessels, even when conventional risk factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure are within normal ranges.25
While high cholesterol levels contribute to atherosclerosis, the mechanism by which it most damages the arterial wall is quite different than what drug companies promote. When levels of cholesterol (and other atherogenic risk factors) are too high, there is a corresponding reduction in the amount of nitric oxide available to the endothelial lining of the arteries.26
Nitric oxide is a critically needed substance that enables the arteries to expand and relax with youthful elasticity.27 The encouraging news is that novel approaches are available that have been shown to safely increase nitric oxide and reverse atherosclerosis markers in humans and animals.28-33
In the 2014 edition of Disease Prevention and Treatment, readers will learn how to circumvent the many overlooked factors that make aging humans so vulnerable to artery disease and subsequent stroke and heart attack.
Protect Healthy Tissues Against Lethal Radiation Damage
Even if cancer is completely cured by radiation therapy, there is sometimes severe peripheral damage to healthy tissues known as radiation fibrosis.34 Life Extension long ago advised those undergoing radiation to use a drug-nutrient combination that was shown to promote healing time and reduce pain following radiation damage.
A more dangerous form of radiation damage, however, occurs when treating cancers involving the brain. The high levels of radiation used to treat tumors in the brain can result in a lethal side effect called radiation necrosis that manifests long after the therapy is discontinued.35-37
The swelling of the brain caused by radiation necrosis can lead to dementia or death.38,39 Doctors treat the brain swelling by administering anti-inflammatory steroid drugs. At some point, steroid drug therapy fails. Years ago, one expert complained that no matter how many brain tumors are cured with radiation therapy, the patients eventually died from radiation necrosis.
What conventional doctors overlook is that even when brain swelling is temporarily controlled, the radiation necrosis process itself continues to stimulate inflammatory cytokines. The result is a vicious cycle where damaged brain tissues keep provoking inflammatory cytokines that cause even more necrotic damage, which then promotes even more inflammatory cytokine production (and more necrotic damage).
In the 2014 edition of Disease Prevention and Treatment, a breakthrough drug-nutrient cocktail is introduced to suppress the chronic inflammatory-cytokine cascade and gain long-term control over radiation necrosis.
Why You’ll Want This Book in Your Library or on Your Coffee Table
For the past 33 years, Life Extension has published life-saving information a decade or more ahead of conventional medicine. A case-in-point is Life Extension’s advice to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks. While mainstream hospitals like Johns Hopkins now advocate aspirin to prevent heart attacks, the Life Extension Foundation® published evidence about aspirin’s benefits back in 1983. The Life Extension Foundation® then spent 15 years battling the FDA to force the agency to recognize the cardio-protective effects of low-dose aspirin.
When a serious medical disorder develops, most people have no one to turn to other than their doctor. The problem is that physicians are often too busy to keep up with the latest research findings. As a result, many patients suffer and die even though advanced therapies already exist that could cure them.
For example, in 2005 “Tamiflu®” became a household word as fears of an avian flu epidemic caused a shortage of this anti-viral drug. Those who purchased the year 2003 edition of Disease Prevention and Treatment, however, learned about Tamiflu before the public and were advised about the benefits of having it available to prevent a flu virus infection.
A stark illustration of the failure of doctors to recognize the value of life-saving medical breakthroughs was a study showing that the drug cimetidine improved survival odds in a group of colon cancer patients.40 In this landmark study, patients with an aggressive form of colon cancer took 800 mg of cimetidine for one year after surgery. After ten years, there was nearly a 60% improvement in survival in the group that took cimetidine.
As early as 1985, the Life Extension Foundation recommended cimetidine as an adjuvant cancer therapy. If you had been a Life Extension member and contracted colon cancer, your odds of dying could have been reduced dramatically.
Many colon cancer patients learned about the enormous value of cimetidine in the year 2003 edition ofDisease Prevention and Treatment. The brand new 2014 edition of Disease Prevention and Treatment provides even more novel therapies for colon cancer patients to consider.
For those afflicted with chronic illnesses, the new information contained in the 2014 edition of Disease Prevention and Treatment could result in a liberating experience. When a medical concern arises, you don’t want to be left in the darkness of scientific ignorance.
By keeping the latest edition of Disease Prevention and Treatment close by, you will quickly be able to use the expanded index to educate yourself about novel therapies that have shown efficacy in peer-reviewed studies, but have not yet made it into conventional medical practice.
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