For the last 50 years, cardiovascular medicine has been based on a low-fat diet, prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs (Statins) and expanding the armoury of drugs and surgeries like stents’ implants and bypasses. Despite these focused efforts cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in Australia.

CVD’s are known as “silent killer” as a people can often be asymptomatic until they suddenly present with the heart attack or stroke sometimes resulting in death. Elevated cholesterol is often blamed for CVDs. However many studies show that people with high cholesterol live longer and that increase of cholesterol in the arteries (atherosclerosis) is due to either trauma of the lining of the arteries or infections. Elevated cholesterol is not the only marker of heart health.  Weston Price (2004)

Scientists understand now, even more, the risks associated and why there is such an increase of cardiovascular conditions, but orthodox medicine is not preventative medicine. On the other hand, natural medicine has a preventative approach and looks for natural and safe solutions to address these conditions and their underlying causes. This is my journey of discovery thanks to the Health Analyses Tool.

The cholesterol is not a” bad guy”

“People with high cholesterol live the longest.” Yes, this is what the scientific research indicates. I have always been intrigued by that statement and I was looking for the answers. Why would our body produce more cholesterol if it was not needed and that always was my primary question?  So I have started researching.

What I found out has changed forever the way I think about cholesterol and the way I treat my heart and stroke patients and I started getting great results.

To understand the role of cholesterol one needs to understand the Steroid Hormone Pathway. Cholesterol is the precursor to many hormones. For instance, cholesterol is the precursor to aldosterone to control our blood pressure. It converts to cortisol so we wake up in the morning or help us deal with a stressful situation. Cholesterol is also the precursor to estrogens and testosterone. High cholesterol is protective against infections. And this is another great topic to explore and investigate and this finding was a breakthrough for me and my patients.

High cholesterol protects against infections

Uffe Ranvnsvow 2004 wrote: There are many indications that bacteria or other microorganisms play an important role in chronic heart failure. For instance, patients with severe chronic heart failure have high levels of endotoxin and various types of cytokines in their blood. Endotoxin, also named lipopolysaccharide, is the most toxic substance produced by Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Salmonella, Serratia, Staphylococcus aureus  and Pseudomonas. Cytokines are hormones secreted by white blood cells in their battle with microorganisms; high levels of cytokines in the blood indicate that inflammatory processes are going on somewhere in the body.

I have never had an opportunity to verify that pathogen’s theory until 10 years when I got the Health Analytical  Tool. Referring my patients to a GP to  test for  E Coli , Klebsiella pneumonia, Human Cytomegalovirus (CMV) would be futile and my patients and I would probably be ridiculed by the medical profession. “What these pathogens have to do with their elevated cholesterol?” a GP would say.

Oh yes, they do, and big times!

What I have noticed in patients with elevated  cholesterol  and heart problems or at risk of stroke while putting them on the Health  Analytical Tool that  there was a systemic CMV, Ecoli, Pseudomonas or other infections. I have seen CMV damaging the heart valves or “nibbling” on the wall of the left heart ventricle.

The role of infections in chronic heart failure has been studied by Dr. Mathias Rauchhaus and his team at the Medical Department, Martin-Luther-University in Halle, Germany (Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin III, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle). They found that the strongest predictor of death for patients with chronic heart failure was the concentration of cytokines in the blood, in particular in patients with heart failure due to coronary heart disease.8 To explain their finding they suggested that bacteria from the gut may more easily penetrate into the tissues when the pressure in the abdominal veins is increased because of heart failure. In accordance with this theory, they found more endotoxin in the blood of patients with congestive heart failure and edema than in patients with non-congestive heart failure without edema, and endotoxin concentrations decreased significantly when the heart’s function was improved by medical treatment.9

So in plain English, it means,  that those pathogens penetrate from the gut into the tissues of the failing heart, and endotoxins from those pathogens are entering the blood as well. This is where cholesterol comes to bind those endotoxins and this is why cholesterol is elevated.

So how do I treat my heart patients?

Once I establish what pathogen I am dealing with, I commence the eradication of those pathogen’s with herbs, I reduce inflammation, heal the gut permeability, and support affected body organ: heart or brain or both with herbs and natural supplements and diet. I put a patient on intense 4.5 months   coronary  arteries cleaning program and retest at the end of the program.  Depending on the level of blockages of the coronary arteries I have 4 -27% reduction in arterial plaque. That is a lot considering that even a 2% reduction can improve the quality of a patient’s life or even save it. by Uffe Ravnskov


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Danuta Hulajko is a holistic practitioner, international speaker, and the founder & practitioner at the DH Natural Medicine Clinic and in the Southern  Highlands 

Danuta specialises in Allergies, Anti-Aging, Auto-Immune Conditions, Cardiovascular Conditions, Female Reproductive, Menopause, Mould Toxicity, Skin Conditions, Stress and Insomnia and Thyroid Dysfunction.

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  • Tracey McCallum says:

    I’m just concerned about heart health as there is a family history of heart attacks

    • Materiabotanica says:

      Hi Tracey
      Genes are not our density. However, it is worth it while to check your coronary arteries as so much can be done naturally.

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