Atherosclerosis – What It Is and How Lipase May Help
What is Arteriosclerosis / Atherosclerosis?
According to Dr. James Balch, co-author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing, arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis
involves the buildup of deposits on the insides of artery walls, which causes thickening and hardening of the arteries.
Dr. Balch differentiates between arterio – and arthero-sclerosis by pointing out that in the first instance, the
deposits are largely composed of calcium while in the second, they consist of fatty substances. However, both have
ultimately the same effect on circulation, causing high blood pressure and eventually other more serious heart problems.
If you do not own a copy of Dr. Balch’s book, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, I
suggest you get one as you will find it an invaluable guide to both alternative and more traditional treatment of
so many conditions.
What is The Connection Between Lipase and Atherosclerosis?
As we grow older, the supply of all endogenous enzymes decreases. This includes lipase. It may be that the decrease
in lipase as a function of aging has a lot to do with fatty deposits on the walls of arteries and the acceleration
of atherosclerosis. Decreased supplies of lipase occurs in the intestines and in the serum (the non cellular part
of blood). Therefore, as we grow older, it becomes increasingly important to either cut fat intake or to ingest exogenous
lipase along with fat to help prevent atherosclerosis. This means raw food or supplementation with enzymes.
A rational approach to vascular disease is to load up on lipase with each meal containing fat. If you cannot bear
to eat raw meat and you have no access to raw dairy products, use LypoZyme to get the extra lipase your body needs
to digest fats.
In this manner, you can obtain the nutrition contained in the fat (the most powerful source of calories
available) and not have to be quite as concerned with the consequences as would someone not choosing to supplement
with a high-lipase formula. However it is best to eat all foods in moderation, including fat. Just because the
lipase will help, don’t take that a license to eat excess fat.
What Increases My Risk for Atherosclerosis / Arteriosclerosis?
Risk factors include being obesely overweight, having high cholesterol, smoking cigarettes, diabetes, consuming
a high level of fats in your diet and having heart disease in your family line.