Cardiovascular disease is prevalent. Learn why endothelial cell health is critical!
Island Healthworks features this fascinating video discussing Dr. Esselstyn’s findings on the effects of a Western diet on endothelial cell survival! Findings are examined in relation to general cardiovascular health!
Cardiovascular disorders are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in North America. Health research indicates a variety of factors may be involved, many of them potentially addressable through the right lifestyle and health care choices.
In this special feature post, Island Healthworks gives you an inside view of the cellular biology behind many cardiovascular symptoms to equip you with the cutting edge knowledge you need to better protect yourself!
The truth about the health of your cardiovascular system takes a suprising turn when the link between endothelial cells in the circulatory system, nitric oxide and a standard western diet are considered. In 1985, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn conducted whole foods, plant based diet studies with 24 participants. 6 participants dropped out, leaving 18, but of those 18, 11 showed halted progression of heart disease after angiograms, while 4 displayed evidence pointing to a reversal of the disorder.
Endothelial cells line the inside of the vast, sensitive cardiovascular system. If laid out, the endothelial cells in a healthy person would cover 6 to 8 tennis courts! Endothelial cells are critical to your cardiovascular health on a physiological and biochemical level. Identified in 1978 as producers of nitric oxide, these specialized cells release significant quantities of this gas that is often overlooked in its core importance next to oxygen.