HEART DISEASE BASICS

What is Heart Disease

A Comprehensive Overview

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What is heart disease

The word ‘disease’ means just that dis-ease, i.e. a feeling of not-ease / un-ease, i.e. aches, pains & discomforts. The word ‘disease’ primarily refers to sensations that one feels – sensations of aches, pains & discomforts – DIS-EASE.

Therefore, ‘heart disease’ primarily refers to aches, pains & discomforts that one experiences in the heart (note: sometimes these aches, pains & discomforts are not felt in the heart but in the neighbouring organs: shoulder, head, etc. but still caused by abnormal conditions in the heart).

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Cause of heart disease

Simply put, any disease (aches, pains & discomforts) is direct consequence when any one or more organ in the body changes from a healthy condition to an unhealthy condition.

Example: when the eye turns from a healthy condition in an unhealthy condition like cataract, one experiences vision disease (aches, pains & discomforts in vision); when the joints turn from a healthy condition to an unhealthy condition like arthritis, one experiences joint disease (joint aches, pains & discomforts).

Likewise, when the heart turns from a healthy condition to an unhealthy condition like heart-artery atherosclerosis, one experiences heart disease (heart aches, pains & discomforts).

Therefore in simple words, the primary cause of heart disease (aches, pains & discomforts in the heart) is just an unhealthy condition of the heart.

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Abnormal heart conditions that cause heart disease

Coronary artery atherosclerosis | Ischemic heart
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Atherosclerosis refers to the buildup of plaque in blood vessels that cause it to stiffen and narrow, thereby increasing blood pressure & reducing the amount of blood flow through it. Coronary artery atherosclerosis is when this condition happens in the coronary arteries – which are the main arteries in the heart that supply blood to the heart.

Ischemia is a medical term used when the blood flow to any organ is low as compared to normal. Ischemic heart therefore simply means the blood supply to the heart is low as compared to normal.

In most cases, an ischemic heart is caused by coronary artery atherosclerosis, which is why these two terms are used together.

Reduced blood flow to the heart directly results into reduced supply of oxygen & essential nutrients to the heart, because of which one then experiences heart disease (heart aches, pains, & discomforts) – chest pain, & breathlessness being its most common manifestations.

Heart valve stenosis

The human heart has valves at different junctions in its cardiovascular system and is the anatomical unit by which the amount and direction of blood flow in and out of the heart are regulated. These valves are bicuspid valve a.k.a. mitral valve (located between left atrium and left ventricle), tricuspid valve (located between the right atrium and right ventricle), aortic valve (located at the exit of the left ventricle and start of the aorta), and pulmonary valve (located at the exit of the right ventricle and start of the pulmonary artery).

Below is a graphic-art that shows the four heart valved from various angles.

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Heart valve stenosis is basically the stiffened condition of a heart valve, and is caused by inflammation, blood clots, chronic hyperlipidemia, etc., and results in a reduction of the flexibility & opening of the heart valve, thereby to an increased resistance to blood flow, thereby to increased blood pressure, thereby to increased workload on the heart, because of which one then experiences heart disease (heart aches, pains, & discomforts) – chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, and chest heaviness being its most common manifestations.

Furthermore, valvular stenosis increases one’s risk to heart valve damage, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and many other complications.

Pericarditis
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Pericarditis is a term for inflammation of the pericardium. In simple words, the pericardium is the sac which wraps the heart and holds the heart at its right anatomical place. Due to its contact with nearby visceral organs in the thorax, it is prone to various complications such as bacterial and viral infections which are contributing factors to inflammation. When the pericardium has inflammation, it is known as pericarditis.

In most cases, pericarditis is seen to directly result into abnormal heart-beat rhythms called heart arrhythmia. In cases of higher inflammation, pericarditis results in a reduced elasticity of the pericardium and thereby an increased resistance to the diastolic function (expansion) of the heart, thereby reducing cardiac throughput (amount of blood filled into and pumped out of the blood), thereby to reduced overall blood supply, and thereby to increase heart-rate and increased workload on the heart, ultimately resulting into abnormal heart conditions.

Cardiomyopathy

The heart muscle is also called ‘Myocardium’. And ‘Cardiomyopathy’ is a medical term for the abnormal condition of the heart muscle in which the heart muscle becomes thick, thin, loose, or rigid. The types of cardiomyopathy are:

Dilated cardiomyopathy
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Dilated cardiomyopathy

This is basically a loose/weak condition of the heart muscle cause of which the heart is consequently enlarged and the heart muscles thinned; medically called a dilated condition. In most cases, this condition starts in the left ventricle and thenceforth progresses to the right ventricle and then to the atria.

This dilated heart muscle condition causes the heart to not pump well, which results in lowered cardiac output (reduced output level of blood from the heart), and thereby heart arrhythmias, heart valve problems, blood clots, and a plethora of other such complications including heart failure.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

This is basically a thickened condition of the heart muscles (medically called hypertrophy).

When the heart muscles are in a hypertrophic condition, the size of the heart chambers (where blood is filled) is greatly reduced, and in many cases grows so thick that it blocks the outflow of blood from the heart; which results in decreased cardiac output (decrease in the amount of blood supply per heart beat); and for compensation of this, the heart is then signalled to beat faster i.e. an increased heart rate, which results in greater workload on the heart, which worsens the hypertrophic condition i.e. makes the heart muscles even more thicker and results into other complications and eventually heart failure or sudden death.

Restrictive cardiomyopathy
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Restrictive cardiomyopathy

This is basically a stiffened or rigid condition of the heart muscles.

When the heart muscles turn stiff, the expansion and contraction of the heart muscles are reduced; and when the heart muscles expand & contract less, the amount of blood let in is reduced, and the amount of blood pumped out is reduced too; called a reduction in cardiac throughput. For compensation of reduction in cardiac throughput and thereby a reduction of blood supply to the rest of the body, the heart is then signalled to beat faster i.e. an increased heart rate, which then results in greater workload on the heart, which gradually results in other abnormal heart conditions like hypertrophy (thickening of heart muscles) and many other complications like so.

Congenital heart condition

Congenital heart condition is a term to refer to heart abnormalities that develop during fetal development. Among birth defects, congenital heart conditions are the most common. Only those infants with mild congenital heart defects survive, and many of these still need surgical intervention for correcting these congenital heart conditions.

The types of congenital heart conditions known are:

Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA)
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Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA)

This is basically a narrowed aorta (aorta is the main artery through which blood from the heart is pumped out to the rest of the body).

This abnormal heart condition results in a sustained obstruction of blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body and thereby results in a sustained increased workload on the heart and chronic high blood pressure; which eventually results in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heart valve abnormalities, cardiomegaly, and many other such complications.

No symptoms are noticed at birth. If CoA is mild, the workload on the heart could be mild too, and thereby no symptoms could be noticed even until adolescent age. But over time chronic high blood pressure starts to develop by which its root cause CoA could be discovered. When CoA is severe at birth, high blood pressure and a congestive heart condition can be discovered within the first week after birth.

Atrioventricular septal defect
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Atrioventricular septal defect

This is basically an abnormal condition of the heart wherein holes are present in the upper and lower chambers of the heart. In most cases, these defects are seen in the heart valves between the upper & lower chambers (the bicuspid & tricuspid valves).

When such holes are present in these valves, the result is an uncontrolled blood flow and a mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood, which primarily results in low oxygen & nutrition supply to organs and reduced detoxification, which in-turn increases heart rate (for compensation of reduced rate of oxygen & nutrient supply to organs) and thereby increases workload on the heart.

Chronic increased workload on the heart is seen to results in heart valve damage, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and many other complications like so.

Atrial septal defects
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Atrial septal defects

This abnormal heart condition is similar to Atrioventricular septal defect. It is basically a condition wherein a hole is present in the heart, but in this condition is in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart. In newborns this hole is present and considered normal because it gradually closes, but in cases where it stays open, it is considered an abnormal condition of the heart.

When such a hole is present (in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart), this allows blood to flow between the two upper chambers (an abnormal condition) which then increases blood flow to the lungs and thereby damages the blood vessels in the lungs and causes severe respiratory problems; and if the hole is large it results in an injury to the heart muscle and thereby to abnormal heart-beat rhythms and enlargement of the heart.

No major signs & symptoms are seen when this hole is small; but in larger holes symptoms include bluish skin & lips, shortness of breath, and abnormal heart-beats.

Truncus Arteriosus
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Truncus Arteriosus

In a normal healthy heart, two different blood vessels (or trunks) attach to each of the two lower chambers – one trunk is the Aorta (which attaches to the right lower chamber and supplies blood to the whole body), and the other trunk is the Pulmonary Artery (which direct blood first to the lungs for oxygenation).

In this abnormal heart condition Truncus Arteriosus though, just one trunk (artery) is attached to the heart (instead of the two separate ones – aorta & pulmonary artery) in between the two lower chambers; i.e. the blood from both lower chambers exit in this one trunk instead of two separate ones in a normal healthy condition.

The presence of this condition results in a mixing of deoxygenated blood and oxygenated blood and thereby reduces the overall concentration of oxygen in the blood which is to be supplied to the organs in the body for their proper function. When the overall concentration of oxygen in the blood is low, this calls for a higher rate of blood supply to the organs which then causes the heart to beat faster and increases the workload on the heart. And if this condition is not treated and thereby the increased workload on the heart turns chronic, it results in other abnormal heart conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heart valve abnormalities, cardiomegaly, and many other such complications.

The major symptoms of Truncus Arteriosus include bluish skin & lips, shortness of breath, and fatigue.

Tetralogy of Fallot
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Tetralogy of Fallot

This is an abnormal condition of the heart which is basically a combination of four major heart defects together. These four defects are; pulmonary valve stenosis (stiffened pulmonary valve), ventricular septal defect (hole in septum), overriding of the aorta (aorta attaches to both the right and left ventricles, instead of just the left ventricle), and right ventricular hypertrophy (thickened heart muscle in the right ventricle).

The consequences of this condition can be summarised thus: First, low concentration of oxygen in the blood (due to mixing of oxygenated & deoxygenated blood), which consequently increases heart rate (to compensate for the reduced level of oxygen supply due to the lowered oxygen concentration), and thereby an increased workload on the heart. If this condition is not treated and thereby the increased workload on the heart turns chronic, it results in other abnormal heart conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heart valve abnormalities, cardiomegaly, and many other such complications.

The major symptoms of Tetralogy of Fallot include bluish coloration of skin, nails &  lips, shortness of breath, sudden loss of consciousness, fatigue, and poor weight gain.

Difference between the terms
"Disease" & "Abnormal Conditions"

At this point, I hope you comprehend & understand the difference between words "disease" & "conditions". But just to help you recall - The word "disease" simply means aches, pains & discomforts (DIS-EASE / UN-EASE); while "abnormal condition" of the organ is the changed condition/state of the organ from healthy to abnormal, and this change is what causes aches, pains & discomforts, i.e. dis-ease.

Associated consequences of abnormal heart conditions

While it could be reckoned that the associated consequences of each type of abnormal heart condition (listed above) could be different, the fact is that all abnormal heart conditions have quite similar consequences.

Following is a sequential list of all the known associated consequences that manifest after any abnormal heart condition:

1. Organ overwork & overload
  • Chronic high heart-rate
  • Chronic high blood pressure
  • Chronic elevated levels of stress hormones adrenaline & cortisol
  • Chronic production of higher amounts of cholesterol by liver
  • Chronic reduced kidney function
  • Chronic slow bowel movement, thereby poor digestion, acid reflux, constipation, IBS, diahrrhea, etc.
  • etc.
2. Organ abnormalities & damage

(prolonged organ overwork & overload results in organ abnormalities & damage)

  • Heart abnormalities:
    Pericarditis (inflammation in the heart’s pericardium), Heart valve injuries/rupture, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (enlargement, thickening and thereby stiffening of the heart muscles), Cardiomegaly (enlargement of the heart).

  • Blood vessel abnormalities:
    Inflammation, Atherosclerosis (plaque accumulation), Stiffness, Damage, Blood clots

  • Kidney abnormalities

  • Brain & nerve degeneration

  • Digestive system abnormalities:
    Gut disbiosys (imbalance in gut bacteria, and polluted gut environment), leaky gut syndrome, acid reflux

  • Endocrine system abnormalities:

    Inflammation in adrenal glands, thyroid gland, adrenal burnout

  • Immune system abnormalities

  • Muscle tissue breakdown; thereby decrease in muscle mass

  • Increase in visceral fat accumulation, including increase in plaque build-up

  • Bone tissue breakdown; and thereby osteoporosis

  • Blood acidosis

3. Organ failure

(prolonged organ abnormalities & damage results in organ failure)

  • Heart failure
  • Permanent blood vessel damage
  • Stroke
  • Kidney failure
  • Permanent liver cirrhosis
  • Liver failure
  • Permanent intestinal damage
  • Permanent lung bronchiole failure
  • Permanent lung fibrosis
  • Blindness

Symptoms of abnormal heart conditions

As already listed and explained above, there are various types of heart abnormalities; and while it could be thought that the symptoms for each type of abnormal heart condition could be different, the fact is that the symptoms to all abnormal heart conditions are quite similar.

Following is a list of all the known symptoms that one could experience from any abnormal heart condition:

  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Palpitations (irregular heart beats, or a “flip-flop” feeling in your chest)
  • On-going increased heart rate, even when at rest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tiredness / Weakness
  • Dizziness & fainting
  • Anxiety & Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Loss of mental cognition and/or memory
  • Difficulty sleeping and/or poor sleep
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Muscle & joint pain
  • Leg swells
  • Throat pain
  • Abnormal fevers
  • Long-lasting hiccups
  • Poor digestion & bowel movement
  • Abdominal swells
  • Neck blood vessel swells
  • Heartburn sensations
  • Frequent night urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Skin dryness & paleness
  • Skin rashes, abnormal spots on skin
  • Fingers and/or toes numbness
  • Bluish skin & lips
  • Persistent dry cough
  • Increased carb & sugar cravings

Root causes to abnormal heart conditions

The common school of thought prevalent in modern medicine is that the causes to all diseases are either pathogens (bacteria & viruses), and/or genetics; and is considered to be true for heart disease too.

While the above is true, it is not the complete truth. In my over 15 years personally practicing integrated & holistic medicine and over a combined 500 years of all my fellow doctors practicing integrated & holistic medicine, we discovered that disease are caused by much more than just pathogens and genes.

I summarise the root causes to abnormal heart conditions (and most other adult onset chronic abnormal conditions) into just 10; which I call 10 Pillars of Health.

I call these 10 Pillars of Health because, good health is just a natural consequence of all these 10 pillars being in normal condition; and on the other hand all diseases are just a natural consequences of any one or more of these 10 Pillars being in an abnormal condition. 

A house that has all it’s foundational pillars strong is always strong, while a house that has any one or more of it’s pillars in a weak condition experiences frequent damages & breakdown (I hope this analogy helps you comprehend why I call these 10 Pillars of Health).

Here are the 10 Pillars of Health
  1. Gut health, Nutrition, Diet
  2. Toxicity & Environment
  3. Blood & Lymph Circulation
  4. Brain & Nerve Regulation
  5. Hormone Levels
  1. Base-cell* Levels
  2. Mitochondrial Energy
  3. Genetics & Epigenetics
  4. Mental & Emotional Status
  5. Physical Activity & Lifestyle

The 10 Pillars of Health

The root cause to any abnormal heart condition and heart disease thereof, is just an abnormal condition in one or more of the 10 Pillars of Health; i.e. when any one or more of the 10 Pillars of Health are WEAK, the result is an abnormal heart condition and heart disease:

  1. Bad food diet, lack of essential nutrients, healthy gut
  2. Above normal toxicity (in blood & organs), toxic external environment (pollution, EMF radiation, etc.)
  3. Abnormal blood & lymph circulation and poor oxygenation
  4. Abnormal brain & nerve regulation
  5. Imbalance in hormonal levels
  1. Low base-cell* levels
  2. Low mitochondrial energy levels
  3. Abnormal genetics & bad epigenetic environment
  4. Prolonged stressed state in mind & emotions
  5. Lack of physical activity & sedentary lifestyle

Abnormalities in the 10 Pillars of Health

On the other hand, normalising all the 10 Pillars of Health by appropriate treatment, naturally results in effective treatment of most abnormal heart conditions, and further results in holistic healing (restoration of the whole body to good-health). When all the 10 Pillars of Health are treated & STRENGTHENED, the result is holistic healing:

  1. Consumption of wholesome food diet, full spectrum nutrition, clean & healthy gut
  2. Eliminated/minimised toxicity from body & external environment
  3. Normalised blood & lymph circulation and oxygenation
  4. Normalised brain & nerve regulation
  5. Balanced hormonal levels
  1. Normalised base-cell* levels
  2. Normalised mitochondrial energy
  3. Normalised epigenetic environment
  4. Balanced state of mind & emotions
  5. Normalised physical activity

Normalisation in the 10 Pillars of Health

If you are new to integrated medicine, the above principle could sound greek to you, for which cause I need to expand on this and explain to you the 10 Pillars of health in more detail. Notwithstanding, I will not go too much in depth here in this lesson, but will go in-depth in the other dedicated lessons later in this education series. Until then, all you need to understand is this summary:

When any one or more of the 10 pillars are weak (abnormal), it results in an abnormal condition in the heart, blood vessels & other organs; and when the heart, blood vessels & other organs are in an abnormal condition, that’s when you start to experience heart disease – symptoms of aches, pains & discomforts. Therefore, the root cause to all abnormal heart conditions & heart disease thereof, is abnormalities in one or more of the 10 Pillars of Health; that’s all and nothing more. The graphic below illustrates this principle.

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Weak 10 Pillars

Any one or more of the 10 Pillars are in an abnormal condition.

2
Abnormal Heart

The condition of the heart & blood vessels transform from healthy to abnormal.

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Heart Disease

The individual experiences heart disease - i.e. aches, pains & discomforts.

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Weak 10 Pillars

Any one or more of the 10 Pillars are in an abnormal condition.

2
Abnormal Heart

The condition of the heart & blood vessels transform from healthy to abnormal.

3
Heart Disease

The individual experiences heart disease - i.e. aches, pains & discomforts.

Diagnosis for abnormal heart conditions

The logic behind choosing the tests is to first be aware of & understand all the possible abnormal conditions of the heart, and then select the tests that can most accurately diagnose those conditions.

All the known abnormal conditions I already listed and briefly explained above. The following table gives a easily comprehendible summary of all the abnormal heart conditions with the appropriate test that can most accurately diagnose each condition.

Coronary artery atherosclerosis

Primary Tests:

  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Angiography
  • CT Scan (Computerised tomography scan)

Supporting Tests:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Blood test
  • ECG
  • Stress test
  • Chest x-ray
  • Holter monitor
Cardiomyopathy

Primary Tests:

  • Myocardial biopsy
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • CT Scan (Computerised tomography scan)
  • Angiography
  • Blood test
  • Genetic test
  • Epigenetic environment test

Supporting Tests:

  • Physical exam
  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress test
  • Chest X-ray
Congenital heart defects

Primary Tests:

  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • CT Scan (Computerised tomography scan)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Supporting Tests:

  • Physical exam
  • Echocardiogram
  • Blood test
  • ECG
  • Stress test
  • Chest x-ray
  • Holter monitor
Heart valve stenosis

Primary Tests:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress test
  • Chest X-ray
  • CT Scan (Computerised tomography scan)

Supporting Tests:

  • Physical exam
  • ECG
Pericarditis

Primary Tests:

  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • CT Scan (Computerised tomography scan)

Supporting Tests:

  • Chest X-ray
  • ECG
Cardiomegaly

Primary Tests:

  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • CT Scan (Computerised tomography scan)

Supporting Tests:

  • Physical exam
  • Echocardiogram
  • Chest X-ray

In most heart patients, one abnormal heart condition inevitably leads to manifestation of other abnormal heart conditions (ex. coronary artery atherosclerosis could give rise to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiomegaly, heart valve rupture, etc.). Therefore, It is best that you always do all tests necessary for diagnosis of all known abnormal heart conditions, so to help your doctor to get a comprehensive view of the condition & function of your heart, and thereby administer the most effective treatment possible.

As you probably noticed, many tests listed above are used for diagnosing more than one abnormal heart condition, i.e. each tests is not specific nor exclusive for diagnosing any one abnormal heart condition.

Therefore, following is a summary of all necessary tests for diagnosis of all known abnormal heart conditions:

  • Physical exam
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • CT Scan (Computerised tomography scan)
  • Angiography
  • Epigenetic environment test
  • Echocardiogram
  • ECG
  • Stress test
  • Chest x-ray
  • Blood test
  • Myocardial biopsy
  • Genetic test
  • Holter monitor

Treatment for abnormal heart conditions

I will first make a bold statement that you probably never heard of before – The key to achieving holistic healing (complete recovery; not just relieving chest pain & breathlessness), recurrence prevention, and long-term wellbeing, is this: Do not solely focus on treating just the abnormal heart condition, but rather do this:

1
Normalise Condition of Heart & Blood Vessels

Treat the abnormal conditions of the heart, blood vessels & other organs for restoring them back to normal condition.

2
Normalise all
10 Pillars of Health

Treat the root causes to that abnormal heart condition, and restore them to normal.

3
Holistically Rehab
the Body

Rehab the whole body (all organs) for restoring all organs to normal condition.

1
Normalise Condition of Heart & Blood Vessels

Treat the abnormal conditions of the heart, blood vessels & other organs for restoring them back to normal condition.

2
Normalise all
10 Pillars of Health

Treat the root causes to that abnormal heart condition, and restore them to normal.

3
Holistically Rehab
the Body

Rehab the whole body (all organs) for restoring all organs to normal condition.

Let me now explain what I mean so to help you see clearly.

If you experience heart disease (aches, pains & discomforts in the heart area), that’s because your heart is in an abnormal condition. That abnormal condition did not just magically happen, rather it happened as a consequence of other abnormalities in your body that happened first – referred to as ‘Root Causes to your abnormal heart condition’. Furthermore, when your heart is in an abnormal condition, the consequence is a negative effect in your other organs too – inducing an abnormal condition in them too.

Example:

If you have the abnormal heart condition Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis (blockage of your heart arteries by plaque accumulation) and thereby reduced blood supply to your heart, this plaque did not form in your coronary arteries magically, but formed in a consequence to liver toxicity, blood acidosis, low vitamin c levels, lack of essential nutrients, sympathetic overdrive, etc., which are referred to as root causes to the abnormal heart condition. Furthermore, because of the lowered function of your heart & blood vessels, your other organs are also negatively effected and changed into an abnormal condition and thereby their reduced/abnormal function (kidney problems, digestive system problems, endocrine system problems, etc.).

Now, if you just focus on clearing off the plaque accumulated in your heart arteries so to just restore normal blood flow in your heart, but do not treat the root causes to that plaque formation, and do not treat all your other major organs to restore them to normal health, what’s going to happen is that you shall end up getting just a temporary relief from heart disease – For some time after your treatment (surgical or another), you could experience relief from chest pain & breathlessness and could feel totally normal again; but within a few months or years, those symptoms could recur because of a recurrence of plaque formation in your coronary arteries, which happened because the root causes of plaque formation were not dealt with, neither were your other organs restored to their normal function. In fact, this is what undoubtedly happens to most heart patients.

On the other hand, if you first clear off the accumulated plaque, then treat the root causes to that plaque formation, and finally rehab your whole body to restore all your organs to normal health, then the results you get by doing so is holistic healing (complete recovery; not just suppress symptoms of abnormal heart conditions), recurrence prevention, and long-term wellbeing; which I think you surely want.

Furthermore, doing so can help eliminate or reduce to the minimum the use of medications (when your heart, blood vessels and all major organs are restored to normal, root causes treated, and all your other major organs restored to normal too, then your whole body functions normal, and then obviously you have no need for medications).

In the tables below, I list the various available treatments for each abnormal heart condition, treatment for the 10 root causes to abnormal heart conditions, and treatment for whole body rehabilitation:

1. Treatments for abnormal heart conditions
Coronary artery atherosclerosis
  • IV Chelation + Detoxification + ECP Therapy (Integrated & holistic; non-surgical)
  • Angioplasty stent (surgical)
  • Bypass graft (surgical)
Pericarditis
  • IV Chelation + Detoxification + ECP Therapy (Integrated & holistic; non-surgical)
  • Medications
  • Pericardiocentesis (surgical)
  • Pericardiectomy(surgical)
Heart valve stenosis
  • IV Chelation + Detoxification + ECP Therapy (Integrated & holistic; non-surgical)
  • Valve replacement (surgical)
  • Valve repair (surgical)
Cardiomyopathy
  • IV Chelation + Detoxification + ECP Therapy (Integrated & holistic; non-surgical)
  • Medications
Cardiomegaly
  • IV Chelation + Detoxification + ECP Therapy (Integrated & holistic; non-surgical)
  • Medications
  • Pericardiectomy(surgical)
Congenital heart defects
  • Surgery
2. Treatments for root causes to abnormal heart conditions
Toxicity
  • Herbs
  • Essential mineral salts
  • Antioxidants & alkalisers
  • Far-infra-red therepy
  • Heavy metal chelation
Poor gut health & Lack of essential nutrients
  • Full spectrum nutrition
  • Essential fats
  • Wholesome food
  • Probiotics
  • Enzymes
Poor blood & lymph circulation
  • ECP Therapy
Poor brain & nerve regulation
  • Full spectrum nutrition
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Sonodynamic therapy
  • Direct laser therapy
Hormonal imbalance
  • Bio-identical hormone therapy
  • Full spectrum nutrition
  • Essential Fats
  • Herbs
Low base-cell* levels
  • Base-cell* therapy
  • Full spectrum nutrition
  • Essential Fats
  • Herbs
Low mitochondrial energy levels
  • Full spectrum nutrition
  • Essential fats
  • Essential salts
  • Antioxidants & alkalisers
  • Enzymes
  • Wholesome food
Poor epigenetic environment
  • Full spectrum nutrition
  • Essential fats
  • Essential salts
  • Antioxidants & alkalisers
  • Enzymes
  • Wholesome food
  • Far-infra-red therepy
  • Heavy metal chelation
Mental & emotional stress
  • Far-infra-red therapy
  • Breathing & meditation
  • Psychologic counselling
Lack of physical activity
  • Lack of physical activity
3. Treatments for holistic rehabilitation
  • Full spectrum nutrition
  • Essential fats
  • Essential salts
  • Antioxidants & alkalisers
  • Enzymes
  • Wholesome food
  • Herbs
  • Base-cell* therapy
  • Bio-id hormone therapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Sonodynamic therapy
  • Direct laser therapy
  • Far-infra-red therapy
  • Breathing & meditation
  • Psychologic counselling

the real meaning of
"INTEGRATED & HOLISTIC TREATMENT"

A combination of multiples treatment procedures & therapies to treat the abnormal heart condition, treat its root causes, and then rehab all the other major organs in the body is necessary. And this type of treatment is called an Integrated & Holistic Treatment.

Summary & Conclusion

This lesson was an overview for heart disease and I hope you got enough information from what I presented to you here to get a nice basic understanding of all aspects of heart disease and its treatment.

In my following lessons I go deeper into explaining in detail everything a heart patient (or the caretaker) needs to learn & understand: detailed explanation of symptoms, abnormal heart conditions, root causes, diagnostic tests, treatments, etc.

I urge you to go through the information with much diligence & attention cause after you do so, you shall be equipped with enough power to make the best decision for choosing the most effective heart treatment that can help you achieve: holistic healing (whole body healing), recurrence prevention, and long-term wellbeing.

My well wishes to you.

Dr Lee's

Integrated & Holistic

HEART DISEASE

TREATMENT PROGRAM

Holistic
Healing
Recurrence Prevention
Long-term
Wellbeing
EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS FOR

Angina (chest pain) | Coronary artery disease | Heart attack | Heart failure | Palpitations | Congenital heart disease | Arrhythmia | Cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) | Cardiomyopathy | Mitral regurgitation, Mitral valve prolapse (heart valve diseases) | Pulmonary stenosis | and more…

TREATMENT PRINCIPLES

10 PILLARS OF HEALTH

10 PILLARS
OF HEALTH

Dr Lee calls them 10 Pillars because
these are the foundations for good health.

Dr Lee calls them 10 Pillars because these are the foundations for good health.

FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLE FOR HEALTH & DISEASE:

Good health is natural effect of a normal state in all the 10 Pillars of Health; and, Disease is a natural effect of an abnormal state in any one or more of these 10 Pillars of Health.

  • 1
    Gut health, Nutrition, Diet
  • 2
    Toxicity & Environment
  • 3
    Blood & Lymph Circulation
  • 4
    Brain & Nerve Regulation
  • 5
    Hormone Levels
  • 6
    Base-cell Levels
  • 7
    Mitochondrial Energy
  • 8
    Genetics & Epigenetic
  • 9
    Mental & Emotional Status
  • 10
    Physical Activity & Lifestyle

10 Pillars in an Abnormal State means thus:

(1) Bad food diet, lack of essential nutrition, bad gut environment (2) Too much internal toxicity, & highly toxic external environment; (3) Poor blood & lymph circulation and oxygenation; (4) Abnormal brain & nerve regulation; (5) Hormonal imbalances; (6) Low base-cell* levels; (7) Abnormal mitochondrial function; (8) Abnormal genetics & epigenetics; (9) Stressed state of mind & emotions; (10) Poor physical activity & lifestyle. When you have any one or more of these 10 Pillars in an abnormal state per described here, the natural consequence is good health.

10 Pillars in a Normal State means thus:

(1) Wholesome food diet, full spectrum nutrition, clean & healthy gut; (2) Minimal internal toxicity, non-toxic external environment; (3) Normal blood & lymph circulation and oxygenation; (4) Normal brain & nerve regulation; (5) Normal hormonal levels; (6) Healthy base-cell* levels; (7) Normal mitochondrial function; (8) Normal genetics & epigenetics; (9) Normal state of mind & emotions; (10) Normal physical activity & lifestyle. When you have all 10 Pillars normalised per this manner, the natural consequence is good health.

TREATMENT EXECUTION PROCESS

PHASE 3: MAINTENANCE

Integrated & Holistic Wellness

Objectives for Maintenance:

The last thing a patient would want after regaining his health (after his/her treatment in Heal Within®), is to experience another chronic disease in the future; which would certainly be the case if the patient goes back to the same lifestyle patterns that caused abnormalities in their 10 Pillars of Health and thereby resulted in heart disease.

Therefore, the objectives of this Phase 3 Maintenance are:

  1. Help the patient maintain a healthy lifestyle, by helping them adhere to a healthy lifestyle plan which includes – wholesome food, full spectrum nutrition, cardiovascular & muscular-skelatal development exercise, periodic detoxification, and rest.

     

  2. Periodically monitor the patient’s condition to make sure he/she is immune against any chronic disease.

So to cumulatively help the patient experience optimal health & wellbeing and a long-term high quality of life.

Contents in Maintenance:

1: Healthy lifestyle plan

Here, doctor tailors a healthy lifestyle plan for the patient to adhere to. This plan comprises of the following:

  1. Wholesome food
  2. List of foods to eat, and which to avoid
  3. Full spectrum nutrition
  4. Probiotics
  5. Bio-id hormones (if needed)
  1. Cardiovascular exercise
  2. Mucular-skelatal development exercise
  3. Periodic detoxification
  4. Mediation & mind-emotional control
  5. Rest

All the necessary products (nutrition, probiotics, etc.) are provided, and a dedicated nurse is assigned to the patient who can be reached by the patient for any needed support.

2: Periodic medical tests for on-going monitoring

The patient’s health condition is monitored on-going at periodic intervals to make sure that the patients is continuously immune against any potential chronic disease; thereby helping the patient experience optimal health & wellbeing and a long-term high quality of life. Following are the tests used for on-going monitoring:

  1. Live Blood Analysis
  2. Dry Blood Analysis
  3. 12 Internal Organs Scan by Digital Meridian Analysis
  4. Heart Variability Test
  5. ECG Test
  1. Body Composition Analysis
  2. Urine Dipstick
  3. Saliva Test
  4. Free Radical Urine Test
  5. Dental Evaluation & Oral Examination

* Images for illustration purpose only. Procedures shown in images do not necessarily represent all procedures in this phase. Please refer to the written text for accurate representation of contents in this phase.

TREATMENT EXECUTION PROCESS

PHASE 2: TREATMENT

Integrated & Holistic Treatment

Objectives for Treatment:

While the purpose of treatment could seem obvious, it is necessary to recall the objective purpose of the treatment, which are the 3 Primary Objectives (already written & explained earlier in the web-page). To help you recall, following are the 3 Primary Objectives of the treatment in Heal Within®:

  1. Clear plaque from heart blood vessels, and open up new capillaries in the heart, and thereby normalise blood supply to the heart.
  1. Treat the Root Causes to plaque formation & accumulation by Normalising all 10 Pillars of Health*, so to then prevent plaque re-formation & re-accumulation in heart blood vessels, and thereby prevent heart disease recurrence.
  1. Optimise the condition & function of all major organs by optimising all 10 Pillars of Health*, so to prevent occurrence of any other chronic disease in the future, and thereby experience on-going optimal health, long-term wellbeing, and a high quality of life.

Doing the above 3 necessary steps is the only way to achieve holistic healing, recurrence prevention, and long-term wellbeing.

Contents in Treatment:

The contents in treatment is basically the therapies that the designated doctor tailors & plans for the patient at the end of ‘Phase 1 – Diagnosis. Notwithstanding, the patient’s progress is continuously monitored during the execution of the treatment plan, and if necessary doctor adjusts the treatment plan based on the patient’s progress.

Following are the list of therapies administered during the treatment execution, for to achieve each of the 3 Primary Objectives.

For Objective 1: Clear plaque & open new capillaries

The following therapies are administered to clear plaque from heart blood vessels, and open up new capillaries in the heart, so to cumulatively normalise blood supply to the heart, and thereby resolve symptoms of angina (chest pain), breathlessness, etc.

  1. Chelation therapy
  2. Detoxification therapy
  3.  Far-infra-red therapy
  4. Hydrogen therapy
  5. Green vegetable blend therapy
  1. EECP Therapy
  2. Hyperbaric therapy
  3. Autohemo therapy
  4. IV Nutrition therapy
  5. Herbal therapy
For Objective 2: Treat root causes to plaque formation

The following therapies are administered to treat the 10 Root Causes to plaque formation & accumulation (by normalising all 10 Pillars of Health), and thereby prevent plaque re-formation & re-accumulation, and prevent heart disease recurrence.

  1. Oral nutrition therapy
  2. IV Nutrition therapy
  3.  Wholesome food therapy
  4. Detoxification therapy
  5. Chelation therapy
  6. Far-infra-red therapy
  7. Hydrogen therapy
  1. Autohemo
  2. Herbal therapy
  3. EECP Therapy
  4. Hyperbaric therapy
  5. Photodynamic therapy
  6. Bio-identical hormone therapy
  7. Physio-therapy
For Objective 3: Optimise all major organs' function

The following therapies are administered to optimise all 10 Pillars of Health, and thereby prevent occurrences of any other chronic disease in the future, and thereby to help the patient to experience on-going optimal health, long-term wellbeing, and a high quality of life.

  1. Oral nutrition therapy
  2. Wholesome food therapy
  3.  Bio-identical hormone therapy
  4. Pleuri-potent-cell therapy
  5. Blood irradiation therapy
  1. Herbal therapy
  2. EECP therapy
  3. Hyperbaric therapy
  4. Physio-therapy

NOTE: All these therapies are not administered to every heart patient; instead, the designated doctor choose the necessary therapies from among these based on each patient’s condition.

** The details of each of these therapies are explained within the section titled “Treatment Protocol”, above in the main web-page.

* Images for illustration purpose only. Procedures shown in images do not necessarily represent all procedures in this phase. Please refer to the written text for accurate representation of contents in this phase.

TREATMENT EXECUTION PROCESS

PHASE 1: DIAGNOSIS

Integrated & Holistic Diagnosis

Objectives for Diagnosis:

While the 3 Primary Objectives of the treatment are standard for every patient, the treatment protocol is not (the treatment is not a one size fits all); it needs to be tailored to the patient’s individual body condition. In Heal Within®, each patient’s condition is looked at uniquely and the treatment is tailored to suit each patients individual body condition.

Therefore, in order to tailor the treatment plan, it is necessary for doctor to determine the following:

  1. The current condition & function of the patient’s major organs:
 Current condition & function of all major organs of the patient’s body, current other on-going treatments (if any), and current medications & supplements (if any).

     

  2. The patient’s medical history:
 
Diseases experienced in the past, present diseases, medications in the past, allergies, diet patterns, sleep habits, exercise habits, supplements used, etc.

     

To determine this, the designated medical doctor gather a complete detailed record of the patient’s medical history, and then conducts a series of specialised medical tests. Then, based on the results of the medical history analysis & medical tests, he tailors the most effective treatment plan.

Contents in Diagnosis:

Part 1: Medical history collection:

Here, the dedicated nurse conducts a very comprehensive introspection into the patient’s medical history and gather all data connected to the patient’s past diseases, past medications, present diseases, present medications, allergies, diet patterns, sleep habits, exercise habits, supplements used, etc.

Part 2: Diagnostic tests:

Preliminary tests:

  1. Live Blood Analysis
  2. Dry Blood Analysis
  3. 12 Internal Organs Scan by Digital Meridian Analysis
  4. Body Composition Analysis
  5. Pulse Rate Analysis
  6. Urine Dipstick
  7. Saliva Test
  8. Free Radical Urine Test
  9. Dental Evaluation & Oral Examination

Advanced tests: 

  1. Heart Variability Test
  2. Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Test
  3. Toxicology Test
  4. Nutritional Status Test
  5. Hormonal Profile Test
  6. Stool Test
  7. ECG Test
  8. Ultrasound Test
Part 3: Detailed analysis of medical history & test results:
In this part, the doctor will analyse all patient’s medical history gathered in part 1 together with all results of tests done in part 2.
Part 4: Treatment plan tailoring & explanation:
In this part, the doctor consults the patient, explains the patient’s condition per his analysis done in part 3, and then tailors the treatment plan.
Part 5: Treatment plan execution schedule:

In this last part, the dedicated nurse helps schedule the treatment execution (dates/time on which each therapy of the treatment needs to be administered) and coaches the patient on the details.

The dedicated nurse is available to the patient for questions & doubts anytime during the entire treatment duration.

* Images for illustration purpose only. Procedures shown in images do not necessarily represent all procedures in this phase. Please refer to the written text for accurate representation of contents in this phase.