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The Greatest Factor for Great Health

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The Greatest Factor for Great Health

There is a substance in your blood that most people have never heard of, yet can increase the risk for over fifty diseases.  It’s called homocysteine and getting your levels of this substance under control is one of the greatest things you can do for your health.

Nutrition expert Patrick Holford indicates in his book, The New Optimum Nutrition Bible that not only does homocysteine damage arteries, the brain, and genetic material (DNA), it can increase the risk for over fifty diseases, including:  Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, depression, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke and rheumatoid arthritis.

Homocysteine is a type of protein that is produced by the body and found in the blood.  It is ideally found in low levels.  Produced from an amino acid called methionine which is found in protein foods in the diet, the body normally turns homocysteine into beneficial substances including:  glutathione or S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe).

Too much homocysteine can build up in the blood increasing the formation of plaque on blood vessel walls and clogging and hardening of the arteries–atherosclerosis.

Keep reading to discover the risk factors for high homocysteine levels and how to reduce yours…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

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12:36AM PST on Jan 10, 2013

i've never heard of this homocysteine, but most of the advice is either common sense or has been long versed via better health articles and passed down from generation to generation that x and y is bad for you, whilst z is really good. it comes down to the common sense idea again, but also researching what you've read and finding out if it affects you. it's only on the hereditary side that i have anything to worry about, but i'm not going to go crying to my doctor over something i've only heard of today. and if i get it from hereditary ways, then there's nothing i can do about it anyways! however, it's an article that many other people should read, as i imagine a lot of readers will fall into at least one of the given categories, if not more!

3:11PM PST on Jan 8, 2013

Thanks.

6:20PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Good info

6:33PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

thanks

11:15AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Should the garlic be raw, roasted, or other?

2:59AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Thanks.

2:52AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Very interesting, thanks

11:40PM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

Thank you.

7:03AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

thanks for sharing this

5:20AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

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