The Homocysteine Revolution: Medicine for the New Millennium

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9780879837679: The Homocysteine Revolution: Medicine for the New Millennium

-- 600,000 to 700,000 Americans die from heart attacks or coronary artery disease each year

In 1969, a Harvard-trained pathologist made a discovery most scientists only dream of. Dr. Kilmer McCully observed that a particular amino acid -- homocysteine -- controls the growth, aging, and death of the cells of the body. Unfortunately, the lipid theory of heart disease was so ingrained in medical thinking, so invested in by the pharmaceutical and drug industries, and so widely accepted by the cholesterol-shunning public that any other approach to heart disease was deemed unthinkable and unacceptable.

Undaunted, McCully continued his research into the relationship between the dietary deficiency of folic acid and vitamin B6; the buildup of homocysteine in the blood; and the hardening of the arteries, heart attack, and stroke. Finally, other researchers, after conducting more than 100 studies involving thousands of people, have affirmed McCully's theory.

In The Homocysteine Revolution, McCully intersperses his personal story with a cogent explanation of how our vitamin B-depleted food supply causes a homocysteine buildup. He concludes with a simple plan that combines diet, supplementation, and lifestyle strategies to redress those deficiencies and imbalances.

"(Dr. Kilmer McCully's) hypothesis, first put forward nearly three decades ago, sounded flaky to most heart disease experts, and was largely ignored. But it has recently gained a surprising new credence and is now the subject of the first international meeting devoted to the issue". -- New York Time

"A visionary pioneer well ahead of his time". -- Andrew Weil, M.D.

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There is a revolution brewing in our understanding not only of heart disease, but of all the degenerative diseases of aging. The Harvard-trained physician and researcher behind one of the major medical and scientific breakthroughs of this century, Kilmer S. McCully, tells his story of medical discovery and, challenging the popular lipid theory of arteriosclerosis, explains why our vitamin B-depleted food supply may be the real culprit behind the epidemic of heart disease.

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