The H Factor

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GroundBreaking Research by Two Best-Selling Authors: Elevated Homocysteine IS Causatively Associated with over 100 Major Medical Conditions! Dr. James Braly and Patrick Holford combined their years of research and writing experience to produce The H-Factor Solution. This book shows that elevated homocysteine is not confined to heart disease, strokes, abnormal blood clotting, and Alzheimer's disease, but is a powerful, independent risk factor in more than 100 other major medical conditions as well-cancers, ...

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Overview

GroundBreaking Research by Two Best-Selling Authors: Elevated Homocysteine IS Causatively Associated with over 100 Major Medical Conditions! Dr. James Braly and Patrick Holford combined their years of research and writing experience to produce The H-Factor Solution. This book shows that elevated homocysteine is not confined to heart disease, strokes, abnormal blood clotting, and Alzheimer's disease, but is a powerful, independent risk factor in more than 100 other major medical conditions as well-cancers, leukemia, accelerated aging, clinical depression, sleep apnea, alcoholic withdrawal seizures, problem pregnancies, H. pylori ulcers, diabetes, and hypothyroidism, to name just a few. The authors go on to show what factors contribute to high homocysteine, how to detect it if it's too high, and how to dramatically lower it to a risk-free range with simple dietary changes and aggressive nutrient supplementation.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781591200420
  • Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
A Note from Dr. Kilmer McCully ix
Foreword xi
Introduction 1
Part 1 The Homocysteine Story
1. The Health Secret of Homocysteine 9
2. What Is Homocysteine? 17
3. Ten Reasons to Lower Your Homocysteine 25
Part 2 How's Your Homocysteine?
4. Homocysteine--Your Most Vital Statistic 35
5. The Homocysteine Scale--From Sick to Superhealthy 43
6. The Risk Factors for High Homocysteine 47
7. How to Measure Your Homocysteine Level 53
Part 3 Medical Conditions Linked to High Homocysteine
8. Live to a Healthy 100 61
9. Heart Attacks and Strokes 69
10. Cancer 79
11. Diabetes and Thyroid Problems 85
12. Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease 91
13. Depression and Schizophrenia 97
14. Complications of Pregnancy and Infertility 103
15. Chronic Pain and Inflammation 111
16. Digestive Disorders 117
Part 4 The H-Factor Solution: Diet and Lifestyle
17. Eat High-Quality Protein and Fruits and Vegetables 123
18. Foods and Beverages to Avoid 139
19. Reduce Stress--and Stop Smoking! 149
20. Dieting Don'ts and Correcting Estrogen Deficiency 155
Part 5 H-Factor Supplements
21. Eat Right and Take Supplements 161
22. Supplementing with Folate 167
23. Supplementing with Vitamin B[subscript 12] 175
24. Vitamins B[subscript 6] and B[subscript 2], Zinc, and Magnesium--The Homocysteine Busters 179
25. TMG, SAMe, and Choline--The Premier Methyl Donors 187
26. The Synergy Principle--Why Multiple Nutrients Work Better 197
27. A Gentle Word of Caution about Supplements 201
A Review: Twelve Solutions for Superhealth 205
Appendices
A. The Biochemistry of Homocysteine 209
B. 100-Plus Medical Conditions Associated with High Homocysteine 210
Resources for Testing and Lowering Homocysteine 215
Recommended Reading 218
Notes 219
Index 235
About the Authors 241
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