Let me ask you a simple question. Do you know anyone who has ever had a heart attack? You immediately said, “Yes,” didn’t you? Now, consider this, if this was 1908 instead of 2008, you would have said, “No,” just as quickly. This article is the first in a series of articles that will explain why heart disease only appeared after 1900 and how you can protect yourself and your family from this modern day plague.
Before 1900, heart attacks were completely unknown! Think about that.
The first medical description of a heart attack, “coronary thrombosis”, was made in 1912.
This information surprises people. We just assume that heart attacks and strokes have always been major killers. But, they haven’t been. This plague started just about 100 years ago and is now common to all peoples living in developed nations.
What changed? The medical community blames the increase of cholesterol in our diets. But, is cholesterol the cause? If it is, then why didn’t Eskimos develop atherosclerosis? They consumed huge amounts of fat, saturated fat, from whale blubber, yet they never had heart attacks or strokes!
In 1969, Dr. Joseph M. Price made the case for chlorine as the culprit in a little book called Coronaries/Cholesterol/Chlorine. (A Jove Book.)
He reasoned, “…one is obligated to consider the possibility of the presence of foreign substances or the presence in abnormally large quantities of otherwise harmless substances in the body as a cause of disease (“poisoning”).”
If something is poisoning us, it must enter our systems through the skin, by breathing or be something we eat or drink. As diets became “richer”, cholesterol certainly fell into that category and was suspect as being a contributor. However, claiming cholesterol is the cause clashes with the fact that the Eskimos’ huge saturated fat diet led to no atherosclerosis.
Dr. Price theorized the culprit might be chlorine. Chlorine (bleach) was added to the water supplies in the early 1900s, just before the heart disease epidemic began, in order to kill water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever. Chlorine is a poison and it was being distributed to everyone in the cities through the public water systems.
To test his theory, Dr. Price set up a controlled experiment using 100 day-old roosters as subjects. The 100 roosters were divided into two groups of 50 each. Each group was fed meals of cooked mash mixture of one-half corn and one-half oat with about five percent low-priced oleomargarine added.
Pure distilled water was used exclusively, however, one-third a teaspoonful of chlorine per quart of water was given to the experimental group starting at twelve weeks of age.
In his book, Dr. Price says, “The results were nothing short of spectacular!” Within three weeks, “the experimental group became lethargic, huddling in corners except at feeding time. Their feathers became frayed and dirty…their pale combs drooping. Meanwhile the control group was the epitome of vigorous health.”
After four months, roosters in the experimental group began to die. Ninety five percent of these roosters were found to have grossly visible thick yellow plaques of atherosclerosis protruding into the lining of their abdominal aortas (the area where chickens develop atherosclerosis).
These chickens also had an extremely high spontaneous death rate and, on examination, were found to have enlarged hearts and had hemorrhaged into their lungs. At seven months, the few remaining experimental chickens were sacrificed, with the same findings. One-third of the seemingly healthy control group was sacrificed at the same time and not one abnormal aorta was found! The remainder of the control group was split into two groups and the experiment was repeated. After three months the experiment was ended with exactly the same results as before.
In both trials, the chickens receiving the chlorine became diseased and those not receiving the chlorine remained healthy and vigorous. Dr. Price proved the chlorine in our tap water is the cause of atherosclerosis. How chlorine changes its form to cause our veins and arteries to clog will have to wait for another article.
Why has this forty-year-old research been ignored? Why do we still believe cholesterol is the cause of heart disease? Perhaps, this anonymous quote is the best answer: “Well-organized ignorance often passes, unfortunately, for wisdom.”
The chlorine poison in drinking water can easily be removed with a water filter. Protect yourself and your family from the misery of heart disease by removing this poison and drinking good, safe water.