The H Factor explains homocysteine in a book by Patrick Holford and James Braly.
H stands for homocysteine, a toxic substance produced by your body.
Your H level is the best single indicator of whether you are going to live a long and robust life, or die young. A high homocysteine measurement is a greater risk facrtor for heart disease than cholesterol levels. It has been directly linked to over 100 diseases including arthritis, Alzheimer's and malignant tumours; fatigue, depression and diabetes too. Those are extremely divergent conditions.
Headaches, heart attacks and infertility too have been fingered in relation to high H factor levels. Even obesity, premature aging and strokes are amongst the many conditions that relate to homocysteine.
The H Factor
You can reduce you H level in two months and dramatically increase your chances of a long, vigorous and pain-free life.
Dr Braly has been in practice for 40 years, and has remained at the cutting edge of new American research in natural medicine.
Disenchanted with prescription drugs and symptom-orientated treatments, he founded innovative naturopathic medical clinics in California specialising in an optimum nutrition approach to well-being, backed up by proper laboratory testing.
Holford's degree in Experimental Psychology led him to an interest in the role of nutrition in mental health and illness, and testing the effect of improved food on children's IQ.
Whilst working with Dr Linus Pauling he developed the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
He is the author of 17 books; need any more be said?
How to lower your homocysteine level.
Backed by strong research this is a book for everyone who wants to reach a happy, robust eighty, full of energy with all of their marbles intact.
Many of the concepts are allied to the so-called blue zones of the world where longevity is the norm.
Homocysteine is a normal compound found in the body. It is formed
by demethylation of an amino acid called methionine that is
abundant in meat, fish and cheese; and other proteins.
Homocysteine should then be immediately re-methylated into another chemical, S adenosyl methionine; it is a very important anti-depressant, arthritic and ageing compound.
When this does not happen, we get sick and sore; and die prematurely.
This is a very interesting book for everyone who wants to be vigorous, pain free, and enjoy their grandchildren growing up without Alzhiemer's.
Your homocysteine levels can be dramatically reduced by some very simple dietary changes; read all about it. I recommend this book highly.
The H factor is more important than cholesterol levels, outlining the cofactors like magnesium and folate in dealing with this toxic breakdown product of protein metabolism.
Homocysteine is the one of the underlying causes of cardiovascular disease too.
1. How to lower your homocysteine level @ PatrickHoldford.com