This kind of label is extremely common in the world of vitamin supplements. Just how complete is complete when it comes to what can be created and put in a pill? Confusion results, with the consumer purchasing worthless pills, trying to be responsible in caring for their personal health.
When looking at B vitamins we see listed vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6..... Notice anything missing here?
The Polish biochemist Casimir Funk, was the individual initially responsible for identifying and naming many vitamins. He identified Thiamin and labeled it the anti-beriberi vitamin. Later, as seen in “The Vitamines” 1922 edition, He shows a link between this and what very few understand to be vitamin B4. This isn’t a term accepted by the government. This is the frequently missing nutrient responsible for the heart’s ability to generate it’s electrical energy.
In his studies, vitamin B1 was initially designated simply as vitamin B. Vitamins A, and C were identified, so when he saw there was a vitamin that accompanied vitamin B (B1), he labeled it vitamin D. Obviously, that’s the letter that follows C. He noted another vitamin associated with cod liver oil, which ended up being what we know today as vitamin D proving the initial labeling of vitamin D was another substance altogether. This substance is what made B1 functional in reversing and preventing beriberi. This (unknown) vitamin accompanies B1 in nature, but is destroyed easily through procedures common to today’s food manufacturing and processing.
Vitamin D was first discovered in 1925, yet we see in the archives of “Time” 1924 that Dr Walter Eddy isolated a crystalline vitamin D substance he called Bios which could be divided into Bios 1 and Bios 2. This is consistent with the vitamins B1 and B4 identified by Funk.
When the combination of B1 and 4 are present, the strength, tone, and function of the heart are in perfect balance. When missing, the heart becomes flabby and enlarges. Since the valves are made of cartilage, they don’t enlarge with the heart, creating leakage. The use of vitamin B4 restores tone to the heart muscle and results in renewed function, stopping the leakage.
Treatments to deal with enlarged hearts have been barbaric to say the least. One treatment involves cutting away a portion of the heart muscle over the left ventricle to make it smaller. The treatment is called ventricular remodeling. Dr Batista of Brazil began these surgeries and 40% of his patients have died from the procedure. Amazingly American surgeons traveled to Brazil to learn the procedure and began using it here in America.
Another failed treatment is the Paracor Heartnet. This involves an elastic mesh netting fitted around the heart to prevent it from enlarging. After six months of testing, they ended the trial as it had no effect on some functional end points. Putting the heart in a sling? Get real!
All these treatments, including the use of artificial valves and pig valves to treat what’s in reality, a nutritional deficiency, is a waste of time, money, and human lives. When we have available nutrition which can quickly and efficiently restore heart tissue to normal, why would anyone consent to having part of their heart carved out? Why, because no one educated them about the healthy alternative. Which is more lucrative? Heart surgery or a healthy food?
Beriberi literally means, “I can’t, I can’t” which reflects the crippling affects it has on it’s victims. There are two types of beriberi. There’s wet beriberi which affects the cardiovascular system and dry beriberi which affects the nervous system. Vitamins B1 and B4 address both.
In the forward of the American edition of Rebuilding Health, 1961 is a quote from Dr Royal Lee in which he states, “An interesting phenomenon of present-day civilization is the general ignorance of the first principles of nutrition; people do not seem to be aware that the body depends for it’s health upon the integrity of the food supply. It is taken for granted that the body, in some miraculous way, can transmute demineralized, devitaminized foods into healthy tissue. We have 750,000 deaths per year from cardiovascular disease, which is 98% preventable and which may be descried as the American beriberi, because so much of it is unquestionably due to the use of white, bleached flour and refined sugar.”
Thankfully, Dr Lee’s formulations have been preserved and continue to be available. If you’re interested, we have them here in our office.