The Surprising Truth About Coffee & Heart Attacks, How Sulfur Can Rescue Your Arteries, Better Erections Naturally & More With The Natural Heart Doctor Jack Wolfson.

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After a recent cardiovascular wake-up call, my quest for optimal heart health led me straight to Dr. Jack Wolfson.

You might recognize him as the board-certified cardiologist who’s been transforming the world of heart health with a natural approach, and whose book, The Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way to Heart Health, skyrocketed to an Amazon #1 best-seller.

If you've ever had an inkling that the route to heart health might not lie solely in pharmaceuticals, Dr. Jack's work and message will probably resonate. Once immersed in the conventional world of cardiology, performing coronary angiograms and pacemakers, his life took a holistic turn after meeting his chiropractic wife, Heather. Together, they are not just a force in the medical world but also pillars of philanthropy. With four children, their mission extends beyond medicine; they are ardent advocates for a better world, channeling their efforts into providing for those in need, championing animal rights, and passionately promoting natural health causes. Today, Dr. Jack stands at the forefront of natural cardiology, advocating for a paradigm shift where the root causes of heart problems are addressed rather than resorting to Band-Aid fixes.

Through his websites and and his venture, Cardiology Coffee, Dr. Jack bridges the gap between heart health and a natural lifestyle. And the media can’t get enough of him. With features spanning from NBC to the Washington Post, it's clear that the world is paying attention. And it's not just about the media recognition; it's about the lives changed, the individuals inspired, and the global community he's built, all dedicated to fostering natural heart health.

During today's show, I'll be discussing my personal heart health journey and introducing Calroy, a pioneering heart health supplement company whose products, including Vascanox and Arterosil, are crafted with the synergy of science and nature. Dr. Wolfson and I will unpack the nuances of the endothelial glycocalyx in heart health, shed light on the importance of Salivary Nitric Oxide testing, address the concerns surrounding glyphosate, and much more. Additionally, Dr. Wolfson provides insights into sulfur deficiencies and offers his perspective on radiation and CT scans. If you're as enthusiastic as I am about transformative solutions for foundational health, this segment promises to be enlightening and informative.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Dr. Jack Wolfson's journey into cardiology as a natural heart doctor…8:25

  • Websites:
  • Followed in his father's footsteps to become a board-certified cardiologist
    • Achieved several professional milestones
  • Married chiropractic physician Dr. Heather Wolfson
  • His father becomes ill and the Mayo Clinic was unable to figure out why
    • Dr. Heather Wolfson was able to diagnose Jack's father
      • Holistic approach to medicine
      • Encouraged Jack to become a “Doctor of Cause”
    • Determined to save others after losing his father
  • Understanding the Heart by Doctor Stephen Hussey
  • Believes that humans are created perfectly
    • Emphasizes the importance of addressing root causes rather than relying on pharmaceutical solutions
    • Humans can prevent and heal illnesses through diet, exercise, and biohacking

-Ben's interest in learning more about the health of the endothelial glycocalyx after receiving his recent calcium score…12:20

  • The endothelial glycocalyx is a protective layer in blood vessels
    • Endothelium is a one-cell layer
    • Glycocalyx is a hair-like layer attached to the endothelium
      • Protective of the blood vessel
      • Creates a smooth surface in the blood vessel
        • Nothing will stick to it
  • Sulfur plays a role in maintaining the glycocalyx
  • Ben's podcast interview with Dr. Gerald Pollack:
  • Ben's podcast interview with Dr. Thomas Cowan on The Exclusion Zone and its relevance to heart health
  • Human Heart, Cosmic Heart by Dr. Thomas Cowan
  • The glycocalyx is inside the exclusion zone
    • The exclusion zone is a protective area
    • Prevents things from sticking to arterial walls
    • Ensures the proper functioning of blood flow
  • The shape of the heart within the chest creates a spiralizing blood flow
    • The heart's contractions and electromagnetic field play a role in circulation
  • The importance of overall health on your heart's health
    • Sleep health
    • Diet and exercise
    • Spiritual health
    • Purpose and passion
    • Sense of community

-How medical doctors are not taught natural and holistic practices in med school…24:10

  • Medical education primarily focuses on pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures
    • Neglects nutrition, lifestyle, and natural health practices
    • Lack of education on the impact of sunlight on the exclusion zone
    • Lack of education on vitamins and minerals
  • Dr. Wolfson was criticized and ridiculed when transitioning to a natural approach to cardiology
    • Profit-driven nature of the medical field

-Salivary nitric oxide testing is a good surrogate test for endothelial function…27:15

-What is in the Calroy product Vascanox that allows it to increase blood flow?…40:25

  • Contains potassium nitrate and various B vitamins
    • Natural sources of nitrate-based precursors
      • Black garlic extract
      • Beetroot extract
      • Black currant extract
      • Bilberry extract
      • Raspberry extract
      • Blue honeysuckle berry extract
      • Green seaweed extract
  • It's a clean product; no fillers
  • Shown to reduce blood pressure and plaque formation
  • No evidence of raised nitric oxide levels
    • The importance of oxidized LDL cholesterol test

-How exposure to glyphosate may play a role in sulfur deficiency and what are the best sources of sulfur…46:05

-How the Calroy products Vascanox and Arterosil affect calcium scores…50:15

  • Personalized and Precision Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine by Dr. Mark C. Houston
    • Dr. Jack Wolfson is a contributing author
    • Blood pressure trial showed improved scores
      • Improved blood flow
      • Decreased plaque formation
  • Shown to reduce plaque in the coronary, carotid, and peripheral anatomy
    • Sees plaque reversal and stabilization in patients
  • Dr. Jack Wolfson's recommends Arterosil to his patients with atrial fibrillation
    • Safe to take with anti-coagulants

-Why Dr. Jack is anti-CT scans and radiation, and prefers other types of testing…54:30

  • Believes radiation leads to coronary artery disease, cancer, and dementia
  • Some individuals take CT scans into their own hands, leading to unnecessary procedures and medications, even if they initially had no symptoms
    • Being put on statin drugs
    • Undergoing stress tests, angiograms, stent placements
    • Taking multiple pharmaceuticals
  • Ben's logic around CT scans
    • The results would influence lifestyle decisions
      • How much high-intensity exercise
      • What supplements to take
      • What medications to take that may assist with plaque removal
    • Ben's concern for his clients when they have had testing that shows high calcium scores
      • His advice:
        • No extreme training and racing
        • Be moderate with sauna use
        • Be mindful of mineral intake, etc.
        • “Baby” their heart
  • Dr. Jack Wolfson doesn't believe calcium scan scores are necessary
    • Recommends advanced lab testing for heart health, which includes extensive lipid profiles, markers of oxidative stress, inflammation, and metabolic health
    • Emphasizes that any medical test should only be done if it can change a person's treatment strategy and improve their health
      • Lipid profiles, markers of oxidative stress, inflammation, and metabolic health
      • Believes there is no need to radiate the body to assess coronary health
    • Statin drugs are known to increase coronary calcification
      • Don't significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, or death, especially for primary prevention
  • Prevencio heart panel test, HART CVE™

-How exposure to mold mycotoxins impacts heart health…63:50

  • Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by molds in the environment
    • Exposure has been linked to cardiovascular disease and other health conditions
    • Plays a role in oxidative stress and inflammation
      • Impairs autonomic function
      • Coagulation disorders
      • Gut microbiome disruption
      • Intestinal permeability
      • Oxidative stress
  • Binders can help mitigate mycotoxin exposure
  • Glutathione assists in detoxifying mycotoxins (use code BEN to save 5%)
  • The health benefits of coffee consumption
  • Eat organic, mold mycotoxin-free foods and beverages
  • Dr. Jack Wolfson's website:
  • Dr. Jack Wolfson's book: The Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way to Heart Health

-And much more…

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5 thoughts on “The Surprising Truth About Coffee & Heart Attacks, How Sulfur Can Rescue Your Arteries, Better Erections Naturally & More With The Natural Heart Doctor Jack Wolfson.

  1. Allison says:

    I’d like to hear what Dr. Wolfson thinks about Multifunctional Cardio Gram testing. Is it valuable?

  2. Janette Wilson says:

    Good guest. He’s the mellow half of Jack Kruse.
    The new podcast intro/outro is also good. It befits this iteration of Ben Greenfield.

  3. jon says:

    Fransisco Torrent-Guasp’s “New Science of The Helical Heart” is helpful to clarify.
    A short version of his findings:

  4. suzanne says:

    My 41 son and I carry high markers for LPa. Taking a niacin supplement lowers it for me. But, I am confused with its use when I read that it doesn’t prevent a cardiac event. What the heck does that mean? I also take a Lumbrokinase alternating with Serrapeptase. I try to keep up with appropriate heart labs ordered on my own, but I can’t find a doctor, etc. to help me interpret the results. Including a recent CIMT – soft plaque found in my rt. carotid. A concierge doctor told me he knew how to read the results, but all I got was “Yep, you have soft plaque. A statin will help with that and your LPa.” Wrong-o. I live across the water from Seattle. Is there a source for a doctor who thinks along the same lines as Dr. Wolfson? I would even be willing to travel to AZ if he could advise.

  5. Randall James says:

    Regarding statins, one point that you guys didn’t really address is that my understanding (I’m not a doctor) is that statins are protective in that yes, they increase calcium formation but that is not necessarily a bad thing. That’s because the calcium is formed by the body as a kind of “scab” to help stabilize the soft, vulnerable plaque underneath the calcium “cap”. It’s not the calcium that causes a heart attack, it’s the blood clot that forms when the unstable, soft plaque bursts through a rupture in the arterial wall. Our bodies deposit a matrix of calcium to bolster that arterial wall and thereby strengthening it.
    Is my assessment correct?

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