Medical Conditions

DLO in vascular diseases

The condition of your vessels significantly affects your health and the quality of your life.
Unfortunately, today’s lifestyle habits such as an unhealthy diet and physical inactivity promote early damages – especially the vital blood vessels are affected.
To achieve a healthy life right up until old age effective timely treatment is advisable. Prevention is an important step towards the long-term health of your vessels.

Due to its ingredients DLO is particularly effective in vascular diseases.
These include: Arteriosclerosis; Heart attack (Cardiac infarction); Strokes; Thrombosis

DLO and arteriosclerosis

DLO shows its effect in arteriosclerosis. In this disease the vessels change undetectably for many years. The walls of the vessels gradually accumulate blood fats and white blood cells (leukocytes). These deposits are referred to as “plaques”. The vessels lose elasticity. They narrow more and more, so that blood cannot flow freely through them and this may lead to vascular occlusion and to strokes, etc.
Obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, diabetes or smoking favour the disease, as the plaque formation gets progressively more. Additionally, genetic components, coagulation factors or elevated blood fat levels can trigger the disease.
The more risk factors (e.g. smoking and obesity) are present, the greater the likelihood of developing arteriosclerosis. The danger of arteriosclerosis is late diagnosis. The disease causes no symptoms for a long time. The symptoms are just noticed when the blood vessels narrow progressively or when a blood clot occurs. The deposits may occur everywhere in the arteries.
Because arteriosclerosis cannot be cured by medication, you need to take preventive action. Deposits already present cannot be reduced. Once the vessel walls have lost their elasticity, they cannot recover anymore.
Dual Lipid Oxidation reduces the progress of the disease, if combined with a change in the “bad” habits such as the intake of less saturated fatty acids, quitting smoking or increased activity. In addition, complications such as heart attacks or strokes can be avoided.

DLO and heart attacks

With a heart attack, there is a sudden interruption of blood supply to the heart. The heart is no longer adequately supplied with oxygen and the heart muscle cells die.
Often a heart attack is the result of a previous disease such as arteriosclerosis or an unhealthy lifestyle. The arteriosclerosis blocks one or more coronary arteries and the heart is under supplied with oxygen. Over-exertion or a sudden stressful situation can trigger the infarction. By balancing the ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids DLO incurs weight loss and prevents arteriosclerosis and thereby reduces the potential risks of heart attacks.

DLO and strokes

A stroke occurs, when there is a circulatory disorder in the arteries to the brain. A stroke is mostly caused by atherosclerotic fatty deposits known as “plaques” or a blood clot. They detach themselves from the vessel wall and flow with the blood until they attach themselves to a cerebral artery and block it. This sudden blockage leads to an insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain. This results in the dying of brain tissue. DLO improves the ability of the blood to flow.

DLO and thrombosis

Thrombosis occurs when blood vessels clog due to a blood clot. This can occur in veins or arterial vessels. Blood clotting is usually an important protective mechanism in the body to protect the body from a large blood loss. This well-organized process in the body can heal injuries in the shortest time. In healthy people, this interaction between coagulation and anti-coagulation agents is balanced. When this interaction is disturbed for whatever reason and certain factors have an adverse effect, the risk of thrombosis is increased.
Obesity is one of the most important factors to mention. It promotes the development of thrombosis. Body fat exerts increased pressure on the veins in the abdomen and blood built-up occurs in the legs. When obesity is also linked to factors such as smoking and physical inactivity the risk for thrombosis is increased significantly.
Thrombosis can also be caused by prolonged bed rest as after an operation. Long-distance flights and one side bent seating may also cause venous thrombosis.
With a healthy diet, you can counteract thrombosis. A high intake of fruits and vegetables as part of a whole food diet also has diuretic effects. A diet based on the principle of Dual Lipid Oxidation also reduces the risk of suffering from obesity, diabetes and vascular changes. You can see what exactly should be in your daily diet in the food pyramid in the last part of this booklet.

DLO and autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that are caused by a reaction of the body. The terms “auto” for self and “immune” clearly state that the immune system produces antibodies against endogenous structures such as cells or proteins. Through this process, an inflammatory immune response is triggered, which can cause permanent damage to specific body functions. These inflammatory processes are stimulated by an unbalanced omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids ratio.
DLO reduces this inflammatory process by a positive balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and thus causes a therapeutic effect on many diseases with an inflammatory component.

These diseases include: Rheumatoid arthritis; Asthma; Allergies

DLO and rheumatoid arthritis

It is also called chronic polyarthritis and is one of the inflammatory diseases. These autoimmune processes cause joint swellings eventually resulting in the complete destruction of the knuckle and the toe joints. The large joints such as hips or knees are rarely or at a later stage affected.
The causes of rheumatoid arthritis are not known. However, the disease occurs in families. Another important cause in the origin and the extent of the disease could be environmental and genetic factors. In this case, an inflammation of the synovial membrane is caused, which generates a thickening of the synovial membrane. Multiplication of cells around the cartilage will occur, over the long term resulting in its destruction.
Since DLO reduces the inflammatory processes through balancing of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid ratio, inflammatory reactions can be stopped and a provable improvement in the disease occurs.
In general, the faster you respond to the afflictions, the better the therapeutic success. Rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t only affect chondral tissue. In later stages it may even lead to dangerous inflammation of blood vessels, the lung or the heart.
Generally rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age, but most often the disease sets on between ages of forty and sixty. Women are three times more likely to be affected than men.

DLO and asthma

Asthma is now one of the most common diseases. It is estimated that more than 1,8 million people in South Africa alone suffer from asthma. In addition, more and more children are affected. Asthma is one of the auto-immune diseases, which can benefit most significantly from the anti-inflammatory principle of Dual Lipid Oxidation.
The disease is manifests itself by severe shortness of breath, heavy chest tightness and anxiety. The disease is caused by a swelling of the mucosa in the bronchia. The muscles and the bronchia contract. The spasmodic contraction of the airways causes shortness of breath.

DLO and allergies

Allergies, like all autoimmune diseases, are caused by a defence reaction of the body. An allergy is hypersensitivity of the immune system. After repeated contact with substances known as allergens, typical allergic reactions such as itching or narrowing of the airways occur. Allergens are small naturally occurring proteins.
These include:

  • Allergens that enter the body through breathing, for example pollen, house dust or animal hair
  • Allergens, which enter the body through the skin e.g. nickel, perfumes or cleaning products
  • Allergens, entering the body through the stomach or the intestine , for example drugs, milk, eggs, fish
  • Allergens, entering the body through stings (needle or insects e.g. bees, wasps or medications)
While insensitive people tolerate these substances without any reaction, allergic persons form antibodies, which set the defence process in motion.
The antibodies induce the release of various tissue hormones, including histamine. This hormone is most important and best known in allergic reactions. It causes unpleasant symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes, rashes, itching, shortness of breath, etc. Once in contact with the allergen, the immune system “remembers” and repeats its allergic reaction every time.
Additional treatment of the allergy can be effected with a Dual Lipid Oxidation regimen. With a well balanced omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid ratio the regimen will have a therapeutic effect. Treatment is necessary because, for example allergic rhinitis can become asthma.

DLO and diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a sugar metabolism disorder. To be able to utilize glucose, the body normally forms the hormone insulin in the β-cells in the pancreas. Insulin regulates the blood sugar level. It is released directly into the bloodstream and causes the absorption of sugar from the blood into the body cells.
If there is a malfunction, the so called diabetes mellitus, there is a high blood sugar level with dangerous physical consequences. DLO causes a significant reduction of fatty acids in the blood. Free fatty acids cause damage to blood vessels and can cause diabetes. In comparison, with DLO, insulin levels are sustainably improved.
Type I diabetes is caused by an absolute lack of insulin. Due to the autoimmune response β-cells are destroyed. Because of this deficiency insulin must be injected.
Type II diabetes builds insulin in the β-cells, but it is unable to affect the cell membranes sufficiently. This creates the so called insulin resistance. It is the most common kind of diabetes. The cause is a genetic predisposition. In addition, overweight and obesity play an important role. In type II diabetes a lot of things happen undetectably. In the past this form of diabetes was known as age related-on-set diabetes. Today this illness occurs at an earlier stage in young people, suffering from obesity. If this disease is not treated in time, it can lead to arteriosclerosis, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke or lead to kidney failure (renal insufficiency).
By considering certain rules, you can reduce your personal risk of diabetes. These rules are:

  • Weight reduction
  • Low-fat and balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Regular moderate exercise
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Course of treatment following the principle of Dual Lipid Oxidation

DLO and metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is not an independent disease, but a combination of various diseases. Different disorders of the metabolism are combined. The basic cause of this is probably an existing insulin resistance.
Insulin acts as a conductor, infiltrating glucose into the muscle cells. The cells need sugar in order to utilize glucose. The cell needs certain proteins, called receptors. If there are no or insufficient receptors,, the body cells don’t respond to insulin. The result: the cells lack energy and the fat metabolism gets disturbed. The pancreas responds by producing more and more insulin, which result in that the blood sugar and insulin levels are rising. In the end, the pancreas will be exhausted.
Often this metabolic disorder ends with type II diabetes. The causes of insulin resistance are mostly obesity, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity.