Cardiovascular disease

Thick Blood Claims Lives: Blood Viscosity Testing and Heart Disease Prevention Deep Dive

by Mike Mutzel


Blood viscosity is a silent driver of cardiovascular disease and stroke. It's very common for men of all ages and post-menopausal women to have increased blood viscosity. In today's show we dive into the science you need to know about testing blood viscosity and reducing risk of heart disease.




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Time Stamps:

0:00 intro
0:10 Blood Viscosity and heart disease
0:19 Blood Viscosity and infections
0:45 Hematocrit and Hemoglobin
1:26 Blood Viscosity and infections
3:18 Blood Viscosity and Antibodies
4:34 What is Blood Viscosity?
6:37 Testing Blood Viscosity
8:33 Hydration is important
9:41 Blood Viscosity during an infection
12:33 What causes Blood Viscosity
18:31 History of Blood donation
23:25 Blood Work MasterClass
25:27 Blood Viscosity and C*19

  1. I recently heard a health professional say that donating blood “might” deplete your supply of stem cells. (He wasn’t talking about stem cell donation. Just regular blood donation.) This concerns me. Is there any truth to this assertion?

    • Iron overload and associated stress will cause more damage than periodic donation to get things into normal levels. Don’t agree…

  2. I’m looking for the November course and don’t see it.
    I am menopausal and have had high hemocrit but low ferritin.

  3. Great episode Mike. Adds a crucial element to understanding how to stay healthy in times of C*VID. Thanks for identifying the blood markers to pay attention to. I wondered what the role of EZ water (Phase 4) would have on that SLUDGE. Going keto, producing metabolic water probably be a good protocol. Would love to hear your take on the D-Ribose mentioned in the Sloop study with John St Cyr. I worked as a supplement formulator with a company who was the first to sell D-Ribose as a supplement in the early 90’s. I may now recommend it to C*VID clients. Thanks

  4. Hi Mike, you might find the work of Scottish GP Dr Malcolm Kendrick interesting. He’s written a book on the hypercoagulability issue. Here is his blog about why heart disease is not about LDL, and the role of thrombosis, just an intro (and no, I haven’t read the book. Only so many hours in a day…)
    Another thought: one of my fave papers is this one: Mathews MJ, Liebenberg L, Mathews EH. How do high glycemic load diets influence coronary heart disease?. Nutrition & metabolism. 2015 Dec;12(1):1-5.
    See Fig 1, big messy diagram. Hypercoagulability is the first of the 5 hallmarks of CHD, all of which can be linked to insulin resistance, hence diet.
    Until very recently, I had not appreciated the significance of coagulation.
    So thanks for the links to the 2 Sloop et al papers you reference in your talk.
    As Kendrick says, “The clot thickens…”

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