This Web site may be of interest. It belongs to a US medical team involved in alternative research regarding health and well-being. Their focus is nutrition rather than drugs. I have provided some excerpts from various pages of the Web site. http://www.drrathresearch.org/ "Why Cholesterol Is Not the Cause of Heart Disease As a result of Dr. Rath’s discovery of the vitamin C-scurvy-heart disease connection, we now understand the role of cholesterol in heart disease. High blood cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular deposits only when combined with the loss of the integrity and functional weakness of the blood vessel wall, which triggers the need for its biological repair. This is why some animals, such as bears, do not massively die of heart attacks despite the fact that every 100 ml of their blood contains about 600 mg/dl of cholesterol. They produce vitamin C in their bodies, which ensures optimum collagen production and the stability of their arteries..." * * * Regarding hypertension "...According to Cellular Medicine, in most cases high blood pressure develops as a result of chronic deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients in the cells building the arterial walls. This deficiency can lead to a persistent spasm of the blood vessels and their inability to respond to a pulsatile blood flow, all of which can increase blood pressure. Some of these nutrients, such as the amino acid arginine are needed for the production of biological ”relaxing” factors. These factors help in decreasing artery wall spasms allowing them to expand to their internal diameter and thus lower blood pressure." * * * Regarding inflammation (asthma, arthritis, atherosclerosis, etc.) "...Cellular medicine research: Various scientific studies have shown that proper nutrition helps in controlling inflammation and that some micronutrient deficiencies (i.e., vitamin A) can aggravate inflammatory responses..."