The ENDOTHELIUM Association
All heart attacks and most strokes are caused  by a sick endothelium

Harry C. King  is the prime mover in the development of The Endothelium Association.  He was moved to do
this by his own experience with angina and what he saw happen to his father who also suffered from angina.
He follows in the food steps of the great Nathan Pritikin, an inventor who was not satisfied with the answers
his doctors gave him about his condition.  He wanted a cure and he found it when he learned of the WWII
experiment that the Germans had conducted in Norway and the Low Countries when they took all the meats,
dairy, dairy products, and fish from those countries and sent the food to Germany.  The population, in those
countries had to live on a plant based diet.   The death rate plunged in the first year and went down further in
every year of the war. Pritikin went on a plant  based diet  and cured himself.  He wrote a number of books
about it and established what is now the Pritikin Longevity Center in Florida.

Harry King is also an inventor, has been a manufacturer's representative in the food service industry and
has  started and run three companies, one of which was based on one of his inventions. He is now retired.
He  was formerly a member of the Inventors Association of New England. He, along with two other inventors,
Dr. Donald Job and Carl Hardy started Innovative Products Research and Service (IPRS) to assist inventors
in the commercialization of their inventions. IPRS continues to this day. He is also a member of the Harvard
Class of '49. Last year he was encouraged  at the Class Reunion by several classmates to consider making
The Endothelium Association something of a class project.  With classmates, who are experts of every kind,
he thought this a good idea and has invited classmates to join in.  The newsletter with the invitation will go out
shortly.  We shall see who responds.

In the non-profit corporate entity of The Endothelium Association Inc., incorporated in Massachusetts, Harry
King is joined by Dr. Donald Job  and Ed Jaghelian, both fellow inventors, as directors.

Dr. Donald Job’s career spans several decades beginning as Senior scientist for a major drug company,
working in research management and overseeing research projects ranging from gastrointestinal physiology,
to muscle pain, medical product development and systems biology.  His recent work includes investigating
mineral metabolism at the molecular, biochemical pathway, proteomic, genomic and population
epidemiological levels.

Dr. Job is a founder and current President and Chief Scientist for Innovative Products Research & Services,
Inc. (IPRS), a non-profit research and education foundation based in Massachusetts .  He directs the
activities for dozens of volunteers from across the globe in medical searches, data analysis and development
of software tools to further our understanding of mineral metabolism in living systems and in various diseases.

Dr. Job received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Illinois in Urbana and his undergraduate
degree is a B.A. in Physics from Linfield College in McMinnville , Oregon .  In addition to his research
activities, he has taught courses and workshops at a number of academic institutions including University of
Massachusetts , Northeastern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Indiana University-
Purdue University at Indianapolis .  He has a number of peer reviewed publications and several U.S. patents.  
He currently resides in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.

Ed Jaghelian, is an inventor who worked for Gillette for many years.  Among his many invention, he is the
father of the Gillette's double blade razor. After retiring from Gillette, he continued both his interest and
activity in invention.

                  Why my passion for the Endothelium Association

I can well remember my terror back in 1992 when I realized that I had angina.  It was compounded by having
watched my father disintegrate with his angina.  He was a world class athlete, far far better than I, yet his body
betrayed him and the medical community was little help at stopping it.  His slow progress to death was terrible
to watch.

After being diagnosed with angina, I was given the same little nitroglycerin pills my father used to eat in an
ever increasing sequence.  When I told the cardiologist of my concern, she tapped me on the knee and said
with great confidence, "We can keep you comfortable." That is not what I wanted.  I wanted a cure.

Fortunately my brother had a friend, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, former Chief Thoracic Surgeon at the
Cleveland Clinic.  He had had patients who had come to him after they were no longer candidates for surgery
and asked what they were to do now. Back in the '80s Dr. Esselstyn started them on a dietary program that
eliminated all animal products from their diet, as much fat as possible and used whole grain wheat or brown
rice.  Most of those patient who were on death's door back then are still living active lives today.

I immediately went to the diet.  Within two weeks all pain was gone.  I never ate one nitroglycerin pill. I went
back to living a regular life, exercise, run on the tread mill and shoveling  snow.  Never have I had any
difficulty with further chest pains. I had found a cure. But if I had only know, I would never have gotten into
trouble in the first place.

As a naturally curious type, I wanted to know why the cure happened.  My investigation led me to the
endothelium and the work of the Nobel winning researchers.  I worked at the local hospital and I thought that
they might be interested in some of the books I had found.  Guess what?  There was no interested.  They
were expanding their facility for angioplasty. That is certainly more profitable than telling a patient to lay off
the steaks and eat the broccoli.

As bad as heart attacks are, an even worse fate awaits those who have strokes.  I saw many. It is pitiable to
watch people as they try to deal with the after effects of stroke, yet it is nearly as avoidable as  heart attacks.

I have been aware of the ongoing wall of silence about the endothelium for several years and have been
unable to understand it, particularly when this malady  which, according to Circulation, the American Heart
Association professional journal, 1n 2009 in the US cost just over $500 billion a year. Heart disease and
strokes are almost entirely preventable.

Something has to be done!  We are doing it.