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Is there a real possibility that you can reverse atherosclerosis, blocked arteries and coronary heart disease? The mainstream medical community would like you to believe that they are the only powers that know the answer to that question and of course you know what they say don’t you? Yet, there is plenty of evidence existing today, some of it made known years ago, that suggests that the form of heart disease characterized by atherosclerotic plaque is not only preventable but even reversable. This should be good news, especially if you or a loved one suffers from coronary heart disease also known as coronary artery disease. You may also be wondering how to reverse atherosclerosis disease and the resulting blocked arteries and that is exactly why I created this site. However …
In order to begin reversing atherosclerosis disease, you must learn the real cause so you may begin to address and eliminate the real problem.
* Can atherosclerotic plaque actually be reversed or dissolved?
* How does one go about safely reversing artery disease and clogged arteries?
* Is there a “how to” manual on reversing atherosclerosis disease?
Contents at a Glance
Contents at a Glance
- Heart Disease Caused by Atherosclerosis
- Caution! Dropping Your Cholesterol Level…
- What is Atherosclerosis and …
- WHY Be Concerned About Atherosclerosis?
- Severe Atherosclerosis Leads To …
- What Are The Symptoms Of Atherosclerosis…
- Free, No Obligation eCourse – Reversing…
- Do you have CAD or PAD?
- Have You Been Diagnosed?
- Free eCourse “Reversing Atheroscler…
- Strengthen and Protect Your Heart with C…
- The REAL Story on Cholesterol …
- How to Improve Cholesterol Levels
- Raising Your HDL Levels In Order To Reve…
- Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Caused…
- Free, No Obligation e Course – Reversing…
- What Can Be Done To Avoid Atherosclerosi…
- 3 Natural Ways to Clear Plaque from Your…
- Discover HOW to Prevent – Even REVERSE H…
- Former Heart Surgeon and Practicing Card…
- Is Green Tea Good For Your Heart?
- More Info On Reversing Atherosclerosis B…
- More Sites on Heart Conditions
- Health, Disease and Anti-Aging
- Important note: FTC regulations require…
Heart Disease Caused by Atherosclerosis
The #1 Killer of both Men and Women is Coronary Heart Disease
Over 70,000,000 people, in the USA, suffer from heart disease according to published heart disease statistics.
“Cardiovascular disease claims more women’s lives than the next five causes of death combined — about 500,000 women’s lives a year.” – American Heart Association.
I’ll wager you thought breast cancer was a woman’s worst enemy didn’t you?
The # 1 killer of women is heart disease. 1 of every 2 women will die of some form of heart disease – 50%! Heart disease is no longer a ‘mans disease.’ Heart disease has become an equal opportunity killer and atherosclerosis is the major enemy.
Atherosclerosis is usually a slow building, complex disease that starts as early as childhood. As a person ages, atherosclerosis is likely to worsen as more plaque is deposited in the arteries. In some people – even those in their 30’s – atherosclerosis progresses quickly.
Atherosclerosis In A Nutshell
While the exact cause of atherosclerosis remains controversial, many researchers believe that the build-up of arterial plaque begins when the innermost layer (endothelium or intima) of the artery becomes damaged by free radical attack (oxidation) and associated inflammation. Either as the body’s attempt to repair this damage, or simply because they become trapped, substances such as: LDL and vLDL cholesterol, fibrin, calcium and other metals collect at the site of damage forming a plaque that narrows the affected artery opening.
Arteries carry blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to the tissues of the body, providing the fuel needed by the cells to function properly and repair effectively. When the arteries narrow, such as is the case with atherosclerosis, less nutrients and oxygen will be delivered to the tissues associated with those narrowed arteries. Lowered nutrient and oxygen supply leads to progressive cell death and loss of tissue function.
Caution! Dropping Your Cholesterol Levels …
What is Atherosclerosis and …
Could you already have it?
Atherosclerosis, often called hardening of the arteries, is an insidious form of heart disease that sneaks up on its victim like a thief in the night with a large majority of people never realizing they have it until it’s to late. In fact, the first sign that you have atherosclerosis may be a stroke or heart attack.
Atherosclerosis is showing up in the western hemisphere populations at an early age. Due to the western diet which lacks good nutrition and fiber, lack of exercise and the growing rate of obesity it is no longer uncommon to find 20 and 30 something’s with atherosclerosis, even a first heart attack or stroke.
If you are 30 + it may definitely be a good idea to start paying attention to your long term health by learning more about atherosclerosis and what you can do now to either prevent it or reverse it should you already have it.
WHY Be Concerned About Atherosclerosis?
Here is WHY you should be concerned ….
Coronary Artery Disease
When plauque builds up and narrows coronary arteries it can cause hypertension (high blood pressure), chest pain, heart arrhythmia, heart attack, heart failure and disability or death. If the build up of plaque occurs in the neck or brain atherosclerosis can cause disability or death from stroke.
Vulnerable Plaque is the most deadly form of atherosclerotic plaque. When the plaque build up from atherosclerosis occurs as vulnerable plaque, which means it does not harden, it can easily rupture causing immediate blockage of an artery in the heart or brain which of course could result in serious disability or death. This type of plaque amounts to approximately 20% of plaque accumulating in diseased arteries yet it is responsible for upto 80% of heart attacks.
Peripheral Arterial Disease.
When atherosclerosis occurs in the legs or torso it is known as peripheral artery disease or PAD. If a renal artery (kidney) becomes blocked it could damage your kidney(s) to the point you suffer heart failure, need dialysis to survive or both. PAD can also create blood clots that travel when they break off. If one travels to a cornary artery and blocks it you have a heart attack. When one travels to the brain you of course have a stroke. Artery blockage in your legs can also cause a form of gangrene and you could lose toes, a foot even a limb or two.
Stroke and TIA’s
Strokes and mini-strokes (TIA’s) occur when the build up of plaque narrows or cloggs and artery such as the carotid artery found on both sides of your neck or one in the brain itself which means atherosclerosis can cause disability or death from stroke.
I would hope you can now understand why you should be concerned about atherosclerosis. It is a form of heart disease that is preventable and if you have it, there is good news, atherosclerosis can be reversed.
Severe Atherosclerosis Leads To …
Angioplasty or Bypass Surgery
What Are The Symptoms Of Atherosclerosis?
These Warning Signs Could Save Your Life
Unfortunately a lot of people don’t listen to their own body’s warning signals and so the first sign of danger or symptom they recoginize is a heart attack or stroke and then it may be to late. They pay more attention to their car and the signals it may give to warn of impending problems than they do their own body. Learn to listen to what your body is telling you because it’s extremely important and could save your life.
An Overview fo Symptoms
When arteries to the brain are affected, symptoms of atherosclerosis include:
– Dizzy spells
– Ringing of ear
– Memory problems
– Poor concentration
– Mood changes
When arteries to the heart are affected, Coronary Artery Disease, symptoms of atherosclerosis include:
– Chest pain (angina), even if it is just a twinge beware!
– Indigestion may be nothing more than indigestion or GERD but many times indigestion can be a major warning signal
– Elevated blood pressure
– Heart arrhythmia (some heart arrhythimas cause sudden cardiac death)
When arteries to the arms or legs are affected, Peripheral Arterial Disease, sysmptoms of atherosclerosis include:
– Aching muscles
– Cramping pains in the calves (intermittent claudication)
– Pain in the hips and thighs (may be present depending on which arteries are blocked)
If you have any of these warning signs see your doctor, NOW! Make sure he or she takes you seriously and have them do a complete work up including a chest exray, thallium treadmill and echocardiogram if you are experiencing even slight chest pain.
Do you have CAD or PAD?
Artery disease is the REAL Problem
Mainstream medicine doesn’t want to reverse your atherosclerosis preferring instead to feed you expensive, toxic heart drugs in order to “manage” your coronary artery or peripheral arterial disease in hopes that they can collect surgery fees in the future as well.
Do you want to know how to reverse atherosclerosis and regain your health? If so, I urge you to get my free eCourse. In my eCourse I’ll explain to you the simple, safe and cost effective way to reverse atherosclerosis. It’s information your cardiologist doesn’t want you to learn and definitely something he or she doesn’t want you to use because …
If ALL his or her patients with artery disease found out about this safe, effective, non – invasive method of reversing atherosclerosis he or she wouldn’t be able to buy their mercedes, homes and exotic vacations! In fact, if all of the “cash cow” diseases were eradicated mainstream medicine would need to generate another source of revenue. So …
Don’t let mainstream medicine snow you. You can reverse atherosclerosis and rid yourself of artery disease safely and fairly easily without breaking your bank account, swallowing toxic drugs or reverting to surgery.
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The REAL Story on Cholesterol …
Is Cholesterol a Friend, Enemy or Both?
What is Cholesterol and what does it do?
Cholesterol is a lipidic, waxy alcohol found in the cell membranes and transported in the blood plasma of all animals. High levels of cholesterol, in circulation within the bloodstream, are associated with atherosclerosis.
Cholesterol can be ingested in the diet, recycled within the body through reabsorption of bile in the digestive tract, and produced de novo. For a person of about 150 pounds (68 kg), typical total body cholesterol content is about 35 g, typical daily dietary intake is 200-300 mg in the United States and societies with similar dietary patterns and 1 g per day is synthesized de novo.
The name cholesterol originates from the Greek chole (bile) and stereos (solid), and the chemical suffix ol for an alcohol, as François Poulletier de la Salle first identified cholesterol in solid form in gallstones, in 1769. However, it was only in 1815 that chemist Eugène Chevreul named the compound “cholesterine”.
Cholesterol is found in every cell in your body and is used by your body to build healthy cells, as well as some vital hormones. It is also nature’s band-aid in the fact that cholesterol seals up cracks and leaks in the blood vessels themselves. These leaks occur when the walls of our blood vessels crack due to stress, pressure and inflammation. If it weren’t for cholesterol chances are we’d die very young from internal bleeding. However …
When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits, called plaque, in your blood vessels. This plaque is a form of heart disease called atherosclerosis and eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. And because of these plaque blocked arteries and blood vessels your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a debilitating and/or life-threatening stroke.
High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) is largely preventable and treatable. A healthy diet, low in fat, high in fiber, with plenty of fruit and vegetables coupled with regular exercise can go a long way toward reducing high cholesterol and if those don’t get the job done there are other ways to safely lower cholesterol.
Our bodies transport cholesterol through the bloodstream in something called “lipoproteins,” which are like small packages composed of fat on the inside and protein on the outside. There are three types of lipoproteins, low density lipoprotein (LDL), very low density lipoprotein (vLDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL).
Good Guy Vs Bad Guys
The good guy is HDL cholesterol and helps protect us from coronary artery disease. HDL, is like our internal liquid plummer in the regard that it helps clean our vascular system. Since HDL cholesterol helps to keep arterial plaque from forming it is essential that our HDL cholesterol blood serum levels are as high as possible; preferrably at least 40mg/dl and HDL levels of 60mg/dl or more is a good thing indeed.
The bad guys, vLDL and LDL cholesterol, are not natural bad guys. However, the abuse abuse they receive can cause their “turn-coat” ways. The good news is that the “bad cholesterol” can easily be kept from turning bad once you know the secret. However, to learn the secret you’ll need to either do a lot of research or sign up for my free “Reversing Atherosclerosis” eCourse.
Know Your Cholesterol Levels
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), your total combined blood cholesterol level, LDL and HDL, should be less than 200 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter). A level between 200-239 is borderline high, while a level of 240 or more increases your risk for heart disease. The government recently reset the LDL goal at 100 for healthy people. Nobody knows the optimal normal level of LDL cholesterol so at this point one might conclude the lower it is, the better. However, when you take into consideration that it’s the LDL cholesterol that acts as natures band-aid, plugging holes and leaks, that may not necessarily be true.
The balance between the types of cholesterol tells you what your cholesterol level means. If your total cholesterol level is high because of a high LDL cholesterol level, you could be at risk for heart disease or stroke. If your total level is high only because of a high HDL cholesterol level, that’s a good thing and you probably are not at risk. Knowing the ratio between the components is important. The following data explains the different levels and what they mean, based on the recommendations of the NIH.
Major Risk Factors for High LDL Levels
– Cigarette smoking
– High blood pressure (140/90 mmHg or higher or on blood pressure medication)
– Low HDL cholesterol (less than 40 mg/dL)
– Family history of early heart disease (heart disease in father or brother before age 55; heart disease in mother or sister before age 65)
– Age (men 45 years or older; women 55 years or older)
– Physical inactivity
There are usually no signs or symptoms of high blood cholesterol; therefore, many people don’t know that their cholesterol level is too high until they develop the symptoms of heart disease, such as angina (chest pain). That is why it is important to have your blood tested.
As we age, it becomes more important to know our cholesterol levels. Younger women tend to have lower LDL levels than men, but after age 55, that changes. People should begin having their lipid panel monitored based on family history, but generally at about 30 years old. Depending on what your cholesterol levels are and what other risk factors for heart disease you have, your physician might want to check it annually.
Different types of tests measure the cholesterol in your blood. A lipoprotein profile, which requires fasting, will provide information about your total cholesterol (LDL and HDL). This test also measures triglycerides, another form of fat in your blood (a triglyceride level of 150 mg/dL is desirable).
LDL cholesterol levels
* Less than 100 is best
* 100-129 is near optimal
* 130-159 is borderline high
* 160-189 is high
* 190 and above is very high
HDL cholesterol levels
* Less than 40 means increases your risk for heart disease
* 60 or higher reduces your risk of heart disease
If you cannot get a lipoprotein profile done, knowing your total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol can give you a general idea about your cholesterol levels. Testing for total and HDL cholesterol does not require fasting. If your total cholesterol is 200 or more, or if your HDL is less than 40, you will need to have or should have a lipoprotein profile done.
If you have been told your cholesterol is high and want to know what the big deal is exactly or you’ve been diagnosed with atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) causing coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease and you’d like to learn how to reverse it without drugs or surgery then my free ecourse is for you. Just look for the big arrows or black box on this page to sign up.
How to Improve Cholesterol Levels
Hint: Things are not always what they seem
Convenience (pre-packaged) or fast foods (burgers,fries, and other junk) and our sedentary lifestyle are big factors that contribute to heart disease. Our ancestors probably had very low cholesterol levels but they didn’t have fast food, high stress jobs and cars. Instead they raised their own food and exercised daily.
A heart healthy food menu is important for general good health, but it might not play as big a role in lowering cholesterol as exercise does. Exercise seems to have a greater capacity to reduce LDL. People in the know used to recommend 30 minutes of exercise three to four days a week, but current recommendations are for one hour of exercise five days a week. The intensity of the exercise you do is a big factor and try to do something you like so you will stick to it. Make it convenient for yourself.
Sometimes healthier food choices, exercise, stress reduction and other lifestyle changes are just not enough to lower cholesterol to a safe level according to current mainstream medicine guidelines. If not, your doctor might prescribe drugs, especially if you have other risk factors. One thing to keep in mind however …
Those drugs will most likely be one of the “statins”. Statin drugs can cause serious side effects, including death and even if you are taking medicine, you’ll still NEED to continue to eat well and exercise, to keep your cholesterol at the recommended level. So with that in mind …
If it were me (my opinion only) I’d look for a safer way to lower cholesterol levels. In fact, I’d want to know the real culprit, the real bad guys in the cholesterol story and so I’d either do a lot of research and reading or I’d find a good one-stop source like my “Reversing Atherosclerosis” eCourse, learn the real story about cholesterol, along with preventing and reversing heart disease caused by atherosclerosis.
There are good, safe alternatives available that are very effective at lowering LDL cholesterol levels. The good news is that the damage to your arteries is reversible with proper knowledge and alternative treatment. You can quickly receive suggestions by signing up for my free ecourse. Simply look for the big black box or Big arrow links on this page for easy access.
Raising Your HDL Levels In Order To Reverse Atherosclerosis
Increasing the GOOD cholesterol
HDL levels below 40 mg/dL result in an increased risk of coronary artery disease, even in people whose total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels are normal. HDL levels between 40 and 60 mg/dL are considered “normal.” However, levels greater than 60 mg/dL may actually protect people from heart disease. Indeed, for several years, doctors have known that when it comes to HDL levels, the higher the better.
How can We Increase Our HDL Levels?
Aerobic exercise. Many people don’t like to hear it, but regular aerobic exercise (any exercise, such as walking, jogging or bike riding, that raises your heart rate for 20 to 30 minutes at a time) may be the most effective way to increase HDL levels. Recent evidence suggests that the duration of exercise, rather than the intensity, is the more important factor in raising HDL choleserol. But any aerobic exercise helps.
Drop the Fat. Especially belly fat. Obesity results not only in increased LDL cholesterol, but also in reduced HDL cholesterol. If you are ove*rwei*ght, a reduction should increase your HDL levels. This is especially important if your excess fat is stored in your abdominal area; your weight-to-hip ratio is particularly important in determining whether you ought to concentrate on shedding some pounds.
Stop smoking. If you smoke, giving up tobacco will result in an increase in HDL levels. (This is the only advantage that smokers may have over non-smokers — it gives them something else to do that will raise their HDL.)
Cut out the trans fatty acids. Trans fatty acids are currently present in many of your favorite prepared foods; anything in which the nutrition label reads “partially hydrogenated vegetable oils” so eliminating them from the food list is not a trivial task. But trans fatty acids not only increase LDL cholesterol levels, they also reduce HDL cholesterol levels. Removing them from your food list will almost certainly result in a measurable increase in HDL levels.
Alcohol. The advantages of alcohol: one or two drinks per day can significantly increase HDL levels. More than one or two drinks per day can lead to substantial health problems including heart failure and there are individuals who will develop such problems even when limiting their alcohol intake to one or two drinks per day.
Increase the monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats such as canola oil, avocado oil, or olive oil and in the fats found in peanut butter can increase HDL cholesterol levels without increasing the total cholesterol.
Add soluble fiber. Soluble fibers are found in oats, fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and result in both a reduction in LDL cholesterol and an increase in HDL cholesterol. For best results, at least two servings a day should be consumed.
Other foods for increasing HDL. Cranberry juice has been shown to increase HDL levels. Fish and other foods such as flax seed, containing omega-3 fatty acids, can also increase HDL levels. In postmenopausal women (but not, apparently, in men or pre-menopausal women) calcium supplementation can increase HDL levels.
If you have atherosclerosis risk factors such as:
1) Family members who have been diagnosed with peripheral or coronary artery disease,
2) Low HDL cholesterol, high LDL cholesterol or both, and, wish to prevent atherosclerosis or
3) You have been diagnosed with peripheral or coronary artery disease and want to reverse it without drugs or surgery be sure to sign up for my free ecourse. Simply look for the big black box on this page for easy access.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Caused By Atherosclerosis
How You Can Prevent Or Reverse PAD
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a progressive circulatory condition in which the arteries that supply blood to the legs become blocked by plaque (fatty deposits), causing poor circulation and intermittent claudication (leg pain while walking). While only 50% of people with peripheral arterial disease have blockages severe enough to experience pain, complications can lead to gangrene, limb amputation, heart attack and stroke.
Symptoms of PAD
Many people with PAD have mild or no symptoms, but the first noticeable sign for most is intermittent claudication (IC). Characterized by muscle pain or cramping in the legs, IC is triggered by activities such as walking, but goes away after a few minutes of rest. However, not everyone experiences pain; some might feel a numbness, weakness or heaviness in the muscles. IC can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain, and the location of the pain depends on the location of the blocked artery. As the disease progresses, IC may be experienced at shorter walking distances.
Other symptoms of PAD include the following:
- Numbness of the legs or feet at rest
- Cold legs or feet, especially compared to the other leg
- Hair loss on the lower extremities, especially the toes
- Changes in toenail growth
- Change of color of the legs or feet
- Paleness or blueness (cyanosis) of the legs or feet
- Weak or absent pulse in the extremity
- Ulcers or sores on the legs or feet that don’t heal
- Walking abnormalities
Depending on the severity of the blockage, a person may experience pain while at rest or lying down (ischemic rest pain). In some cases it may be intense enough to wake a person during sleep, but walking around can help to temporarily relieve the pain.
Causes of and Risk Factors fo PADThe most common cause of PAD is atherosclerosis causing a reduction in blood flow to the legs. Other causes, though less common, include blood clots in the arteries, limb injury, unusual anatomy of the ligaments or muscles and infection. Age also plays a role in the development of the disease, especially in people 50 and older.
Other risk factors for PAD include:
- Family history of PAD, heart disease or stroke
- High cholesterol or triglycerides
- High blood pressure
- High levels of homocysteine, a protein component that helps build and maintain tissue
- Obesity (a body mass index over 30)
- Excess levels of C-reactive protein, a general marker of inflammation
- Men have a greater risk of developing PAD than women
Smokers and people with diabetes have the greatest risk of complications. For smokers, quitting is the single most important step an individual can take to help stop the progression of PAD and reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Treatment OptionsThe two main goals of treatment are to manage symptoms, such as leg pain, and to stop the progression of atherosclerosis throughout the body. PAD can often be successfully treated by quitting smoking, exercising and eating a healthy diet. Doctors may also prescribe medicine to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and control pain and other symptoms. For patients experiencing IC, angioplasty, bypass surgery or thrombolytic therapy may be necessary to treat the symptoms of PAD.
In extreme cases, especially if the leg has gangrene, doctors may recommend amputating the lower leg or foot. However, more than 90% of patients with gangrene who are seen by vascular specialists can avoid amputation or have it limited to a small portion of the foot or toes.
Lifestyle changes that can help manage PAD include:
- Managing diabetes by maintaining healthy blood sugar levels
- Lowering high cholesterol
- Lowering high blood pressure
- Quitting smoking
- Eating foods low in saturated fats and calories
- Maintaining your ideal body weight
- Exercising and walking regularly (at least 30 minutes 3 times a week)
If you suspect you may have or you’ve been diagnosed with, peripheral arterial disease, PAD, learn what you can do to reverse it by signing up for my free ecourse. Simply look for the big black box on this page for easy access.
What Can Be Done To Avoid Atherosclerosis?
7 Steps You Can Take NOW!
There are so many variables that determine your heart and cardiovascular health that it’s difficult to know whether or not you currently have plaque building in your arteries or if you’ll suffer from illness caused by atherosclerosis in the future. But…
There are some major indicators:
* General health
There are some steps you can take immediately to help you live a longer, healthier life and these include the following:
1) Overweight? Lose it. Being overweight is extremely unhealthy and causes many problems such as metabolic syndrome which has been linked to heart disease and diabetes. Even 10 pounds of excess fat makes your ticker work harder to pump blood and increases your risk of heart disease. Belly fat is the worst type and you should take every feasible action to rid yourself of it.
2) Smoke? Quit! Cigarettes, tobacco, contain carbon monoxide which can literally cause your heart to suffer from oxygen deprivation. Breathing enough carbon monoxide can cause death by carbon monoxide poisoning and carbon monoxide is proven to build-up in body tissues via prolonged or continuous exposure. That doesn’t mean you’ll die from carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoking; you’ll probably never chain smoke enough cigarettes to accomplish that but it, carbon monoxide, certainly doesn’t help your heart to breathe easy.
Cigarrettes and tobacco contain over 300 different toxins and carcinogens and may be why smoking is THE major cause of lung cancer and a major contributor to heart disease.
3) Start Sweating. If you’re sedentary begin a sensible exercise program that your doctor approves. Exercise increases HDL cholesterol (the good stuff that cleans your arteries) and raising your HDL just a few points can be extremely beneficial in the fight to keep athersclerosis at bay.
4) Eat Healthy. Eat a well balanced diet and I am not talking a burger, fries and a shake. I’m talking lean protein, high fiber foods like wheat bran found in cerals, whole grain foods (oats, barley, wheat), beans and lentils, fruits and veggies high in fiber and anti-oxidants.
5) Saw Logs. Get 8-9 hours sleep each night. Good, deep sleep is essential. Your body repairs itself while you sleep. If you continually deprive your body of precious sleep time, your body will not be able to complete necessary repairs and you will eventually suffer from disease.
6) Increase Knowledge. Learn as much as you can about staying healthy. You’ve heard that knowledge is power, well, that’s not entirely true. Knowledge + action = power. Learn all you can about keeping fit, healthy and happy and then take the necessary actions to achieve good results.
7) Pay Attention and Listen. Pay attention to your body and any warning signs it may be giving you. This is an important step. Learn to listen to your body, and yes, I know that may be difficult for a lot of people since most people don’t even know how to properly listen or pay attention to a conversation with a friend but…
You need to learn to listen to what your body tells you and if you are feeling off, and it lasts more than a day or comes back often to visit you I suggest you find out WHY, because, it could save your life.
If you have been told your cholesterol is high or diagnosed with atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) causing coronary artery disease or peripheral artery diseaseand you’d like to learn how to reverse it without drugs or surgery simply look for one of my ecourse sign up links which can be found in various locations on this page.
3 Natural Ways to Clear Plaque from Your Arteries and Prevent, Even Reverse Atherosclerosis
The Natural Approach To Plaque Prevention and Reversal In 3 Steps
1) It narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to supply the heart muscle.
2) The plaque can rupture causing blood clots or break loose from artery walls, both, leading to obstructions that cause heart attacks and strokes.
3) Plaque also causes further inflammation within the blood vessel, narrowing the artery even more. Ideally, we should all follow healthy lifestyles that minimize the likelihood that plaque will begin building up. Yet sometimes our poor diet and exercise habits catch up with us, and for others, heart disease and vulnerability to atherosclerosis simply run in their families.
Nowadays, the most common mainstream medical solution to plaque accumulation is to prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins such as Crestor and Lipitor. These drugs have many downsides though, including a number of potentially serious side effects, among them muscle and liver damage. A natural approach to prevent or reverse atherosclerotic plaque entails a number of simple but powerful and effective lifestyle changes.
So what can you do?
Eating proper, healthy food is step 1.
A heart-healthy, anti-plaque-and anti-inflammation diet consists of whole, fresh, nutrient-rich foods and a minimum of processed products. Limiting processed foods is vital because they are low in nutrients yet full of unhealthy and inflammation-causing fats, sugars, sodium and additives. When it comes to healthy foods, your list of favorites should include large amounts of these foods:
*Cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage and kale, which are abundant sources of disease-fighting antioxidants.
*Pomegranates, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other colorful fruits. These are packed with phytonutrients called flavonoids that possess potent antioxidant properties.
*Fiber-rich foods that not only boost digestive health, but also help the body eliminate cholesterol and balance blood sugar levels. Choose unrefined whole-grain cereals like oats (oatmeal), whole grain breads, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, oat bran, legumes, nuts or seeds. They’re easy to incorporate into nearly every meal, and a handful of walnuts or almonds makes for a heart-healthy snack.
*Oily, cold-water fish such as wild salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and herring. These are rich in healthy, inflammation-fighting fats known as omega-3 fatty acids. Eat at least two servings a week. Other good dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids are flaxseed and walnuts.
Work Up A Sweat – Exercise
Even if you follow a healthy diet, sitting at the computer all day and watching TV all evening is like signing up for heart disease. Exercise keeps you healthy by controlling blood lipid abnormalities and improving circulation. It can also help control stress, a well-known contributor to heart disease.
If you are in good health but have been inactive, start with 10 to 15 minutes of aerobic activity (brisk walking, biking, etc.) three times a week. Gradually work your way up to 30 to 45 minutes four to six (ideally seven) times weekly. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, consult your physician before embarking on a new exercise program.
The simple secret to a successful exercise program is to find an activity that you truly find fun, whether it’s dancing, swimming, riding a bike or taking a brisk walk. For greater enjoyment and accountability, schedule regular exercise dates with a friend, neighbor or coworker.
Take Vitamin Supplements
In addition to diet and exercise, there are effective, well-tolerated products and natural supplements that help dissolve plaque, fight the major cause of athersclerosis and strengthen arteries. In order to learn more about the real major cause of atherosclerosis, along with the products and supplements that can safely dissolve arterial plaque simply sign up fro my free, no obligation eCourse “Reversing Atherosclerosis.” To sign up look for the big black box or big arrows on this page.
Discover HOW to Prevent – Even REVERSE Heart Disease
Without drugs or surgery
However, most information you’ll locate has nothing to do with reversing heart disease without drugs or surgery. And it’s important to keep, one thing uppermost in your mind and that is: mainstream medicine isn’t there to actually cure your heart disease, rather, mainstream medicine is concerned only with keeping you alive and managing your heart disease for as long as you can pay; so that you may undergo various forms of treatment such as angioplasty or by pass surgery and take costly heart medications. These protocols are BIG business and bring in HUGE revenues.
Heart surgery for blocked arteries, called angioplasty (ballooning, stenting) and bypass surgery (they split your chest open) are both an extremely significant source of revenue for hospitals, surgeons, cardiologists, lab technicians and drug companies. And so …
They don’t want you to die, they want you to live. And the reason they want you to live is for the sole purpose of extracting more money from either you, your insurance carrier or both. Whether or not you live a life of quality is not relevant, only that you live to under go therapy.
Imagine life and a world without heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and other diseases … it would be great for people like you and me but how on earth would doctors, surgeons and drug company executives buy their fancy cars, expensive homes and exotic vacations?
Now, please understand, there is a place for angioplasty and bypass surgery. In the event a coronary artery is blocked 95% – 100% and has either caused a heart attack or heart attack is definitely eminent then surgery is a life saving and necessary proceedure. But …
What about the person who has mild to moderate atherosclerosis and has time to reverse it before an eminent heart attack? Why not get rid of it and abolish the danger? Ah yes, because we are told it’s impossible! And WHY is it impossible? It’s impossible because, big Pharma hasn’t yet come up with an expensive drug with which they can bleed you dry!
Are there cures available for various diseases?
Taking into consideration the vast amount of “brain power” and curiousity in the science world, I have no doubt. I also suggest that main stream medicine and drug companies pay to keep those cures, especially if there is no way to extract huge fees for services or medications, from the public. And, if some brave soul decides to expose the truth, they are labeled as “quacks,” ostracized and often reported to the FTC (consumer protection gestopo). I also believe that when you are able to find quality, life changing information prudence dictates that one take immediate action and give it a try.
That’s why I urge you to read what a former heart surgeon has to say about how to prevent, even REVERSE heart disease. You can pick up this extremely rare and valuable information using the link below.
Is Green Tea Good For Your Heart?
A few months after the Food and Drug Administration declined to award a health claim to the makers of green tea, a study from Japan was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing a significant reduction in deaths from cardiovascular disease among drinkers of green tea.
The study was initiated in an attempt to study a possible association between the consumption of green tea and reduced mortality. Investigators in Japan enrolled over 40,000 people in this study, and followed them prospectively for more than 11 years. And…
During that time, individuals who drank more than 5 cups of green tea per day had a risk of overall mortality, and of mortality related to cardiovascular disease, that was 16% lower than for individuals who drank less than 1 cup of green tea per day. And…
The protective effects of green tea was stronger in women than in men. Furthermore, green tea was also associated with a reduction in the risk of stroke.
In general, the health benefits from green tea were seen in individuals who drank at least 1 cup per day.
Several potential mechanisms have been postulated for beneficial effects mediated by green tea, including its antioxidant properties and its favorable influence on hypertension and LDL cholesterol.
It is entirely likely that in 10 – 15 years, once definitive clinical trials are at last completed, the FDA will finally declare green tea to be useful in reducing cardiovascular disease. You can wait for this to happen if you want or you can drink green tea and decide for yourself.
Kuriyama S, Shimazu T, Ohmori K, et al. Green tea consumption and mortality due to cardiovascular disease, cancer and all causes in Japan. The Ohsaki study. JAMA2006;296:1255-65.