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    Areterial Plauque clearning.. non prescription methods?
    BruceHHughes posted:
    Is there anyone here that has had plaque problems that isnt just following their MD's diet of pharmacuticals..

    I totally dont believe they the pharmacuticals help, so I am attempting to work with vitamins etc..

    Is anyone else wandering this path of personal healing I can speak to?

    OldCoach1942 responded:

    I'm not the person you want to talk with, but just let me say.....

    Prescription medications that you can take to help with heart disease are approved based upon rigorous scientific studies, usually double-blind studies that are peer-reviewed, and produced in controlled environments. Vitamins and herbs do not have the research behind them that drugs do and show a wide variation in their active ingredients because their manufacture is not regulated.

    If you choose to go the vitamins and herbs route, that's your decision, but I urge you to think this through. You might consider trying the medications first (they have helped me as well as other heart disease patients) and then switching to the vitamins if the drugs don't work for you.

    Good Luck
    DeadManWalking56 responded:

    Read up on endothelial function and cholesterol effusion. The effusion is the release of cholesterol by plaque objects. It seems to be activiated by increase in the enzyme paraoxonase, which is predominately responsive to pomegranate products.

    A low fat diet high in fiber and anti-oxidants can halt the progression of atherosclerosis.

    Endothelial function, artery maintanence and healing, is improved with pistachios, and step-wise improved as you change out lifestyle factors that aggravate heart disease.

    Daily moderate exercise, with occasional more intense exercise, helps wring out LDL and triglycerides by using them for energy in long cardio.

    The vitamins themselves are isolated forms of a few anti-oxidants. The highest impact anti-oxidants are herbs and spices, followed by fruit, followed by vegetables. The bigger the variety of all those in your diet, the healthier you will be.

    Damage comes from stress to the arteries and oxidized LDL. Cut stress, eliminate ox-LDL, start cholesterol effusion, and that is the best you can do. Its a slow process.

    Check out the Heart Health Fuhrman Ornish board for more on diet and heart disease.


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