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Treating Atherosclerosis Naturally

Atherosclerosis is the result of smoking, too much fat in the diet (including cholesterol, see box” Ideal cholesterol levels “), and lack of proper exercise, coupled with excessive mental and emotional stress and strain. This causes a gradual buildup of fatty deposits – or atheroma – on the walls of the arteries, which gradually hardens or calcifies with linte and prevents the arteries from expanding and contracting as they should. Hardening of the arteries is called arteriosclerosis.

Stable plaques grow slowly over time and cause symptoms of chest pain, but they are less likely to break free and cause a heart attack. Unstable plaques, however, are the things of nightmares: they are the precursors of chest pain, heart attacks and sudden death. If they break free the victim enters the final stage – stage 5 – of atherosclerosis. Unstable plaques cause blood clots and blockages of the heart artery and death of the associated heart muscle – a heart attack which may be fatal to the victim.

Treatment:

1. Because there are rarely any symptoms associated with the onset of this condition, every person is at risk to be affected by atherosclerosis. Heart disease is a silent threat that is ever-present from the accumulation of plaque in the arteries without the person being aware of the danger.

2. he fat eaten should be a blending of different types of unsaturated fat from sources like: Olive oil, rape oil, sunflower oil, soy oil, walnut oil and fish. Then you will get enough of mono-unsaturated fat, omega-3-unsaturated fat, and omega-6-poly-unsaturated fat, but not too much of any of them.

3. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant within your body’s fluids. Studies have shown that by taking vitamin C supplements, you can lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis disease.

4. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant within your body’s fats. Studies have shown that by taking vitamin E supplements, atherosclerosis disease progression, the development of coronary thrombosis and heart attacks can be reduced.

5. Alternative therapies combining a range of physical and psychological approaches have been shown by Dr. Dean Omish in the United States to halt and even reverse atherosclerosis. Particularly successful seem to be those involving a healthy diet with food supplements, exercise, yoga, massage, and relaxation therapy, counseling and other “talking therapies” linked to close social support.

6. A combination of two nutrients vitamin C (1,000 mgs) and amino acid lysine (30 mgs) taken daily appears to reverse atherosclerosis according to Pauling and Rath. Vitamin E is considered a highly effective way of reducing high blood pressure (400i.u daily) recommended. Supplementing a combination of these nutrients is more effective long term that drugs designed to lower blood pressure – they deal with the cause of the problem rather than the symptom.

7. As a preventative measure, oral chelation supports a range of body functions. Through detoxification, heavy metals that combine with unhealthy LDL cholesterol, calcium carbonate and fatty acids to form plaque that harden on artery walls and can lead to heart disease are bound in the bloodstream and flushed from the body.

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