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03-17-2008, 08:17 PM
A younger friend of mind has just been told she must have surgery for a serious blockage in her heart. I am thinking of my own health - which can't be very good at the moment, as I am overweight and older than she is and have a lot of stress in my life which is pretty much unavoidable at the moment. Has anyone found that the RAW food diet has cleared any blockages they have had, enabling them to avoid serious surgery? Has this way of eating benefited them in the way that "chelation therapy" is supposed to? Just wondering. Thanks.:confused:
03-17-2008, 08:21 PM
I've had circulation problems and have found that gingko, cayenne pepper the capsules along with olive oil on everything has really, really helped me.
Also Hawthorn is great for the heart.
I would start these right away and raw food is a life saver:D
You're a good friend.
03-17-2008, 08:43 PM
He says that when a body tends to be acidic, the blood vessals get damaged. The chlosteral is used to protect the blood vessels. Getting the body into it's correct alkaline range should take care of everything.
I have met many people who have taken the chelation therapy. It works very well. If I was facing heart surgery, I'd try this first. The results come rather quickly.
03-18-2008, 04:39 AM
I have seen how chelation therapy works and would really suggest going that route. Also, blockage is systemic and not just localized to arteries around the heart! Why not go the safe and natural route and take care of the entire body? Also, do some research on Linus Pauling and the cure for heart dis-ease. These two things along with a raw food diet will turn her life around.
Joel Fuhrman (a NYC cardiologist) has a lot of very interesting discussion about cardiovascular health in his book 'Fasting and Eating For Health'. Raw foodists will also appreciate many of his dietary recommendations therein (also, on a non-cardiovascular focus, see his other excellent book 'Eat To Live').
It is Mr. Fuhrman's regular practise to put his heart patients on SUPERVISED water-only fasts, the results of which, he claims, include the body's own tendency to dissolve atherosclerotic plaques as the fast progresses. Note that Fuhrman is very well respected by many of his medical counterparts, he is not a renegade operating on the fringes of his profession. While surgery may perhaps still prove necessary in your friend's case, islesgirl, she would still be very wise to read 'Fasting and Eating For Health', or (even better) contact Dr. Fuhrman as soon as she can (drfuhrman.com). Note that Fuhrman has recently released another book entitled 'Cholesterol Protection for Life', but I cannot comment upon this book because I have not read it. 'Fasting and Eating For Health' would still be the most important one to get, initially, since it deals with options for immediately tackling existing cardiovascular conditions.
Whatever her course of action, I hope she regains her health satisfactorily.
03-18-2008, 09:56 AM
Thank you all for your very informative comments. I simply haven't time to discuss any of them now, but I really appreciate the time you took to respond to my question.
Arky - I may buy that book about Fasting with water. That would be amazing if it were really so!
03-18-2008, 05:09 PM
I have read that a glass of pomegranate juice every day reduced arterial blockage but you must take it every day and it takes a couple of months for the effects to register.
Google pomegranate cholesterol
and you will get lots of links.
Oh, another thing occured to me - grapefruit pectin has been shown to offer some promise in clearing arterial deposits, and it's very cheap to obtain - NOW Foods do it (iHerb are a good retailer for NOW stuff). It's also very mild-tasting, incidentally.
Basically, you should consider a multi-pronged approach:
1) consume plenty of antioxidants to protect against further free-radical induced arterial damage (which is one cause of deposit accumulation in the arteries). Pomegranates, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, prunes etc.
2) consume substances that support vascular integrity, such as rutin (e.g. buckwheat sprouts), hesperidin (citrus peels - be sure these are organic, though, to avoid toxic artificial colourants etc.), hawthorn etc.
3) look into grapefruit pectin as a possible option, but PLEASE don't let your friend try this without consent from a doctor. I can't recall where I picked this one up from but it might have been a Jean Carper book.
03-19-2008, 06:29 PM
Arky, do you think that combining whole grapefruits in smoothies would be good enough? For myself, I mean.
03-19-2008, 06:52 PM
My dad had 7 blockages and was schedule for surgery. He started taking MSM 2 weeks before surgery. When we took him in for surgery the doctor came out within just a few minutes and said: "I don't know what happened, but now all his blockages are less then 5%, we don't need to do surgery now".
Worth checking into, may have saved my dads life.
MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) is a sulphur-rich substance that supports elasticity of the vascular system, so it is quite possible that it helped your father.
Thankyou for your insight, I'll remember that.
Incidentally, silicon is another substance that is extremely beneficial to the structure of artery walls, giving them strength and resiliency (remember that many researchers believe oxidative damage to artery walls leads to scarring and subsequent build-up of atherosclerotic plaque, so shoring up the strength of the artery materials is likely to help protect them from damage). You can get silicon from horsetail ('shavegrass') tea, and from shiny fruits and vegetables such as apples and bell peppers, cucumbers etc. However, one truly excellent supplement that I use myself is Jarrow Formulas' 'BioSil', which is extremely assimilable.
islesgirl, on the subject of grapefruit pectin, I would be inclined to go ahead with your suggestion (since you have nothing to lose in so doing), BUT I should point out that in the book I read about this, it clearly stated that, on the basis of the studies conducted, one could not expect equivalent effects unless one used purchased, powdered, grapefruit pectin. Make of this what you will, I'm just passing along what the book said.
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