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by Naturali Eva, Natural News:
Many people today rely on their doctors to prescribe harmful drugs, including statins to treat their clogged heart arteries. When the blockage becomes worse they opt to install a stent to improve the blood flow.
Another invasive option is to go for a bypass surgery, which sometimes makes them die faster due to complications which many times we hear due to infections.
Is that so? I am not a heart surgeon but I think an impaired cell repair that results in the newly sewn artery does not adhere as it should to the heart artery can be one the cause of the complications.
How many times have you ever heard about this post-heart surgery complication possibility from your relatives, friends, or neighbors? Maybe rarely or NONE.
Of course, after prescribing you appropriate drugs or after you are discharged from hospitals where a stent has been placed into your arteries or a bypass surgery has taken place, your doctors would advise you on how you should adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Unfortunately, after a few months or years, you are struck by another harsh heart attack. You would have dedicatedly been taking the drugs and adopting the healthy lifestyle as suggested but it seems something goes wrong somewhere.
You don’t know what it is. If you ask your doctor what might have gone wrong with the prescribed drugs he would probably say that the drugs were carefully tested by scientists for their efficacies before being approved by the FDA. So, you go home and continue to take the drugs for many more years.
Do you have other options perhaps alternative ones that can replace the ‘wonder drugs’ that might trigger a heart attack and serious damage to liver and kidneys?
The Answer is YES
If you take high strength statins you are 34% more likely to end up hospitalized with kidney issues, experts say.
Mayo clinic expert suggests that although you know statin side effects can be annoying consider the benefits of taking a statin before you decide to stop taking your medication. He further asserts that you should talk to your doctor so he may be able to come up with an alternative treatment plan that can help you lower your cholesterol without uncomfortable side effects.
What he tries to convey about the alternative treatment is that your doctor might suggest other types of statins with ‘less side effects.’ Really?
Since you have been reading my article this far, why don’t you read thru the rest of the article so that you can get some idea as to how natural remedies can help you to reverse your clogged arteries.
Most of the lifestyle elements I discuss below might have already been conveyed to you by your doctors or your friends. Anyway, some of the details can be a bit different from what you have heard. So, read on with an open mind.
Oxidative occurs when antioxidants are lacking to neutralize free radicals effectively. Excess free radicals due to oxidative stress can eventually lead to oxidative damage.
Damage done by free radicals to cell membrane molecules can result in atherosclerosis (plaque build-up).
The followings are things you can do to prevent oxidative stress.
Added sugar, high fructose corn syrup, grains (rice, wheat, and others), and processed carbs, all of which can cause oxidative stress. These are foods you need to avoid.
Avoid Fried Foods
Vegetable oils such as sunflower, corn, and soy are categorized as polyunsaturated fats as they contain two or more double bonds in their fatty acid molecules. The double bonds are easily oxidized when during production, shipment, storage, cooking, and in your body.
If oxidized polyunsaturated fats are parts of your arterial cell membranes, then proteins in the membranes, including calcium channel are prone to being malfunctioning. This results in too much calcium getting into your arterial cells and cannot get out due to malfunction, then your endothelial and intimal cells would end up clogged up by calcium.
This build-up is what most scientists and doctors call as cholesterol build-up. Funny isn’t it?
So, avoid using these vegetable oils in cooking. Use healthier cooking oil such as extra virgin coconut oil, palm oil, and coconut oil.
A recent research has shown that eating fried fish can increase your risk of heart disease. Study authors think that fried fish itself is at fault. Instead, eating fried fish may be a litmus test that indicates an unhealthy lifestyle, which is more likely to lead to heart disease.
Note: As all cooking oils get oxidized when heated, and oxidized oils can leed to oxidative stress, then avoiding fried foods altogether would be best if you wish to accelerate your heart disease reversal.
Avoid Processed Foods
Artificial colorings are one of the additives in processed foods thought to cause oxidative stress. Other ingredients such as hydrogenated fats and acrylamides in crackers, muffins, and cakes are also thought to cause similar thing.
Smoking won’t benefit you in any way. Period.
Cigarette smoke contains hundreds or perhaps thousands of chemical compounds containing benzene rings that can cause oxidative stress. If you smoke try to find ways to quit today.
Drink or Quit
Resveratrol contents in red wine are revered as potent antioxidants, Red wine is said to be better in term of antioxidant activities compared to white wine.
How about alcohol content in wine? It is changed to ethanol, an aldehyde that is very harmful to your cells! It is said to be cytotoxic, meaning it can damage any cells in your body, including that of your arteries.
That’s why some experts believe that drinking little alcohol also can harm your health. To them, quitting might be the best choice.
Overeating makes your liver work harder to detoxify chemical contents in your foods. If you make overeating as a habit, you would really burden your liver to work harder and harder.
Habitual overeating is believed can cause toxic overload that circulates in your bloodstream throughout your body, including your heart. The circulating toxins usually are in the form of free radicals (unfinished detox due to too many foods you consumed over time that lacking appropriate antioxidants to neutralize them) that can cause damage to your heart’s arterial cell membrane components.
Manage Stress Well
Chronic stress is associated with oxidative stress and inflammation. Managing your stress can help reduce cortisol, hence prevents oxidative stress.
Eat Lots of Fruits and Veggies
Antioxidants are vital in helping your body to detoxify efficiently as well as helping your body’s natural antioxidants such as glutathione and superoxide dismutase to do their jobs in neutralizing free radicals.
Assorted fruits and veggies are loaded with potent antioxidants. Eat them in every meal and nibble on them when you feel to snack on something.