Atherosclerosis is the progressive clogging of the arteries. It is a complex process which involves aspects like autoimmunity, infection, dietary incompatibilities, and many others. It is statistically the number one killer on earth. In spite of conventional medical opinion this condition is entirely preventable, and in some cases reversible. There are many peer-reviewed published researches that prove this fact.
What can be done? The following are excellent ways to combat the problem:
- B Vitamins – a simple intervention using 2.5 mg folic acid, 25 mg Vitamin B6, and 0.5mg Vitamin B12 for 1 year, can result in significant reductions in arterial thickness. Always choose natural sources of the B-group vitamins, including probiotic supplementation which produces the entire complement, or a whole food extract, and definitely not synthetic or semi-synthetic vitamins which are usually sold.
- Turmeric: is an excellent cardio protective, and prevents damage to the arteries associated with blockage. Take it with good fats and black pepper to enhance absorbability.
- Garlic –has been found to regress plaque build-up in the arteries, as well as many other potentially life-saving health benefits.
- Sesame Seed: an excellent cardio protective substance, ideally suited for preventing the progression of atherosclerosis.
- Pomegranate – this regresses plaque build-up in the arteries, and has many other health benefits.
- Fermented Cabbage – Sauerkraut or Kimchi, a Korean recipe, which includes fermented cabbage, hot pepper, and various other ingredients, including fermented fish, appears to stall the atherosclerotic process.
- L-Arginine: is capable of preventing arterial thickening and addressing the underlying dysfunction associated with cardiovascular disease: endothelial dysfunction.
This is a small sample of evidence-based natural interventions for cardiovascular disease prevention and/or regression. There are studies on over 200 natural substances capable of reducing the risk of heart attack and conditions related to heart disease.
Remember, heart disease is not natural, not an inevitable disease based on family history. Your daily decisions, especially regarding what you eat or do not eat, are first and foremost. Use food as medicine. Take back control of your health with nutrition, and realize that food is the only medicine that will both nourish you and heal your body in a way that will produce lasting health.