Now, I’m not a doctor and nor do I claim to be one (or play one on tv) but I do know quite a bit about the subject as it’s one I have researched and studied.
Here’s a basic explanation of what happens…
Over time our bodies produce arterial plaque and it starts to line the walls of our arteries. The plaque is not a result of eating “red meat” or fat but instead a result of a combination of factors including nutrient/mineral deficiencies, poor eating habits and stress (both physical and emotional).
For example, magnesium deficiency is one of THE leading causes of heart disease but you won’t hear many doctors mention it.
My friend Dr Carolyn Dean is one of the worlds leading experts on magnesium and she has a great book on the subject called “The Magnesium Miracle” and you can find it on amazon and in most book stores.
So back to the “process”… plaque builds up and sometimes it can break away from the wall rupturing the artery and then our bodies try to repair that damage just like when you get a cut… the wound closes up, it will likely form a scab and scar tissue.
Well, if too much build up occurs this creates a partial (or complete) blockage which cuts off the flow of blood and oxygen. In some cases the plaque build up itself gets so large that it creates a blockage.
But what do most doctors tell you to do?
“Eat right… don’t eat red meat”…. “exercise every day for 30-60 mins”… “take prescription medications for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc”
First of all, medication is NOT the answer and it doesn’t even do a good job of treating heart disease once you have it.
Tim Russert was taking several medications and exercising daily.
Speaking of exercise, what most people do for “exercise” will NOT do much to help you prevent disease.
While exercise can be very beneficial you have to know what you are doing and most people, including doctors, don’t.
Also, while most doctors are pushing medications or asprin to thin the blood and prevent heart attacks, there are numerous natural alternatives that are not only safer, but actually work better!
For example, while proteolytic enzymes are great at reducing inflammation, which is a major factor when it comes to heart disease, they also do an excellent job of cleansing the blood of toxnis, killing viruses and bacteria and most importantly, eat away excess fibrous build up.
There are also several great books like “Enzymes: the Fountain of Life” by DA Lopez, MD and “The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy” by Dr Anthony Cichoke and you can find these on google books or amazon.
If you want to beat, or better yet, prevent heart disease I recommend you do the following at the very least:
- Avoid medications at all costs… they should be one of your last options, not the first thing you do
- Read the books I mentioned in this email
- Avoid long duration, low intensity exercise and instead perform short but intense workouts
- Take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement every day at the very least
- Find a doctor who will put you before profits and can help you to become and stay as healthy as possible
- Learn to “calm your mind”, relax and let negative stress and energy bounce right off of you
- Learn as much as you can about “natural health” – notice I said natural health, not just health because there is tons of “health” information out there and much of it is junk
Well, I hope you are doing well and I wish you health, wealth and happiness.
Talk to you soon,
Written By: Updated: June 20,2008