Soy Milk ( saigon posted on September 16th, 2014 )

A woman with an already high HDL said she’d been drinking a lot of soy milk, especially a kind with more fiber, and her HDL went off the  chart. She says its the best thing for removing fats from around the heart. For what its worth, buy soy milk instead of regular milk and drink 3-4 cups a day, worth a try!

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Any high fibre content helps LDL levels ( saigon posted on September 12th, 2014 )

Oat Bran is probably the most popular. Followed closely by Psyllium and ground flax seed. Flax seed also has large amounts of Omega 3′s and 6′s. I once read that because Fiber keeps your Intestinal tract clean it helps lower levels of LDL and to some extent triglycerides.

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Hello everyone, I have another question ( saigon posted on September 12th, 2014 )

I hope I’m not being repetitive here.

My brother (angioplasty 3 weeks ago, stent) is very depressed and can’t do much without pain. Even driving hurts. He doesn’t use his nitro, though. I was wondering if the nitro affects mood or the healing process. I want to encourage him to use his nitro when he hurts, but he’s always been a man who knows his own mind and body (healthy, ate well etc.), and I think this experience has thrown him for a loop. He hates taking medicine and use only canadian drugs mart – online pharmacy.

Is there a book perhaps, that you can recommend on the healing process for heart attack victims? I need to educate myself about  this problem so I can be helpful and not annoying or inaccurate.

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Not oat meal, pure oat bran, and I mix it with low fat yogurt to ( saigon posted on September 5th, 2014 )

moisten it up and make it palatable. You are right on with the amino acids. I can’t find the two short explainations about Carnitine and Arginine but several grams a day is recommended by two studies that showed they cut heart problems over the long haul.

I think it was on MSN health where I saw it. If I find it I will send it on. I think one study was in Italy and another in one of the Scandanavian countries.

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I agree whole “heartedly” (no pun intended) ( saigon posted on August 30th, 2014 )

Oat bran is great to  drop the cholesterol level and raise the HDL.

I can’t wait to get in get my next lipid panel done so I can see what  my numbers are this time.

I dropped mine 100 points last August by just eating right and taking  no statins whatsover. Only taking CoQ10, Policosanol, Niacin,  Hawthorn, L-Arginine and L-Carnitine… no prescription drugs at all.

But oat meal is super for you in the morning.

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The best cholesterol cure is “Oat Bran” and will drop your LDL like a rock in as little as one month ( saigon posted on August 29th, 2014 )

Go to the library and get the book a “6 Week Cholesterol Cure” and follow the recommendations there. It was a best seller a few years ago and the evidence presented in the book is great and did well for me. I dropped mine to well below the recommended high level in a month, from 230 to 174 following a hear attack.

You can’t go far wrong with the recommendations in this book.

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Recently, I have been learning about food and the work of ( saigon posted on August 28th, 2014 )

Mary Enig PhD, Sally Fallon (Nourishing Tradition “cookbook”) and Dr Joseph Mercola. These people say that eating cholesterol does not contribute to chronic high cholesterol in the blood. They say that taking statin drugs, even when a person has high cholesterol may not be good, because cholesterol is actually in there fixing the things wrong with your blood and does not cause plaques. They also say that saturated fat does not cause heart disease, but that the saturated fat of high vitamin butter from grass fed cows contains vitamin D and A which has a large role in protecting the heart. They also say that reduced fat milk and “egg beaters” had dangerous free radicals in them which are not good either. Finally, they also say that a reduced fat diet causes other degenerative diseases to occur , does not help with heart disease and causes people to eat foods higher in vegetable oils which are more often than not, rancid and contain too many omega-6 fatty acids, generic tadalafil online 20mg, they say that the standard american diet (sad) is not good because the proper ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 should be more like 1 to 1 and the sad diet is very high in omega-6 and low in omega-3 which causes imbalances.
I have changed my own diet to eat more to their thinking and have lost weight without dieting and feel as though I am glowing with vibrant health and energy.

I know very little about the connection between stroke and heart disease, but assume this all has something to do with bad blood. I would be curious to know if anyone here is aware of studies refuting their ideas as I would like to understand both sides. I don’t really feel good telling my father in law not to eat his 0g trans fat per serving margarine (still contains up to 5 grams trans fat per serving. I know because I called the company of I can’t believe its not butter and asked) or his egg beaters or his lowfat milk because his condition is serious and I am not a doctor nor do I know very much about heart disease or stroke. Does anyone know what foods could help a person with this condition?

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Is there a book or a site that list dietary suggestions? ( saigon posted on August 28th, 2014 )

My husband just went through Angioplasty of three artieries, the placement of two stents on the Right Side three days ago and has a close to 100% block in the main artery on the left (we go for the stress test on friday to find out if the “natural Bypass” is working with the Right side clear). He has thankfully not had a heart attack but got pretty close to it. He was told that he is to have no fat and only fish, until the left side is clear then we can add a little lite chicken. His Cholestoral was 400. Ok he’s is not over weight and he has a low heart rate and blood pressure.

Does any one know where I can find a “real life” and easy to understand diet for this condition? Something that I can go to and say find out if rice cakes unsalted are Ok or what snacks in general are OK and what herb help enhance foods and recipes for a salad dressing and so on. I don’t want him to get bored. He also had his last cigarette just before the procedure, of course he didn’t know that at the time. Thankful he seems to understand that he can’t ever smoke again but I really don’t want his food to become boring. My family has decided for the most part to follow the same guideline so he doesn’t feel left out but as far as a diet post cath I have no idea how to be creative with it.

Sorry I know this is a long post and I hope that it is clear, this is still all so new and although we as a family never ate really poorly big changes still need to be made, so I’m just asking for a little direction.

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I took my husband to the hospital in June ( saigon posted on August 26th, 2014 )

for heartburn, out of 5 Doctors only 1 wanted to keep him, Thank God. They did a angio. Which when they tried to go up 3 different veins his heart stopped, so the Doctor stopped. Open Heart surgery was in order. They said he had 6 blockages and 2 small veins missing. Only did 4 by pass surgery. Said over 50% of his heart is damaged now. He has had nothing but pain, etc. since then. Went in last week for another angio, as they thought maybe the grafts were not taking. They said they were wonderful.
Still have pain in the neck area now, never before. Not sure what to do, they are going to do a MRI on his neck, they said they might had crushed a disc in his neck on the table during surgery. He says no more Doctors and meds. He does not have high Cholesterol. His is to low. He did not fit the idea of a heart attack, not yet 50, did not smoke, no history all the above. I am confused and stressed over him.
Do i need to take his medical records to someone else and see what they say. Don’t want him to give up. Has a stress full job, but can’t quit as then not sure anyone would insure him. Can someone give me some ideas or help for him and me. Thank you, i did read all the messages told him about the Cayenne. Not sure i have him convinced to try that yet hahaha. will try anything right now.

again Thank you

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My test for C reactive Protein was OK, but this was done in Canada ( saigon posted on August 22nd, 2014 )

My test for antibodies was done in Russia. They did a test for all common antibodies and this one popped up but most people sometime in their life will have this bacterial infection and I think I had it in my youth.

There is some saying there is a nano bacteria, others say it is hogwash, but those that believe it have said that only tetracycaline will knock them and you have to prepare them first by softing up the shell they have around them so it is a two step process. I don’t know what to believe on that. But, I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to do the treatment if you don’t take antibiotics often. Check out “N. sanguineum” in a search and see what you think.

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Did they test you for your C-reactive protein levels? ( saigon posted on June 7th, 2014 )

Just before my last heart attack, I had been in the hospital for 15 days fighting off a renal infection caused by a virulent strain of E. Coli. Normally, your C-reactive proteins are in a safe range of less than 10, but when fighting infections, can spike over 10,000!

I figure all those days of having a fever of 102 to 105 probably elevated my CRPs long enough to scar my coronary arteries and start forming a clot…in spite of all the Coumadin I was taking!! My doctor is not saying a thing since he did know about CRPs at that time and never tested me!

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God bless his parents – how wonderful ( saigon posted on March 3rd, 2014 )

That is baffling whats going on with your husband – do his doctors have any idea how he ended up in this situation?

I went to cardiac rehab after my heart attack and learned some of the risk factors are: smoking, overweight, stress, lack of exercise, family history. I think there might have been another one, can’t think of it right now. I had all of them.

I have lost 22 lbs since then and just about quit smoking – plus I go to an exercise class 3 or 4 times a week. I also have drastically changed my diet. I do not want it to happen again.

Please keep us posted.

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CoQ10 Info ( saigon posted on May 11th, 2013 )

Edith in the Bypass Surgery Recovery Support Group posted this the other day. It is some darn good reading and explains in plain English what it does for the body.

I have been taking it for 8 mos. now, since my MIs and quadruple bypass surgery and feel terrific. I am not taking any prescription drugs at all and this is the foundation to all my supplements.

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Use Birdseye Pepper ( saigon posted on April 25th, 2012 )

it is about 150k btu, but don’t take it on an empty stomach. You will find it works better. Birdseye is from Africa and it is about the cheapest you can buy.

I raise habenero which are hotter yet, about 200+ btu in my window and have for years now. They are bell shaped and orange. Sometimes you can find them fresh in the stores as the Mexicans love them. Save a few seed and plant them in your window sill, they can get about 3 ft high at maturity and will bear for years. I have some going on 3 years and still producing well.

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