Hardening of the Arteries)
By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND
More Info (a must read)
Free Radical Damage
The number one cause of death in the United States is
cardiovascular disease. Through improper diet and toxic
damage to the body, people develop a thickening of interior
vessel walls, usually by fatty or mineral deposits that reduce
the opening size and obstruct blood flow. This process is
probably precipitated by free radical damage.
Restricted blood flow prevents tissues from getting oxygen and nutrients, which prevents wounds from healing,
causes coldness in the extremities and affects memory and
cognitive function. When a blood clot forms in the circulatory system it may get lodged in the heart, causing cardiac
arrest, or in the brain, causing a stroke.
Although cholesterol has been implicated as the primary
culprit in hardening of the arteries, more recent research is
showing this is simply not the case. High insulin levels are a much better indicator of cardiovascular risk than is high
cholesterol. Free radical damage or oxidative stress is at the
root of this problem, so reducing free radical damage withantioxidants like CoQ10
and Super ORAC can be very
helpful in preventing this problem.
A little known factor that contributes significantly to this
problem is the chlorination of water supplies. Chlorine
is a free radical that turns high-density lipoproteins into
low-density lipoproteins. Put into layman's terms, chlorine
makes cholesterol gummy so that it sticks to the lining of
the arteries. Purifying both your drinking water, and the
water in which you abthe or shower, can help to prevent
Supplementation with iodine will counteract chlorine as well.
Once arteriosclerosis is present, an oral chelation program (with Mega-Chel for ex.) can help reverse it. Garlic, capsicum and herbs to support
liver detoxification will also be helpful.
Below is a list of suggested products. Those in bold are key products for the health issue explained on this page.
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Therapies: Hydration, Low Glycemic Diet and Oral
Herbs: Butcher's Broom, Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba,
Hawthorn Berries, Korean Ginseng, Rosc Hips
and Wild American Ginseng
Herbal Formulas: Capsicum & Garlic with parsley,
GC-X. HSII and SF
Herbal Extracts: CurcuminBP, Green Tea Extract and
Nutrients: Black Currant Oil, Chromium C, T F, Flax Seed
Oil, Folic Acid Plus, Ixcilhin. protease, Vitamin E and
Nutraceuticals: Solstic Cardio, Cardio Assurance,
Carotenoid Blend, Mega-Chel and Thai-Go
Essential Oils: Pink Grapefruit
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