Deep Breathing: Without a correct breathing you have a poor cells oxygenation, an acidic pH of the blood, a low mitochondrial energy, a perfect terrain for cancer and all kind of degenerative diseases. If your breathing stops you are dead in max. 3 min, isn’t this a primordial condition to look after? The first thing we do when born is breathing and interestingly enough it is also what deteriorates at the fastest path during our life; along with worsening the breath habits, we must question if this is not the real reason of aging Aging is actually a deterioration of our respiration with metabolic consequences and organs degeneration due to lack of oxygen, an acidification of cells, calling for a progressing cells apoptosis.
Shallow breathing can produce similar symptoms of heart attack. Deep breathing and taking Provex CV which is a Natural Supplement that was researched and published in the American College of Cardiology to reduce the risk of heart disease which I recommend with Phytomega to lower LDL Cholesterol & Triglycerides while increasing the good cholesterol HDL & Co Q10.
Coenzyme Q10 or ubiquinone is an antioxidant can be found in many plant and animal cells. Patients with some chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and hypertension are Co enzyme Q10 deficient. Deficiency of coenzyme Q10 has been observed in patients after coronary revascularization. Studies have showed that Coenzyme Q10 is involved in the production of ATP and therefore is beneficial in preventing cellular damage during ischaemia-reperfusion injury. The clinical benefits are mainly due to its ability to improve energy production, antioxidant activity, and membrane stabilizing properties. Several studies showed that coenzyme Q could be useful in patients with congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease and in the preservation of myocardium. Strong evidence has now emerged supporting the role of oxidative stress and defective energy metabolism in the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinsons disease (PD), Huntingtons disease (HD), and Alzheimer disease (AD). There is, therefore, a robust scientific rationale for testing this agent as a potential neuroprotective therapy. Levels of CoQ10 in the brain and other tissues in humans and animals have been shown to decline with age, further suggesting a potential therapeutic role in age-related neurodegenerative disorders.
Here are the top 10 home remedies for clogged arteries.
Garlic is one of the best remedies for clogged arteries. It helps widen blood vessels and improve blood circulation.
According to a 2007 study done at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, garlic can help relax blood vessels by up to 72 percent more than a placebo. Moreover, garlic lowers bad cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
Add 3 chopped garlic cloves to a cup of milk and boil it. Allow it to cool and drink it daily before going to bed.
Also, include garlic in your cooking or take garlic supplements after consulting your doctor.
Turmeric is another spice that can help treat clogged arteries and make your heart healthy and more functional. Curcumin, the main component of turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help prevent blood platelets from forming clots.
Moreover, turmeric extracts can lower the level of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or bad cholesterol,to reduce buildup in the arteries. It can also relax blood vessels and reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little honey to a glass of warm milk. Drink it 1 or 2 times daily.
Take turmeric supplements. The usual recommended dosage is 400 to 600 mg 3 times daily. However, consult a doctor before taking any supplements.
Also, include turmeric powder in your cooking.
3. Cayenne Pepper
The compound capsaicin present in cayenne pepper prevents bad cholesterol, or LDL, oxidation. This in turn reduces bad cholesterol levels in the blood, which is one of the main reasons behind clogged arteries. It also improves blood circulation and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Add to1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a cup of hot water. Drink it 2 times daily for a few weeks.
You can also take cayenne supplements, but only after consulting your doctor.
Lemon is high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps improve blood pressure and reduce inflammation of the arteries. Plus, lemon helps lower blood cholesterol levels and keep arteries clear by preventing oxidative damage in the blood stream.
Mix the juice of 1 lemon in a glass of warm water, along with a little honey and black pepper powder. Drink it 1 or 2 times daily for a few weeks.
Alternatively, boil 1 tablespoon of lemon peels in 4 cups of water for 20 minutes. Strain and add honey. Drink 1 cup, 3 or 4 times daily for several weeks.
Ginger is another effective remedy for clogged arteries. It contains compounds like gingerols and shogaols that have cardiovascular benefits. Ginger prevents plaque buildup or lessens existing plaque by lowering total cholesterol and blocking oxidation of LDL.
Drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea daily. Make the tea by adding 1 teaspoon of grated ginger to a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 5 minutes, strain and add a little honey.
Alternatively, eat a small piece of raw ginger on an empty stomach daily or take ginger capsules after consulting your doctor.
Note: Do not use ginger remedies if ginger causes gastric upset or heartburn, or you have gallbladder problems or gallstones.
6. Fenugreek Seeds
You can also use fenugreek seeds to treat clogged arteries. These seeds have saponins that can help reduce the level of the artery-clogging LDL cholesterol. Moreover, the high amount of fiber in fenugreek seeds plays a key role in reducing bad cholesterol levels.
Soak 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. The next morning, eat the soaked seeds along with the water on an empty stomach.
Another option is to add 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to 1 cup of water. Boil it for 5 minutes, strain and add a little honey. Drink it 1 or 2 times daily.
Follow either of these remedies daily for several months.
Finally Harvard is saying what I said 38 years ago that prevention is better than Intervention. Meditation is better than Medication.
The interplay between your brain and heart can be seen when looking at how your emotional and mental outlook colors your health especially your heart health. Intense anger, for example, boosts your heart attack risk five-fold, and your stroke risk three-fold.
Intense grief after the loss of a loved one also raises your risk of having a heart attack. The day immediately following your loss, your risk of a heart attack goes up by 21 times, and remains six times higher than normal for several weeks.1
Research also shows that people exposed to traumatic experiences, for example, combat veterans, New Orleans residents who went through Hurricane Katrina, and Greeks struggling through financial turmoil, have higher rates of cardiac problems than the general population.
Diatomaceous earthis a type of powder made from the sediment of fossilized algae found in bodies of water. Because the cells of these algae were high in a compound called silica, the dried powder produced from these fossils is about 80% to 90% silica. Early clinical research suggests that taking diatomaceous earth 250 mg three times daily for eight weeks reduces total cholesterol by up to 13.2% compared with baseline, and also reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides in people with moderately high cholesterol.
Relax your way to lower blood pressure
The easiest way to lower blood pressure is by popping a pill. It takes just a few seconds and you are finished. But pills cost money and often have side effects. Fully relaxing your body and your mind for a few minutes a day could lower your systolic blood pressure (the top number of a blood pressure reading) by 10 points or more—at no cost, and with no side effects.
Researchers with the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital compared a stress management technique called the relaxation response with education about lifestyle changes such as sodium reduction, weight loss, and exercise. They found:
Blood pressure decreased more in the relaxation response group
32% of the volunteers in that group were able to eliminate one blood pressure medication and still keep their blood pressure under control, compared with 14% of the lifestyle group.
The relaxation response, developed by Harvard’s Dr. Herbert Benson, has been shown to reduce heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and muscle tension. Here’s how to do it:
Select a word (such as “one” or “peace”), a short phrase, or a prayer to focus on.
Sit quietly in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
Relax your muscles, progressing from your feet to your calves, thighs, abdomen, and so on, up to your neck and face.
Breathe slowly through your nose, silently saying your focus word, phrase, or prayer to yourself as you exhale.
When other thoughts come to mind, don’t worry. Simply return your attention to your focus word, phrase, or prayer.
Do this for 10–20 minutes.
Sit quietly for a minute or so, then open your eyes.
Practice the relaxation response once or twice a day.
Blood pressure basics
Blood pressure is the force that a wave of blood propelled from the heart exerts on the arteries. It is measured at two points; each measurement is recorded in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
Systolic pressure gauges the pressure in the arteries at systole (SIS-tuh-lee), the instant when the heart contracts and pushes a wave of blood along the arterial tree (think “s” for squeeze). It is the top number of a blood pressure reading.
Diastolic pressure reflects the pressure during diastole (die-AS-tuh-lee), the brief period of relaxation between beats. It is the bottom number of a blood pressure reading.
Hypertension is the formal name for high blood pressure.
Blood pressure categories
Normal (optimal) less than 120 and less than 80
Prehypertension 120 – 139 or 80 – 89
Hypertension 140 or higher or 90 or higher
Prevent HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE?
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
These victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.
Many studies support the belief that having an upbeat and positive attitude will translate into living a longer, healthier life, and conversely, that a pessimistic outlook promotes ill health and can shave years off your life.
For example, in one study,1 the tendency to always expect the worst was linked to a 25 percent higher risk of dying before the age of 65.
Perhaps one of the most well-known forerunners of “the science of happiness” was Norman Cousins, who in 1964 was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease.
After being given a 1 in 500 chance of recovery, Cousins created his own laughter therapy program, which he claims was the key to his ultimate recovery. He went on to write the book, “Anatomy of an Illness,” and established the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology2 in Los Angeles, California.
Atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib, is a type of irregular heartbeat that can increase your chances of suffering a blood clot or stroke.
Unfortunately, a lot of the drugs that are used to treat A-Fib come with a laundry list of side effects, like weight gain, extreme fatigue, trouble breathing, and even chest pains.
And these are the meds that are supposed to make you feel better!
In terms of natural remedies, there has been some really exciting research over the years about using vitamin C to reduce A-Fib episodes.
You see, there’s some strong evidence that A-Fib flare-ups can be linked to oxidative stress and inflammation. And that’s what got scientists wondering whether a strong antioxidant like vitamin C could help keep A-Fib in check.
One study looked at patients who had received coronary bypass surgery, as A-Fib is pretty common after this operation. The patients who got vitamin C along with beta blockers were only one-sixth as likely to develop A-Fib symptoms as those who got just the beta blockers.
In another study out of Greece, vitamin C reduced the incidence of A-Fib among post-op patients by about 27 percent. Patients were taking 500 mg twice a day.
The evidence is pretty good that vitamin C can play some role in the prevention and management of A-Fib, and it’s cheap and safe.
Any time you’re dealing with a heart issue, however, it’s important to loop your doctor into the conversation and let him know you want to give vitamin C a try. I can’t imagine he’ll object.
Reduce your LDL Cholesterol & triglycerides Naturally using Phytosterols. It might seem illogical that you could reduce your cholesterol by eating, but its true. Researchers discovered that pistachio nuts and sunflower seeds contain unique phytosterols that can block cholesterol from being absorbed into your bloodstream.
These phytosterols could also help prevent cancer and heart disease, treat enlarged prostate, and control blood sugar in diabetics. See my special report Five Forbidden Foods that Can Save Your Life for other delicious choices rich in these precious phytosterols.