How do you remove plaque in arteries?
I’m going to cover how do you remove plaque in arteries, if you have arterial plaque this post will show you what you need to do to unclog arteries safely and in as natural a way as possible. Is it possible to remove plaque in the arteries just by dieting, exercise, stress reduction and stopping smoking?
To be honest all of these measures combined will have an effect on the amount of arterial plaque in your body.
However, I believe that your arteries need a little help in dissolving arterial plaque and creating more Nitric oxide to help in repairing the damage done to your arteries by inflammation. I should know what I’m talking about considering that a heart attack almost killed me at the age of 45, I’m now 65 with the arteries of a much younger man.
How did I do it?
Firstly I did my research on scientific studies that confirmed to me how a combination of lifestyle changes, two fantastic enzymes Serrapeptase and Nattokinase and a l arginine product have contributed to a huge change in my arterial health.
I want to go back in time to explain everything that happened around that life threatening event, my cholesterol was very high 9.5 actually, I was taking the prescribed statins (lipitor) however the drugs didn’t prevent a massive heart attack. Following my heart attack I learned from the cardiologist that I had a 95% blockage in my left anterior descending artery. (main artery going from the heart) it came as no surprise that i almost died from a blockage that prevented the blood supply from going to my heart.
Over the following years I changed my food intake to include more heart healthy foods, I did my best to keep my life stress free ( not easy with three young children) I took my heart medications every day and I exercised as much as possible. I had many opportunities to speak with heart specialists and doctors so I asked the question many times ” how do you remove plaque in arteries” each time I got the same answer, statins will keep your cholesterol down which is a good thing but statins won’t remove plaque in the arteries.
I knew that cholesterol or more specifically “bad cholesterol” was a major component in arterial aqueous formation along with calcium and other bad stuff in the arteries, the proliferation of fast food outlets doesn’t help cholesterol levels and can be quite harmful. Over time, it gradually builds up in the arteries and plaque forms, more recent studies have linked inflammation in the arteries to heart attacks and strokes, studies have shown that heart disease is affecting a much younger section of the population.
I knew what the problem was so how did I find a solution to how do you remove plaque in arteries? as I said earlier I believe that by eating a heart healthy diet you reduce the chances of inflammation in the arteries, if you eat the right foods you help your body to create more Nitric oxide (it reduces inflammation) regular exercise helps, reducing stress helps, stopping smoking, alcohol in moderation and taking a combination of these two fantastic enzymes all contribute to remove plaque in the arteries.
If you follow these recommendations you will find that over time plaque in your arteries will start to reduce, blood flow to your heart and other parts of your body will start to return to normal, blood pressure will normalize and the health if your arteries will improve. So here is what you need to do to remove plaque in arteries:
All of the advice from doctors and nutritionists seem to point to a healthy diet as a way to reduce plaque in the arteries, supermarkets have a vast range of foods on offer, its easy to buy food that are harmful to your health on the other hand you should buy foods that are nutritious and good for your health.
Add as many vegetables to your diet as possible especially tomatoes, they contain carotenoid hygiene this decreases the oxidation of bad cholesterol, buy spinach and garlic both are rich in fiber, potassium, and folate that reduce plaque build-up.
Turmeric is a spice that many use for flavor but it also has medicinal qualities, it is good for inflammation reduction it decreases bad fats in the blood, add ginger to your meals also it is a potent anti-inflammatory and can help with blood flow. Use cayenne pepper it improves blood circulation because it contains the compound capsaicin that inhibits oxidation of the bad cholesterol or LDL (low density lipoprotein)
A healthy diet would not be complete without a nice blend of fruit, apples are great because they contain pectin suggested in some studies to lower cholesterol by as much as 40%, eat avocados and pomegranate both are helpful in reducing cholesterol (LDL and HDL) bad and good.
What you drink
What you drink is equally important to remove plaque in arteries, sweet sugary drinks can cause diabetes, diabetes is linked to heart disease, supplement your heart healthy diet with 4-6 glasses of good quality tap or bottled water, drink tea or coffee in moderation.
There’s nothing wrong with having a few beers or wine at the weekends but don’t have more than a few glasses, studies have suggested a link between alcohol and heart disease because of the amount of sugar in the ingredients.
There is no denying it we do need fats as part of our diet fats are a source of essential fatty acids that our bodies can’t produce on its own, we need fats to absorb soluble vitamins like A, D and E into our bodies, any fats that our bodies doesn’t need it turns into energy. Fish contain the best fats so I recommend that you eat fish at least twice a week if possible because they contain omega 3’s they are good for reducing inflammation, cholesterol, triglycerides and high blood pressure, types of fish to eat are:
Some research has suggested that bacteria in your gut can convert a nutrient in meat into a compound that actually hastens plaque build-up in the arteries, in my opinion you have to take this research with a grain of salt, in other words everything in moderation lean steak is low in fat and cholesterol but high in protein, I consider lean meat once or twice a week to be part of a healthy diet.
The digital age has meant that a lot more people have to spend a large part of the day sitting in front of a computer, this doesn’t mean that you can’t get regular exercise otherwise a sedentary life plays a key role in the development of heart disease when coupled with a bad diet, too much alcohol, smoking and stress.
Doctors and nutritionists will tell you to get a minimum of 150 minutes of physical exercise each week, by that they mean exercise that will get your heart pumping, I know that walking is a great way to exercise however I’m also a firm believer in getting your heart pumping a bit more.
Walk or run up some steps, do it more than once, that will get your heart pumping and keep it healthy, when winter is stopping you going out there are lots of video workouts on YouTube that will get your heart and body into shape.
Regular exercise has a number of benefits for your heart, it can lower your blood pressure, it can keep the weight down, keeps your bones strong, studies have shown that regular slightly strenuous exercise keeps your heart healthy.
Look for advice from your doctor on exercising if you had a recent heart attack, if you have chest pain, if you are diabetic, if you have had a heart procedure, you have shortness of breath. I realize that you need to start on this path to how do you remove plaque in arteries in but be sensible, you need an exercise program that is safe for you.
I’m forever beating the drum about stopping smoking, so many studies have proven beyond doubt the link between smoking and heart disease, smoking cause not only blockages in the arteries but also lung cancer and COPD, the answer is simple QUIT!!
It’s very difficult to avoid stress, our minds are in a state of flux about even the simplest of things in everyday life can cause stress, things that seem unimportant to some will seem the opposite to others then you have money stress, family stress, relationship stress, job stress, bereavement stress, exam stress, it never ends. Stress or too much of it releases cortisol, it is a hormone responsible for elevated levels of triglycerides associated with plaque build-up and high blood pressure.
Use simple stress relieving techniques to help you get over that stressful period in your life, try to recognize the symptoms of stress so that you know what to do to calm yourself.
There are a number of things that can help for example:
- Count to 10 ( it worked for me)
- Breathe deeply for 20 seconds
- Practice meditation
- Try yoga
- Manage stress by saying no to some requests
In addition to diet, drink, smoking, exercise and stress reduction as part of how do you remove plaque in the arteries its important to look at what actually happens once your arteries become clogged.
Clogged arteries are extremely dangerous, sooner or later the build-up of plaque will become a problem for your heart because it will eventually cause symptoms like chest pain, extreme tiredness, high blood pressure or worse a heart attack, many die from clogged arteries.
The issue as I see it stems from a combination of bad cholesterol, calcium, other unhealthy particles in the blood causing inflammation that may lead to plaque rupturing if it goes downwards it could have devastating consequences in the form of a heart attack. If the plaque ruptures and goes upwards it could cause a stroke. So we need something more than just diet, exercise and stress reduction to remove plaque in the arteries.
I have looked at enzyme studies in relation to dissolving plaque, studies suggested that a combination of two pretolytic enzymes called Serrapeptase and Nattokinase could in fact dissipate arterial plaque, in my case I needed a natural product that contained Serrapeptase and Nattokinase which I found from Good health naturally it is called Blockbuster.
They had the perfect combination to my question on how do you remove plaque in the arteries.
One of the reasons that my arteries are now clear was my use of Blockbuster the mix of Serrapeptase and Nattokinase seemed to do the trick, I took the recommended dosage of two Blockbuster tablets a day one early morning before breakfast and the other last thing before bed.
Secondly I knew from my research on Nitric oxide that it acts as a trigger for cyclic GMP a useful molecule that relaxes the endothelium (inner lining if the arteries) while blood is being pumped from the heart. I also read “no more heart disease” a book written by the Nobel prize winning Doctor Louis Ignarro.
He proved that Nitric oxide production is pivotal to a healthy heart, the good doctor also proved through his research that the aging process has an adverse effect on nitric oxide normally produced by our bodies from the food that we eat.
I knew that my body wasn’t producing enough Nitric oxide to keep my arteries relaxed so I looked again to the people at good health naturally for a solution. It came in the shape of l arginine powder called Healthyflow TM that is mixed with water, I used this product in conjunction with Blockbuster for a year.
At the end of that period I had an angiogram proving that by changing my diet, exercising regularly, reducing stress adding Blockbuster and Healthyflow TM to my daily schedule has more than answered the question that was going aground in my mind for do long ” how do you remove plaque in arteries”
It is possible to remove plaque in arteries as long as you follow the steps outlined, watch what you eat and drink, do exercise that gets your heart pumping, reduce stress, use Blockbuster and Healthyflow TM every day, it will take time however in my experience these are the only methods that I know of to answer the question “how do you remove plaque in arteries”
To you good health
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