Arterial Disease

Heart Attacks


Some Topics

  • Diet Revision

    To improve the health of modern citizens and to reduce, at the same time, the increasing costs of health-care, self-responsibility for disease-prevention is required. Each person will have to alter disease-causing habits, change poor eating habits, lose weight, stop smoking and drinking, and become more physically active.

    The American Heart Association recommends:
    1. No exposure to tobacco smoke.
    2. Eat a healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, fish and low-fat meats and dairy. Reduce saturated fats, trans-fatty acids (found in processed foods) and cholesterol.
    3. 20 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise daily. A mixture of aerobic, resistance and flexibility training is recommended.
    4. Blood pressure maintained below 140/90 mm Hg
    5. Cholesterol levels maintained at below 3.367 mmol/L (millimoles per liter) low-density lipoproteins (LDL); above 1.036 mmol/L high-density lipoproteins (HDL); and below 1.695 mmol/L
    6. Achieve and maintain desirable body weight: BMI (body mass index) less than 25.
    7. Maintain waist circumference of less than 101 cm for men, less than 89 cm for women.
    8. Normal fasting blood glucose below 6.1 mmol/L.

    While elevated levels of cholesterol and fat in the blood are risk factors, there are many other contributing factors. It is not clear, even after years of research, exactly who does what to whom. While you can blame many of the problems on high blood fats, there are more basic underlying causes of the complex of disasters that routinely haunt the lives of people with arterial disease. My assumption is that multiple mechanisms of disease converge on the final result and those “normal” foods that most people eat such as processed meat, dairy products, bread, milk and eggs are implicated for a variety of reasons. We know that most overweight people who develop arterial disease tend also to develop diabetes and have symptoms of other disease processes.

    Warning symptoms
    usually precede the onset of circulatory symptoms by many years. These symptoms can usually be resolved by diet revision, but most people ignore or treat their symptoms with drugs and never change the problems so that the underlying disease progressed slowly but surely.
    There are genetic prepositions to develop arterial disease, becoming overweight and developing diabetes, but you still have to eat too much of the wrong foods for many years to get these diseases. Genetic predisposition does not mean you have no choice; you do have a choice before and after the diagnosis is made. Digestive symptoms, for example, suggest that foods that are being eaten are a problem. Because I am convinced that arterial disease is an effect of eating too much of the wrong foods and exercising too little, I advocate complete diet revision. If you are diagnosed with arterial disease, you can be sure that your food choices are wrong and must be changed. You can also be sure you are walking down the wrong path and it's time to stop and find a better path to walk on. Imagine that you live in a little cottage by the sea, think quiet thoughts, walk everywhere, tend your organic vegetable garden, cultivate fruit trees (never sprayed), and go fishing once or twice per week. Now you have a perfect setting and a perfect diet for enduring good health.

    Alpha Nutrition Program Strategy

    The Alpha Nutrition Program is designed to reduce cholesterol, total fat, saturated fats, and food allergy while increasing vegetable fiber intake. The program can be recommended, along with exercise and relaxation, as the most important defense against cardiovascular disease. The program is especially desirable for people who are struggling with chronic symptoms that suggest they have food-related disease and are at risk for arterial disease. Clues to the pervasive effects of the wrong food supply include recurrent symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, digestive symptoms, arthritic symptoms, food cravings and compulsive eating or drinking. The presence of recurrent or persistent symptoms means the complete comprehensive diet revision is required - not just salt and fat reduction.
    • Topics from the book Heart & Arterial Disease The author is Stephen Gislason MD 2018 Edition: 190 Pages

      Major diseases originate from eating too much of the wrong food and damage is done to many organs simultaneously. The evidence does suggest that some interventions are beneficial in terms of preventing heart attacks and strokes and that disease progression can be halted by important changes in diet and increased exercise. The occurrence of a heart attack or stroke confirms that atherosclerosis is advanced, damage has been done and that the rules of intervention have changed. We suggest that a prudent person suffering early vascular dysfunction symptoms would be wise to pursue vigorous, thorough diet revision at the earliest opportunity.

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