Diet For Heart Disease

Normalise weight.  Body fat is made from sugars and high animal fat foods. Use a balance of medium-to-high non-animal or low-animal protein, low-fat, low-carbohydrate foods.  Many carbohydrates convert to sugar (glucose) in the body. 

Foods to avoid are processed foods, high sugar content, junk foods and alcohol.  Food should consist of salads, greens fish, both oily and white, organic chicken and turkey, once a week, organic cottage cheese and plain yoghurt, to which add fruit and seeds for their essential fatty acid content. 

Soft boiled or poached eggs, max of three a week, although egg whites are not restricted. Cooking at very low temperatures – use organic eggs only – dramatically reduces their cholesterol-raising effects, since lecithin is not compromised.  Soy foods, such as tofu are invaluable. 

Judicious usage of sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and linseeds, ground, or liquidised for their fats, is essential.  Almonds and walnuts are your best nuts – limited to six each day.  Avoid all margarine, which do not melt until 114 degrees is reached – this never happens in the human body, which means margarine is not broken down and its residues cause clogging of the arteries.  Avoid anything which states ‘hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats’.  Achieve a good weight for height and bone structure initially with the above way of eating, cholesterol will naturally lower on this regime. 

Supplements are necessary – the very minimum of which, to protect the heart, even with an optimal organic diet contrived from the above, would be a high-strength multi vit/min, plus a good antioxidant.  A whole fish oil (flax oil could be substituted by those following a vegetarian/vegan diet, Ester C building to 4 grams each day, Vitamin E – preferably as a complex, should be increased from 200 i.u. to 800 i.u slowly – over a period of a few weeks. 

If the multi vit/min does not provide optimum amounts of magnesium, potassium, these would require additional supplementation. of L.carnitine is vital for strengthening  the heart muscle and 3 x 30mg of Co-enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) will enhance heart function. Many others could be added to good effect.  In 1997 the herb hawthorn saved me from a valve replacement, after high dose morphine for cancer resulted in two heart attacks within three days. 

During 2000 in July, when I suffered a further heart attack, despite a very serious infection of the heart this time, I once again stabilised the situation with hawthorn as high priority.

Base a wholefood diet around eight portions of vegetables each day.  50% of which is raw, use three pieces of fruit each day, oily fish may be taken three times each week, meat of any description must be minimised, if used at all.  Soy products, such as tofu should be emphasised – some every day. Essential fats, from ground-up/liquidised seeds – two tablespoonfuls each day. 

Water is absolutely vital – a minimum of two-litres of filtered/low-sodium bottled.  Do not use tap-water, unless filtered as the chlorine destroys Vitamin E.  Personally, I would look at a supply of distilled water.  This is the only pure water on this planet.  I can give details of having it delivered, if you do not wish to own a still. 

Stress must be addressed.  You must devote a minimum of thirty minutes each and every day to this.  Many techniques can be applied, but you will find it hard to beat transcendental meditation. 

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