Guidelines for Cholesterol and Recovery

Posted by Lori on 11/28/2007

My husband had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago. The cardiologist has put him on different meds, Plavix, metoprolol succinate 100mg, 325 mg aspirin, niacin, robustatin, omeprazole 20 mg. I'm concerned about the blood thinners (plavix) he has some heart damage. He since has quit smoking and has started drinking more water. He was drinking quite a bit of diet pepsi. What would you recommend that we start doing to regain his health. He can't stand the smell of vinegar so I know he won't try that remedy I suggested the cayenne pepper tea, he doesn't like hot food at all. Before his heart attack and for months I started cooking with extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil changed to real butter instead of the margarines. His blood work shows that his bad cholesterol (LDL?) was good at a 78, his good cholesterol (HDL) was very low at a 24. His dr. put him on the niacin to bring up his good cholesterol. Is that what he would take to bring up his good cholesterol. I was reading on the magnesium, if his magnesium and vit D were low would that be a factor in a heart attack? If so, what kind of solution to take for the mag. And D? I also read that one should mix calcium, magnesium and zinc? Should he start on Vit C? I really would like to detox his body to rid of the nicotine and tar from smoking, but with the Dr. meds I'm afraid to have him start more pills. I'm very worried about his health he's still 53 years young. Please reply to this email with specific remedies to help him get on his way to being healthy. God Bless you for all that you do, helping so many people. Thank you.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Yes, eating some real butter (instead of margarine), but especially the use of coconut oil as cooking oil will reduce bad LDL cholesterol level to near normal. The coconut oil works on an extremely simple principle: the vegetable oils don't degrade to free fatty acids during the heating process as do vegetable oils. Also vegetable oils with free fatty acid gets absorbed into the blood stream as well as the unnatural trans fatty acid commonly found in many vegetable oils in the market. It's the same with margarine. Because coconut oil melting temperature is a lot higher than a vegetable oil (the coconut oil hardens in 75 degrees fahrenheit) they also are poorly absorbed, but yet helps lubricate the intestinal lining, preventing the constipation. This is how coconut oil reduce the LDL. ' The problem about Niacin is the flushing and its effect on increasing HDL is fairly small, only 25%. Most of the increase in HDL won't come from niacin, but from the high diets with high HDL cholesterol, which comes from liquid egg yolk, but without the white eggs. White eggs are an anti-nutrient which prevents absorption of mineral and hence are used in cases of food poisoning, the same as milk. A sunny side up eggs once or twice a day, where the yellow yolk is still liquid, can raise the HDL pretty quickly within weeks, but it WON'T raise the LDL (provided you DID cook it using the coconut oil, on a noniron free, aluminum free cookware. A partially boiled eggs where yolk is liquid is another possibility. Therefore, I personally don't like Mayo Clinic's information on Niacin to raise HDL since they tend to mislead, ever since they started with the problem in research saying vitamin C were not helpful. In fact, during the early 1970s when Linus Pauling promoted the used of vitamin C during that period, hospitals throughout U.S. noted a large drops in heart attack. Therefore, vitamin C sodium ascorbate vitamin C 1000 mg a day will help increase antioxidant. There are several causes of what causes heart attack, but one theory was that woman don't have heart attack because of menstruation which allows the body to get rid of excess free iron metal, while men do not. After menopause the incidence in heart attack of men and woman were about equal. Because of this clue, reducing free metal iron can be done by not using iron or metal cookware, and metal spoons, and use of food in metal container, particular where there is iron. Pomegranate fruits and green tea are high in tannins, and strongly bind to any free metal iron. The problem about the use of green tea is if you need to heat the water, heat them using a glass pot, or a glassware, so that iron cookware and metals do not get into the tea during the heating. Some people actually got more Alzheimer in England from drinking too much tea and I have found that they were boiling their tea in an aluminum container! The green tea I sometimes drink, usually pre-packaged version, UNSUGARED, is 1/2 liter, twice a day. A simple 2 tablespoon of lime juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 or 1 glass of water taken twice a day, can be used as a blood thinner also as it lowers the excess calcium in the blood. The citrate also binds to free metals which creates free radicals in the heart, leading to heart disease. Omega 3 and fish oil are reduces blood clotting and I think taking it once every other day or every two day would be helpful too. There are certain condition of the heart such as aneurysms, and other similar condition that came from fungus infection. If any fungus problem is indicated, I may use the borax remedy, to reduce the cause. Still alkalinity can help this problem too. In my opinion taking niacinamide (B3) as opposed to the niacin B3 also, which doesn't cause flushing of the skin can replace or displace the nicotine from the blood as the niacinamide are chemically very similar, with one less oxygen and hence this may help reduce the blood nicotine by chemical similarity. The dose I use is about 300 mg of niacinamide, plus twice or three times a week B100 vitamin B complex is also synergistic with the magnesium. The magnesium I prefer is either magnesium chloride or magnesium citrate, at 500 mg a day, plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of malic acid. The malic acid may also be useful as it give more energy to the muscle heart, as malates is a component in the energy centers of the mitochrondria of the cells, most useful is the heart cells. The magnesium will help relax the heart muscles. I don't like to use any calcium and it causes the excess contraction of the muscles and tend to calcify the tissues which may block normal heart muscle from working. One additional supplement I found to give me more energy and better heart as a result of more bioavailable, as opposed to free metal iron, is the chinese wolfberries, such as taking 1/2 to 1 teaspoon a day may help. I have noticed it tends to warm the heart within an hour of consuming it and give many people I know more energy within hours too. Chinese wolfberries is quite nutrient rich, more so than even a bee pollen and is rich in minerals and all essential amino acids too. I don't know about doctors med, but many of the doctor's med, especially for the heart, tends to reduce the lifespan of individual, despite its effective to treat the symptoms, but create a whole new array of other side effects, which sometimes kills the patient than just the disease itself. I was reading on the magnesium, if his magnesium and vit D were low would that be a factor in a heart attack? Usually magnesium is low, but vitamin D is not, unless of course there is an immunity problem and vitamin D might be helpful in that instances. If so, what kind of solution to take for the mag. And D? The magnesium remedy is already mentioned in this email. For vitamin D the safest form is a cod liver oil of any general dose should be sufficient, usually 1000 mg -2000mg of cod liver oil is the usual dose. I also read that one should mix calcium, magnesium and zinc? A calcium is not helpful for the heart. In countries with high calcium consumption, heart disease is highest, while in countries where magnesium is high while calcium is lower, such as Japan, the heart disease is at the lowest. Should he start on Vit C? Vitamin C reduces free metal iron and increases the body's ability to utilize iron and during the 1970s the huge drop in heart attack were from people taking vitamin C during that period. I really would like to detox his body to rid of the nicotine The best way to detox, I think is a niaicinamide which should displace the nicotine as it is chemically similar with only one oxygen different. The dose I think that is effective is 300 mg, as mentioned. As an extra clue, getting sufficiently alkaline where urinary pH is between 6.5-7, if taking sufficient baking soda and a small amount of potassium citrate should help with most of the heart problems as alkalinity further increases the body's antioxidant as well as allowing the body to heal. A body can heal best if the body is alkaline. It also cause the person to also be less stressful too. Did I forget anything, if so just tell me!


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