[pchealth] Heart and artery health, trivia from earlier posts to jumpstart discussion.

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 2 23:59:26 EST 2009

Larry, you wrote:
"...Anyway to start the ball rolling what is the best route to heart and
artery health (ignoring inherited genetic factors)?
I think of grass fed meat on occasion [2-5 times (meals] per month), a
high fiber diet lots of fresh raw vegetables and
fruits, maybe muscadine grape seed and skin freeze dried extract. Start
early in life with good dietary habits...."
That would all be great which you wrote, but the fastest acting things I
can think of are Cayenne Pepper in capsules + Hawthorn Berries. The
Hawthorn Berry can be taken any time, but make sure the Cayenne is
surrounded by food, both in front of the capsules and behind them.
The Hawthorn Berry feeds the Heart muscle and the Cayenne tonifies and
clears the arteries and heals tissues.
The above info is per Dr. John Raymond Christopher, whose works on herbs
I have collected and studied for years.
Rhodiola is an interesting medicinal herb. New Chapter offers a nice
supplement with this as the primary ingredient. Also, for same reasons,
ginkgo, fo-ti & gotu kola. Gingko is supposed to be good for blood 
vessels, something about increasing microcapillaries.

For heart and artery health I would add the following to your list
containing cayenne and hawthorn:

probiotics: kombucha, kim chee, unpasteurized kraut, rejeuvelac, seed
cheese, soy yoghurt, any of the many refrigerated powdered supplements
offered by such companies as New Chapter: All Flora, Smooth Food II,
anti-agring formula, others; their vitamins have a probiotics component

garlic and onion

whole grains and beans (I like the canned beans offered by supermarkets
and Whole Foods (their house brands are very competitively priced and
equal to all others); also white and yellow grits, steel cut and rolled
oats, barley, rice (long, medium and short grain, jasmine, red, black,
sweet, sticky, wild, etc.)

get plenty of fiber in your diet

oat bran, flax seed meal

soy products: tofu, soy milk, soy yoghurt, tempeh

probably all kinds of antioxidant foods: carrots, citrus, various berries

probiotics should be taken at every meal

proper food combining for maximum nutrition through maximum digestion:
Regarding food combining for maximum nutrition through maximum digestion
(some regard all that as hooey, not me) here's a link at the Soil and
Health Library to their copy of Herbert Shelton's 1951 book:
"Food Combining Made Easy". See especially pages 10 through 30.
This is one of the two best sources of information on food combining I
know of; the other is Viktoras Kulvinskas' "Survival Into 21st Century";
this book can be found used on the Web at a very reasonable price. It
also has much valuable information on sprouting. In a sense food
combining seems to be an umbrella concept in the world of nutrition much
as permaculture is in the world of man's use of land.

always wait until you have fully digested one meal before you eat another

never overeat

only eat when you are hungry

reduce salt intake

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