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What are some foods and natural vitamins to strengthen heart and lungs of elderly patients?

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Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Fruits and veggies: Green vegetables and fruits are rich in antioxidants and are good for the heart and blood pressure. Omega 3 fish oil is good for the heart as well. Adequate amounts of b vitamins improve energy levels.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Fruits,veggies,supps: Fruits & veggies contain beneficial flavonoids & antioxidants- eat ones with all the colors of the rainbow! supplements proven to strengthen the heart are magnesium (found in dark leafy greens/nuts/seeds), coq10 (ubiquinol/ubqh is the form best for the elderly), d-ribose, taurine and carnitine. I recommend the book reverse heart disease now by stephen sinatra md for details.

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