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What Herbs Vitamins Clean The Arteries
Not quite sure: I understand the meaning of "collided" arteries. Consider resubmitting with clarification. Thanks. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
What are some minerals and vitamins that can help loosen up the fats blocking the blood from passing the artery?
Is it true that if somthing as simple as vitamin C and k2 supplemention can clear arteries read it in a danish study?
Needs more research: That would be nice but I haven't seen evidence that it's that simple. There is good evidence that vit k2 intake dramatically prevents cardiovascular disease & evidence from one study on rats that k2 can reverse atherosclerosis, but I don't know of any human studies showing reversal. I see vit c as preventing atherosclerosis but don't know of evidence it reverses it. What danish study? See comment:. ...Read more
Interested in the benefits of vitamin D combined with Vitamin K2. Especially with respect to minimising further calcium build up in arterial arteries.
I advise my patients to take 5-8000 iu of D3/day (esp. fall and winter) and to take at least 150 mcg of K2/day though up to 15 mg/day is reasonable. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer for more on D, http://www.needs.com/product/NDNL-0802-01/a_Vitamin_K about Vit K, http://tinyurl.com/4rqhnn4
and http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/19/vitamin-d-vitamin-k2.aspx ...Read more
We don't really know: There is a lot of controversy among experts whether Vitamin D supplementation is really beneficial. In fact, the US Preventive Services Task Force very recently released new guidelines recommending against screening for Vitamin D deficiency because there is not enough good scientific evidence that taking Vitamin D is beneficial, except for prevention of falls in the elderly. ...Read more
No: I'm not familiar with k2t, but vitamin c and lysine should at best be considered supplements in a program of cardiac rehabilitation. These will not clear calcified atherosclerotic plaques. Like much else, the best approach here is lifestyle -- be as active as your physician says you can --, then perhaps prescription meds and wisely-chosen supplements. ...Read more
I had a heart attack before I'm wondering if there are any vitamins to keep blood pumping good thru the arteries? I feel my heart pump fast when work
There is sound research showing that Vitamins C, D, E & K reduce risk of heart disease, as well as magnesium. If you have high homocysteine then Vit B6, B12, folic acid and trimethylglycine (which reduce homocysteine) can also help. See http://tinyurl.com/mwqln28
As my colleagues mention, a healthy diet, exercise & stress reduction are also important. See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d ...Read more
Brain aneurysm coiled a year ago. I take Solgfar V formula multi vitamins and read online that B vitamins thin artery walls. I am concerned. Thanks?
I read some article online a while back saying that supplementing with vitamin D3 could cause calcification of heart valves/ arteries? Is it safe?
Very safe but...: Vitamin d3 is very safe ; of tremendous benefit for preventing many illnesses. It helps our bodies to absorb calcium. I advise everyone to take d in the fall ; winter months. But it's also wise to take vitamin k (or eat foods rich in vit k) as that helps assure the calcium goes into our bones ; doesnnot wind up in our arteries or heart valves. See http://bit. Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit. Ly/18qtb7y. ...Read more
None. May hurt.: Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) is one of the most overused supplements for many reasons. Few people need mega-doses, which interestly block the effect of choleterol lowering drugs (statins), along with high dose vitamin e. Both in large doses are associated with increased all-cause mortality! ...Read more
Adjunct only : I think it is unfounded. Calcification isn't even the real problem in vascular disease, and vitamin k is simply a cofactor for the synthesis of the amino acid that often binds calcium. It set off my Bad Science detector. You are welcome to try it. It do 't spend too much money. ...Read more
Chelation therapy &:
Dr. Dean ornish did a landmark study showing that a program of a low fat diet, exercise & stress reduction can reverse atherosclerosis, as detailed in his book dr. Dean ornish's program for reversing heart disease.
More controversial is chelation therapy, but a large body of research proves it is safe & effective. See http://drcranton. Com/chelation/allgood. Htm & http://www.Acamnet. Org & comment:. ...Read more
No none reported: No there is no report of any vitamin or herb causing diabetese. ...Read more
Many can help: The medical profession recognizes addison's disease, an extreme form of low adrenal function. However, only 1 in 10-25, 000 people have severe enough adrenal problems to qualify for addison's, but many millions have lesser yet very significant degrees of poor adrenal function. See http://www.Adrenalfatigue. Org/ and the book adrenal fatigue by dr. James wilson. See my comments for more information. ...Read more
No such thing: Hi. That is a ridiculous, anti-scientific self diagnosis with absolutely NO validity. Take any herbs you want as long as they do no harm...you're treating nothing with nothing, and the snake oil salesperson who sold that BS to you is laughing all the way to the bank! That nonsense is for the worried well who obsess about nonexistent health concerns. Good luck! ...Read more
This question has...: This question has too many answers! Supplementing with vitamins is often unnecessary if you eat a good and varied diet. Many vegetables and grains are great sources of fiber. Lots of herbs are good, either as food, flavoring, or medicine depending on the herb and what you're using it for. ...Read more
Be careful: If a fringe practitioner has told you that you have "adrenal exhaustion" (this is now a fad diagnosis based on saliva testing which is actually just a screen), get with an evidence-based practitioner before accepting the diagnosis. Your fatigue may have a physical or emotional cause instead. ...Read more
Potentially: Supplements are just that. Too much of a "good thing" can be harmful. Also, depending on certain medical conditions even normal amounts of supplements can be dangerous. Also, supplements are not regulated and therefore it is not always clear what you are taking. Only use reputable brands and ask your doctor about specific supplements. ...Read more
No: The liver itself is a detoxing organ. No specific foods or vitamins are needed. ...Read more
They say...: Gingko helps with this but. I think many studies ahve been done and none show any measureable result. ...Read more
Are there any vitamins or herbs that are recommended to avoid when taking Lexapro (escitalopram)?
Most are safe: Always take these as suggested and select a good brand. Here are the ones to avoid: valerian, st john's wort, same, kava, and gotu kola. Be well! ...Read more
Herbs, vitamins, &/or minerals for Daily Chronic Headache? Causes me severe mental disabling. I have to move out soon, and I can't care for my child.
See your doctor: Chronic headaches need to be addressed. Start with a good history and physical to narrow down the best way to treat your unique headaches ...Read more
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