Vitamins and supplements (daily)
E – up to 1,600 IU, depending on age and condition (in case of rheumatic heart disease not more than 175 IU). A doctor must determine the amount of vitamin E for each heart patient, especially in rheumatic heart damage, hypertension, cardiac decompensation or failure.
Magnesium – 500 mg. or more
Lecithin – 2 tbsp.
Calcium – 1,000 mg.
C- 1,000 to 3,000 mg.
Zinc – 30 mg., as zinc gluconate
Niacin – 100 mg.
B6 – 100 mg.
Brewer’s yeast – 3 tbsp.
Flax seed oil – 2 tsp.
Kelp – 1 tsp. of granules, or 3 tablets
Raw, unrefined honey
Wheat germ – only if available absolutely fresh, not older than one week after it is made
Natural multiple-vitamin-mineral formula
Vegetables: carrot, beet, celery, asparagus, with small amount of garlic and onion juice added to vegetable juice.
Fruits: red grapes, black currants, rose hips, blueberries.
Hawthorne berries, motherwort, horsetail, valerian root, black cohosh, mistletoe, melissa, rosemary. An excellent herb tea for heart diseases is made from the woody, interior walls of walnuts. Use the walls from 4 to 5 nuts for each cup. Soak them overnight, then boil them for 15 minutes the next morning. Take three cups a day. This tea alleviates the pressure and the pain in the chest. Tea can be sweetened with raw honey. Cinchona bark (the source of quinine and guanidine) is specific in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, a rhythm disorder of the heart.
Vitamins E, C, magnesium, lecithin, flax seed oil, okra, hawthorn berries. Low-protein, low-calorie, low-sodium diet. No smoking, no alcohol. Plenty of regular exercise.
It has been demonstrated in several American and Swedish studies that heart attack and stroke victims have often exceptionally high blood viscosity, or so-called thick blood, with larger than normal count of red blood corpuscles. Researchers concluded that a thousand-year old method, extensively used in folk medicine and by ancient doctors to prevent heart attacks – periodic blood-letting – was based on solid scientific grounds. Blood-letting “thins” the blood, lowers its viscosity, or hematocrit, and prevents the development of coronary thrombosis and blood clots. That women are not affected by strokes and heart attacks before the age of menopause to the same extent that men are, may depend on their usually much lower hemoglobin count. Needless to say, only qualified doctors should perform blood-letting, or decide on the advisability of such treatment in each individual case.
I dare to predict that this method of prevention of strokes and heart attacks may become widely used in the future medical practice – after it is given a little more scientific name, of course. By the way, periodic juice fasting also lowers blood viscosity and diminishes the risk of thrombosis and stroke.
CARDIO & BLOOD