Heart disease reversal diet

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Avatar m tn Yes I am very skeptical of results from diet change. The first one you posted is well over a decade old and I tend to read much more up to date ones. In fact the oldest I read was done in israel where is was concluded there is no noticeable difference. The trouble is, a healthy diet may increase elasticity of the vessel, making it easier for blood to pass a blockage. Whereas someone on a restrictive diet may have more rigid blood vessels.
Avatar m tn His total score was very high at 1400. He immediately went on the Dean Ornish Reversal Diet and cut out ALL oils and fats, went totally vegan and lost 30 lbs (he is 6" and weighs 180). He was also put on statins right away and Ace Inhibitor for HBP. He is asymptomatic, no chest pains, or anything else. At the time he took a stress echo test took it as high and for as long as it would go and it showed no blockages (a year ago), normal result.
Avatar f tn I can suggest reading the books by Dr Dean Ornish and Dr Caldwell Esselstyn (you can google them) both have shown reversal of disease in patients using diet. Important to sort out the medical treatment though. I hope you get some help soon there are risks with the blockages, so I would get treatment as soon as you've found a good surgeon, I wish you and your father all the best.
Avatar m tn I have a strong family history of heart disease. I have lost a father, two uncles and an aunt, all under 55, to heart attacks. I must admit that all of them had some bad habits, but on the surface, they were very healthy and working full time when they died. I do not agree that nutrition deficits alone explain heart disease, but I would love to know which nutrients can do the work that prescription HT drugs do at this time.
Avatar f tn Yes I would, you can't be too careful.
Avatar n tn thank you, now i will observe, and then i will come to you again. diet is dfferent so i will observe if it is particular diet giving me trouble.
Avatar m tn If the angioplasty was successful your doctor will tell you to resume your normal eating habits and activities. obviously a heart health diet is recommended as well as appropriate exercise.
Avatar n tn Expanding on what sally said; even if with diet and exercise you get down into the 5’s on your A1c you are still diabetic. But work towards that because what kills diabetics - organ damage, cardio-vascular/heart damage, blindness, amputations etc etc - are the result of damage done by all that excess sugar circulating in the blood day in and day out over the years.
Avatar f tn I had colon cancer 6 years ago with resection and complete cure. In Oct. 09 I had a total colectomy with temporary ileostomy bag and had my reversal surgery Jan. 21. I know it's still early, but I'm not having much luck in slowing my digestion such that I still have 15-20 BM's a day with associated hemorrhoids, can't sit very long, cannot return to work, cannot sit to drive, etc. I have tried a number of medications prescribed by my surgeon without much positive result.
Avatar n tn and ps. cardiomyopathy means heart disease, cardiomeglia or cardiomegaly mean "enlarged heart.
Avatar f tn 08 had to have an ileostomy. On Dec 17th, I am going in for a reversal, the only complication is that the Doctor are going to have to remove most of my colon due to the damage from the disease. I'm excited about getting rid of the bag but nervous because I don't want the disease to return. Also, don't know what to expect after the surgery. I came through the first surgery with no problems. I got released from the hospital 2 days early because of it.
Avatar f tn I had a heart attack at the age of 34 and started on a reversal diet that my wife and I have been on for 5 years (less the 20mg Cholesterol and 20 gr fat per day) I have lost weight (about 60 lbs) and now I run every day. My cholesterol is very low and my HDL is slowly rising. I have many tests done every year and so far every thing is looking good. I guess the point is this is worth a try. It is working for me and I have a very agressive disease that almost killed me at 34.
Avatar m tn AND, since many have become westernised, they have certainly started to see the real effects of heart disease. Erijon is correct in that these individual cases are often used to try and disprove the benefits of medications, but they never use the full story. It's the same with the French paradox for the English. Our neighbours consume tons of dairy products yet have very little instance of heart disease compared to us.
Avatar m tn s Program for Reversing Heart Disease and am trying to adopt his vegetarian low fat diet but have questions about its conflicts with current heart healthy diet recommendations. Please advise on the value of moderate amounts of walnuts, pistachios, extra virgin olive oil, coffee and fish/fish oil in a heart-healthy diet. I have lost 15 pounds following his diet and cutting my alcohol intake to 2 drinks per day (I am 55 years old, 6' tall and now 175 pounds).
Avatar f tn Thank you for your time. I know that my LAD has no calcification. The number was zero. Your number is extremely high. I know that I have plaque halfway down the abdominal aorta vessel. I don't think that is consider heart disease maybe aorta disease. (not sure) Once again thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn Depending on a patient’s particular profile, I suggest either the Dean Ornish heart-reversal diet or the South Beach Diet. If you know anything about heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat.The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
Avatar m tn There are certainly a large number of people with national average cholesterol levels, or even lower who have heart disease. There is a lot of research ongoing to try and understand what exactly is going on with lipids and heart disease. There is a link somewhere, but still nobody really knows what it is. Lowering lipids works for many people, but also for many people it definitely doesn't work and this is the reason for the research, it isn't so cut and dry.
Avatar n tn What foods should be included in the heart healty diet. Is it possible to reverse the progression of the CHD with diet?
Avatar f tn Depending on a patient’s particular profile, I suggest either the Dean Ornish heart-reversal diet or the South Beach Diet. If you know anything about heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat.The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
Avatar f tn I believe if you google 'aftermath of reversal of jejunoileal bypass' you'll find several brief abstracts of some small studies done on reversals of this procedure. They'll give you some statistics on post-op weight gain and post-op arthritis.