How to have healthy blood flow to your heart?

blood flowI believe that a healthy blood flow to the heart starts with clean alkaline blood processed by a healthy liver free from toxins such as drugs, alcohol and toxic medications (narcotics).  Consumption of foods rich in nutrients such as folate, Vitamin C and B and L-arginine amino acid can prevent mitochondrial damage.  Example of foods rich in these nutrients are cage-free eggs, dairy products like cultured yogurtkefir and raw cheeses (choose organic and raw dairy whenever possible) Grass-fed beef or meat and pasture-raised poultry (including turkey and chicken) Liver and organ meats (such as chicken liver pate).

And the most important factors for a healthy heart are deep cleansing breath from calm mind, sleep, stress-free and healthy lifestyle with positive energies from sunshine, massage and grounding (walking barefoot on the beach or ground).

Connie


Sun, Earth and the Human Touch — 3 Key Principles for Healthy Blood Flow

Pollack has also clearly demonstrated there are three natural energies that result in separation of charges that create flow:

1.Sunlight charges up your blood vessels, which increases the flow of blood. When the sun’s rays penetrate your skin, it causes a massive increase of nitric oxide that acts as a vasodilator. As much as 60 percent of your blood can be shunted to the surface of your skin through the action of nitric oxide. This helps absorb solar radiation, which then causes the water in your blood to capture the energy and become structured.

This is a key component for a healthy heart. The ideal is to be exposed to the sun while grounding, meaning walking barefoot. This forms a biological circuit that makes it work even better.

2.Negative ions from the Earth, also known as earthing or grounding. This also charges up your blood vessels, creates a separation of charges, creates more positive ions and allows the blood to flow upward, against gravity.

3.The field effect or touch from another living being, such as laying on of hands.


Mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is one of the family of mitochondrial cytopathies, which also include MERRF, and Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy.

Most people with MELAS have a buildup of lactic acid in their bodies, a condition called lactic acidosis. Increased acidity in the blood can lead to vomiting, abdominal pain, extreme tiredness (fatigue), muscle weakness, loss of bowel control, and difficulty breathing. Less commonly, people with MELAS may experience involuntary muscle spasms (myoclonus), impaired muscle coordination (ataxia), hearing loss, heart and kidney problems, diabetes, epilepsy, and hormonal imbalances.

MELAS is a condition that affects many of the body’s systems, particularly the brain and nervous system (encephalo-) and muscles (myopathy). In most cases, the signs and symptoms of this disorder appear in childhood following a period of normal development.[3]Early symptoms may include muscle weakness and pain, recurrent headaches, loss of appetite, vomiting, and seizures. Most affected individuals experience stroke-like episodes beginning before age 40. These episodes often involve temporary muscle weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis), altered consciousness, vision abnormalities, seizures, and severe headaches resembling migraines. Repeated stroke-like episodes can progressively damage the brain, leading to vision loss, problems with movement, and a loss of intellectual function (dementia). The stroke-like episodes can be mis-diagnosed as epilepsy by a doctor not aware of the MELAS condition.

Patients are managed according to what areas of the body are affected at a particular time. Enzymesamino acidsantioxidants and vitamins have been used.

Also the following supplements may help:

  • CoQ10 has been helpful for some MELAS patients.[7] Nicotinamide has been used because complex l accepts electrons from NADH and ultimately transfers electrons to CoQ10.
  • Riboflavin has been reported to improve the function of a patient with complex l deficiency and the 3250T-C mutation.[8]
  • The administration of L-arginine during the acute and interictal periods may represent a potential new therapy for this syndrome to reduce brain damage due to impairment of vasodilation in intracerebral arteries due to nitric oxide depletion

Nitric Oxide for strong blood vessels’ cells , up with exercise, melons, cucumber, Vit C, E, amino acid – L-arginine, L-citrulline

Nitric Oxide (NO) is the master signaling molecule important for the heart and blood vessels.
• Helps cells get rid of waste products
• Regulates the muscle tone of blood vessels and having a major impact in controlling blood pressure
• Helps increased blood flow to muscles and organs as well as better cardiovascular and enhanced lung functions
• Stops blood platelets from forming clots, which helps prevent arterial blockages and heart attacks
• Transmits messages between nerve cells, a process known as neurotransmission
• Helps slow the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque in the blood vessels which leads to heart attack and stroke
As a gas, it forms naturally in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels throughout the body. NO production is boosted by exercise and by taking Arginine and Citrulline along with antioxidants such as Vitamin E and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Nitric Oxide may prevent or reverse heart disease.
Nitric Oxide is the natural performance booster that strengthens your heart, lungs, and nerves, along with every cell in your body. It also allows you to prolong your exercise, and prolonged exercise increases NO levels in your body. It’s a virtuous cycle that can lead to improved athletic performance and better health. NO is a short-lived, gaseous molecule that is produced in your cells.
Once released into the bloodstream, it signals the body to perform certain functions such as vasodilation opening up the blood vessels and capillaries to increase blood flow and deliver oxygen and critical nutrients throughout your body at the time it needs them most. Do you ever wonder why people suffering from chest pain are often prescribed and instructed to take nitroglycerine? It’s because the body uses nitroglycerine to produce high levels of NO quickly by opening the coronary arteries and increasing the flow of blood to the heart. For the athlete seeking enhance performance, endurance and strength, as well as faster recovery, the availability of NO in the body is critically important.
As any endurance athlete can tell you, a triathlon or other long-distance event becomes a competition between body parts over demand for the blood supply. The skin wants the blood circulating to dissipate heat, but the muscles are screaming for the oxygen and nutrients that the blood carries. Meanwhile, the stomach needs blood to digest food and make those nutrients available in the first place. It’s not hard to see how ample NO, with its ability to increase circulation, would be critical to athletic performance.
It turns out that NO benefits nearly every cell and system in the body. NO is primarily manufactured in the endothelium, which is the layer of cells lining the interior surface of the blood vessels. The endothelial tissue, which separates the blood from the smooth muscles of the vessel walls, is extremely thin and fragile. It’s easy to see what occurs when such a vast, crucial network gets what it needs to function at its biological peak.
When your endothelium is well nourished, it produces NO at optimal levels. The NO then rapidly spreads through the cell membranes to the underlying muscle cells, causing the arteries to dilate and blood to flow unimpeded to the heart and other organs. Because NO functions on a localized basis, it is released by billions of cells throughout the body, enhancing overall functioning.
The longer NO circulates in the body, the greater benefit it provides to your cells, cardiovascular system, lungs, nervous system, and organs and the more optimal their functionality will be. The more efficiently each of your cells functions, the more you will be able to produce peak speed, strength, and endurance as part of your athletic endeavors. Also, the desirable effects of NO aren’t limited to athletes.
On the contrary, this molecule is quickly becoming regarded as a critical component of a pro-wellness lifestyle for all people, ranging from athletes to the sedentary. Some of the benefits of sufficient levels of NO include: Helping to increase cardiovascular capacity and circulation and enhancing oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells.
Our research strongly suggests that NO’s ability to combat this plaque helps produce healthy levels of cholesterol by working in concert with medications commonly prescribed for people with high cholesterol. NO also help the immune system fight bacterial infections, viruses, and parasites, and even decreases the growth of certain types of cancer. NO is crucial to to memory function, as the brain uses it to help neurons store and retrieve long-term memories and transmit information. As an anti-inflammatory agent, NO is being studied for its potential role in reducing the welling and discomfort of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Nitric oxide is a signaling molecule primarily produced by cells in the endothelium (inner lining) of blood vessels. A signaling molecule fits into docking sites (receptors) on cell walls and triggers biochemical reactions. Nitric oxide helps event heart disease and stroke by…
• Expanding blood vessels. Nitric oxide protects the blood vessels’ smooth muscle tissue from harmful constriction, and this allows blood to circulate with less force. Some doctors report that elevating nitric oxide in hypertensive patients can lower blood pressure by 10 to 60 points.
• Controlling platelet function. Platelets, cell-like structures in blood that can clump up together, may form blood-blocking clots, the main cause of heart attack and stroke. A vascular network that is enhanced by nitric oxide sheds platelets and inhibits dangerous clots.
• Reducing arterial plaque by 50%. Arterial plaque, which consists of fatty deposits in the coronary arteries, is the underlying cause of heart diseases. Nitric oxide is an antioxidant that inhibits the passage of monocytes, a type of immune cell, into the artery wall. This in turn reduces the underlying inflammation that promotes plaque.
• Lowering total cholesterol by 10% to 20%. That’s a modest decrease – but there’s some evidence that nitric oxide is even more effective when combined with the cholesterol lowering statins. Nitric oxide lowers cholesterol through its antioxidant activity. The preliminary research suggests that stimulating nitric oxide production in people who have elevated cholesterol makes it possible to lower their statin doses by at least 50%.
To Boost Nitric Oxide Levels
It is not yet known how much nitric oxide normally is present in the body of what levels are optimal. This gas is difficult to measure because it disappears almost instantly upon exposure to air. Research scientists can measure levels with electrodes inserted in blood vessels. Simpler tests are needed before doctors can measure nitric oxide as part of standard checkups.
Beginning in early adulthood, nitric oxide level gradually decline, probably due to damage to the endothelial cells caused by such factors as a high-fat diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
Nitric oxide can’t be taken in supplement form because it is a gas. However, patients can take other supplements that increase production of nitric oxide in the blood vessels.
• L-arginine, an amino acid found in meats, grains and fish, passes through the intestine into the blood. From the blood, it enters endothelial cells, where it is used to make nitric oxide. A Mayo Clinic study found that people taking L-arginine showed significant improvement in endothelial function and blood flow compared with those taking placebos. It is hard to get sufficient L- arginine from food, so supplements are recommended.
• L-citrulline. Supplemental arginine doesn’t enter cells readily unless it is combined with L- citrulline, another amino acid. Melons and cucumbers are rich sources of L-citrulline, but they don’t provide high enough levels to significantly increase nitric oxide levels.
• Daily multivitamin that includes vitamin E. Vitamin E helps reduce the assault of cell-damaging free radicals on the endothelial lining and may promote higher levels of nitric oxide. The amount of vitamin E that is in most multi-vitamin/mineral supplements is about 50 international units (IU), an effective dose.
• Vitamin C. Like vitamin E, vitamin C will reduce oxidation in the blood vessels and may cause an increase in nitric oxide. People who consume high levels in vitamin C experience a reduction in arterial plaque, which is associated with higher levels of nitric oxide. You can get your vitamin C from food, but I recommend supplements because they are so convenient an easy to take.
Diet and Exercise
In addition to take supplements, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by watching what you eat and being active. Try to…
• Do aerobic exercise for at least 20 minutes three days a week. This simulates endothelial cells to continuously produce nitric oxide, even on days that you don’t exercise.
• Minimize intake of saturated fat. Saturated fat, found in such animal products as red meat, poultry, butter, and whole milk, contributes to the accumulation of arterial plaque and impairs nitric oxide production.
Better: Olive oil, fish and flaxseed. The fats found in these foods help protect the endothelium by elevating levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol and lowering the harmful LDL form.
• Eat More Fiber. The dietary fiber in grains, fruits and vegetables lowers blood pressure and LDL cholesterol and raises HDL, thereby protecting endothelial cells.
Bonus: Many of the foods that contain fiber also are rich in antioxidants, which inhibit the cell damage that lowers nitric oxide. Eat at least 25 grams (g) of fiber daily – and drink at least eight
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Connie’s comments: Heart and blood vessels need to be strong. Next time you see melons and cucumbers, eat them as they are cleansing to the body and provide oxygenation too.

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For energy metabolism, consume protein- rich foods (6 functional amino acids); brain uses 20% of the energy from food

Energy MetabolismOf the 20 amino acids required for protein synthesis, six of them (arginine, cysteine, glutamine, leucine, proline, and tryptophan), collectively known as the functional amino acids, regulate key metabolic pathways involved in cellular growth, and development, as well as other important biological processes such as immunity and reproduction.

Note:
Intense exercise decreases the plasma glutamine concentration and this may be related to immunosuppression.
Several researches found the efficacy of L-arginine and nitric oxide on penile erection, fixing erectile dysfunction.

For example, leucine activates mTOR signaling and increases protein synthesis, leading to lymphocyte proliferation. Therefore, a lack of leucine can compromise immune function. Metabolic pathways interrelated with the biosynthesis and degradation of these amino acids include vitamin and cofactor biosynthesis (such as SAM or S-Adenosyl Methionine) as well as neurotransmitter metabolism (such as glutamate).

Leucine food sources Leucine content (grams/ 100 gram food)
Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 2.97
lentils, raw 2.03
cowpea, catjang, mature seeds, raw 1.83
Beef, round, top round, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8″ fat, select, raw 1.76
Beef, top sirloin, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8″ fat, choice, raw 1.74
Peanuts, all types, raw 1.67
Salami, Italian, pork 1.63
Fish, salmon, pink, raw
1.62
Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw 1.61
Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, raw 1.48
Nuts, almonds 1.47
Egg, yolk, raw, fresh 1.40
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw 1.37
Seeds, sesame butter, tahini, from raw and stone ground kernels 1.36
Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, raw 1.29
flax seed, raw
1.24
Nuts, walnuts, english 1.17
Egg, whole, raw, fresh 1.09
Egg, white, raw, fresh 1.02
Sausage, Italian, pork, raw 0.96
Milk, sheep, fluid 0.59
Pork, fresh, separable fat, raw 0.40
Hummus 0.35
Milk, goat, fluid 0.31
Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat 0.27
Soy milk, fluid 0.24
asparagus 0.13
Snap beans, green, raw 0.11
Milk, human, mature, fluid 0.10

Amino Acid L-Arginine, Nitric Oxide, and Erectile Dysfunction
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:20
According to the National Health Institute (NIH) Consensus Development Panel on Impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the persistent inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.
Causes of erectile dysfunction may be psychological and physiological factors (neurogenic, vascular, endocrine causes). It may also be a side effect of drugs and a symptom of health complications such as diabetes.
Penile erection occurs as a result of increased blood inflow to the penis, engorgement with blood, and decreased outflow of blood from the penis. Primarily, this process is mediated by nitric oxide, which is a neurotransmitter and vasodilator. Nitric oxide is synthesized from L-arginine.

Several researches on the efficacy of L-arginine and nitric oxide on penile erection, fixing erectile dysfunction, have reported positive effects of both chemicals in stimulating and maintaining erection. For example, a study reported that 80 % of men (out of 40, age group 25 – 45) with erectile dysfunction treated with L-arginine (dosage: 1.7 g/ day) and Pycnogenol, an extract from French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster), (dosage: 80 mg/day) recovered from their erectile dysfunction after one month of treatment. Pycnogenol, also an antioxidant, stimulates synthesis of nitric oxide from L-arginine. The researchers reported that there was no side effect associated with the supplements.

In another double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical research on the effect and safety of the combination of 6 g of L-arginine glutamate and 6 mg of yohimbine hydrochloride with that of 6 mg of yohimbine hydrochloride alone and that of placebo alone, for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), it was reported that combined oral administration of the L-arginine glutamate ( 6 g) and yohimbine (6 mg) was effective in improving erectile function in patients with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction (ED).

Herbs and sexuality:
Yohimbe: health benefits and side effects
Ginseng: health benefits and side effects
Ginkgo Biloba: health benefits and side effects

Erectile dysfunction related articles:
What is erectile dysfunction? How does erection occur?
What are the causes of erectile dysfunction?
What are the treatments for erectile dysfunction?

References:

Stanislavov, R. and Nikolova. 2003. Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction with Pycnogenol and L-arginine. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 29(3): 207 – 213.

Basu, A. and Ryder, R. E. J. 2004. New Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. Drugs, 64(23): 2667 – 2688.

Toda, N. Ayajiki, K. Okamura, T. 2005. Nitric Oxide and Penile Erectile Function. Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 106: 233 – 266.

Lebret, T., Hervéa, J. M., Gornyb, P., Worcelc, M. and Botto, H. 2002. Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Combination of L-Arginine Glutamate and Yohimbine Hydrochloride: A New Oral Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction. European Urology 41(6): 608-613.

Functions of non-essential amino acids

The following list includse the 12 non-essential amino acids. Included is a some of the functions and benefits and side effects (if any) of the amino acids.

Alanine: Removes toxic substances released from breakdown of muscle protein during intensive exercise. Side effects: Excessive alanine level in the body is associated with chronic fatigue.
Cysteine: Component of protein type abundant in nails, skin and hair. It acts as antioxidant (free radical scavenger), and has synergetic effect when taken with other antioxidants such as vitamin E and selenium.
Cystine: The same as cysteine, it aids in removal of toxins and formation of skin.
Glutamine: Promotes healthy brain function. It is also necessary for the synthesis of RNA and DNA molecules.
Glutathione: Is antioxidant and has anti-aging effect. It is useful in removal of toxins.
Glycine: Component of skin and is beneficial for wound healing. It acts as neurotransmitter. The side effect of high level glycine in the body is that it may cause fatigue.
Histidine: Important for the synthesis of red and white blood cells. It is a precursor for histamine which is good for sexual arousal. Improve blood flow. Side effects of high dosage of histidine include stress and anxiety.
Serine: Constituent of brain proteins and aids in the synthesis of immune system proteins. It is also good for muscle growth.
Taurine: Necessary for proper brain function and synthesis of amino acids. It is important in the assimilation of mineral nutrients such as magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Threonine: Balances protein level in the body. It promotes immune system. It is also beneficial for the synthesis of tooth enamel and collagen.
Asparagine: It helps promote equilibrium in the central nervous system—aids in balancing state of emotion.
Apartic acid: Enhances stamina, aids in removal of toxins and ammonia from the body, and beneficial in the synthesis of proteins involved in the immune system.
Proline: plays role in intracellular signalling.
L-arginine: plays role in blood vessel relaxation, stimulating and maintaining erection in men, production of ejaculate, and removal of excess ammonia from the body.

A list of sample of high or low protein food sources is below:
Protein food source Estimated protein content
½ cup tofu
14 g
½ cup legumes 7 g
2 ounce lean meat, fish, poultry 14 g
1-2 ounces of nuts 14 g
1 slice of bread 3 g
1 cup raw vegetables 2 g

Maintenance of Immunity
It is generally believed that moderate exercise enhances immunocompetence and is effective for the prevention of inflammatory diseases, infection, and cancer, while excessive physical activity leads to immunosuppression and an increase of inflammatory and allergic disorders.

Susceptibility to infections following excessive physical activity is ascribed to an increase in the production of immunosuppressive factors such as adrenocortical hormones and anti-inflammatory cytokines, leading to a decrease in the number and activity of circulating natural killer cells and T cells as well as a lower IgA concentration in the saliva.
Therefore, athletes performing high-intensity training are exposed to the risk of impaired immunocompetence. Intake of carbohydrates during prolonged exercise at submaximal intensity attenuates the increase of plasma cortisol and cytokine levels after exercise, which could lead to the inhibition of immunosuppression.
Vitamin C and vitamin E have actions that promote immunity, and are essential for T cell differentiation and for maintenance of T cell function.
However, there is limited evidence about the effects of vitamins supplementation on immune function in relation to exercise.
Glutamine is an important energy source for lymphocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils, and is also an essential amino acid for the differentiation and growth of these cells.
Intense exercise decreases the plasma glutamine concentration and this may be related to immunosuppression.
Castell et al. reported that athletes who ingested glutamine had a lower infection rate after a marathon compared with the placebo group. They also demonstrated that intake of glutamine resulted in an increase of the T-helper/T-suppressor cell ratio.
Furthermore, glutamine enhances the activity of intestinal enterobacteria and inhibits the production of cytokines involved in inflammation or immunosuppression.
Conclusion
Due to a social background that includes changes of dietary habits, an aging population, and increased medical costs, people have shown a growing interest in health and have come to expect complex and diverse actions of foods.
In recent years, various food factors that fulfill such requirements have been evaluated scientifically to determine whether they are any physiological effects like prevention of diseases.

In the sports market, a variety of functional foods are available, but among these functional foods, some have not clearly demonstrated any efficacy and others are advertised with inappropriate and exaggerated claims, so consumers are often confused. Some of the food components described in this article should be studied further because of differing views with regard to their efficacy in different reports.

Furthermore, the effectiveness of the components may differ according to gender, between individuals, and with the mode of ingestion, so that the optimum method of intake the quantity and quality of foods to be ingested, and the timing of their intake need to be established in accordance with the purpose of using each food or food component, after understanding the physiological changes by exercise.

In the future, guidelines for the use and evaluation system of sports functional foods should be established with backing by clear scientific evidence related to the individual foods.
Wataru Aoi1 ,2 , Yuji Naito3 and Toshikazu Yoshikawa2 ,3
1Research Center for Sports Medicine, Doshisha University, Kyoto 602-8580, Japan
2Department of Inflammation and Immunology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan
3Department of Medical Proteomics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan

Nutrition Journal 2006, 5:15 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-15

Heart Disease, more in women

cardio chart

heart disease

A chart shows 950,000 heart-related deaths of which 500K are women and 450K are men.
Pattern: Women erode, men explode (MRI picture )
Therapy: from female stem cells

Knowing the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack is key to preventing death, but many people don’t know the signs.
In a 2005 survey, most respondents—92%—recognized chest pain as a symptom of a heart attack. Only 27% were aware of all major symptoms and knew to call 9-1-1 when someone was having a heart attack.

About 47% of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital. This suggests that many people with heart disease don’t act on early warning signs.
Heart attacks have several major warning signs and symptoms:
• Chest pain or discomfort.
• Upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach.
• Shortness of breath.
• Nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.

Race of Ethnic Group % of Deaths
African Americans 24.5
American Indians or Alaska Natives 18.0
Asians or Pacific Islanders 23.2
Hispanics 20.8
Whites 25.1
All 25.0
http://www.cdc.gov/HeartDisease/facts.htm

Healing ways:
• Live and choose stress-free lifestyle with active whole body movements: yoga, dancing, running, walking, surrounded by loving relationships
• Make fruits and vegetables a major part of the diet. Five servings a day may seem overwhelming, but it really can be made simple. Every time you get hungry, find a fruit or vegetable as the main constituent. Add everything else for flavor. There are so many free resources on the internet for finding recipes to make them flavorful. Buy a variety of colors to make sure you get all nutrients and anti-oxidants, and always make sure they are organic.
• Garlic and onions. Garlic and onions are rich in compounds that lower cholesterol and prevent blood clotting. They are also a wonderful addition to flavor vegetables. Garlic should be chopped finely, then let sit for 5-10 minutes before cooking to release the healing compound alliicin. Always add the garlic during the last minutes of cooking. Garlic from whole foods, check out aged garlic.
• Omega-3 fatty acids are important to so many functions of our body, but are rare in our diet. Wild Alaskan salmon and sardines are a good source, eat them a couple days a week. Walnuts are a good source, as are flaxseeds. Add flaxseed oil and walnuts (soaked) to your salads. Pastured cows where eating grass is a major part of their diet carry omega-3’s in their dairy and meat.
• Monounsaturated fats. Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat and has been proven to be beneficial to the heart and prevent arterial disease. Use it as your major source for stir-frying vegetables. Make sure it is cold pressed, unrefined, virgin, and organic.
• Linoleic Acids. Linoleic acids are necessary to metabolize fats and cholesterol. They are good for the heart and the skin. One form is GLA found in evening primrose and borage seed oil (Make sure these are cold-pressed and unrefined. The other form is DGLA found in sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. An easy way to get these important fats in your diet is to make a salad oil of olive, borage or primrose oil, & flaxseed oil with chopped garlic, lemon or vinegar (for the acid), and add soaked sunflower, pumpkin seeds, or walnuts to the salad greens and red cabbage, and any other veggies and fruits you want to include.
• Whole grains. Whole grains have been proven to cut the risk of heart disease. Fresh fruits and vegetables provide a good source of the fiber needed. All refined grains turn into sugar. Make brown rice, barley, oats, and dried beans a part of your diet. I have to make an important side note here. All grains, legumes and nuts should be soaked overnight before eating to remove anti-nutrients and become more digestible. This was a normal step of food preparation that has been lost in our fast-paced industrial society.
• Protein is important for the building blocks of all cells, including the heart and veins. Poultry, fish, meats, cheese, eggs, dairy, nuts, and legumes are the major sources of protein. Add a protein source to every meal.
• Folic acid and the B vitamins improve heart health. Nutritional yeast and bee pollen should become a daily part of your diet. Drink organic fresh green juice daily.

The genes are similar to those of our ancestors. Aborigines and Polynesians are virtually identical genetically to their traditional ancestors of recent generations. The Aborigines and Polynesians who eat traditional food do not get cancer (see e.g, the Kitava study by Staffan Lindberg).
However our diet is only 25% of Paleolithic foods, exercise les, sunlight is less, toxins and viruses more. As far as evolution goes, Europeans have made a few adaptations, Maori and Aborigine very few. So Europeans have less genetic factor in disease than Aborigines and Maori. Things are the opposite to what they think.

If everybody smoked, then we would think that lung cancer was a genetic illness.
everyone is loaded with salt, which is the cause of hypertension- people still get money to look for the genetic “root” of hypertension. Everyone eats Neolithic food, which is the main cause of cancer, thus we wrongly look for a genetic root.
Epidemiologist Geoffrey Rose:

If everyone smoked 20 cigarettes a day, then clinical, case-control and cohort studies alike would lead us to conclude that lung cancer was a genetic disease; and in one sense that would be true, since if everyone is exposed to the necessary agent, then the distribution of cases is wholly determined by individual susceptibility. The hardest cause to identify is the one that is universally present, for then it has no influence on the distribution of disease.
Rose G. Sick individuals and sick populations. Int. J. Epidemiology 1985;14:32–8

The Lyon Heart study proved that a good diet high in greens would not only reduce heart attack by 70% but also reduce cancer by 50%. Hunter gatherers get under 1% of our cancer rate, until they start eating our food. Every second cancer patient today would not have cancer if everyone ate according to the Lyon Heart study. 99% would not have cancer if they ate a Paleolithic diet.

Your skin, eyes, nails and oral health can show signs of heart disease.The oral cavity is an important anatomical location with a role in many critical physiologic processes, such as digestion, respiration, and speech. It is also unique for the presence of exposed hard tissue surrounded by mucosa. The mouth is frequently involved in conditions that affect the skin or other multiorgan diseases. In many instances, oral involvement precedes the appearance of other symptoms or lesions at other locations.

Amyloidosis is the deposition of amyloid proteins in body tissues leading to tissue damage. Amyloidosis is classified as either primary or secondary. The former results from multiple myeloma[34] or an idiopathic disease, while the latter is a sequela of a chronic or inflammatory disease process. These classifications are based on the type of fibrillar protein deposited. The primary form usually affects the skin, heart, tongue, and GI tract, while the secondary form, although more common, has no cutaneous manifestations.
Systemically, patients with primary amyloid light chain amyloidosis present with fatigue, weight loss, and symptoms specific to the organs involved. The kidneys and heart are the most common organs involved, demonstrating renal failure and aggressive congestive heart failure. CNS manifestations are absent, but peripheral neuropathies are common.[35]
The most common oral manifestation of amyloidosis is macroglossia, which occurs in 20% of patients. The enlarged tongue demonstrates lateral ridging due to teeth indentation.[35] Although pain is not usually present, enlargement, firmness, and loss of mobility are common. Grossly, the tongue may be firm and appear relatively normal or it may have yellow nodules on the lateral surface. Interference with taste has also been reported in some patients, and hyposalivation may result from amyloid deposition in the salivary glands. Submandibular swelling occurs subsequent to tongue enlargement and can lead to respiratory obstruction. Rarlely, oral ulceration may present[36] .
Microscopic examination of a biopsy sample from an enlarged tongue reveals the characteristic amorphous fissured appearance of amyloid in the tissues; a green negative birefringence is depicted when polarized light is shone on tissue stained with Congo red. The most common protein type deposited in the oral cavity is amyloid. The detection of AL in a patient warrants further evaluation for possible multiple myeloma. Of patients with multiple myeloma, 7-20% have amyloid deposition. The presence of myeloma yields a poor prognosis for the patient.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1081029-overview#a30

 

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