Stopping and Reversing Heart Disease

December 15, 2022

Stopping and Reversing Heart Disease

Topics of Interest

Overview

  • Atherosclerosis is the big problem we need to solve
    • rupture of plaque and blocks the vessel
  • Mortality is being kept under control my surgery and medical advancements
    • but the levels of morbidity are on the rise as a whole

Progression to Disability and/or Death

  • You need to achieve stabilization
    • Instead of progressing to the point that you die, you get stabilization
  • The calcium doesn't necessarily disappear, it just stays there like a scar
  • Your risk plummets once you stop the progression of disease.

Coronary CAC: To find and treat the disease

  • BEFORE their heart attack
  • It has been recommended for middle-risk people for nearly a decade
  • To save the most at risk you need to identify them first
  • The most effective measure of Atherosclerosis available
  • Radiation now generally < 1mSv (with a theoretical raised risk of cancer - 1 in 20,000
  • All astronauts and presidents must have their CAC done

The key is to stop or slow progression


Can We Intervene - to stop or slow progression?


So what drives the progression?

Heart Disease Main Causes:

  • Hyperinsulinemia Insulin Resistance
  • High blood glucose /spikes
  • Blood pressure
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Inflammatory Drivers
    • Mineral/Vitamin Deficiencies
    • Autoimmune
    • Infections
    • Smoking

What Reduces Risk of Heart Disease:

  • Diet and lifestyle
  • Very low insulin levels
  • Very low blood glucose
  • No diabetic physiology
  • No hypertension
  • No central obesity
  • No autoimmune

What predicts a second heart-attack:


Dietary Drivers of CVD:

BAD:

  • Sugar
  • Refined Carbs
  • Refined Grains
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Processed foods (long shelf-life)

If you eliminated all of the bad food, you'd be 90% of the way there before you started.

The fixing foods:

  • Real nutrient rich food
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Avacado
  • Berries

Exercise and fitness will also help

Vitamines:

  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin K2 - Good for a high score in CAC

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