Top Natural Treatments for Heart Disease (Cardiovascular Disease)

| Modified on Apr 25, 2024
Heart Disease Remedies.

Heart disease can be a daunting diagnosis, as optimal heart function is essential for a healthy life. While, ideally, natural remedies are employed as preventive measures against heart disease, they can also play a significant role in enhancing heart health for those already diagnosed. Earth Clinic readers have reported various natural remedies effective for heart disease, including apple cider vinegar, a range of herbs, supplements, and dietary modifications.

Understanding Heart Disease

Heart disease, also known as Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), encompasses various conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. This broad term includes heart attacks, strokes, artery build-up, arrhythmias, and hypertension. Heart disease can be a silent issue or present chronic or acute symptoms.

Natural Remedies for Heart Disease

5-Ingredient Heart Tonic

The 5-Ingredient Heart Tonic is a renowned homemade remedy for daily use to prevent or mitigate heart conditions. This tonic combines herbs, vinegar, citrus, and honey in a unique formula. Explore the recipe and learn about its heart-health benefits from reader experiences here!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Regularly consumed in water, apple cider vinegar is rich in nutrients and helps alkalize the body, contributing to heart health.

Herbal Remedies

Numerous herbs are used to strengthen the heart and prevent disease, either as supplements or included in your diet.

  • Cayenne: Known as a heart tonic, cayenne pepper, with its vitamins A, C, and Zinc, can stimulate the circulatory system and regulate blood flow. Topical capsaicin, its main component, may reduce cardiac cell death during heart attacks.
  • Ginger: A stimulant herb, ginger purifies blood and is often found in heart tonics, particularly alongside cayenne, to balance its effects. It's also used to reduce cholesterol.
  • Garlic: With blood-thinning properties, garlic is effective against high cholesterol, blood clots, and arteriosclerosis.
  • Hawthorn: Hawthorn berry extracts, used by herbalists, treat various heart conditions including blood pressure irregularities, arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure.
  • Motherwort: Beneficial for heart irregularities, especially during menopause, motherwort can alleviate racing heart and palpitations due to its calming effects.

Vitamins and Supplements

  • CoQ10: In every body cell, CoQ10 is an antioxidant essential for cell repair, with deficiencies linked to heart issues.
  • Vitamin E: Improves circulation by thinning the blood. Opt for natural forms, like alpha-tocopherol.
  • Magnesium: Crucial for maintaining regular heart rhythm and its overall relaxing effect on the body.
  • Nattokinase and Serrapeptase: These enzymes help clear heart and blood vessel congestion by breaking down non-living tissue, often used for blood clots, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

Lifestyle Changes for Heart Health

Diet and Nutrition

A nutritious diet is essential for heart health. Avoid processed and fast foods, focusing instead on a variety of whole foods rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Hydrate with water or herbal tea, and limit caffeine intake, as coffee and certain teas can exacerbate heart issues for some individuals.

Incorporate heart-healthy foods into your diet:

  • Blackstrap Molasses: A rich source of vitamins and minerals, including heart-beneficial magnesium.
  • Oatmeal: Regular consumption of oatmeal, particularly old-fashioned oats, can reduce cholesterol. Enhance it with coconut oil and blackstrap molasses for added nutrition.

Rest and Recovery

Adequate sleep is vital for heart health, as the body repairs itself during rest. Prioritize getting enough sleep regularly to facilitate your body's natural healing processes.

Stress Management

Reducing stress is crucial for heart health. Identify and minimize stressors in your life and engage in relaxing activities or hobbies to counterbalance stress.

Regular Exercise

Begin a routine of regular exercise, starting with simple activities like walking. Exercise improves blood circulation, boosts energy, enhances sleep quality, and reduces stress.

Linus Pauling's Vitamin C Therapy

Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling proposed a protocol for preventing heart disease focused on vitamin C intake:

  • Prevention: 2-4 grams Lysine and 2-4 grams Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate) daily.
  • Heart Disease Treatment: Increase doses to 6 grams each of Lysine and Vitamin C.

Frequent daily intake is recommended to maximize benefits and minimize side effects, such as diarrhea from high doses of vitamin C.

Concluding Thoughts

Whether your goal is to prevent heart disease or improve existing heart health, these lifestyle changes and remedies have been shared by readers who found them effective. Keep reading to learn which natural remedies helped our readers, and please share your remedies with us!

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Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Sanjay (Pune, India ) on 01/20/2015

ACV dissolves calcium which comes into its direct contact, after one consumes the concoction it goes into circulatory system and bones do not come into contact of ACV ., but be sure to rinse mouth thoroughly as there are chances of teeth with no enamal protection will be affected by ACV .

Sanjay, Pune, India .

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sgarsena (Ontario) on 07/31/2014

I follow a practice called Reams Biological Theory of Ionization. In that practice it states that you should only take ACV if you have an alkaline PH. ACV will move your PH from alkaline towards acid. In RBTI one of the measurements is to measure the salt levels in the urine. This shows whether the body is retaining salt or eliminating it properly. Often high reading levels of salt in the urine can be an indicator of heart problems. Also there is a measurement of undigested and digested proteins in the urine. High levels of this measurement indicates stress on the heart. This practice shows you how to tailor your diet and supplements to achieve a healing range.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by January Jefferson (Canada) on 02/08/2014

In 2002 I researched arteriosclerosis and found one five year study which used Apple Cider Vinegar in some juice as an arterial plaque remover for heart patients.The success rate was over 90% and not one subject had a stroke or heart attack during the entire study. I believe the daily dose was 1 tablespoon in the morning before breakfast. I wonder, can Apple Cider Vinegart also clear amyloid plaque from the brain?

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

To January Jefferson,

On use of ACV for amyloid plaque condition; you ask if ACV might rid the brain of the amyloid...I'd think so but would take a long time since the ACV has to get past the Blood-Brain barrier. Just give it time. Very good chance for success.

Replied by Mike62

January: Amyloid plaque is a protein Apple Cider Vinegar does not remove. Removing insoluble plaque from the brain does not improve cognition because the soluble plaque is the most dangerous. I am going to give you a very potent remedy. Put 3g freeze dried wild Alaskan blueberry powder, this has 6x the potency as organic, $86 1 lb., this neutralizes the soluble plaque, 3g yucca powder, this has resveratrol and analogues, 5g fresh whole root turmeric, this removes the insoluble plaque, grind up in the blender first, and 3g fresh harvest high potency maca, this stimulates the hypothalamus, into 1 cup water kefir, home brewed for 1 day, and brew for 1 more day, fermenting increases nutrient activity, then drink with 5g coconut oil. Eating cooked conventionally grown food caused the condition so change to 85% raw organic produce and 15% raw grass fed animal products to function optimally. The super foods for the brain are raw cocoa powder, marine phyto plankton, Hawaiian spirulina, non denatured whey isolate, and desiccated liver. Take 1ml skate liver oil 3x/day.

Replied by Sojournor
(Sojouring America)

I like the idea. The studies I have done in Paul Talalay's work from John Hopkins on broccoli Sprouts and turmeric, however would be more attuned to the clearing of Beta amyloid plaque from the brain.. As I remember it is the ingredient called Sulphorphane or Isothiocyante (sic) that detoxifies carcinogenic material in the body by activating Phase II enzymes in the liver which sets off a cascade of antioxidant pathways and activates genes for three days (3) after ingestion.


Please give more information! What is the recommendation on lowering plaque from brain?

Replied by Sana

Which apple cider vinegar did you use. Pls reply.

Replied by Muhammad
(Toronto, Canada)

Your knowledge is very limited. If kidneys are normal k remains in balance. Many diuretics are k sparing.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Angela (Maple Falls, Wa, US) on 01/02/2010

Hi ~ My mom is 69 years old and suffers from diabetes and heart disease . She has spent much time in the hospital , and has six stents in her heart . She ( like me) does not like Bio-medicine , and as such refuses to take it as prescribed . Would ACV help her , and if so will it react with heart medications ( if she takes them )? Thanks so much for your time !

Replied by Gail
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Hi Angela, I wouldn't be using acv on my mum as it contains potassum which cannot be taken with most blood pressure meds as it will elevate her blood pressure, I would be trying teds lemon juice & bi-carb mix. I would also look at her ph levels, although I presume these could be all right as she probably is taking warfrin or some similar blood thinner which seems to balance the bodys accidity, good luck

Replied by Darlene

Your mother might want to look into chelation therapy, where they clean the heavy metals out of your veins. It has shown great results for people with heart disease and has also shown some benefits for diabetics. It is unfortunately, not covered by medical and usually costs between $3000-$4000USD. Practitioners are listed on-line to find one near you. I also can recommend a book to read on it, but not sure if I can mention it here. If you are interested in the therapy you can email me at Openheavensgate(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Replied by V Qiong
(Kampong Cham, Cambodia)

Oral chelation cost little and should be just as effective. Put in under the tongue 3 times a day may well work faster than IV once a week.

Doing it everyday with a break on weekends while supplementing with multi minerals after 1 hour each time. If you tires less after a week of oral chelation when climbing steps, it usually means that it works.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sanjay (Doha, Qatar) on 07/04/2009

I would like to use apple cider vinegar as medicine for cleaning of heart blockages

Replied by Stephen
(Doha, Qatar)

I have had a heart attack and have found a trusted natural medicine that includes Apple Cider Vinegar that I am taking, I think you may wish to try it.

1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup garlic juice
1 cup ginger juice
1 cup lemon juice

Boil (simmer) until 3 cups volume is left, add 3 cups of natural honey, stir until mixed.
once cool take one spoon full every day.

this is an old Chinese medicine that modern day has looked into more deeply and found that it has worked on patients with blockages, and has removed the blockages. I have just started it and will have myself check out after one year of taking it.

Hope this is of interest to you.


Replied by Mohmud
(Doha, State Of Qatar)

Sanjay, My name is mohamud from somalia, I live in qatar now. I think I can help you from heart blockage by using natural herbs which is used by our native people. This herbs should be filled in an empty capsules to go directly with the blood cerculation. The blood pressure will be low not more then 120/70 and during the presence of the remedy in the blood stream it opens any blockage in the blood arteries in any where in the body, with out any side effects. This has been practised by our people.

Replied by Chief Ayo
(Middletown, Delaware)

What is the name of the herb?

Replied by Carolyn
(Hobbs, Nm)

Mohmud, what is the name of the herbs to put in the capsules for heart blockage? Many of us would love to know this remedy. Thanks, Carolyn

Replied by M.rocha
(Houston, Texas)

Mohamud, I would like to know what herbs you use in your country for Heart Disease. You fill capsules with what Herb? Thank you in advance.

Replied by Saundra
(Cleveland, Oh)

I do not know the name of the herb mentioned in the original post but I would like to share my experience. My 48 year old husband had a massive heart attack on 7/6/10. His right coronary artery was 100% blocked. He was life flighted to the hospital and had to be shocked as his heart stopped a total of 7 times. He received a stent, suffered a groin bleed when the balloon was removed, and was finally released from the hospital 10 days later with a prescription for Plavix, Metoprolol, Simvastatin, and Nitro Glycerine tablets. He was also instructed to take asprin daily. One week after release, he collasped on the floor after having what he thought was a bowel movement of all blood, and told me to call 911; he was hemorraging from his rectum. We later learned that this was a side effect from the Plavix. Luckily, he had not begun taking the asprin. He was in intensive care for 2 weeks and received a total of 10 units of blood. After myriad tests (2 endoscopys, 3 colonoscopys, 1 red blood cell tag, and another one that I can't recall), they still could not find (or stop) the source of the bleeding. On more than one occassion, his blood pressure dropped to 77/44; I was literally watching my husband bleed to death!

I came home and went online. What I found was that cayenne pepper stops internal bleeding, regulates blood pressure, and cleans/unclogs arteries, and increases circulation. I also found that ginger root powder stops clots from forming. I forgot to mention that in the midst of everything else, he formed a blood clot in the femoral artery that required a filter (they had trouble stopping the bleeding when the balloon was removed, and as a result he suffered a groin bleed that caused his scrotum to swell to small cabbage size), and had an allergic reaction to one of the statin drugs (Lysinopril)they gave him. He and I agreed that he would receive blood, but no more medication.

I made him a tea of the following and took it to him in a thermos. Within 24 hours, THE BLEEDING STOPPED! He was released from the hospital on 8/6/10 and is doing fine. His first follow up appointment showed that his red blood count had improved and his LDL cholesterol levels are within normal range. He is still not taking any beta blockers, blood thinners, asprin, or ANYTHING other than this tea that I made up:(2) 450 mg capsules Cayenne Pepper; (1) capsule 550 mg Ginger Root; (2) Tbs ACV; (2) Tbs Honey; 6 oz. Hot water. One cup morning and night.

Hope this helps someone. I am so grateful for having the Love of My Life still here with me! Thank you EC for such a wonderful forum and wealth of information.

Replied by Bess
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

What a wonderful story Saundra. I'm so happy everything worked out for you and your husband - thankfully you were vigilant and took action when you did. I think we will be trying your concoction as a preventative measure (strokes and heart disease run in our family). Thanks for the great information!

Replied by Fox

I am suffering from ldl and now drs again want me go again on statins, 3 times I cannot not walk after them. Please let me know of the herb in qatar and how to get it or is there a place in doha for chelation therapy.

Replied by Sandy
(Lancs, Uk)

For heart disease look at the Vitamin C foundation website. I have successfully unblocked an artery within 3 weeks of using their protocol.

Replied by Abdul
(United Kingdom)

I have read your story and really touched, I do hope your husband is in good health. I know it's been long time you put your story, but recently believed to suffered a heart attack. I was admitted to hospital and was looking for natural remedies to help me back on my feet,

Can I ask how thing progresses once your husband left the hospital?

Thanks, Abdul

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Henry (Kingsville, Ontario Canada) on 07/25/2007

I was introduced to ACV about 10 years ago, by a customer who had been taking it for about 10 years. He had suffered from heart disease, there was so much blockage in his arteries that the doctors could not do a bypass. He had not left his house for 2 years, because he could not walk the steps to get back in. He was told about ACV and thought he had nothing to loose. Within 6 months he began to feel better, and within 2.5 years was compeltely back to normal. today he is in his seventies and fit as a fiddle. His cardiologist could not believe the change. He has told me that he has at least 500 letters on file from people who have had his experience after taking ACV and who were as chronic as he was. I've done it now for 10 years as a preventative. I put about 2 tbsp into a glass of orange juice every nite just as this fellow did. I had tests done 2 years ago, to check for any blockage and there was none.

Replied by Joey Dee
(Miami, Qld Australia)

can i contact anyone who used acv to clean his arteries please as i have a 2 blockages. regard and thanks

Replied by Navdeep
(Barnala, Punjab/india)

sir my father is suffering with heart disese with triple vassle disease. Last year bypass had done with two grafts. Now after one year there is 70% blockage. Can apple vinegar really work.. I dont want to lose my father.. Plzzzzzzzzzzzz tell about treatment you did for yourself.

Replied by Phil
(Shipley, Yorkshire Uk)

I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in water the ratio is 2 tbsp to 8 fluid oz and sip this througout the day; plus 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in glass of water twice daily and after 3 months I am starting to feel much improved after having been told I had 2 totaly blocked arteries. So fingers crossed I am hoping it working.


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Posted by Jan (Flaxton, Q'ld Australia.) on 10/08/2012

Hello, I thought you'd like to know that I used to juice apples twice a day drinking the juice before breakfast and then again before dinner at night. My mother in law who had heart problems including heart pain, came to visit for three months during that time we were juicing, and she drank the juice with us, twice a day. Near the end of her visit, she informed us that all her heart pain had completely gone and she believed it was due to drinking freshly juiced apples daily as there was nothing else that she was doing out of the ordinary.

Ayurvedic Fermented Tonic

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Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 12/23/2015

I had my bypass surgery in Chicago in the year 1980. Since then, I am taking stain drugs, aspirin, etc. as prescribed by doctors. Recently, I started taking an Ayurvedic fermented probiotic tonic called " HRIDAYASANTHI "on the advice of my friend. I took 25 cc of this tonic in the moring and evening on empty stomach for about 10 days and 15 cc in the morning only for about 8 weeks. Then I took my blood test. To my surprise, my blood test shows my bad chlosterol, good chlosterol and Triglycrides are all normal. I never had this kind of good results in my life.

I recommended this tonic to a lady who was suffering from severe chest pain due to blockage. She took 4 or 5 bottes (450 cc) of this tonic. Her chest pain went away completely and doctors told her there is no blockage now.

It is available for about us $2 per bottle in India. For outside India, you may have to contact Ayurvedic online dealer in your area. Its manufacturer is : Santhigiri Ayurveda & Siddha Vaidyasala, Santhigiri P.O. , Thiruvananthapuram - 695 589, Kerala, India.

Best Wishes To all

P. Raghavan

Replied by Adi
(Carson City, Nevada, Usa)

Would this Ayurvedic Fermented Tonic, dissolve blood clots in the two main Pulmonary Arteries. The blood clots resulted from Pulmonary Embolism?

Replied by P. Raghavan
(Virudhunagar, Tn, India)


I have very positive experience with this fermented ayurvedic fermented tonic. It has 15 ingredients : raw sugar for fermentation, woodfordia fructicosa flower to start the fermentation process, hot extracts from dates, cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmegs, grapes, terminalia arjuna tree bark, etc. My feeling is it is reducing my blockage since it brings my bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides to normal levels. I am not sure about blood clots. You can try 2 teaspoon of this tonic per day. It would not hurt you.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Andre
(Brooklyn, NY)

P. Ragahavan,

What is the ingredient to this product? Can it relieve blockages in the heart arteries and how much for product and where can I purchase it from.

Replied by P. RAGHAVAN
(Virudhunagar, tn-626001, India)

Ayurvedic product name : Hridayasanthi.

website :

email: [email protected]

To clear blockage in the coronary arteries, probiotics should contain probiotic strains Lactococcus Lactis and L. Reuteri to solve calcium metabolism problem. For calcium metabolism, one needs Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3. Lactococcus Lactis will synthesize Vitamin K2 and L. Reuteri will increase Vitamin D3 level. There is an article written by me in this website under "Natural cures for Heart Disease" under section Probiotics. There are about 7 brands of multi strain probiotics which are available in These probiotics also clear blockage from my personal experince. You have a choice.

P. Raghavan.

Black Ear Fungus, Dates and Ginger Soup

Posted by Nattakit (Bangkok, Thailand) on 03/15/2015

On February 21, 2015, there was news released at Brain and Nerve Clinic, Chiangmai Ram Hospital, Chiangmai by Dr. Pracha Kanyaprasit, Neuropathy Surgeon. He disclosed about the natural way of treating blockage in arteries. He found this natural cure from one of his patients who suffered from blockage in carotid artery. The patient was weak and suffered from temporary paralyze. He used medicines to cure and prevent, the symptom got better. Later, the same symptom returned and he used two more medicine but did not receive any progress. There was only one cure left that is carotid angioplasty. This patient was afraid of surgery and decided not to choose. He chose to take medication and herbal medicine. Six months later, the patient came for another checkup. After x-ray and carotid angiogram an interesting and impossible condition was found. The usual blocked carotid which was rough in appearance became smooth and there was no need for further medication. He interestingly asked the patient what had he done to cure and knew that the patient took soup prepared from boiling black ear fungus or mushroom (Auricularia auricula-judae J.Schr), dry red dates and ginger. He now does not need medication.

Another patient, 70 years old female with cerebral thrombosis, medication could not be used as she also suffered from bleeding in the stomach. The condition was quite severe. He told her daughter about the first case which was cured and that the doctor personally did not believe but as there was no other choice and no danger so they might want to try. Two months later, the patient came with smooth blood vessel. The doctor was afraid that this could be double sides of the sword so he told only patients close to him to try the soup. There were 16 of them and they all got better. One of them drinks the whole day without side effect. The good thing is kidney also functions better as date support kidney health.

The formula is one liter of water, 20 to 30 dried dates (use only dried dates not sweeten, clean and cut a scar to circulate the water inside), about 80 grams of black ear fungus (use only black with black color on one side and white on the other) and 100 grams of ginger. All put together and boil in very low heat until there is only 50-60% of water left. Drink only the soup. The doctor and his family also take this soup. His brother who is a doctor also takes this soup and now does not suffer from leg blood shortage that caused muscle pain.



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Posted by Mario (Vancouver, Canada) on 04/29/2016

Thank You for putting your comments and recipe for cayenne for heart disease.

I tried it 3and half hours ago and I just came back - very fresh- from 7 km walk which took me less than 35 minutes!!! Bless You for sharing!! Hope to hear from you soon, I have lots of information to share-with you or anyone else interested, regards, Mario

Replied by Aisah

Hi please share more info about cayenne. A friend's 16 year old son had VSD and underwent surgery 5 weeks ago but he still has fluid in his heart and pressure in his lungs.

Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 11/11/2011

If you add Cayenne to your health regime, you will; find an immediate improvement to your condition, the Apple cider vinegar will clean your arteries out over time, by dissolving the calcium. But the Cayenne will open all the small arteries, and get the blood to your heart. To stop the heart muscle dying. This is a proven method for a heart attack victim, a teaspoon of Cayenne in eight ounces of warm water, drunk directly after the attack will virtually revive the patient.

Posted by Jeffers (East Anglia, Uk) on 01/11/2010

hi i too have had 2 heart attacks and had terrible angina for which i use a glycerylni spray and my lower legs and ankles swollen like balloons. i found cayenne about six weeks ago and take a 1/4 tsp in cup of water 2x day. the swelling in my legs and ankles has virtually gone and i no longer have the aching pain.

i also discovered hydrogen peroxide about a month ago and after a few hiccups (not reading instructions properly. ive always read them afterwards lol) the arthritic pain is so much better that i can walk with a spring in my step and i feel so well. i am 63 and have arthritis, diabetes, diverticulitis, aneurism and had no energy or inclination to do anything.

now i wake up refreshed raring to go, but its early days and i know its going to take months to get rid of all the toxic waste but the good thing im looking forward to is that it can only get better so i wish you all the best doris, and everyone on this fantastic site.

Posted by Joe (Philadelphia, PA USA) on 03/06/2009

Treatments for Chest Pains: My friend is an herbalist and he once cured a man with chest pains by giving him cayenne plus organic magnesium and wheat grass and it stopped the pain, plus the doctors told him it somehow fixed the damage from a previous heart issue also.

Posted by Doris (Santa Ana, CA USA) on 04/08/2008

Had 2 slight heart attacks age 28 and 32. Scary one at age 34. Always felt so frail, tho ok health but high stress work and poor diet-sooo much coffee. At 38 yrs was electrocuted by faulty computer eqpmt, lost left-side arm use 1 and half to 2 yrs. During that 1 and half, at about 1 yr, strain from the injury caused a 30-second stroke. I watch clock, fully mentally ok, but was physically immobile entire time, couldn't breath, no heartbeat, nothing. Then it just stopped. I was SO weak always from then on. 3 yrs later married, had child, was always terribly tired. Read in heart surgery book about cayenne being able to stop even a heart attack while in progress. I take a pinch (1/4 tsp) cayenne in 4oz water 2 times wkly. Feel better with 5 minutes - energy stamina breathing is easier, circulation feels ramped up to normal. Still tire, not not as without cayenne. Never regained full strength or mobility from electr. injury but dexterity in fingers did return. Strength is still 3lbs., Best, not nearly so drag-out tired. Cayenne is great - in tomato juice or water. Only a pinch is needed. In V8 or regular tomato juice, cayenne goes easy. I put cayenne on hard boiled eggs, hot flavor hides well in grape or orange juice too. Has improved my cholesterol too.

David's Heart Health Protocol

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Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 05/19/2013

To add to the suggestions on "heart health" I see something missing that has been in the alternative arena for many years.

The "whole foods" theory that emerged in the 1950s was that the wave of heart disease which began rapidly accelerating after the Second World War came about because of the refining of flour, especially wheat, in order to give it shelf life. That theory was that the natural vitamin E was being milled out of the wheat and all the grains to provide shelf life. So the germ of the wheat was removed giving us white flour in loaf bread without any of the "germ"; the processed food revolution was on. Of course, refining grains has been an ongoing process especially where the "elite" preferred the lighter flour to the courser flour for thousands of years. The difference was that there was a wholesale movement to refining flour in most of the western countries in the last 50 years. Butter, was also replaced by hydrogenated oil which was another factor that damaged the arteries. As the arteries were damages there was no E circulating to stop the oxydizing process which produced blockages. Also without the E, oxygen was not being transported properly to the muscles (heart/legs) endangering the essential ability to function.

The first medical doctors who asserted the causation of heart and circulatory diseases was this refining of flour were the Canadian Medical Doctors, brothers, the Shutes. They made the assertion that the refinging of flour was depleting the basic source of E out of the bread and in time that depletion which was central to circulatory and heart health was causing a sharp increase in disease. So they propelled the consumption of supplimental E (natural and not synthetic). And of course, consume as much whole grain as you can versus eating refined white refined foods. Most all E comes from our breads.

My formula is:

1, 000 iu daily of d alpha tocopherol... Vitamin E (work your way up to the 1, 000 slowly, starting with 200 iu and in a month increase to 400 and next month another 200 etc till you get to 1, 000. I have been on this for more than 30 years. I do not take even one prescription drug. There are over 20 benefits from natural E... PLEASE... Natural Vitamin E... D alpha tocopherol and not dl alpha tocopherol which is synthetic. Vit E is a blood thinner when inside the body but helps with clotting when exposed to the air. So if one is on blood thinner, gradually reduce as you increase the E. Asprin is a blood thinner when you use daily, so cut down on the asprin as the E is being used.

- 500 mg of the herb hawthorne
- 500 mg of CoQ 10
- 1,000 mg of Arginine
- 500 mg of magnesium (and with that you can consume sea salt)
- 1,000 mg of assorted amino acids daily (giving even more arginine)
- a good mineral suppliment
- 500 mg of Calcium AEP (AEP is a wonder worder... This is NOT merely calcium)
- 2 garlic capsules daily (or one live clove daily)

To research each of these simply google search the term and add "benefits" and you will find lots of information. Also this formula helps with circulation problems. Circulation in the legs for instance is helped by using this formula.

Replied by Grace J.

I had a heart attack in 2012. I'm on atorvastatin 40 mg 1tab daily, losartan 25mg 1/2 tab daily and metoprolol tartrate 25 mg 1 tab daily. I would like to ween off of these meds! My Dr.wouldn't help me. Can you give me a list of drs. who will help me? I'm 72 yrs. and 181 lbs. but losing weight. I've noticed a slight decline in memory. I eat whole foods. Please help. thanks in advance.

Replied by Rsw

Hi Grace,

You can join either or both of two statin Facebook groups that have been around for many years. Both moderators have personal knowledge of statins, and have either suffered damage or a loved one did. They are extremely knowledgeable, (Christopher was a critical care nurse before statins caused him to become unemployable as a nurse, but he is so knowledgeable of statin facts and literature) as are many of the long-term members. (Fran is like a book of knowledge and facts, after losing her husband to statin side effects many years ago).

Most of the members are also very well read about statins. They will all help you. The first group is “Stopped Our Statins” and the other group is “Side Effects of Lipitor, Lovastatin and Other Statin Drugs.”

I first saw a post from Christopher on Earth Clinic and have read his posts and advice for many years since. I found Fran several years before that. A good book on the subject is “The Truth About Statins” by Dr. Barbara Roberts, MD. She was the head of woman's cardiology and has analyzed all the statin studies to date, concluding that no woman has benefited from a statin. Eliminate high sugar and try to minimize inflammation and eat a Mediterranean diet. All the right tests, supplements and more are found on these sites, with comments from thousands of members who have gotten off their statins.

Best wishes.