In 2002, an angiogram showed 4 blockages in my heart. I took: 250mg Proline b.i.d., 250mg Lysine b.i.d., 8000mg Vitamin C daily, 1200IU Vitamin E daily, 120mg CoQ10 daily, 3 tbsp fish oil daily, Selenium 400mcg daily, along with a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. In 6 months, I could run short distances, and in 18 months, I'm back to normal function. I can pass a stress test.
EC: B.I.D. means 2 times per day.
(Manhattan, New York)
fantastic news!...thanks for the valuable info!
(Los Angeles, California)
How is your heart doing now? Did you keep up your good progress?
what do you mean by an earthenware pot? I don't have one, can I use a substitute of something else? what a bout stainless steel?
(Wellington, New Zealand)
Lee, from the instructions it looks like you need to avoid stainless steel. If you have a crock pot/slow cooker you could use that if it has an earthenware (china) inner. Note that only wooden utensils are used.
I think I would also add cayenne pepper into this (1 450mg capsule) or a couple of teaspoons.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
I have read reported that the mineral Copper is very important for the integrity of arterial structure or tissue; so cooking with Copperware may be advised. Take 25 mg Zinc occasionally to balance the Cu.
Copperware has copper but it is "inorganic" so the body won't be able to use it and you will end up being copper toxic. You need to eat organic copper (in plants). Getting minerals from plants also gives you the correct ratios of other minerals as well.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Sandra: Not sure to agree or disagree with your position as it has been long advised that cooking with ironware is a good way to get Iron in the diet/body. Colloidal Silver Generators produce high levels of Ionic Silver for human consumption for ant-pathogen treatment.
Of course, Ionic Trace Minerals is our best source of (trace) minerals. Cooked or supplemented Liver is also a good source of minerals, which, ironically is not a vegetable source.
I am making the above mixture. I used a juicer for all three juices and am reducing it in a crock pot. It's turning green. Is it supposed to do this or is this contamination from either the juicer or crock pot?
Mixture can turn green or light brown, no harm, depends on the ingredients mainly ginger and garlic. It is important that you use clay/earthen pot or procelin as mixture can react with metal as it is ascetic acid. ACV must be organic, raw and unfiltered for best result. Honey must also be raw and pure.
When I boiled all 4 ingredients, it turned green, I don't know what happened wrong. plz tell me, should I add honey to it or not. I think the honey will go to waste if the mixture has become toxic. plz reply asap.
(New York, USA)
Hi, May I know how long can this remedy last in Fridge? 1 month? 2 months? Please advise
Hello Baldev, I have made some ACV+garlic+lemon per instruction and found the juice has turned dark green in color. Is it normal color for the mixture? Thank for your reply.
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
Hi Patrick, Well, I don't think that the color would be greenish. Since we add the honey in to the mixture that gives a kind of dark color to it. But, as I have said earlier if the mixture is kept in the fridge it is ok to use. Because if it is kept out in the room temp. It gets fermented and then the taste is affected, but as for benifits are concerned in my opinion should not change, because fermented food to some extent is healthy, like khimchi, ACV. Good Luck
(Batu Caves, Malaysia)
I just made it last night. Used a slow juicer for 16 medium cloves of garlic, about 600gm ginger, 3 lemons & a pyrex bowl to cook. The final mixture color is yellowish ochre. (Includes 1 cup of apple cider + 1 cup of honey)
I will consume it for general health maintenance.
My aunt has started consuming 1 tbsp before breakfast for 3 weeks now, & she confirmed that there is no change in the color of her mixture. Good for bowel movement, too.
[Tips: Can use the ginger & garlic pulp for cooking or fry them in oil & add a tbsp for salad dressing or food.}
For the guys whose recipe turned green, did you consume the recipe? Did it work? Cause I followed the same instructions and I got a green mixture as well.
Hi, just wanted to calm the fear about the color change. I just cooked up a batch of this for my husband in ceramic cookware, using a wooden spoon to stir and it did turn a bright blue-green color. I added the honey and still the same. I keep it in the fridge and I have taken it myself for three days now without any problems. I don't believe it's the metal utensils that caused the color change, although I think it's good advice to use glass or ceramic. I think it's just a chemical reaction among all the ingredients that's brought about by the heating process. I haven't felt any ill feelings whatsoever. I looked up Dr. Ketan Patkar's site that was recommended by someone in a prior post, and he says clearly to take it with a glass of warm water, as does Mama to Many. Get ready for a powerful flavor blast though!
Recieved stent 8/20/12. Informed of a 75% blockage, to be treated with meds. Question, want to take the acv/garlic/lemon/ginger/honey mix... is it safe with standard meds after balloon procedure?
Hi, My husband had a heart attack 6 years ago and since then he is in doctor's control taking statins, aspirin, digoxin. But these drugs' side effects, especially statins, are severe. Can he use the garlic, ginger, lemon & ginger recipe instead of statins and digoxin to control his cholestrol? He has stent in one of his arteries.
(Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh , India)
hi, I received a stent in 2003 AND recent angiography showed 50% blockage WITHIN the stent.. Can I take this ACV/garlic/lemon/ginger/honey mixture with a stent already present on LAD ? If so, then what should be the dosages? Someone pls help.. Thanks
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
Hi, This is in response to Abhi, Rameshchandra, David, Tara and Raghav, heart attack and having stent placed is no disqualification to take the natural things. All the ingredients of the mixture you are talking about are what we eat day to day, they are very healthy and are heart friendly and under no circumstances they will harm the heart. Ted and Bill have written a lot on this subject on this site so feel free to take it. Statins on the contrary have very strong side effects and in my opinion should be avoided as for as possible, they do less good and more harm. Ted on this site has recommended lemon oil 10 drops twice a day as a good aid to clean the arteries. Good Luck
I have prepared this mixture, but it turned green while hot also have same green color when becomes hot? Still I havn't added honey in to it, Is this mixer is safe to drink? Thanks for feedback.Vipin
(Hayes, Middlesex, Uk)
Good Evening, I am 56 year old man gone through angiogramme last month and comes with three artery blocked, two is 70% and third is 80%. Please advise - can I take this supplement: Garlic, ginger, apple cider vinegar, lemon and honey, as I am on these medications:
BISOPROLOL 1. 25mg
Thanks. Best regards, Davinder
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
I'd be a bit carefull as ginger and garlic are potent blood thinners, and you are already on aspirin. You loose blood from the gut everytime you take an aspirin. Statins are contraindicated with grapefruit. Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar should clean out the arteries, might be best to stick with them. Or knock off the asprin and do the garlic and ginger?
(Ottawa, Ontario Canada)
If your blood is getting to thin (coagulation time increases) there is a high risk of internal bleeding (including stroke). I would not mix medication and natural remedies. You have to avoid contusions or any physical accidents.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
I agree with Gavin specifically but generally the goal is to reduce the amount of pharmaceutical meds to at least half. Tell your doctor that you would not like to continue taking this large amount of meds indefinitely. Mention you are eating heart healthy food and would like smaller doses (mg) to coincide with your new diet.
As for the natural regimen for artery cleaning, "start low and go slow" is the safe method.
Supplementing Carnitine and CoQ10 will significantly strengthen and improve the Heart.
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
Yes... Take it slow and build up the Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon juice over a couple of weeks, you don't want to strip to much calcium off the artery walls to fast, remember it has been deposited to protect the artery wall, probably because of something in the diet.... Free running table salt seems to be a main culprit, change to sea salt.... and probably too much calcium from various sources. The Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon juice dissolve the calcium in just the way it cleans a furred up kettle, so make sure you keep your fluids up, to flush the offending residue out. If you suffer from breathlesness and cyanosis (blueing of the extremities) have a serious look at cayenne but remember this is also a blood thinner.
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Hi Davinder - Like the others said, you will need to do some research before combining conventional medications with alternative methods.
Is it possible for you to see a naturopath or find a doctor who is open to a more natural approach to health?
Having said that, there is some interesting information on serrapeptase for heart health on the internet.Well worth checking out. Good luck!
The likely reason for weight gain is that your digestive system has become more efficient due to changes in gut flora, and is now absorbing more nutrients. This is seen also in livestock when feeding them lower doses of antibiotics:
"sub-therapeutic antibiotic treatment has been shown to increase growth rate and weight gain in a wide variety of livestock, including chickens, pigs, cows, and sheep, indicating an evolutionarily conserved relationship between microbes and host metabolism"
I am using this combination since 01Oct 2012, it has wonderful impact on overall health also. Just be positive while using it. Whenever you are consuming this combination, feel good taking it in and for sometime create positivity in your mind that its working on you. Call in case you need to know more about it. I prepared this four times and about to finish my last leftover. Rajneesh 91 9915320907
How long time it need to drink for blockage of Veins open if the block size is 65%?
Barbara in San Antonio: did it help? My husband has heart problems (valve calcifications)- he is drinking IT once a day--his appointment with cardiologist is 1/20/15! So until that time he agreed to try IT. by IT I describe the stuff that we do. He was afraid of ACV because of his acid reflux so for first batch we used 3 lemons, 3 huge apples, big chunk of ginger and 5 bulbs of garlic. Juiced it all, boiled and simmered for 30 min (turned greenish) and added 3 tbsp. of honey (not more because of his diabetes. His stomach was ok with it so for the second batch we doubled ginger, garlic, lemons, used 3 apples again and half cup of ACV. This time it did not change color but this time I didn't boil it before simmering. I think this is better. He drinks it now, his stomach is fine, but he still gets breathless sometimes... too often... For the third batch I want to use 1 full cup of ACV and no apples. PLEASE advise me how many lemons, bulbs of garlic, how big a piece of ginger to make 1 cup of juice from each???
I have to blend it first before my juicer takes it so I really need to know quantities.
(Los Angeles, California)
Hi Adam, My husband has a stent on his right main artery. He also has blockage in the left artery. He also has chest pains and the doctor has told him that he has angina. Is the ACV, garlic, ginger, lemon and honey mixture safe for him to take. Thank you and God bless.
(San Marcos, Tx)
For Paul, and others who may be reading this, if it burns to drink this mixture, dilute more with water.
I went for my 3 month a1c (blood glucose) test. Three months ago I was at 8.9 now 6.8. My blood count was 260 in april. Now 124. Doing this all natural. With Apple Cider Vinegar, cinnamon, olive leaf, and a tea from the bush plant from costa rica. I did use the concotion of the Apple Cider Vinegar ginger, garlic, and lemon. My blood pressure was perfect, she said. I also changed my eating drastically - got rid of all white foods out my diet. So this natural stuff does work. I was brought up on it so I am solded. Go ahead try it!
What herbs are you taking now that lowered your blood sugar so dramatically?
My name is Raj and recently in my Angiography I came to know that I have 100% RCA (right coronary artery) blockage and remaining everything shows up normal. My age is 30 years. I have Blood Pressure. I am using the below drugs. Could you please update me if I can use this Natural Medicine with the Tablets?
I have prepared the natural medicine in home and it is ready for me to use it.
Could you please update me if the 100% blockage can be reduced by this medicine.
I am really suffering a lot, since I do not have any symptoms at all and really shocked after meeting the doctor and after the angiography. We are planning for kids.
Please your help is very much appreciated and can help my life go smoother.
Raj, Taking Vitamin K-2 (available on-line via Ama....n) may help you; it is purported to shift calcium from the arteries to the bones, where it belongs. - Larry
Dear I will like to know, After how many days/ months you started feeling your blockages started melting or FIT from every thing.
Ref: My mother has diagnosed with around 90% blockage I have already started the remedy/ juice.
Yes, Hi I would love to try this for my dad. He is 81 and has 100% blocked arteries in both sides of his neck. Do I need to use a blender or just mix all ingredients and take it every morning? He takes bp meds too but also has renal and cardio problems. Can you give me some suggestions please? Thank you.
How long do I have to wait after taking it to drink water or eat breakfast?
Hi, My Father had sever heart pain in the month of July & received a stent for one of the veins which was blocked 99%. However, he still has left with 2 more viens blocked one with 90% & one with 75%. Doctor suggested to go for Angiogram to see the level of blockages in additional two viens & suggested to go for Bypass surgery.
Note: My Father is diabetic patient from last 29 years & he has arthritis now. Using medicine for both heart pain & arthritis. Currenty he has stent in his heart.
Please suggest, how safe is this syrup/mixture for him to take now?
(Motown, Ca/ Usa)
High dose (10g is what I am doing) forms of Vit C as Ascorbic Acid is amazingly, shall we say, beneficial, with diabetes type II, according to several doctors and researchers.
Sufficient Boron /Borax is eqally amazing at, shall we say, resolving, all forms of arthritis.
Small wonder both have been given the deep six treatment. Cheap, and effective as all get out. --T.
I made this as per yours and many other online recipe but turned out to military green after mixing honey. Can you or any body tell me what went wrong?
Jg, that happens often when you mix crushed garlic with lemon. Especially if you don't consume it within a few hours. It's some chemical reaction.
It doesn't affect the taste, and probably not the medicinal properties, it's just quite unappetizing!!
Yes, you can give this to a diabetic.
I also was thinking about raw ingredients with all the enzymes in them. It makes more sense, however I did not see anyone replied to your message. Did you receive any respond to it?
You bring up a good and valid question regarding cooked herbal remedies versus raw herbal remedies:
I have tended to think that raw was generally preferred because of the enzymes. But a comment I recently read by herbalist Susun Weed helped me to consider another way. She points out that when we make herbal teas/ infusions, etc, we are letting time and heat draw out the medicinal properties. If we take the herbs just raw, our bodies have to do that work.
Herbs are quite complex. I think there are times for using them raw and times for using them cooked. Some herbs work well taken in capsules, but others need time and water (like Red Raspberry leaf) to draw out the properties needed. Some herbs work very well when tinctured in alcohol. Others work well when tinctured in vinegar. (The alcohol is usually preferred, though.)
I do not know for sure the best way to prepare or take the concoction mentioned in this thread. I just thought I would add these thoughts because raw is not necessarily always the best way for herbal remedies to be taken.
~Mama to Many~
I had a heart Attack in 1994 and a portion of my heart was damaged. To repair this damage I took turmeric 1/4 spoon twice a day. After 1 year there was no sign of damage. In India and Pakistan turmeric is still number one therapy for skin, internal bleeding, for sprains and many more. Anyone who has had a heart attack I could use red chillies & turmeric with fresh yogurt.
As I understand it, when you have a large difference between systolic and diastolic, it is an indication of hardening of the arteries.
I do not remember why I started mega doses of vitamin C, but it has corrected a couple of problems. A year ago, my spread between systolic and diastolic was typically 75 with a bp 155/80. I just took it a few minutes ago, and it is 143/84, a spread of 59.
I have not taken any meds of any kind for decades. I am 68 yo. male. I started out aiming for 200 grams of vitamin C per day spread out through each day. Now it seems hard to remember, so I end up with about 30 grams a day.
I take 6 grams at a time and try to do it each hour. I try to quit by 4 pm so I can sleep without so much gas.
Another problem that was helped was blood in the semen. It cured it. Makes sense. Vitamin C helps the body to produce collagen, and collagen strengthens the blood vessels. I use ascorbic acid and make my own capsules. At times I will put a spoonful in a glass of water with some honey. The cheapest vitamin C I have found is from Vitacost. Every once in a while, it goes on sale BOGO half off.
Heart disease, google 1989 nobel prize in medicine dr linus pauling, heart disease is a very bad vit c deficiency.
Linus Pauling protocol Vitamin C, etc have been obsoleted with fibrolytic enzymes such as nattokinase. Fibrolytic enzymes get at the root cause of heart disease.
Vitamin C, Lysine
I have had broken capillaries on my face and neck since I was in my teens. Recently I read that broken capillaries anywhere on the body could be a sign of heart disease as they show that smaller capillaries in the body are under stress and possibly blocked with plaque. Since I have a family history of heart disease (mother, grandmother, grandfather and two great aunts) I started taking 6 grams of vitamin c and 3 grams of lysine daily. This is the basic Pauling protocol for the prevention of arteriosclerosis. It has been three weeks since I started taking this and the thread veins on my face and down near my ankles have nearly disappeared. Also my feet are warmer. Both of these supplements can be bought cheaply in bulk powder form, so for anyone who has a family history of heart disease or broken capillaries this may well be worth trying. For the record, I have taken large doses of vitamin c, complete with biovflavanoids and rutin, for years. The vitamin c by itself has never helped. It was only after I added the lysine that they virtually disappeared.
Heart Health - Damaged Hearts
This article is very good news...My own experience with vitamin D has been great as have my family members. I personally take high dose D3 right now to combat mold illness. Ted has mentioned that 10,000iu is what your body makes in sunlight easily. So therapeutic doses would be higher. Other Drs. Dr. Combria is having great luck reversing Multiple Sclerosis with high dose D. Ted recommends it in IBS and Crohn's. Things to watch would be the other ingredients in the gel cap no safflower oil. I use Now brand or Solgar D3 in coconut oil. I also take 200mcg of selenium and magnesium as glycinate malate, and magnesium oil 5 drops in water am and pm, plus k2 every other day, related to the absorption and utilization of D3. Janet
After my father's heart surgery I got him on 1,000 iu of NATURAL ... not synthetic Vit E a day. He never got a build up and he lived 20 years after his heart surgery. Start with 200 iu of natural Vitamin E (d alpha tocopherol) NOT dl alpha tocopherol... And over a month increase to 400 etc till you are at 600 minimum. Vit E will thin the blood, so if one is on a blood thinner, you'd need to begin cutting back on the thinner as you increase the E. Asprin is a thinner, don't forget.
Vitamins K2 + D3
CURE FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE – PROBIOTICS – MY EXPERINCE.
A metabolic disorder occurs when the metabolism fails and causes the body to have either too much or too little of the essential substances needed to stay healthy. Metabolic disorder can be determined from stool testing by identifying list of probiotic strains below normal level and list of bad strains that are above normal levels in the stool.
According to Mayo clinic and Cleveland clinic, metabolic syndrome is defined as a collection of risk factors that increase the chance of developing:
1) Cardiovascular disease,
2) Stroke due to blockage and
There are three important articles available in the net regarding metabolic syndrome:
1) Metabolic Syndrome – Cleveland Clinic.
2) Metabolic syndrome – Symptoms and Causes – Mayo Clinic.
3) About Metabolic Syndrome | American Heart Association.
Any disease associated with metabolic disorder can be cured only by following one or more of the following:
1) Consume probiotics with the required probiotic strains to fix the underlying metabolic disorders in the digestive system.
2) Consume fibre-rich foods (e.g., ground flax seed, cinnamon powder, etc.) so that it will help in the multiplication of probiotic microorganisms (microbes) since fibres are food for good microbes.
3) Reduce the consumption of sugar since sugar is the food for bad microbes in the digestive system.
I had a heart bypass surgery in the year 1980. About 10 years back, I started taking probiotics for my cardiovascular disease to reduce blockage in the arteries.
First I started with an ayurvedic fermented tonic called “ Hridayasanthi”.
Then I started taking probiotic Kefir, probiotic yogurt, etc. After taking probiotics, the rate of increase of blockage in my arteries stands at a low level of about 1.5 % per year. But the blockage never decreased.
About 8 months back, I watched a video by Dr. Breuer titled “Vitamin K2 – What is it? – Does it remove plaque“.
After watching that video, I realised that Vitamin K2 production in my digestive system is low and this is the root cause of my cardiovascular disease. Vitamin K2 guides calcium to its final destinations, bones and teeth. But if the production of Vitamin K2 is very low in the digestive system, calcium will deposit in the wrong areas such as arteries, lungs, kidney, knee, etc.
There are a number of articles available in the net regarding Vitamin K2 and probiotic strain related to Vitamin K2. Two such articles are given below:
1) Long-Chain vitamin K2 production in Lactococcus Lactis.
2) Lactococcus Lactis with high vitamin K2.
According to these articles, lactic acid bacteria Lactococcus Lactis can synthesize Vitamin K2 from the food we eat. Therefore, increasing the count of Lactococcus Lactis bacteria in the digestive system will increase vitamin K2 production in the body.
According to an article titled “Vitamin D and cardiovascular Disease”, vitamin D also plays an important role in treating cardiovascular disease. There is another article available in the net titled “Oral supplementation with probiotic L. Reuteri increases circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D”. This states that L. Reuteri increases serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D by 25.5 % over 9-week intervention in a human trial.
I was looking for multi-strain probiotic capsule / tablet that has probiotic strains Lactococcous Lactis (for vitamin K2) and L. Reuteri (for vitamin D). I searched the net and found 8 brands that contain the required probiotic strains and are listed below in the alphabetical order:
1) CaptainBiotics Probiotic – 19 probiotic strains.
2) Garden of Life RAW Probiotics for Women – 32 probiotic strains.
3) INNATE Vitality women's Probiotic – 17 probiotic strains.
4) InnovixLabs Multi strain Probiotic – 31 probiotic strains.
5) Nature's Secret Digestive Bliss – 18 probiotic strains.
6) NewRhythm Probiotic – 20 probiotic strains.
7) RAW Probiotics 100 Billion CFU – 34 probiotic strains.
8) Terranics Probiotic – 19 probiotic strains.
I selected one of these brands and took one tablet / capsule per day for about 90 days. I also took regular medication along with this probiotic. I also took 2 teaspoons of ground flax seed at night.
Now, blockage in my arteries are reducing and I feel great. Only regret I have is that I did not know about this treatment earlier. In my opinion, it is a simple and effective treatment for cardiovascular disease.
(Virudhunagar, TN, India.)
SPECIAL PROBIOTIC CAPSULES / TABLETS FOR CVD.
Vitamin K2 prevents calcium from depositing in the wrong areas such as arteries, lungs, knees, etc.
There are a number of articles available in the net on Vitamin K2 for cardiovascular disease. The following two articles are very important: 1) “Vitamin K2: What is it? Does it remove plaque? “ by Dr. Brewer. 2) “Vitamin K2” by Dr. Mercola. According to articles available in the net, Vitamin K2 is synthesized by probiotic bacteria “Lactococcus Lactis” in our digestive system from the food we eat. If this probiotic strain is reduced in our digestive system because of stress / powerful antibiotic treatment / chemical exposure, etc., Vitamin K2 deficiency will occur. Since Vitamin K2 controls calcium metabolism, Vitamin K2 deficiency will cause calcium to be deposited in the wrong areas such as coronary arteries. This in turn will cause cardiovascular disease. One can take multi-strain probiotic tablet/ capsule containing probiotic strain “ Lactococcus Lactis “ to solve Vitamin K2 deficiency problem semi-permanently . I searched in the net for this tablet for about 45 minutes.
One can do additional searches in the net for other brands. But there are a limited number of brands with this probiotic strain. Then you can choose your brand based on user reviews or other criteria. This probiotic tablet may be taken half an hour before breakfast for about 30 days. If you have cardiovascular disease, it will be a good idea if you talk to your doctor regarding multi-strain probiotic capsules / tablets containing probiotic strain L. Lactis. It is a simple and effective treatment . One can take this probiotics along with regular medicines.
Best wishes. P. Raghavan.
This is concerning Heart disease and lung problems. There is one non-herbal, non-invasive Yoga technique called " Pranayam". I had a triple bypass 13 years ago and had just started to have lung problems. After practicing this Yoga, I felt the difference next day in Asthma and breathing. Please save your life, Go to youtube-Baba Ramdev, Asthma or Heart disease. Baba Ramdev is teaching to millions on TV each morning in India for free. God Bless. If you have any questions e-mail me.