Angina pectoris can be successfully treated by Vitamins. For a number of years Holistic doctors have been using vitamin E made from green leafy vegetable sources, with fairly consistent results. The relief is sometimes prompt but usually gradual. Angina pectoris is a pain arising from over stressed tissue. This form of vitamin E is associated with manganese and choline, and are supplying reinforcing nutrition to degenerated connective tissue in the vascular walls. And vitamin C is involved as a collateral factor, too. For instance, it was observed that scurvy victims were particularly prone to develop angina pectoris. vitamin C has long been recognized as a builder of connective tissue, the primary lesion in scurvy being broken capillaries and degeneration and separation of the periosteal membrane in the joints.
A deficiency of vitamin C complex, ( meaning all the forms of vitamin C, including Ascorbic acid, Rutin, bioflavinoids, Acerola, Quercetin, and some trace elements.) reduces the capacity of the blood stream to carry oxygen. This causes the heart to become overloaded in its duty of maintaining a proper supply of oxygen to the tissues. It is called upon to pump many more gallons of blood per hour than it would were the normal content of oxygen carried. It is obvious that the use of vitamin C in deficient a cardiac patient is of primary importance. Often the distressed breathing is gone in fifteen or twenty minutes. No matter what particular form of cardiac breakdown is present, vitamin C deficiency is adding to the insult to this organ and there will be immediate relief for the patient. It is also important to note that any infection process, local or general, destroys the vitamin C reserves. Tachycardia with pneumonia, for example, is secondary to the pneumonia and is promptly relieved by the ingestion of the natural vitamin C complex.
The combined use and interdependence of vitamin C, manganese, choline and vitamin E for the maintenance of connective tissue and angina pectoris is illustrative of the complexity of nutrition.
One remarkable food that is very high in vitamin C per weight is Kiwi Fruit. Kiwi Fruit has 100 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams. While taking vitamin supplements is a good thing getting vitamins from nature is even better because they come with all the necessary trace elements we might even know about yet. Tomatoes, red peppers (raw)., Sweet potatoes and green leafy vegetables also have a good amount of Vitamin C.
The use of vitamin E in treating various pains that arise from over stressed tissues is interesting in the example of hernia. One case I recall was put on a schedule of Acupuncture and vitamin E to relieve pains pending an operation. The result was that the pains disappeared, the patient even stopped the use of a truss and the operation was called off. While this does not suggest this is a possible remedy for hernia, it does illustrate the far reaching effects of vitamin deficiency in various aggravating common conditions.
Vitamin E seems to act in promoting the proliferation of connective tissue in some manner as an organizer of the chromosomes in cell division, .
A deficiency of vitamin B complex is almost as devastating in it's damage to heart mechanisms as is a deficiency of vitamin C complex. The primary effect is to permit a relaxation of the vascular system, stop the enlargement of the heart, atony of the intestinal tract, and progressive degeneration of the nervous system with disturbances of heart rhythm, and possible end results of heart block or fibrillation. The heart enlargement often causes malpositions of valves, with consequent regurgitation . The administration of the B complex, which must contain the correct potent quantity, will often temporarily eliminate the valve leakage, the skipping beats, the fibrillation or heart block in a phenomenally short time. In fact, cardiograms will show changes, sometimes as quickly as within fifteen minutes, that are often hard to believe.
The correction of the deficiencies takes off the overload, which alone means that the vicious circle is broken, and the improvement often is apparently miraculous even when the patient is at the brink of the grave.
Here is a case that will illustrate my point; The physician described the case of a woman, 91 years of age, myocardial degeneration of a number of years with slight fever, blood pressure of 100, systolic, a cough that was sapping her strength and taxing her heart, and an alternating pulse. In all ordinary experience, this was the final stage of a cardiac case. No patient can be expected to live long who, at the age of 91, has a heart that is skipping every other beat. Under vitamin treatment, immediate improvement was evident, with an apparent complete recovery within a few weeks. At the time of reporting the case the patient had lived five more years to the age of 96 years old and had a heart action that never faltered.
Vitamin B in nature consists of about two dozen factors but in the B complex Vitamin bottles, you buy off the shelf, there are only about a dozen listed. There is some research that considers a single factor in the B vitamin complex to be the the most important and that is the B-4 fraction, otherwise known as the anti-paralysis vitamin. If you give a patient thiamin when he is deficient in B-4, he will temporarily respond, but very soon have a relapse, and be worse than ever. Some research shows heart disease to be a common reaction to a B-4 deficiency. In this deficiency the innervation to the heart becomes partly paralyzed, the pulse becomes erratic, extra systoles are common and ultimately fibrillation may develop.
Vitamin B-4 is known as Adenine. It is a water soluble and infamous vitamin. It is a component of DNA, RNA, ATP and the three coenzymes NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). It functions synergistically and closely with vitamins B-2 and B-3 to generate energy.
Brewer's yeast is the best food source and other foods rich in Vitamin B-4 are whole fresh grains, bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, spirulina, aloe vera, kelp, green leafy vegetables, honey, cayenne pepper and berries. It is also found in herbs and spices such as hops, sage, spearmint, caraway, cinnamon, sumac and ginger. When combined with ribose, it forms adenosine which is highly important for normal heart function. It also boosts energy, helps overcome jet lag, delays fatigue and exhaustion, improves endurance, and mental alertness and clarity. In the form of NADH it may enhance the release of growth hormone. Coffee, tea and soft drinks with caffeine may reduce the effectiveness of adenosine. Also theophylline in cocoa beans and tea and theobromine in chocolate, tea and cola may reduce the effectiveness of adenosine. Oh no not chocolate!
Choline is one of the B Vitamins. It is found in the cell as a combined part of the lecithin molecule, where it is an essential part of the cell wall and forms the enclosing jacket of the chromosome. So a deficiency of choline in our diet tends to create a tendency for general tissue breakdown, particularly the lining of the blood vessels. Hardening of the arteries is quite likely a condition often aggravated by this deficiency.
Cardiac patients with a history of gastric disturbances may have lost most of the pepsin and acid-secreting tissue of the stomach lining, and suffer from consequent inability to digest proteins, and the blood stream will fail to carry the various amino acids which the tissues need to make structural repairs. The result is the degeneration of the heart muscle, often associated with coronary disease, hypertension, angina pectoris, or arteriosclerosis. Creatine often works wonders in these cases--- creatine is made from beef broth or similar meat extracts. The heart contains more creatine than any other form of muscle. Besides creatine,, meat has valuable soluable salts needed by the body.
The rate of heart disease has been shown to rise over the course of the decade after a woman reaches her fifties. While going through menopause a women's body starts producing less and less estrogen. This is an issue influencing heart disease because estrogen has a direct effect on the wall of the blood vessels. Cholesterol uptake is the first change that occurs in the creation of plaque along with inflammation that forms the basis for heart disease. Estrogen appears to block that effect, resulting in open vessels and good blood flow. This explains why estrogen reduces heart disease, but it is the bio-identical estrogen that is the safe and effective option.
The Nurses Health Study, the first prospective study of women's health with a population of tens of thousands of women, has found striking results. After ten years, forty-eight thousand of the subjects, who had no histories of cancer or heart disease when the study began, were evaluated. Women who were taking estrogen after menopause had just half as many heart attacks and cardiovascular deaths as women who never used estrogen. The Doctors involved in the study at the Women's Hospital in Boston concluded that the benefits of estrogen outweigh any risks, substantially.
Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that your body produces naturally. Your cells use CoQ10 for growth and maintenance.
Levels of CoQ10 in your body decrease as you age and levels have also been found to be lower in people with certain conditions, such as heart disease.
Research on CoQ10 has shown it can improve symptoms of congestive heart failure. CoQ10 might help reduce blood pressure. and it might aid in recovery in people who have had bypass and heart valve surgeries.
The heart is a muscle and the muscle has mitochondria which are like energy factories. Each cell has mitochondria, but the heart muscle has a hundred times as many mitochondria as some of the other cells in the body. But if your mitochondria are impaired with one of the heart diseases, your heart is not making enough energy. CoQ10, magnesium, carnitine, fish oils, and D-ribose increase energy production, which will help with heart disease. And this is good for the whole body.
CoQ10 is found in meat, fish and fresh whole grains. The amount of CoQ10 found in these dietary sources , however, isn't enough to significantly increase CoQ10 levels in your body. It is available in supplement form in varying strengths. Find out more from your Holistic doctor and to find out how much is good for your body.
Garlic is vital for heart health. One form that is highly recommended is Kyolic liquid garlic from Japan. They have done studies at UCLA proving it reverses arterial blockages in coronary vessels. A high quality garlic is a major component for detoxing and heart protection, and garlic is one of the components of an essential heart protection program.
Heart disease is another health issue affected by a a high acid diet. Acidosis irritates and inflames bodily tissues. The acids wear away the cell membranes, including the interiors of blood vessels and the very fabric of the heart. This ongoing process of erosion weakens the heart and vessels and the very fabric of the heart. This ongoing process of erosion weakens the heart and vessels to the point where they are very susceptible to breakdown. However, at high levels, homocysteine, an amino acid normally present in blood. However, at high levels, homocysteine is a risk factor for numerous cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, or clogging of the arteries, in which these blood vessels become less elastic and blood flow is impaired. The heart is then required to work harder to pump blood to boost blood pressure. Acidosis increases the production of the stress hormone cortisol another risk factor for heart disease.
It is a misconception that high triglycerides levels in the blood come strictly from too much fat intake. Very often triglyceride levels become elevated from eating either too much sugar or too many calories, simply cutting down on sugar intake can often bring a person's triglyceride level down. In addition to the obesity and diabetes issues, some other problems related to too much fructose consumption include high blood pressure, gout and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
You can avoid consuming added sugar by looking closely at the list of ingredients in packaged foods and even better, by focusing on eating whole foods, preferably organic, instead of the highly processed packaged foods. Also, in contrast to the spikes in blood-insulin levels induced by simple sugars, complex sugars, such as those found in whole grains or vegetables, are digested more slowly, and the insulin level rises more slowly in response. For some even whole grains can spike glucose and insulin and must be avoided or they must have a lot of seeds and fiber in them. Repeated chronic spikes in glucose and insulin set us up for insulin resistance, which is found in pre-diabetes , type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypo- glycemia.
If you are not convinced yet to give up sodas, sugary fruit juices, and refined flour, here are a few studies that might persuade you. A very large population study published in 2013 made it quite clear that, on average, the more sugar a person eats, the greater is the likelihood of developing diabetes. Basu and others completed an analysis of data for 175 countries, collected from 20000 to 2010, comparing food supply data with prevalence of diabetes in each of these countries. They found that an increase in total calories of 150 per person per day in a population related to an increase in prevalence of diabetes of just 0.1 percent, which was not statistically significant. However, an increase of 150 calories per person per day rise in sugar availability ( one 12-once can of soft drink ) was associated with a 1.1 percent rise in diabetes prevalence, which is very significant.