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The term coronary heart disease covers a group of clinical syndromes arising particularly from failure of the coronary
arteries to supply sufficient blood to the heart They include angina pectoris, coronary thrombosis or heart attack, and sudden
death without infarction.
A common symptom of heart disease is shortness of breath, which is caused by the blood being deprived of the proper
amount of oxygen. Another common symptom is chest pain or pain down either arm. Other symptoms are palpitations,
fainting, emotional instability, cold hands and feet, frequent perspiration, and fatigue.
The basic causes of heart disease are wrong feeding habits, faulty style of living and various stresses.
|The famous Framingham Heart Study of the National Heart and Lung Institute in Massachusetts, identified seven major risk
factors in coronary heart disease. These are:
(1) elevated blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and other fatty substances;
(2) elevated blood pressure;
(3) elevated blood uric acid levels (mainly caused by high protein diet);
(4) certain metabolic disorders, notably diabetes;
(6) smoking; and
(7) lack of physical exercise.
Each or a combination of these risk factors can contribute to heart disease. Most of them are of dietary origin. Constant
worry and tension stimulate the adrenal glands to produce more adrenaline and cortisone. This also contributes to
constricted arteries, high blood pressure and increased work for the heart
Natural Remedies for Heart Disease #1
Apples have heart-stimulating properties. Patients suffering from a weak heart will benefit greatly by making liberal use of
this fruit and apple jam.
Natural Remedies for Heart Disease #2
Onions have been found valuable in heart disease. They are useful in normalizing the percentage of blood cholesterol by
oxidizing excess cholesterol. One teaspoon of raw onion juice first thing in the morning is beneficial in such cases.
Natural Remedies for Heart Disease #3
Honey has got marvelous properties to prevent all sorts of heart disease. It tones up the heart and improves the circulation.
It is also effective in cardiac pain and palpitation of the heart. One tablespoon daily after food is sufficient to prevent all sorts
of heart troubles.
Natural Remedies for Heart Disease #4
Asparagus is an excellent food for strengthening the heart. A good medicine for a weak or an enlarged heart is prepared by
mixing the freshly extracted juice of this vegetable with honey, in the ratio of 2:1. A teaspoon of this medicine should be
taken three times daily. Patients with heart disease will also benefit by steam cooking this vegetable.
Natural Remedies for Heart Disease #5
Fresh fruits in general are beneficial in die treatment of heart disease. They tone up the heart Grapes are especially effective
in heart pain and palpitation of the heart, and the disease can be rapidly controlled if die patient adopts an exclusive diet of
grapes for a few days. Grape juice is particularly valuable when one is actually suffering from a heart attack.
Natural Remedies for Heart Disease #6
The herb alfalfa in the form of juice has been found very helpful in most troubles related to the arteries and heart diseases.
Only the leaves of the plant are used for this purpose, when they can be obtained fresh. The juice of fresh alfalfa is,
however, too strong and potent to be taken by itself. It is best taken with carrot juice in equal quantities of 12/5 ml each,
twice daily. In this combination, the individual benefits of each juice are intensified.
Natural Remedies for Heart Disease #7
Patients with heart disease should increase their intake of foods rich in vitamin E, as this vitamin is said to promote heart
function by improving oxygenation of the cell. It also Improves the circulation and muscle strength. Many whole meal
products and green vegetables, particularly outer leaves of cabbage, are good sources of vitamin E.
Natural Remedies for Heart Disease #8
Vitamin C is also essential as it protects against spontaneous breaches in capillary walls which can lead to heart attacks. It
also guards against high blood cholesterol. The stress of anger, fear, disappointment, and similar emotions can raise blood
fat and cholesterol levels immediately but this reaction to stress can do little harm if the diet is adequate in vitamin C and
pantothenic acid. One of the richest sources of vitamin C is citrus fruits.
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