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Posted by
Kim Wells [448.1304] on February 20, 2006 at 11:14:55:

Dr.Stoll,
My husband just had a heart attack this past week and Im not sure what I can feed him when he comes home. Can you please help me.Also, send me information on the subject.
Thank you,
Mrs. Kim Wells



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Posted by Sally [1945.1192] on February 20, 2006 at 17:28:54:

In Reply to: coronary heart disease posted by Kim Wells [448.1304] on February 20, 2006 at 11:14:55:

posted by Helping You on May 21, 2002 at 20:26:22:
in reply to: Best diet for cardiovascular disease posted by CC on May 21, 2002 at 19:23:25:

First, it should be noted that many doctors will site that a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol will lower serum cholesterol levels which is what many doctors recommend for the treatment of CVD. However, there is absolutely NO correlation with cholesterol level and CVD. So, if cholesterol isn't the culprit, why take the time to try and lower it!

Having said that, my opinion, is that the diet must be VARIED to include vegetables, fruits, meats, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, lacto-fermented foods, dairy, healthy fats and oils, certain fish, condiments, herbs, teas, broths, stocks, and soups. This type of diet can NEVER get boring as there are so many combinations to choose from. The KEY to helping CVD and other degenerative diseases resides in the following ideas:

1. The QUALITY of the food must be considered
2. The PREPARATION techniques must be considered
3. The COOKING METHOD must be considered and a balance must be achieved between cooked, raw and fermented foods.

For example, Atkins says that we can eat steak with the fat on it. Well, that's great but if that steak comes from a conventionally-raised cow, then the food will be loaded with hormones, antibiotics and vaccines which will reap havoc in the body. Also, the saturated fat will be high, the omega 3 content will be low, and the omega 6 content will be exaggerated. However, if we use ORGANIC GRASS-FED BEEF, we get healthy meat, lower saturated fat content, high omega 3 content, high CLA content, and nutrients that protect the heart such as L-carnitine, Coenzyme Q10 and magnesium (these nutrients are just as high in conventionally-raised beef but that's still not a good enough reason to eat it often).

So, what I am trying to say is, QUALITY and PREPARATION are everything in the diet. Dairy should be raw and un-heated, meats should be grass-fed, poultry should be free-range, eggs should be DHA-enhanced from free-range hens, oils should be cold-pressed and preserved with natural vitamin E, vegetbles should be steamed and eaten with liberal quantities of raw butter or olive oil, and so on.

Just as important as the quality of foods we choose to eat is the type of food that we should NOT eat. If someone you know has CVD, he/she should not eat refined foods of ANY kind. Salad dressings, Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and sauces that give our foods flavor should be used Judiciously but the ingredients should be RAW and from high-quality sources and NOT bought by the bottle in stores (some brands are good though). If you make these yourself, you will be sure that you will be getting high-quality nutrients that will aid your battle against CVD. Ther was a study done on 250 animals recently. The researchers took away the sense of taste from one group of animals and gave them a normal diet. The other group received the same diet but kept their taste buds. ALL of the animals of the taste-less diet died within weeks of the experiment. It appears as though TASTE is crucial to the digestion of nutrients and their absorption. These bland diets we are told to eat for many conditions are at best, self-destructive. The Nourishing Traditions is the best diet source that I know of. I have read the book 4 or 5 times now and I read certain parts of it almost daily just to keep things fresh in my mind. Knowing is important but UNDERSTANDING and APPLYING is another story.

As far as supplements go, extra Coenzyme Q10 is often helpful at doses of 30mg to 300mg per day. L-carnitine is helpful as is a balance between calcium and magnesium. Chelation can remove plaque from the arteries and avoiding refined vegetbale oils and sugar will ensure that new deposits are not readily forming. Vitamin C and L-proline protect the structures of the vessels which can weaken in a vitamin C deficiency. Deposits often happen in places of WEAKNESS in the body. Strengthen the collagen system of the body and nothing can deposit there. In general, that's my take on CVD. I don't believe in this no-fat nonsense or even low-fat. Fat (healthy fats) does not cause CVD and neither does cholesterol. It never did and it never will. When people char their meats, this can lead to cancer. If people would slow-roast their meats, eat them rare, or even raw from time to time, red-meat would not get branded the evil food". Same goes for other traditional foods as well. The book says it all

-HY


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Re: coronary heart disease

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on February 21, 2006 at 07:22:48:

In Reply to: coronary heart disease posted by Kim Wells [448.1304] on February 20, 2006 at 11:14:55:

Hi, Kim.

Listen to Sally.

Walt

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