How To Cure Plaque, Heart Disease and Stroke - The USA National Heart Foundation says, "Coronary heart disease is the single greatest cause of death for both men and women in the US, eclipsing all other causes, including cancer and lung diseases. Every year more than 479,000 Americans die of coronary heart disease." In addition, over 700,000 Americans experience a disabling stroke each year! Poor blood circulation or Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is caused by cholesterol plaque deposits in the lining of the artery wall. Symptoms of bad blood circulation include leg pains, aching feet and low temperatures in the extremities. If left medically untreated, PVD can cause strokes, loss of limbs, heart attacks and even death. Aerobic exercise and a change of diet plan can help blood circulation and prevent PVD. It is also possible to help improve blood circulation by taking proper health supplements. A combination of quality supplements and proper exercise can greatly assist the maintenance of your health..
What is Cayenne Pepper?
Cayenne pepper is one of the most powerful and beneficial herbs known to mankind - a/k/a African red pepper, American red pepper, Spanish pepper, capsicum, and bird pepper. Cayenne is derived from two related plants. Specifically, the American variety (Capsicum minimum) is distinguished from its African counterpart the African birdseye cayenne (Capsicum fastigiatum) although both are highly beneficial to man. The African birdseye cayenne is the most pungent with small, yellowish red pods while the American variety is distinguished with its herb-sized plants and larger fruit or pods. The food value of cayenne pepper as a seasoning is well known, but cayenne's real value is as a medicinal and nutritional herb. Its medical uses include using it for wounds, heart disease, heart attacks, heart problems at large, ulcers, congestion, colds, chills, bleeding of the lungs, neuralgia, lumbago, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, high and low blood pressure, indigestion, kidney and related problems. Cayenne pepper has been prized for thousands of years for its healing power and can be used to remove arterial plaque. Cayenne pepper acts as a catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other herbs when used with them. Cayenne pepper is a very high source of Vitamins A and C, has the complete B complexes, and is very rich in organic calcium and potassium, which is one of the reasons it is good for your heart. There are other supplements such as garlic, Ginko biloba, root ginger, Alpha Lipoic Acid and CoQ10 which help with the circulation of blood and with stopping arterial plaque build up but cayenne pepper actually reduces arterial plaque. The proper amount of cayenne pepper needed may be too strong for you to eat/drink, so you may elect to take daily capsule(s) of cayenne pepper.
Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic was used as an antiseptic to prevent gangrene during World War I and World War II. Garlic has also been called Stinking Rose, Lucifer’s Tulip, Poor Man’s Treacle, Russian Penicillin, Billy Goat’s Cologne, Devil’s Posey, Dragon’s Perfume, and Hell’s Passion Flower. While cayenne pepper has anti-fungal properties, an even better natural anti-fungal herb is garlic. Garlic has been known as a beneficial blood cleanser for thousands of years. When taken to detoxify the body, it thins the blood and reduces fats while activating liver enzymes that eliminate toxins. Allium sativum, garlic’s botanical name, contains 33 sulfur compounds (including allicin, the compound responsible for garlic’s pungent odor), 17 amino acids, and a slew of other vitamins and minerals. Garlic helps prevent cardiovascular disease. Garlic’s sulfur compounds combat cholesterol by triggering the release of bile from the gall bladder and decreasing the production of cholesterol in the liver. On the hypertension front, the gamma-glutamylcysteine in garlic acts as a natural ACE inhibitor, and can reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. A meta-analysis preformed by The University of Adelaide in Australia analyzed data gathered between 1955 and October 2007 and confirmed that garlic can provide a “significant reduction” in blood pressure. Garlic goes one step further in protecting your heart by reducing the risk of thrombotic clotting, a leading trigger for heart attack and stroke. Tufts University recently reported that the same components of garlic that help your heart may also help mitigate cerebrovascular deterioration leading to dementia and Alzheimer’s. Of late, research has examined garlic’s potential in preventing cancer. Studies out of India, Japan, and China have demonstrated that garlic can both protect against cancer and help reduce the size and potency of existing tumors. Garlic appears to be especially valuable against stomach and colon cancers. Lastly, garlic is also a good all-around protection against infection - way back in 1858 Louis Pasteur announced that garlic killed bacteria.
Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper
The long list of benefits attributed to cayenne pepper ranges from killing prostate cancer cells to stopping a heart attack. For cleansing, cayenne pepper works as a solvent in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract by breaking down plaque buildup and eliminating the toxins that reside in the colon. In the cardiovascular system, cayenne pepper is thought to eliminate cholesterol and toxins from the blood. Capsicum (the active ingredient in cayenne pepper) increases metabolism by immediately influencing the venous structure. It is remarkable with its immediate effects on the circulatory system as it feeds the vital elements into the cell structure of capillaries, veins, arteries and helps adjust blood pressure to normal levels. Cayenne pepper can lower your high blood pressure and it cleans your arteries as well. Cayenne pepper also stimulates the peristaltic motion of the intestines, aids in assimilation and elimination and helps the body to create hydrochloric acid, which is necessary for good digestion and assimilation, especially of proteins. When taken internally, it warms the body and has even been used by some herbalist doctors to help heal severe frostbite as cayenne pepper not only facilitates the healing of the flesh but it helps rebuild damaged tissue as well. Notwithstanding its hot taste, cayenne pepper will also help rebuild the tissue in the stomach as it actually facilitates rapid healing of stomach and intestinal ulcers. Capsicum is said to be unequal for its ability to boost circulation and increase heart action. Capsicum exerts a variety of desirable actions on the entire cardiovascular system. It has the extraordinary ability to enhance cardiovascular performance while actually lowering blood pressure. Capsicum has an energizing effect on the entire system. It has traditionally been used for overcoming fatigue and restoring stamina and vigor. It is a natural stimulant without the threatening side effects (palpitations, hyper-activity or rise in blood pressure) of most other stimulating agents. Because capsicum helps peripheral circulation and stimulates organ secretion, it expedites the therapeutic delivery and action of nutrients in the body. It will ensure the rapid and even distribution of the active principles of available nutrients to critical function centers, including those involved in cellular respiration, metabolic data transmission and neural-hormonal action. The remarkable ability of capsicum to stimulate organ secretion and even heart action makes it one of the strongest natural stimulants known. Cayenne pepper is rich in lutein and beta carotene, both of which are beneficial to eye health.
Dr. John Christopher, the famed natural herbalist, was persecuted relentlessly by the government while assisting patients in curing cancer, heart disease, pleurisy, tuberculosis, infertility, rheumatism, leukemia, and other maladies. One of his greatest stories in his long career was how he could instantly stop a heart attack if he could get the patient to drink a glass of warm cayenne water. In his writings, he said, "A teaspoon of cayenne should bring the patient out of the heart attack." (While this is not directly related to heart health, with internal hemorrhaging, if the patient can drink a glass of extra warm water with cayenne, Dr. Christopher wrote, "...by the count of ten the bleeding will stop. Instead of all the pressure being centralized, it is equalized and the clotting becomes more rapid.") Cayenne is a natural stimulant that gets the blood flowing. In 2006, Cancer Research reported on a study conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at UCLA that found capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne, caused prostate cancer cells to kill themselves. In the study, approximately 80% of the cancer cells self-destructed and those that remained shrunk substantially. Cayenne pepper has also been shown to improve heart health, fight inflammation, prevent stomach ulcers and help you burn fat and lose weight! Like garlic, cayenne pepper has been shown to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and acts as an anti-coagulant. Capsaicin is known as “the plant that bites back”, also helps relieve the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, rheumatism, and joint pain by inhibiting Substance P, a neuropeptide that transmits pain to the brain. Cayenne is a good source of vitamins A and C, B complex, calcium, potassium, flavonoids and carotenoids. As an added bonus, cayenne pepper works as a catalyst, increasing the efficiency of other herbs and supplements you may be taking. The truly amazing thing is the inexpensive cure to your health is as close as your local grocery store. Garlic and the cayenne detoxification drink, when taken routinely, will dramatically improve your heart health as well as your venous structure.
Dangers of Cayenne Pepper
What are the dangers of cayenne pepper? It is certainly hot to the taste. When you drink the cayenne pepper detoxification drink, it tends to come out of the body's lower orifices with a burning sensation. But, even if you have hemorrhoids - cayenne pepper will help heal them -- especially if you change your diet to one more rich in fiber. When you drink a glass of warm cayenne pepper water - you should also have another glass of plain cold water nearby to help mitigate the resulting fire in your mouth. While you can take cayenne pepper in capsule form; its beneficial effects will be delayed. Because garlic and cayenne thin the blood, individuals on anticoagulants should avoid their use . You need to stop taking garlic and cayenne a week to ten days before surgery since garlic can prolong bleeding time. If you are allergic to latex, bananas, kiwi, chestnuts, or avocados, you may also be allergic to cayenne. Because cayenne pepper passes into breast milk, nursing mothers should avoid both the spice and supplement forms. The capsaicin in cayenne pepper may increase the risk of bleeding associated with aspirin and may also increase the absorption of theophylline, an asthma medication.
How to dissolve clots.
Studies have shown an enzyme present in fermented soy food is effective in lowering blood pressure and dissolving clots. The food, natto, has been eaten by the Japanese for 1,000 years because of its taste and also as a remedy for heart and vascular diseases. No health problems have been discovered with its use. The enzyme nattokinase, is present in natto, a fermented vegetable cheese-like food which is produced by adding the beneficial bacteria Bacillus natto to boiled soybeans. Nattokinase, literally "enzyme in natto", was discovered in 1980 by Doctor Hiroyuki Sumi, who was researching natural substances which could dissolve blood clots associated with heart attacks and stroke. Its properties closely resemble plasmin, an enzyme produced by the human body which breaks down such blood clots. Besides its ability to dissolve clots, nattokinase has other advantages over the traditional clot-dissolving drugs, e.g., activase, urokinase, and streptokinase. It can be taken orally instead of intravenously and its effects last longer - eight to ten hours longer. This is because the intravenous drugs wear off shortly after their administration to the person is stopped. In addition, this enzyme acts to enhance the production of the body's natural clot-busting substances like plasmin, adding to its power. One of the components in natto is pyrazine which, in addition to giving natto its distinct smell, reduces the likelihood of blood clotting. Natto also contains a serine protease enzyme called nattokinase which may also reduce blood clotting both by direct fibrinolysis of clots, and inhibition of the plasma protein (plasminogen activator inhibitor 1). This may help to avoid thrombosis e.g., in heart attacks, pulmonary embolism and/or strokes. The extract containing the enzyme nattokinase is currently available from several sources as a dietary supplement. Studies have shown that oral administration of nattokinase in enteric capsules leads to a mild enhancement of fibrinolytic activity in rats and dogs. Nattokinase has also been found to also help prevent the aggregation of red blood cells. Serrapeptase is an enzyme from the silk worm that the Author takes on a nightly basis. Both nattokinase and serrapeptase should only be used under the guidance of a health care professional. Combining nattokinase and an anticoagulant, such as aspirin, may lead to internal bleeding - especially if you are taking anti-coagulants, aspirin, Coumadin or other medicines or herbs that thin the blood.
If you are concerned about the future health of your heart/arteries and/or if you are currently suffering from heart ailments - cayenne pepper and garlic should be a part of your daily diet.
Have you just had a heart attack or stroke? The author also recommends the daily consumption of Unique E, Carlson Elite Omega - 3 Fish Oil and Vitalzym - a proprietary blend of protease, serrapeptase, papain, bromelain, amylase, lipase, rutin and amla. In addition to the routine use of H2O2 and EDTA chelation IV's. Always check with a health care professional you trust.