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  •  I am so glad you mentioned diet. (3+ / 0-)
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    NancyK, 4Freedom, Debby

    Diet is the main culprit in heart attack and stoke. My father had 2 bypass operations,  two stents, and two stokes. Heart disease runs in the family. All those years  he saw the doctors and they supposedly put him on a heart healthy diet. As you can see from his history, they missed the mark.

    To avoid his fate. I have taken it upon myself to read thousands of hours of medical journals, magazines, research on just why we in this country continue to have so hard a time with heart health. Although you can never  cram all that reading into a few sound bites, a few major things stand out like NEON.

    Eat VEGETABLES. As many as you can as often as you can. They contain all the magic bullets to right the ship. In fact, the main item on your dinner plate should be centered around a vegetable. Radical I know, but true.

    Ingest Omeg-3 oils. Fish oil, flax oil, nuts, any and all sources should be on your menu. Take a supplement with Omega-3 (high quality please, not cheap drug store fish oil.).

    They did a study of the plaque in the arteries of people w/heart disease. Guess what, 60% was made up of Omega-6 fats. That includes most of the oils Americans use in cooking and their chips are fried in. This includes the vegetable oils they TELL you to use to use like corn oil and most of the vegetable oils. Stick with olive oil it is very heart healthy.

    Stay away from bad oils like the plague, most especially hydrogenated oils. They are so bad for you I can hardly believe they are not banned as a public health threat. The ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 should be about 4:1. We eat so many more omega-6's here but we should be eating  4x's as many Omega-3's. Hell, in the US a ratio of 1:1 would be considered good. In the US we eat about 20x's more Omage 6's as Omega-3's in an unhealthy American diet.

    B-Vitamins. Make sure you are getting your B complex vitamins everyday.

    Good luck. We are all praying for you.

    Truth is harmonious, lies are discordant.

    by Babsnc on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 08:37:58 AM PST

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