By Dr. Jean-Pierre Willem.
At age 50, age already becomes a primary contributing factor. Because the walls of the arteries, which have become less flexible, have hardened and prepare the bed for atherosclerosis (deposits of atheromatous plaques obstructing the arterial orifice). The risk factors (smoking, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, etc.) will not add up to each other but will multiply, greatly increasing the danger of developing atherosclerosis.
The walls of the arteries, which have become too rigid, lose their shock-absorbing effect under the repeated blows of the heartbeat, which inflicts a trauma on them: 70 times a minute, the heart sends a large gush of blood into our arteries, which dilate each time. It is therefore understandable why, after fifty years of this regime, the walls are less flexible! The decrease in this shock absorber function that explains the rise in blood pressure figures. The pressure on the wall is so powerful that it scratches it, regularly tearing off some cells. The damaged arterial zone will heal, but sometimes the scar incorporates fats and cholesterol, facilitating the installation of deposits that will become encrusted.
When atherosclerosis disease is not detected in time and worsens...the most important danger is heart attack. Because of a blocked coronary, the blood will no longer flow and a region of the heart, no longer being irrigated, will become necrotic. If it is a cerebral artery, it is a part of the brain which, deprived of blood, causes a cerebral infarction ("cerebral attack" or C.A.V.). When an artery in the legs is blocked, the danger is arteritis, sometimes gangrene.
Another category of patients who falsely believe they are safe is postmenopausal women. They are unaware that after the cessation of hormonal secretions by the ovaries they are no longer protected by estrogen, becoming subjects at risk. It is because of all these ignorances that we deplore in France, each year, 40,000 sudden deaths, the majority of which are due to coronary disease which is revealed by a heart attack!
Hence proceed to :
- a blood test (triglycerides, cholesterol, blood sugar, homocysteine),
- an echodoppler of the neck arteries
- a stress electrocardiogram
- myocardial scintigraphy
The same strategy for people in their fifties
At this time of life, it becomes essential to train the heart so that it is more irrigated by the coronary arteries and the entire arterial network. To do this, engage in daily physical activity for about 30 minutes (or two 15-minute sessions). It is important to choose an activity where you breathe, such as walking or running, at a reasonable pace. This activity will also help control weight and regulate insulin secretion by the pancreas, which will help prevent the onset of atherosclerosis and diabetes. A second essential rule: respect a healthy diet that will limit the risks of atherosclerotic plaque formation, by following the 5 commandments to the letter: 1. strongly limit animal fats (butter, cream, fatty cheeses, fatty meats, cold cuts). 2. Use only organic vegetable oils, olive or colza. 3. Eat fish twice a week (for its Omega 3 fatty acids that reduce artery stiffness). 4. Eat several fruits and vegetables at each meal (containing antioxidants that help keep artery walls supple and fiber that regulates sugar and cholesterol levels). 5. Limit the use of salt, which causes an increase in blood pressure, fatiguing the heart.
THE TOP 10 PEJORATIVE FACTORS
2. Heredity (a family history is a very important risk factor)
3.. Diabetes. The cells of the arterial walls of diabetics have a poor defense against micro-trauma due to the heartbeat.
5. Hypertension, which favors the installation of lesions in the arterial walls (atheromatous plaques).
6. Smoking has a toxic effect on the arterial cells which do not regenerate, resulting in a narrowing of the orifice.
7. Abdominal fat, a sign that the individual "manufactures" bad fat, which clogs the arteries
8. Stress that causes high blood pressure
9. A sedentary lifestyle reduces the body's ability to eliminate bad cholesterol
10. The inflammatory state, materialized by the sedimentation rate and the C. Reactin protein.
To do this, check for the absence of food intolerances. There are tests to materialize these intolerances (IMUPRO 300, analysis of 300 foods, 480€) or IgG food antigens (120€).
Atherosclerosis, heart failure (reduced efficiency of the heart pump) and arrhythmia are the pathologies where nutritional treatment is effective alone or in combination with conventional treatment. The Cretan diet can be used as a model. First and foremost, you should focus on:
- Omega 3 EPA (fatty fish oils), 2 grams per day.
- Natural vitamin E reduces the oxidation of LDL lipoproteins (bad cholesterol).
- Magnesium inhibits the accumulation of lipids in the vascular walls
- Co-enzyme Q10 transports electrons into the mitochondria (energy factories), it delays the signs of myocardial ischemia. Take 100 mg/day.
- an amino acid: L.Arginine, a precursor of nitric oxide which reduces platelet aggregation and generates vasodilation.
L. Carnitine stimulates energy production in the myocardium
Omega Krill - 2 capsules with 2 meals - 2 months.
ChitoQ10 2 capsules morning, noon and evening - 3 months (excellent remedy to protect the heart)
Salt-Chito (natural salt for heart patients) -
Morning: 50 drops + water: Syringa vulgaris (lilac) - Bg mac. Glyc. 1D - 250 ml (unblocks coronaries, avoids bypass surgery)
Noon: 50 drops + water: Crataegus oxyacantha (eggplant) - Bg mac. Glyc. 1D - 250 ml (tones the heart and regulates the rhythm)
Evening: 50 drops + water: Cornus sanguinea (Blood dogwood) - Bg mac. Glyc. 1D - 250 ml (cardiac rehabilitation)
ACONIT 30 CH (Angina pectoris): 5 granules every 30 minutes
CACTUS 30 CH (radiating pain in the left arm): 5 granules every 30 minutes
ARNICA 7 CH (cardiac rehabilitation): 5 granules every 30 minutes