Clogged Arteries

CLOGGED ARTERIES

This newsletter was written by Dr. Gerald Krause D.C., who is currently and has been a Holistic Doctor of Chiropractic since 1979 and is the director of Krause Holistic Spa and Alta Massage College, serving the South Bay and Los Angeles Harbor areas: Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Lawndale, Gardenia, Hawthorne, El Segundo, San Pedro, Wilmington, Lomita, Harbor City, Carson and Long Beach.

Clogged arteries can cause or contribute to many different health difficulties by causing a lack of oxygen and nutrients to any or possibly every cell in the body.

Some of the most common conditions clogged arteries cause include; heart disease, diabetes, anemia, constipation, cramps, dizziness, headaches, hemorrhoids, indigestion, insomnia, kidney problems, liver problems, low back pain, mid back pain, neck pain, headaches, menopause problems, memory problems, menstrual problems, nausea, nervousness, neuralgia, obesity, prostrate problems, sciatica and varicose veins.

The most common causes of clogged arteries include: too much fat in the diet, smoking which damages the walls of the arteries causing fat to deposit on the walls of those arteries, eating rancid oils, eating processed foods, eating other kinds of junk foods, lack of exercise, mental and/or emotional stress, vitamin, mineral, nutrient, and/or amino acid deficiencies, lack of rest or sleep, chemicals, food poisoning, viruses, bacteria, funguses, ameba, parasites and obesity.

One of the primary causes of heart disease (which is the number one cause of death in the United States today) is clogged arteries. When arteries get clogged with fat, the cells, tissues or organs that are supplied by those arteries will not receive the oxygen and nutrients that they need to function properly and if the arteries become completely clogged this can cause heart attacks.

If the arteries are clogged with fat going to the brain, it can cause numerous problems including depression, poor memory, fatigue, aneurysms, strokes and various other mental and physical symptoms.

If the arteries which supply the eyes are clogged with fat, it can cause pain in the eyes as well as vision problems and diseases of the eye.

If the arteries are clogged which supply the inner ear, it can cause dizziness, nausea, loss of hearing, pain in the ears, and higher susceptibility to ear infections.

Clogged arteries in the nose can cause loss of smell, difficulty in breathing and higher susceptibility to colds and flus.

Clogged arteries in the mouth can cause a loss of taste as well as a malfunction of the salivary glands.

If arteries get clogged going to the muscles of the head and muscles of the neck, it can cause headaches, loss of muscle function and muscle spasms, this can pinch on the nerves going down into the arms and hands which can cause numbness, pain, swelling etc. in the hands or arms.

If clogged arteries in the neck cause muscle spasms in the neck this can cause a blockage of the circulation going down into the hands and arms which can cause coldness, numbness and/or a lack of function.

If clogged arteries in the neck cause muscle spasms in the neck this can also block the lymphatic system going into the arms, head, or neck, which can cause swelling and pain.

If you have clogged arteries that supply any other cells, tissues or organs in the body it can cause or contribute to the cause of aches, pains, symptoms, conditions and/or diseases in those cells, tissues or organs.

Specifically for clogged arteries you would want to do as many of the following as possible.

Swedish Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Sports Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Shiatsu

Reflexology

Chair Massage

Antioxidant/Alkaline water

Nutrition

Manipulation

Physiotherapies: Therapeutic laser, micro-current therapy, saunas, hot packs.

Vitamins:

Multiple Vitamin Mineral Complex: 2 tablets, 3 times a day, with meals

Beta-Carotene: 5,000 IU’s, 3 times a day, with meals

Vitamin A: 5,000 IU’s, 3 times a day, with meals

Vitamin D3: 100 IU’s, 3 times a day, with meals

Vitamin E: 100 IU’s, 3 times a day, with meals

Vitamin C: 2,000 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals

Bioflavonoid: 500 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals

Folic Acid: 50 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals

Vitamin B-1: 25 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals

Vitamin B-2: 25 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals

Niacin: 100 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals

Vitamin B-6: 50 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals

Vitamin B-12: 100 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals

Choline: 500 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals

Inositol: 500 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals

Vitamin F: 200 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals

Minerals:

Magnesium: 400 milligrams, 3 times a day, between meals

Calcium: 200 milligrams, 3 times a day, between meals

Chromium: 100 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals

Copper: 1 milligram, 3 times a day, with meals

Iodine: 200 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals

Iron: 5 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals

Manganese: 2 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals

Molybdenum: 20 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals

Potassium: 50 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals

Selenium: 100 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals

Zinc: 20 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals

Amino Acids:

L-Methionine: 300 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals

L-Lysine: 200 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals

L-Phenylalanine: 100 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals

L-Isoleucine: 100 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals

American Herbs:

Ginkgo

Hawthorn Berries

Chick Weed

Artichoke

Black Currant

Garlic

Shave Grass

Shepherds Purse

Chinese Herbs:

Poria: 10 grams

White Atractylodes: 10 grams

Pinellia Tuber: 10 grams

Gastrodia Tuber: 5 grams

Citrus Peel: 5 grams

Fresh Ginger: 5 grams

Licorice: 5 grams

Homeopathic Remedies:

Plumbum Metallicum

Baryta Carb

Aurum Metallicum

Gloinine

Carduus

Marianus

Other Supplements:

Garlic: 2 capsules, 3 times a day, with meals

Lecithin: 2 capsules, 3 times a day, with meals

Bromelin: 2 capsules, 3 times a day, with meals

Papain: 2 capsules, 3 times a day, with meals

Specific Foods:

Pineapple, Papaya, Beets, Beet Greens, Blueberry, Cabbage, Chives, Garlic, Sweet Potatoes.

To treat clogged arteries as with any other problem, it would be an excellent idea to find the underlying cause or causes of the clogged arteries and change them and find the things which are healthful and do as many of these as possible.

An example of this would be: If a person had diabetes because his arteries were so clogged with fat that the pancreas could not get enough oxygen and nutrients to manufacture enough insulin to bring down his blood sugar level, causing high blood sugar (diabetes). The arteries were clogged up because the person ate too much fat in his diet and did not get enough exercise. Therefore, in this case the person would want to go on a low fat diet and exercise plan and participate in and consume all of the things necessary to unclog the arteries. Then the pancreas would be able to get enough oxygen and nutrients from the blood stream to manufacture enough insulin to lower the blood sugar level, which could eliminate the diabetes in many cases.