How to Naturally Avoid and Remove Dangerous Arterial Plaque

The arteries are major blood vessels that the heart uses to pump blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Over time, arterial walls can become congested with a fatty substance known as plaque. When this happens to a severe point, the arteries may begin to harden and the blood flow can become compromised and ultimately result in a heart attack. Mainstream medicine’s approach for treating plaque is to use drugs or surgery. However, there are natural ways to prevent and remove plaque.

As is the case when addressing many health concerns, exercise and diet can play major roles in avoiding and reducing plaque. Exercise is already known for many benefits to the body such as reducing risk factors for disease, better mental function, and weight control. Exercise can also improve your circulation which can help reduce plaque. According to the Mayo Clinic, you can do this by getting 30 to 60 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.

When it comes to diet, what you avoid is equally important as what you eat. Many foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol that can cause plaque to build up. Some examples include deep fried foods, foods that are high in trans fats, refined foods, and processed foods. Alcohol should also be avoided and red meat should be eaten in small portions.

Foods that are nutrient dense, high in fiber, low in sodium and low in saturated fat help avoid and reduce arterial plaque. Fiber helps block the intestinal absorption of cholesterol. It also you feel full longer which can result in less overall calorie consumption. Some examples of fiber-rich foods include whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that the body cannot make on its own. They can be found in supplements and also in foods like cold-water fish, walnuts, flax seeds and healthy oils such as olive oil. Fish oil supplements can lower blood pressure, reduce arterial plaque and they also lower triglycerides.

Niacin raises HDL, which is known as "good cholesterol". HDL cholesterol removes bad LDL cholesterol and arerial plaque. According to the FDA, "Niacin is the best agent known to raise blood levels of HDL, which helps remove cholesterol deposits from the artery walls." Naturally the FDA removed this quote from their website.

Vitamin C is crucial in repair and healing of the endothelial layer of cells inside of coronary and carotid arteries. When this layer is not maintained properly by the body, it can become the site for lesions that begin the process of atherosclerosis.

Coenzyme Q10 strengthens the veins and cleans out the accumulated plaque.

Digestive enzymes help break down the food our body does not digest. When taken on an empty stomach, they enter the bloodstream intact. As they circulate, they remove toxins and break down the fats responsible for plaque formation. Digestive enzymes in supplements and raw foods help prevent heart disease.

Serrapeptase is a particularly potent digestive enzyme when it comes to dissolving arterial plaque. It has the unique ability to digest non-living tissue that is a by-product of the healing response without harming living tissue. Serrapeptase is used to dissolve non-living tissues to include: scar tissue, fibrosis, blood clots, cysts and arterial plaque.

Some herbal remedies can also help fight plaque by improving circulation, reducing blood clots, lowering cholesterol and reducing stress. The herb hawthorn helps remove plaque blockages by widening blood vessels. Horsetail is rich in silica and can aid removal of plaque by strengthening artery walls.

Other helpful herbs include ashwagandha, ginger, garlic and guggul.

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Tony Isaacs

Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year. He is also a contributing author for the worldwide advocacy group S.A N.E.Vax. Inc which endeavors to uncover the truth about HPV vaccine dangers.

Mr. Isaacs is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near Austin and San Antonio to give lectures and health seminars. He also hosts the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - featuring Luella May forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group Oleander Soup and he serves as a consultant to the Utopia Silver Supplement Company.

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  1. Anonymous shawn jansen says

    I think all the articles I read are very informative, & helpful, it’s good to know there are still doctors & Health Practioners who recommend a natural approach. These people should be praised for their unrelenting search to help the general public make a more natural decision on what substances are available for a healthier life.

  2. Bobby says

    The artical on plaque was very good. I take niacin in 50mg and at times i take hawthorne and coq10. Should I take more then 50mg of niacin? Thank you.

  3. Anonymous says

    Where do you stand on the cholesterol controversy? The book, the Cholesterol Myth seems to make sense.

    15 years ago the doctors wanted to give me a bypass. I concentrated on lowering my homocysteine levels, I am still here.

    As I understand it, HDL is not cholesterol, but a carrier of cholesterol. It is a high density lipoprotein. Cholesterol is a fat, not a protein.
    Did I misunderstand something?


  4. Anonymous says

    what about the role of vitamin K2. you make no mention of its role in calcium metabolism, endothelial health and osteoporosis..

  5. Anonymous says

    This is all good, but there is a large body of research that shows that saturated fat is not necessarily the culprit. Transfats, on the other hand, play a huge role. But the above comment about vitamin K2 is absolutely crucial and should be at the forefront of our thinking here. Journal articles abound citing the role of K2 in calcium metabolism and deposition.

    K2 in foods is found in fats like egg yolks, hard cheeses, and butter (the more grass eaten by the animal, the higher the K2), bone marrow and animal organs, and fermented foods like natto and sauerkraut.

    Until we recognize the role of this essential nutrient, we’re not only missing the boat, but drowning!

  6. Joseph Putnoki says

    To TED, some correction: cholestrol is not a fat but an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues.

    Check out also the website:
    Select the one of Dr Dwight Lundell, as there are similar titles from diffrent authors.
    Be well!


  7. sirajul says

    Informative article, and the comments are also useful. I have something to share. A cup of onion, ginger and garlic extract can be added with a cup of vinegar, and then boiling that mix of 4 cups in a non metalic pan to reduce that into 3 cups, and when it cools down naturally, we can add a cup of honey, and can take that amalgamation 1 tablespoonfull daily. It works excellent!

  8. Jeanie says

    Mr Sirajul Islam’s comment don’t tell you how much ginger or garlic. Do you add anything else to get the 4 cups? Do you keep it cool or warm?

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