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    Foods good for the heart



    Heart attacks linked to high blood sugar....See info under diabetes



    Foods for heart-
    Abalone protects heart.
    Accent flavor enhancer- AVOID! Pure and simple it is MSG! (MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
    Alcohol-Avoid as it depletes your body of B-Vitamins and magnesium.
    Almonds- Magnesium rich helps stop angina. Almonds contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that's 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium
    Apples protects heart. Eating apples may help stifle blood clots and plaque in arteries, which lead to heart disease. Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque. European studies suggest less fatal heart disease and 40% fewer strokes in apple eaters
    Applesauce with cinnamon
    Apricots protects heart
    Artichokes protects heart
    Asparagus protects heart
    Avocado protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    Bananas protects heart
    Beans protects heart-work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers.
    Beets protects heart
    Bilberry protects heart
    Blackeye peas protects heart
    Blueberries protects heart
    Bouillon AVOID! contains MSG (READ ABOUT MSG)
    Bran flakes protects heart.
    Brazil nuts- Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    Bread (100% whole grain) protects heart.
    Brewers Yeast a rich source of chromium (stabilizes blood sugar level and decreases body fat), selenium and the B-complex vitamins in brewer's yeast which include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), folate, vitamin B12 and H (biotin). These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which provide the body with energy. They also support the nervous system, help maintain the muscles used for digestion, and promote the health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.
    B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)
    Broccoli protects heart
    Brown Rice protects heart
    Brussel sprouts protects heart
    Butter is better than margarine or shortenings. (Use in moderation.) Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and it has many nutritional benefits. Braums cows don't get any steroid or anti-biotics so it is better to buy from some place like there for dairy products.
    Cabbage protects heart
    Caffeine AVOID! dehydrates heart which is 80% water, causing damage. (Drink Decaf)
    Cantaloupe protects heart
    Carrots protects heart
    Cashews protects heart- gnesium rich helps stop angina.
    Cauliflower protects heart
    Cayenne protects heart (Delivers oxygenated blood to weakening heart)
    Celery protects heart
    Chard protects heart
    Cheese- Reduced Fat (not jar cheese or processed) protects heart
    Cherries- protects heart
    Chestnuts protects heart
    Chili Con Carne protects heart
    Chili peppers protects heart
    Chocolate protects heart (Try to avoid the High Fructose Corn Sweeteners some companies use.) Sugar, while not good for us, is still a better option than any HFCS.
    Cigarettes- Don't smoke and avoid second hand smoke which increases risk by 30%.
    Cinnamon protects heart
    Cocoa- dark chocolate.
    Coffee protects heart
    Coleslaw protects heart (Use real mayonnaise, AVOID salad dressing)
    Corn protects heart
    Cranberries protects heart
    Cucumbers protects heart
    Dill Pickles protects heart
    Egg Yolks protects heart
    Eggs protects heart
    Endive protects heart
    Fats AVOID especially margarine and vegetable shortening.
    Fiber -fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels.
    Fish (fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart. Eat 5 oz. of fish a week to cut risk by 38%. Helps lower blood pressure and prevent clogged arteries. If you aren't getting enough Omega 3 it results in short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3.
    Fish Oil protects heart
    Flax protects heart
    Flour AVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
    Fried Foods- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
    Fruits-fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels.
    Fruit Juice protects heart (be sure you don't get any with High Fructose Corn Syrup)
    Garlic protects heart
    Grapes protects heart
    Grapefruit protects heart.
    Green Peppers protect heart.
    Green Tea protects heart (choose Celestial Seasonings decaf, which is higher in antioxidants)
    Herring protects heart
    High Fructose Corn sweeteners AVOID! cause ischemic heart disease (interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium.)
    Kale protects heart.
    Ketchup-One serving a day of ketchup can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%. (Make sure it does NOT have high fructose corn sweeteners.)
    Kidney Beans protects heart
    Kiwi protects heart
    Leeks protects heart
    Legumes protects heart
    Lemons protects heart
    Lentils protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers.
    Lettuce protects heart
    Lima Beans protects heart
    Limes protects heart
    Mackerel protects heart
    Mangos protects heart.
    Margarine- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease. Butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and has
    has many nutritional benefits but margarine has a few only because they are added.
    Miso protects heart.
    Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) AVOID! HEART heart palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats- extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes. See list of aliases MSG is purposely hidden under so you don't know it is in the product. Weight gain from MSG promoting overeating puts stress on heart.
    Mustard Greens protects heart
    Nashi Pears protects heart
    Navy Beans protects heart
    Nuts protects heart
    Oats/Oatmeal protects heart
    Olive Oil protects heart
    Onions protects heart
    Orange/Orange Juice protects heart (Check labels to avoid high fructose corn sweeteners)
    Parsley protects heart
    Parsnips protects heart
    Pea Pods protects heart
    Peaches protects heart
    Peanut Butter protects heart
    Peanuts protects heart
    Peas protects heart
    Peppers protects heart
    Pinto Beans protects heart
    Pistachios protects heart
    Plums protects heart
    Pomegranates protects heart
    Potatoes protects heart
    Prunes protects heart
    Puffed Flakes protects heart
    Pumpkin protects heart
    Purslane protects heart
    Raisins protects heart
    Raspberries protects heart.
    Red Peppers protect heart.
    Rice (Brown) protects heart
    Sable protects heart
    Salmon protects heart
    Salt, use sparingly--may contribute to heart disease.
    Sauerkraut protects heart
    Sausages AVOID! due to MSG
    SnapBeans protects heart
    Soft drinks (Avoid Caffeine, which can cause dehydration that weakens the heart) Causes Rapid heartbeat.(See other for how bad pop is)
    Soy protects heart
    Soy milk protects heart.
    Soy nuts- 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points.
    Soybeans protects heart
    Spaghetti sauce
    Spinach protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    Spring onion protects heart
    Squash protects heart
    Strawberries protects heart
    Sugar (AVOID!) Raises risk of diabetes, cancer and heart.
    Sweet potatoes protects heart
    Swordfish protects heart
    Tangerine protects heart
    Tofu protects heart-Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    Tomatoes- protects heart.One serving a day of tomatoes can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%.
    Tomato juice protects heart (watch the sodium content)
    Tuna protects heart
    Turkey- magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    Turmeric Spice protects heart
    Turnip greens protects heart.
    Vegetable shortening- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
    Walnuts protects heart-Walnuts are one of the best omega 3 foods.
    Watercress protects heart
    White Grapes protects heart
    Whole grains protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers.
    Yellow peppers protect heart.


    • CoQ10- antioxident needed for rapid energy production inside heart cells. Need 150 mg daily (minimum) to cut the need for "pain stopping" nitro by as much as 54%. (Oily fish, red and organ meats, soy oil and peanuts)
    • L-Carnitine found in meat, poultry, fish and eggs can cut number of flare-ups.)
    • Omega 3 fatty acids guard against heart disease.--250-500 mg DHA and 250-500 EPA daily with food.
    • 400 mcg of folic acid in a multi vitamin or Vitamin B (complex)


    • Cold temperatures in winter and keeping the air conditioning too low in summer can cause heart attacks. Cold temperatures cause blood vessels to tighten, interfering with circulation and straining the heart. (Dress in several layers in winter and in summer don't keep the AC too cool.)
    • Optimism -Having a bright outlook on life slashes your risk of dying of heart disease by 50%
    • Deep breathing lowers heart rate.
    • Make love more often gets estrogen circulating or drink 2 cups of soy milk a day.
    • Walk to reduce risk. Physical exercise can significantly offset the potentially deadly mix of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes
    • Guggul an extract made from the gum of an Indian tree, significantly lowered heart-damaging cholesterol, blood pressure and triglyceride levels up to 23% after 3 months use. 25 mg three times a day



    Signs of heart trouble in women- unexplained indigestion, heartburn or gas-like pain, nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, sudden weakness or fainting, dizziness, pain between the shoulder blades, a sense of impending doom.
    Last edited by girltalk; 06-10-2008 at 10:55 AM. Reason: Spelling

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    Foods for those with both diabetes and heart disease

    High blood sugar is linked to heart disease so here is a list for foods for the heart and for diabetes.


    • Abalone protects heart.
    • Accent flavor enhancer- AVOID! Pure and simple it is MSG! (MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
    • Alcohol (AVOID!) depletes the body of B-Vitamins and magnesium which is needed for the heart and diabetics desparately need. B-150 complex is needed by diabetics (Wal-Mart)
    • Almonds- Reduce risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Magnesium rich helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Magnesium rich helps stop angina. A quarter-cup contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that's 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium.
    • Apples, magnesium rich relieve stress and promote calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) 1 medium apple 3g fiber and 72 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes. Apples protects the heart by stifling blood clots and plaque in arteries, which lead to heart disease. Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque. European studies suggest less fatal heart disease and 40% fewer strokes in apple eaters
    • Applesauce with cinnamon
    • Apricots protects heart
    • Aronia Berry-Can help with inflammation, diabetes and circulatory problems.
    • Artichokes protects heart and help stabilize blood sugar.
    • Artificial sweeteners AVOID!! They trick your body into thinking that it is going to get sugar so your body will then crave sugar until it gets it.
    • Asparagus protects heart
    • Avocados battle diabetes. avocados (90% fat so go easy) Since fat has nine calories per gram, and protein and carbs have only four, when you eat less fat you eat fewer calories. This includes good fats. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Avocados, high in magnesium helps relieve stress helping one stay calm. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) 1/3 3g fiber and 102 calories. Type 2 diabetes linked to high blood sugar. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar. Avocado protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    • Bananas protects heart Stress can make blood sugar rise. Bananas helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Barley 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 96 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
      Beans protects heart-work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Beans (navy or pinto) 1 cup helps control diabetes. Beans instead of red and processed meat as an alternative protein source. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. (When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.Kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas are high in fiber 1/2 cup 5-8 g fiber and 100-140 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.)
    • Beef -A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Go very easy on eating red meat.
      Beets protects heart
    • Berries 1/2 cup 2-4 g fiber and 20-40 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Bilberry protects heart.
    • Black cod Helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
    • Black pepper helps control diabetes
    • Blackeye peas protects heart
    • Blueberries protects heart and help stabilize blood sugar.
    • Bouillon AVOID! contains MSG (READ ABOUT MSG)
    • Bran flakes protects heart. magnesium rich help relieve stress promoting calmness.(Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Brazil nuts- Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    • Bread choose 100% whole grain to protect heart (whole wheat for diabetes). Don’t overdo- The less flour eaten, the better. Bread may contain transfat as it is expected to sit on shelves for long periods of time. Avoid prepared cookies, cakes, crackers and other foods as they too contain the trans-fat. Crackers also contain high fructose corn sweeteners.
    • Brewer’s yeast. a rich source of B-complex vitamins and chromium and selenium. The B-complex vitamins in brewer's yeast include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), folate, vitamin B12 and H (biotin). These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which provide the body with energy. They also support the nervous system, help maintain the muscles used for digestion, and promote the health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.
      B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)
    • Broccoli protects heart, 1/2 cup 1g fiber and 12 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • Brown Rice protects heart. (White rice is low in fiber so it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin. ) A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise).
    • Brussel sprouts protects heart
    • Butter is better than margarine or shortenings. Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added! Olive oil is a better choice than butter.(Use in moderation.) Braums cows don't get any steroid or anti-biotics so it is better to buy from some place like there for dairy products.
    • Cabbage protects heart
    • Caffeine AVOID! dehydrates heart which is 80% water, causing damage. (Drink Decaf)
    • Cakes-pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats Trans-fats - linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more. Plus high fructose corn sweetners which no one should ever eat.
    • Campbell's soups AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Candy bar contains more sugar than a body can use in a week-- blood-sugar levels goes up and the pancreas overreacts, producing an excess of insulin. This flood of insulin depresses your blood sugar severely. In response the adrenal glands release anti-stress hormones, which in turn release the sugar that is stored in the liver for emergencies. you get a brief burst of energy from the candy. Then your insulin level goes up and your spirits fall. Suddenly you feel tired, irritable, moody, depressed--and you don't know why. But finally your adrenal gland kicks in and you experience feelings of anxiety, including nervousness and sometimes even palpitations. The extreme rise and fall of insulin levels makes you hungry. Sugar is causing symptoms of energy followed by depression followed by anxiety and a constant feeling of hunger.
    • Cantaloupe protects heart
    • Carrots protect heart. 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 45 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Cashews protects heart- magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    • Cauliflower protects heart
    • Cayenne protects heart (Delivers oxygenated blood to weakening heart)
    • Celery protects heart.
    • Cereal- [/B]choose whole wheat. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
      (All bran or Fiber one, 1/2 cup) 10-14 g fiber and 60-80 calories
    • Chard protects heart
    • Cheese- Reduced Fat (not jar cheese or processed) protects heart
    • Cherries- protects heart
    • Chestnuts protects heart.
    • Chicken- Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
    • Chili Chili Con Carne protects heart.1 cup Wendy's 5g fiber and 220 calories Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • Chili peppers[/B] protects the heart and helps fight diabetes. Hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes.
    • Chocolate protects heart (Try to avoid the High Fructose Corn Sweeteners some companies use.) Sugar, while not good for us, is still a better option than any HFCS.
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    • Cigarettes- Don't smoke and avoid second hand smoke which increases risk by 30%.
    • Cinnamon protects heart and helps reduce blood sugar and triglycerides. 1/4 tsp of cinnamon a day lowers diabetes risk by up to 29%.
    • Cloves
    • Cocoa- Cocoa is rich in antioxidant flavonoids called flavanols. (dark chocolate)
    • Coffee cuts risk of developing diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Protects heart.
    • Coleslaw protects heart (Use real mayonnaise, AVOID salad dressing)
    • Cookies- pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats Trans-fats - linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more.
    • Corn oil a better choice for diabetes, than shortening.
    • Corn protects heart
    • Cranberries protects heart
    • Cucumbers protects heart
    • Dill Pickles protects heart.
    • [B]DoritoesAVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Egg Yolks protects heart
    • Eggs protects heart. Eggs help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Eggs should be cooked in oil or prepared without fat. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
    • Endive protects heart.
    • Fats AVOID especially margarine and vegetable shortening.
    • Fiber -fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Figs, dried 2 4g fiber and 95 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Fish (fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart. Eat 5 oz. of fish a week to cut risk by 38%. Helps lower blood pressure and prevent clogged arteries. If you aren't getting enough Omega 3 it results in short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). Also poultry, nuts and beans for protein source instead of red meat. Eat oily fish like tuna or salmon twice a week to help reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. It supplies omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative)helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight.When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
    • Fish oil helps with diabetes and protects heart.
    • Flax protects heart and battles diabetes.
    • Flaxseed helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
    • Flour AAVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. raises risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.
      [B]
    • [B]They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
    • Fruits-fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Fruits help control diabetes. Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins. Fiber from both fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of diabetes by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.
    • Fruit juices- protects heart and battle diabetes. AVOID any with high fructose corn sweeteners on the can or bottle.
    • Garlic protects heart.
    • Glucosamine, which is used for osteoarthritis pain and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin.
    • Grains help control diabetes.
    • Grapes protects heart
    • Grapefruit protects the heart and stabilizes blood sugar, which is how it helps in weight loss. (1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). Grapefruit helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking.
    • Green beans 1/2 cup 2 g fiber and 22 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Green Peppers protect heart.
    • Green Tea protects heart (choose Celestial Seasonings which is the highest rated for antioxidants). Both Green tea and black tea lower blood sugar. Choose decaf for heart.
    • [B]triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • [B]Heinz gravy AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Herring protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
    • High Fructose Corn sweeteners AVOID! cause ischemic heart disease (interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium.) HFCS also contribute to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. Blood sugar cannot metabolize correctly. This is now found in almost any packaged product as manufacturers have found it to be much less expensive than sugar. It puts weight on at an alarming rate. READ LABELS AND AVOID HFCS.
    • Honey helps control diabetes when used in place of other sweeteners.
    • Hostess Products AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for alias it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Hummus, 1 Tbs 1 g fiber and 26 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Kale protects heart.
    • Ketchup-One serving a day of ketchup can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%. (Make sure it does NOT have high fructose corn sweeteners.)
    • Kidney Beans protects heart
    • Kiwi protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 2 fruit 5 g fiber and 91 calories.
    • Kraft salad dressings AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Leeks protects heart
    • Legumes protects heart, help control diabetes and cholesterol. Rich in fiber, prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.
    • Lemons protects heart
    • Lentils protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Lentils help control diabetes.
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    • Lettuce protects heart
    • Lima Beans protects heart
    • Limes protects heart
    • Mackerel protects heart
    • Mangos protects heart.
    • Maple Syrup helps control diabetes.
    • Margarine- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease. Choose butter over margarine because butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and has many nutritional benefits but margarine has a few only because they are added!
    • Mayonnaise to protect against blood sugar spikes use only real mayonnaise, not salad dressing)
    • Milk- Drink milk. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Adding whey, a protein in milk, to high carbohydrate meals increases insulin secretion and lower blood sugar levels. Researchers say it may happen that whey protein is highly digestible and releases high levels of amino acids in the blood. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk. (Be sure to look for milk that does not contain antibiotics or steroids. Braum's milk is organic and usually less than Wal-Mart's regular milk.) Drink milk at bedtime to sleep better and be significantly more alert the next day. Any variety even lactose-reduced, skim, full-fat or flavored will work.
    • Miso protects heart.
    • Molasses (Blackstrap) helps control diabetes. Rich in B vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
    • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) AVOID! HEART heart palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats- extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes. See list of aliases MSG is purposely hidden under so you don't know it is in the product. Weight gain from MSG promoting overeating puts stress on heart.
    • Mustard Greens protects heart
    • Nashi Pears protects heart
    • Navy Beans protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes
      and hypoglycemia. Prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly. Cholesterol-lowering fiber (1 c. contains 46.6% of min daily require of fiber)
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    • Nuts unsalted protects heart and helps control diabetes by using them as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats (red and processed meat) Nuts are high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps, linked to better blood pressure control. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Nuts (such as cashews) helps relieve stress, (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) People feel calm and content happier, more relaxed mood, reduces hunger, boosts sense of well being, making it easier to stick to a diet, reduces nighttime munchies so we we don't crave sweets.
    • Oats/Oatmeal protects heart and battle diabetes. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories.
    • Olive Oil protects heart and is better than many oils.
    • Onions protects heart
    • Orange/Orange Juice protects heart (Check labels to avoid high fructose corn sweeteners). Oranges- Stress can make blood sugar rise. Oranges helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 medium 3g fiber and 60 calories.
      Parsley protects heart and helps control diabetes.
      Parsnips protects heart.
      Pasta, whole wheat , Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 6g fiber and 174 calories.
    • Peas help due to fiber Peas 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 59 calories
    • Pea Pods protects heart
    • Peaches protects heart
    • Peanut Butter protects heart
      Peanuts protects heart. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Peas protects heart
    • Peppers protects heart
    • Pinto Beans protects heart
    • Pistachios protects heart
    • Plums protects heart
    • Pomegranates protects heart and help control diabetes.
    • Popcorn- 3 cups of lite microwave 12-15 g fiber and 45-60 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Potato chips and most chips AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Potatoes protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 5g fiber and 220 calories.
    • Poultry can help battle diabetes when eaten instead of red meat or processed meat. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Also, fish, nuts and beans can be eaten to get the protein.
    • Prunes protects heart
    • Puffed Flakes protects heart
    • Pumpkin protects heart
    • Purslane protects heart.
    • Raisin Bran Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup 7 g fiber and 190 calories.
    • Raisins protects heart
    • Raspberries protects heart and help control diabetes.
    • Red meat (TRY TO AVOID). Adults who ate the most red meat had a somewhat higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Saturated fats increase the need for: and magnesium and vitamin B Molasses, Brewer's Yeast - rich in "B" vitamins.
    • Red Peppers protect heart.
    • Romaine lettuce or spinach 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Rice (Brown) protects heart
    • Sable protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes
    • Salmon protects heart and helps control diabetes. Use vinegar and olive oil, instead of creamy dressings. Salmon helps control diabetes.
    • Salt, use sparingly--may contribute to heart disease.
    • Sauerkraut protects heart
    • Sausages AVOID! due to MSG
    • Seaweed helps control diabetes.
    • SnapBeans protects heart.
    • Snow or sugar snap peas 3/4 c 2 g fiber and 31 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Soft drinks (Avoid Caffeine, which can cause dehydration that weakens the heart) Causes Rapid heartbeat.(See other for how bad pop is)
    • Soy protects heart. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.) Stress can make blood sugar rise. Soy helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Soy milk protects heart.
    • Soy nuts- 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points.
    • Soybeans protects heart
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Spinach protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Spinach helps relieve stress and helps one to stay calm, due to the magnesium. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Spring onion protects heart
    • Squash protects heart
    • Strawberries protects heart. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Strawberries, high in magnesium helps relieve stress, promoting a feeling of calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Swanson tv dinners (and most frozen dinners) AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Swordfish helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
    • Sugar (AVOID!) Raises risk of diabetes, cancer and heart.
    • Sweet potatoes protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 3g fiber and 117calories.
    • Swordfish protects heart
    • Tangerine protects heart.
    • Thyme controls diabetes
    • Toast (AVOID) Toast has a high "glycemic index", meaning its carbohydrates are absorbed quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes.
    • Tofu protects heart-Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
      Tomatoes- protects heart.One serving a day of tomatoes can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%.
    • Tomato juice protects heart (watch the sodium content).
    • [B] Top Ramen AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Tuna protects heart
    • Turkey- magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    • Tuna helps control, treat and reverse (but DO NOT eat more than 3 times a week as it does contain mercury) Stress can make blood sugar rise. Turkey helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps one to stay calm. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Turmeric Spice protects heart
    • Turnip greens protects heart.
    • Vegetables help control diabetes. Load up on vegetables. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. (Bring your veggies home and immediately cut up and bag them for the freezer so you can grab a bag and make soup or stir-fry. Leave enough out for salads.)
    • Vegetable shortening- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
    • Vegetable soup 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 52 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Vinegar (2 Tablespoons a day in pickles, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, drizzled on top of grilled vegetables or salads or in the case of balsamic vinegar as a topping for ripe strawberries. )
    • Walnuts protects heart-Walnuts are one of the best omega 3 foods.
    • Watercress protects heart.
    • Wheat germ (the best source of zinc, a component of insulin). Wheat germ is rich in "B" vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
    • Whole Grains protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers.Whole grains help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Load up on whole grains, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. Whole grain bread light 1 slice 5 g fiber and 40 calories;regular 1 slice 2g fiber and 90 calories
    • White Grapes protects heart
    • Whole wheat helps control diabetes. Whole wheat is high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.Also liked to better blood pressure control.
    • Yellow peppers protect heart.
    • Yogurt- but do avoid any sweetened with high fructose corn sweeteners, aspartame and tread lightly with Splenda usage. (Buy plain yogurt and sweeten with fruit.)


    • CoQ10- antioxident needed for rapid energy production inside heart cells. Need 150 mg daily (minimum) to cut the need for "pain stopping" nitro by as much as 54%. (Oily fish, red and organ meats, soy oil and peanuts)
    • L-Carnitine found in meat, poultry, fish and eggs can cut number of flare-ups.)
    • Omega 3 fatty acids guard against heart disease.--250-500 mg DHA and 250-500 EPA daily with food.
    • 400 mcg of folic acid in a multi vitamin or Vitamin B (complex)



    Cold temperatures in winter and keeping the air conditioning too low in summer can cause heart attacks. Cold temperatures cause blood vessels to tighten, interfering with circulation and straining the heart. (Dress in several layers in winter and in summer don't keep the AC too cool.)



    ALIASES FOR MSG-
    Many items that don't have MSG on the label will have: Hidden under many different aliases in order to fool those who are aware of how deadly MSG is . We need to be aware instead of blindly feeding this to our children!

    Hydrolyzed corn gluten, Hydrolyzed soy protein, Hydrolyzed wheat protein Hydrolyzed protein such as vegetable protein, Calcium caseinate, Textured protein, Monopotassium glutamate, Glutamate, Glutamic acid, Gelatin, Sodium caseinate, Yeast nutrient, Autolyzed yeast. AVOID! (The word "hydrolyzed" on the label is a good tip-off. These are all aliases of Monosodium glutamate (MSG) a nasty marketing trick by manufacturers who know if you look at a label and don't see Monosodium Glutamate you will buy it. Also in restaurants if you ask if it has MSG they can say "no". All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes.


    The FDA has now approved spraying MSG on agricultural products. ANY fresh food may have some residual MSG on it, and processed food made from fresh fruit or vegetables may have MSG in it, too.-- Fresh produce sprayed with Auxigro in the field. (Yes the EPA approved this!) AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG
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    Combats cancer, helps keep blood sugar stable and for a healthy heart

    High blood sugar is linked to heart disease, whether you have diabetes or are just working your way there by what you are eating Here is a list of foods for the heart, cancer and for diabetes.

    If something, such as stress or medication is going on, your body is depleted of vitamins you must work to get them back in there. (It is like running a car without oil. You won't for long because it will start breaking down.) Eyes need vitamins. Glaucoma has been found to be treatable with higher doses of vitamin C. and Paul Harvey touts a brand of vitamin, containing luetin for ocular nutrition for macular degeneration. (vitamin C and B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins. Higher doses will not hurt you as they are not stored in the body and must be replaced each day. What your body doesn't need, it gets rid of.)

    • Abalone protects heart.
    • Accent flavor enhancer- AVOID! Pure and simple it is MSG! (MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
    • Acerola Cherries helps prevent cataracts
    • Alcohol (AVOID!) depletes the body of B-Vitamins and magnesium both needed for the heart and to help reverse diabetes. B-150 complex is available at Wal-Mart.
    • Alfalfa combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Almonds- Magnesium rich, helps prevent cataracts, helps stop angina, cardiovascular diseases, reduces risk of diabetes, and helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) A quarter-cup contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that's 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium.
    • Antibiotics can break down the immune system. Unable to fight off viruses with the body's own anti-bodies makes people extremely susceptible to colds, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and sore throats. (If you do get an infection of some sort-consider acidophilus and bifidus found in a good yogurt.)
    • Apples, combats cancer; magnesium rich; promotes calmness relieving stress (stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Fiber in the apple (medium apple 3g fiber and 72 calories. )slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes. Apples protects the heart by stifling blood clots and plaque in arteries, which lead to heart disease. Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque. Studies suggest less fatal heart disease and 40% fewer strokes in apple eaters
    • Applesauce with cinnamon
    • Apricots protects heart; combats cancer.
    • Aronia Berry-Can help with inflammation, diabetes and circulatory problems;combats cancer
    • Artichokes protects heart and help stabilize blood sugar.
    • Artificial sweeteners AVOID!! They trick your body into thinking that it is going to get sugar so your body will then crave sugar until it gets it.
    • Asparagus protects heart.
    • Aspartame (Nutrasweet) AVOID!
    • Avocados battle diabetes. avocados (90% fat so go easy) Since fat has nine calories per gram, and protein and carbs have only four, when you eat less fat you eat fewer calories. This includes good fats. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Avocados, high in magnesium helps relieve stress helping one stay calm. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) 1/3 3g fiber and 102 calories. Type 2 diabetes linked to high blood sugar. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar. Avocado protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    • Bakery items are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
    • Bananas protects heart and combat cancer. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Bananas helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Barley combats cancer. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 96 calories.
    • Beans helps prevent cataracts, protects heart and combats cancer. Works to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Beans (navy or pinto) 1 cup helps control diabetes. Beans instead of red and processed meat as an alternative protein source. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.Kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas are high in fiber 1/2 cup 5-8 g fiber and 100-140 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • Bee pollen helps prevent cataracts
    • Beef -A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Go very easy on eating red meat.
    • Beets protects heart and combats cancer
    • Berries Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1/2 cup 2-4 g fiber and 20-40 calories.
    • Bilberry protects heart.
    • Black Cod Helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
    • Black Currants helps prevent cataracts
    • Black pepper helps control diabetes
    • Blackeyed peas protects heart.
    • Black Strap molasses helps prevent cataracts.
    • Blueberries protects heart, helps stabilize blood sugar and combats cancer.
    • Boar's Head® cold cuts and most of their hotdogs AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Bok Choy combats cancer
    • Bouillon AVOID! contains MSG (READ ABOUT MSG)
    • Bran flakes protects heart. magnesium rich help relieve stress promoting calmness.(Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Brazil nuts- Magnesium rich helps stop angina, helps prevent cataracts. Very high in selenium, which helps combat cancer.
    • Bread choose 100% whole grain to protect heart and combat cancer. (whole wheat for diabetes). Don’t overdo- The less flour eaten, the better. Bread may contain trans-fat in order to set on shelves for long periods of time. Avoid prepared cookies, cakes, crackers and other foods as they too contain the trans-fat.
    • Broccoli combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Brussels Sprouts combats cancer.
    • Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every restaurant, even the sit down ones like TGIF, Chilis', Applebees and Denny's use MSG in abundance.
    • Crackers also contain high fructose corn sweeteners. (READ LABELS!)
    • Brewer’s yeast- helps prevent cataracts. A a rich source of B-complex vitamins and chromium and selenium. The B-complex vitamins in brewer's yeast include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), folate, vitamin B12 and H (biotin). These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which provide the body with energy. They also support the nervous system, help maintain the muscles used for digestion, and promote the health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver. B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)
    • Broccoli protects heart, 1/2 cup 1g fiber and 12 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • Broth AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Brown Rice protects heart and combats cancer. (White rice is low in fiber so it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin. ) A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise).
    • Brussel sprouts protects heart.
    • Buckwheat helps prevent cataracts.
    • Butter helps prevent cataracts. (Use in place of margarine or shortenings.) Use in moderation.) Braums cows don't get any steroid or anti-biotics so it is better to buy from some place like there for dairy products.
    • Cabbage protects heart , combats cancer and prevents cataracts.
    • Caffeine AVOID! dehydrates heart which is 80% water, causing damage. (Decaf is a better choice.) Caffeine and sugar both cause dehydration, and the massive depletion of minerals. Caffeine by itself- calcium excretion in the urine increases by 25%. When sugar was added, urinary calcium loss almost doubled (1). Calcium can be withdrawn from the bones and teeth. Calcium depletion can cause leg cramps.
    • Cakes-pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats Trans-fats - linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more. Plus high fructose corn sweetners which no one should ever eat.
    • Campbell's soups AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Candy bar contains more sugar than a body can use in a week-- blood-sugar levels goes up and the pancreas overreacts, producing an excess of insulin. This flood of insulin depresses your blood sugar severely. In response the adrenal glands release anti-stress hormones, which in turn release the sugar that is stored in the liver for emergencies. you get a brief burst of energy from the candy. Then your insulin level goes up and your spirits fall. Suddenly you feel tired, irritable, moody, depressed--and you don't know why. But finally your adrenal gland kicks in and you experience feelings of anxiety, including nervousness and sometimes even palpitations. The extreme rise and fall of insulin levels makes you hungry. Sugar is causing symptoms of energy followed by depression followed by anxiety and a constant feeling of hunger.
    • Canned Soup, including Campbell's Chunky Soup, Progresso® Soups - AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by.)
    • Canned vegetables AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Cantaloupe protects heart, combats cancer and prevent cataracts.
    • Carob helps prevent cataracts.
    • Carrots protect heart and combat cancer. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 45 calories.
    • Cashews protects heart- gnesium rich helps stop angina.
    • Cauliflower protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Caviar helps prevent cataracts.
    • Cayenne protects heart (Delivers oxygenated blood to weakening heart)
    • Celery protects heart.
    • Cereal- [/b]choose whole wheat over onew with lots of sugar or high fructose corn sweetener. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • (All bran or Fiber one, 1/2 cup) 10-14 g fiber and 60-80 calories
    • Chard protects heart
    • Cheese- Reduced Fat (not jar cheese or processed) protects heart and helps prevent cataracts..
    • Cheese spread (or any processed cheese-- AVOID! yes, even the Tostitos Queso jar shows it! I don't have any Velveeta to look at but it is processes so check before eating)uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Cherries- protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Chestnuts protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Chickpeas helps prevent cataracts.
    • Chicken- combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (We all know that stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Chronic stress triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
    • Chili (Chili Con Carne) protects heart.1 cup Wendy's 5g fiber and 220 calories Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • Chili peppers protects the heart, helps fight diabetes combats cancer. Hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes.
    • Chinese Broccoli combats cancer.
    • Chives helps prevent cataracts.
    • Chocolate protects heart and combats cancer. (Try to avoid the High Fructose Corn Sweeteners some companies use.) Sugar, while not good for us, is still a better option than any HFCS.
    • Cigarettes- AVOID! 599 additives have been found in cigarettes. Many are extremely toxic increasng your loved ones risk of cancer from second hand smoke being inhaled. Smoking increases risk of heart disease by 30%. B complex vitamins help smokers.
    • Cinnamon combats cancer, protects heart and helps reduce blood sugar and triglycerides. 1/4 tsp of cinnamon a day lowers diabetes risk by up to 29%
    • Cloves
    • Cocoa- Cocoa is rich in antioxidant flavonoids called flavanols. (dark chocolate)
    • Cod Liver Oil helps prevent cataracts.
    • Cold cuts and hotdogs AVOID! Nitrates for preservatives are used in them along with a MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Coffee cuts risk of developing diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Protects heart.
    • Coleslaw protects heart (Use real mayonnaise, AVOID salad dressing)
    • Collard greens combats cancer.
    • Cookies- pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats. Trans-fats - linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more.
    • Corn protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Corn oil -a better choice for diabetes, than shortening. Corn Oil helps prevent cataracts.
    • Cosmetics and shampoos - some now contain glutamic acid AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Cottage Cheese helps prevent cataracts.
    • Cranberries protects heart.
    • Cream helps prevent cataracts.
    • Cucumbers protects heart.
    • Dandelion greens helps prevent cataracts.
    • Dill Pickles protects heart.
    • Doritoes AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Egg Yolks protects heart, combat cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Eggs protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. Eggs help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Eggs should be cooked in oil or prepared without fat. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
    • Elderberries helps prevent cataracts.
    • Endive protects heart.
    • Fats AVOID especially margarine and vegetable shortening.
    • Fiber -fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Figs combats cancer. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. dried 2 4g fiber and 95 calories.
    • Fish (fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart combats cancer. Eat 5 oz. of fish a week to cut risk by 38%. Helps lower blood pressure and prevent clogged arteries. If you aren't getting enough Omega 3 it results in short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). Also poultry, nuts and beans for protein source instead of red meat. Eat oily fish like tuna or salmon twice a week to help reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. It supplies omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative)helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
    • Fish oil helps with diabetes and protects heart.
    • Flax protects heart and battles diabetes.
    • Flaxseed helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
    • Flour AVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.
    • Frozen dinners AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Fruits-fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Fruits help control diabetes. Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins. Fiber from both fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of diabetes by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.
    • Fruit juices- protects heart and battle diabetes. AVOID any with high fructose corn sweeteners on the can or bottle.
    • Garlic protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Gelcaps (medication) - contain free glutamic acid in the gelatin AVOID!
    • Glucosamine, which is used for osteoarthritis pain and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin.
    • Gold Medal flour (and many other brands of flour )AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Grains help control diabetes and combats cancer.
    • Grapes protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Grapefruit helps prevent cataracts, combats cancer, protects the heart and stabilizes blood sugar, which is how it helps in weight loss. (1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). Grapefruit helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking. (Milk, grapefruit juice, and other foods can interfere with your medication. Ask your doctor if you need to avoid any foods when taking your prescription )
    • Green beans 1/2 cup 2 g fiber and 22 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Green onions helps prevent cataracts.
    • Green Peppers protect heart and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Green Tea protects heart and combats cancer. (Celestial Seasonings is the highest rated for antioxidants). Both Green tea and black tea lower blood sugar. Choose decaf for heart.
    • Guava helps prevent cataracts.
    • Hamburger Helper -Kraft® products nearly all contain some glutamate AVOID! use MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by) (Make your own.)
    • Heinz gravy AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Herring protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes, combats cancer.
    • High Fructose Corn sweeteners AVOID! Fructose has been linked to high cholesterol levels, heart arrhythmias, heart attacks -- ischemic heart disease (interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium.) HFCS found in almost any packaged product as manufacturers have found it to be much less expensive than sugar is contributing to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. The body needs to pump out more insulin with high fructose corn sweeteners which contribute to diabetic complications It puts weight on at an alarming rate. READ LABELS AND AVOID HFCS. Regular soft drinks, juices or any food with high fructose corn sweetners. High Fructose Corn Syrup- Since the 1990's High Fructose Corn Sweetner, has been used in most non-diet soda and packaged foods, including fruit drinks, instead of sugar, due to it's low cost. High Fructose Corn Sweetner is made from chemically engineered corn and will definitely pack on weight faster than sugar. High fructose corn syrup leads to increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus, can elevate insulin levels in women on the pill, anemia, defective connective tissue formation, and also accelerates aging, among other things. Fructose contributes to the obesity epidemic by increasing the appetite making one feel hungrier and does nothing to help control body weight. (See uric acid and gout linked to heart and it causes joint problems)
    • Honey helps control diabetes when used in place of other sweeteners.
    • Hostess Products AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for alias it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Hot dogs and other processed meats AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG is called.)
    • Hummus, Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 Tbs 1 g fiber and 26 calories.
    • Jello or any gelatin AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by).
    • Kale combats cancer, protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Kelp helps prevent cataracts.
    • Ketchup-One serving a day of ketchup can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%. (Make sure it does NOT have high fructose corn sweeteners.)
    • KFC® - most of their other products (chicken, potatoes, corn, gravy)contain an MSG product but it is under one of the many aliases used for MSG so if you ask they can say they don't use MSG. AVOID! Kentucky Fried Chicken is one of the very WORST offenders: MSG is in every chicken dish, salad dressing and gravy. Is MSG their secret spice?
    • Kidney Beans protects heart
    • Kiwi protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 2 fruit 5 g fiber and 91 calories.
    • Kohlrabi combats cancer.
    • Kraft Packaged box dinners (like the macaroni and cheese kids eat) NOTE: Kraft® products nearly all contain some glutamate AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Kraft salad dressings AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Kumquat helps prevent cataracts.
    • Leeks protects heart
    • Legumes combats cancer, protects heart, help control diabetes and cholesterol. Rich in fiber, prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.
    • Lemons protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Lentils combats cancer, prevent cataracts and protects heart .- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Lentils help control diabetes.
    • Lettuce protects heart. Choose somethingother than iceberg.
    • Lima Beans protects heart
    • Limes helps prevent cataracts, combats cancer and protects heart.
    • Liver combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Lipton® Instant soup mix ,Knorr® products and other Instant soup mixes- AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Loganberries helps prevent cataracts.
    • Lychee fruit combats cancer
    • MSG See Monosodium Glutamate (AVOID THIS!)
    • Mackerel protects heart
    • Mangos protects heart, combats cancer helps prevent cataracts.
    • Maple Syrup helps control diabetes and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Margarine- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
    • Mayonnaise- to protect against blood sugar spikes use only real mayonnaise. (Avoid salad dressing)
    • McDonalds uses an MSG product but it is under one of the many aliases used for MSG so if you ask they can say no they don't use MSG AVOID! See the complete list of aliases used to sneak MSG in. (SEE MORGAN SPURLOCK'S DOCUMENTARY "SUPER SIZE ME, WHERE HE ATE AT MCDONALD'S FOR A MONTH.) That was just scary to see what damage the foods were doing to his body...not even his doctors expected it to be so bad!
    • Milk- Drink milk. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Adding whey, a protein in milk, to high carbohydrate meals increases insulin secretion and lower blood sugar levels. Researchers say it may happen that whey protein is highly digestible and releases high levels of amino acids in the blood. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk. (Be sure to look for milk that does not contain antibiotics or steroids. Braum's milk is organic and usually less than Wal-Mart's regular milk.) Drink milk at bedtime to sleep better and be significantly more alert the next day. Any variety even lactose-reduced, skim, full-fat or flavored will work. Choose organic, which is free of antibiotics and steroids that were given to the cows, then pass through to you. Braums is organic.
    • Millet helps prevent cataracts.
    • Miso protects heart.
    • Molasses (Blackstrap) helps prevent cataracts and control diabetes. Rich in B vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
    • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) AVOID! Weight gain from MSG promoting overeating puts stress on heart. HEART heart palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats- extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms. MSG is associated with generation of free radicals and lipid peroxidation. MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer. MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas!! (Most commercial soups, sauces and gravies contain MSG, hidden under one of the many aliases given to disguise monosodium glutamate so people won't avoid the food. All restaurants are now using it in some form. ( See list below of aliases MSG is purposely hidden under on the label so you don't know it is in the product.)
    • Mushrooms combats cancer (Be careful mushrooms are naturally high in free glutamate AVOID!
    • Mustard Greens protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Nashi Pears protects heart
    • Navy Beans protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes
    • and hypoglycemia. Prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly. Cholesterol-lowering fiber (1 c. contains 46.6% of min daily require of fiber)
    • Noodles and Sauce (such as Liptons) AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Nuts unsalted protects heart and helps control diabetes by using them as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats (red and processed meat) Nuts are high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps, linked to better blood pressure control. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Nuts (such as cashews) helps relieve stress, (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) People feel calm and content happier, more relaxed mood, reduces hunger, boosts sense of well being, making it easier to stick to a diet, reduces nighttime munchies so we we don't crave sweets. Nuts combats cancer. Choose unsalted. (Avoid Planters® or any salted nuts - as they use MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Oats/Oatmeal protects heart, battle diabetes, combats cancer. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories.
    • Olive Oil protects heart, combats cancer and is better than many oils.
    • Onions protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Orange/Orange Juice protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.(Avoid juice any anything else with High Fructose Corn Sweeteners on the label.)(Check labels to avoid high fructose corn sweeteners). Stress can make blood sugar rise. Oranges helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 medium 3g fiber and 60 calories.
    • Papaya helps prevent cataracts.
    • Parmesan cheese AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Parsley protects heart, helps control diabetes and helps prevent cataracts..
    • Parsnips protects heart.
    • Pasta, whole wheat , Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 6g fiber and 174 calories.
    • Peas combat cancer and helps with diabetes as the fiber helps protect against blood sugar spikes. 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 59 calories
    • Pea Pods protects heart
    • Peaches protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Peanut Butter protects heart
    • Peanuts protects heart and combats cancer. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Peas protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Persimmons helps prevent cataracts.
    • Peppers protects heart and combats diabetes.
    • Pineapple helps prevent cataracts.
    • Pinto Beans protects heart
    • Pistachios protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Plums protects heart
    • Pomegranates protects heart, help control diabetes, battle cancer.
    • Popcorn- 3 cups of lite microwave 12-15 g fiber and 45-60 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Potato chips and most chips AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. Potato chips,and others including Doritos®, Pringles®-uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG Could this be why one manufacturer use to advertise "bet you can't eat just one". (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Potatoes protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 5g fiber and 220 calories.
    • Poultry can help battle diabetes when eaten instead of red meat or processed meat. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Also, fish, nuts and beans can be eaten to get the protein.
    • Prunes protects heart
    • Puffed Flakes protects heart
    • Pumpkin protects heart.
    • Purple grapes combats cancer
    • Purslane protects heart.
    • Raisin Bran Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup 7 g fiber and 190 calories.
    • Raisins protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Ramen noodles AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Raspberries protects heart, help control diabetes, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Red meat (TRY TO AVOID). Adults who ate the most red meat had a somewhat higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Saturated fats increase the need for: and magnesium and vitamin B Molasses, Brewer's Yeast - rich in "B" vitamins.
    • Red Peppers protect heart.
    • Romaine lettuce helps prevent cataracts. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories.
    • Rice (Brown) protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Rose hips helps prevent cataracts.
    • Royal Jelly helps prevent cataracts.
    • Rye combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Salad dressings AVOID! avoid the many that use MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Sable protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes
    • Salmon protects heart, helps prevent cataracts, helps control diabetes and combats cancer. Use vinegar and olive oil, instead of creamy dressings. Salmon helps control diabetes.
    • Salt, use sparingly--may contribute to heart disease.
    • Sardines combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Sauerkraut protects heart
    • Sausages AVOID! due to MSG which triples the amount of insulin the pancreas.
    • Seaweed helps control diabetes.
    • Sesame seeds helps prevent cataracts.
    • SnapBeans protects heart.
    • Snow or sugar snap peas 3/4 c 2 g fiber and 31 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Soft drinks (Caffeine can cause dehydration that weakens the heart) Causes Rapid heartbeat. It takes 32 glasses of alkaline water at a pH of 9 to neutralize the acid in ONE 12 oz can of soda. For every can of soda, your body withdraws 20mg of calcium from the bones. When your body is an extremely acidic state, is when disease develops. Soda may contain
    • High Fructose Corn Syrup, which since the 1990's has been used in most non-diet soda and packaged foods, including fruit drinks, instead of sugar, due to it's low cost. Made from chemically engineered corn and will d pack on weight faster than sugar. High fructose corn syrup leads to increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus, can elevate insulin levels in women on the pill, anemia, defective connective tissue formation, and also accelerates aging, among other things. Fructose contributes to the obesity epidemic by increasing the appetite making one feel hungrier and does nothing to help control body weight. If sugar is used instead of the high fructose corn sweeteners its ingestion lowers immune function by reducing the ability of white blood cells to ingest and destroy bacteria.
    • Caffeine and sugar both cause dehydration, and massive depletion of minerals. Caffeine by itself- calcium excretion in the urine increases by 25%. When sugar was added, urinary calcium loss almost doubled (1). Calcium can be withdrawn from the bones and teeth. Diet pop may contain Aspartame ( Nutra Sweet) which has an alarming health record or Sucralose, also marketed as Splenda, which breaks down into small amounts of 1,6 -dichlorofructose, a chemical similar to chlorinated pesticides. There has not been adequate testing of this product before it was released for public use, and many of the post-approval studies are alarming. Acesulfame-k is a dangerous chemical. Carbonated water. Our bodies require oxygen to remain healthy. For every can of carbonated soda ingested, the amount of oxygen in the blood is decreased by 25% for up to three hours. If you are drinking several sodas per day, you are depriving yourself for a significant amount of oxygen. Phosphoric acid When too much is in the blood, calcium is leached from the bones, causing osteoporosis. Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus must be maintained in the proper balance for bone health. Even in citrus sodas which contain citric acid instead of phosphoric acid, calcium is needed to normalize blood pH. The fastest growing group of people with osteoporosis in this country is teenagers....because of the huge number of sodas they consume.
    • Soy protects heart. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.) Stress can make blood sugar rise. Soy helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Soy milk protects heart.
    • Soy nuts- 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points.
    • Soybeans protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Soy sauce AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Spinach protects heart, combats cancer, helps prevent cataracts. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. Magnesium rich helps stop angina. 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories. Spinach helps relieve stress that makes the blood sugar rise, helping to maintain calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Spring onion protects heart
    • Squash protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Strawberries protects heart and helps prevent cataracts. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Strawberries, high in magnesium helps relieve stress, promoting a feeling of calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Stuffing (packaged) AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Swanson tv dinners (and most frozen dinners) AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Sunflower seeds helps prevent cataracts.
    • Sugar (AVOID!) Raises risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
    • Sweet potatoes protects heart and combats cancer.. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 3g fiber and 117calories.
    • Swordfish helps control, treat and reverse diabetes, protects heart.
    • Taco seasoning AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Tangerine protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Thyme controls diabetes
    • Toast (AVOID) Toast has a high "glycemic index", meaning its carbohydrates are absorbed quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes.
    • Tofu protects heart-Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    • Tomatoes- protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts. (AVOID! over-ripe tomatoes are naturally high in free glutamate.) . One serving a day of tomatoes can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%.
    • Tomato juice protects heart (watch the sodium content).
    • Top Ramen AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Torula yeast helps prevent cataracts.
    • Tuna protects heart, helps prevent cataracts and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes (but DO NOT eat more than 3 times a week as it does contain mercury) Be careful as some contain an MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Turkey- magnesium rich helps stop angina, helps relieve stress and helps prevent cataracts. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps one to stay calm. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Turkeys that are injected or "self-basting" AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Turmeric Spice protects heart and combats cancer.
    • Turnip greens protects heart.
    • Veal helps prevent cataracts.
    • Vegetables help control diabetes. Load up on vegetables. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. (Bring your veggies home and immediately cut up and bag them for the freezer so you can grab a bag and make soup or stir-fry. Leave enough out for salads.)
    • Vegetable oil instead of shortening combats cancer.
    • Vegetable shortening- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
    • Vegetable soup Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 52 calories.
    • Vinegar (2 Tablespoons a day in pickles, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, drizzled on top of grilled vegetables or salads or in the case of balsamic vinegar as a topping for ripe strawberries. )
    • Walnuts one of the best omega 3 foods, protects heart, combats cancer and helps prevent cataracts..
    • Water (choose spring water) AVOID Flouride from the faucet.
    • Watercress protects heart and helps prevent cataracts.
    • Whole Grains combats cancer
    • Wheat germ (the best source of zinc, a component of insulin) helps prevent cataracts, combats cancer and is rich in "B" vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
    • Whole Grains protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers.Whole grains help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Load up on whole grains, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. Whole grain bread light 1 slice 5 g fiber and 40 calories;regular 1 slice 2g fiber and 90 calories
    • White Grapes protects heart
    • Whole wheat helps control diabetes. Whole wheat is high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. Also linked to better blood pressure control.
    • Wolfberry combats cancer
    • Worcestershire sauce AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)
    • Yellow peppers protect heart.
    • Yogurt- but do avoid any sweetened with high fructose corn sweeteners, aspartame and tread lightly with Splenda usage. (Buy plain yogurt and sweeten with fruit.)




    CoQ10- antioxident needed for rapid energy production inside heart cells. Need 150 mg daily (minimum) to cut the need for "pain stopping" nitro by as much as 54%. (Oily fish, red and organ meats, soy oil and peanuts)
    L-Carnitine found in meat, poultry, fish and eggs can cut number of flare-ups.)
    Omega 3 fatty acids guard against heart disease.--250-500 mg DHA and 250-500 EPA daily with food.
    400 mcg of folic acid in a multi vitamin or Vitamin B (complex)

    Cold temperatures in winter and keeping the air conditioning too low in summer can cause heart attacks. Cold temperatures cause blood vessels to tighten, interfering with circulation and straining the heart. (Dress in several layers in winter and in summer don't keep the AC too cool.)
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    (Continued) Combats cancer, helps keep blood sugar stable and for a healthy heart

    AVOID MSG. Every person is different so they will have different reactions. Following is a list of some of the common symptoms one may see:

    Abdominal pain, achiness, angina, back pain, chest pain, cramps, foot pain, fibromyalgia, hand pain, headache, jaw pain, joint pain, pain in the bones, migraine, neck pain, numbness, stiffness, tightness, extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms, swelling, fluid retention, depression, mood swings, attention deficit disorder (ADD); dizziness; light-headedness; disorientation; mental confusion, anxiety, panic attacks, hyperactivity, behavioral problems in children, rage episodes, lethargy, sleep disturbances (drowsiness or sleepiness and insomnia in others) numbness or paralysis; slurred speech, Meniere's disease, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, irritable bowel, bloating acid reflux, asthma, shortness of breath, chest pain, runny nose, tightness in respiratory area, sneezing, hives or rash, mouth lesions, temporary tightness or partial paralysis (Skin), numbness or tingling of skin, flushing, sweating (hot flashes), dry mouth, swelling of prostrate, nocturia, blurred vision, difficulty focusing, temporary loss of vision, burning sensation in the back of the neck, forearms and chest, numbness in the back of the neck, radiating to the arms and back, tingling, warmth and weakness in the face, temples, upper back neck and arms, facial pressure or tightness, tooth pain, bronchospasm (difficulty breathing), difficulty in concentrating, convulsions, swelling of the throat, bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth) throbbing of the head, tinnitus, cancer-associated generation of free radicals and lipid peroxidation.


    If you are having some of these complaints it might be wise to check all labels closely.
    The level of vitamin B6 in a person's body plays a role in glutamate metabolism, and the possible impact of marginal B6 intake should be considered in helping a person. (B 150 complex at Wal-Mart is also good for tinnitis and stress.)

    But that is not enough as they also call it by other names!



    Hidden Sources of MSG

    Few people realize how prevalent MSG is. Fewer still realize that there are many different names for processed free glutamic acid.MSG is often combined with other substances and renamed, or created by the manufacturing process.

    MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

    If you eat out, you are almost guaranteed to get a nasty dose of MSG, a flavor enhancer. KFC puts in in everything--chicken, potatoes, gravy. MSG goes by many aliases so if you ask if they use MSG they can deny it. Many restaurant employees and their managers, will swear they don't use MSG but ask for the ingredient list and you WILL see MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein everywhere.


    Moms: Infant formula AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG (See the list of other names MSG goes by)


    Many items that don't have MSG on the label will have: Hidden under many different aliases in order to fool those who are aware of how deadly MSG is . We need to be aware instead of blindly feeding this to our children!

    Hydrolyzed corn gluten, Hydrolyzed soy protein, Hydrolyzed wheat protein Hydrolyzed protein such as vegetable protein, Calcium caseinate, Textured protein, Monopotassium glutamate, Glutamate, Glutamic acid, Gelatin, Sodium caseinate, Yeast nutrient, Autolyzed yeast. AVOID! (The word "hydrolyzed" on the label is a good tip-off. These are all aliases of Monosodium glutamate (MSG) a nasty marketing trick by manufacturers who know if you look at a label and don't see Monosodium Glutamate you will buy it. Also in restaurants if you ask if it has MSG they can say "no". All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes.


    The FDA has now approved spraying MSG on agricultural products. ANY fresh food may have some residual MSG on it, and processed food made from fresh fruit or vegetables may have MSG in it, too.-- Fresh produce sprayed with Auxigro in the field. (Yes the EPA approved this!) AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG

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    For those needing to lower cholesterol, control diabetes and take care of heart

    CHOLESTEROL LOWERING FOODS

    Lots of fresh raw veggies and fruits-

    • Fruits- Fruit salads or a piece of fruit is the perfect snack or dessert .(The higher the number the better it is to reduce blood levels of cholesterol) Orange 24, Banana 16, Cherry 12, Apple 12, Peach 10, Pear 8, Coconut
    Fresh or dried fruits are high in soluble fiber, which is shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels to help control diabetes. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes. Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day Choose a small or medium-sized portion over a large one (or eat only half of the large one). Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. .but , the important thing is to increase the variety of different fruits that one eats. Eating more fruit and vegetables also helps to improve the overall balance of the diet.

    Canteloupe, grapefruit spiced peaches, watermelon, pears, prunes, apricots, cinnamon apples, spiced watermelon rind, applesauce, pomegranates cinnamon pears, pineapple pieces, broiled bananas.

    Diabetics especially should be careful with pineapple, grapes, bananas, dates and mangoes due to the high sugar content. Eat them sparingly and spread the fruit you eat through the day to avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels Coconut which is very high in fat content and should be avoided
    Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins. When fresh fruits are not in season, use dried, canned, or frozen fruits.

    How fast a fruit will raise your blood sugar also depends on whether you eat the fruit after a high-calorie meal or drink it as a glass of fruit juice on an empty stomach.

    Apples- in addition to lowering cholesterol apples are a natural diuretic , protects your heart from blood clots and plaque in arteries which lead to heart attacks and strokes, prevents constipation, Blocks diarrhea, Improves lung capacity, allowing one to breathe better, EVEN smokers! , protects lungs from atmospheric pollutants and irritants, Controls asthma Cushions joints, Protects teeth, Cut risk of thrombotic stroke, good for diabetics, Helps memory, Slashes risk of all cancer -notably breast, colon, liver and lung cancer, Super Antioxidant in the apple peel - Protects skin the sun damage, Diminishes bone loss, Guards against inflammation. One the most popular fruit, apples have a high pectin content and are very beneficial to diabetic patients. Pectin is found in the rind and in the pulp, and acts as a detoxifier of the body by supplying an excessive amount of galacturonic acid. This helps remove harmful waste from the bloodstream and can lower a diabetic’s insulin requirements by up to or even more than 35%. Besides being rich in pectin, apples are also rich in Vitamin B1. Vitamin B1 prevents the damage of the brain cells that can occur due to diabetic acidosis.

    Eat applesauce with cinnamon Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque.

    Bananas, Bilberry, Blueberries, Citrus fruits, Cranberries, Cherries, Pumpkin, Tangerine, Lemons, Limes, Nashi Pears, Peaches, Prunes, White Grapes , Grapes Kiwi, Mangos, Plums, Raisins also help protect the heart.

    Raspberries Pomegranates protects heart and help control diabetes.

    Oranges- protect the heart Stress can make blood sugar rise. Oranges helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)

    Strawberries, which help protect the heart are high in magnesium to help relieve stress, promoting a feeling of calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)

    Grapefruit protects the heart, stabilizes blood sugar to fight diabetes by helping to relieve stress stabilizing blood sugar to keep the blood sugar from spiking, and helping in weight loss. (1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). Grapefruit can bring down the blood glucose level within a time span of just three days. Nutritionists recommend that anyone suffering from high blood sugar levels should be consuming at least three servings of grapefruit every day as a preventative measure against high blood sugar levels, especially when used in conjunction with a low fat, low-sugar, low-starch diet. Diabetic patients should experience a change in less than three months.

    (NOTE: There are certain drugs when ingested together, with grapefruit juice can interact with various medications, resulting in potentially toxic drug levels and adverse effects. Read all medications brochures and listen to your doctor.)

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    Fruit juices- protects heart and battle diabetes. Pomegranate juice is good. Orange Juice protects heart (Check labels on can or bottle to avoid high fructose corn sweeteners . Also avoid fruit juices and fruit concentrates that contain a lot of sugar as many fruits are required to make one glass of juice. Moreover, fruit juices do not provide a person with the dietary fiber. We need the fiber as Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 medium 3g fiber and 60 calories.

    Vegetables vitamin value is at peak when eaten raw. Since many of the vital vitamins and minerals in vegetables may be destroyed by cooking, the ideal use of raw vegetables is the most desirable for cholesterol lowering food. Vegetables are virtually fat free and contain no cholesterol, unless you add them. Prepare vegetables without butter or fat - use herbs or seasoning, instead. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.

    Load up on vegetables. Rich in soluble fiber, which regulates your body's production and elimination of cholesterol preventing overeating and slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes, while relieving stress Stress can make blood sugar rise and slows down metabolism which causes weight gain. Spinach helps relieve stress and helps one to stay calm, due to the magnesium. . (Bring your veggies home and immediately cut up and bag them for the freezer so you can grab a bag and make soup or stir-fry. Leave enough out for salads.)

    Avocadoes which help stabilize blood sugar for diabetics are very high in fat content and thus should be avoided Artichokes Asparagus Avocado. Beets ( Magnesium rich helps stop angina.) Broccoli Brussel sprouts Cabbage Cantaloupe Carrots Cauliflower Celery ,Chard Coleslaw (Use real mayonnaise if you can find it without high fructose corn sweeteners, AVOID salad dressing) Corn Cucumbers Dill pickles, unless there is too much salt, Turnip greens protects Mustard Greens, Lettuce Leeks Endive, Kale, Green beans, watercress, Onions Parsley are also good for the heart and diabetes in addition to lowering cholesterol. 1/2 cup 2 g fiber and 22 calories. Peas help due to fiber Peas 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 59 calories Vegetables help control diabetes.

    Red Peppers protect heart. Romaine lettuce or spinach 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories . peas, barley, carrots oats, and beans are Sweet potatoes protects heart. Spinach protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina. ) Snow or sugar snap peas 3/4 c 2 g fiber and 31 calories. Phytosterols: Plants sterols reduces blood levels of cholesterol. found mostly in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. (The higher the number the better it is.)Vegetables Beet root 25 , Broad bean 12,Brussels Sprout 24 , Cabbage 11, Carrot 12 , Cauliflower 18 Corn 952 Yam Onion 15 10 Pea 135 Green Peppers Pea Pods Peas Peppers Potatoes Squash Yellow peppers, spring onion protect the heart.

    Vegetable soup 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 52 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.

    Seasonings and herbs- herbs added before serving the vegetables adds further to the natural flavor. Various combinations can be used with vegetables, cottage cheese, or gelatin recipes. Seasonings: garlic cloves, thyme, marjoram, basil, oregano, bay, and peppermint. All are good to include with cholesterol lowering food. Thyme controls diabetes Turmeric Spice protects heart Salt, use sparingly--may contribute to heart disease. Cinnamon which is good for blood sugar also protects the heart.

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    Cut out most fats (use paper towels to “mop up grease” from meat or pizza before eating.

    Sugar (AVOID!) Raises risk of diabetes, cancer and heart. Maple Syrup and Molasses (Blackstrap) helps control diabetes. Rich in B vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.) Honey helps control diabetes when used in place of other sweeteners. Avoid sugar free drinks as they will have aspartame (nutrasweet) or other sweeteners that make a diabetic’s body think they are going to be getting sugar. When the body doesn’t get it, it makes it crave it much more.
    Whole Grains protects, heart cut your risk of Alzheimers. help control, treat and reverse diabetes. prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Whole wheat helps control diabetes and is linked to better blood pressure control.

    Whole grain flour should be chosen over white flour. (Whole wheat and whole grain cereals are also an important source of vitamin B complex & protein in the low-fat diet.) AVOID WHITE FLOUR as it raises risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin. Whole Grains in flour, bread and cereals help control diabetes. Flour AVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease. The less flour eaten, the better sweet rolls, rolls, muffins, buns, coffee cake. cookies, cakes, and crackers should be avoided as they contain lard, butter and egg yolk. They may contain transfat as they are expected to sit on shelves for long periods of time. Most of them, when pre-made, also contain high fructose corn sweeteners, which pack on weight much quicker than sugar. This combination can be deadly for a diabetic.
    Homemade egg noodles are better than ones you buy since you can be for certain what you put in them. Avoid using yolks of eggs s the cholesterol is high in them.

    Whole wheat bread is the healthiest, most nutritious but don’t overdo. NOTE: Toast (AVOID) has a high "glycemic index", meaning its carbohydrates are absorbed quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes.

    Pasta, whole wheat , Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 6g fiber and 174 calories. Choose whole wheat pasta over white.
    Cereals cooked (oatmeal) or dry cereals such as Raisin bran or bran flakes to help protect the heart . and battle diabetes while lowering cholesterol. are nutritious, energy producing, and virtually fat free. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories. Excellent carbohydrate foods, if served with non-fat (skim) milk. Add stewed or fresh fruits such as bananas, prunes, peaches, pears, apricots, berries (these too control blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes but be careful of bananas for diabetics as they have lots of sugar.) dates ,figs, raisins, or baked apple, along with wheat germ for an excellent for energy, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

    Wheat germ (the best source of zinc, a component of insulin). Wheat germ is rich in "B" vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)

    Wheat germ 553 Rice bran 1055 reduces blood levels of cholesterol

    fish oil (Cod liver oil is a fish oil fish oil, skin improving, its supposed to help arthritis. Fish oil helps with diabetes and protects heart.
    lushless niacin but also B vitamins can make niacin (B vitamins are good for stress, weight, insomnia, the heart Take a good B complex Vitamin. (Wal-Mart has a B-150 that has all of the B vitamins in it.)

    Brewers Yeast a rich source of chromium (stabilizes blood sugar level and decreases body fat), selenium and the B-complex vitamins in brewer's yeast which include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), folate, vitamin B12 and H (biotin). These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which provide the body with energy. B vitamins also support the nervous system, help maintain the muscles used for digestion, and promote the health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.

    B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)

    Flaxseed oil. Flax seed capsules good for cholesteral and diabetes,( bought mine at Wal-Mart ) Flaxseed helps control, treat and reverse diabetes. Flax protects heart and battles diabetes.

    fiber tablets (the Wal-Mart version of Metamucil) that one of the recommendations for usage is to help reduce cholesterol. or Metamucil) or FiberSure. MSM might also help lower cholesterol. It is a vitamin (At Wal-Mart look to the left of the vitamins that are in alpha order--as they aren't under the M's)

    RED RICE YEAST. standardized is good for lowering cholesterol. Doctor recommended one red rice yeast (600mg) tab, once a day and then go to two time per day after 2-3 weeks., said 50% of people can get their cholesterol under 200 with red rice yeast. Of course, you have to eat a lower cholesterol diet also.

    Chromium picolnate …..for blood sugar

    CoQ10- antioxident needed for rapid energy production inside heart cells. Need 150 mg daily (minimum) to cut the need for "pain stopping" nitro by as much as 54%. (Oily fish, red and organ meats, soy oil and peanuts)

    Dear Pharmacist Column on 9/1/2007 SUZY COHEN said that statin cholesterol reducers (Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Advicor) deplete the body of Coenzyme Q10 causing muscle aches, cramps, weakness and heart disease, among other things. Replenishing the body with CoQ10 (ubiquinone) or its activated form, "ubiquinol" usually makes people feel better within a matter of days, allowing "many to continue their statin, where they would normally find it intolerable. http://dearpharmacist.com/page.php?37 to see if you take a drug mugger and learn what nutrients to restore.

    Omega 3 fatty acids guard against heart disease.--250-500 mg DHA and 250-500 EPA daily with food.

    400 mcg of folic acid in a multi vitamin or Vitamin B (complex)

    Lecithin Oil: help to ‘cleanse” the liver and emulsify fat in the body, in order to excrete it better.

    Garlic protects heart. garlic caps.

    Glucosamine, which is used for osteoarthritis pain and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin.

    diet/exercise changes-add walking 2-3 miles a few times a week to your routine

    pedometer to measure and walk 10,000 steps a day

    Butter is better than margarine or shortenings. (But Use in moderation.) ) Choose butter over margarine because butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and has many nutritional benefits but margarine has a few only because they are added! Braums cows don't get any steroid or anti-biotics so it is better to buy from some place like there for dairy products. Margarine- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.

    Check the cooking oil you use and also the salad dressing. Fats AVOID especially margarine and vegetable shortening. Olive Oil protects heart and is better than many oils. Vegetable shortening- Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.

    Phytosterols: Plants sterols reduces blood levels of cholesterol. found mostly in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. (The higher the number the better it is.)Cottonseed 327, Palm 49 Flax seed 338, Soybean 221

    Nuts unsalted protects heart and helps control diabetes by using them as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats (red and processed meat) Nuts are high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps, linked to better blood pressure control. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Nuts (such as cashews) helps relieve stress, (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) People feel calm and content happier, more relaxed mood, reduces hunger, boosts sense of well being, making it easier to stick to a diet, reduces nighttime munchies so we don't crave sweets.
    Walnuts protects heart-Walnuts are one of the best omega 3 foods.
    -walnuts chestnuts, seeds, peanuts, almonds which are also good for diabetes) Brazil nuts also help relieve stress promoting calmness and allowing your body to metabolize food properly so you don’t pack on weight. (Nuts, such as pecans could be added to your oatmeal breakfast) Cashews, chestnuts, Almonds and Brazil nuts are - Magnesium rich to help stop angina. Almonds contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that's 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium Soy nuts- 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points. Pistachios protects heart Peanuts protects heart. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Phytosterols: Plants sterols reduces blood levels of cholesterol. (The higher the number the better it is.)Nuts -Almond 143, Cashew 158 Peanut 206, Pecan 108,Pistachio 108 Walnut 108


    Yogurt-unflavored, is a great probiotic, for those who have used antibiotics.but do avoid any sweetened with high fructose corn sweeteners, aspartame and tread lightly with Splenda usage. (Buy plain yogurt and sweeten with fruit

    Petting a pet for several minutes a day is proven to lower blood pressure, anything soothing done daily should help.

    cranberries, figs, mushrooms, nuts, onions, prunes, tomatoes, wheat germ, wheat bran,

    seasoned tomatoes, herbs, and the various relishes such as mint jellies and sauces, chili, catsup, cranberry jellies, chutney

    PROTEIN- L-Carnitine found in meat, poultry, fish and eggs can cut number of flare-ups. Think eggs, fish poultry, nuts and beans for protein source instead of red meat when possible )

    Some fish are especially low in fat, such as perch, haddock, flounder, sturgeon, smelts, scallops. Others like brook trout, porgy, cod, and croakers are somewhat higher in fat content, but are still quite low in fat content when compared with meats. Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Fish (fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart. Eat 5 oz. of fish a week to cut risk by 38%. Helps lower blood pressure and prevent clogged arteries,short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). Eat oily fish like tuna or salmon twice a week to help reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. It supplies omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative)helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight.When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible. Tuna is particularly low in fat. Many canned fish when not packed in oil are very low in fat and are excellent choices as cholesterol lowering food. also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Swordfish , Herring, Salmon protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes,Mackerel protects heart

    Tuna helps control, treat and reverse (but DO NOT eat more than 3 times a week as it does contain mercury) Stress can make blood sugar rise.

    Use vinegar and olive oil, instead of creamy dressings.

    Poultry (Chicken and turkey) help relieve stress, high in protein for healing are excellent sources of proteins for cholesterol lowering food, provided lean poultry is used. Remove skin before cooking. The dark meat of poultry is higher in fat. . Fat from chicken and turkey is best drained off and removed just as you should in all meats. ground turkey, also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) can help battle diabetes when eaten instead of red meat or processed meat. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Also, fish, nuts and beans can be eaten to get the protein. Turkey - magnesium rich helps stop angina helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps one to stay calm..) T




    Beef (lean) go very easy on eating red meat but when you do have just a little it helps with healing, is a natural sedative, helps relieve stress which is good for blood sugar rise. ( good idea would be ( Chili Con Carne made with more beans than meat, peppers,and onions as it is good for the heart also.. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes, the beef and beans for healing and stress, also help lower cortisol. Always Dab it with a paper towel until all grease is gone.) also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Red meat (TRY TO AVOID). Adults who ate the most red meat had a somewhat higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Saturated fats increase the need for: and magnesium and vitamin B Molasses, Brewer's Yeast - rich in "B" vitamins.



    Egg whites ( protein), help to relieve stress may be eaten and used for cooking as much as desired but the yellow should be avoided. also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Eggs also protects heartand help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Eggs should be cooked in oil or prepared without fat. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible

    Beans- navy also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) protects heart-and lowers your risk of Alzheimers. Snap beans, soy beans Pinto Beans Navy Beans Legumes, Lima Beans Kidney Beans, Blackeyed peas also protects heart help control diabetes and cholesterol. Rich in fiber, prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Lentils help control diabetes and protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes and hypoglycemia. Prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly. Cholesterol-lowering fiber (1 c. contains 46.6% of min daily require of fiber) Kidney bean 127 Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Lentils are legumes along with other types of beans



    MILK One glass or more daily of non-fat or skim milk should be taken. As an added source of fat-free or low-fat protein, skim or fat-free milk can be fortified by adding to each glass of milk a tablespoonful or more of dried, skim milk. This "fortified" milk also has a thick creamy taste and can be flavored to suit the individual taste with various flavoring agents. Yogurt made from non-fat milk can also be used for nutritious variety. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk. (Be sure to look for milk that does not contain antibiotics or steroids. Braum's milk is organic and usually less than Wal-Mart's regular milk.) Drink milk at bedtime to sleep better and be significantly more alert the next day.) (Don’t forget that milk does freeze well.) also helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Milk- Drink milk. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Adding whey, a protein in milk, to high carbohydrate meals increases insulin secretion and lower blood sugar levels. Researchers say it may happen that whey protein is highly digestible and releases high levels of amino acids in the blood. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk. (Be sure to look for milk that does not contain antibiotics or steroids. Braum's milk is organic and usually less than Wal-Mart's regular milk.) Drink milk at bedtime to sleep better and be significantly more alert the next day. Any variety even lactose-reduced, skim, full-fat or flavored will work. Soy milk protects heart.




    Chili peppers - also protects the heart (Delivers oxygenated blood to weakening heart)Many Cardiologists tell their patients to eat lots of hot peppers to increase circulation and blood flow thus helping to prevent deadly blood clots that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes. your body produces endorphins that reduce your sense of pain and effects your emotions. Because these endorphins make you feel good, you may even find that you actually crave more and increasingly hot peppers. Cayenne

    The majority of cheeses are very high in butterfat content and so should not be used in the low-fat diet. There are several important exceptions, however. First is cottage cheese made from dry curd and non-fat milk, as specified by federal law. Cottage cheese must contain a minimum amount of butterfat to meet legal requirements. There are also other brands of cheeses low or negligible in fat content, which are processed from non-fat milk or whey, such as the Geska type of Sapsago cheese (Swiss green cheese), certain Scandinavian cheeses, and in the United States brands of jack cheese made from skim milk or whey.

    Salad dressings that are low in fat content can be found but they do contain a small degree of fat, so it is best to prepare your own fat-free dressings whenever possible. Mayonnaise to protect against blood sugar spikes use only real mayonnaise, not salad dressing)

    apple cider vinegar The amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar have also shown promise in neutralizing some of the harmful oxidized LDL cholesterol. A T. of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water before meals can help as vinegar contains potassium and is good for losing weight One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz. glass of water before your two biggest meals of the day, can help you lose weight as it helps suppress the appetite and boosts metabolism, plus it speeds digestion, so food is burned for energy, instead of being stored as fat. ( with "mother" in it. To make "mother" in your apple cider vinegar: If vinegar is cloudy it is ok. That is the “Mother” in it which is actually good for you Also, you can add some "mothered" vinegar to a new bottle to help speed things up.) Vinegar (2 Tablespoons a day in pickles, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, drizzled on top of grilled vegetables or salads or in the case of balsamic vinegar as a topping for ripe strawberries. )

    See also what Dear Pharmacist (Suzy Cohen has to say on it!) http://dearpharmacist.com/?p=751

    Kraft salad dressings AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. On your salad opt for vinegar with extra virgin olive oil.( Be sure to use EXTRA virgin olive oil )


    While small amounts of mineral oil are preferred by some for salads, but if used more than occasionally this is not desirable, since mineral oil tends to interfere with absorption of vitamin A in the food.



    garnishes: watercress, croutons, garlic, chives, pimiento, lemon, lime, orange or tangerine and other fruits, mint, carrots (also good for diabetes), beets, green onions, celery, radishes, cottage cheese, parsley, pickles and peppers, ketchup, vinegar, non-fat yogurt, herbs, and spices.

    DRINKS-
    Green tea and black tea protect the heart and lower blood sugar. (Celestial Seasonings brand is the highest rated for antioxidants). which can lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol is good for you but be sure to avoid caffeine which ages you, causes stress, causes swelling in the tissues and dehydrates the body while allowing fluid build up in the tissues causing bloating and swelling and doesn’t allow for flushing the body of toxins (Make sure your green tea actually says it is caffeine free when you drink green tea, as most green tea is not caffeine –free.) tea, . Choose decaf for heart
    coffee, coffee substitutes, skim, fat-free milk, non-fat milk cocoa, skim milk powder shakes, and egg white eggnogs. Where desired for additional nutriments, flavoring can be added to these flavored skim milk drinks in between meals or at bedtime.

    Coffee protects heart but the caffeine dehydrates the heart which is which is 80% water, causing damage. (Drink Decaf).

    Soft drinks (Avoid Caffeine, which can cause dehydration that weakens the heart and can cause Rapid heartbeat.(See other for how bad pop is) The soft drink industry has replaced sugar with high fructose corn sweeteners which pack on weight at 3 times the rate of sugar. It is deadly for diabetics. Also avoid any drink with with artificial sweeteners.
    Tomato juice protects heart (watch the sodium content).

    SNACK FOODS-
    Popcorn- 3 cups of lite microwave 12-15 g fiber and 45-60 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    Potato chips and most chips including Doritoes AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)

    TOMATO PRODUCTS –protects heart.One serving a day of tomatoes can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%.
    Tomatoes -
    Ketchup- %. (Make sure it does NOT have high fructose corn sweeteners.)
    Spaghetti sauce Check jar to see if it has high fructose corn sweeteners.

    Soy compounds called isoflavones act like human hormones that regulate cholesterol levels. Research shows that regular consumption of soy isoflavones may reduce total cholesterol levels by up to 10 percent. Soy protects heart. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.) Stress can make blood sugar rise. Soy helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)


    Fasting may help lower cholesterol levels.


    NATURAL nutrients The top nutrients listed below have been proven in numerous double blind studies to significantly outperform the statin drugs in improving blood serum levels of cholesterol.

    • Policosanol: A natural extract from sugar cane and rice bran wax. (It will not increase your blood sugar levels.)
    • Guggullipid: An ancient Indian herb. Not only will this herb assist with normalizing your cholesterol levels, but it will also help lower Triglycerides.
    • Oryzanol Rice Bran Oil: Contains plant sterols, gamma oryzanol and tocotrienols, which reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
    Limonene Oil: A natural compound in orange peel oil.
    • Pumpkin seed oil: Rich source of fatty acids, natural minerals such as zinc and selenium, and carotenoids.


    PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TAKING STATINS (CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS ARE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE http://www.alsa.org/als/symptoms.cfm
    ANTIBIOTICS CAN CAUSE SWELLING AND CATTLE ARE FED ANTIBIOTICS


    RE: CHOLESTEROL LOWERING MEDICATIONS (CALLED STATINS)
    Dr. Peter Gott (of FAMILY DOCTOR'S COLUMN IN THE NEWSPAPER Aug 29, 2007) was asked if one could stop the high-priced cholesterol pills and he replied that they may wish to try omega-3 capsules or niacin as a cheaper alternative to the high-priced prescription medications. He also said that they should be on a low-fat diet to help reduce their cholesterol level.

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    AVOID:
    DIABETES
    Aspartame/Equal/NutraSweet, excessive thirst can be caused by aspartame Aspartame Disease Mimics Symptoms or Worsens Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)Diabetes and Diabetic Complications,

    High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) diabetics should never ever eat anything that contains high fructose corn sweeteners as they can lead to type 2 diabetes, inability to control blood sugar levels, (Hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia) hypertension, weight gain, high triglyceride levels,and obesity. contribute to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. (High fructose is found in almost everything we eat if it isn’t something that comes to you almost exactly as the farmer grew it. In other words, if it is a package or can or prepared for you by someone in a restaurant chances are it has HFCS in it. High Fructose Corn sweeteners cause ischemic heart disease (interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium.) HFCS also contribute to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. Blood sugar cannot metabolize correctly. This is now found in almost any packaged product as manufacturers have found it to be much less expensive than sugar. It puts weight on at an alarming rate. READ LABELS AND AVOID HFCS.

    Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) AVOID! HEART heart palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats- extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas.. See list of aliases MSG is purposely hidden under so you don't know it is in the product. Weight gain from MSG promoting overeating puts stress on heart. MSG poisoning has been linked to asthma, and heart problems tachycardia, arrhythmia, seizures, nausea and vomiting, hives, skin rash, anxiety attacks, depression , weight problems, migraine headaches, sleeping disorders, asthma, glaucoma, diabetes. and much, much It causes gross obesity and learning disorders in laboratory animals that ingest it when young. It has been said that every restaurant uses MSG in some form; not just Chinese. Accent flavor enhancer- AVOID! Pure and simple it is MSG! (MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer. This is used in many restaurants.

    Campbell's soups AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (Restaurants are notorious for using MSG and then denying it because it goes by names other than MSG so if you ask if it has MSG they can say no. Remember bouillon cubes have MSG )

    Hostess Products AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for alias it might be hiding under on the label.)
    Kraft Dressings

    Heinz gravy AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)

    Keeping the air conditioning too low in summer can cause heart attacks. Cold temperatures in winter andCold temperatures cause blood vessels to tighten, interfering with circulation and straining the heart. (Dress in several layers in winter and in summer don't keep the AC too cool.)
    P.S. It is proven that people overeat when they are in air conditioning. The body is trying to get us to eat more to stay warmer....Haven't you ever noticed that you aren't as hungry on warm summer days???
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    MUSCLE SPASMS- You might be low in zinc and calcium.
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    Wow,thanks so much for all the wonderful tips,some I knew but many I did not.Thanks for all the great info .
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    Dr. Gott and Suzy Cohen (Dear Pharmacist) on Hawthorn Berry

    ...hawthorn berries extract was effective in treating patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes who were simultaneously taking medications prescribed by their physicians.
    ....available in capsules, liquid extracts, tinctures and solid extracts.
    Read whole story: http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/arti...4_DearDr762002




    Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) for blood pressure, cholesterol and heart health. Hawthorn works best in lower dosages, taken continuously for its cumulative effect. http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/artic...9&allcom=1,1,1

    It relaxes and widens your arteries so blood flows to and from your heart, improving circulation. http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/print...4_spancl671893



    More articles from Dear Pharmacist (Suzy Cohen) http://dearpharmacist.com/?page_id=487
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    This is an awesome awesome list full of really handy info. I'm going to try and print this out. Would go great on my refrigerator

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    Poor dietary habits (including refined carbohydrate and trans fat consumption) and nutritional deficiencies can cause endothelial dysfunction (AKA poor blood-vessel tone) along with poor peripheral circulation, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary heart disease.


    L-arginine
    may very well be the single most important nutrient for vascular health. The amino acid improved endothelial function in patients with heart disease. L-arginine can reduce blood pressure, apparently by boosting levels of nitric oxide (not to be confused with nitrous oxide) and relaxing blood vessels. Indeed, the same vascular problems underlying endothelial dysfunction can impact a man’s ability to maintain an erection. Supplemental L-arginine has been shown to improve the ability of blood vessels in the penis to dilate, resulting in firmer erections,[3] and the benefits may be enhanced by combining it with the antioxidant Pycnogenol®.


    Pycnogenol® supplements alone can improve blood vessel tone. So can flavonoids in general and anthocyanidins (a subgroup of flavonoids). Supplemental anthocyanidins (which would include blueberries and bilberries) can lower the “bad” cholesterol and increase the “good” cholesterol. Flavonoids work in tandem with vitamin C to maintain the integrity of blood vessel walls.


    Indian Gooseberry (amla) supplements containing an extract of the herb improved blood vessel tone in people with type-2 diabetes. The 80 subjects in the study took either 250 mg or 500 mg of the extract or placebos twice daily for 12 weeks. At both dosages, levels of nitric oxide increased while a marker of free radical stress decreased.


    Omega-3s found in both fish oils and algae-source supplements, have broad cardiovascular benefits. They are potent natural anti-inflammatories. They also serve as mild blood thinners and improve endothelial function.


    Venous Insufficiency and Varicose Veins -
    Venous insufficiency is caused by impaired valve function in the veins of legs, which in turn leads to blood pooling instead of moving up and returning to the heart. Problems with deep veins can lead to deep-vein thrombosis (see next section), whereas problems with superficial veins can cause varicose veins. Conventional treatments use compression with special socks or surgery to treat varicose veins. But some nutritional treatments are definitely worth trying. In addition to vitamin E, a combination of vitamin C and flavonoids can be helpful. Horse Chestnut This herb (Aesculus hippocastanum) can be especially beneficial in treating venous insufficiency and varicose veins. In 2012, researchers conducted a careful review of published studies and concluded that horse chestnut was an “efficacious and safe short-term treatment” for chronic venous insufficiency. Several other studies have also reported benefits from taking horse chestnut for venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including less water retention in the lower legs, as well as reduced pain and itching. An herbal study using an extract of Chinese buckeye seed, which contains the same active ingredient found in horse chestnut, found that it also led to improvements in venous insufficiency.[12]


    Thrombophlebitis and Deep-Vein Thrombosis- Thrombophlebitis, also known as peripheral vascular disease, refers to a clot in a vein combined with inflammation, whereas deep-vein thrombosis describes a clot without inflammation. The latter is potentially serious. According to Alan R. Gaby, M.D., author of Nutritional Medicine (2011), some research suggests that food allergies and chemical sensitivities can precipitate thrombophlebitis. At the same time, several supplements might prove helpful. Nattokinase This enzyme is derived from natto, a traditional Japanese fermented soy food. It has impressive clot-busting benefits. In a study conducted in Taiwan, researchers asked 45 subjects to take 800 mg of nattokinase after dinner each day for two months. By the end of the study, three key measures of blood clotting—fibrinogen, factor VII, and factor VIII—had decreased from between 7 to 19 percent.[13]


    Vitamin E
    Compelling evidence justifies its use in preventing or resolving thrombophlebitis. In a Harvard Medical School study of almost 40,000 women, those who took 600 IU of vitamin E every other day for 10 years had a substantially lower risk of life-threatening blood clots. Overall, women taking vitamin E had a 21 percent lower risk of deep-vein thromboses or pulmonary embolisms. Those who had such clots before joining the study had a 44 percent lower risk of future clots, and those with a genetic tendency toward clots had half the risk if they took vitamin E supplements.[14]


    Tempering Hypertension The kidneys play an important role in blood pressure, and high blood pressure increases the risk of coronary heart disease and kidney disease. But considerable research also suggests that elevated blood levels of insulin—a sign of prediabetes or type-2 diabetes—boost the risk of high blood pressure.[15] Part of the solution, therefore, is a diet that includes a moderate amount of protein, healthy fats, and a lot of vegetables and restricts refined sugars and other types of processed carbohydrates. Vitamin D People with low blood levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of heart disease and, specifically, hypertension. People with inadequate vitamin D were twice as likely to have hypertension, compared with people who had the highest levels of the vitamin, according to a study in the journal Circulation.[16] Two other recent studies found that low vitamin D levels were associated with a greater risk of high blood pressure, and one of those studies also linked inadequate vitamin D to endothelial dysfunction and kidney disease.[17] [18]


    Magnesium
    A large number of studies have found that magnesium supplements can also reduce blood pressure. In an analysis of seven studies, researchers confirmed that magnesium supplements reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.[19] Other researchers investigated magnesium levels in people with and without pre-hypertension, which reflects a slight but consistent increase in blood pressure. People with pre-hypertension had low levels of magnesium, but no other apparent differences with healthy subjects.[20]


    Reducing Stroke Risk Strokes, the result of cerebrovascular disease, are a leading cause of disability and death. Each year, an estimated 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke, according to the American Heart Association.[21] Ninety percent of strokes are ischemic—that is, caused by a blood clot in the brain. The remaining 10 percent of strokes are hemorrhagic, caused by a rupture in a blood vessel.


    Prediabetes is a major risk factor for stroke. In a Japanese study, doctors found that two-thirds of 427 stroke patients had glucose intolerance. Again, adopting a moderately high-protein diet with a lot of vegetables is the best way to control blood sugar.


    B Vitamins
    Elevated levels of homocysteine damage blood vessels, and the relationship between homocysteine and stroke risk is well established. Luckily, homocysteine levels can be quickly reduced with supplemental B vitamins, particularly folic acid (not folate---check the label) and vitamins B6 and B12. Several studies have found that high intake of folic acid and other B vitamins can reduce the risk of ischemic stroke by about one-fifth. Researchers just analyzed 14 human studies, including almost 55,000 people, and reported in the journal Neurology that B-vitamin supplements reduced the risk of stroke by 7 percent.


    DHA Docosahexaenoic acid, one of the two principal omega-3s, can reduce post-stroke brain damage, according to an animal study conducted at Loma Linda University in California. The DHA supplements reduced brain damage by up to 66 percent and also sped recovery. DHA is needed for normal brain development and functioning throughout life. But why wait for a stroke to occur? It makes better sense to take DHA preventively.


    Flavonoids Considerable research indicates that antioxidant flavonoids can reduce the risk of stroke, but two specific types of flavonoids might be of particular value. First, the flavonoids found in green and black tea appear to protect against stroke. Second, the herb Ginkgo biloba serves as a blood thinner, but it is also rich in flavonoids that strengthen blood-vessel walls.


    Raynaud’s Disease -spasms in tiny blood vessels in the fingers or toes, resulting in pain, numbness, and a transient very white skin color are most commonly caused by exposure to cold and stress. Some research suggests that fish oils (4 grams of EPA and 2.5 grams of DHA daily) and magnesium (200-400 mg daily) can lessen the symptoms of Raynaud’s. Inositol hexanicotinate (4 grams daily) might also be of benefit. Natural thyroid treatment might also be helpful—taking selenium (200 mcg daily) and iodine (1,000 mcg daily) can boost thyroid activity. The heart may be the all-important center of our cardiovascular system, but it works in tandem with our thousands of miles of arteries, veins, and other blood vessels. it’s important to keep the entire cardiovascular system in mind—and to take the steps needed to keep it healthy.



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