Yesterday was the 13th year anniversary of my Heart Attack. I’m so fortunate to still be here. It was what they call the widow maker. The LAD was 100% blocked, however, 2 stents later it was 0% blocked. The cardiologist told me that I needed a quadruple bypass the next day as I had 3 other arteries 40% to 70% blocked. I declined and I’m so glad. Laura brought my laptop to me in the Cardiac ICU and I found 2 books by cardiologists on how to reverse heart disease naturally. It was essentially a vegan diet (no dairy, eggs, or meat) without oil or sugar. I went from 205 lbs to 154 lbs. in about 3 months. A nuclear stress test about 5 years ago showed a definite regression in the plaque build-up. Today, I feel better than when I was a teenager. Today, my Chlorestrol is only 82 with an HDL of 55. BP stays around 115/55, and resting heart rate is 68. They took me off 3 of my meds and reduced the other 2 to very low doses to reduce any further risk. I walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes 4 to 5 nights a week with 20 minutes of yoga and 20 minutes of Tai Chi. I”m so glad that I didn’t take the cardio advice. On my next visit when he walked into the exam room, he looked like he had seen a ghost. I told him, he should buy the books and asked why I wasn’t given that option and he told me that 99% of the patients could not do what I did. So Happy 13th HA Anniversary to me. By the way, take the “awesome foursome.” CoQ10, Magnesium, L-Carnitine, and D-Ribose.
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