Circulation problems are leading cause of death in North America.
Symptom Quiz & Video
How to Correct Your Circulation (Arteries) Problems
Q u i z !
Which of These 17 Circulation / Heart Warning Symptoms Do You Actually Have?
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Try to Cut Back
- All deep fried foods
- Polyunsaturated oils:
- Sunflower oil
- Safflower oil
- Corn oil
- Food Preservatives (read labels carefully) such as in:
- hot dogs
- canned meat (Spam)
- red meats
- Other Saturated Fats:
- animal products including dairy:
- Foods containing hydrogenated fats, also known as trans fats (read labels) such as:
- other baked goods
- carbonated soft drinks
- white sugar
- white flour (replace white bread, white pasta, white rice with high-fiber foods like whole grain bread and cereal, whole grain pastas and brown rice)
- tobacco smoke
Your circulation could drop by as much as 40% for up to 6 hours after eating a high fat meal such as this.
Many people are unaware that they suffer from circulatory problems. Most circulatory problems are due to atherosclerosis, which is thickening and hardening of the arteries.
80% Clogged but No Symptoms?
It is little known that your arteries can be 80% clogged before you feel any symptoms. Plaque (cholesterol, calcium and cellular debris) collects in the arteries over a period of years, but is not noticed until there is a decrease in the normal flow of blood.
the Main Problem
It is also little known that cholesterol is not the main problem -- damaged artery linings that allow plaque to attach itself are the prime cause of clogged arteries.
Diet Can Reverse Problems
Fortunately, it has been shown that arterial damage can often be reversed (artery walls strengthened and arteries reopened) with a careful holistic regimen of diet, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes.
Leading Cause of Death
Atherosclerosis and its complications, heart disease and stroke, are the leading cause of illness and death in North America.
Causes of Clogged Arteries
and Stress Reduction
Diet is just one factor in the treatment of circulatory problems. Exercise and stress reduction are just as important.
Take a good vitamin/mineral supplement daily, with a meal.
Other Herbal Therapies
There are a number of herbal therapies which are very effective in cleansing the system and stimulating circulation, but I think they should be recommended by a holistic medical doctor such as a naturopath or homeopath.
Extra Vitamin C and E
If you have a high score on our nutritional quiz, or you suspect you might have a circulatory problem it may indicate that you have sluggish blood flow. And that may mean you have some narrowing of your arteries.
Improve Your Nutrition and
See your Doctor
Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a circulatory problem, but if you have symptoms of poor circulation you can help reverse this condition with nutritional changes.
Cut Back On
Cut back or eliminate as many of the foods in the chart to the left as possible. It's not important to do this all at once. However you should start working on it now.
Correct Nutritional Deficiencies
Find an correct any other nutritional deficiencies.
Eat more of the fruits and vegetables listed in the chart below.
Try to Eat More of:
- 5-6 servings (half cup each) of fresh vegetables daily (steamed, raw, stir-fried in soups, casseroles, pastas, etc::
- Brussels sprouts
- winter squash
- leafy greens:
- beet greens
- salad greens
- brown rice (often)
- fish instead of meat (or be vegetarian)
- or eat less animal fat and more high-fiber foods
- protein from vegetable sources such as:
- soy foods
- black beans
- whole grains
- raw nuts
- or choose better animal proteins such as:
- sea food
- low fat yogurt
Coronary Artery Plaque that Clogs your Circulation
Add a Fibre Supplement
The addition of a good fibre supplement would be wise.
Oat bran is good.
As well you could supplement with psyllium husk powder (which has been shown to be effective in lowering blood cholesterol levels). Add a couple of teaspoons to a big glass of water and take it twice a day.
Flax Seed Oil
Unless you eat fresh fish several times a week, flax seed oil would be another good addition to your diet. You can buy the oil (which has to be refrigerated and can be used as part of a salad dressing) or whole flax seeds which can be ground and sprinkled over your meal -- or take a flax oil supplement three times daily, with meals.
Drink 8 Water/Day
Drink six to eight glasses of water daily.