I truly appreciate hearing about your regimen as I also feel that allo
meds are not beneficial and should be avoided and alternatives used whenever
possible and when safe. However, I am not aware of any alternative to
anti-clotting medication after a heart attack when a stent has been placed after
angioplasty, are you?
Irene also wrote:
"Hawthorn berry herb
caps 2 per day to start - working p to 8 per day
in my case - then tapering
off after 6 months after the heart healed."
Has anyone ever heard of Hawthorn berry
actually contributing to a heart attack by creating a situation wherein
the plaque is thinned too quickly in the area of an infection within an
Irene also said:
There are many other things to use while working to get the homeopathy
reversal to full
health. Some of those are:
Vit E 1000 IU A DAY without
Fish oil 6 caps a day
Co-Q-10 is good but not in my budget.
Thanks for this reminder Irene! I was doing all of the above for
many years but the downturn in the economy has made it all but impossible to
continue with supplements, although I do use EVO and flax oil. I used
Ashwagandha for awhile, didn't notice anything however.
Question for Shannon, how did you notice that it "started other repair work
Irene also suggested:
"Plenty of relaxation protocols (yoga, tai chi, Qi gong, meditation, music,
etc, etc). Appropriate exercise.
Avoidance of stress. (Read that one twenty
times please, or however many times it takes to stop saying "I can't" and figure
out how to DO that.)"
YES! I cannot agree enough about "avoidance of stress" and the
benefits of meditation, yoga, etc. However, do you agree that there are
times when stress simply cannot be avoided? I guess then
it's just a roll of the die (so to speak), especially when one is doing all one
"I do not eat a high fat meal within 6 hrs of a prior
high fat meal.
(In women this can trigger arterial spasm which is the cause
woman's heart attack, unlike in men, where spasm is not the issue and
direct blockage is more relevant.)
What Irene says here is so vitally important and I do hope everyone
takes it very seriously. Let this be a warning to everyone: it
took only ONE such meal to do it to me. One moderately high fat
meal plus one stressful court hearing (during which I practiced conscious
breathing, relaxation and energization techniques)...however, the next
morning I awoke to a heart attack. (I did have direct blocakge as well as
arterial spams too, however). I was 2500 miles away from home visiting my
ailing father when it happened. Defying all common sense (as well as
the warnings of the medical stablishment), I checked out of ICU and
gingerly hopped aboard a plane and flew straight home (btw: not
Again - the anti-inflammatory
Bio-feedback and breathing exercises to lower pressure.
Always on the
lookout for other healthy options.
I am prone to heart attacks with this
illness so I carry Arnica 1M
with me, (and potassium as I go hypokalemic
easily and suddenly) as
the Arn 1M stops a heart attack.
I'm interested in your sx's, Irene, and why you choose to use Arnica
instead of something else? I used Cactus Grandiflora at the onset of my
MI...but had very intense sx's so perhaps it wasn't the right remedy - I don't
know. However, I believe it *did* save my life anyway and may have
dislodged a clot (it may have increased my BP because it went through the roof
soon after dosing - which was not a good thing but in the end it worked
out). Also, the Cactus may very well have healed my mitral valve
syndrome as the doctors can find NO evidence that it ever existed (and I've had
it since I was a child). Mysteries abound with homeopathy....Potassium,
yes, i need that too but have not started it yet.
Have cats. They lower blood
pressure just by stroking them, and mine
alert me to impending heart
Isn't this the truth? It was when I was away from them that I was
"struck". But, please, Irene, how do your cats "alert" you
to a heart attack? My cats are staying very very close to me since I
returned home from my trip back East.
Use antioxidants as much as possible
(If a food lacks them, skip it).
Yoga. (Yes I REPEATED THIS ONE. One hour of
relaxation yoga brings it
down as much as 20 points I find. I measures. Good
to do before
allopath visit to avoid arguments about drugs.)
LOVE this...it's just SO true, isn't it? ;^)
Thanks again for all the reminders....I'm trying extra hard to get my
sadhana back on track.
Shanti Om! Bless you,