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1. Exercise! This is the best way to keep the endothelium healthy and nitric oxide levels balanced. Cardiovascular/aerobic exercise is best. Anyway you can get the heart rate up and keep blood flowing.
2. Anti-inflammatories- supplements like bromelain and flavanoids and avoidance of pro-inflammatory foods like saturated and trans fats and glucose
3. Anti-oxidants- supplements like EGCG, quercetin, vitamin D, omega 3 oil, Co-Q10, to bind up free radicals.
4. Anti-coagulants- supplements like proteolytic enzymes (nattokinase and serrapeptase) garlic, curcumin, capsaicin, spicy foods, to keep blood moving.
Hoping Dr. Cooke will want to write up the book on this endothelial program after his studies are completed. The Cardiovascular Cure is his book on heart disease...many parallels to this MS program. It's all one body!
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
Both are bad news if they get across the blood brain barrier, and both are found almost everywhere you look in junk foods.
(And if you want to get creeped out, dig into how Asparatame was approved in the US: http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne ... rumsfe.htm)
Great post Cheerleader, it confirms much of the research into Natural Approaches that we have already done.cheerleader wrote:Had a great visit with Dr. John Cooke at Stanford. He's the endothelial researcher there and the man that connected me to Dr. Dake. He's applying for grants to study CCSVI in animals and at the serum/endothelial level. He had some suggestions for MS patients searching for vascular/venous health.
Omega-3 fatty acids are good for us in so many ways. However, I have never seen them described as antioxidants. In contrast, they are actually quite sensitive to oxidative stress. For example, that's why high quality flax oils are usually packed in opaque containers and kept in the refrigerated section of the store (never buy unrefrigerated flax oil). It's also why many fish oil supplements come with some vitamin E in them, i.e., to keep the omega-3s from oxidizing and turning rancid.3. Anti-oxidants- supplements like EGCG, quercetin, vitamin D, omega 3 oil, Co-Q10, to bind up free radicals.
Dr D told me not to change my diet even the dark leafy kind because if you slip it will be harder to regulate the warfarin. So I really haven't changed much and i still have a glass or two of wine almost everyday. I am now taking 7.5mg (warfarin) every other day. Now my diet is not as healthy as yours, you must eat alot of greens etc so I can see where this is of concern.I need to limit or avoid while on Warfarin/coumidin because of the clotting factor of vitamin k in the dark leafy greens.
I posted earlier the warnings of such foods that was listed on Webmd. Here is the link http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-7321.html
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