After a mild heart attack, at the cardiologist told me that I had 40% blockage Left Coronary Artery; 100% Right Artery. Then he said to me, essentially: "Stent, or die!"
I acquiesced, and he implanted one stent in the Left Artery, but said the Right Artery would need 5 or 6 stents and he didn't want to go there. Normally, he said, I would be recommending by-pass surgery on the right side, but you have established a collateral artery. It is narrow and fragile, but if you work at it, you can strengthen it and widen it over time. So for the subsequent four years, I have been following exercise and nutritional regimens to avoid by-pass surgery on the right.
I regret allowing the stent on the left, but at the time I knew no alternatives. Since then I have learned a lot.
I am using a supplement named Serrapeptase instead of chelation to address the issue of plaque. Serrapeptase is an enzyme extracted from the silk worm, who uses it to eat a hole in its cuccoon to escape as a flying moth. Like a PAC MAN, serrapeptase will digest anything in the body that is not living tissue. I am hopeful that over time it will clear out my arteries of plaque.
I also take nattokinase and use a lot of garlic as blood thinners to ward off the possibility of blood clots, although I've never had a clot.
I use L-Cystine Carnotine, L-Arginine, L-Taurine, One-a-Day Vitamins, Vitamin B-100, Vitamin C (high dose), Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q-10, R-Lipoic Acid, R-ribose, Cayenne Pepper with Tumeric powder and lemon juice in water, and a number of other supplements. I have weaned myself off all prescription medicines over the last two years and now take none.
I follow a diet primarily of raw vegetables and fruit, nuts and seeds, with a moderate serving of fish or chicken breast for dinner.
I consume flaxseed oil mixed thoroughly with low fat cottage cheese, with 1 tablespoon of fresh ground flaxseeds mixed in for breakfast daily. Then I have a green smoothie for lunch. Mid-afternoon snack is four or five stalks of fresh celery with a hummus dip laced with cayenne pepper, and sometimes an apple with cinnamon, or some raw walnuts or raw pumpkin seeds.
I eat no refined starches such as white potatoes, white rice or white pasta. Four years out from my heart attack and at age 82 years, I am feeling fairly fit. I walk a lot, avoid elevators, walk up escalators, and drink plenty of purified water. The cardiologist tells me now I have "a strong heart."
I am feeling very happy, and very lucky to be doing so well. I wish all of you here on this forum the best of health. Take care of yourself. Don't let the doctors get you down!