Gathering notes..

I am presently linking all the health factors together, including bits on saturated fats (and the myths), the effects of being overweight, and how to manage it all.  See especially the relevant checklists with regard to physical well-being and also on weight loss.

These endothelial collagen caps attract calcium that accumulates (calcifies) and forms a hard material resembling bone. This is why atherosclerosis is sometimes referred to as “hardening of the arteries.”  Read below about the causes of heart disease.

Anything I write about that affects the physical is definitely not a recommendation, as these are just notes of information I find that I think could be useful, to think about and consider.  You must discuss those with your physician before implementing them.   

These are not recommendations. Be carefu!


Dean Ornish has proven heart disease can be reversed, but will you choose that?  (See his books to pick from.)

The reason I ask if one will choose to follow the Ornish diet is discussed in The Battle Of The Diets, where there is a "sustainability" factor.  See The Diet Implementation Strategy - What To Implement First (enter key words into search engine).


Garlic - releases small quaantities of hydrogen supphide into the body.
Beets - High amount of ntirates (release nitric oxide) lowers blood pressure, beetroot drink daily
Celery - similar to beets nirice oxice
Turmeric - anti inflammatory and anti-oxidant to reduce accumulation of plaque
Ginger - useful in getting rid of the plaque
Hawthorn, rosemary and sage,
High fiber foods
Flaxseed oil
One glass of carrot juice - get rid of accumulated plaque
Spinach juice (150 ml
Grape, peinaplly an lemon juice
Green tea - 2 cups a day.
Vit C - helps collagen which keeps the wall s of the artereies strong., also lower  triglycerides.

"Aggressively lowering your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the 'bad' cholesterol, can slow, stop or even reverse the buildup of fatty deposits in your arteries," says the Mayo Clinic.

Read more: What Are the Treatments for Calcified Arteries in the Heart? | eHow.com, then link into a more indepth (but not too long) discussion by the Mayo Clinic Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis           and Livestrong.com's Can Exercise Reverse Heart Disease? 


"Atherosclerosis is caused by oxidized LDL particles penetrating the arterial wall, inciting inflammation, and damaging the arterial tissue. It is not caused by fat mechanistically attaching itself to the surface of the arteries like fat in a kitchen pipe." 

Dietary cholesterol does not affect total blood cholesterol. In fact, when we do eat cholesterol, our bodies make less of it to keep our blood levels in balance.”

Read more:  Source

Note that fats are broken down by bile - the big problem could be when we overwhelm that system, so while "good fats" (including saturated fats) are just fine, except not in too large a quantity..  See, on this site, The Saturate Fat Question - Good Or Bad For Us? How Does It Digest?)


Protection Against Arterial Calcification, Bone Loss, Cancer, and Aging! Vitamin K ...Vitamin K functions to keep calcium in the bone and prevent its buildup in the arteries.  Vitamin K2 Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk
Vitamin K in Cancer Treatment

Vitamin K2 induces differentiation and apoptosis in a wide array of human cancer cell lines.
A systemic review of 13 randomized controlled human trials that gave adults either vitamin K1 or K2 supplements for at least six months found that except for one, supplemental vitamin K1 or K2 reduced bone mass loss. Vitamin K2 in particular was associated with increased bone mineral density.

The RDA for vitamin K1 and K2 combined is 65 micrograms per day for adult females and 80 micrograms per day for adult males. While these amounts may be enough to enable blood to properly clot, they fall way below the levels found in published studies needed to protect against age-related diseases

Consuming 100 micrograms of the MK-7 form of vitamin K2 may in itself provide optimal systemic vitamin K saturation, yet one cannot ignore the documented benefits of consuming higher amounts of vitamin K1 and the MK-4 form of vitamin K2.


Atherosclerosis - Wikipedia 

A Comparison of Risk Factors for Calcified Atherosclerotic Plaque in the Coronary, Carotid, and Abdominal Aortic Arteries

Coronary Artery Calcification: Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Imaging Methods, and Clinical Implications

Realization of this fact has generated the need to determine clinically useful threshold levels of coronary calcium content (such as the calcium score determined by electron beam computed tomography [EBCT]) in order to make appropriate management decisions
Age and gender are the most important risk factors for coronary calcification, r  93% to 100% for men older than 70, and 77% to 100% for women older than 70.
Thus, only a small proportion of persons with atherosclerosis and detectable coronary calcium will eventually develop clinical coronary events, and effective risk stratification will require a threshold calcium volume (at present undefined), score, or distribution pattern of calcification to define a high risk versus low or intermediate coronary calcium screen.127
calcification was independent of exercise. 
                                                                                Vascular Calcifications 

Mitral and Aortic Annular Calcification Are Highly Associated With Systemic Calcified Atherosclerosis