For women, heart problems pose an especially perplexing threat. Not only are the symptoms of heart attack different for women, but the medical community is finding that the mechanisms leading up to a catastrophic event are as well.
As a result, “heart disease is the leading cause of death in women” according to Harvard Women’s Health Watch newsletter. This flies in the face of the popular assumption that men are more susceptible to coronary artery disease and other heart problems. But susceptibility to these diseases is not the problem for women…
A diagnostic problem
Findings from the Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, reveal an alarming fact: More American women, nearly 489,000, die of heart disease than men each year.
The problem is that certain kinds of conditions harming women’s hearts are undetectable with the standard cardiovascular testing in which doctors examine the coronary artery for obstructions.
Ischemic syndrome is caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. In women, this is more often caused by a non-obstructive form of coronary disease called coronary microvascular disease. In coronary microvascular disease, arteries spasm and block the flow of blood to the heart instead of a plaque build-up.
Women, however, can suffer from blockages due to build-up — but again, it often presents as another difficult to detect condition known as coronary microvascular syndrome. When this develops, plaque accumulates in very small arteries of the heart known as microvessels.
When angiography tests fail to detect blocked microvessels, doctors are more likely to misdiagnose women’s symptoms or miss them altogether. So, in both of these conditions, the clogged or spasming vessels go undetected, preventing oxygen-rich blood from reaching heart tissue. This can result in angina pain and, ultimately, heart attack.
How can you protect yourself?
For starters you could step back and take a long look at the failings of conventional medicine. It’s alarming that in the 21st century our best heart diagnostics barely hold any benefit for women. But you have alternatives…
One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself is to consider EDTA chelation therapy. It may just be the preventative you’re looking for to stay out of a medical system that’s endangering you.
Chelation therapy is an artery cleanout alternative to bypass heart surgery. Since bypass surgery is the most profitable income to hospitals, a big propaganda effort by orthodox medicine against chelation therapy is ongoing and has been for many years.
Oral chelation is a safe and noninvasive way to boost circulation and reduce plaque and toxins in your circulatory system. It can work miracles over time. It is usually taken by mouth in capsule form. The basis of oral chelation is most often a simple acid ethylene-diamine-tetraacetic acid (EDTA). You can learn more about how it works here.
Other supplements for a healthy heart and blood flow
There is no shortage of natural alternatives that are considered safe and effective at helping you keep your heart safe:
- L-Arginine: at 6 grams daily triggers the natural arterial secretion of nitric oxide, which dramatically relaxes arterial smooth muscle for optimal blood flow.
- Nattokinase: nature’s blocker clot buster derived from the Japanese natto bean. Keeps arterial blood flow optimal.
- Malic acid: Your body manufactures this natural chelator. Apples and grapes contain several hundred milligrams of malic acid. Although not as powerful as EDTA, it is thought to be a good addition to EDTA for improving blood flow, too.
- Magnesium: Interestingly, one study reported in the Journal of Rheumatology showed significant symptom reduction for fibromyalgia patients at the dose of 2,400 mg with 600 mg elemental magnesium daily. 1
- Garlic: A natural chelator and also an antioxidant, garlic has the ability to chelate lead and mercury from the body. It is thought to help to lower the sticky cholesterol underlying the atherosclerosis process and help keep your arteries elastic.
- Alpha lipoic acid: scavenges free radicals and helps to promote arterial flexibility.
- Grape seed extract: has antioxidant polyphenols and reduces inflammation and oxidative stress markers.
- N-Acetyl-Cysteine: promotes the production of glutathione, your body’s most prevalent antioxidant and promoter of ATP energy.
- Folic Acid: This B vitamin, along with vitamins B6 and B12, reduces homocysteine. An elevated homocysteine level is a known risk factor for heart disease.
- Ethylenediaminetetracetic acid (EDTA): a simple amino acid, very similar in composition to common household vinegar, reported to be 82 percent effective at chelating rogue calcium from plaque buildup,
For women, these supplements and EDTA may be your best bet at protecting your heart in light of the failure of conventional medicine to do so. Fortunately, men can also benefit from these as well. Doing what you can to keep your arteries healthy and clear sure beats invasive surgeries, stents, and medicines that do more harm than good.