Clogged coronary arteries are said to increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Physicians are used to prescribing statin, a drug said to shrink atherosclerotic plaque if taken more than a year.
The same drugs are claimed to help regulate blood cholesterol. Arteries are blood vessel conveying oxygenated blood from the heart to all parts of the body. As believed by many mainstream scientists, allopathic physicians and those supporting their belief, including mass media and the general public, high cholesterol is the culprit for atherosclerotic plaque build-up.
How arteries become clogged
The theory has not escaped much criticism from critics who believe that other hypotheses are worthwhile to consider when it comes to the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic plaque, including calcium influx into endothelial cells.
A hypothesis by Fred A Kummerow, for example, suggests that sphingomyelin interaction with calcium ions cause the outer layer of arterial cells covered with much calcium that leads to plaque build-up.
Cells are said able to utilize multiple layers of antioxidant defenses and damage removal, and replacement or repair systems. in order to cope with the remaining stress and damage resulted from free radical attacks.
Alternative medicine practitioners and laymen always come up with suggestions, normally in the form of simple ways of reducing the plaque such as a remedy discussed below. Antioxidants of the elixir are believed to be able to help cells to repair themselves.
Typically, antioxidants act as anti-inflammatories as they alleviate inflammation by neutralizing free radicals. A research demonstrated that cells recovery was induced by decreasing inflammation. Therefore, the use of suitable antioxidants is believed to be beneficial in reversing clogged arteries caused by atherosclerotic plaque build-up.
The following is a simple and easy to prepare honey elixir containing ginger, garlic, lemon and apple cider vinegar – all are rich in antioxidants. Persistent use along with appropriate lifestyle, it is believed to be able to reduce the atherosclerotic plaque.
Besides their antioxidant properties, ginger, garlic, lemon, and apple cider vinegar also act as anticoagulant and antihypertensive. Bioflavonoids in honey act as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. The abovementioned herbs are believed to work synergistically in improving lipid profiles.
Method of preparation
Blenderize 250 grams ginger in a cup of water, 6 cloves of pre-peeled garlic in a cup of water, and a cup of lemon juice by squeezing 4-5 lemons. Strain both using muslin cloth strainer and keep the filtrate. Next, prepare a cup of lemon juice by squeezing 5 lemons.
Combine all ingredients with a cup of organic apple cider vinegar in a heat-resistant glass pot, and simmer until the liquid has reduced to about three cups. Set aside and let the concoction cool down to room temperature.
Then, combine the concoction with three cups of honey, preferably raw honey, which is unheated and minimally processed. Pour the honey elixir into a dark glass jar with lid. Refrigerate it to ensure long shelf life.
Take a spoonful of the elixir first thing in the morning before breakfast. A continuous intake would expect to gradually harmonize lipid profile according to one’s age, the older the person the longer it would take. for instance, a 40-year-old man would take 40 months, and so on.
Apart from continuously taking the elixir, lifestyle changes are also vital. A healthy diet, including avoiding overeating, avoiding intake of heavily processed carbohydrates, sugary foods/drinks, and taking foods high in antioxidants are primary aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Other aspects, including drinking enough clean water, getting enough sleep, quitting smoking, getting sufficient sun exposure, managing stress diligently, and exercising moderately are also vital aspects to observe.
- Effect of high-intensity statin therapy on atherosclerosis in non-infarct-related coronary arteries (IBIS-4): a serial intravascular ultrasonography study
- Interaction between sphingomyelin and oxysterols contributes to atherosclerosis and sudden death
- Oxidative stress, antioxidants defenses, and damage removal, repair, and replacement systems
- Anti-inflammatory Effects of Human Cord Blood Cells in Rat Model of Stroke