I'm age 44, male, and had heart attack 3 mos. ago. I had 4 drug eluting stents put in and therefore have to be on plavix and aspirin for at least 1 year. I'm also on statin, doc said it's more for reduced inflammation than it is for cholesterol, I'm very thin and have low cholesterol. Tobacco and Sugar were my only vices so one or both of them caused my heart attack.
I have been oil pulling with organic coconut oil for about 3 wks, somewhat half heartedly because I was very skeptical, but my mouth and teeth felt and looked better so I kept at it. All of a sudden the last 3 days I've felt really tired, weak and mild lightheadedness. So now I think this really works and I'm detoxing. I've also been getting rid of a lot of phlegm,(quit smoking the day of my heart attack).
Since I feel this is really working, does anyone have any thoughts, is this dangerous to do with meatal stents in my arteries and these meds in my system? I've been pulling every morning before food, 15-20 mins. could I maybe do it 3days/wk or even 1 day. I would appreciate any input, If I mention this to cardiologist he'll just think i'm crazy. He can't think outside of big pharma box.
Can't see how it could cause harm and will only do good since your mouth and cardiovascular system are so directly linked. Cardiologists (the good ones) can always tell what shape the heart and arteries are in by looking at the mouth and gums.
But the real cure would be to go to a plant based diet like Bill Clinton did in reaction to HIS stents growing over months after they were put in. His diet is unprocessed food directly from the ground. Fruit, nuts, beans, rice, legumes, sprouts, lots of leafy greens, etc etc. I think Dean Ornish was one of his two gurus (can't remember the name of the other).
He lost weight and looks great, but says he's never felt better and healthier than he does now - and that's after recovering from major coronary problems.
The best book written on this IMO is "Eat to Live" by Joel Fuhrman. Download the PDF version free and prepare for your new lease on life.
Thanks for response mrcuddly, my concern was with the fact that my meds, especially plavix and aspirin need to keep my blood thin and lubricated, and wouldn't oil pulling draw meds out of blood. plus wouldn't it pull meds out of my stents too fast.
I agree that with the plant BASED diet but not plants only, I eat wild caught fish at least 3x/wk, plus bison and free range chicken, or grass fed beef every couple weeks because heart health is better with tons of omega 3's and B vitamins, also vit E. And never cook with veggie oils, when they are heated they produce free radicals, too much omega 6. Cook with coconut oil. My diet is a hybrid of Fuhrman and Weston Price. Thanks for your ideas.
Oil pulling isn't known to be chelation - pulling toxins out of the body (which pharmaceuticals certainly are). The fat in oil DOES attract bacteria out of the mouth and gums which as stated earlier is a direct path to the heart and arteries.
So I wouldn't worry about it.
You can't really call a diet a hybrid of two diets if one of the diets negates the other. After too many years of business travel I had a small stroke maybe 5 years ago. My doctor put me on 7 different medications to address (not cure) bloodpressure, cholesterol, hardening arteries and very low liver function. Ironic since ALL pharmaceuticals negatively impact the liver.
I felt horrible on this stuff and knew I wouldn't survive a year. Instead I decided to stop eating meat, smoking, drinking, eating refined Sugar and gradually got into a better diet and exercise. My doctor told me my improvement was "miraculous".
I friend who was an MD of Internal Medicine (but also worked for awhile at a natural health resort) told me that there's no doubt that a vegetarian diet reduces your exposure to stroke and heart attack. He wasn't at all surprised by my results.
Sorry, I don't mean to be arguing, just that I've been through it and the first thing I'd do again with clogged arteries, heart issues etc is go to plant based vegetarian diet. Doesn't have to be forever, just until the health issues are solved. And I'd be juicing like a madman.
Just my 2C - thanks for tolerating...
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