How to Improve Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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cardiovascular disease preventionHow to Improve Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Cardiovascular Disease is the #1 cause of death. However, 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable. Here are our recommendations for how to improve cardiovascular disease and risk. This is the program we recommend for:

  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Coronary Artery plaque prevention, plaque regression, and prevention of plaque rupture
  • Stabilization of plaque
  • Reduction of the Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC)

Lifestyle Recommendations

These are baseline and everyone should be following these guidelines. They apply to all aspects of health and, certainly, to cardiovascular disease as well.

  1. Exercise: Gradual increase over 2 months to 60 minutes 6 days a week. 40 minutes resistance and 20 minutes interval aerobics.  Follow the Revolution Exercise Plan.
  2. Ideal body weight and composition: Men 16% body fat or less.  Women 22 % body fat or less. BMI between 18.5 and 24.9.  Waist circumference:  Men < 36 inches.  Women < 30 inches.
  3. Sleep: 8 hours per night with good sleep habits.
  4. Avoid all tobacco products. Limit alcohol (1-2 servings/day for men, 1 for women)
  5. Mediation prayer, religion, spirituality and faith.
  6. Caffeine: If slow metabolizer, then avoid.  If fast metabolizer, it is OK to drink. You’ll learn if you are a fast or slow metabolizer on the CardiaX test.
  7. Avoid all artificial sweeteners. Use only Erythrytol (Swerve), Allulose, or Stevia.

Nutritional Recommendations to Improve Cardiovascular Disease

See Diana, Health Coach, for consultation. Follow the Revolution Nutrition Plan.

  1. Fruits and Vegetables: 10-12 servings/d of fruits (4 servings) and multicolor non-starchy vegetables (8 servings)
  2. Water: 50% of body weight (pounds) in ounces of filtered or distilled water per day. If you weigh 150 pounds that is 75 ounces of water, herbal teas, broths daily. No plastic.
  3. Tea: 16 ounces of decaffeinated green tea per day and 8 oz of white tea per day
  4. Pomegranate: ¼ cup of pomegranate seeds or 6 oz of pomegranate juice per day
  5. Omega-3 fatty acids (get Omega-3 Index >8%) – Omega 1300
  6. Extra virgin olive oil (4 tablespoons per day)
  7. Detox + elimination diet, then anti-inflammatory, blood sugar regulating protocol with high-fiber foods and cruciferous vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage

Supplement Recommendations to Improve Cardiovascular Disease:

  1. NEO 40 Professional twice per day: (Available at Revolution or here)
  2. D Ribose powder – 5 grams three times per day in water (DFH)
  3. Vitamin K2-MK 7: 360mcg per day is ideal (MegaQuinone)
  4. Kyolic Garlic CV formula: 600 mg twice per day (Amazon)
  5. Omega 1300: 2 capsules twice per day (Revolution)
  6. Reseveratin Plus: 1 capsule twice a day (Xymogen)
  7. CoQ10 – 1 twice daily – get CoQ10 levels >3 (Xymogen)
  8. Green Tea Extract 1 capsule twice daily (Revolution)
  9. MitoQ – 2 tablets daily (Amazon)
  10. CurcuPlex: 2 twice per day. (Revolution)
  11. Magnesium Malate: 2 twice per day (1000mg per day minimum)
  12. Vitamin C: 2 grams twice per day. (DFH)
  13. Luteolin 100 -200 mg per day (Swanson – Order on line)
  14. Melatonin CR one at night (Xymogen)
  15. Reduce MPO with niacin, pomegranate and curcumin
  16. TLR2 antagonists: Curcumin, Cinnamaldehyde (Cinnamon), Sulforaphane, Resveratrol (nutritional supplement, red wine, grapes), EGCG (Green Tea), Luteolin (celery, green pepper, rosemary, carrots, oregano, oranges, olives), Quercetin: (Tea, apples, onion, tomatoes, capers)
  17. Reduce Matrix MetalloProteins (MMP): Red Yeast Rice, luteolin, curcumin, grape seed extract, NAC, Japanese Quince fruit or supplement, statins, tetracycline (blocks collagenases), xanthohumol ( Swanson)
  18. Decrease NADPH oxidase: Red Yeast Rice, berberine, resveratrol, NAC, niacin, and Statins
  19. Block activated Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells: NEO 40 Professional, increase AMPK (metformin, BCAA, resveratrol, HMBG and Calorie Restriction.)
  20. Shift from M1 to M2 T cells: Sterolins, mushroom extract
  21. Block interferon gamma: increase IL-10 (lactobacillus rhamnosus 5-10 billion CFU, weight loss, testosterone)
  22. Block elastase: xanthohumol, white tea
  23. Inhibit tryptase and chymase: lactoferrin
  24. Ensure a low intake of saturated fatty acids and trans-fatty acids
  25. Reduce oxLDL (primary DAMP) with Olive Oil and EGCG
  26. Anti-platelet drugs: Aspirin, Plavix, Dipyridamole
  27. Lower uric acid to < 5.0 with Allopurinol. This is a prescription medication.
  28. Statins: Crestor is preferred