Clear Out Cholesterol Plaque from Your Arteries – How Stress Causes Heart Attack (It’s Not What You Think)
Most of us understand in some vague way that stress causes or contributes to heart disease and stroke.
In some cases, it obviously contributes, such as when people respond to stress by drinking, smoking, or eating excessively.
But even people who respond relatively well to stress with no maladaptive behaviors have a higher risk of stroke and heart disease.
In a recent publication of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Spanish scientists examined the medical records and stress levels of 450 people, finding that chronic stress quadrupled the chance that we may suffer a stroke.
They also found behavioral traits like impatience, extreme ambition, judgmentalness, and aggression doubled it.
Similarly, a large literature review from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed the chronic stress at work and marital unhappiness, along with the burdens of caregiving, contributes to myocardial infarction, myocardial ischemia, altered cardiac regulation, and sudden death.
But while scientists understand that stress poses a risk to heart health, they’re yet to discover the mechanism by which stress has these destructive effects.
The Lancet has just published a study by a large group of scientists that identifies such a mechanism based on brain scans.
They gave 293 people a combined PET/CT scan to record the activities in their brains, bone marrow and spleens, and the inflammation in their arteries.
During this period, 22 of these people suffered a stroke or heart attack or other forms of cardiovascular disease like angina, heart failure, or peripheral arterial disease.
It turned out that those with the highest activity of the amygdala, the part of the brain processing stimuli and emotional responses, were the most likely to suffer from these cardiovascular events.
The amygdala forms and stores associations and memories related to emotional events.
It’s your amygdala that stores your fears and anxieties related to your job, your marriage, and everything else that stresses you.
The researchers speculated that the amygdala stimulates your bone marrow to produce extra white blood cells that then cause inflammation in your arteries.
Inflammation has been, for years, identified as the chief cause of high blood pressure, but it doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Stress is the beginning of that process.
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Clear Out Cholesterol Plaque from Your Arteries – Cholesterol Myth Busted –New Study
LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is normally labelled “bad cholesterol” because it is commonly believed to be the type of cholesterol that clogs our arteries, damages our arterial walls, and causes strokes and heart attacks.
HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, on the other hand, is called good cholesterol because HDL carries excess cholesterol out of our bloodstreams toward our livers from where it can be prepared for excretion from our bodies.
But a discovery busts this cholesterol myth and reveals the real heart attack killer.
Which is much easier to avoid?
At the 2017 European Atherosclerosis Society meeting, Peter Libby from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital laid out a convincing argument that high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can be completely harmless.
The systemic inflammation in the bodies of diabetics, obese people, arthritis sufferers, and others with extreme inflammation contributed more than LDL.
According to him, without this type of inflammation, LDL cholesterol does no harm.
It’s great that scientists are finally coming to their senses. Because the myth about LDL has been busted over and over again.
In 2009, for example, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed the medical statistics of 136,905 heart attack patients from 541 hospitals across the U.S.
LDL scores of 50% of these patients were low–normal, and those of a further 25% were acceptable. Only 25% had a high cholesterol level.
This seems to suggest that something other than LDL is involved in serious heart disease.
Peter Libby, was, however, one step away from the real truth. Yes, inflammation plays a role, but there is one ingredient that turns safe LDL into a deadly killer.
Clear Out Cholesterol Plaque from Your Arteries – Notty Drink Cures Chronic Kidneys and Cardiovascular Diseases
Today I have a treat for you.
You see, oftentimes when talking about healthy living, you get nagged to eat healthy stuff that you don’t really like and breaking more sweat than you’d really want to.
But today is different. Today I’m going to tell you about a drink most of us love, but that many of us hesitate to have too often.
No more hesitation.
Because a new study has proven this drink to be extremely beneficial to both kidneys and overall cardiovascular health.
The research team at the University of Colorado–Denver collected data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey for the period from 2003 to 2006.
Of the 5,852 participants analyzed, the prevalence of CKD was significantly lower in those who consumed at least one glass of wine a day compared with non-wine drinkers.
Taking this a step further, among the 1,031 participants who already had CKD, drinking at least one glass of wine a day seemed to protect them from the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Because kidney diseases and heart diseases share common risk factors, patients with kidney diseases who drink a moderate amount of wine can possibly keep heart diseases at bay.
This research study by no means suggests that non-drinkers suffering from kidney disease should start drinking wine as medicine. And you should limit yourself to 1–2 glasses maximum. Anything more can cause more harm than good.
And again, drinking margaritas or sipping beers HASN’T been shown to have the same health benefits as wine (we get this question a lot).
And just to spoil the fun, other studies have clearly proven that non-alcoholic wine is just as healthy—maybe even better—than regular wine.
If you’re already suffering from chronic kidney disease, drinking wine will not be enough. But you can reverse CKD using the simple lifestyle changes explained here….
And to clear out cholesterol plaque from your arteries, you must cut out this ONE ingredient you didn’t even know you were consuming….
This post is from the Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy Program. It was created by Scott Davis. Because he once suffered from high cholesterol, so much so that he even had a severe heart attack. This is what essentially led him to finding healthier alternatives to conventional medication. Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy is a unique online program that provides you with all the information you need to regain control of your cholesterol levels and health, as a whole.
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