Cardiovascular Treatments

Many foods and supplements will improve lab markers that put one at risk for heart disease.  Here is a list of treatments:

  • Cholesterol, LDL (lowering)
  • HDL, LDL size (raising)
    • Oat Bran, ground flaxseed or ground psyllium 2 Tbs / day
    • Raw Nuts – almonds, walnuts, pecans
    • White bean extract
    • Soy Protein powder 25gm/day
    • Fish Oil 4000mg / day (at least 2000mg EPA/DHA)
    • Policosanol 20mg / day (lowers LDL 20%)
    • Red Yeast Rice
    • Chitosan 1200mg / day (lowers LDL 10%)
    • Glucomannan 1500mg before meals (lowers LDL 10%)
    • Niacin (Niaspan 500mg 1-2 tablets 1-2x/day), Statins, Zetia
  • Lp(a)
    • Niacin
    • Estrogen & Testosterone
    • L-Carnitine 1000mg 2x/day
    • Nattokinase (Nattosyn from Douglas Labs)
  • Triglycerides
    • High-fiber, Low Glycemic
    • Fish Oil 4000-10,000mg / day (lowers TG and VLDL 30-50%)
  • cardioCRP
    • Fish Oil 4000mg / day (at least 2000mg EPA/DHA)
    • Aspirin, Vit E
    • Flavinoids (olive oil polyphenols, etc)
    • Zetia, Actos
  • Homocysteine
    • Vit B6 (25-50mg/day)
    • Vit B12 (1000-2000mcg/day)
    • Folate (1000-5000mcg/day)
    • TMG (20% of people need this route)
  • Fibrinogen
    • Fish Oil 4000mg / day (at least 2000mg EPA/DHA)
    • Lopid, Niacin, Nattokinase
  • High fiber
  • Exercise
  • Weight Loss
  • Increase mono-unsaturated fats (raw nuts, flaxseed, olive & canola oils)
  • Increase unprocessed foods with low glycemic index
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