My friend of 20 years Henry, works every night and just had his second heart attack in 15 years last week.
He was lucky the first time, the took him to Emergency and right into surgery where they put in a stint and he's be ok until last week. While he was getting ready for his night shift he had the big pain in his shoulder and had to be rushed to Emergency again. This time he had 2 additional stints put in and he is doing well.
The whole episode reminded me of a piece I ran across not long ago online at Healthy Food House. Here it is at their courtesy.
"On average, 1.5 million people suffer a heart attack or stroke in America every year. Every single day more than 2000 people die from cardiovascular disease, or to put it in perspective, 1 out of every 3 deaths. Keeping your heart healthy is ESSENTIAL to good health.
One of the leading causes of heart attacks and strokes is clogged arteries. Once plaque from excess cholesterol has built up in arteries, often the only remedy is surgery, or pharmaceutical drugs with an extensive list of side-effects.
To take a safer, natural approach to cleaning your arteries, there is a simple drink you can make right at home that features 3 of the most powerful naturally medicinal plants on the planet.
Garlic, lemon, and ginger have been used for centuries for treating all kinds of ailments, so by combining them together you end up with a super drink that does amazing things for your body. All you need is: 8 cloves of garlic,8 lemons, 2 inches of ginger and 1 gal of clean water
Preparation: Rinse and slice the lemons into several small pieces, rind and all. Peel the garlic cloves. Add the lemon slices, garlic cloves, and ginger root to a blender and blend until the consistency is smooth, and there are no chunks. Add the mixture to a pot with the gallon of water and bring the whole mixture to a boil.
Once you’ve gotten the mixture to a good, rolling boil turn off the heat and let the mixture cool. Strain into sealable bottles, and store them in the fridge.
For best results, consume a small glass of the mixture every morning on an empty stomach. Not only will this super drink help clear out clogged arteries, it will improve your overall health.
Including this drink in your daily routine, along with exercise a few times a week can dramatically improve your heart health."