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Need info on low-carb approach to heart disease, if possible in German

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Dad suffered a heart attack a few days ago and just received two stents. I know that his obesity and borderline diabetes have contributed as has a family history of heart disease. I did a lot of research online and found some good stuff by Dr. William Davis, the author of "Wheatbelly". I'm curious if anyone has used his "Track your plaque" program to manage heart disease or if there are any resources that do not include taking statins or similar drugs but dietary/lifestyle intervention including supplements.
Any help is appreciated.

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    So sorry. I don't think I read that!

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your family


    Melinda (gopintos)
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    1990 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your Dad and hoping he has an uncomplicated recovery. Looks like you got some information re: German language sites, but I'll keep my eyes peeled!
    1990 days ago
    First of all, sorry to hear about your dad. My father also had a heart attack earlier this year and, although he's made some positive steps toward living a healthier lifestyle, I do often worry about his health and how he takes care of himself.

    My German's a bit rusty but doing a quick search, I found that a site called gostoneage.com seems to have quite a bit of information in German about the Paleo lifestyle, some of which is connected to managing heart disease:


    Also, if you do a search for 'Herzinfarkt und Paleo DiƤten' lots of sites will pop up that might be helpful to you.

    Good luck and best wishes for your dad's speedy recovery.

    1990 days ago
  • RUSSELL_40
    I have CHF, which means my heart muscle is weak, but I have enlarged blood vessels, with 0 plaque, so not sure if the benefits I have had apply to someone with plaque in their arteries. I take 13 pills a day besides eating low carb, which is down from 22 a day, and have just gotten off Lovastatin.

    My diabetes hasn't been a problem for 30 months now after starting low carb. My last A1C was 5.1, without any meds. The amount of blood my heart pumps has tripled since 2002, and is now high enough that if I met my cardiologist today, she wouldn't put me on an ICD. Some of my pills are because of other pills, like potassium, since I take 3 Lasix pills, so 4 pills to get rid of water, plus the obligatory aspirin.

    Concerning my heart I also take Spironolactone, Doxazosin Mesylate, Lisinopril, Digoxin, and the one they say has done the most to strengthen my heart.. Coreg. I also take Coumadin at night. Coreg, and Lisinopril 2X a day.

    I will say that every test the have performed shows HUGE improvements, but not sure if it would reduce plaque, or prevent any more from developing. He isn't going to change if he doesn't want to though. You may want to ask this question on a heart Sparkteam, and see if someone has similar experiences.

    Just recently I got off my Lovastatin, and gout medicine, because my numbers looked so good, especially my cholesterol numbers.

    I hope they can figure something out, and his health improves.
    1990 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I am sorry to hear about your dad. I do not have any knowledge to help you. I hope you find some good resource to help you.

    1990 days ago
    Sorry, double post
    1991 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2012 4:18:00 AM
    Birgit, sorry to hear about your dad. I will be looking out for any info online. My mother also suffers from heart disease and diabetes and had two strokes and one minor one in the last four years. She is on statins as well as other drugs, plus insulin. I hope one day to try to convince her to try reducing her wheat and sugar, which is as high as ever, ever after she's cuts all her 'unhealthy' fats. Sigh. Best of luck.
    1991 days ago
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