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4/25/08 5:23 P

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WAY TO GO, Kat!!

Frances and Angelito, we are praying!! May GOD Himself touch and heal you, Angelito. That is our prayer!
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4/24/08 12:46 P

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excellent kat

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That's good information Kat.

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Frances, I don't know if your doctor has already given you this information or not, here is a list of foods that help.

Diet and Nutrition Therapy:

Even modest changes in diet and lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease.

In general, eat foods low in cholesterol, saturated fat and salt. Take vitamins and supplements recommended or eat foods containing the essential vitamins and minerals. Fatty acids in fish contain Omega 3 that was shown to be effective in preventing heart diseases. Similarly, taking moderate quantities of red wine was also found to be beneficial. (Caution: High intake of alcohol is bad and should be avoided.)

Foods that can save arteries and prevent heart disease:

Seafood, Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Grains, Legumes, onions, garlic, olive oil, alcohol in moderation, foods high in Vitamin C, E and Beta Carotene.

Foods that can damage arteries and the heart:

Meats and dairy foods high in saturated fat, excessive alcohol

Eat little or no meats, dairy and processed foods, which are high in saturated fat. Eat more organically produced grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables and seeds. (See also the section on Commonsense approaches)


If you are overweight, adopt a healthy weight-reduction diet plan and stick to it. Obesity places a strain on the cardiovascular system.

Make sure that your diet is well balanced and contains plenty of fiber. studies have shown that among the sources of dietary fiber-cereal, vegetables, and fruits- that fiber from breakfast cereals appears to be the most beneficial.

Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Emphasize foods that are rich in the antioxidant substances (beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, and selenium) that fight free radicals. Enjoy fruits, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, alfalfa sprouts, and whole-grain products. Studies have shown that those who ate five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day had a 39-percent lower risk of stroke than those who did not.

Include grapes, eggplant, and red cabbage in your menu. Experts believe that pigments called anthocyanidins in red wine grapes may explain why moderate consumption of red wine can help lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. (This is called French Paradox.) This substance is known to dilate blood vessels, which helps keep blood flowing freely. Anthocyanidins are found in blue and purple fruits and vegetables.

Take in no more than 25 to 30 percent of daily calories from fat per day. The type of fat you consume is also very important. Monounsaturated fats, found in olive and canola oil, cause levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL, often known as the "bad cholesterol") to decline without affecting levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL, often known as the "good cholesterol"). Saturated fats, (type of fat found in animal products such as meat and dairy foods, and trans- fatty acids found in margarine, shortening, and hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, have the opposite effect. Avoid consumption of saturated fats.

Include raw nuts (except peanuts), olive oil, pink salmon, trout, tuna, Atlantic herring, and mackerel in your diet. These foods contain essential fatty acids that are important for cardiovascular health.

Include garlic and onions in your diet. They contain compounds that help to reduce serum cholesterol levels.

Avoid grilled and barbecued foods. Research has shown that people who favor meat cooked over smoldering charcoal are increasing their risk of cardiomyopathy. Carcinogens that form during the browning process are believed to contribute to inflammation of the arteries and the deterioration of the heart muscle.

Avoid stimulants such as coffee and black tea that contain caffeine. Coffee increases stress hormones in the body, putting coffee drinkers at greater risk of heart disease. Also avoid tobacco, alcohol, chocolate, sugar, butter, red meat, fats (particularly animal fats and hydrogenated oils), fried foods, processed and refined foods, soft drinks, spicy foods, and white flour products, such as white bread.

Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. If possible, drink steam-distilled water only. One study found that men who drank at least five glasses of water every day had a 51-percent lower risk of heart disease than those who did not. For women, the risk of heart disease was 35 percent lower.

Eliminate all sources of sodium from your diet. Salt contains sodium, which increases fluid retention and makes the heart work harder. The American Heart Association advises heart patients to limit their sodium intake from all sources to the equivalent of no more than 1 teaspoon of salt daily.

If you take an anticoagulant (blood thinner) such as warfarin (Coumadin) or heparin, or even aspirin, limit your intake of foods high in vitamin K. Eating foods containing vitamin K increases the blood's tendency to clot. Foods that are rich in vitamin K include alfalfa, broccoli, cauliflower, egg yolks, liver, spinach, and all dark green vegetables. To enhance the effect of anticoagulants, eat more of the following: wheat germ, vitamin E, soybeans, and sunflower seeds.

If you take aspirin regularly for a heart condition, avoid alcohol and antacids, within an hour of taking the aspirin. The combination of aspirin and alcohol can easily aggravate the stomach. Blood-alcohol levels can become higher if aspirin is taken even an hour before. Using antacids can reduce the amount of aspirin circulating in the body.


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4/21/08 11:28 P

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You both will remain in my prayers. Sending him home on a water pill makes sense. I am on one too for my fluid around my heart. But of course I don't have a blockage, according to my heart cath. report. I can imagine how afraid you are, though. We'll pray for a quick disolving of the blockage. emoticon

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More updates... I don't know why it is that doctors do the things they do except to think they do it because of the money. My husband has been sent home with medication stating that they will try to dissolve his blockage first. I am so upset because I am hardly home with him and this worries me. So please continue with prayers asking Our Heavenly Father to continue to watch over him especially when I am not home. Oh I forgot they also sent him home with a large dosage of water pill to keep the fluids down. yes he still retains water as long as he doesn't take his pills he will taking them helps keep the water off. Can we say that there is something wrong with this picture.

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Dear Frabces, Welcome to the team. Your husband and you are in my prayers I pray that they will find the blockage and fix it, and that God's hand will guide the doctors. Glad you are both on this team. We love both of you. emoticon

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frances keep us updated on your husband praying for your family Your husband had good words to say about his whole family and his lovely wife so you know you are loved by human and God

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Welcome to the team and prayers going up for your husband!

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I live in Oregon


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"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own" 1 Cor. 6:19



Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. Phil 3:19


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WELCOME FRANCES AND ANGELITO. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR HUSBAND.




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Frances, we are all so glad that you & your husband are part of our team! Thank you for letting us know about your husband's condition so we are able to join you in prayer! It is good that the doctor's are being so thorough with your husband. It is better to deal with blockages now. Then when he comes home, you will have the comfort of knowing he can be healthy again.
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Welcome Frances and so glad to have you with us. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.

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HI Frances! emoticon to God's Prayer Warriors. I am praying for you and your husband. Please keep us posted on his Condition.

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Frances- welcome to Gods prayers warriors team and also prayers are being lifted up to God above for you husband and for you.
Hang in there and know that we are all praying for you both!!!
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Welcome to the prayer warrior team..what would we be without prayer..we have you and your hubby in our prayers today..ask for prayer at any time for anything that is needed... hugs

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emoticon Frances, welcome and you can post your prayer requests anywhere. Your dear husband is in my prayers.

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No need to apologize Frances. Welcome to the team. We would be glad to pray for Angelito. God cares about him and is in total control of His well-being. Rest in Him knowing that God is on the throne and your husband is in good hands.

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Frabces dont ever apologise for a prayer request that is what we are here for there is always someone available to pray for you and your family
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please be with Frances and Angelito as they go through this difficult time. Give them strength to face the tests that are to come and wrap them in your love and give them comfort over this very uncertain time for their family. Let them know how much they are loved by you and our fellow prayer warriors. In your name amen





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Hi I have just joined your group and my husband is also a member here. He is also a member of this team. Angelito18. I am not only here to introduce myself but I am also here to ask if you could please pray for him. He has been in the hospital since Sunday Morning and they have diagnosed him with Congestive Heart Failure. WE thought he was coming home tomorrow because he had a stress test and a echo cardiogram and the doctor told him that he thinks everything looked pretty good so far and that they will probably release him tomorrow and just up his dosage of water pill to keep the water out of his lungs. The doctor also told him depending on what the remaining of the test showed well we had our hopes up and now just got the call that they are keeping him and want to do a catherization on him because although his test were good they still think there is a blockage somewhere and it just isn't showing up on the stress test. So please say your prayers for him and I thank you all very much. Sorry that my introduction has to also be a prayer request. God Bless.

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