Posted by Riska Posted on 12:50:00 AM
Arteriosclerosis is usually preceded by artherosclerosis, a kind of degeneration or softening of the inner lining of the blood vessels walls.
The most risky places for such degeneration are the coronary vessels of the heart and the arteries leading to the brain.
Arteriosclerosis results in the loss of elasticity of the blood vessels, with a narrowing of the smaller arteries, which interferes with the free circulation of the blood. These changes may gradually extend to capillaries and veins.
(1) If the causes of arteriosclerosis are known, remedial action should be taken promptly to remove them. To begin with the patient should resort to a short juice fast for five to seven days. All available fresh, raw vegetables and fruit juices in season may be taken. Grape Fruit juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice and juices of green vegetables are especially beneficial.
A Warm Water enema should be used daily to cleanse the bowels during the period of fasting.
(2) After the Juice Fast, the patient should take optimum diet made up from three basic food groups, namely seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables, fruits, with emphasis on raw foods.
(3) Plenty of Raw and Sprouted seeds and nuts should be used. Cold pressed vegetable oils, particularly safflower oil, flax seed oil and olive oil should be used regularly.
(4) Further, shorter fasts on juices may be undertaken at intervals of three months or so, depending on the progress being made.
(5) The Patient should take several small meals instead of a few large ones. He should avoid all hydrogenated fats and an excess of saturated fats, such as butter, cream, ghee and animal fat.