Blood clots, also known as thrombi, are formed inside major blood vessels, and are the major cause of many heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular disorders.
Symptoms of blood clots are usually not apparent, which is why diagnostic screening on a regular (yearly) basis is recommended.
Blood solidification, or clotting, usually occurs as a healthy response within minutes after the skin is cut or there is trauma that causes bleeding. A clot helps seal the damage. However, blood clotting can be dangerous when it occurs inside healthy blood vessels. Unhealthy clotting can occur from platelets that get “activated” to clump together. This occurs when platelets come in contact with damaged arterial walls, or due to nutrient deficiencies, poor dietary habits, or genetic predisposition. Once platelets get sticky, their shape changes and they easily mesh or clump together, causing a clot.
Another factor that can cause unhealthy blood clots is the production of fibrin, which helps bind the clump of platelets together. Fibrin is the end product of a cascade of coagulation (clumping) factors that occurs with the activation of just one molecule. This, in turn, can lead to the explosion of up to 30,000 molecules of fibrin at the site of injury on the arterial wall.
Factors that can cause a build up of platelet stickiness and fibrin include: the use of birth control pills, late stages of pregnancy, nutrient deficiencies, smoking, free radicals (inadequate antioxidant nutrients), a high-cholesterol diet, low essential fatty acids, a diet high in saturated fat and low in vegetables and fish, and liver disease. Prolonged sitting on long airline flights, especially in cramped conditions, can also increase the risk of developing pulmonary thrombosis. Blood clots forming in the legs or another part of the body break loose and then block one of the arteries to the lungs. Some practical preventive measures during long flights include getting up and walking the aisle every hour, wearing loose, comfortable clothing, periodically stretching the legs and tightening and loosening the muscles of the abdomen and buttocks, and taking some slow, deep breaths.
Foods that act to decrease platelet stickiness and fibrin formation include garlic, ginger, onions, and hot peppers (capsicum), all of which protect against heart attack and stroke.
Use granulated garlic on food as a regular spice.
Fish oils also help to reduce clotting of blood. Increase consumption of cold-water fish at least three times per week. The following are recommended:
- Albacore tuna
- Lake Trout
Decrease sugar consumption as sugar intake increases platelet stickiness.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day
- Intravenous chelation
- Vitamin E (Unique E ) www.acgrace.com
- Omega 3s:
- Nattokinase (fermented soap product) Research in Japan has shown that nattokinase, an enzyme derived from soy, can dissolve blood clots in as little as two hours, making it one of the most effective nutrients for preventing and reversing blood clots.
Other useful nutrients include: vitamin B6, garlic capsules, niacin (vitamin B3), lipotropic factors (nutrients useful for liver metabolism of fat), omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, bromelain, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, and zinc.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Success story: Dissolving a blood clot with essential oils: www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=284745668213299
Homeopathy and blood clots: www.ehow.co.uk/way_5697203_homeopathic-remedies-blood-clots.html
The benefits of Hamamelis: www.vithoulkas.com/en/books-study/online-materia-medica/2645-hamamelis-virginica.html
How does blood clot: www.youtube.com/watch?v=–bZUeb83uU
How to recognise symptoms of a blood clot: www.ehow.com/video_4971132_recognize-symptoms-blood-clot.html
Migraine linked to blood clots: tcmdiscovery.com/Activities/info/20089161_10599.html
Natural enzyme in Japanese food dissolves blood clots: www.naturalnews.com/022681_natto_blood_food.html
Rutin flavonoids lower blood clot risk to prevent strokes and heart attack:www.naturalnews.com/036070_rutin_flavonoids_blood_clots.html
Antipsychotic drugs lead to blood clots: www.naturalnews.com/031932_antipsychotic_drugs_blood_clots.html
Conventional prostate cancer treatments increase risk of blood clots: www.naturalnews.com/029151_blood_clots_prostate_cancer.html
Birth control drugs linked to increase in deadly blood clot: www.naturalnews.com/034074_birth_control_drugs_blood_clots.html
Vitamin E supplement reduce risk of blood clots in women: www.naturalnews.com/022641_blood_clots_thromboembolism.html
Dark chocolate reduces risk of blood clots: www.naturalnews.com/021101_dark_chocolate_flavonoids.html
Long duration flights triple risk of blood clots: www.naturalnews.com/023060_risk_blood_clots.html
Further Information (links and books)
Preventing blood clots while travelling, Kindle edition; Eating for a Healthy Heart by Robert Povey; The John Hopkins Complete Guide for Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease, Peter Kwiterovich; Preventing Silent Heart Disease, Harold L. Karpman; Bypassing Bypass, Elmer Cranton; Dr Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, Dean Ornish.
Nattokinase – www.allergyresearchgroup.com (800) 545-9960
Oral Chelation, Beyond Chelation – www.longevityplus.net (800) 580-7587
Vitamin E, Natural Vitamin E Complex – www.4spectrum.us (800) 581-8906
Omega-3s, Hemp seeds – www.nutiva.com (800) 993-4367
American College of Advancement in Medicine – www.acamnet.org (949) 309-3520
American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology – www.abcmt.org (800) 356-2228
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