30. Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis is a general term for diseases of the cardiovascular system. It also known as hardening of the arteries, produced by aging, leads to aneurysms, blood clots, and strokes. Arterial walls become thick and lose their elasticity. When they cannot dilate and constrict fully, blood clots are likely to occur.
When plaque clogs the coronary arteries and the carotid artery (supplying blood to your brain) serious dangers result. It is possible for an artery to be 90% blocked prior to symptoms appearing.
With a diet based on whole grains and fruits and vegetables in conjunction with mild daily exercise, nearly everyone can expect significant vascular renewal within a few weeks.
In fact, reports state that most by-pass operations would be unnecessary with as few as 30 days on a high-fiber, low-fat diet. Other research indicates 97% of those on high blood pressure medication would no longer need it after simple dietary changes like these.