August 28th Meet Up
Healthy Artery
Injury to the Endothelium
Smoking, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High LDL

LDL particles enter the artery
WBC’s (monocyte...
Monocytes become macrophages , engulf LDL and become
foam cells
Grouped foam cells appear as fatty streaks
Found in people of all ages
Continued damage due to hi BP, high LDL, Obesity, Smoking
Plaque develops a fibrous cap similar to a scab on a cut
Scab breaks,
plaque is exposed,
blood forms a clot,
“heart attack” happens
Recap
Q. What Damages Endothelial Cells?
A. High Blood Pressure
Q. What helps to keep Blood Pressure
in Check?
Answer:
A. Nutrit...
*Nutritional Supplements for
Hypertension
Supplement
• Coenzyme Q10
• Fish Oil
• Magnesium
• Organic Garlic
• Hawthorn
• Q...
Yoga
Qigong
Tai Chi

Biofeedback
Regular Exercise
favorably in natural everyday living
Anatomy of a heart attack
Anatomy of a heart attack
Anatomy of a heart attack
Anatomy of a heart attack
Anatomy of a heart attack
Anatomy of a heart attack
Anatomy of a heart attack
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Anatomy of a heart attack

  1. 1. August 28th Meet Up
  2. 2. Healthy Artery
  3. 3. Injury to the Endothelium Smoking, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High LDL LDL particles enter the artery WBC’s (monocytes and T- cells) gather at the point of injury – a normal response
  4. 4. Monocytes become macrophages , engulf LDL and become foam cells
  5. 5. Grouped foam cells appear as fatty streaks Found in people of all ages
  6. 6. Continued damage due to hi BP, high LDL, Obesity, Smoking Plaque develops a fibrous cap similar to a scab on a cut
  7. 7. Scab breaks, plaque is exposed, blood forms a clot, “heart attack” happens
  8. 8. Recap
  9. 9. Q. What Damages Endothelial Cells? A. High Blood Pressure Q. What helps to keep Blood Pressure in Check? Answer: A. Nutrition B. Exercise C. Mind Body Approaches
  10. 10. *Nutritional Supplements for Hypertension Supplement • Coenzyme Q10 • Fish Oil • Magnesium • Organic Garlic • Hawthorn • Quercetin • Vitamin D3 • Vitamin B6 • Vitamin C *Daily Intake • 300 mg. • 3-4 grams • 400 – 800 mg. • 1000 mg if not in diet • 1000 – 1500 mg. • 1000 – 2000 mg • 2000 I.U. • 200 mg. • 500 – 1000 mg. * Weil Medicine Library “Integrative Cardiology * pgs. 228-234
  11. 11. Yoga Qigong Tai Chi Biofeedback Regular Exercise favorably in natural everyday living

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