The alternative treatment for heart disease is by going the natural way of lowering blood cholesterol and opting for new cholesterol medications. There are many alternative treatments available these days. Most of these treatments can be followed on our own starting right from our personal habits of food and lifestyle. The first and foremost change we need to bring is diet regulation.
Diet plays a very important factor in our health as the choice of food with the right balance of fats, proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates and fatty acid determine our overall functioning of the immune system. Lowering cholesterol is not difficult and also making some alterations in the food habit is also not a problem. The basic rule is to eat more natural foods rich with fibre. The diet must contain a lot of fruits and vegetables which are fresh and not stored or tinned with preservatives such as salt. Eating vegetables like broccoli, Brussels, spinach can be very curative as they are rich in fibre. A rich diet of salad mixed with sprouts is highly nutritious as sprouts are strong cleansers of toxic waste. Oats, barley and whole grains are a must for lowering cholesterol levels.
Omega 3 fatty acids help lowering triglycerides and also increasing HDL (High Density Lipoprotein). Oily fish, Soya, nuts and seeds are the usual sources of Omega 3.
Plant sterols are also known to be good reducers of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein). Other sources are – soft cheese, yoghurt, cereals, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and legumes and much more.
Alternative Medicines For Heart Diseases
There are the new cholesterol medications available as an alternative to prescription drugs or statin drugs. Since statin drugs are known to produce side-effects, you can go for these herbal medicines which are much safer and more effective at the same time.
Garlic is known to be an effective blood cleanser though its compound called allicin. Guggul is another Indian herb used effectively for lowering blood cholesterol. It also increases the level of HDL in the blood and regulates blood sugar and cures inflammation.
Pumpkin seed oil is known to have all the necessary ingredients for treatment of heart diseases. It contains at least 60% unsaturated fatty acid and all the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Beta-Sitosterol is known to block the absorption of cholesterol and boost up the immune system. It also has properties to cure ulcers and prostate.