Heart Attack

4 years ago
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I had a startling personal expierence regarding heart attacks.  I had one, November 17th, 2007.  My left anterior descending artery was 85% clogged.  My cholesterol was sky high.

What is startling about that is, that 4 months prior to that heart attack my cholesterol, lipids, all blood work was better than the doctor I was seeing.

The reason my labs were good was due to my son and I being homeless.  That is another story in itself, soon to be blogged about.  Anyway, during our homeless time, a couple years, we had to carry backpacks, walk everywhere, set a tent up every night and tear it down in the morning and walk almost all day.  Plus, we had to eat at the free food places such as the Arcata Endeavour, a daytime homeless shelter that gave out free lunch every day.  It was always vegetarian with the very rare occasional cook out of burgers to celebrate something.

By the time we got to Bisbee Arizona from Northern California all that exercise and eating a vegetarian diet, I was in pretty good shape, other than the ever present pain and fatigue from various diagnosis, MS, Fibro and more.  But that's another story too.

What changed in four months time for my cholesterol to shoot up there and me have a heart attack?  My diet and lack of exercise.  When we got on our feet and into housing and were able to afford food again, we went back to eating the way I ate all my life.  Deep fried foods, junk food, pot roasts, lots of sugar, fast food joints, big mac's etc.  Just way unhealthy foods.

I have the lab reports from both times.  

I've been a skeptic most my life when it came to foods that heal and the such, natural remedies, but I've seen it with my own eyes in another lady, as well as my own expierence,  a hospice patient that I had as a nurse.  She was given weeks to live, I became her nurse, she closed up her house on the water, and went to stay with a friend while she died.  I became her nurse and I knew she wouldn't last long.  But this friend of her's was a blue green algae distributor.  She starting giving my patient 3 different kinds, 3 days a week.  My patient had been diagnosed with a fast growing small cell carinoma of the lungs.  After a year we had to discharge this patient from hospice.  She was in her 80's.  There was no sign of cancer anywhere.  I asked her what she thought it was that saved her and she said it was her "little green men" and her prayers to God.

Diet and exercise, they do make a difference.  :) So does prayer.  But that's another story too. 

Thanks for reading,

Kathleen Nash

By the way, if you would like to know a little more about me and my son, the "About Us" page on our website tells a little. 

http://www.theknottedbranch.com/about-us.html

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