While there are many alternative, *unapproved*, methods for coronary artery blockage, there isn't a single one that I could find where someone took a hard measurement BEFORE and AFTER the treatment. I guess my experience is unusual because they won't perform a heart cath (from which you get a true and accurate measurement of artery blockage), unless you are experiencing major chest pains (which I was for the last month or so). I saw for myself the blockage in the right coronary artery, and, I also saw plain and clear that after the stent was inserted, the whole artery lit up and flowed like a mighty river. Can anyone show where any alternatvie method, including massive vitamin C, achieved results like that? My right coronary artery is now 100% open, and that was accomplished by the insertion of a stent, NOT by any other treatment, including LIPITOR for the last 20 months. Even though my LDL readings were very good (50-60), the blockage continued to build up relentlessly. It seems there is no other alternative for me but to look forward to when my circumflex increases from the current 60% to 70% and they will insert another stent, which will open it up 100%.
I am not diabetic nor do I have any other physical ailments. I exercised vigorously every day (except for the last month, due to chest pains), both aerobic and anaerobic. My diet was as good as one can get and I kept my weight down to where folks said I was too skinny. I was not taking anything like the alpha thing you mentioned - just altace and lipitor. My blood pressure started increasing last month and I had to increase the altace - it is now obvious that the reason for the increase in BP was due to the blockage in the RCA.
I used several different brands of vit C, including tablets and capsules, but, mostly, about 20 grams of powder (NOW brand, which is claimed to be 100% L-Ascorbic acid), and I would take 5 grams 4 times a day. Additionally, I took tablets and capsules throughout each day in smaller quantities.
The folks at the hospital that work in the heart cath room (NOT the doctors, but the support staff) were very talkative and had lots to say about blocked coronary arteries. One of the elderly ladies there had been assisting in these operations for the last 8 years, doing from 8 to 10 per day. They had already done 10 when I was squeezed in late (after 7 pm), because it was considered an emergency. They told me that they had seen it all - some middle aged runners who had nearly totally blocked arteries, and some elderly, fat, folks with bad health habits who would have zero blockage in their coronary arteries. These ladies didn't believe there was much anyone could do about it because it was like gray hair - whatever you inherited is what you are stuck with. Of course, the doctors won't say anything but urge us in the standard ways, even though, in my case, all that didn't seem to matter. There is an abundance of clogged arteries in my family tree, so, it is likely that this is something that is poorly understood and, unless a breakthrough occurs soon, I will likely be in for more artery blockage, no matter what I do.
So, my story represents three hard data points (three heart caths over an 8 year period), from which interested parties can take for whatever it is worth to them.
At 60, I had unexplained tachycardia, and a heart cath was done which showed zero blockage - a totally healthy heart as far as arteries, valves, etc. are concerned. There was no explanation for the tachycardia, and it eventually went away. I suspected that it was due to having used aspartame for about 10 years prior, which I had abruptly stopped a few months earlier. Anyway, that problem went away and I assumed I was healthy and followed a very good diet (like Jack Lalaine's diet), and exercised vigorously for several years. Then, in 2008, I was experiencing minor chest pains and I had the CT scan (like an MRI, not a heart cath), which showed heavy calcification so they suggested a heart cath which showed 50% blockage in both the RCA and the circumflex. This was not enough to take any action over but to put me on daily lipitor, which I did, and, also, I found my way to the vit C website and started taking the massive doses daily. Then, in 2010, those same two blockage areas increased to 70% and 60% respectively, so, my case at least can give interested parties hard data to reflect upon.
I do have three fillings that I have had since my teenage years - it is incredible that these filling could cause a problem after so many years, especially since the assistants who deal with clogged arteries all day long every working day of their life are convinced that it is GENES that are the most important factor as to when, if ever, a persons coronary arteries start to clog up.
I also notice that I started getting a little gray hair around my ears about 3 years ago - it seems to me that we are held captive to whatever genes get turned on at whatever stage of our life that is called for from our inheritance. That makes the most sense to me.
I hope someone can get some use out of my story, which, unlike other testimonials, consists of hard data points before and after.