About a year ago I was prescribed a drug to make my blood vessels more elastic and to strengthen them. This was following a heart attack and heart failure at the tender young age of 52 years old.
I've since been told by both my acupuncturist and my cardiologist that these heart events are highly likely to have been caused by my body's reaction to some sort of a systemic infection as I'm Zen hunny! I eat healthily, do yoga, Reiki and other forms of healing and holistic practices. Of course I'm the first to subscribe to the way of thinking that it was dis-ease of my emotions which was the forerunner to it all and the last year has been a fantastic adventure into those!
Once you've been put on to pharmaceuticals which were deemed essential following that near fatality, it's a scary thought coming off them.
They were indeed pretty essential as I now realise that the backs of both of my legs had tightened up months previous and I now know that I had other signs such as tight abdomen and solar plexus chakra, a rash and my hair and skin weren't as elastic. Where my legs met my torso was so tight it was painful. All I guess were signs that my circulatory vessels were struggling to function before and after the events.
However, I could not consider myself authentic and true to myself as a holistic practitioner, if I didn't convert to a natural alternative as soon as I felt it was safe to do so. I'm now at that point and have researched something called Rutin which is found in plants.
It naturally strengthens blood vessels including capillaries and arteries and makes them more flexible, thus reducing the pressure on the heart by easing circulation. This is a powerful antioxidant and helps the body is to use vitamin c. It helps with brain function is anti-inflammatory and may protect organs of the body and bones whereas the pharmaceuticals have side-effects which can damage organs.
So where can you find this little gem of nature?
Right here ...
It's good to know that we have a choice isn't it. Include these daily as prevention is definitely better than a cure ... take it from one who knows!
Of course I'd stress that this is a tough decision and I'd recommend that any changes that you want to make are done with your medic's cooperation.
I'd love to hear from you and of course my book is available on Amazon to give further insights and inspire you naturally.
Linda Jane W has been a Holistic Practitioner and Tutor for over 15 years.