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In early 1994 I was diagnosed with a blood cancer called multiple myeloma (MM). Standard-of-care (SOC) therapy for this “incurable” cancer is
I “failed” all conventional therapies an underwent a quack therapy in late 1997. My quack therapy put me in complete remission by early 1999 where I remain to this day.
I developed a series of long-term and late stage side effects from my SOC therapies. I developed chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) and chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy (CIC) in 2010.
The challenge now is to live a long and happy life with my chronic AF, CIC and the associated heart/blood issues. I recently wrote a blog post, linked below, talking about the risk of stroke from AF.
My struggles with conventional oncology aka traditional medicine has made me skeptical of prescription medications that come from my cardiologist. Dr. Moudgil seems like a nice, well-educated guy but he asked me to take metoprolol at our last appointment. I decided to lower my blood pressure with non-toxic therapies.
I take omega 3 fatty acids and systemic enzymes each day to reduce my risk of blood clots. As I mentioned in the post below, I didn’t want to risk any of the side effects that come with conventional blood thinners.
According to the EveryDay Health article linked and excerpted below, the other concern I have living with chronic AF is heart failure- “Heart failure occurs because the heart is not beating effectively and gradually gets weaker and weaker.”
According to research, my CIC has about a 50% life expectance. That is to say, about half of everyone diagnosed with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy dies in five years or less.
Because of my skepticism of conventional medicine, I work at my own cardiac rehabilitation. I’ve even begun calling myself a cardiac rehab coach. I have not been certified as such…
I moderately exercise six mornings a week, alternating between cardio and weights, I eat cleanly, have a glass or two of red wine weekly and I supplement with Life Extension Cardio Peak With Standardized Arjuna & Hawthorn. This supplement is a combination of Arjuna and Hawthorn. Both which have positive heart benefits excerpted in the studies linked below.
For the record, I’ve developed a long list of heart heathy supplements in addition to hawthorn, arjuna, wobenzyme, omega-3 fatty acids, others.
To learn more about managing your a-fib, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.
“According to the American Heart Association, about 2.7 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, or afib…
The two big complications from atrial fibrillation are blood clots and heart failure. Blood clots occur because blood that is not moving normally tends to clot…”Blood clots may form inside the atria over time and are a leading cause of stroke,” says Westveer. A stroke can occur when a blood clot leaves the heart and gets lodged in an artery inside the brain. About 15 percent of all strokes happen in people with atrial fibrillation…
Heart failure occurs because the heart is not beating effectively and gradually gets weaker and weaker. Heart failure symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and fluid retention can develop over time as atrial fibrillation makes the heart work harder and grow weaker…”
“Its (arjuna) stem bark possesses glycosides, large quantities of flavonoids, tannins and minerals. Flavonoids have been detected to exert antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and lipid lowering effects while glycosides are cardiotonic, thus making Terminalia arjuna unique amongst currently used medicinal plants…
Considering its anti-ischemic activity and its potential to correct dyslipidemia, reduce left ventricular mass and increase left ventricular ejection fraction, it is essential to examine the molecular mechanism of its action and its core constituents…”
“The cardiovascular effects are believed to be the result of positive inotropic activity, ability to increase the integrity of the blood vessel wall and improve coronary blood flow, and positive effects on oxygen utilization. Flavonoids are postulated to account for these effects…”