Doc says I’ve got Prinzmetal Angina.
I’ve tried a bunch of stuff and I’ve found two things that work:
I’m not a doctor. I’m just a guy sharing what’s worked for me.
After my heart episode/experience in Missouri, I went to the doctor and they tried blood pressure medication because it’s a vasodilator, meaning it dilates the blood vessels. Basically what I needed.
So I took the damn stuff.
And I went from perfect blood pressure to hypertension.
The doctors had never heard of that. The pharmacists had never heard of that. And one pharmacist even checked one of the big reactions databases, privy only to pharmacists, and the database didn’t even show a known reaction of the medicine ever shooting your blood pressure up 30 points. My diet had been the same. I didn’t take anything new. No other medicines. Then boom.
Having your blood pressure shoot up 30 points in 30 minutes doesn’t feel good btw.
So, I said screw it. The doctors hadn’t been able to help me in over fourteen years–except for in the beginning with nitroglycerin, which gave me a MASSIVE headache–the alternative doctors hadn’t been able to help me.
But I got my answer from prayer.
I was told in the prayer that I would need a combination of wheatgrass, saw palmetto, and 1.5 oz of red wine. Mix ‘em together (except the saw palmetto, it’s in pill form) and drink and try not to gag.
Sometimes, I think God has a sense of humor.
I’d never tried alcohol. I didn’t want to try alcohol. Alcoholism runs in my family, and I was afraid of what would happen. It’s also against religious guidelines I’ve followed since I was a kid.
I even told God in a prayer “I don’t want to try red wine.”
“It’s your choice, but those three ingredients are what will make you feel better and allow you to heal.”
“Well, then I think I’ll try something else.”
And then I was helping my wife put our kids to bed (I’d just gotten home from Missouri where I’d just about died from a heart attack), and I picked up my oldest daughter who was six and just about dropped her. Each breath I took stole that much more out of me, until I was on the floor without any strength to move. My daughter lay next to me for about fifteen minutes, asking if I was okay and trying to comfort me.
No child should have to see their dad like that.
So, that decided it for me. I also had an answer to prayer and was told “Paul, if you’re not careful, you’re going to have another heart attack.”
I soon discovered red wine to be some of the most horrendous, nastiest, crap known to man. I mean, who the crap thought of fermenting grapes and then drinking it? And wheatgrass? Shudder.
But, about twenty minutes later, I felt like I’d just pumped two squirts of nitroglycerin sans the headache.
I think this concoction has literally saved my life.
It also tastes horrible, so I added this meal replacement shake from Garden of Life, and now I can handle it without vomiting. (I don’t get paid to advertise for them, or anyone else in this post! These are just what I use and found to be effective.)
I take it once in the morning (which is usually when I have the most pain) and within twenty minutes, I’m good to go.
After about a month I asked again if there was anything else I needed to add and was told Fulvic Acid and about a heaping teaspoon of ground Flaxseed.
I also got researching into polyphenols and found this guy: Steven Gundry, MD. I added his Vital Reds into the mix, and have been experimenting with that for the past month. So far, it seems to be pretty good.