13 Nutrients That Help To Prevent Heart Disease

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Original article published in MailOnline.

We have all heard the saying ‘we are what we eat’, with a belief that a good diet can help protect us from ill-health.

Dr Carl Pfeiffer, a pioneer in nutritional medicine believed that ‘with adequate intake of micronutrients, most chronic disease won’t exist’.

We live in a world where our food is heavily processed, laden with sugar and artificial chemicals.

We exercise less, have more stress, and spend less time in the sunshine.

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the UK and US, yet we can all do more to help prevent it.

I believe eating a healthy, home-cooked diet rich in nutrients is the key to not only protecting our heart but fortifying our bodies against a variety of ill-health.

Ditch the junk and processed options, stop counting calories and switch to eating real food

I have put together a list of foods that can help protect your heart, but overall you will see a pattern – fresh fruit and vegetables, oily fish, grass-fed meat, nuts and seeds are the real superfoods.

Here are 13 nutrients you can mix into your meals to achieve a heart-healthy diet: 

1.Omega 3 essential fatty acids 

Think of the Mediterranean diet, rich in oils and fresh fish.

You gain the short-chain monosaturated fatty acids (oleic acid) from the olive oil which has been shown to help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.

Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids such as EPA and DHA can help prevent inflammation throughout the body as well as protect against cardiovascular disease.

Found in: Oily Fish, nuts and seeds, seed oils.

2. Magnesium 

Magnesium plays a vital role in the production of a type of energy called ATP.

Muscles need this energy in order to relax – the heart is a muscle and studies have shown that good levels of magnesium can help prevent stroke, and heart attacks.

Magnesium is vital for good health and somewhat neglected in the western world.

Women tend to be more deficient than men.

Stress also depletes our reserves of magnesium so topping up is vital.

Found in: Nuts, Seeds, Green Leafy vegetables, pulses such as red lentils.

If you are concerned about your magnesium levels, take a daily supplement, but ensure it is magnesium citrate as this is the most bioavailable form.

You can also add Epsom salts to your bath as you will absorb their magnesium through the skin.

3. Co-Enzyme Q10  

Known for helping with energy production alongside Magnesium, Co-Q10 is also a powerful antioxidant and can work well with selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc to help protect our arteries from damage.

It is also worth noting that anyone taking statins will have lower levels of CoQ10, so may need to take a daily supplement.

Found in: Meat, eggs and fish.

4. Vitamin D 

We are starting to recognise the benefits of vitamin D from sun exposure to help protect us from a variety of diseases, but particularly heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes.

In fact research has shown a 40 per cent higher risk of heart disease when deficient of vitamin D and a massive 81 per cent higher chance of dying from heart disease.

Found in: The best source is sunshine, but you can also gain a little from fish (especially fish liver), some mushrooms and eggs.

5. Zinc 

Just like Omega 3 oils, zinc can help prevent inflammation though the creation of anti-inflammatory cytokines.

Zinc has also been shown to have protective properties, particularly for coronary artery disease and can help improve cardiac function.

Found in: Pumpkin seeds, nuts and seeds, shellfish.

6. Vitamin C 

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C, alongside vitamin E, Zinc and Co-Q10 work together to help protect you from cardiovascular disease and cellular damage.

Vitamin C has also been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol, whilst also significantly helping to improve HDL levels, as a result those who have higher levels of vitamin C in their diet, have less risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Found in: Fresh fruit, particularly berries, parsley, red onions.

7. Vitamin E

Known for its antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin E can also help reduce LDL cholesterol and increase HDL levels.

It can also help improve endothelial cell function.

However, to gain optimum benefit from vitamin E, you also need to have a good source of vitamin C, selenium and Co-Q10 in your diet.

Found in: Avocados, nuts and seeds.

8. Selenium 

It has been documented that those who have a low level of selenium have a higher risk of heart disease.

Selenium needs to work alongside vitamin E, vitamin C and Co-Q10, so before you reach for a selenium-rich supplement, you may want to consider a more general antioxidant as well as increasing your antioxidant-rich foods.

Found In: Brazil nuts, seaweed.

9. Probiotics 

You wouldn’t necessarily relate a lack of healthy gut bacteria and heart disease, however, studies have shown that poor gut health (especially leaky gut syndrome which many of us suffer due to overexposure to wheat) can create systemic inflammation.

Weakened gut health can also lead to poor absorption of nutrients, which in turn can also affect heart health as well as lower the immune system.

Found in: Fermented foods such as yoghurt, sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir.

Beware that supermarket probiotic yoghurt drinks can contain a huge amount of sugar and research has shown the active probiotic may not reach the lower intestine.

If you’re concerned about gut health, I would advise taking a probiotic capsule. I would recommend Nutrigold Acidophilus.

10. Allicin 

This is the compound found in garlic, the one responsible for the garlic smell.

However, it also has a powerful affect on our heart health and blood pressure, as it can help relax the blood vessels and improve blood flow.

Eat garlic every day in foods, crushing it gently and leaving for 15 minutes before using is said to enhance its effects

Found in: Garlic. I prefer to use garlic in myfood, but you can take a daily supplement, though I would not recommend an odourless variety as this may reduce the allicin content.

11. Lycopene 

Lycopene is a carotenoid, which has been shown to help protect against a range of cancers as well as heart disease.

There is strong evidence to show that the intimal wall thickness and risk of myocardial infarction are reduced with higher adipose tissue concentrations of lycopene.

It has many benefits including helping to increase flexibility of our arteries and improve the function of the endothelial tissue, protecting against arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

Found in: Cooked tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, peppers, papaya, water melon, red cabbage and asparagus.

For real benefits, I would recommend a daily supplementation of at least 15mg.

One capsule delivers the equivalent of 6lbs of tomatoes.

My favourite is cardiomato as it also contains the essential fats in the form of Vitamin E to aid absorption alongside phytosterols and beta-carotene, one a day high strength capsule.

12. L-Arginine 

Studies have shown that L-Arginine can help lower blood pressure.

It can also help protect us against heart disease.

It’s abundant in nuts and research has shown that those who eat more than 5oz of nuts a week have significantly less heart disease.

Found in: Beans, nuts (such as almonds and walnuts), oats and cold water fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel.

13. L-Taurine 

Taurine plays a vital role in the health of our arteries and general heart health.

Studies have shown that those with lower L-Taurine levels are more susceptible to heart disease.

Found in: Red meat, eggs, seafood.

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10 Expectations of School Canteens

Original article published by:                  Momma 2

School 4Running a school canteen can be a tough and thankless job so firstly we would like to say “Thank You” to all of the volunteers and workers that give their time to our schools.

However, just as we expect a standard of education from our schools we should also be expecting a standard of nutrition from the school canteens. (When we say “we” we mean parents, teachers, society and the government)

Why should we all care?

Well parents should care because we are parents and we want our children to be happy and healthy. Teachers should care because when our children go into the school yard and eat unhealthy food they come back to the classroom and the teachers are on the receiving end of the mood swings. Society should care because “un”health care is costing us a fortune, plus our tax dollars are going into education and we should be expecting a good return on investment.

The Government should care … the Government should care like crazy … because health care and unemployment cost the Government big dollars. (Let’s face it, if the Government are spending big dollars on the sick and unemployed they will have less dollars to spend on the country and themselves)

So here are the top 10 expectations of school canteens we should all have:

  1. No added sugar – with so many natural, healthy alternatives this is so unnecessary. Don’t know how to cook with honey or brown rice syrup instead of sugar? Ask us!
  2. Stop using white wheat flour – Approximately 75% of Momma Green’s clients test positive for wheat intolerance. Imagine 75% of school children filling up on white wheat sausage rolls, pies, pasties, sandwiches? It has chaos written all over it! Don’t know how to cook without white wheat flour, check out our recipes.
  3. No high fructose syrup – high fructose syrup is just as bad as sugar and has exactly the same behavioral consequences.
  4. No maize – Just as we are seeing 75% of the community with wheat intolerance problems we are also seeing approximately 65% of the community experiencing an intolerance to maize.
  5. No Soft Drink – None at all, it doesn’t matter what type of drink it is they are all dangerous to the health of our children. No sports drinks, no energy drinks, no canned drinks! Let’s get some juice and smoothie bars happening. Don’t forget water, good quality, filtered water should e freely available in every classroom, after all, no water = no learning.
  6. No Coffee – No doubt some teens love the coffee high but the coffee low is frying their brains in the afternoon. If teachers want coffee put a coffee machine in the teacher’s lounge but coffee is not helping teachers or students focus in the afternoons.
  7. Don’t be a corner store – At a corner store or petrol station we expect to find highly processed, pre-packaged items like ice-blocks, chips and lollies. That is the reason many parents choose to avoid these stores but when you put them into our schools it makes it impossible for our children to avoid them, help us out here and take them out of our schools.
  8. No colors, flavors, preservatives or e-numbers – If our kids can’t read it, pronounce it or understand it we don’t want it in their mouths. Let’s be honest most adults can’t pronounce these ridiculously long names but we can tell you what the majority of them mean … behavioral and learning difficulties that’s what. Doesn’t this seem counter-productive?
  9. A plant based menu – Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, lots of home-made ice-blocks, juices, smoothies, Mexican and Italian food which kids love and are so easy to add vegetables to. Fruit salad, crudites and dips, sweet potato chips … the list is endless … ask the kids what healthy foods they love and cook that, kids are creative you will be surprised by some of their ideas.
  10. Lastly and most importantly, Health over profit – With a lack of volunteers many schools are taking the easy way out and outsourcing their canteens, this is akin to privatization of the health care industry and deregulation of banking, put simply when money is the focus and people are a secondary concern money is going to win. So how do we fix this little dilemma?

How about Government incentives for canteens that adopt a better way of doing things? Wouldn’t this help everyone? It would help our canteens get creative, our children would be healthier and better able to learn, our teachers would be able to teach more effectively and as parents we would be picking up healthier, happier children that have been educated in the classroom and nourished during meal time. Isn’t that what we should all be expecting from our schools?


Health: How Africans Survived On Traditional Medicine Long Before The White Man’s Medicine

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The magic tree called Neem

In 1832, the Scottish merchant McGregor Laird led an expedition to the Niger Valley and out of 48 people that accompanied on the expedition, 37 lost their lives. These experiences led to the belief that Europeans could not survive in coastal West Africa, which came to be known as ‘The White Man’s Grave.’ Because Europeans noticed that Africans survived much better in the region from these fevers. Despite malaria killing many Africans as well, they acquired resistance to malaria in their childhood, baffling European physicians.

The loss of 37 expeditioners not only revealed that Europeans can’t settle in Africa that time but also demanded how Africans had been able to survive on that harsh continent of deadly malaria? From generation to generation, ancestors pass on their expertise in herbal medicine preparations to families. One of Africa’s powerful concoctions against malaria is prepared from leaves of a neem tree.

The neem tree, biological name (Azadirachta indica) is a unique tree, and the leaves are the most complex leaves on the planet. The neem tree has over 130 different biologically an active compound. The trees grow in tropical and semi-tropical regions.

About the Neem Tree:

Neem (Azadirachta indica) is a tree in the mahogany family. Native to India and throughout Southeast Asia, neem trees grows in tropical and semi-tropical regions. The neem tree grows quickly and can reach heights over 100 ft tall. With its surprising variety of uses and benefits, the neem tree is known as the ‘cure of sickness’ in West Africa, because of its extreme bitterness.

The main components of neem leaves include protein (7.1%), carbohydrates (22.9%), minerals, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, and carotene. But the leaves also contain glutamic acid, tyrosine, aspartic acid, alanine, praline, glutamine and cystine-like amino acids, and several fatty acids. Without toothpaste or brush, a piece of chewed neem tree gives a clean teeth brush and fresh mouth each morning. Another life-saving tree is the Kuntan tree (Uapacca Guiniensis.) The cover of the tree was used to treat fractured bones.

Enjoying corn porridge without sugar


The miracle berry or fruit , known as Asaba in the central region of Ghana, serves sugar because it contains a protein called miraculin that tastes sweet enough to replicate the effect of sugar.

There was no sugar, yet our ancestors enjoyed herbal tea and corn meal porridge. A plant which bears small reddish fruit, called miracle fruit, serves as a substitute for sugar. The fruit contains a protein called miraculin that tastes sweet enough to replicate the effect of sugar. After eating berry fruit, everything sour, such as lemon or vinegar tastes sweet in the mouth.

Africa is endowed with many plants that can be used for medicinal. Some of the herbs heal high blood pressure, skin diseases, sore throat, arthritis, digestive problems etc. Many of the drugs consumed throughout the world for health purposes, were manufactured from herbs taken from Africa and Asia because those herbs grow in tropical countries. For example, African ginger is a very powerful medicine.

Many around the world wonder how Africans live, especially those in the villages without electricity. Frankly speaking, there is everything available to make life easy for them just like those living in modern cities. Before health centers were built our ancestors deliver babies at home successfully and the child’s umbilical cord was treated with herbal medicine.

Food Preservation in Africa

Have you ever wonder how Africans preserved food without electricity? If there is no electricity, there wouldn’t be any fridge or storage facilities but food is best preserved in such a way that it doesn’t get rotten. With smoldering wood, generating intensive heat, which adds a layer of desiccation to preserving qualities, fish, meat and other sea foods are smoked. The heat of the fire dehydrates all the liquid from the fish or meat and makes it last longer without rotten.

Salt and the sun also play a major role in traditional food preservation in Africa. For example, fish are well preserved with salt and Cocoa beans are spread in the sun to dry for many days, before they are exported or used to manufacture cocoa products, such as chocolates, drinks, beverages and body lotions consumed locally.

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Fish smoking is one of the oldest traditional ways of food preservation in Ghana.

The Palm Tree: The Subsistence Of Life In Africa

Below is a link to another article revealing the traditional life in Africa.



NIH Prohibits The Right Remedy Against HIV/AIDS


Diagnosis: Lichen planus / Human immunodeficiency virus infection / Wart Condyloma acuminatum.

By Johan Van Dongen and Joel Savage

According to Tanzanian Reverend Babu Ambilikile Masapila, the ‘Loliondo drink’ could cure practically all forms of human ailments including Cancer, Diabetes, and HIV-Aids, something which is not yet scientifically proved. But what we scientifically can prove is the fact that the male sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone DHEA is one of the best agents against Aids.


DHEA a natural hormone against Aids

Surprisingly, knowledge is delivered on the value of the male sex hormone  DHEA. This hormone is a well-known hormone that is helpful and fundamental to good health, not only is a growth stimulator, but also as a growth regulator. It has a strong controlling effect against abnormal cell proliferation because the enzymes necessary for the metabolism of DHEA are found in almost every tissue of the human body. This means, according to Van Dongen, that the name ‘sex hormone’ actually is a wrong or contradicting name for this hormone.

Next to many other functions in the body of males and females, has a blocking effect against the damaging effects of the stress hormone cortisol. Protecting DHEA-receptors have even been found on immune competent cells throughout the body, including the brain. This hormone helps individuals to cope with social and physical stress because it helps to prevent a negative effect on the hippocampus function of the brain.

This is extremely important for HIV/AIDS patients. It helps the healing process and improves the state of mind. Given in the right dose, it cannot be refrained from in the natural fighting off the HIV/AIDS virus. It induces an improvement of the anabolic growth factor, increases muscle strength and strongly activates the immune system. It raises the quality of life by providing a strong working against the HIV/AIDS virus. But again Van Dongen discovered to his bewilderment and a great surprise that DHEA was prohibited by the American Government in 1985, despite the fact that it’s a normal natural hormone protecting us against diseases like HIV/AIDS.

Sugar and Sulfur a remedy against HIV/AIDS

Now another helpful medicine against HIV/AIDS is described. A chemical bonding between sugar and sulfur, under the name dextran-sulphate, causes an extraordinary strong blocking of the HIV/AIDS virus according to Van Dongen. This substance has been on the free market in Japan since 1963 and circulates in the west only in a non-legal circuit.

The code name of dextran sulfate is UA001

It is known for its anti-coagulating and anti-lipemic (helping to regulate the level of lipid in the blood.) When in 1985, pharmaceutical researchers Moelling and Diringer discovered that dextran sulfate, (UA001,) was very effective in fighting the HIV/AIDS virus, they filed a patent application for the substance, which also in 1985 was granted by the German Max Planck Gesellschaft.

The Japanese researcher S. Kueno and the American scientist D.I. Abrams in 1986 found proof of the efficacy of dextran sulphate against the HIV/AIDS virus. In 1987 the Drug Development Committee of the Natural Institutes of Health (NIH, USA,) in connection with representatives, the American government has discussed the experiments that Kueno and Abrams have conducted with dextran sulfate in the Abrams-clinic of the general hospital of San Francisco.

It was borne out from these experiments that just after eight weeks the healing effect of the substance was shown in a population of white homosexuals. But when Abrams himself, according to Van Dongen, discouraged the research against this natural and harmless medication against the HIV/AIDS virus, by stating that “Lymphocyte subset analyses were not significantly affected,” it did not take long before treatments with dextran sulphate disappeared from the medical scene (please see also note 1 at bottom of the page.)

So it seems it the American medical authorities again started downplaying a highly promising HIV/AIDS medicine. So, the Drug Development (Mafioso) Committee of the Natural Institutes of Health, as an extension of the pharmaceutical industry did the job thoroughly.

The German pharmaceutical chemist Moelling, who as we saw before, was involved in discovering the therapeutic value of dextran sulphate against the HIV/AIDS virus, wrote a few remarkable sentences in the Deutsche Aerzteblatt, the official German medical journal, indicating the troubled state of affairs the regular research into the effects of dextran sulphate had ended into a black male nurse, from San Francisco.

Nicknamed ‘The Dextran Man,’ was roaming the country selling the substance, which can be obtained by the black market in Canada, or legitimately from pharmacies in Japan. This is the end of any controlled study on the efficacy of the substance.


The sad end of life: Victim of AIDS.

Johan van Dongen’s statement

It may be interesting in some future articles to delve into the causes of the HIV/AIDS medicines suppression more deeply. It is of course highly saddening to see that Mafioso medical authorities have generally denied talking about the real causes of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But it became almost unbelievable that these same authorities have denied the people a cure for HIV/AIDS.

The most shameful observation which may put the whole medical profession and industry into a great danger of survival, once this knowledge reaches the public awareness, and in regards to the journalistic profession and the media, who should write about all these crimes? Is there a journalistic profession out there or there isn’t a single medical journalist? All evidence about our allegations against African leaders, pharmaceutical industries, journalists and media etc; have been described and mentioned in our book: “Aids the greatest crime in medical history against mankind,” published on amazon.com.

Note 1

Although not mentioned still, some research may have been done on dextran sulfate in connection to the HIV/AIDS subject. The link evidence to support this study is provided underneath, yet access to the specified article is denied or forbidden.


Article reference:

Orally administered dextran sulfate is absorbed in the HIV+ individual. Hiebert L, Jaques LB, Williams K, Conly J; International Conference on HIV/AIDS. Int Conf HIV/AIDS. 991 Jun 16-21; 7: 107 (abstract no. W.A.1060). Department of Veterinary Physiological Sciences, Royal University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Important video and true account books to remind you that Aids is not far from us.



Aids Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do We? A book by Joel Savage