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Heart Health / Atherosclerosis

Discussion in 'The Epi-Paleo Diet' started by Jenlou, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Jenlou

    Jenlou New Member

    hi all,

    i'm pretty new here ...which will no doubt be very obvious when you read this post.. :)

    i've been on the Epi-paleo diet for the past six months and am in the process of recommending it (along with the other lifestyle changes) to my Dad, who has just suffered at heart attack. We now know he has severe atherosclerosis in all three arteries.

    But I'm stumped by this study, which my Mom (who is hugely sceptical of anything high-fat) has sent me;

    Is it low DHA that would be the cause of Atherosclerosis in the Masai who eat a high-fat diet? I am presuming that their animals are grass-fed, and not grain? What else am I missing here?

    Thanks all!
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  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator


    This is why older folks need more sunlight exposure and not less as they age. The less sun you get the higher the BP rises and more arteries calcify to cause atherosclerosis. NO vasodilates arterioles in the skin to bring blood closer to the surface. This is true in skin and retina and it lowers BP. Sunlight is a natural calcium channel blocker via its operations with UVA light in AM light. UVA light is what liberates NO with its specific electromagnetic wave power from the arterioles walls.
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  3. Jan Christer

    Jan Christer New Member

    Thanks much Dr. Jack for this reply!
    Would there be any study or further description of this that one can read for more info?
  4. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24924758 An unexpected role: UVA-induced release of nitric oxide from skin may have unexpected health benefits
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19797169 Whole body UVA irradiation lowers systemic blood pressure by release of nitric oxide from intracutaneous photolabile nitric oxide derivates
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24445737 UVA irradiation of human skin vasodilates arterial vasculature ... - NCBI
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12652161 Nitric oxide function in atherosclerosis
    https://www.nature.com/articles/4400839 Even after UVA-exposure will nitric oxide protect cells from reactive oxygen intermediate-mediated apoptosis and necrosis
  5. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    @Jack Kruse
    Yesterday I got results of my calcium score.
    Supposedly not that bad.
    But I could use suggestion on how to get rid of what was found.
  6. Jan Christer

    Jan Christer New Member

    Thanks much Lahelada! :)
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  7. Jenlou

    Jenlou New Member

    Thanks everyone for the responses here :)

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