Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Nathan Pritikin proved that one can control cholesterol and reverse atherosclerosis through diet and exercise (and self-discipline), but this is not profitable for doctors and drug companies. Also, since he was "just" an engineer, not an M.D., he had trouble convincing the medical establishment that he had some good ideas. (His sole significant error was failing to distinguish between good and bad fats, just as Atkins failed to distinguish between good and bad carbohydrates.)
If you need a blood thinner, eat garlic and reduce dietary fat, which increases blood viscosity and raises blood pressure. If you need even more thinning, take an occasional aspirin. If your serum cholesterol is high, eat more fiber, which will inhibit (re)absorption of dietary and self-made cholesterol through the wall of the small intestine.
At 54, I am just starting to reap the rewards of 35 years of health-conscious living.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069