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Saul and Dina Smithson

20 Dec, 2011 07:05 AM



Does Dr. Rosedale ever prescribe l-arginine in his
cardiovascular/atherosclerosis protocols?


Thank you,



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 20 Dec, 2011 08:02 AM

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    Dr. Rosedale said; all the time.. at least 1 gram 2 x day on empty stomach and CoQ10 300 mg/day. Did your doctors suggest surgery, and is she taking statin drugs?

    Best of health,

    The Rosedale Team.

  2. 2 Posted by Saul and Dina S... on 20 Dec, 2011 10:21 PM

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    Thank you for the response and the links, Fiona. Yes, he had surgery, a metal stent. Hospital doctor put him on statins and Plavix. We already know about side effects of these. He took these for five days after getting home from the hospital. Had a consultation with a naturopathic cardiologist who took him off the Plavix and statins and sent supplements of C-Q10 with curcumin, highly absorbable fish oil Omega3, highly absorbable magnesium, and Ayurvedic formula called Amla Plex.

     My husband is not overweight. Six feet tall and 180 lbs. Very active man. Already have been following mostly a low carb diet as per the info we've learned from Dr. Mercola and Sears over the past couple of years. But we are enthusiastic about learning more from Dr. Rosedale's dietary program specifically for arteries and heart. We know that stress over the past year was a major factor in this first time heart attack. He has been doing a good job of reevaluating his emotions and managing the stress since this incident. He will be 75 years old in Feb. Was a childhood Holocaust survivor and was having more flashbacks over the past year than ever before. In the past years there was work-related exposure to oxidizing toxins, and though never a smoker himself, exposure to much second hand smoke years ago. We know all these factors added to the oxidation and inflammation of the arteries over time.

    He is doing much better since off the Plavix and statins ... had headaches and fatigue while on them, also muscle inflammation at the knee, but hospital doctor said these were unrelated to the statin. The knee is an old injury (trick knee from martial arts, which he teaches) but while in the hospital, a tiny twist turned into huge inflammation like never seen before in his whole life... all night awake and moaning in pain. Never saw anything like this before. We have since learned that statins weaken muscles, including heart, but at the time while in hospital, we were baffled about the huge knee inflammation and why so bad and from so little cause.

     My husband still has low pulse rate. May need a pace maker. Blood pressure is sometimes a little high, especially in am, but mostly runs on the low end ... like 116/70. Sometimes it is okay, 120/77. Pulse rate is most often in the 40's, sometimes 50's.

    Another question: Does Dr. Rosedale give any recommendations for Vit. D3 and K2 with regard to atherosclerosis, heart disease?

     Thank you so much for your time and for the info.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fiona on 23 Dec, 2011 10:49 AM

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    Dear Dina,

    It was so wonderful for Dr. Rosedale and myself to read your message. We are sorry your husband had to go through first hand the horrible side effects of statins, but so pleased it was a short term journey. Dr. Ron said that both vit D3, and K2, especially K2 (M7 version better). Ron's mother was very lucky and was able to escape to china where she was put in a prison camp for around 10 years, it was so terrible, beyond terrible what happened to wonderful people.

    Other supplements would be; Arginine, coQ10, fish oil (carlons in the bottle is one of the fresher ones, never get caps in a plastic bottle), no flush niacin, magnesium.

    Never hesitate to email us with any questions, and especially before you take any drugs.

    Wishing you both all the best of health over the holidays.

    Fiona and Dr. Ron

  4. 4 Posted by Saul and Dina S... on 24 Dec, 2011 12:05 AM

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    Thank you, Fiona and Dr. Ron. We appreciate the information.

    Saul and Dina Smithson

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