Studies indicate that a drastic change in diet and exercise can reverse or even cure heart disease. This suggests that the same methods used to prevent heart disease can possibly be a way to cure heart disease.
One program that boasts if these changes is the Dean Ornish Program. It is based on a whole food and a plant-based diet which is a very regimented. According to this program, there are a number of steps that are necessary to reverse or cure heart disease.
Step #1 in the Dean Ornish Program is to lower the fat intake to 10% of your total daily calorie intake. Doing this has been shown to lower cholesterol and lower high blood pressure. This plan also requires a lowering of dietary and an increase in soy protein to 15% of your total daily calories.
Step #2 for the program is to have at least 30 minutes of strenuous exercise every day to help maintain a healthy weight. Combine theses things along with quitting smoking and drinking in small amounts appears to be very promising for ways to cure or reverse heart disease.
Managing stress with meditation, anger management, and even being among friends are great ways to keep heart disease at bay.
Vitamin C has been shown to reduce cholesterol deposits in the arteries. Within a few hours after receiving vitamin C patients showed a sharp decline in the cholesterol levels of the blood.
If you are at risk for heart disease ask your doctor before starting any treatment.