Thrombosis Prevention

by Glen Swartwout


Heart attack and stroke are among the most common and devastating manifestations of thrombosis, and represent the most prevalent cause of death and disability in our culture today. With directed support relying primarily on natural nutritional and herbal supplementation, I believe that these gruesome statistics can be changed. Of course, as a first step, elimination of refined foods from the diet, institution of adequate lymphatic stimulation, particularly through rebounding, and replacement of various sweet, acidic and stimulating drinks with highly alkaline antioxidant water is essential to the erradication of all culturally based disease.

Some of the common risk factors involved in thrombosis, and their most common key antidotes recommended by Remission Foundation as of December, 1998 are:

Arterial wall inflammation Antioxidant water (Microwater or coral), MSM, Ester-C Complex and Maxogenol
Atherosclerotic plaque Elation!, TMG, Chitosan, MSM and Ester-C Complex
Atherosclerosis TMG and Elation! program
Atrial fibrillation Magnesium Taurate and Unique E (build up to 2 a day)
Blood viscosity elevation Ginkgo biloba
Cancer (some forms) PABA (2 doses of 500 mg each three times daily), Shark Essence, Cansema capsules, etc.
Carotid stenosis Ginkgo biloba, TMG and Elation! program (see also Atherosclerosis report)
Cigarette smoking Smoke Free program, AllerFree
Cyclooxygenase Elation!, Allium sativa Garlic, White Willow
Fibrinogen elevation Ester-C Complex (10 a day in addition to Vitamin C in StarGold), DHA-250, Bromelain, olive oil, Vitamin A, beta carotene
Heart attack hGH (or BHB) and Magenta color therapy immediately after followed by Ginkgo biloba(build up to 3 a day) and HeartEase
Heart valve replacement Homeopathic Arnica montana after surgery, followed by MSM (after initial cicatrization, i.e. scar formation), Ester-C Complex and Zinc monomethionine to support wound healing
Homocysteine elevation B vitamins: TMG, B6, B12, and folic acid, plus antioxidant water (Microwater or coral) 
Lipoxygenase Elation!, Allium sativa Garlic
Oxidized LDL cholesterol Unique E, CoQ10
Platelet activating factor (PAF) Ginkgo biloba
Platelet adhesion elevation Ginkgo biloba
Platelet aggregation, adenosine diphosphate (ADP) induced Elation!, Allium sativa Garlic
Platelet aggregation, arachidonic acid induced DHA-250, Elation!, Allium sativa Garlic
Platelet aggregation, collagen induced Elation!, Allium sativa Garlic
Platelet aggregation, epinephrine induced Elation!, Allium sativa Garlic
Platelet aggregation, serotonin induced avoid specific 5-HTP, Tryptophan and Tyrosine supplementation
Platelet (thrombocyte) count, elevated Mucor racemosus, Sanuvis (Sanum therapy)
Platelet free radicals Unique E
Prostaglandin E2 DHA-250
Red blood cell (RBC) hyperaggregation (roulleau) and loss of RBC fluidity Chitosan (6 per day, especially with heavier meals); avoid rich foods; Similase (1 with each solid meal)
Red blood cell protein kinase activity (PKC) increase Genistein
Thromboxane A2 Elation!, Allium sativa Garlic, White Willow
Thrombin activating factor Ginkgo biloba
Thrombotic stroke Activase (t-PA), Hydergine, Magnesium glycinate (up to 1500 mg elemental magnesium orally) hGH (or BHB) and Magenta color therapy immediately, followed byGinkgo biloba (build up to 3 a day), green tea extract, etc.
Tissue plasminogen activity (tPA) deficiency Maxogenol
Triglycerides elevation DHA-250

20% of strokes are hemorhagic, often related to aneurysm. Prevention includes supplementation of Copper Aspartate (often together with Zinc), quercetin and bilberry to enhance vessel wall strength and flexibility. Immediate treatment with the drugs Hydergine and piracetam (European) is recommended. Avoid taking blood thinning products like aspirin (indefinitely), white willow and ginkgo biloba (for at least a couple weeks).

General supplementation recommendations developed at Remission Foundation for reducing thrombotic risk include:

nutrient basic source supplemental primary function
Water,  antioxidant Coral Calcium, Microwater 
prevent oxidation of LDL
Fiber One StepTM (6 gm per serving) pectin, guar gum, psyllium reduce cholesterol level
Vitamin B6 StarGold P5P (100 to 200 mg daily) reduce homocysteine level
Vitamin B12 StarGold Dibencozide (one a day under tongue to build up stores) reduce homocysteine level
Folic acid StarGold Folic acid 10 mg (at least 2.5 mg/day) reduce homocysteine level
PABA StarGold PABA (2 doses of 500 mg each three times daily) especially for cancer patients
Trimethylglycine (TMG) TMG TMG most effective methyl donor known for homocysteine reduction
Vitamin C StarGold Ester-C Complex (10 a day in addition to StarGold) reduce fibrinogen level (don’t need as much Ester-C Complex in additon to StarGold if fibrinogen level is below 300)
Vitamin E Star Gold Unique E (build up to one twice a day; change dosage gradually) reduce free radical induced platelet aggregation and LDL oxidation
Coenzyme Q10 CoQ10 100 mg + Hawthorn Berry CoQ10 100 mg + Hawthorn Berry (take with rice bran oil for increased benefits) prevent LDL oxidation
EDTA Elation! (up to 3 packets a day) Chelation therapy inhibit blood clotting (used in laboratories to keep blood samples from clotting in vitro)
Magnesium StarGold Magnesium Taurate (supplying 125 mg Magnesium twice daily) calcium channel blocking to relax smooth muscle and enhance blood flow
EPA, DHA (from fish oil; substitute hemp or flax oil if vegan) DHA-250 DHA-250 (up to 12 a day) protective against inflammatory platelet aggregation related to prostaglandin E2, reduce triglycerides (35%), may decrease fibrinogen level plus many of the clot preventing functions of garlic
Bilberry Maxogenol Strix, Bilberry nectar and fruit spread enhance capillary flexibility and reduce fragility
Bromelain Bromelain (Thorne Research) Bromelain (Thorne Research) reduce fibrinogen level
Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo biloba inhibit PAF, thrombin activating factor, platelet adhesion and excess viscosity
Panax Ginseng Panax quinquifoliaAmerican Ginseng Panax Ginseng adaptogen
Garlic Elation! (each packet supplies 400 mg Allicin rich garlic) Allium sativaGarlic (supplying 5,000 mcg Allicin in a daily tablet) blood thinning protection against platelet aggregation by collagen, arachidonic acid, ADP and epinephrine; inhibits cyclooxygenase and lipooxygenase -induced thromboxane A2 synthesis
Genistein One Step Soy Isoflavones inhibit protein kinase C (PKC)
Green tea extract (epigallocatechin gallate) Green tea extract Green tea extract (240 mg of green tea polyphenols, twice a day) effective as an anti-platelet agent (up to 8 a day is used in cancer prevention and reversal)
Grape skin or red wine extract Maxogenol Maxogenol (up to 3 a day) increase tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) level and other mechanisms
White willow bark Kidney Cleanse (up to three a day) White Willow (one a day) inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 and thromboxane A2 involved in abnormal clot formation (avoid if taking coumadin)

Blood tests recommended to monitor thrombotic risk may include:

  • Partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
  • Fibrinogen
  • D-Dimer of fibrin
  • Prothrombin
  • Darkfield microscopy (roulleau, plaques, clotting, etc.)