How much better can I be? Part 2

John Arts
Abundant Living

I had a call from a reader that left me speechless. He is 83 and is now good health. Only two years ago he was morbidly obese, diabetic and on several medications.

At 81 he chose to make major changes to his diet. His weight dropped from 180kg to 90kg and is still falling. His blood sugar has improved so much his doctor has stopped all medications. He is no longer diabetic and is living life to the full.

His only issue is accumulating fluid around his ankles during the day. His diet is excellent – based on fish and vegetables. All we will do is add a supplement to deliver potent antioxidants to improve the structure of his capillaries so less fluid is leaked from capillaries.

We will add antioxidants that help keep the blood thin. These include ActiVin grape seed extract oligomeric proanthocyanidins – known as OPCs – Acai berry antioxidants and glycosides in Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo is routinely prescribed by doctors in Europe for circulatory problems including memory loss.

These compounds strengthen blood vessel walls and can prevent blood vessels from becoming over-leaky, reducing the amount of fluid that accumulates in the spaces between cells. As a bonus these compounds are anti-inflammatory, which can help sore joints and other sites of inflammation.

This is a common problem and is often accompanied by other cardiovascular problems such as hypertension. I try to ensure the diet is rich in antioxidants and nitrates, which help dilate blood vessels important for those with blood pressure problems. I've developed a bullet blend recipe high in antioxidants and nitrates that can really help.

If you have circulatory problems you too may want to consider how much better you can get. Give me a call or email: if you need more information. Join my full weekly newsletter at:

John Arts is a qualified nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health. Contact John on 0800 423 559. To read more go to


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