TOKYO —Empress Michiko has myocardial ischemia, an ailment in which blood has trouble reaching the heart due to a blockage in the coronary arteries, the Imperial Household Agency said Sunday night.
Read the entire article on JapanToday http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/empress-has-myocardial-ischemia-scan-shows
Empress Michiko is 80 years old. I am sure she will receive the best care that modern medicine has to offer, but shockingly, the drugs and possible invasive operations may not offer anything more than slightly extending her life. This condition has been shown to be preventable and treatable with diet.
Heart attack is the number one killer, the cause of 50% of all deaths each year. And it need not be. As a quick aside, back in the 1970s, Dr. Michael Gregor's grandmother was sent home to die by heart specialists. Instead she enrolled at a Pritikin Center and learned a new way of eating. She arrived in wheel chair and walked out on her own two feet - and went on to live healthfully for another 30 years! In fact, that is what prompted the then young Michael Gregor to become an MD (he now runs Nutritionfacts.org).
Here is Dr. Hans Diehl, founder of CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) telling us what we each need to do to protect ourselves from the number one killer (and many others). If only Empress Michiko would somehow get the same message.
Dr Hans Diehl: Diet in Regression of Heart Disease
(about 57 munutes)
Empress Michiko eat well, be well.