"Various disorders of arteries, particularly hardening due to fibrosis or calcium deposition."


Alternative Medicine

McCully, Kilmer  The Heart Revolution: The Extraordinary Discovery That Finally Laid the Cholesterol Myth to Rest  "In 1994 I introduced a closely related theory of aging that involves thioretinaco ozonide, a compound urnade of homocysteine, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and ozone...In a report published in 1969 in the American Journal of Pathology, McCully unveiled what he would eventually call the homocysteine theory of arteriosclerosis."
Omega-9 (Oleic Acid) (consumed regularly in small amounts) may help prevent/reverse arteriosclerosis, heart disease &/or cancer and is found in olive oil (extra virgin or virgin), olives, avocados, almonds, peanuts, sesame oil, pecans, pistachio nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts.
Oranges help to unclog arteries per FC&A Medical Publishing.  The Cure
Matthias Rath MD discovered that lipoprotein(a) is needed for bad cholesterol to stick inside a blood vessel wall, but that vitamin C reduces this risk, especially with lysine and proline. Vol 8, #1 The Doctor's Prescription for Healthy Living magazine
Stress rather than bad cholesterol may be a culprit in the hardening of artery walls believes Takio Shimamoto. 
It is vinegar (acetic acid) from which adrenal cortical hormones are made notes 1964 Nobel prize winner Canadian Dr Hans Selye.  Alkaline foods such as citrus fruits, lemonade, ume vinegar, ume wine, ume plum, pickles may help reduce or help reverse the effects of stress and hardening of the arteries.
Sulpher - The artery lining may be damaged by excess homocysteine.  Homocysteine naturally occurs from sulphur-bearing amino acid metabolism.  Sulphur-bearing amino acids are methionine, cystine, cysteine and taurine.  When vitamin B6, B12 and B9 are adequate, excessive homocysteine may be prevented.


Progressive narrowing and hardening of the arteries over time may occur to some degree with aging &/or excess plaque.
"Athero-sclerosis is a specific type of arterio-sclerosis... An abnormal difference may indicate peripheral vascular disease." 


SciFri 060812 Hour 1: Flame Malware, Stem Cells and Vascular Disease 6/8/2012 Science Friday radio

Alternative Medicine

Chelation (oral, IV, creams) using
Coronary (heart) arthero-sclerosis reversal with Nathan Pritikin's (especially animal) fat reduction diet. - August 2004 - Profile: Joe Dillon -
November 2006 - As We See It: My Recent Conversation with Suzanne - 2/2009 The Cholesterol Controversy @ - "Cholesterol is a lipid (fat) that is chemically classified as a sterol. It provides critically important functions in the body such as building and maintaining cell membranes. Cholesterol also functions as a precursor to hormones like testosterone and fat-soluble vitamins...
LDL (low-density lipoprotein) transports cholesterol to the cells, whereas HDL (high-density lipoprotein) transports cholesterol away from the cells. 
When one has excess LDL, too much cholesterol can be deposited into the arterial wall.
Insufficient HDL, on the other hand, impairs cholesterol transport away from the arterial wall (for disposal in the liver).
Too much LDL and/or not enough HDL can thus set the stage for atherosclerosis...A number of studies document the ability of ubiquinol CoQ10 to protect against LDL oxidation better than lycopene, alpha tocopherol, and other lipid-soluble antioxidants.55-5...Perhaps no other nutrient has demonstrated better anti-LDL oxidation effects than pomegranate," (other than a low fat diet, such as vegetarian diet with wild fish/dairy).
As ribose-cysteine (d-ribose-l-cysteine or RibCys) lowers LDL, Lp(a) and oxidised lipid concentrations, it might be an ideal intervention to increase protection against the development of atherosclerosis. Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Dr Davis, William  Track Your Plaque   Atherosclerotic plaque in carotid or coronary arteries may be tracked.  8/05
"Detoxification is the process of enhanced elimination of significant amounts of endogenous and exogenous toxins from the body with the help of natural nutrients promoting organ drainage with more efficient conjugation of toxins and excretion. Most common nutrients are megadoses of vitamins, especially C and B, glutathione, zinc, magnesium, alpha-lipoic acid, carnosine, probiotics, etc. Some foods, like chlorella, cilantro, buckwheat, pectin, kefir, mushrooms, bran, etc, are able to move toxins out through the bowel...
Chelation is the process by which a metal or mineral (such as lead, mercury, arsenic, aluminum, etc.) is bonded to another substance so it can carry them away in urine, feces or sweat. For chelation, special chemicals (DMSA, DMPS, EDTA , TTFD, D-Penicillamine, etc.) are used. They have affinity to specific heavy metals and minerals (mercury, lead, calcium, nickel, iron, etc.) The chelator binds to the metal molecule making it water-soluble and more easily excreted from the body. These agents are not natural but have shown safety and efficacy during many years of clinical experience. This procedure should be done only under trained physician supervision. We suggest chelation treatment only in case of diagnosed high level of toxicity and on basis of 2 previously mentioned steps...
Each chelating substance has its own benefits and possible side effects that you need to be aware of. The choice you make depends on your spectrum of heavy metal excretion through the liver and kidneys.
It is known that some kids with learning disabilities and autism cannot excrete toxic metals accumulating them in their bodies (thus possibly needing supervised detoxification)."
Garlic may slow the growth of atherosclerotic plaque.  Aged garlic used in trials. 5/05
Galacturonic acid found only in grapefruit pulp, including membranes that separate the sections and interior white rind, dislodges artery plaque and may reverse atherosclerosis per Dr James Cerda, University of Florida, USA.  James E O'Brien's mini magazine The Miracle of Nature's Healing Foods published by Glove Communications Corp.
Nitric oxide from arginine found in peanuts and almonds, eg, help dilate blood vessels and clean out arteries.  5/15/2009
Pomegranates may reverse severe atherosclerosis. Pomegranates contain the enzyme paraoxonase-l that greatly protects against LDL oxidation. It also reduces abnormal platelet aggregation, lowers blood pressure by inhibiting the angiotension converting enzyme, plus protects arterial wall against cholesterol accumulation. Pomegranate suppresses the dangerous inflammatory cytokine called interleukin-1 beta, which is associated with inflammatory disorders. Summer2006/Winter2007  Spring 2009
Vitamin K1 (from dark leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, broccoli) and especially biologically active vitamin K2 called menaquinone-7 (from vitamin K1 intestine conversion, fermented soy natto, dairy products) contribute to reduction of atherosclerosis, arterial disease, bond fractures, artery calcification, and osteoporosis.  Take with calcium at bedtime!  Vitamin K1 is recognized for its contribution to blood clotting, skin/artery elasticity, and reduction of skin bruising. Winter2006/Summer2007