Today I want to share an excellent article on Heart food from the writings of Dr. John Christopher. I just can’t say enough about the value of Cayenne. Christopher shows it to be a “fountain of youth” for the heart, veins & arteries.
Cayenne is one of the finest foods for the feeding of the heart and for keeping the veins and arteries in good youthful condition.
It is best to begin using cayenne in small amounts and increase the volume gradually.
- For example, start with 1/3 teaspoonful of cayenne in a little water three times a day.
- Continue taking cayenne in these amounts for three or four days and then add another third of a teaspoonful to the original third each time it is taken.
- Again after three or four days increase the amount of cayenne by another third of a teaspoonful until you can take at least a teaspoonful three times each day.
This herb is not a drug. It is merely an excellent food, high in calcium, Vitamin C, etc. Even though one senses heat and slight discomfort at first, this is due only to a stepping up of the circulation and can do no harm to the body.
The herb cayenne is a great food for the entire circulatory system because it feeds the necessary elements into the cell structures of arteries, veins, and capillaries throughout the body so that these structures regain the elasticity of youth again and blood pressure adjusts itself to normal.
Cayenne rebuilds the tissue in the stomach and will heal stomach and intestinal ulcers. By equalizing blood circulation, cayenne produces natural warmth and by stimulating the peristaltic motion of the veins, arteries and intestines it aids in assimilation and elimination.
When the venous structure becomes loaded with sticky mucus, the heart has a harder time circulating the blood and therefore higher blood pressure is required to force the substance through the veins.
Equalizes Blood Pressure
Cayenne regulates and equalizes the flow of blood from the head to the feet which immediately relieves the heart and gradually extends its effects to the arteries, capillaries and nerves. The frequency of the pulse though not increased is given more power.
Dr. Christopher’s Cayenne Testimony
Because of my own experiences I must tell you that I am a firm believer in the use of cayenne for the circulatory. I suffered ill health in my youth and from my middle twenties to the middle thirties it was impossible for me to purchase life insurance, even a thousand dollar policy. This was due in part to the hardening of the arteries and a disposition to high blood pressure which I suffered from.
During my middle forties I tried again for a substantially large policy of life insurance. Because of the amount of the insurance I had requested, I was required to see two different doctors, each of whom gave me an examination. After one examination the doctor exclaimed that he was astounded at my blood pressure which resembled that of a healthy teenager though I was forty-five years old.
The second doctor measured my blood pressure five times, in each instance shaking his head and repeatedly scrutinizing my case history chart. I was becoming irritated and asked him if his equipment was broken, seeing that he had repeated the reading over and over. He told me that the equipment had been used without trouble for some time, but since my age was forty-five and I had a perfect systolic over diastolic pressure he had to wonder if the reading was correct. I assured him that it was and related what the other doctor had said. I got an O.K. for the policy from both practitioners.
Last year as I neared seventy years of age I told this story to a class I was instructing. One of the pre-medicine students asked if my blood pressure was still as good as it had been then. So I gave him permission to take my blood pressure. Amazingly, the group saw the blood pressure reading of a healthy young man and not the average reading of a seventy-year-old individual. This was very gratifying to me to say the least. The main reason for this good blood pressure of mine, besides my close adherence to the mucusless diet, was the use of cayenne as a food each day.
I take one to three teaspoons or more of cayenne every day of my life and the resulting healthy blood pressure is what I call a good pay-off for a total effort.
Never Lost a HEART ATTACK Victim
In more than thirty-five years of practice we have never lost a case when called to help a heart attack victim because we always use cayenne. After propping up the patient and pouring down a cup of hot cayenne tea, which is one teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water, relief comes quickly. One will find a great blessing if this herb is used as a daily food, six days a week, throughout life.