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To: stripes1776
If you are eating dark chocolate for any health benefits, look at the label and make sure it hasn't been Dutched. If you are only eating for taste, it probably won't matter.

I have a bi-cuspid valve in my heart and I also have an aorta that is showing signs of a thinning wall. I have a history of aortic rupture in my family. I am monitored by my HMO for deterioration in either of those conditions which will necessitate surgery. After two years of eating dark chocolate my conditions are IMPROVING. Doctors have even said I may never need surgery.

46 posted on 10/13/2006 6:48:40 PM PDT by groanup (Limited government is the answer. What's the question?)
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To: groanup
After two years of eating dark chocolate my conditions are IMPROVING. Doctors have even said I may never need surgery.

What type of dark chocolate are you eating? Dutched or non-Dutched? If the label says noting about Dutched or alkalized, the chocolate is most likely non-Dutched.

47 posted on 10/13/2006 6:54:53 PM PDT by stripes1776
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To: groanup
If you haven't done so yet, try adding the omega-3 fats to your diet. Flax seed, properly prepared and fish oil are the most prominent sources.
50 posted on 10/13/2006 7:15:33 PM PDT by Colorado Buckeye (It's the culture stupid!)
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