A CT scan shows a great deal of calcification in both my carotid arteries.
Have high blood pressure, and family history of heart attacks and strokes.
I wish to point out another tool in the Arsenal and that is natto a massive source of vitamin k2, which has been scientifically looked at and prevents calcification of the arteries by increasing gla matrix protein stripping excess ca+ ions from artery walls. There's a few scientific papers on k2 which show it works to decalcify the arteries of patients with kidney disease.
After reading all the literature on k2, I bought a electric pressure cooker with a yogurt setting, the instant pot duo, and ordered 7 bags of natto bacteria from Ali express which will last year's for under 20 dollars. I now make a weekly batch of natto beans effortlessly for pennies. Look up instant pot natto on youtube. My blood pressure has dropped since, but I am also exercising and have went from 230 to 190lbs at 6ft tall over the past year. You only need to eat a tablespoon a day to get 1000 mcg of vitamin k2.