Hi a friend of mine had stroke problems and used bromelain from pineapple to thin blood. He had nearly died from hemorrhage because of the prescribed coumadin. Some people have used vitamin E. With blood vessels lined with fat is is important in my opinion to gain normal weight and keep it. It is also important to avoid animal products and fats, and sugars (one doctor thinks sugar may make blood stickier, maybe that would clot, as well as slowing immune system function) which may end up converting to cholesterol. It is also important to get sunshine so extra cholesterol can convert to vitamin D instead and help clear blood vessels in my opinion. Green leafy vegetables, vegetables, whole grains, fruit, lemon, nuts, and garlic may be useful for artery health according to some. Drinking sludges blood I would avoid it to avoid a dangerous clot. Coffee and tea and cheese also should be avoided. Have a nice day!