Heart disease is a general term that covers a broad range of negative health conditions that attack the heart.These conditions include, but are not limited to, coronary artery disease, which causes heart attacks, infections in the heart muscles and valves, and congenital heart failure. Collectively, this group of conditions affecting the heart is the number one cause of death in the United States. Interestingly, more people die yearly of medical mistakes than any disease. The Center for Disease Control estimates that one third of all people who die in America die of heart related illnesses.
Accordingly, the most common of these negative health conditions is coronary artery disease (CAD). Making certain lifestyle changes now can lower one’s risk of this condition and therefore reduce the likelihood of a heart attack.
Obviously, anyone smoking cigarettes will immediately be doing themselves a favor by quitting. Cigarettes constrict blood flow, contain toxins and heavy metals, and contain agents that can contribute to the onset of heart disease. Cigarettes offer human beings no positive benefits, and they represent a money pit into which millions of dollars are thrown each year. Of course, most smokers know this, but they find quitting can be the hardest thing they have ever tried.
If you are a smoker, and this describes your personal struggle toward a smoke free life, we encourage you to read our Learning Center article on addiction.
Consistent exercise will also help reduce the risk of CAD. Cardiovascular exercise, in particular, can strengthen the heart and circulation. Integrating daily cardio into your life can be a challenge at first if you are a busy American who is constantly on the go. However, even the busiest of people, when they make a determined choice to exercise, will make room in their schedule and guard this time slot against all distractions.
Still another change that everyone can take toward lowering their risk of heart disease is a change in diet. Developing an affordable diet that consists of natural, certified organic foods is one of the most important things anyone can ever do. The toxins that many processed foods contain have negative impacts on every organ of the body—including the heart. Elimination of foods that contain these toxins will immediately lower toxicity levels and better allow the kidneys, colon, and liver to do their job of detoxifying the body. Also, if you have a microwave, throw it away!!
It also helps to invest in all natural supplementation as another key element in reducing the risk of dangerous heart conditions. Like many foods, there are also many supplements that contain high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants lower the amounts of free radicals in the body, which in turn helps lower one’s risk of heart disease. There are a number of supplements sold by the Global Healing Center that are high in antioxidants. Products such as Intramax, Megahydrate, and E3 Live can contribute additional, vital antioxidants to the body. Enzymes are also extremely effective for reducing the chances of developing heart disease. The highest quality enzyme formula on the market is called Veganzyme.
We strongly recommend that every one of our readers work out a budget that will integrate a balance of these actions, foods, and supplements into a new, vibrant, and healthy GREEN lifestyle.