Every year doctors announce some new magic pill or surgical technique to cure heart problems. And each year, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the developed world. Doctors just don't get heart health. Over the years, they have attributed the cause of cardiovascular disease to smoking, eating habits, weight problems, high-cholesterol, high blood pressure, and just plain genetic bad luck. But even now, scientists are discovering that free radicals, Omega-6 fatty acids, high homocysteine levels, circulating immune complexes in the blood, overall systemic inflammation, and more also play fundamental roles in the onset of heart disease.
In the following seven alternative health newsletters specifically regarding cardiovascular health, take a detailed tour of the anatomy and physiology of your cardiovascular system. In this detailed explanation, you will find that cardiovascular health is possible and heart disease is even reversible! Information on naturally reversing heart disease may be shocking to some, but the cardiovascular health secrets revealed in this series could also open your eyes to a whole new world of how alternative medicine can help heal even the most dire health conditions, once you get to the root of the problem in the first place.
1. The Anatomy of the Heart
By looking at the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart from a doctor's perspective, we gain a unique privilege in understanding symptoms of heart disease. We get to evaluate that perspective. Once we understand the underlying basis of medical treatments used to correct heart disease, we can make informed decisions as to which of those alternative health treatments and medications actually make sense for heart disease symptoms...and, more importantly, what alternatives might actually work to improve your cardiovascular health.
2. Heart Problems and Alternative Health Solutions
Although many problems with the heart may seem to be biomechanical in nature and beyond the purview of nutrition and supplements, that's not necessarily true. Some of the natural health remedies you will learn about concerning heart disease are how:
- Magnesium supplementation can change the shape and condition of heart valves.
- B vitamins can help rebuild the heart.
- CoQ10 can reenergize every single cell in the heart and can literally remold the size and shape of the heart after the onset of congestive heart failure.
- The use of Omega-3 fatty acids can help in reversing heart damage caused by NEFAs.
- Proteolytic enzymes can provide nutritional support for your body as it works to clean out the coronary arteries and repair damage to epicardial tissue surrounding the heart.
- The use of heavy metal chelators such as cilantro and chlorella can reduce the risk of an acute coronary event.
- Regular supplementation of a tonic made with cayenne and Hawthorne berry can rebuild the strength of the heart.
- Proper dental care and the use of avocado soy unsaponifiables and proteolytic enzymes can reduce the incidence of periodontal disease, which reduces the chances of an acute coronary event.
- Regular use of immune enhancers and pathogen destroyers decreases the risk of most inflammatory heart disease and the incidence of viral and bacterial infections that can adversely affect the heart.
- And regular exercise can strengthen the heart and improve its efficiency even in your eighth and ninth decade of life.
3. Secrets of the Heart: Understanding Your Doctor's Diagnosis
Next we will examine how your doctor unravels the secrets of your heart when you visit his/her office. Learn to take the mystery out of a doctor's diagnosis so that you know what your doctor is looking at, listening to, and analyzing when he/she is looking at your heart. Arm yourself with some basic diagnostic knowledge so you are not totally at the mercy of the medical mystique when the results of your next physical are pronounced.
4. Vascular Problems: Clogged Arteries, High Blood Pressure, & DVT
This section explores the vascular system — your arteries and veins. Unlike the previous discussion of the heart, which required a great deal of anatomy, this discussion of anatomy is much simpler. Get a deeper understanding about your body's systems so that you can communicate with your doctor and actively participate in your treatment. If you have high blood pressure, blood clots, or atherosclerosis, it's imperative that you fully understand how that happened, the physiological consequences of any medical treatments, and any viable alternative health solutions that might be available to you.
5. The Functions of Blood and How It Maintains Health
The cardiovascular system has only one purpose—to move blood through the body. By definition that makes blood pretty important, and as befits its importance, it is a vast topic that we're merely going to touch on in this alternative health newsletter. Learn the role of blood, from transporting nutrients to removing waste, and how a proper heart healthy diet and hydration can assist your blood in protecting your overall health.
6. What Blood Is Made of and How that Effects Your Health
It's important to examine the composition of blood and how that determines its functionality. Why is this important? Two reasons:
- When your doctor runs tests on your blood, he/she is primarily looking at the individual components—like hematocrit, albumin, platelet, and white cell counts. Knowing what your doctor is talking about and what the levels mean will empower you to be an active participate in any treatment. (In the next newsletter we will cover these tests in detail.)
- Knowing what the pieces are and what affects them will give you access to a world of alternatives that your doctor is unlikely to inform you about—or to be informed about themselves, for that matter.
7. Understanding Blood Types & Blood Tests
Here, we wrap up our series on the cardiovascular system as we explore blood types and blood tests. Once again, the goal is not to help you graduate medical school, but to help you learn enough so that you are not clueless in your doctor's office and understand the options (particularly the non-medical ones) that are available to you. Specifically you're going to learn about the importance of blood type, how it affects diet and what doctors test for when they check your blood and what the results mean to you.
Continue reading these other helpful Newsletters on Heart Health and other related issues:
- Cleansing Your Blood
- A Link Between Heart Disease, MS, and Alzheimer's
- A New Key to Heart Attacks
- A Patented Proteolytic Enzyme Formula
- The Baseline of Health® - Part 1
- The Baseline of Health® - Part 2
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