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Protecting Your Heart and Circulation Naturally
Hyperinsulinemia (excess insulin production) is a bigger risk for cardiovascular disease than high cholesterol. Low fat, high carbohydrate diets contribute to the problem of heart disease. Eating more fruits and vegetables and less refined carbohydrates, with adequate protein is a key to preventing coronary heart disease.
Avoiding fats is not the answer, but eating the right kind of fats is important in preventing coronary heart disease. Hydrogenated oils contain trans fatty acids which cause radical damage to arterial tissues and contribute to the development of arterial plaque. Monounsaturated fats are healthy for the body and actually reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Olive oil, nuts and avocados are sources of monounsaturated fats, Use olive oil for cooking. Butter is healthier than margarine. Margarine is considered plastic butter.
Omega-3 EPA is an essentially fatty acids help reduce inflammation and cardiovascular disease and to helping prevent cardiovascular disease. Flax Seed Oil contains a ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids and is a good supplement to satisfy the body's needs for essential fatty acids. Lecithin is one of the good fats. It helps oil and water mix, liquefying cholesterol and dissolving plaque.
Fiber is important for cardiovascular health as it helps eliminate excess cholesterol and toxins to slow the absorption of sugar to lessen the problem of hyperinsulinemia. For every 10 grams of fiber you add to the diet, you lower your risk of dying from heart disease by 17%. Nature's Three or LOCLO are good fiber supplementation.
Supplements that can be taken on a regular basis to improve cardiac health are Hawthorn berries, which tonify the heart and cardiovascular system and Capsicum which stimulates circulation throughout the body. Garlic High Potency helps to lower blood pressure, reduce arterial plaque, eliminate excess cholesterol and prevent blood clots from forming in the arteries. All of these herbs are found in HS II a great formula to enhance circulation.
Ginkgo T/R is a circulatory herb. It enhances circulation to the brain and benefits the peripheral circulation through it and has antioxidant properties. Ginkgo should be avoided with high blood pressure. Ginkgo and Hawthorn Combination provides the benefits of both of these herbs. Valerian Root T/R is a nervine that benefits the heart and helps lower high blood pressure, regulates the heart rhythm and regulates heart palpitations.
CoQ10 is an enzyme found in all body cells and the heart has the most of these enzymes. Scientific studies have shown that people who have suffered a heart attack or who have high blood pressure greatly improve by taking CoQ10.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for cardiac health. It regulates the heartbeat and lowers high blood pressure. This mineral prevents strokes by reducing platelet adhesiveness by about 40%. It helps to absorb plaque. It can be used, like beta blockers, to prevent the heart from having spasms.
Butcher's broom scrubs the arteries. It has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and prevent blood clots. It is one of the herbs in VariGone that aids venous circulation and helps heal varicose veins.
Chelation therapy is another way to prevent and reverse heart disease rather than temporarily relieve the symptoms. Chelates are substances that grab onto foreign matter and take it out of the body system. Medical doctors use intravenous chelation, but many people have found that oral chelation has the same effects. Mega-Chel is an oral chelation program which contains vitamins, minerals, fish oil, and chelating agents, along with ginkgo biloba, hawthorn and coenzyme Q10. Together these substances work to pull the plaque from the arterial walls.
There are many options available to help improve cardiovascular health naturally.