Dec 13, 2018
This week, a young friend passed away suddenly due to a cardiovascular event.
Heart disease is the number 1 killer, and has been for some time.
The crazy thing is, like most all chronic diseases, it is COMPLETELY PREVENTIBLE AND REVERSIBLE!
We talk about the most important risk factors to consider, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and STRESS (or disconnection).
Like most talks, this was jam packed with content. Some important takeaways include...
Heart disease STARTS EARLY - you don't need to wait another minute to start caring for your heart
CHOLESTEROL IS a significant risk factor that can be reduced on a whole food, plant based diet (reduce dietary choleserol!)
Specific cholesterol lowering foods are high in fiber, such as: oats, beans, okra, eggplant, flax, avocado
ANTIOXIDANTS are key in maintaining endothelial function (greens, berries, vitamin C)
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE is another important risk factor that can be addressed nutritionally (beets, celery, and magnesium are great)
AEROBIC EXERCISE strengthens the heart
STRESS and ISOLATION are more powerful predictors of cardiovascular disease and premature death than any biomarker
LOVE and CONNECTION are the antidotes, and therefore maybe the most powerful medicine that can be prescribed
Links to learn more
- Show notes and resources: https://www.alter.health/episode55
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