Heart disease is scary and often misunderstood. If you look at the medical definition of heart disease, you will see that it is a condition characterized by a dysfunction of the heart and the blood vessels. There are thousands of people that die from this disease every year.
There are many other common conditions that are related closely to heart disease, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart murmur, cholesterol, and more. While the causes and symptoms can vary greatly, there are usually warning signs that you should be aware of. These may include extreme fatigue, fast heart rate or an irregular heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty breathing, change in sleep patterns, and more.
It is thought that fatty material (which has been attributed to heart disease) will accumulate around the heart before it accumulates in the veins. This is typically why heart disease is so advanced by the time it is diagnosed. Holistic practitioners believe that the root cause of heart disease is due to constipation. When your bowels back up, the liver cannot function properly and eliminating fatty material is more difficult, resulting in the accumulation in the blood, arteries, and eventually the heart.
Risk factors and warning signs need to be considered, especially if you have experienced anxiety, smoking, diabetes, obesity, a poor diet, difficulty speaking, severe dizziness, loss of balance, sudden intense headache, lack of sleep, or loss of consciousness. If you are at risk of heart disease, you may wish to consider a more holistic approach and natural remedies that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to help you.
- Be sure that you eat a diet that is well balanced and that contains plenty of fiber. Foods that have been shown to help with heart disease include, brown rice, asparagus, apples, bananas, yogurt, salmon, tuna, garlic, onions, and flaxseed, just to name a few.
- There are several things that you should avoid or eliminate altogether from your lifestyle, including, smoking, drugs, sodium, red meat, and sugar.
- If you are overweight, it is recommended that you lose weight. Excess weight will put undue stress on your heart to function normally.
- If have constipation problems, those need to be corrected immediately.
- Avoid stress and anxiety. Try learning some stress management techniques to help keep you calm.
- Do not remain sedentary – get up and get moving. Regular exercise is good for you heart, after all it is a muscle!
- Drink at least 10 eight ounce glasses of water daily. Pure water – steam distilled is best.
Heart disease is a serious health problem that should not go untreated. If you feel you may have the beginning stages of heart disease, you should get tested. There are so many natural things you can do to help reverse heart disease, do not wait until it is too late.
Always consult your physician before starting any new exercise routines and removing or adding any new supplements or foods to your diet that may interfere with pre-existing health conditions or medications you’re currently taking.
By Tammy Moorehead – for the 50 Plus Report