The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attack.
One person dies every 34 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 697,000 people in the United States died from heart disease in 2020—that’s 1 in every 5 deaths.
So…is there a natural approach to heart disease? Of course, the same way that heart disease is gained through ‘naturally’ having an unhealthy life style it can also be prevented the natural way.
Many may not notice but surprisingly enough, coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death of American women which outnumbers the next sixteen causes of death all put together and twice as high as all cancer deaths combined. The scary part is, the first symptom for many women is death. Among the 1.5 million reported cases of heart attacks in the U.S. each year, almost on third or half a million results in death, and of these sudden deaths, about two hundred thirty-three thousand are women. Although more men have heart attacks than women each year, there are a much higher percentage of fatalities of women from them than men.
Lack of understanding and research for heart disease symptoms in women may have contributed to these sudden deaths, but studies show that coronary heart disease in women can be prevented ‘naturally’. It only takes discipline and commitment to make necessary lifestyle changes. According to Dr. HingHau Tsang’s crusade on nutrition, having a natural approach to heart disease would entail following important steps for a healthy heart, which are:
1. The core principles for optimal health should be followed. They are: drink six to ten glasses of clean water daily; eat whole foods and avoid processed and refine food; exercise daily; avoid obesity and maintain a healthy weight; take optimal multiple vitamin, mineral and antioxidant daily; always prefer natural healing remedies and avoid synthetic drugs which often comes with dangerous side effects.
2. Drinking alcohol in moderation like one to two drinks per day, particularly red wine, can protect against heart disease.
3. Eating garlic daily is important as it neutralizes three risk factors for heart disease which is high blood fats, high blood pressure, and blood clotting. Taking GarliPure for those people who don’t like the taste and smell of garlic is also an option.
4. .Lipoprotein (Lp) in the body should be kept at a low. Lp is ten times more dangerous than LDL cholesterol in developing heart disease. People who have suffered from heart attack or stroke should take at least six or more grams of Vitamin C and four to six grams of Lysine everyday. These vitamins together with Vitamin A and E are specifically recommended for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
5. Keep your Homocysteine levels low by taking daily multivitamins that has folic acid, B6 and B12.
6. Eating whole grains, legumes, bran, peanuts, broccoli, and almonds increases you intake of magnesium which prevents heart muscle spasm, maintains normal blood pressure, keeps the heartbeat regular, keeps the blood flowing smoothly, and raises the ‘good’ cholesterol HDL.
7. Keep your Fibrinogen levels low by exercise, a glass of wine with dinner, GarliPure, Vitamin E, eating deep sea fish or taking Opti-DHA daily, and a vegetarian diet. A high level of Fibrinogen play an essential role in blood clotting and is directly related to coronary artery disease, strokes, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, and strokes.
8. Take the heart healthy natural supplements that maintain a healthy heart which includes Coenzyme q-10 200-400 mg per day; L-carnitine 500-1000 mg twice a day; Opti-DHA Fish oils 2-4 capsules per day; Magnesium 1000-1500 mg per day; Tri-B 100 (Vitamin B complex) 2 tablets daily; and Hawthorn 1 capsule 3 times a day.
9. Take antioxidants to raise the ‘good’ cholesterol HDL and lower the ‘bad’ cholesterol LDL. Some antioxidants include Alpha Lipoic Acid, green tea extract, grape seed extract, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, and N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC).
10. Reduce and ban chemical toxins from your life such as exposure to solvents, glues, lacquers, paints, vinyl chloride, metals, fungicides, and herbicides.
11. Don’t smoke. If you are a smoker – try your best to quit. Smoking 1 cigarette can take 11 minutes off your life.