Plant-based Diet and Heart Health
According to the statistics supplied by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 610,000 people die of Heart Disease in the United States every year - that is 1 in every 4 deaths! Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year 735,000 people have a heart attack. These are some very alarming statistics. Let us look at the heart and the cardiovascular system, exploring what may be some contributing factors to its degeneration, and what actions we can take as preventative maintenance measures to decrease our risk of having issues.
Structure & Function of Heart
Your heart is a four-chambered holding and receiving organ with a system of valves that allow blood in and out. You have two chambers on the right and two on the left. The upper chambers are called atriums and the lower larger chambers are called ventricles. Fresh, oxygenated blood comes from the pulmonary arteries into the upper left atrial and moves through the mitral valve into the lower left chamber, then out into the body to feed and oxygenate the cells.
Anatomy of the Human Heart
This blood comes back around after making its journey through miles of the vascular system. Although arteries, capillaries, and veins are not organs or glands, they are a link to every cell in your body. Their job is to carry vital fuels and building materials to all the cells. Your vascular system carries your physical life force - Blood. Blood is used to transport nutrition, hormones, enzymes, oxygen, antioxidants, etc.
Alkaline vs Acidic Foods Diet
An acidic diet, excessive “glue-like” foods (like refined starches), chemicals, heavy metals, animal proteins, and a lack of calcium utilization all cause damage to this vital system. Your vascular walls are sensitive to inflammation from acids that are ingested, or that are a by-product of metabolism. If this inflammation goes unchecked, it can cause excessive cholesterol plaquing. This leads to blockages that can cause heart attacks, strokes, tissue death, and systemic death.
Alkaline/Acid Ph Chart
Alkaline forming foods are at the other end of the PH spectrum and are healing, cooling, and soothing. These foods help to regenerate the body and include almost all fruits, and vegetables in their whole form. Let us not forget that herbs fall into the classification of vegetables and are a powerful way to help heal ourselves.
Cardio-ND from Premier Research Labs for Improving Heart Health
This herbal formulation is one of our top choices if you want help addressing the causes of high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, circulation issues, or heart imbalances. The nutrients in Cardio-ND have been micro-cultured to deliver comprehensive support for the cardiovascular system.
• Supports healthy blood flow and circulation, healthy blood pressure, and blood lipids
• Assists oxygen transport in Red blood cells
• Helps improve varicose veins
• Supports the arterial and venal cleansing process anywhere in the body, especially the heart
• Immune-specific support for the arteries and veins, especially at the heart, kidneys, and entire circulatory tree
Cardio-ND by Premier Research Labs
Our Wellness Consultants are always ready to help guide you through the sometimes-challenging task of staying healthy on this planet. Come in and see us at Martin’s Wellness Pharmacies at our Dripping Springs Pharmacy, and Lamar Plaza Drugstore locations and get yourself walking down the right road today.
Best in Health,