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’s 1 in every 4 deaths! Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Every year 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. These are some very alarming statistics.


Let’s take a 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.


Heart Structure and Function

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 atria and the lower larger chambers are called ventricles.


Heart Structure and Function


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. 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, the Blood. Blood is used to transport nutrition, hormones, enzymes, oxygen, antioxidants, etc.


Acid vs. Alkaline 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 is a by-product of metabolism.


Acid vs Alkaline Diet Foods


If this inflammation goes unchecked by steroids (from the adrenal glands), it can cause cholesterol plaquing. This leads to blockages that can cause coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attacks, strokes, tissue death, and systemic death.


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’s not forget that herbs fall into the classification of vegetables, and are a powerful way to help heal ourselves and prevent heart disease.


Heart Disease Prevention - Cardio-ND - from Premier Research Labs

This herbal formulation is one of our first 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.








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 any of our Martin’s Wellness Pharmacy locations, and get yourself walking down the right road today.


Best in Health,
Edwin Dossman