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Your Heart: Shocking Facts & Stats

The heart: where the physical body, the state oYour Heart_ Stats & Facts 2f high vibrational love and the soul meet

A thorough heart health risk evaluation should form part of everybody’s yearly preventative medical examination, whether or not you have symptoms or a positive history. The natural, integrative holistic treatment options are aimed at improving energy metabolism inside the heart’s cells, as well as blood supply to the heart, while simultaneously facilitating the welcoming, releasing and surrendering of blocked emotional and mental energy. As one patient who participated in the world renowned Heart Disease Reversal Program lead by physician, Dr Dean Ornish, said: ‘Even if the tests showed my arteries hadn’t opened up (which they did!), I would still follow this program, because I’ve opened up.’

Experts estimate the total direct and indirect costs of death and disability from heart disease and stroke exceeds $1.2 billion a year. The current worldwide statistics for metabolic syndrome (type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance, combined with high cholesterol and high blood pressure) indicate that 150 million people already have it. These numbers are expected to increase to 300 million by 2020. Compare this to HIV, with 22 million positive cases in Africa and 35 million worldwide, and it is clear that we have to address all the chronic diseases of lifestyle if we really want to make a difference to the burden of disease in this world.

70% of deaths from heart attacks and strokes, occur in people younger than 55 years of age. Heart disease is not the male-only problem it was thought to be years ago. One out of four (25%) women younger than 60 are affected. Heart disease is the cause of death in 20% of women.

A positive family history and symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, unproductive chronic cough, blue or painful extremities, extreme sensitivity to cold, leg ulcers, swelling of the ankles, pain over the chest, left arm or up the neck at rest or during exertion, have to be thoroughly evaluated with a complete physical examination, basic blood tests and an exertion or stress electrocardiogram. A thorough heart evaluation should form part of everybody’s yearly preventative medical examination, whether or not you have symptoms or a positive history. The natural, integrative wellness treatment options are aimed at improving energy metabolism inside the heart’s cells, as well as blood supply to the heart, while simultaneously facilitating the welcoming, releasing and surrendering of blocked emotional and mental energy.

As one patient who participated in the world renowned Heart Disease Reversal Program lead by physician, Dr Dean Ornish, said: ‘Even if the tests showed my arteries hadn’t opened up (which they did.), I would still follow this program, because I’ve opened up.’

Hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol and cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) disease risk factors

Major well-known risk factors for cardiovascular disease:

  • Smoking
  • Elevated total cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL-cholesterol, with decreased HDL-cholesterol levels
  • Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • High blood pressure
  • Existing diabetes mellitus or medium to high risk elevated fasting blood glucose levels
  • Physical inactivity
  • High stress / distress
  • Positive family history

Other very important, lesser known risk factors:

  • Low antioxidant status
  • Low levels of essential fatty acids
  • Low levels of magnesium and potassium
  • Increased platelet aggregation (stickiness)
  • Increased fibrinogen formation
  • Elevated levels of homocystein
  • Stress associated with the type A personality
  • Hostility, aggression, pent up and explosive anger
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