We have not posted anything here for a couple of days and you probably wondered why – that is, if you keep abreast of our blog to ensure that you take good care of your heart health and general well-being.
The truth is that we had deadlines to chase and things to tend to. Sadly, taking care of our good health is often placed on the back-burner because things that need to be done in the moment seem more important. Sadly, ongoing neglect can lead to long term damage to your heart health.
Trying to live healthily while leading a normal life can be expensive, time consuming and in some cases, down right impossible. There are so many foods to avoid, supplements to take, different exercises to do, fun to avoid, ways to do certain things…
In truth, your heart health can benefit by just eliminating one or two problems, or doing one or two simple things differently. Listen to Dr. Luigi’s tips below.
It is no secret that heart disease is responsible for many deaths in the western world
In some countries it is in fact, the number-one cause of death and this is alarming given that there has been so much publicity and awareness regarding heart disease over the last few decades.
Dr Lou Ignarro (Nobel prize winner for his work on heart disease) recommends that people take good care of their hearts in order to live better quality lives. He has developed a break-through product for heart health.
The secret to good heart health is to lay a solid foundation
Just like a house needs a solid foundation, so does your heart. The starting point in this regard would be to take a decent multivitamin supplement. Research has shown that women who take quality multivitamins have longer telomeres. These are the protective caps that are situated at the end of your DNA (chromosomes). These caps become shorter as we age. Taking a quality multivitamin will extend the telomeres and help your DNA to function optimally.
Of course, lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes affect your heart health.
Heart Health Tip #1: Increase your intake of vitamin D
Lately, vitamin D has received more attention than any other vitamin. It has been associated with improved metabolic function, good bone health, instrumental in the war against cancer and good heart health.
In America, 75% of teenagers and adults do not get enough vitamin D in their diets. This is why hypertension is so prevalent in young people in America. They also have lower levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). This will equate to younger people dying of heart disease in the next few generations. Children should take about 400 -1000IU each day and adults should take 2000 IU each day.
Heart Health Tip #2: Increase your intake of omega-3 fishy oils
Research has revealed that omega-3 fish oils such as Herbalifeline are extremely beneficial to good health. They are great antioxidants and are good for general heart health.
It has been proven that a low intake of this nutrient is third on the list of causes of death in America. In 2005, close to 90,000, people died simply because they were not consuming enough omega-3 fish oil. While eating fish such as tuna and salmon will help your cause, it is best to take a supplement for optimum results.
Heart Health Tip # 3: Get Enough CoEnzyme Q10
If you are taking statin drugs, you are probably deficient in CoEnzyme Q10. This affects almost 35 million Americans who take these drugs. The price of deficiency of CoEnzyme Q10 is reduced activity and function of the heart. This is a powerful antioxidant that is responsible for good heart health. The recommended dosage is 100-400 mg daily.
Dr. Ignarro talks about COQ10
Heart Health Tip # 4: Take a Quality Anti-Oxidant
Your body is exposed to free radicals every day in the form of toxins. These toxins are in the air you breath, food you eat, chemicals that you’re exposed to in the home and just about everywhere else.
Free radicals cause early ageing as they damage the cells. By increasing your intake of green tea, Resveratrol, Selenium, Vitamin E and Vitamin C, you can minimize the effects of the damage. These vitamins boost metabolic function and heart functioning.
They are found in vegetables and fruit and a good supplement. It is recommended that you take around 500-1000 mg of vitamin C every day. You will find a great antioxidant in Herbalife’s Rose-Ox.
Dr. Ignarro talks about Nitric Oxide and how it can reverse heart damage
There are positive spin offs to ensuring that you are in good heart health. If you follow the above advice, you will improve other areas of your health and the result is that you will live a long, healthy and fruitful life.