Okay . . . so since we were talking about "sodium" yesterday . . .
I thought today we'd explore the "heart".
So the question for today is this . . . how do we protect our "heart" from disease???
Well . . . the 5 harmful habits that make our "heart" weak are . . . smoking, being inactive, carrying too much weight, eating poorly and drinking alcohol.
And adding to that . . . if we're a chronic, non-sleepers . . . this too weakens the "heart".
Now . . . what are some other sign of a weakened "heart" muscle???
Well . . . that would be . . . shortness of breath (also known as dyspnea) especially when you lie down or exert yourself.
Chest pains, especially a heavy sensation in the chest indicative of heart failure caused by a heart attack
And swelling of the legs, ankles and feet (also known as edema)
So what actually causes a "heart attack"???
Well . . . as we know . . . high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and smoking are key risk factors for "heart disease" . . . along with lifestyle choices
Now, science states that . . . a "heart attack" occurs when one or more of the coronary arteries becomes blocked. And over time, a buildup of fatty deposits, including cholesterol, form substances called plaques . . . which can narrow the arteries. And this condition is what primarily causes a "heart attack" or "stroke".
Which is all true . . . BUT . . . the biggest factor is . . . the reason we have this build up and blockage in the first place . . . and that would be . . . "INFLAMMATION" . . .
Now . . . as we know from last months conversation . . . "inflammation" is the root cause to almost all our ailments. And "heart disease" is no different.
You see . . . for short-term conditions . . ." inflammation" is a good thing and a must have for optimal health . . .
BUT . . . "chronic" inflammation "irritates" the body's blood vessels. And with this . . . "inflammation" can promote the "growth" of "plaques", loosen plaque in the arteries and "trigger" blood clots. which are the primary cause of heart attacks and strokes.
So again . . . as we spoke for almost a month on "inflammation" . . . eating an "anti-inflammatory" diet (like my "compliant" cookbook or my 30 day download meal plan) is key to controlling and reducing "inflammation" . . . therefore . . . controlling plaque, cholesterol and fatty deposits that cause . . . most of our ailment, heart disease and stroke.
And tomorrow, we'll continue . . .
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