Healthy Heart After a Cardiac Event
You've had a cardiac event. The cause of this event, in most cases, is atherosclerosis (blockage of the coronary arteries) or coronary heart disease. We refer to complete blockage of a coronary artery as a heart attack.
Whether your event was a heart attack, heart surgery, or severe chest pain (angina), it took you a lifetime to develop the problem, but you survived! You now have a second chance to establish a healthier way of life that will protect your heart and possibly reverse the natural course of coronary heart disease.
Making some lifestyle changes will be important in preventing future cardiac events. In the past it was thought that once you develop a heart problem, you might be unable to pursue your occupation, exercise or resume your usual social and family activities. Today we know that in making healthy lifestyle changes, you can feel better than before and go on to live a healthy and more fulfilling life. The most important element in your cardiac rehabilitation is you.
What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program offering exercise, education, and support that provides many benefits for your overall health. It improves cardiovascular function, increases the ability to exercise, and builds self-confidence. Important components of a good rehabilitation program are the educational sessions: lectures, group discussions, and activities. You are thus able to obtain support in making lifestyle changes. The social support of the group provides an atmosphere for people to share their concerns and experiences.
Aged Garlic Extract
Studies have shown benefits from using garlic to help treat heart disease, thanks to its ability to lower blood pressure and reduce the "stickiness" of platelets (lowering risk of clots). The dose is 600mg, twice daily. Recommended: Kyolic Garlic One Per Day Cardiovascular Formula
Improves Heart-Health: Cayenne helps to keep blood pressure levels normalized. It also rids the body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Some reports say cayenne pepper has stopped heart attacks in as little as 30 seconds. The famed herbalist and naturopathic doctor, Dr. John R. Christopher, says he could stop many a heart attack victim if he could simply get a teaspon of cayenne pepper tea in them. The additional heart-wonders bestowed upon you by cayenne include boosting ciruclation, increasing heart action, fighting fatigue, restoring vigor and more.
Suggested uses: Use Organic Cayenne Pepper as a seasoning on top of foods or as a cooking spice. Cayenne enhances curries and seafoods such as salmon, trout and most crustaceans. And...did you know that cayenne pepper is what gives Worcestershire sauce it's spicy kick?
Can Cat's Claw Help?
A relaxing herb, Cat's Claw balances the heart rate. Cat's Claw Bark enhances immunity, increasing immunoglobin counts and helping protect the cells from damage. For the very young and elderly, doses must be mild to begin in order to assess tolerance; possibility of diarrhea.
Did You Know?
Researchers say that people 60 and older can reduce their heart attack and stroke risks just by doing chores, such as cleaning, gardening and home improvement. The benefit holds even for people who already exercise regularly. Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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