Are you suffering from some heart challenges, either “low grade” or serious? Do you want to take a more active role is supporting your heart health? Is your heart and how it’s doing on your mind frequently?
Well, the good news, is that you can have an active role in supporting your heart health in more ways than maybe you have thought about. If you are suffering from afib or heart palpitations, high blood pressure or cholesterol, shortness of breath, congestive heart failure, mitral valve prolapse, or any other congenital or acquired heart disease, or if you’ve had a stroke or heart attack, you need to know that you can help overcome most challenges.
The important thing is to get down to the root of what has gone wrong. The heart doesn’t just start beating aberrantly for no reason. Your blood pressure doesn’t just go up because it has nothing else to do. Your mitral valve doesn’t start leaking because you’re old. Everything that goes wrong with the heart starts with something that goes awry, unseen, under the surface.
The heart is the perfect example of how things happen under surface unbeknownst to you. I’ve heard more than once someone say “He was perfectly healthy, and then he suddenly dropped dead of a heart attack!” Well, he wasn’t perfectly healthy. Much was deteriorating in function or blood flow that was not obvious. Unfortunately, his first symptom that something was going awry was a heart attack. For others, they are lucky to have more “minor” symptoms such as breathlessness on exertion, chest pain, numbness or achiness down the arm or pain between the shoulder blades to list a few symptoms.
Some show with high cholesterol levels. Contrary to the old belief that eating foods high in cholesterol causes your cholesterol levels to go up, it doesn’t affect it at all. There are other things that cause cholesterol to elevate that has more to do with your overall health and the body trying to respond to an adverse state, than the egg you just guiltily ate.
The key is to dig deeply to find out the WHY! The heart is the most responsive organ to nutritional changes in the body – both good and bad. What really matters to the heart is what is present to nourish it. Nourishment allows it to function, the lack thereof, causes it to struggle to function. While there are many fancy names for the varying ways the heart can struggle, the way the heart responds to what goes into the mouth (or what doesn’t go into the mouth!) is what matters most. We have more control over our heart health than most people realize.
Learn more by attending our upcoming webinar, How to Improve Cardiovascular Health Naturally, Wednesday, Feb. 10th 7:30pm. Webinar registration: https://bit.ly/Cardio2021
©2021 Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.