Saturday, May 12, 2012

Heart Health

The heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body in order to bring nutrients to organs and cells. Two necessities of the heart are oxygen and nutrients found in the blood, with these the heart is able to beat continuously with rhythmic contractions. It is astonishing that the organ supplying vital nourishment to the rest of our bodies is often the most neglected, and thus heart related problems are by far the most common cause of death in developed countries. By keeping our hearts healthy we can greatly increase the quality and length of our lives. Heart problems restrict activity by inflicting pain and contribute to breathlessness, fatigue, fainting spells, and anxiety.

Major Cause: Many heart attacks are blamed for a lack of oxygen to a part of the heart causing insufficient supply for heart function. This is true, but why is there insufficient oxygen? What is the fundamental cause behind the symptomatic cause? How might the heart receive sufficient oxygen? There are several diagnosis for heart complications, such as genetic, congenital defects, infection, tumors, muscular disorders, injury, nutritional disorders, poisoning, impaired blood supply, adverse drug reactions etc. However, the heart is the same as any other organ in that it is susceptible to inflammation, infection and weakness as a result of poor diet, lack of exercise and rest, stress, and destructive emotions such as fear, discontentment, worry, and a negative attitude. The major cause of all heart related illness is in the ability of the individual to live by natural laws in order to prevent heart trouble.

Natural Treatment: Heart health begins at home. Clearing fear of all types and replacing it with a peaceful, loving, and trusting mindset can contribute greatly to the prevention of heart related illness.
-Exercise and rest are both crucial for maintaining a healthy heart
-Starch and vitamin E found in grains is a heart healthy foods
-The heart is a muscle and requires minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and manganese and vitamin A and protein for nourishment
-Hawthorne berry helps strengthen the heart, reduce plaque in arterial walls, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol
-Eliminate food allergies in the diet which lower the immune system function
-Balance the diet with healthy HDL (cholesterol) which assists in producing hormones and is vital for heart health. (The process of heating natural saturated and unsaturated fats, such as roasting nuts/seeds and pasteurization of dairy, are what causes them to break down too quickly and build up in the arterial walls and thus deem them unhealthy cholesterol.
-In the case of infection or inflammation, a cleanse is a common priority (beginning with liquid only and then incorporating steamed and raw non-starchy veggies, muscle test for how long of a cleanse and when to add fruit and starch)
-With an irregular heartbeat an electrical priority is usually at cause, connecting the electrical circuits can calm and regulate the heart beat. You can do this by acupressure (pinching and rolling the ears backwards from top to bottom is one method), with acupuncture, and other electrical balancing techniques such as drawing figure eights in the air over the mid-line of your body with the hands.
-Learn to live in gratitude, LOVE and accept yourself as you are. You can choose to live a happy healthy productive life!