In the United States, there are more than four thousand heart attacks each day. In 1985, 50% of all deaths in the United States were for cardiovascular diseases. This equals one in every two Americans.
Natural ways to reduce heart disease
No machine made by man is as durable or efficient as the human heart. Although it is the size of its two fists and weighs only half a pound, daily it pumps several tons of blood through 60 thousand miles of blood vessels. It is almost incredible, what this powerful but powerful organ performs in a single day. At its normal rate of speed the human heart beats about 70 times per minute. This amounts to more than 100,000 contractions in a single day, or 37 million in a year. In truth our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully created.
What is the main cause of heart disease?
The diet! Heart disease is mainly self-induced by the way we live. Smoking, drinking alcohol, drinking coffee and tea, consuming too many salt and eating refined foods can damage the heart. Only industrialised societies such as ours can afford a diet rich in meats, dairy products, eggs, fats and processed products such as (corn oil, margarine, etc.) that are high in fat. In the United States, 40% to 45% of the calories we eat come from fats. Ideally only 10% of our diet should be fat. The ideal diet for heart disease would be a low-fat diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. A pure vegetarian diet without meats, dairy products or eggs is optimal. The meats and dairy products average 50% to 80% of their calories as fat. Some dairy products contain up to 90% fat content.
Our body needs a little fat and it is better to get our fat from a natural source, not a refined source. An example of a natural fat is avocado.
Natural fats are also found in nuts and seeds. An example of a refined or unnatural fat is corn oil that is 100% fat. I believe that if God had wanted us to use corn oil, he would have put a faucet on the cob. Corn oil is highly refined; 12 to 14 cobs are required to produce a tablespoon of oil, and by comparing ounce per ounce fats have more than twice as many calories as sugar.
CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASES
Cholesterol is a substance found only in red and white meats, of products of animal origin such as eggs, milk, cheese, etc. Vegetable foods such as fruits, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, etc. They DO NOT contain cholesterol. There are two types of cholesterol: high density protein (H.D.L) which is the good quality cholesterol that our body produces. The other is low density protein (L.D.) which is undesirable cholesterol. Meats and products of animal origin, butters and refined oils (even if they alone do not contain cholesterol) are the most responsible foods in creating high levels of LDL cholesterol in our bodies.
Exercise is important for those suffering from heart disease and also for those who want to prevent heart disease. A daily, outdoor and sunny walk program is very beneficial. Spa, gyms and exercise rooms are not beneficial. Fresh airs, sunlight, which are very important, are needed in such places. Those who perform sedentary jobs, especially require more physical exercise outdoors.
Several drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol have proven to be more dangerous than therapeutic. As a result of the 6-year coronary drug project, conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in 1975, two of the drugs commonly prescribed at that time were abruptly eliminated from the market when the study showed that more people died in the group taking those drugs than in the placebo group.
There are many herbs that are good for the heart. Some of these are rosemary (for heart palpitations); forage and thorny cranberry and Oaxaca (to strengthen the heart).
Always use distilled water, remove from heat, add 1-2 teaspoons of grass for every 8onz of water, cover, and let stand for 20 minutes, strain and drink.