Chronic Disease Prevention PDF Print E-mail

Real HeartHeart disease is the number one, although easily preventable, cause of premature death in adults in the United States. Life style is the primary cause with tobacco use, excess body fat, inactivity, stress, poor sleep and diet being the main factors. These risk factors, as opposed to family history and thus genetics, are changeable but require conscious choice and effort. The following nutritional programs are all excellent with picking and sticking being the key! They all stress protein and fats that are high in omega 3 fatty acids, fruits, vegetables and limited unrefined carbohydrates. This way of eating is anti-inflammatory and alkalizing for the body. These same lifestyle changes greatly diminish the risk of most chronic illnesses such as: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis Obesity, Depression and most cancers.

  1. The Paleolithic approach: The teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation that is the work of two dentists who studied healthy indigenous cultures around the world. Dr. Ronald Schmid’s book: Traditional Foods are Your Best Medicine is excellent. www.westonaprice.org.
  2. The Atkins Diet: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com or http://atkins.com
  3. The Carbohydrates Addicts lifespan Program. This book by Drs Rachael and Richard Heller is practical and easy to relate to www.carbohydrateaddicts.com
  4. The Perricone Diet program. Dr. Nicolas Perricone has a number of books but to get started I recommend The Perricone Promise www.perriconemd.com.
  5. The Perfect Health Diet: Balancing Proteins, Carbohydrates and fat for weight control.  www.Perfecthealthdiet.com
  6. Natural health and Weight Loss. By Barry Groves. View at Amazon.com

The best heart and cholesterol supplements:

This list represents supplements that we have found effective.

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  1. Fish oil. This now is also available as a prescription called Lovaza. Fish oil may raise your LDL Cholesterol but this is safe because the type of LDL that is raised is actually protective. (1000-4000mg of EPA and DHA combined) Click Here to order Search for "PRL60"
  2. Vitamin E. Tocotrienols. Click Here to order Search for "ANTO60"
  3. Niacin (not inosital hexanicotinate or niacinamide). Beware of flushing but this usually subsides with use. (500 - 1000 mg before bed) Click Here to order Search for "NTB"
  4. Red Yeast Rice Monascus Purpureus with Phytosterols. (600-1200mg of each) Click Here to order Search for "MCTIN"
  5. Foundation Supplements: Click here to see Supplements section.

 

Exercise:

If your job does not keep you fit, as is often the case, you need a routine. Walking briskly 30 minutes 3-4/week gives the heart protection and with increasing activity this protection increases. For weight loss interval training also is important and requires trying to reach your maximum heart rate for 1-3 minutes, 3-10 times during a workout, depending on workout length. The intense interval of reaching your maximum heart rate  (220-age) should be followed by a period of regular intensity that is 2-3 times as long before repeating. Use the Talk-Test Method to know regular intensity: You are able to talk during your workout but need to catch your breath every 5-10 words so have broken sentences.