Heart Health - Food and Love

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Episode Summary

This week, a young friend passed away suddenly due to a cardiovascular event.

Heart disease is the number 1 killer, and has been for some time.

The crazy thing is, like most all chronic diseases, it is COMPLETELY PREVENTIBLE AND REVERSIBLE!

We talk about the most important risk factors to consider, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and STRESS (or disconnection).‚Äč

Like most talks, this was jam packed with content. Some important takeaways include...

  • The preferred source of fuel for the brains – Glucose
  • Heart disease STARTS EARLY - you don't need to wait another minute to start caring for your heart

  • CHOLESTEROL IS a significant risk factor that can be reduced on a whole food, plant based diet (reduce dietary choleserol!)

  • Specific cholesterol lowering foods are high in fiber, such as: oats, beans, okra, eggplant, flax, avocado

  • ANTIOXIDANTS are key in maintaining endothelial function (greens, berries, vitamin C)

  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE is another important risk factor that can be addressed nutritionally (beets, celery, and magnesium are great)

  • AEROBIC EXERCISE strengthens the heart

  • STRESS and ISOLATION are more powerful predictors of cardiovascular disease and premature death than any biomarker

  • LOVE and CONNECTION are the antidotes, and therefore maybe the most powerful medicine that can be prescribed

As always, if you have any specific questions or would like to explore your individual health and nutritional goals - feel free to reach out for a complimentary 15-minute consultation!

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