Simple Steps Towards Natural Heart Health
Date Posted:22 April 2011
If you need to be persuaded to look after your heart, a quick reminder of the statistics should do the trick. Heart disease is the number one cause of death of both men and women in the United States. Alarmingly, someone has a heart attack in the United States every four seconds, and one in four Americans suffer from some type of cardiovascular disease. More people die of heart disease than from the next seven main causes of death combined. These are sobering facts, but luckily there are plenty of steps you can take to encourage natural heart health.
By following some of these tips, you can greatly decrease your chance of getting heart disease, and help yourself live a long and healthy life. Ayurvedic medicine involves paying attention to the emotional heart as well as the physical heart, based on the knowledge that the heart does much more than pump blood around the body. If you are under emotional stress, feeling depressed or anxious, the emotional function of your heart can suffer. By reducing your stress levels, therefore, you can bring your blood pressure down, boost your immunity levels and enjoy a greater general wellbeing. Many people turn to meditation, yoga and aromatherapy to relieve stress. Why not try our cardio supplements Worry Free and Blissful Joy, which are specially formulated to calm the mind, soothe the soul and eliminate stress and anxiety. Help your heart stay emotionally healthy by enjoying uplifting music, keeping a positive outlook towards all aspects of your life and staying away from potentially upsetting or stressful situations.
Eating Well Helps the Heart
A healthy diet is at the core of all aspects of good health and wellbeing, including heart health. Try to stay away from fast food and eat more portions of fresh fruit and vegetables. Think about what you are putting into your body; treat it well and you will notice the difference. Always opt for fresh foods over processed varieties. Use spices in your cooking; the so-called "wonder spice" turmeric has a vast range of health benefits, and freshly ground black pepper is known to be good for natural heart health. Incorporate a cardio supplement such as Amrit into your daily routine—this offers nutritional support and helps to lower LDL cholesterol levels.
The portions you eat are just as important as what you eat. Forget about the huge plates piled high with food that you may have been enjoying up to now. The recommended Ayurvedic portion is what will fit into your palms cupped together. Make sure you eat three meals at regular times every day, and chew your food thoroughly before swallowing. Take your time and don't rush. Eating on the go can wreak havoc on your digestive system, leading to a buildup of harmful toxins in the body.
Our herbal detoxification supplements, Elim-Tox and Elim-Tox-O, are great additions to a cleansing programme. These supplements remove toxic matter (Ama) from the body's fat tissue. In addition, you can sip plenty of warm water throughout the course of the day, avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking, and get plenty of good quality nighttime sleep. Lack of sleep, or disturbed, poor quality sleep, can lead to many different health issues such as blood pressure problems and depression, which can contribute to heart disease. Wind down before you go to bed at night by switching off your television, laptop and other distractions. Sip a warm drink and make sure the temperature in your bedroom is comfortable -- not too hot or too cold. Regular, moderate exercise is great for your heart as well as benefiting your circulation and metabolism.