Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the US.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
About 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every four deaths.
What damages the heart?
What causes heart inflammation?
Did you know that sugar affects your heart function? The most significant source of abnormal cholesterol is not fat at all — it’s sugar!
The sugar you consume converts to fat in your body. And the worst culprit of all is high fructose corn syrup.
Consumption of high fructose corn syrup, present in sodas, many juices, and many processed foods, is the primary nutritional cause of most cholesterol issues.
Protect your heart by avoiding sugar!
Toxins that trigger inflammation and cholesterol:
Chemicals in processed foods/preservatives: Certain preservatives — such as artificial trans fats and high fructose corn syrup — raise the bad LDL cholesterol in the blood. When this imbalance occurs, cholesterol can accumulate in the gallbladder and the bloodstream, causing gallstones and plaque buildup.
Mold: Toxigenic molds release mycotoxins that affect human health and could impair cholesterol metabolism. Individuals exposed to them might be at risk of cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, and stroke.
Heavy metals: High lead levels and mercury in the blood can cause high cholesterol levels. In a study, those with the highest levels of these metals in their blood.
Parasites: Recent studies have shown elevated levels of lipoproteins like HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol in patients suffering from parasitic infections, although the exact reason is still unknown. Cholesterol is synthesized in the liver, an important site of parasitic infection. The thought is that parasites can take the lipids and cholesterol they need to survive from lipoprotein particles in the host’s gut.
Cholesterol is NOT the bad guy!
Cholesterol provides structural integrity to your cells. Cholesterol is found in every cell membrane in your body, where it helps regulate the flow of substances into and out of your cells. Porous, weak cells cannot maintain a healthy balance within the body.
Simply put, cholesterol as a dietary nutrient is a vital component of a healthy body!
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in all the cells in your body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods.
Cholesterol is considered a vital nutrient. Unlike fat, protein, and carbohydrates, cholesterol cannot be used for energy, but it is a vital structural and functional component of your body’s metabolism.
Cholesterol is one of the raw materials used by the body to heal wounds. This means that cholesterol will be found in areas such as the arteries where damage has already occurred due to consuming processed foods such as refined sugar and grains. Therefore, cholesterol’s role in our arteries is a healing substance, not a damaging one.
Cholesterol is a precursor to steroid hormones. This means that for your adrenal glands to produce enough stress hormones such as cortisol and for your body to make enough of the sex hormones estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, you must have ample amounts of cholesterol available.
Your intelligent body regulates your cholesterol levels. You can manufacture the cholesterol in your liver to use along with your dietary cholesterol. As your consumption of dietary cholesterol increases, your liver reduces its production of cholesterol. The body requires dietary cholesterol intake because it cannot form all the cholesterol needed to meet its metabolic demands. The majority of your cholesterol, though, is made within the body.
How to improve heart health!
Diet plays a significant role in heart health and can impact your risk of heart disease.
Your heart must have the proper nutritional support balance to keep the correct rate, rhythm, and tone.
Eat a healthy diet; eat leafy greens, berries, avocados, fatty fish and fish oil, nuts, beans, garlic, seeds, olive oil, to name a few. Avoid all trans fats, canola oil, soy oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, corn oil and peanut oil.
Supplementing with Vitamin B might decrease cardiovascular risk.
General B Vitamin Facts:
B Vitamins primarily: Convert carbohydrates to glucose, improve fat, protein, and amino acid metabolism, normalize nerve function, prevent fatigue and stress, relax the nervous system, bring energy to most body systems.
Primary areas of influence: Skin, hair, eyes, liver and its hundreds of intricate processes, mucous lining from mouth to anus, muscle tone for GI tract and heart especially.
Whole food supplements that support the heart.
Nutritional Wellness Center’s tools to improve your heart health.
Get to the underlying cause of a damaged heart!
Nutrition Response Testing®
Nutritional Wellness Center’s practitioners use Nutrition Response Testing® as a tool to get to the root cause.
Nutrition Response Testing® is a non-invasive system to assist a practitioner’s assessment of the underlying causes of ill health. This neurological reflexes and health status view is not a conventional medical view but complementary or alternative medicine.
The Heart Rate Variability Test
This test evaluates your vital functions.
The test is a non-invasive, computer-based program designed for assessing your ability to respond and heal and how well your organs do their jobs and repair themselves.
The Heart Rate Variability test determines your overall state of health, such as physical fitness, wellness, and day-to-day functional capacity. This helps define your physiological age rather than chronological age. It consistently measures and monitors changes in your physical and emotional well-being over time. This assessment helps optimize your nutrition, energy, stamina, and general physical and emotional well-being.
Your practitioner will recommend dietary changes, nutritional whole food supplements, and lifestyle changes to help achieve your health goals.
Nutritional Coaching and Healthy Keto Weight Loss Programs
You can complete these sessions from the comfort and convenience of home! Each program is designed to fit in easily with your busy schedule and active lifestyle.
Our Keto and Health coach accounts for each client’s unique needs and characteristics.
You are one of a kind. So, there are no two nutritional plans that are exactly alike. We work closely with our clients to educate them on the “basics” of nutrition and physiology.
Then, we work with you to learn the best approach to fueling your body to achieve an improved quality of life, health status, and those goals that are specific to you.
IonCleanse® Detox Foot Bath
Foot detox baths represent a fast and straightforward way to effectively ease and resolve various metabolic, neurological, endocrine (hormonal), immune, and gastrointestinal problems. In addition to the symptoms mentioned above, detoxification with medical-grade ion therapy is designed to improve your overall health.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy. The most effective & beneficial solution to EMFs that surround you every day.
By knowing what can contribute to high cholesterol levels and inflammation, we can help you take steps to lower dangerous cholesterol levels and inflammation in your body.
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