Healing by Design - Understanding Heart Health
According to the CDC, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year – that's one in every four deaths. Those statistics are enormous, and unfortunately, they aren’t getting any better. Thousands of people are taking harmful medications like statin drugs every day to try to keep their heart in check, but what they don’t know is what those drugs are doing to the rest of their bodies. In this article, we want to shine a light on the truth of heart health and debunk common misconceptions. Let’s learn how God designed your heart to function, so you can avoid harmful medications and surgeries, and start healing your heart the way God designed it.
What is the purpose of the heart?
The heart is designed to pump blood throughout the body via the circulatory system. This function is vital for the delivery of oxygen, vitamins, minerals, hormones, and other nutrients. It also aids in the removal of carbon dioxide and other wastes from the body.
What is Arteriosclerosis?
Arteriosclerosis is the thickening and hardening of the arterial walls, which impedes blood flow. This thickening and hardening come in the form of cholesterol, fat, calcium or other inorganic minerals or materials that build up over time. If not addressed, it can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
What Causes Arteriosclerosis?
Blockages in the arteries arise from poor lifestyle choices. We can determine this because it was virtually non-existent before 1900. When the body is sedentary (lack of exercise or movement) and burdened with heavy, damaging foods (fatty meats, cheese, alcohol, smoking, fast food, processed foods, etc.), it causes a buildup of plaque in the arteries over time. Since lifestyle causes this condition, it is also your lifestyle that can prevent or reverse it.
Misdiagnosis & Medical Interventions
Despite what we've been told, cholesterol itself does not cause Arteriosclerosis. Cholesterol is produced and used in the body every day for healthy cells, hormone function, and muscle use. Lowering your cholesterol with drugs does not solve the root problem. These drugs will make the blood results look better, but they also block healthy cholesterol production, which leads to the numerous side effects listed on the label.
Statin drugs are very prevalent, but they don't prevent heart disease or promote healing in the body. Here are a few side effects of statin drugs: muscle pain, chronic trouble sleeping, liver failure, rhabdomyolysis, pancreatitis, loss of memory, and many more. We've seen many people take control of their health, heal their bodies, and stopped taking statin drugs. They immediately felt better because the statin drugs were doing things to the body that are contrary to human life and function.
Here's our 10-Step protocol to healing Arteriosclerosis (Heart Disease) and preventing heart attacks and strokes
1. Change your Diet - Switch to a light, vegetable-based diet. 80% of your you eat should include fruits, vegetables, and greens. The other 20% should consist of nuts, seeds, and small amounts of lean meats such as chicken, turkey, and fish. Your diet is one of the best ways to clean up the blood and take the stress off of your digestion. Doing so allows your bloodstream to heal itself. Stick to small meals, avoid overeating, and don't eat right before bed.
Juicing is an excellent way to cleanse the blood, build the blood, and increase oxygen flow to the body. Juicing greens is one of the best, most nutritional ways to accomplish this. Consuming dark leafy greens relaxes the blood vessels and helps to increase blood flow. Lemons and other citrus fruits are very beneficial as well. The citric acid breaks down blockages in the body, such as plaque buildup and kidney stones.
Try adding one of the following products to your daily routine for an easy way to boost your vegetable and greens intake:
Aloe Life Daily Greens by AloeLife
Try our Eating by Design program for 10-steps to eating a heart-healthy diet.
2. Take Enzymes - Neprinol by Arthur Andrew is a powerful enzyme product that aids in the clearing out of blocked arteries. Other benefits include a stronger immune system, cleaning up scar tissue and repairing damaged cells. The suggested use is to begin with one capsule upon rising and one capsule before bed the first week. Increase to two capsules upon rising and two capsules before bed the 2nd week. Finally, increase to 5 and 5 (10 daily) as the maximum dosage for 3-6 months.
3. Exercise & Sweat – Exercising and sweating are a must when it comes to lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow. Doing so decreases your chances of heart disease and strokes. Exercising not only strengthens your heart but also allows it to become more efficient in pumping blood. Aerobic exercises such as rebounding are great for allowing you to breath deeper and raise your heart rate.
Don't be afraid to sweat! When your body sweats, you increase your blood circulation and detox harmful waste from the body. The best way to sweat is to be outside in the sunshine. If you don't sweat easily, or live in a cold climate, we recommend using an infrared sauna.
4. Cleanse the Liver - Your liver is one of the chief components to detoxification. The liver is in charge of filtering your blood before passing it to the rest of your body. It also produces proteins, which are essential for blood clotting. If you've been on prescription medications, especially statin drugs, your liver probably isn't working as well as it should. To keep a healthy liver and aid in the detoxification process, make sure to drink water (add lemon for extra benefits), eat or juice leafy greens and avoid insults to the liver; fatty diet, alcohol, etc.
5. Magnesium - Implementing magnesium into your daily routine is ideal for those with heart concerns. Magnesium opens blood vessels and is crucial for regulating the heartbeat. Keep in mind that not all magnesium is not created equal. Magnesium chloride by Health & Wisdom has a more significant impact than Epsom salts. The reason for this is, magnesium chloride restores magnesium to the cells while Epsom salts only provide temporary relief to aches and pains. The best way to take magnesium is through magnesium chloride foot soaks or full body baths for 15-20 minutes a day. You can also take CALM by Natural Vitality powder in water twice a day. It’s helpful in relaxing the body and it’s another great way to get your daily intake of magnesium.
6. Electrolyte Minerals - All electrolyte minerals are critical for heart health because electrolytes aid in balancing blood acidity and blood pressure. The products by BIOcean Minerals are a great option to get electrolytes in your diet because they have the same mineral composition as human blood. It's as if you're receiving a blood transfusion. These minerals will help with sleep, cramping, adrenal health, tissue repair, and maintaining a regular heartbeat.
7. Connect with Nature - Vitamin D from the sun is crucial to your health. Sunshine lowers blood pressure and cleanses the blood. For additional support or during the winter months, try taking a Vitamin D supplement. "Earthing" or getting "Grounded" with the earth helps to keep blood platelets from sticking together. This concept suggests placing your bare feet on the grass or soil for 30 minutes a day. Studies have shown that within 2 hours of earthing, red blood cells are no longer coagulating (sticking together). We also recommend trying an Earthing Sheet or Mat to connect to the ground in your home.
8. Take L-Citrulline or L-Arginine- In the 1990s, two men won a Nobel Prize for discovering that the amino acid Arginine increases nitric oxide in the blood and clears out blocked arteries. L-Citrulline has the same effect, but it lasts longer. Try CitraNOX by Orthomolecular or Triargin by Bypro Nutrition for a great daily supplement. These products have either L-citrulline or L-Arginine and naturally increase NO2 (Nitric Oxide), which helps heal endothelial cells damaged in the blood vessels.
9. Use Cayenne Pepper- Amongst the many benefits of Cayenne Pepper, this powerhouse pepper is extremely helpful in preventing blood clots. Therefore, it's an easy thing to add to your daily routine to help prevent heart disease. People have also found that when taken at the onset of a heart attack that the cayenne pepper is a stimulant capable of carrying blood all over the body and balancing circulation to stop the attack from worsening.
We suggest adding a few dashes or drops of good quality cayenne pepper to warm lemon water and take every morning or night.
10. Take Herbs - The best herbs to clean blocked arteries are:
Ultimately, the heart is the lifeline of our bodies. Despite standard medical practices, there are so many other natural ways we can protect it. Although heart complications such as Arteriosclerosis may seem so prevalent in today's world, a healthy lifestyle and healthy practices are all you need to either heal or avoid this disease. Implementing these ten preventative steps we mentioned will make a massive difference in your overall heart health.
There's no need for invasive surgeries, statin drugs, or believing in the tale that cholesterol is bad for you. However, there is a need to understand that poor life choices cause this disease, and by changes your life, you can heal your body. In short, live your best life and protect your heart in everything that you do.