Just about everyone knows someone who has died, seemingly out of the blue, from a heart attack. Heart disease, the leading cause of death of both men and women in the US, is something that you can prevent, avoid and even reverse if you know how to protect yourself. It's never too early or late to start taking care of your heart. Start today so that you don't become a statistic.

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Here are 8 tips to protecting your heart:

  1. Support your thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. It can cause inflammation throughout the body, including the arteries, as well as directly damaging the arteries. Thyroid Support by Dr. Hotze is a blend of nutrients all designed to help support the thyroid gland naturally. Additional supplements to support your thyroid gland are Iodine Complex, Selenium and L-Tyrosine.
  2. Replenish magnesium. Stress, exercise and consuming alcohol all deplete our body's magnesium stores,so supplementing with extra magnesium is so important.  When it comes to heart health, magnesium is one of the top nutrients you can take. Not only does it help keep your heart at a steady rhythm, but it may help regulate blood pressure levels, too. 
  3. Eat for a healthy heart. Dark, organic, leafy greens, vegetables and fruit all support heart health. A big salad loaded with raw vegetables is one of the easiest ways to make sure your heart is getting all of the nutrients it needs most. 
  4. Exercise regularly. This is something that seems so simple, but for some of us, is the most difficult. And rightfully so! You're a busy person. However, getting regular exercise that gets your blood flowing and heart pumping is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Whether you prefer to run, jump rope, cycle or do a few hundred jumping jacks, do something every day that gets you up and moving.
  5. Avoid excessive alcohol intake. Too much drinking can weaken the heart and increase blood clots. Men should consume no more than 2 drinks per day and women should limit their intake to one drink. Plus, it depletes magnesium in the bloodstream, remember?!
  6. Reduce stress. Take time to relax, slow down and smell the roses. You'll be amazed at how much better you feel overall when you're more relaxed and less stressed. One of our favorite relaxing minerals is Inositol, a member of the B-vitamin family that really helps your body slow down and focus on what's most important. 
  7. Control your weight. Being overweight or obese is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease. By eating well, drinking less and exercising more, you will be on the right track to a healthy body weight.
  8. Add Curcumin. Not only does this powerhouse antioxidant have anti-inflammatory properties, but it may also lower total cholesterol levels. In fact, a recent study discovered that after receiving 500 mg of curcumin per day for 7 days, patients had a 29% increase in HDL (good) cholesterol and almost 12% decrease in total serum cholesterol levels. 

With February being National Heart Month, it's a great time to focus on getting your heart into tip top shape. After all, your heart is the beat of your life. 

 

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