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Heart Health

Following our diet and lifestyle recommendations, clients have achieved reductions in blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL (the ‘bad’ cholesterol) and risk ratio for heart disease, while increasing HDL (the ‘good’ cholesterol).

We can effectively help you manage risk factors for heart disease, reduce the medication you’re taking or allow you to avoid it altogether, and even lower your life insurance premiums by decreasing your risk of early death or disabling disease.

The benefits of a healthy heart are tremendous. You’ll improve your fitness, vitality, general health and quality of life – and have less risk (and worry) of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction.

Even if you’re feeling okay, it’s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly so you can find out early if your pressure is abnormal. Blood pressure above 120/80 will put you at an increased risk of heart disease. High blood pressure can seriously damage your brain, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels. It should be addressed before it’s too late to do anything. Low blood pressure can also be problematic.

 

How to help your heart

Our nutritionist, Nina, can check your blood pressure and provide qualified advice on how to address high or low blood pressure and other issues related to heart health, including high cholesterol levels, obesity and stress. Here, we work with your to create realistic and sustainable dietary and lifestyle habits, and, where appropriate, prescribe targeted nutritional and herbal supplements.

High cholesterol is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the primary cause of death in Western societies. Most pharmaceutical drugs for lowering cholesterol or blood pressure reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke by an average of about 20 to 30 percent.

But lifestyle changes – like healthy eating, regular exercise, reducing or eliminating addiction, and just being happy – can reduce the risk, not just of heart attacks and strokes, but of all diseases by 70 percent! We’ll show you the nutritional and herbal supplements that can improve your results.