You can avoid a broken heart, naturally. No, I’m not talking about relationships; you’re on your own on that one. I’m referring to how to keep your heart healthy. And although technically, the heart doesn’t break (except on rare occasions), it can become damaged. Most commonly, heart damage is related to inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle. This causes clogging of the coronary arteries, known as Atherosclerosis.
dietary cholesterol and certain fats are leading contributors to its development. Fortunately, for most people, dietary modifications can result in lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and higher HDL (good cholesterol). This includes not only regulating and watching the amount of high cholesterol and high fat food one eats, but also adding in healthier foods that are known to decrease cholesterol as well.
Many of the supplements used to help decrease cholesterol, and even the leading prescription anti-cholesterol drug, are derived from food. A little known fact –the active ingredient in Statin drugs, prescribed to millions of Americans for high cholesterol, was found in and developed from a natural occurring component in Red yeast rice.
The Kaleidoscope Collection Healthy Heart Pak offers four robust heart health-enhancing formulas:
• Ultimate Cardio-8 Complex combines 13 nutrients, including Policosanol, CoQ10, Hawthorn Extract and Plant Sterol Complex, to support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels already within the normal ranges.*
• Zentho® Plus Formula is a proprietary blend of natural botanicals for occasional pain and inflammation, including Curcumin, Boswellia, Rosemary and Ginger.*
• Resveratrol Supreme provides powerful antioxidant polyphenols to support heart health.*
• Ultimate Potency Omega-3 Fish Oil delivers 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA in the proper ratio to support heart health, plus brain, joint, skin and eye health.*
Dr. Jeff is a trained general, pediatric cardiac, and transplant surgeon. Nutrition has always been an important concern for surgeons in regards to patients healing from surgery. He has had a longstanding interest in health, nutrition and supplements, and been an advocate of the use of nutrition and supplements in the hospital setting to aid in his patient’s recovery. He has a history of basic science and clinical research and a keen ability to interpret studies and statistics to determine their true significance. He is the father and step-father to several teenage athletes and knows firsthand the challenges they face in balancing their time, eating habits and use of supplements. He is adamant about trying to educate our youth about better nutrition. Dr. Jeff recognizes the challenges that healthcare faces and the need for people to take charge of their own health and disease prevention. He loves being outside and is one of those crazy few seen hiking or biking in the middle of the day in summer.
It’s not surprising then, that there’s a lot of effort and cost used towards treating and preventing it. It’s hard to not walk through the grocery store or even look at a menu at a restaurant now without seeing a “heart healthy” label on many foods. The typical Western diet is one of the leading factors in the development of heart disease. This proves to be true as other countries, that have adopted our diet, are starting to experience an increase in heart disease as well. Although the development of Atherosclerosis (clogging of the arteries) has many causes,