Cardiovascular Disease: Prevent the Natural Way

cardiovascular disease

Disease such as heart attack, is the number one cause of death in the developed world, anything that can prevent cardiac mortality, or slow or even reverse the cardiovascular disease process, should be of great interest to the general public. Sadly, millions of folks are unaware of the extensive body of biomedical literature that exists supporting the use of natural compounds for preventing and even reversing cardiovascular disease. On the contrary, they spend billions on purchase of highly toxic cholesterol-lowering pharmaceuticals with known cardiac toxicity, among 300 plus proven side effects, simply because their physician had asked them to take it. Keeping that in mind, let’s focus on the natural-ways to deal with cardiovascular diseases.

Three Natural Substances that Reduce the Risk of Heart-Related Death

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: According to numerous research it has been proven that consumption of higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, reduces the risk of sudden death. In 2002, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study titled, “Blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids and the risk of sudden death,” found that n-3 fatty acid found in fish were strongly linked with a reduced risk of sudden death among individuals without prior history of cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, it should be noted that the best-selling cholesterol drug class known as statins may actually reduce the effectiveness of omega-3 fats at protecting the heart.

Vitamin D: Levels of vitamin D has been linked directly with the risk of dying from all causes. Twenty-five percent is the lowest level of vitamin D that is associated with 26 percent increased rate of all-cause mortality. Additionally, just by doubling the vitamin D level, the risk of mortality is significantly reduced. According to 2009, research published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology, it was confirmed that lower levels of vitamin D, are linked with increased risk of all-causes of mortality, especially cardiovascular mortality.

Magnesium: It is a well-known fact that magnesium deficiency causes accelerated aging of heart muscle experienced by those in long space fight. According to 2010 research published in the journal of Biomedical Sciences, it was reported that people who took magnesium at a higher level, had a reduced risk of contracting cardiovascular problems, just an indicative of its protective role. Go green to supplement magnesium into the diet. Chlorophyll is green because it has a magnesium atom at its center. Kale, for example, is far better a source of complex nutrition than magnesium supplements. However, failing the culinary approach, magnesium supplements can be highly effective at obtaining a therapeutic and/or cardio protective dose.

Four Natural Compounds Which May Unclog the Arteries

Pomegranate: Pomegranate is the remarkable natural way to prevent cardiovascular diseases, as it has been found to reverse artery blockage (carotid) or thickness by nearly 29 percent within one year, according to a human clinical study. There are a wide range of mechanisms that have been associated which may be responsible for that effect, which includes reducing inflammation, preventing cholesterol oxidation, fight infection (i.e. plaque present in arteries contains viruses and bacteria), and lowering blood pressure.

Arginine: According to the preclinical and clinical research, arginine (an amino acid) not only prevents the progression of atherosclerosis but also reverses pathologies linked with the process. It does that by increasing the production of nitric oxide which is normally depressed in blood vessels where the inner lining has been damaged resulting in dysfunction.

B-Complex: B-complex has been confirmed in various human studies to fight the progression of plaque buildup in the arteries, and even reverse it. According to a 2009 study, published in the journal Stroke, it was found that high dose of vitamin B complex majorly reduced the progression of early-stage subclinical atherosclerosis in healthy individuals. Another study published in 2005, in the journal Atherosclerosis found that B-complex reduced the carotid artery thickness in patients prone to cerebral ischemia.

Garlic: Garlic not only thicken and harden the arteries (arteriosclerosis), but it also significantly decreases the risk of stroke and heart disease. According to vitro research, garlic inhibits arteriosclerotic plaque buildup. In patients receiving statin therapy, aged garlic extract has been studied to inhibit the progression of coronary artery calcification. These are some of the natural ways to prevent and fight cardiovascular diseases. As they are natural, so no risk involved, highly recommended.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Natural Standard
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