At present, atherosclerosis (the progressive narrowing and clogging up of the arteries) is the driving process behind cardiovascular mortality, the #1 cause of death on earth, claiming approximately 18 million deaths annually. Atherosclerosis is a complex process involving autoimmunity, infection, dietary incompatibilities, and many known and unknown factors.
Despite conventional medical opinion - entirely preventable and, in some cases, reversible.
Arteries play a vital role in carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. However, our arteries can become clogged due to unhealthy eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle, leading to various health problems. But the good news is that there are simple ways to unclog your arteries naturally without needing medication or surgery. In this blog post, we will discuss some effective natural remedies to maintain healthy arteries and prevent the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Eat a heart-healthy diet
What you eat affects your general health and the health of your arteries. To unclog your arteries, you must adopt a heart-healthy diet containing plenty of fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods. Avoid trans fats, saturated fats, and processed foods, as they increase cholesterol levels in the body and promote the formation of plaques in the arteries. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet can keep your arteries healthy and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Foods such as garlic, pomegranate, kimchi, turmeric and sesame seed are backed by research to support heart health.
Consuming proven, researched natural health products can help maintain a healthy heart and improve blood circulation.
B Vitamins - adding a bioavailable source of B-complex can help prevent the devastation of heart disease. Research using B6, B9 and B12 for a year showed a significant reduction in arterial thickness (1).
Olive Leaf Extract - Research shows that olive leaf extract helps prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol from building up in your arteries. This effect helps increase blood flow and lower blood pressure, reducing your risk of heart disease (2).
L-Arginine: This simple amino acid has been shown to reduce arterial thinking by up to 24% in animal models (3).
Physical activity is another excellent way to keep your arteries unclogged. Regular exercise helps to lower blood pressure, increase blood flow, and reduce inflammation in the arteries. You can include low-impact activities like walking, cycling, and swimming in your routine, which can help improve your heart health and unclog your arteries.
Stress can negatively impact your health and increase the risk of artery damage. High levels of stress hormones can cause an increase in blood pressure and inflammation, leading to the formation of plaque in the arteries. Managing stress through relaxation, meditation, and deep breathing exercises can help keep your blood pressure in check and reduce the risk of clogged arteries.
Maintain a healthy weight
Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and clogged arteries. Extra weight stresses your heart and arteries, leading to high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Maintaining a healthy weight through regular exercise and a healthy diet can help keep your arteries healthy and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Root Cause of Disease
At its core, disease is caused by body system imbalances. These imbalances can be due to environmental factors such as nutrition and lifestyle. Symptoms typically appear when these imbalances have reached an extreme level. Nutrition plays a significant role in preventing and managing diseases since it is the primary source of essential nutrients needed for proper body functioning.
The foundation of any effective disease prevention plan starts with proper nutrition. Eating a nutritious diet is the best way to ensure the body has all the essential nutrients needed to stay healthy and maintain balance. Regular exercise, adequate sleep, and stress management can also help reduce disease risk.
By taking a proactive approach to health management and understanding the root causes of disease, you can help protect your body and stay healthy. It is essential to be aware of any symptoms that may arise and speak with your doctor about any changes in health. If necessary, working with a dietician or nutritionist to develop an appropriate dietary plan is also beneficial for preventing and managing diseases. Taking the time to understand how our bodies work and how we can maintain our health is essential for keeping illness at bay.
Unclogging your arteries naturally requires a combination of healthy lifestyle choices, including maintaining a nutritious diet, regular exercise, managing stress levels, and consuming natural supplements. Incorporating these simple habits into your routine can help improve your overall health, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and promote a healthy life. Take a step towards a healthier life by adopting these natural remedies, and your arteries will thank you for it.
Heart disease is not a natural process. We no longer need to accept a fate based on family history or an outdated gene-based model of human disease risk. It is your decisions that will decide your fate. You no longer need to be a slave to the pharmaceutical industry. Let your food be your medicine.
Simon Brazier. Dip HN, NNCP
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