Heart Health

HEART HEALTH

These are some suggestions which may help these conditions. These suggestions are not a replacement for medical evaluation and treatment. Evaluation by a clinical nutritionist is often necessary. Lifestyle consultation may be necessary.

DIET

  1. Three moderate meals a day
  2. Filtered Water – eight glasses a day (at least)
  3. Plenty of FRESH vegetables and fruits (organic is best)
  4. No SWEETS and No SNACKING, NO LATE SNACKS OR MEALS
  5. REDUCE STARCHES DURING THE DINNER MEAL

EXERCISE

  1. AT LEAST 5 TIMES A WEEK, 30-45 MINUTES DAILY
  2. RAPID WALKING IS THE BEST EXERCISE (BICYCLING OR SWIMMING)

CHOLESTEROL CONTROL

  1. DIET AND EXERCISE WHICH PRODUCES WEIGHT LOSS
  2. SOLUBLE FIBER FOODS – PSYLLIUM, OATS, BARLEY, EGGPLANT, OKRA
  3. FISH, FISH OIL, FLAX SEED OIL AND OTHER OMEGA 3 RICH FOODS; OLIVE OIL, WALNUTS, ALMONDS, GARLIC, GREEN TEA
  4. RED WINE ½ GLASS DAILY OR GRAPE JUICE
  5. POMEGRANATE JUICE DAILY
  6. RED GRAPEFRUIT (AVOID IF TAKING REGULAR MEDICATIONS)
  7. GREEN VEGETABLES (FOLATE); CUT ANIMAL PROTEIN INTAKE
  8. JUICE – 1/4 CUP APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 4 CUPS OF APPLES, AND 3 CUPS OF WHITE GRAPE JUICE – TAKE DAILY FOR 1 MONTH ONLY

BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL

  1. STRESS CONTROL – A huge topic but- RELAXATION AND DEEP SLOW BREATHING, A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION, AVOID THE AVOIDABLE, A RICH SPIRITUAL LIFE, COMMUNITY, FAMILY, SEPERATE WORK AND LEISURE ….
  2. DIET, EXERCISE, AND WEIGHT LOSS (see above)
  3. POMEGRANATE JUICE; GARLIC; ONIONS, DARK CHOCOLATE (small amount); COMBINE RED WINE VINEGAR AND GRAPE JUICE
  4. MAGNESIUM RICH FOODS – BANANAS, AVOCADO, LENTILS, OATMEAL, BROWN RICE, YOGURT, ALMONDS, CASHEWS, and others.
  5. REGULAR MEDICATIONS MAY BE NEEDED FOR  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Reference:
Best Choices from The People’s Pharmacy   by Joe Graedon, MS, and Teresa Graedon, PhD

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