Heart attack is the leading cause of death in the USA for both men and women, and annually, more than 1 million Americans die from a heart disease. In most cases, people suffer from coronary artery disease (CAD), which can result in a heart attack.
-Heart attack happens when the blood flow to your heart gets blocked and the heart isn’t receiving enough blood to properly do its function. The blood flow is usually blocked by arterial plaque build-up, which can suddenly rupture and form a blood clot which will limit the blood flow to your heart.
If such a situation does occur, you must react quickly or otherwise part of your heart muscle will start dying off and become scar tissue which can cause even more serious issues in the future.
You can prevent heart attack by changing your habits and your lifestyle
This life-threatening condition is very serious but what many people don’t know is that it can be completely prevented and avoided if people just made some crucial lifestyle changes. As we already know, our lifestyle is a big factor in our cardiovascular health.
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute conducted a study which showed that just five healthy lifestyle changes could reduce first-time heart attacks in men by 80%. Here’s what they said:
“It is not surprising that healthy lifestyle choices would lead to a reduction in heart attacks… What is surprising is how drastically the risk dropped due to these factors.”
A similar study was conducted in 2004 by INTERHEART, which examined heart disease risk factors in over 50 countries worldwide and discovered that 90% cardiovascular disorders can be entirely prevented if certain diet and lifestyle changes are implemented.
5 Healthy Habits That Can Prevent Heart Attack:
• Don’t smoke
• Healthy diet
• Stop consuming alcohol
• More physical activities (walking/bicycling minimum 40 min per day and exercising minimum 1 hour per week)
• Healthy circumference of the waist
You should always avoid sugar and sugary stuff, refine carbohydrates and processed foods. you should know that the saturated fats found in foods like: eggs, butter or lard are not that bad for you. These saturated fats impact the LDL cholesterol, also known as the bad cholesterol. This, LDL, cholesterol is related to all heart diseases, and there are two types of LDL cholesterol particles:
• Low-density LDL cholesterol
• High-density LDL cholesterol
The High-density LDL cholesterol is not harmful at all. But, you should be careful, because the low-density LDL cholesterol is harmful and it can cause a plaque build-up. You should also know that refined sugar, bagels, bread and soda increase the low-density LDL cholesterol as well.
• You should avoid processed fructose, sugar and grains
• You should replace the grain carbohydrates with more vegetables, high-quality protein sources, high-quality healthy fats, such as: butter, raw dairy, organic pastured egg yolks, coconuts and coconut oil, avocados, organic nut oil, raw nuts, grass-fed meats, etc.
• You should balance omega-3 to omega-6 ration, because omega-3 deficiency can cause many different health problems – physical and mental. This is why you should avoid most of the vegetable oil and consume oily fish, such as: anchovies, sardines or take high-quality krill oil.
You should also eat lots of fruits. Fruits are very powerful and beneficial source of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and other phytochemicals. Most of them have powerful anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy effects. The medical experts claim that people who eat fruit every day have 40% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, especially the sweeter fruits. You should follow this 2 simple rules:
• People who are leptin or insulin resistant: diabetics, overweighed and people who have high cholesterol or hypertensive should limit their fruit intake. The fructose intake shouldn’t exceed 15 grams per one day.
• And the other people, with normal weight, not diabetic, hypertension, regular physical activity – should consume fruits every day, especially after exercising. In this case, their body will use this sugar as a body fuel and it won’t increase the blood sugar levels.
Have you ever heard of metformin? Well, this drug is one of the most common drugs for diabetes, and it’s related with increased risk of low levels thyroid-stimulating hormone – TSH. So, when this hormone is very low,
it can cause some serious damage to your body, including cardiovascular problems – atrial fibrillation, which can cause congestive heart failure. According to a recent study, when you treat type 3 diabetes with prescription drugs, you lower the glucose levels in your blood, but you increase the risk of death from heart-related diseases significantly.
Beta-blockers and Scientific Misconduct
Well, the beta-blockers bloc the neurotransmitters epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine from binding to beta receptors. These blockers are useful in treating patients, who need to undergo to a non-cardiac surgery. According to the latest statistics, almost 800,000 dies in Europe only, cause of the beta-blockers.
You need to protect your heart
• You need to reduce stress and anxiety
Avoid sitting for too long and try making 10 000 steps daily.
• You should avoid statins, because of the bad side effects. And its benefits are questionable as well.
• You should consume more unprocessed saturated animal fats. Don’t consume sugars, including grains and processed fructose.
• You should exercise a lot: weight-lifting, high-intensity interval training, core work and stretch a lot.
• Optimize the levels of vitamin D through sun exposure, tanning beds, or an oral supplement of vitamin D3.
• You can walk barefoot, so you can get some powerful antioxidants from the Earth. These antioxidants are transferred through the free electrons, which will relieve inflammation throughout the entire body