February is Heart Health Month and there is a lot to know about Heart Health!
Did you know?
About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.
For many the first sign of heart disease is sudden death.
Every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 190,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.
Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States$108.9 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors.
What can we do?
Work on lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol. If you are on medications, follow the instructions from your physician for sure. Eat a healthy diet that is low in salt, total fat and cholesterol. Enjoy the richness of fresh fruits and veggies throughout your day. Exercise. Even if it’s just a brisk walk for 10 minutes a couple times a day, 5 days a week—that is important.
And of course if you smoke, stop. Extra B-Complex can really help with cravings and energy during that quitting time. I can also provide other testimonies of supplements that have aided in quitting smoking.
Every cell in the body requires the energy provided from this nutrient, CoQ10. New Triple Strength CoQHeart® with Q-Trol™ delivers a powerful 100 mg of CoQ10 plus resveratrol in a bioavailable softgel. CoQ10 is vital for energy production in the heart and promotes and protects healthy arteries, while resveratrol helps relax blood vessels to promote healthy blood flow. For those on cholesterol lower medications, it is imperative to take CoQ 10 and those meds do impede the product of CoQ 10 in the body.CoQ Heart is improved in that it now contains 3X more coQ10 and Resveratrol than before. If you put it on an Autoship order, you will receive an additional 10% discount each time you order.
Omega Guard: Healthy Omega 3 Fish Oil. Omega Guard™ delivers a full spectrum of ultra-pure, pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 fatty acids to support healthy heart, joint and brain function. It is made with a proprietary multistep molecular distillation process for the utmost purity and potency of omega-3s fatty acids, including EPA and DHA. Shaklee Omega Guard is triple distilled to guarantee purity and potency.
Cholesterol Reduction Complex: Naturally lower your cholesterol. This product contains a powerful blend of plant sterols and stanols that along with a healthy diet and exercise have been clinically proven to cholesterol. Ask you doctor ask them. They know about the sterol and stanols. All good, all natural and no harmful side effects. This delivers 2000mg of sterols and stanol, 100% of the National Institutes for Health recommendations. It is Gluten free as well as Star K Kosher certified.
All three supplements are also offered in our Heart Health Package.
I hope this information is helpful in your journey to a healthier heart! Please contact me for additional information or a personal consultation.
Thank you to Moyra Gorski for compiling this information and allowing us to post it here!