In scientific studies, “individuals with high blood pressure have even been shown to demonstrate a significant reduction in blood pressure following a chiropractic adjustment.”
Chiropractic care, massage therapy and osteopathy can help ease your pain, so that you can begin or return to a heart-healthy exercise routine. Did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise per day can help strengthen your heart, lower your blood pressure, reduce blood lipid levels and reduce your risk of developing heart disease?
By Dr. Karlie Sikura
Chiropractor and Acupuncture Provider
Omega 3 helps keep your heart healthy!
Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce triglycerides, vLDL, hypertension, arrhythmias and inflammation. They may also improve the integrity of your cell membranes, reduce the formation of blood clots and reduce your risk of atherosclerotic coronary heart disease (CHD). Ask one of our practitioners what to look for when choosing Omega 3.
CoQ10 can reduce your chance of heart attack and stroke!
CoQ10 is a powerful anti-oxidant and supports healthy mitochondrial function. Research shows CoQ10 levels are lower in those with increased levels of heart failure. Studies demonstrate that by supplementing with CoQ10 you can reduce heart failure symptoms and reduce your chance of having a major adverse cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack or stroke).
Eating a Mediterranean diet can reduce your risk of a heart attack!
The Mediterranean diet recommends eating vegetables, fruits, olive oil, legumes, lean meat, fish, and nuts. While at the same time reducing your intake of red meat, margarine, carbonated beverages, sweets, and pastries. Research shows the more closely you follow the diet, the better your heart health. By following the Mediterranean diet, you can improve your heart health and reduce your chance of a having a heart attack. For those who have already had a heart attack, your risk of a second heart attack decreases from 10.9% on a normal diet to 2.6% on the Mediterranean diet. The chance of death also decreases from 6.6% to 2.6%, simply by changing your diet. To learn more about the Mediterranean diet and how to protect your heart talk to one of our Return to Health Aurora practitioners. Ask for the “Mediterranean Diet Check-List” to see how your diet stacks up!
Click here: to take the Mediterranean Diet Check-list
Validated 14 Item Questionnaire of Mediterranean Diet Adherence
By Dr. McKenzie Nisbet
Your arteries are blood vessels responsible for the transportation of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. A normal artery will be strong, flexible, and elastic. On the other hand, progressive clogging of the arteries is a serious condition called atherosclerosis. It is the major cause of cardiovascular disease, which includes peripheral vascular disease, strokes, and heart attacks.
- Curcumin (in Turmeric)
- Cayenne pepper
- Ground flaxseed
- Fermented cabbage
- Sesame seed
- Pomegranate juice