According to the American Heart Association, about 62 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which can include high blood pressure, coronary heart disease (heart attack and chest pain), stroke, and congestive heart failure, and close to 1 million die from such conditions every year. CVD claims more lives annually than the next seven leading causes of death combined. The statistics for women are quite sobering:
- #1 killer of American women.
- 60% of all stroke deaths are women.
- Almost twice as many women in the US die of heart disease and stroke than cancer.
You may be surprised to hear that 150 years ago, heart disease was almost unheard of. Cardiovascular disease is a relatively new disease. Stressful lifestyles, processed foods, environmental toxins and obesity have all played a part in fostering this disease.
We have been told that Cholesterol is the culprit and that cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) are the answer. However, besides the fact that an overwhelming amount of research now has confirmed that this Cholesterol Myth invented in the 1950s is inaccurate, Statin drugs don’t address the real problem and in many cases actually cause more harm than good.
- Statin drugs are so toxic to your liver that they have been banned in many other countries.
- They have been known to cause muscle disorders called myopathy.
- Statins have been shown to cause depression or loss of motivation in the majority of patients, probably due to alteration of cholesterol metabolism in the brain.
Causes of Cardiovascular Disease and how to prevent
Costly complex technological treatments and procedures after a lifetime of poor diet, poor lifestyle decisions, toxic exposure to environmental pollutants and disrupted hormonal balance are not the solution. The approach to reducing the overall incidence of cardiovascular disease and death needs to start well before the end stages of the disease. It seems reasonable to ask: Is there a better way?
There is a major shift in thinking regarding treatment and, more importantly, prevention of cardiovascular disease. Restore Health Center’s Cardiovascular Program focuses on preventing or reversing existing cardiovascular disease. Our treatment plan will address the following:
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Hormone Imbalance
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Weight Gain
Our comprehensive medical evaluation and recommendations include:
- The most detailed lab testing for cardiovascular health currently available. This test goes way beyond the basic testing used by most traditional physicians.
- Carotid Ultrasound and IMT testing to measure the current condition of the arterial wall as well as Plaque buildup. Many times lab test alone do not tell the whole story.
- Customized diet plan based on individuals Genetic Markers
- Effective Exercise plan( 15-30 minutes per day)