Health News (Week 03 – 2020)
By Robert Redfern
Today’s Newsletter is Step 2 of a 10-week plan that you can follow to get super healthy over the next ten years. You can then celebrate being healthier with me in January 2030 when I will be 84. I have been following this plan for the last 30 years and more intensely in the last 20 years. There are still things I can improve, and I have my own goals.
In Step 1 last week, I covered one of the leading causes of death – lung diseases. I explained how critical oxygen is for health and how to achieve healthy lungs. Without oxygen and healthy lungs, your whole body is at risk of every disease, including heart disease and cancer.
If you did not see it, then click Here
Step 2: Diseases Associated with the Heart
What Are These Diseases?
Heart Failure is the most common cause of death and can be caused simply by not enough oxygen coming from the lungs. I know this as my mother died at age 62. The cause of death was described as heart failure. In reality, it was because she had lung disease, and her lungs stopped delivering enough oxygen to the body and specifically, the heart. Blood clots in the lungs can also block oxygen and cause heart failure. I repeat there is no health and life without oxygen.
Other Causes of Heart Failure
Any of the following conditions can damage or weaken your heart and can cause heart failure. Some of these can be present without you knowing it:
- Coronary artery disease and heart attack. Coronary artery disease is the most common form of heart disease and the most common cause of heart failure. The condition results from the build-up of (plaque) in your arteries, which reduce blood flow and can lead to a heart attack (and strokes).
- High blood pressure (hypertension). If your blood pressure is high, your heart has to work harder than it should to circulate blood throughout your body. Over time, this extra exertion can make your heart muscle too stiff or too weak to effectively pump blood.
- Faulty heart valves. The valves of your heart keep blood flowing in the proper direction through the heart. A damaged valve — due to poor nutrition, a heart defect, coronary artery disease or heart infection — forces your heart to work harder, which can weaken and collapse over time.
- Damage to the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). Heart muscle damage (cardiomyopathy) can have many causes, including poor nutrition, fungus, infections, alcohol abuse and the toxic effect of misuse of drugs and pharmaceutical drugs. Genetic factors also can play a role.
- Myocarditis. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. This inflammation can be the result of a virus/infection associated with gum disease. This inflammation can lead to left-sided heart failure.
- Abnormal heart rhythms (heart arrhythmias). Abnormal heart rhythms may cause your heart to beat too fast, creating extra work for your heart. A slow heartbeat may also lead to heart failure, usually associated with poor nutrition.
- Heart defects you’re born with, (congenital heart defects but these are not diseases). If your heart and its chambers or valves haven’t formed correctly, the remaining parts of your heart have to work harder to pump blood through your heart, which, in turn, may lead to heart failure.
- Exposure to Pyrethroids. In a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers examined the relationship between exposure to chemicals called pyrethroids and heart disease. Pyrethroids are found in garden insecticides, mosquito repellants, pet sprays, lice shampoos, and other commonly used products. Researchers found that those who had the highest levels of exposure to pyrethroids had a three-fold greater risk of cardiovascular disease, and a 56 percent higher risk of early death.
Other factors. Chronic diseases — diabetes, HIV, Iodine imbalance diseases such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or a build-up of iron (hemochromatosis) or protein (amyloidosis) in the blood— also may contribute to heart failure.
Understanding Heart Health
Joints and muscles will be damaged by poor diet and lack of exercise without threatening your life. However, a lack of oxygen, nutrients and activity in the heart can debilitate you at best and kill you at worst. Along with your lungs, your heart can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
Treat your heart better than your best friend, and it will not let you down. Along with lung health, below are the other eight ‘other causes’ you need to deal with to avoid heart failure. If you already have one or more of these causes, then you need to register with the Health Coaches for s specific plan. Combined with the entire health plan in my eBook and below, you will experience measurable benefits.
- Most people don’t breathe properly. Ensure you follow the oxygen/lung plan from Step 1
- The food we eat can damage your arteries and heart, including processed foods, burnt and blackened foods, grain, cereals and other high sugar foods and drinks. Consider stopping bread, pastry, biscuits, breakfast cereals, rice and potatoes as they are bad for your health and switch to alternatives shown in www.ReallyHealthyFoods.com
- We are not eating enough fruit and vegetables (up to 10 portions per day is the goal)
- We don’t walk enough and especially beneficial uphill walking.
- All of the above will eventually leave us open to the heart and arteries being subject to infections, fungal and yeast overgrowth. Which, in turn, leads to chronic inflammation of the lining of the arteries and the heart muscle eventually weakening.
After that, the worst thing we can do is to take long term Pharma drugs such as statins hoping it will reverse the eight problems above.
The unhealthy lifestyle above may eventually lead to a weakened immune system, fungal and yeast overgrowth as this is the basis for many heart/cardiovascular diseases.
Read my eBook HELPING HEART HEALTH, BY THE BOOK or order the printed version, so you understand clearly the importance of a healthy heart and arteries. My eBooks cover the prevention of nearly every disease and especially cancer.
There are four supplements as a minimum (as well as the lifestyle above)
A full spectrum multivitamin to support your heart and general good health. Contains 130 nutrients in one capsule. Including essential B vitamins such B6 and 5-MTHF Folate (perfect for 100% of the population) that may potentially reduce the risk of stroke and heart problems.
Is a CoEnzymeQ10 that’s up to 8x better absorbed compared to ordinary CoQ10. CoenzymeQ10 fuels each cell in the body and is needed to create ATP, the source of energy for the heart and most of the human body’s processes and energy reserve in muscles.
Consumable Iodine in its atomic form. Provides a huge energy release when consumed. Recognised by the body as the same iodine produced by the thyroid. May support heart health, may provide increased energy, along with supporting immunity levels, thyroid health and hormone production.
Ancient Magnesium Oil Ultra
with OptiMSM is a topical magnesium solution absorbed through the skin for best effects. May support hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium may also support a steady heartbeat and normal blood pressure.
The root of all good health is eating ‘really healthy foods’ for healthy lungs and heart. Including the lifestyle in my eBooks to improve them will show numerous benefits.