A Better Way…to Improve Heart Health

After 4 decades of fighting heart disease with QUADRILLIONS of dollars spent on research, drugs and treatments, the facts still show that heart disease is the #1 killer in the US.  The numbers are not getting better and in fact they are getting worse.

Heart disease claims 647,000 American lives every year. According to studies reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) a person dies of heart disease every 37 seconds in the U.S.

With more treatments and drugs leading to worse results the answer is not more of what is already not working.  We have to start considering a different solution to the deadly problem.

There has to be a better way to improve your heart health.

Selling Misinformation

Cholesterol has received plenty of negative media over the last decade as the reason behind heart attack and arterial disease. Several pivotal studies have shown that cholesterol is not the cause behind problems of the heart as once thought. With a strange twist of information, the pharmaceutical companies who manufacture cholesterol-lowering drugs have protected their $34 billion a year industry.

Cholesterol has been blamed for heart disease, but inflammation is actually the true culprit. When the body experiences an inflammatory response due to an injury, the system responds by constricting blood vessels, thickening the blood, and triggering cells to multiply in order to repair the damage. Cholesterol is produced because cells need it to form. When an individual is in a chronic state of inflammation, the risk of high blood pressure and heart attack greatly increases.

The tragedy is that by putting all our attention on cholesterol, we’ve ignored the real causes of heart disease: inflammation, oxidation, stress, and sugar. Things we can actually control with foods, supplements and lifestyle changes – none of which have the costs or side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.

Chiropractic and Heart Health

Scientific research has revealed that proper chiropractic adjustments may help successfully support the cardiovascular system by relieving chest pain, lowering blood pressure, reducing the heart rate,
and even preventing heart attacks.
In 2007, the University of Chicago did a study on the effects of an adjustment to the atlas area (where your skull and neck meet). This study showed that an adjustment to the atlas had the same blood pressure reduction as two doses of high blood pressure medication.
Regular visits to a chiropractor can be extremely beneficial to the well-being of your cardiovascular system. Even the most minor disturbances and interferences in your nervous system can lead to serious health concerns, such as cardiovascular disease.

Real Solutions to Improve Heart Health

A few decades old research studies showed that 90% of all heart disease was reversable through lifestyle modification that included exercise, diet changes and stress reduction.  Who thought that 3 steps could help people live a long and abundant life?

If you or a loved one is at risk of heart disease, do not wait until it is too late.  Schedule an appointment today to see if Live Well’s wholistic approach to heart health could be what you are looking for.

Call us at 814.624.0606 option 1 to schedule. It’s time to transform your heart!