5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Heart Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Juiced fruits and vegetables give you protective antioxidants, minerals, and enzymes.Many hospitals advertise that they have preventive cardiology programs that help you to make lifestyle changes to prevent a cardiac event. But the fact is there are many important ways to prevent a cardiac event, many of which these programs overlook. So, I wanted to tell you how to implement your own preventive cardiology program, right at home.

1. Take the “Awesome Foursome.” There are four nutrients that can improve your heart-health significantly. They include: CoQ10 (100-200 mg), L-carnitine (1,000–1,500 mg in divided doses during the day, on an empty stomach), magnesium (at least 200–400 mg) and ribose (one teaspoon, 5 grams, twice a day).

2. Utilize the heart-healing power of yoga. The stretching and breath work of yoga, when practiced regularly, helps to relax the arterial walls, improve heart rate variability, lower blood pressure, and slows your heart rate.

3. Start juicing. Juicing fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, kale and spinach gives you numerous protective nutrients—including antioxidants, minerals, and enzymes. All of these elements help to protect your heart, arteries, and immune system. I recommend juicing in a blender (instead of a juicer) which leaves the fiber in. I drink 6–8 oz. of fresh juice once or twice a day, and make enough at one time to last a week.

4. Walk a mile (or more) each day. Inactivity is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease. But you don’t need to join a gym to improve your heart health, unless you want to. Walking just one mile, or more, a day improves your heart health, minimizes your stroke risk, and improves your blood pressure and blood sugar. Plus, it helps you shed unwanted pounds.

5. Discharge harmful electro-pollution with earthing. Everything from power lines and cordless or cell phones, to simple appliances like hair dryers and televisions, produces electro-pollution which has the potential to reduce heart rate variability (HRV). One of the best ways to discharge electro-pollution is with earthing—here’s what you need to know.

Now it’s your turn: Which of these things do you do regularly?

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