Heart disease is a major problem in the US.
Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year-that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. But no reason for despair. The right plan will get you and keep you on the right path!
Plan for Prevention
- Get a VAPP cardiovascular blood assessment: This is the most comprehensive assessment available. In addition to routine cholesterol markers, The VAPP test clarifies risk and drives a personalized treatment approach based cardiometabolic risk. The VAPP test offered at TIMC also includes a full chemistry profile and 8 other advanced markers for heart disease. With insurance, the maximum out of pocket expense for this test is guaranteed to be only $39.
- Eat a healthy diet. Choosing healthful meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables—and do your best to avoid the 4 Great Whites: white sugar, white flour, white rice and white cow’s milk. Gluten free and dairy free greatly diminish inflammation. Try it for 30 days and see how you feel.
- Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Our new VibaBody Slimmer shortens your time at the gym to just 10 minutes, three times per week!
- Monitor your blood pressure. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so be sure to have it checked on a regular basis. Important nutrients for lowering your blood pressure are magnesium; CoQ10 and Hawthorne berry extract.
- Don’t smoke. Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk for heart disease. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, quit as soon as possible. Our acupuncturist, Linda Corlett, offers an easy, 3 session smoking cessation program.
- Manage your blood sugar. Monitor your blood sugar and HbA1C levels closely. Diabetes is a silent killer…and we have answers to your diabetes problem to resolve it, once and for all.
This February, take control of your heart health. Those who love you will be glad you did.