What happened to Heart Disease?

With everyone everywhere in the world focused on Cov*d-19, most people have forgotten about Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), that includes heart attacks and strokes.

According to the American Heart Association, CVD is the leading global cause of death, and accounted for approximately 18.6 million deaths in 2019.[1]

I know that in 2020 and now 2021, coronavirus has stolen all of the headlines, but the number of deaths annually due to CVD by far surpasses the number of deaths due to Cov*d-19 by at least 10x the amount.

This is especially important because so many people are stuck at home, lacking daily exercise, stress eating and binge-watching television shows.

That is a recipe for cardiovascular disaster!

Recent studies show that over 22% of the population have gained, what is called the “Quarantine 15.” That’s the extra weight people put on during lockdown.[2]

And, weight gain is just one of the factors that increase your risk of CVD.

The lockdowns around the world today are exacerbating many of the common contributing factors for CVD[3]:

  • Poor diet
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Physical Inactivity

So, what can you do to support your heart and cardiovascular system?

There’s a lot actually.

It begins with education combined with the implementation of that knowledge to support your beautiful body.

Here are my top 3 heart/cardiovascular health articles to give you the guidance you need.

Best foods for Heart Health

There are many foods that can reduce inflammation and support a healthy cardiovascular system, but there are some foods that are the cream of the crop, so to speak.

When it comes to heart health put these five foods and herbs into your diet as often as possible.

  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Dandelion
  • Wild Salmon (or other fatty fish)
  • Blueberries

To find out why these foods are at the top of the list, read more here: Top 5 Foods to Keep your Ticker Tocking

Under Pressure!

So many people are diagnosed with High Blood Pressure (HBP) and it is a HUGE contributing factor to heart disease and CVD.

1 in 5 people suffer with HBP and don’t even know it.

And, get this… nearly half of ALL adults in the United States already have high blood pressure. That is approximately 108 million people.[4]

Holy cow, that is a LOT of pressure!

But, no worries! There are many easy and delicious ways to bring the pressure down and support your cardiovascular system.

For example, I highly recommend drinking this delicious cooling and refreshing tea to help calm the body, reduce heat and inflammation, and bring the pressure down naturally.

Try it, you’ll like it.

Exercise your heart

Beyond food and herbs, we need to move our bodies!

You could be eating the BEST foods and herbs in the world: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, circulatory stimulating, cooling, refreshing, healing…

BUT, if you are NOT moving your body every day in some way, you are going to be headed down the CVD path.

Movement is crucial to supporting your cardiovascular system.

Plus, beyond moving the physical body we also have to move our emotional body. I explain the physical and emotional movement more in-depth in this article here: Exercise your heart using these strategies.

Do you want more CVD support and guidance, as well as some fun in the kitchen to bring your blood pressure down? Join my Heart Health Cooking Class and get ready to truly nourish your system.

In this highly engaging cooking class I will show you how to:

  • Prepare delicious and easy anti-inflammatory recipes
  • Use herbal remedies for heart support
  • Get educated, enlightened, and entertained while nourishing your CVD

I’m looking forward to seeing you in my kitchen! Learn it Live online Cooking Class

[1] https://professional.heart.org/en/science-news/-/media/bfb89c6f202a4ec4b756a7f738ac3b02.ashx

[2] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/quarantine-weight-gain

[3] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353118

[4] https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/facts.htm