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  • 1. Heart and Cardiovascular System
  • 2. The delicate yet durable heart  Beats 60 to 70 times a minute  Beats over 100,000 times a day  Pumps 5,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day  In an average life, it will pump more than 100 million gallons of blood and beat approx. 2.5 billions times
  • 3. Cardiovascular Disease  #1 cause of death in developed countries  Every 48 seconds, a person dies of a heart attack  Effects more than 43 million Americans  550,000 people die each year from Heart Disease in America  40 million people are living with Cardiovascular impairments
  • 4. Changing Statistics  1900 – America was the healthiest of all 93 civilized countries – No processed foods – Heart disease accounted for 1/7 deaths By 1978, the US had dropped to 79th place 1920 – average grocery store carried 800 items Today – over 10,000 items found in grocery stores MAJOR DIFFERENCE – Introduction of commercially processed foods into our daily diet
  • 5. Sugar statistics  Today, American each more than 71 pounds of sugar/sweeteners annually. This is 20 teaspoons of sugar daily (1/2 cup)  75% of sugar consumed is added by food processors.  Sugar consumption is linked with numerous diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease
  • 6. Fat Statistics  Fats and oils make up 37% of calories in the Standard American Diet (SAD)  French fries, doughnuts, fried chicken, pizza, and cheese cake are common in the SAD  Commonly used oils are coconut and palm oil – very high in saturated fats and dangerous to cardiovascular health  Hydrogenated oils are very common today – this process has been used since the 1930’s
  • 7.  Collectively, fat and sugar provide almost two-thirds of the total calories in the American diet today.  Unfortunately, both are high in calories, low in nutrients and put undue stress on our bodies, particularly the cardiovascular system.
  • 8. Salt statistics  Food processing has also altered normal table salt (sodium chloride)  Salt producing companies now dry their salt in huge kilns – temperatures reach 1200 F which alters the chemical structure of salt, which can have an adverse affect on the human body  For thousands of years, people typically ate 1200-1600 mg of salt daily  Today the average consumption is 6-20 grams which is ten to thirty times as much
  • 9. Sea Salt  Dried naturally, at low temperatures by the rays of the sun  Unprocessed and unheated sea salt contains both natural sodium chloride and additional trace minerals essential to good health  Sea salt may be used sparingly by most people
  • 10. Individual responsibility to prevent heart disease  Dietary risk factors: – Excess fats – Excess sugar – Excess salt  Lifestyle risk factors: – Obesity – Stress – Hypertension – Cigarette smoking – Physical inactivity – Heredity
  • 11. Four Keys to Prevention of Heart Disease  Positive “can do” attitude  Diet – Pro-Vita Plan – High vegetable plan, constructed around protein – 60-70% raw foods  Exercise  Nutrition – Essential Fatty acids, Vitamins, Minerals
  • 12. Physical Exercise  Significant research shows that people who are physically active have less heart attacks  Exercise, especially in fresh air, will reduce stress and strengthen the heart and entire body  40 minute walk is very effective  Seek medical approval before beginning an exercise program. Increase levels gradually
  • 13. Maintain normal weight  Overweight patients are 4 times as likely to develop high blood pressure  Abdominal obesity is linked to an increased risk of strokes in mean and heart failure for both men and women
  • 14. Stop smoking  Men who smoke are 2-3 times more likely than non-smokers to die from heart attacks  Women who smoke face nearly four times the risk of heart attacks before 65  Women who smoke and take oral- contraceptives are even more at risk
  • 15. Chlorinated water  Do not drink chlorinated water  Chlorine destroys Vitamin E within the body  Vitamin E is essential to healthy heart function
  • 16. Meditation  Inner arts of meditation and contemplation provide a calming influence over the mind, emotions, and body  Reduce stress levels  Welcome refuge of relaxation from the storms of life
  • 17. Dietary Recommendations  Moderation is the rule – especially with heart patients  Large meals and heavy foods puts a sudden burden on the heart  Frequent small meals are preferred  Cultured soy protein, such as tofu, and other vegetable proteins help lower cholesterol  Chicken and turkey are acceptable  Avoid beef, ham, bacon, sausage, and dairy products  Non-fat yogurt and cottage cheese are exceptions and OK to eat  Nutritional yeast is excellent
  • 18. Fruits and Vegetables  Eat heartily – high in nutritional value and fiber  Emphasize asparagus, red pimiento peppers, fresh red tomatoes, garlic, onions, parsley, potato, eggplant, okra, sea vegetables, melon, currants, blueberries, apples and watermelon
  • 19. Freshly squeezed juices  Fresh juices act as a tonic for cardiac health  Vegetable juices – combinations of any of the following: carrot, spinach, celery, lettuce, beet, and asparagus (add a little onion and garlic if you like)  Fruit juices – emphasize red grapes, black currants, blueberries, rosehips
  • 20. Grains and Seeds  Whole grains (unrefined) and raw seeds provide beneficial nutrients  Wild rice, millet, buckwheat, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and sesame seeds  Make sure they are fresh, unbroken, and not rancid  Rancid seeds put an additional burden on the heart  Soaking seeds overnight in water makes them easier to digest and improves nutritional value
  • 21. Fatty Acids  Linoleic, linolenic and EPA lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels – they are found in polyunsaturated sources  Grape seed oil excellent source of linoleic acid  Fresh flax oil in high in linolenic acid  EPA is found in cold water fish  AVOID saturated fats – solid at room temp
  • 22. Dietary Oil Caution  Polyunsaturated fats become RANCID easily and thus become a dangerous source of free radicals  Keep polyunsaturated fats refrigerated and tightly capped. Discard at the first signs of rancidity  Make sure Vitamin E intake is adequate
  • 23. Best oils to use  Grape Seed oil – Excellent for cooking with a high smoke point. Excellent as a salad oil. Keep refrigerated  Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Best used at room temperature. Excellent salad oil but too fragile to cook with, except at very low temperatures  Flax Seed – Fragile and oxidizes quickly so use within a month. Keep refrigerated. Also available in capsules. Take 1 TB with a protein meal
  • 24. Foods to Avoid  All fried foods  Table salt  Coffee (raises cholesterol)  Alcohol  Red meats  Animal fat  Eggs (no more than 4 per week)  Saturated fats  Whole milk products  Ice cream  Hydrogenated oils  Rich sauces  Sugars and sweets (restrict to less than 10%)  Soft drinks  Commercially processed or refined foods
  • 25. Examples of Processed Foods  Pretzels  Soy sauce  Salted nuts  Peanut butter  Bouillon cubes  Salted crackers  Luncheon meats  Processed cheese  Soups, commercial canned or dry  Potato and corn chips  Canned fish  Ketchup and barbeque sauce  Smoked, cured or canned meats  Salad dressings (commercial brands)
  • 26.  “Cardiovascular disease, by the body’s innate design, is largely reversible by applying the correct diet, necessary herbal/nutritional therapies, and exercise.”  Dr. Jack Tips
  • 27. Supplementation  Omega-3 fatty acids – flax, fish  Lepterra Inno-Vita (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory herbs to restore and revitalize the entire body, esp the heart and cardiovascular system)  Vitamin E (chewable form of Vitamin E to deliver sub- lingually)  Multi-mineral (Ca, Mg, K, Chr)  Red Rice Yeast – Lowers cholesterol very effectively. Use for immediate effects then work the rest of the program.
  • 28. Already in Heart Disease process?  Heart-Flo Inno-Vita provides vital herbal based nutrients to help maintain cardiovascular irrigation and optimal heart rate by helping to stimulate and regulate the non-stop working heart  Nerv-All Inno-Vita helps the body transport the neural signals among various parts of the body, and filter, analyze and respond accurately to the sensory signals
  • 29. General Heart Program  With Breakfast and Dinner: Essential Fatty acids – flax, olive and fish oils  Between meals, once a day: 2 Vitamin E and 2 Heart-Flo  Follow this program for 60 days.  Repeat program once a year after the age of 40  If heart disease runs in the family, continue using Heart –Flo for 2-3 days each week, for life.
  • 30. Medical Attention is important and necessary in all heart cases.  Please see your doctor if you are having symptoms of heart problems  Warning signs of a heart attack: - Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, pain, or squeezing in the center of the chest lasting two minutes or more. - Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck and arms. -Severe pain
  • 31. Lab Markers  Low HDL marks disease  Nutrients needed for HDL to function: Lecithin and protein  Total Cholesterol  Indicator of free-radical damage  Elevated total cholesterol is a marker for increased oxidative damage Lipid Peroxides *Reveal free radical proliferation *Trans fats cause increased lipid peroxidation Use Vitamins C and E Lipoproteins High LDL marks disease – associated with atheromas Use Heart Flo, B Vitamins and C Vitamins
  • 32. Lab Markers  Fibrinogen  When elevated increase risk of strokes, heart disease and arterial disease  Plasma protein that is produced in the liver – effects blood coagulation, blood rheology, and platelet aggregation  Use Livergy, Heart- Flo, Vitamin C, and Lepterra  Homocysteine  Elevated levels indicates a high risk for atherosclerosis  Deficiency of B-12, folic acid, and B6 contributes to an elevated homocysteine  Use B-complex and Heart-Flo
  • 33. Arrhythmia an alteration in rhythm of the heartbeat in time or force.  Heart -Flo  EE Systemic Formulas (one drop on fingertip and apply to tongue) Multi- minerals  Nerv-All  Omega 3 oils  Between meals: 2 Heart-Flo at least 1 month., 3-4 drops EE oil in glass of pure water  Balance body pH
  • 34. Arteriosclerosis abnormal thickening and hardening of the arterial walls with resulting loss of elasticity  Heart-Flo  Multi-mineral  Vitamin E  Essential fats  Vitamin C  Flax oil, olive oil, fish oil  Lepterra  Between meals, once daily: 2 Heart-Flo  Anytime: Vitamin E  Balance body pH
  • 35. Atherosclerosis atheromatous deposists in and fibrosis of the inner layers of the arteries  Heart-Flo  Multi-mineral  Vitamin E  Essential fats  Lecithin  Flax oil  Vitamin C  Lepterra  Between meals: 2 Heart Flo, once daily and 2 Vitamin E twice daily  Balance the body pH
  • 36. Hypertension High Blood Pressure  Heart-Flo  Kidney Klear  Essential fatty acids  Extra magnesium  Diet (fruits, vegetables, fish, moderate CHO)  Di-Gessta (between meals)  Between meals, once or twice a day: 2 Heart-Flo  Support glucose metabolism with Pancreos  Continue program until blood pressure is normal.  Maintenance – use Heart- Flo 3 days a week if necessary
  • 37. Hypertension, cont.  Kidney malfunction is the #1 cause of hypertension  Kidney-Klear  Pituiten  B Vitamins provide critical support with hypertension
  • 38. Low Blood Pressure  Heart-Flo  Adrenix (support and strengthen adrenal gland)  Whether high or low, one formula will correct the problem  Upon arising: 2 Heart Flo  Mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon: 1-2 Adrenix and 1-2 Thyroiden
  • 39. Congestive Heart Failure Heart is unable to maintain adequate circulation of blood in the tissues of the body or to pump out the venous blood returned to it by the venous circulation  Heart-Flo  Vitamin E  Lecithin  Nerv-All  Lepterra
  • 40. Angina pectoris brief attacks of chest pain  Heart-Flo  Nerv-All  Vitamin E  Omega Fatty acids  Flax oil  EE for chest pains (in the mouth or rub over the heart)  Follow General Heart program  Requires immediate diagnosis and evaluation  Could also be lung disease, muscuoskeletal, gastrointestinal, or psychogenic  Immediately: 2 Heart-Flo and 3-4 drops EE in a glass of pure water  Balance body pH  Later: Follow General Heart program for 2-3 months
  • 41. Intermittent claudication severe cramping and weakness in the calf muscles when walking  Multi-mineral  Calcium  Vitamin E  Heart-Flo  Essential fats
  • 42. Fibrillation muscular twitching involving muscle fibers acting without coordination rapid irregular contractions of the muscle fibers of the heart  Heart-Flo  EE (in the mouth)  Multi-mineral  Essential fats  Nerv-All  Vitamin C (supportive)  Cinchona bark tea (source of quinine) will help restore proper heart rhythm Immediately: 3-6 drops EE – drink with ice water every two hours and 2 Heart-flo Later: Follow the General Heart program for 2-3 months with 1-2 calcium daily – upon arising or with breakfast
  • 43. Myocarditis/Endocarditis (inflammation around the heart)  Heart-Flo  Bacto-Ex  Vitamin C * Inflammation may be caused by viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, rheumatic fever, carbon monoxide poisoning, heat stroke, burns, or collagen disease  Twice daily between meals, 2 Heart-Flo 3-6 drops EE (This is effective in 75% of cases)  If viral, combine Viro-Ex with Heart-Flo  For myocarditis, use Heart-Flo with Bacto-Ex or Viro-Ex
  • 44. Tachycardia relatively rapid heart action  Heart-Flo  EE (Several drops in the mouth)  Multi-mineral  Nerve-all  Essential fats  Flax oil  Between meals: 2 Heart Flo and 4 drops EE in 2 oz ice water  Continue program for 2-3 months until heart rate is normalized
  • 45. High Cholesterol  Red Rice Yeast  Essential Fatty Acids  Di-gessta between meals  Thyroiden  Lepterra  Heart-Flo to support arteries as a tissue  Lecithin to help HDL perform properly  Vitamins C and E to protect against free radical damage  Vitamins B and C to reduce LDL  Avoid partially- hydrogenated oils  Garlic  Reduce intake of saturated fats, sugar, and sweets