SOURCE: EcoNugenics

EcoNugenics

March 05, 2010 11:08 ET

Are You a Heart Attack Waiting to Happen?

Expert Marks American Heart Month 2010 With Tips and a Wake-Up Call

SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) -  Everyone should know the warning signs for a heart attack, but according to Dr. Isaac Eliaz, effective prevention requires much more than a list of potential symptoms.

"Heart attacks strike quickly and without warning," said Dr. Eliaz, an author, lecturer, researcher, clinical practitioner and product formulator for natural health supplement manufacturer EcoNugenics (www.econugenics.com). "So as the national discussion turns to preventing heart attacks during American Heart Month, the real question isn't whether people can recognize the warning signs, but rather, whether they avoid the risks in the first place."

According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 81 million American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

"There are a number of lifestyle options that may avert the condition," he added, referencing a free report he wrote about it at http://cardiobalance.org/. Dr. Eliaz recommended the following tips for heart healthiness:

  • Heart Healthy Diet -- The first step is to shed excess weight through exercise and adopting a heart-healthy diet with heavy consumption of antioxidant-rich fresh fruits and vegetables -- but be sure to eat organic as often as possible, as pesticides will only introduce aggravating toxins into your body.

  • Watch Your Fiber -- Moderate intake of high-fiber whole grains that are low on the glycemic index scale is also important, along with lean protein like chicken, turkey, and fish (as long as you beware of excess mercury in the fish).

  • Good Fats and Bad Fats -- It's more important that you choose "good" fats instead of "bad" fats. The saturated and trans fats that you'll find in red meat, butter, and fast foods are more likely to clog arteries than unsaturated choices like olive oil and fish oil -- the latter of which can actually boost your heart health.

"We need to understand the things about our lifestyle that contribute to our risk for heart disease," he said. "That way, it really won't matter whether we memorized the warning signs of a heart attack, because we may never experience them."

About Dr. Isaac Eliaz

Dr. Isaac Eliaz is a respected author, lecturer, researcher, product formulator, and clinical practitioner. He has been a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980s.

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