Heart disease is not just a concern for men. Two out of three women will develop cardiovascular disease (CV) at some point in their lifetime. Because symptoms are different in women and less well known, illness often goes undetected and untreated. In the United States, more women than men die from cardiovascular disease each year. For this reason, it is vital to know your risk factors, to get regular evaluations from your physician, and to live a heart healthy lifestyle.
Common CV diseases include heart attack (myocardial infarction), stroke (cerebrovascular event), high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), Syndrome X (metabolic syndrome). Four co-existing factors define Syndrome X: abdominal obesity, abnormal cholesterol, abnormal blood sugar, and elevated blood pressure. Women are more likely than men to develop Syndrome X.
Prevention and Treatment include:
- Diet therapies: fat, fiber, carbohydrates, antioxidants, salt, water, caffeine, alcohol
- Stress management
- Nutrition and botanical supplements
- Metabolic cleansing – includes a three-week detoxification program that combines diet, supplements, exercise, and hydrotherapy. The program increases metabolic efficiency, stimulates weight loss, and aids in discovering food allergies and sensitivities. There is improvement in digestive function, skin disorders, body aches, and energy. In addition, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels are lowered in the majority of patients.