Product Spotlight - Heart Health Month
February is almost over and I feel like I would be remiss if I did not create a special Product Spotlight in honor of American Heart Month. So, unlike my other spotlights, where I concentrate on one particular product, this week, I will highlight three products that are especially important for heart health.
The beneficial health effects of Alkaline Ionized Water are legion (I will be doing an in-depth Product Spotlight on this very soon!). And heart health is no exception.
First, let's talk about hydration. Hydration is essential for a healthy body and can certainly make life easier for your heart. Better hydration is actually shown to decrease cardiovascular risk. If you are going to hydrate, you might as well use the highest quality water out there! Not only that, but Ionized Water is likely more hydrating for your body as well. Tests performed with Nuclear Magnetic Imaging devices have shown that clusters of Ionized Water are typically 2-3 times smaller than those of tap water. This means ionized water will absorb more easily into your body due to its smaller cluster size and will assimilate into your cells more effectively because of its hexagonal structure.
The next issue has to do with oxidation. We know that oxidation plays a big role in heart disease. Part of this may be due to the way oxidation compromises and ages arterial walls, making them stiff and inflexible. The other aspect has to do with cholesterol. There is current evidence showing that cholesterol itself may not be the bad guy, but, rather, it is the oxidation of cholesterol that implicates it with higher heart disease risk. This 98 year-old scientist believes the same, but I think you're better off limiting your cholesterol intake (since most foods with cholesterol tend to be oxidizing to your body anyway).
Our Tyent Water Ionizers also create water that is extremely anti-oxidant. Such anti-oxidants can neutralize the oxidizing free radicals that wreak havoc on our arterial walls, through oxidized cholesterol, while also maintaining cell and DNA integrity. This could be the very reason that so many people give testimonials regarding the improvement they've seen in their blood pressure/cholesterol since switching to alkaline ionized water. Take a look at the video below and see how the negative charge from anti-oxidants and improved hydration affect our blood flow.
Now, tell me blood flow like that won't make your heart smile! You may think that drinking bottled or filtered water is doing you just fine, but, according to studies, many of these waters are devoid of healthy minerals, including Magnesium, which is linked to heart health. Natural sources of water have plentiful amounts of magnesium, and our bodies can more readily absorb this important nutrient through water. Studies have shown that areas with lower mineral rates in water have a 10% higher sudden death rate than areas with adequate minerilization of their water. In fact, nearly everyone who goes to the hospital for a heart-related issue immediately receives magnesium to help their condition. Ionized water is especially rich in magnesium, as magnesium is one of the alkaline minerals concentrated into the alkaline drinking water produced by the ionization process. When it comes to heart health, alkaline, ionized water really has a lot going for it!
Many people don't realize that what we breathe can actually affect our heart. In fact, the World Health Organization released an analysis last year that stated there are about 7 MILLION premature deaths related to air pollution each year. And, as many as 40% of those deaths were from heart disease! Breathing in tiny, toxic particles can cause inflamation in our bodies and even incite heart attacks! Dr. Russell Luepker, M.D., a cardiologist and the Mayo professor in the School of Health at the University of Minnesota, says, "For instance, someone with atherosclerosis, or build up of fatty deposits on the inner lining of the arteries, experiences immediate trouble when pollutants play a role in causing plaque in a blood vessel to rupture, triggering a heart attack. This kind of pushes them over the cliff.” If you live in Pittsburgh, like I do, this should be a concern! Since our means for helping to ensure the quality of outdoor air is limited, I believe it is increasingly important to do all we can to purify our indoor air. This really makes sense, considering that the average American spends about 90% of their time indoors, and indoor air pollutants can be as much as 100x greater than that of outdoor pollutants (please check out this link).
As I've stated before, I think it is ideal to get your nutrition from healthy foods; unfortunately, our fruits & veggies just aren't what they used to be, thus making it very difficult (if not impossible) to obtain the vitamins/minerals/enzymes needed for optimal health. Supplements (although not ideal) have become necessary for health, and the convenience factor, as well as their affordability, help to ensure adequate nutrition for the average person. Heart disease is our #1 killer in the United States, so the medical community has concentrated much of its efforts on treating this horrible killer. Unfortunately, popular treatments such as stents and statin drugs have shown little results, despite the fact that such realities are not generally shared (or known) by doctors.
Heart Miracle contains an incredible combination of heart-health-promoting vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs, and more. I am not a doctor, but what I typically recommend to people concerned about their blood pressure/heart health/etc. is to take half a dose of Heart Miracle and half a dose of Miracle 2000 to get the best of both worlds and an incredibly complete dose of nutrition! Just a few of the key health-promoting nutrients in Heart Miracle include: - Vitamin E
Even if you don't have any issues with heart disease currently, it's important to remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! The truth resonates all the more with current studies showing the beginning of atherosclerosis in 50% of children ages 10-14. In addition to ionized water, pure air, and proper supplementation, I can't stress implementing a healthy, plant-based diet enough! I highly recommend looking into Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Dr. Dean Ornish, who have both effectively reversed heart disease in patients. You also might want to try a TRUE Mediterranean diet for better heart health.
Heart disease is a terrible killer, but also completely preventable if we take the actions necessary. I hope you will! And the beat goes on, Steve