What’s Your Risk of Heart Disease? One in Three!

In today’s world of processed foods… dangerous toxins… airborne contaminants… and prescription medication dangers… which disease carries the greatest risk for you and your family?

The most prevalent disease affecting Americans is heart disease. Based on recent statistics, the American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 80,000,000 American adults (one in three) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease… of which 38,000,000 of these people are under the age of 60.

What’s more, the AHA indicates cardiovascular problems result in about 864,000 deaths each year!

Even more shocking are these numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

  • 70 percent of all Americans have plaque blocking their arteries by age 40.
  • 90 percent of Americans are in jeopardy of serious health conditions due to poor circulation and clogged blood flow.
  • Every 26 seconds an American will suffer a coronary “event,” and about every minute somebody will die from one.

The vast majority affected will be people with the highest risk factors such as smoking… high blood pressure… diabetes… inactivity… obesity… allergies… chronic infections or diseases… and feelings of stress, anger or depression.

What can you do to lower your chances of heart disease? Simple! 

  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Control your blood pressure
  • Start a regular exercise program
  • Increase your intake of whole foods
  • Reduce your sugar consumption
  • Control your blood sugar levels and/or diabetes
  • Quit smoking
  • Limit your alcohol intake

Changes in your diet and your exercise regimen can make a world of difference in protecting not only your heart, but your entire body!