Around the world, nearly seven million people die of coronary heart disease every year. And despite the continuing advancements in surgery, diagnostic techniques, and pharmaceutical interventions, that number keeps going up.
Most of us know that we can reduce our risk of developing heart disease with lifestyle changes – like incorporating exercise into our daily routine.
But did you know that heart disease can be reversed through those same lifestyle changes, especially proper nutrition? It may be hard to believe, but according to published studies, it’s true.
For millions of Americans, taking statins – medications like Lipitor and Crestor – to lower cholesterol has become the norm. However, these drugs, while they work, can come with significant side effects.
If you have high blood pressure, you’re not alone. In fact, using the new definition of high blood pressure – 130/80 mmHg or greater, on average, as measured at rest on two separate occasions – one out of every two American adults is affected.
Legend has it that the explorer Ponce de Leon wasn’t just looking to establish a Spanish colony in the new world; he was looking for the fountain of youth. And 500 years later, the search is still on.