Heart Heath Highlights
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
you make my heart go
boom, boom, boom.
Exercise, healthy eating, and
supplementation help keep
our hearts healthy.
You can take it, lose it, cross it, and wear it on your sleeve. It can be hard, warm, heavy, broken, or bleeding. You can pour it out or speak straight from it. What is it?
Ancient Egyptians believed that the heart had a will of its own and would move around inside the body. Science tells us our heart is a muscular organ about the size of a fist which is located just behind and slightly left of the breastbone.
The Greek Philosopher, Plato, had a theory. He said our reasoning ability originated with the brain yet our passions originated within the ‘fiery’ heart. We have learned anger causes an outpouring of stress hormones like adrenaline, which makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure rise. Here are twenty five tips to control anger. We even have Chi Happiness an herbal supplement and the homeopathic remedy D.P.R. from Meripharm.
Aristotle had a philosophy that the heart collected sensory input from the peripheral organs through the blood vessels. He coined the term ‘heartfelt' which is still used today.
There has been a lot of misinformation about the heart over the years so let's look at the some positive information.
Caring For Your Heart
Eat a variety of healthy foods to include fruits and Green vegetables each day.
Avoid foods high in unhealthy fats. Avoid fried foods and Fast Foods.
Remember that your heart is a muscle. If you want it to be strong, you need to be physically active every day. Do a task that gets you huffing and puffing. Jumping rope, dancing, jogging, you know what to do.
Keep your body at a healthy weight. (remember those fruits and green vegetables). If weight is an issues we have specialized appoints to develop a plan for healthy weight loss.
Quit smoking. We can assist with Homeopathic remedies and more.
Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
Drink alcohol in moderation.
Manage your stress.
Heart Health Hacks
Vanilla can be used for relaxation. In a Columbia University Medical Center study, subjects who smelled vanilla while completing stress tests had more stable heart rates and blood pressure than those who took the tests in an unscented environment. You can place a few drops of vanilla extract onto a handkerchief and carry it with you to smell throughout the day.
Meow. Research shows how owning a cat reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third.
Doing activities that bring you joy have very real health benefits. Engaging in a hobby has been shown to reduce stress and can even activate genes that increase immunity and decrease inflammation.
Your heartbeat can change depending on the music you listen to so find sounds you truly enjoy. Music by Mozart and Strauss have been scientifically found to lower blood pressure. Put on your headphones and chill.
Eating dark chocolate reduces the risk of heart disease so feel free to indulge in a small piece, guilt free.
Feeling a strong sense of positive emotion and overall happiness has been shown to decrease your risk of heart disease.
Laughing is good for your heart. It reduces stress and gives a boost to your immune system.
Contrary to popular belief, sneezing does not stop your heart or make it “skip a beat.” It can, however, briefly change your heart’s rhythm. The only time your heart stops is during cardiac arrest.
It is not healthier to wear your heart on your sleeve. Suppressing emotions creates an imbalance internally and this can lead to tension, dysfunctional behavior and even physical illness. Have a heart-to-heart talk with someone and breathe.
Heart disease can run in your family yet it is eighty percent (80%) preventable. Simple behavioral changes in diet, exercise, and tension can change everything.
Your heart deserves to be loved for all the work it does. It started pumping blood before you were born and will continue pumping throughout your whole life.
Your heart affects every part of your body. That also means that diet, lifestyle, and your emotional well-being can affect your heart.
How are you going to treat your body so that your heart remains healthy?
We are here for you to support you and help you and your family stay healthy. For in-person appointments call our office at 972-233-8339. We also offer Telehealth appointments via Zoom and Face Time. We can mail products direct to you at your request.
Product of the Month -- NADH
Metabolics, NADH Dietary Supplement
NADH (NICOTINAMIDE ADENINE DINUCLEOTIDE HYDRATE) is a naturally occurring molecule found through out the human body. It reacts with the oxygen present in every living cell, producing energy and water. The more energy it can produce the better it functions, and the longer the cell, and the entire organism, lives. NADH supports cellular hydration supporting the heart and kidneys.
This supplement is a potent antioxidant, lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure, and boosts the immune system.
The supplement can be used to:
Support metabolic processes.
Restore alertness and energy.
Help relieve drowsiness.
Aids in the breakdown of sugar and fats.
Hydrate the brain.
Support Cellular hydration.
Involved in more than 500 reactions in the body.
Texas Biological Medicine is here to help you and your family stay healthy. Call our office at 972-233-8339 to schedule your appointment in-person or via Zoom. We mail products at your request.
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This Office Reads
“A great book increases my heartbeat as if I’m prey,
melts my insides in anticipation,
immerses me in its depths."
Lona is reading:
The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PHD. Cholesterol is not a deadly poison. It is a substance that is vital to the cells of all mammals. There is no such thing as “good” or “bad” cholesterol, but mental stress, physical activity and change of body weight may influence the level of blood cholesterol.
Tricia is reading:
The Lies My Doctor Told Me by Ken D. Berry. Nutritional therapy is often overlooked in medical school, and the information provided to physicians is often outdated. This book provides the information you need to about nutrition and life choices, their role in our health, and finding the right path for you.
Ramona is reading:
The Glass Desk by A.J. Wilt. Do hurts and mistakes from your past weigh you down? Have you given up hope that things will ever be different, that you will ever feel whole again? If so, this book is for you.
Laughter is Medicine
Studies have shown that your blood vessels relax when you’re laughing, which sends 20% more blood through your body. Relaxed blood vessels mean your heart doesn’t have to work as hard.
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They follow their heart!
Aren't you pumped about getting heart healthy?
Health Healthy Cooking
Heart healthy eating can help you prevent and/or manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart failure. Don’t forget you need fruits and green vegetables daily.
Heart healthy breakfasts.
Hearth healthy foods for fuel.
Heart healthy recipes for picky eaters.
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Snacks For Your Heart
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Quick and Easy
Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Squash
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Move. Give thanks. Act.
Your health is important
and so are you.