One does not simply wake up and have heart disease. It is a compilation of risk factors and how long you have had them that lead to the development of the disease. Even having one risk factor can increase your chances of heart disease and having multiple can magnify the risk. Fortunately, all of the above risk factors are MODIFIABLE!
How Do I Modify My Risks?
Manage Blood Sugar
Avoid sugar, sodas and eating excessive carbohydrates to help decrease spikes in blood sugar.
Eat more whole foods that contain more fiber, fat and protein.
Screen for Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes. Elevated blood sugar can cause damage to blood vessels and body.
Take some time everyday to de-stress, even if it is only for a few minutes.
Find activities that you love to help you de-stress
Meditation and Yoga are two great options.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Eat whole foods.
Reduce the amount of processed foods, decrease your sugar consumption.
Eat a lot of vegetables and fruit.
Consume healthy fats.
Prevention is ALWAYS BEST.
The CAUSE of heart disease will be discussed in the next 3 posts...
it may not be what you think it is!
Wishing you Health and Happiness,
Dr. Erin Miller
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