How to Have a Healthy Heart
Oct 04, 2014
I want to share thoughts on dealing with cardio health from a position of strength, beginning with the main star of this system, the heart.
Heart Function. The heart is a pumping station to insure that blood flows throughout the body. Blood carries nutrients that are passed into it from the intestinal tract in order to feed all the cells of the body. On its return trip back to the heart, the blood carries all the waste products from cellular metabolism. In this way, toxins are removed from the blood stream. Some are passed into the intestines for removal, some are passed into the lungs, some to the kidneys, and yet others are released through perspiration. These four channels help to keep your body clean. The heart works non-stop and pumps gallons of blood on a daily basis (19,000 gallons per day!). Because of the work it does, it has high requirements for nutrients to function properly and at optimal levels. Here is a list of nutrients I recommend for the heart. When I use nutrients to help someone, I always recommend high potency supplements. The reason is simple. Based on the stress of today’s lifestyles and the environment that we live in, it takes much more than low doses to insure good health.
Nutrients for the Heart. Nutrition plays a key role in the functions of this system and all supporting organs and functions. Proper nutrition allows blood to efficiently carry the nutrients necessary to feed the cells of the body. The heart calls on many structures within the body to perform its work. Nerves, muscles, and blood vessels are all important to the heart’s activity. The following nutrients play a key role in the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. These include: CALCIUM: It plays a role in the transmission of nerve impulses, important in the function of the blood pressure feedback system. Calcium ions play a role in the strength of cardiac muscular contraction, similar to skeletal muscle fiber function. POTASSIUM: This also is involved in cardiac muscle contraction. MAGNESIUM: Important in neuromuscular activity and myocardial functioning (the muscular system of the heart).
I would suggest you get a COMPLETE multi-mineral so that you do not create any imbalances and you insure you are covering all the bases. Take your minerals before you go to bed to help you to sleep better. Are you getting enough of these minerals to insure the proper functioning of your heart?
- Michael Schwartz, N.M.D.