Worried about your heart? Is there really a heart healthy diet that I can trust? Heart disease should be a concern to all of us because there are over 60 million Americans that now have coronary disease to some degree. Some doctors claim that heart disease is on the decline because of modern science’s ability to detect it early and treat it successfully but don’t be fooled. Even conditions of advanced cardiovascular disease are difficult to detect. Dr. William Radford, for example did a study of 328 people who had died suddenly of a heart attack, all of whom had received an examination 6 month before their death and not a single physician had predicted a heart attack.
The sad reality of cardiovascular disease is that it does not manifest itself until you experience a heart attack or stroke and when that happens there is nothing that can be done to reverse the damage. Treatment at that point is only a process of relieving the symptoms.
The alternative is prevention and it’s really not such a big deal when you consider your alternatives. The Paleo Diet is a heart healthy diet that can give you a new on lease on life. It can strengthen your body, get your organs functioning properly, improve skin tone, increase endurance, improve your immune system, improve your sex life, and all while reducing that spare tire around your waste. Seems like a lot of hype huh?
Face it man has engineered and processed our food sources to the point that we don’t even recognize what a packaged food product is without the picture and if we cannot recognize this food do you think that our body does? Our liver is the man defense against toxins entering our body and toxins created by our modern diet over whelm our defenses and those toxins enter into our blood stream as free agents. Free agents ambush our defenseless organs and without a viable source of nutrients our organs become diseased and start a slow death.
The Paleo Diet is the diet of our ancestors the caveman. Sounds a little crazy, right? But the caveman’s diet put him in tune with his metabolism, his body actually told him what it needed and his body functioned without disease. Our metabolism is the product of our ancestors and has not changed even though we have changed our foods. Getting back to basic pure foods will put our metabolism back on track.
Heart disease is a product of our modern diet as well as allergies, and the diseases of our major organs are all caused by our modern foods which offer little or no nutrition to our body.
The Paleo Diet is a pure food diet that does not require you to add anything, but it does require you to eliminate all of man’s modern, so called foods from your present diet. Is it difficult? More than anything it is a process of education because we have accepted too many food products as stables in our diet and therefore do not recognize that they are dangerous to our bodies.
Here are a few guidelines to help in a heart healthy diet;
- Seek information on the Paleo Diet and get back to basic pure foods.
- Quit Smoking.
- Reduce salt in your diet.
- Eliminate unsaturated oil and instead use more olive oil.
- If you drink alcohol reduce your intake.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day; soda, coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages are not a substitute for water.
- Begin some form of exercise even if it is passive as an example park farther out in the parking lot so that you must walk.
- Buy yourself a good blood pressure meter and check your blood pressure daily
The Paleo Diet is the pure food diet of our ancestors and your body recognizes and can process the foods of this diet. You too can enjoy the healthy, disease and allergy free life of our ancestor the caveman.