Did you know February is National heart month? Which means now is as good a time as any to have a look at how we can make a few subtle changes and improve our heart health.
Its human nature to try and fix something only when it’s broken when in reality prevention is better than cure. There are many ways you can look after your heart health through diet and exercise, as well as supplementation and relaxation.
Let’s have a quick look at how we can achieve this?
- Reduce Salt intake
- Limit Unhealthy Fats
- Eat more Fruit and Vegetables
- Eat Whole Grains
- Dark Chocolate (apparently rich in antioxidants, although two bars a day will not be good for you!)
In an ideal world, you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. This can be made up of many forms including, walking, running, biking, and swimming. The most important part is to not overdo it and make sure it’s something you enjoy!
Stress has a very negative effect on both our mind and bodies always make time to relax and unwind. Meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, and the simple act of watching a feel-good movie can help us to relax and help to forget our everyday stresses.
Magnesium is known muscle relaxant and a vital mineral with many therapeutic benefits. It helps promote overall wellbeing and relaxation, skin health and skeletal strength. Magnesium is important to many cell processes including the management of energy, the formation of proteins and cell replication. It is involved in more than 300 enzymatic reactions.
Work synergistically with each other to ensure that calcium is directed out of the arteries and into the bones where it helps improve bone density. Without enough vitamin K2 calcification within the arteries can occur, increasing the risk of heart disease.
Fermented Red Yeast Rice (Monascus Purpureus) has been used for centuries throughout Asia. Natures Aid Red Yeast Rice provides 10mg of Monacolin K per daily serving. Monacolin K helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. (*Beneficial effect obtained with a daily intake of 10mg Monacolin K from fermented red yeast rice.)
This miracle enzyme, known as the silkworm enzyme, is actually produced by a friendly bacterium found naturally within the silkworm. The enzyme is utilised by the silkworm to dissolve its protective cocoon without having a detrimental effect on the living cells of the emerging silkmoth. The bacterium responsible for this enzyme is Serratia E15 and the enzyme is also known as Serratia peptidase.
Over the past 30 years, the benefits of this remarkable enzyme have been studied in no less than 23 scientific studies and these combined with practitioners observations has given us a comprehensive list of areas it may help
- Pain – Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, backache, headaches and migraines have all shown improvement with serrapeptase.
- Inflammation – Inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease, colitis and cystitis have been helped. It has also been successfully used with other conditions where inflammation is a major factor such as fibromyalgia, inflammatory lung conditions, sporting injuries, post-operative swelling and traumatic swelling.
- Circulation – This enzyme is able to digest dead tissue and therefore the effects it has on arterial plaques, blood clots and scar tissue have circulatory benefits. Cardiovascular disease, varicose veins and non-healing leg ulcers have all shown improvement.
- Eyes, Ears and Nose – A number of conditions affecting these areas have been helped including eye problems due to inflammation and blocked veins, sinusitis, chronic ear infections and runny noses.
- Autoimmune Conditions – The conditions that can be classified as auto-immune that have been helped by this enzyme include multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
- Other – Fibrocystic breast disease, enlarged prostate and carpal tunnel syndrome have also been helped.
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