This press release from the AMA is one you should look at. It also has a terrific video in the USA link provided below.
You’ve got two ears, two lungs, two kidneys….and one heart. That’s why I want to share this press release with you.
USA Today (1/31, Molina) reports that “nearly half of U.S. adults deal with some form of cardiovascular disease.” USA Today adds, “According to the study from the American Heart Association, 121.5 million Americans, or about 48.5 percent, dealt with heart or blood vessel disease as of 2016.” The research indicates “deaths from cardiovascular disease rose from more than 836,000 in 2015 to more than 840,000 in 2016.” The findings were published in Circulation.
Some of this rise in heart disease may be attributed to the stricter guidelines defining high blood pressure, which the American Heart Association began enforcing in 2017 along with the American College of Cardiology.
But there are also other reasons. The first four apply to men and women, #5 for women only.
- Sedentary life style – we all sit in cars, in front of TVs and computers and don’t exercise
- Stress – Government shutdowns, hurricanes and freezing temperatures, economic uncertainty and so much more make stress an overwhelming part of almost everyone’s life. And the added stress hormones over long periods of time strain the heart and soul
- Sleep difficulties – Poor sleep not only makes you tired, it silently increases the risk of heart disease. And diabetes. These can be a deadly combination.
- Sugar – Americans now eat almost their weight in sugar every year. And that is contributing to obesity, heart disease and even Alzheimers Disease. What’s harming you may be on your plate.
- Suffering Silently – for women entering menopause, fear of estrogen and hormone therapy has resulted in 80% fewer women taking hormones today than in 2002. And that has been accompanied by an increased risk of heart disease and premature death in women. I explain this and what to do to stop it in easy to understand terms in my #1 Best Selling Book, The Estrogen Fix. In it you’ll realize that women who take estrogen at the right time live longer than those who don’t take it and have a lower risk of heart disease, particularly if you went into early menopause.. All because the original Women’s Health Initiative Study got it wrong. You owe it to yourself to figure it out so you don’t have to tough it out.