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Use These 8 Healthy Foods To Fight Heart Disease

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America, killing roughly half a million Americans every year. Exercise and portion control can help you fight heart disease, but not if you continually eat a poor diet. Your diet is the first line of defense when it comes to lowering your risk of heart disease.

 

Americans have slowly entered into a world of processed foods, hormone-injected meats, and genetically modified organisms. People like things to be quick, easy, and cheap, which has consequently had negative effects on their health. Rather than trying to pull yourself out of hole you’ve dug yourself, we recommend not digging the hole in the first place.

 

Give your heart and body some love by removing processed foods, saturated fats, fast food, meat, meat products, added sugars, and dairy products from your diet. Replace these foods with plant-based foods like fresh fruits & vegetables, legumes, sprouted grains, and raw nuts & seeds. Eating these foods will help you get your daily dose of the vitamins and minerals you need.

 

In honor of American Heart Month, here are eight amazing foods that can help protect your heart.

 

Asparagus:

Asparagus is loaded with fiber, folate, and vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that nourishes cells and helps fight free radicals in the body. Asparagus also has a lot of potassium, which helps regulate heart function and blood pressure.

 

Avocado:

This superfood is great for keeping your heart healthy. It is rich in B vitamins, magnesium, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and potassium. Avocados are versatile, so get creative with how you make them.

 

Carrots:

Most people know that carrots are conducive to healthy eyesight. The beta-carotene gets converted to vitamin A, which helps prevent oxidation and arterial build-up. Carrots are also great for helping to lower cholesterol.

 

Chia Seeds:

These powerful little seeds are rich in healthy fats and fiber, and are a great source of protein. The cool thing is that chia seeds supply all the heart-healthy benefits of flaxseeds without having to worry about the phytoestrogens.

 

Red Bell Pepper:

Most people think that oranges are the richest source of vitamin C. They are not. Bell peppers have higher amounts and vitamins A and C, and they contain capsaicin, which helps to improve blood flow and cholesterol.

 

Spinach:

Spinach is a mighty green that should never be left out of your diet. The rich potassium content helps to lower cholesterol levels, while the dietary fiber can help remove toxins from the body. Spinach is also a great source of folate and antioxidants!

 

Tomatoes:

Tomatoes contain a super antioxidant, lycopene, which gives them their deep reed color. Lycopene helps to lower cholesterol levels and protects the heart against free radical damage.

 

Walnuts:

Both walnuts and almonds can provide you with healthy, monounsaturated fats that help protect the heart. Walnuts are a great source of fiber, antioxidants, and magnesium, which is great for lowering stress levels.

 

Sources:

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/fight-heart-disease-with-these-heart-healthy-foods.html

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/05/the-top-17-foods-for-heart-health-infographic/?utm_campaign=cc+posts&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=140601+17+foods+heart+health&dynid=facebook-_-cc+posts-_-social-_-social-_-140601+17+foods+heart+health

2017-02-07T14:39:58+00:00

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    Q: My friend is 34 and he has congestive heart failure. The doctor says his heart is bad, and he needs an LVAD- (left ventriclar assisted devise attached to his heart). He is curently taking the blood thinners lovenox and warfarin. He is a diabetic, and has high blood pressure. He has a mediport which include dovutamina, which helps the heart to pump. His heart is weak. His diet consist of meat and veggies. Should he have the lvad surgery which will lead to heart transplant? Should he keep his bad heart? The doctor says he could live up to 5 years with the surgery, and without it he only have months. What herbs or advise can you give him?

    A:

    The article of the month for Dherbs.com September 2009 Newsletter is "Heart Problems" and will be up this week. It goes into much detail pertaining to your inquiry.

    Article:
    Heart Problems

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    Q: I have a fried who was told he has a heart murmur, and a small hole in his heart that is leaking. He needs to get surgery to get the whole closed up, or else it can get worst. He has severe chest pains, and his right shoulder hurts him constantly. They say it is because no blood is pumping to his arm at a steady rate because of his heart. He does not have health insurance and wants to avoid the medications and surgery. He has lost weight so what do you recommend? Full Body Detox? The only thing with that is it says you will lose 10-50 pounds he cant afford to losse to much weight. Could you explain? And would this help him a great deal? Also me personally would like to do the Full Body Detox just for overall health reasons and it seems to be a great cleanse. Im only 120 pounds will this make me loose a lot of weight? I cant afford it either. Please advise.

    A:

    Please read the article "I'm Thin, Will I Lose Excess Weight During the Detox." Visit our articles section. You guys have nothing to worry about. You will only release weight if you NEED to do so. Just read the article for more insight and understanding. The Full Body Detox and drinking the Hearty Heart tea will tremendously help your friend. He needs to do something and fast though.

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    A:

    The heart failure is only permanent if you guys (especially your sister) BELIEVE so! What is believed is achieved! It's nothing but medical BS if you ask me!

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    1. Perform the Full Body Detox (absent any pharmaceutical drugs, but it is your sister's choice to stay on them or get off of them)

    2. While on the FBD, drink 2-4 cups of Hawthorn Berry tea

    3. After the FBD, she needs to take CARDIOVASCULAR Formula (3 capsules 2 times daily), CIRCUL-AID formula (3 capsules once daily), and BOWEL MOVER (3 capsules before bed every night).

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    A:

    Performing the Pancreas kit and regimen as much and as often as you can and you'll get your desired results.

    Great maintenance formulas include CIRCUL-AID, PANCREAS FORMULA, SUGAR BUSTER, and BIO-INSULIN.

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    Q: I am currently on prescribed heart-related medications (coumadin, spironalactone, coreg, prinivil) due to heart surgery I had on 1990 (double bypass and aortic heart valve replacement). In your opinion is it okay/safe to do the FULL BODY DETOX while on prescribed medication? I am about 50 lbs. overweight and would like to cleanse my system In addition to losing some weight.

    A:

    I HONESTLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT A PERSON TAKE BOTH DRUGS (POSION) AND HERBS SIMULTANEOUSLY. HERBS ARE CLEANSING AND WILL CLEANSE THE BODY OF POISONS AND DRUGS ARE POISON. DRUGS WILL NEVER HEAL HUMAN BEINGS. THE BIBLE TELLS US GOD CAUSED THE HERBS TO GROW FOR THE SERVICE OF MAN (PSALM 104:14) AND TO SERVE AS "MEDICINE" (EZEKIEL 47:12), AND TO SERVE AS HEALING FOR THE NATIONS (REVELATION 22:2). BUT TODAY WE ARE FOLLOWING MAN AND WONDER WHY WE DON'T HEAL. WE MUST RETURN TO GOD'S NATURE. THE DRUGS COULD BE MAKING YOU GAIN WEIGHT.

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    Q: MY HUSBAND HAD HEART FAILURE IN OCTOBER. HE IS DOING WELL WITH A VITAMIN REGIMEN HE IS ON...BUT SEEMS TO BE AT A STAND STILL AS FAR AS FURTHER IMPROVEMENT. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THE CLEASNE FOR HIM ALSO? THEN PERHAPS SOME OF YOUR HEART FORMULAS?

    A:

    For best results, have him perform the The Dherbs.com 10-Day Heart Cleanse, which  is an effective, all-natural Cleanse that can help contribute to the maintenance, optimal health, and proper functioning of the heart.

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    Q: I am writing you with concern for my father. He is 54 years old, and was just diagnosed with an enlarged heart. He is very worried, and to be honest I am too. I told him that he immediately needs to go on the Full Body Detox. Start a raw foods diet that includes no meats, and no dairy. Do you think he should get a colonic? Should he get it first? He began running this morning, and has been walking in the evenings. He has a HUGE stomach. It looks as if he is about 8 months pregnant. SOLID! We live in the Philadelphia Area and we are Muslim. The only person we know that is GOOD as far as colonics is a female, and he has some reservations about that. My mother always says "Do what you gotta do". What steps should he take to heal his body? In what order? I know it may be kind of hard to diagnose, or give steps to a third person. I am really concerned, and afraid that his concern may cause more damage to his heart. I am almost certain that my father would not mind talking to you. He may be impressed with your knowledge. All the herbalist we know thus far have been women. As soon as he told us of his illness I immediately thought of you. I pray that you can help us. We all as a family need to get our health together. PLEASE HELP US the best way you can. . . . .

    A:

    It's the easiest thing to take care of. Detox the body with the Full Body Detox followed by the 10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse. He will drink Hearty Heart tea during both cleanses. The man has eaten himself into this condition via poor diet so reversed diet is the way out. More raw foods (fruits and vegetable), vegetable juice.

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    Q: I'm having pain in my chest near my heart, its like little bubbles of pain and I'm afraid it may be serious. It's sporatic, I'm 37 year old female. Could you tell me what this could possibly be and if there's anything natural I can take for it? Your advice is greatly appreciated. Sounds like Angina Pectoris (heart pain)!

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    Q: Hello... the doctor told my sister that my 1 year old nephew has a heart murmur and that they will check again in 3 months and if it does not go away they will have to proceed with medication etc. I told her not to give him any doctor prescribed medication but I was not able to find any information regarding heart murmurs in children on your website, please provide some insight. Thank you in advance.

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    Give the child HEARTY HEART TEA (sweetened with maple syrup and add lemon juice for zest) daily (1 cup or baby bottle) for the next 90 days and everything should be fine. I'm working on a heart article presently. One day I will have articles for every health malady. It just takes time typing, researching, and everything else I do. It's simply just not enough in the day. But it's coming. Please stay tuned to Dherbs.Com!

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    Q: I recently had some blood work done per my cardiologist and the results were that my Triglyceride level was at 800. From my understanding, normal range is somewhere around 150. What herbs, and or Dherbs products will help me reduce the current levels in conjuction with an ongoing attempt to eat raw foods and changed thinking process? I have had heart disease issues, but I am getting better, in part to dherbs wonderful products and articles.

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    I highly recommend that you read the article on the Dherbs.com website related to heart health. It has vast information and lists many products that we carry here at DHERBS for you to use to assist in regaining a healthy heart and in turn, better overall health. I have put a link to the article here below.

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    Thank you beloved, for your interest in DHERBS.com.

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    Q: On WebMD there is information stating that high fiber foods such as raw fruits, and vegetables can irritate or flare up Crohn's disease. But, your article on Chron's disease says to switch to a vegan diet after detoxing. Why would raw fruits and vegetables flare up Chron's disease? Why do your articles suggest to eat raw fruits and veggies when people say it can irritate the disease?

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    We don't subscribe to that. We do our own homework at Dherbs.com. There is no confusion at Dherbs because we use logic, reason, common sense, intuition, wisdom, etc. So we are not confused in regards to food and health.

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    Q: I am a 64yr. female, breast cancer survivor of 4 years, and have had bilateral knee replacements. I currently take Arimidex, a hormone blocker-my cancer was hormone fed- and prilosec for acid reflux. I have been diagnosed with an irregular heart beat with the lower left chamber of the heart not relaxing enough to fill with needed blood supply to pump blood to my entire body. I was put on Atenolol to reduce my blood pressure but was allergic to it. A new prescription (Lopressor) has been recommended. I do not want to continue to add medicines with all of the side effects. What regimen would your recommend to address all of my concerns? I am completing your FULL BODY DETOX program.

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    I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FIRST AND FOREMOST.

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    Q: I had a heart attack, Is the JACKRABBIT FORMULA safe for me to consume? Also what is best to do to prevent heart attacks?

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    Yes! JACKRABBIT FORMULA is safe! However, I would also take CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA as well! Heart attacks can be prevented by taking care of the heart, especially by a healthy diet.

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    Q: In December 2007, I was diagnosis with a blockage in the heart. I received two stents. Which specific regimen should I follow? a) The Arteriosclerosis or b) Heart Problems. Thanks!

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    First, perform the FULL BODY DETOX (FBD). After the FBD, take daily: CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA, CIRCUL-AID FORMULA, VEINS FORMULA You have to change your diet as well! Leave the meat and dairy products alone! Drink more water!

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    Q: My father (age 56 who's between healthy and sick. jogs every morning, but doesn't eat healthy) has pain traveling from knee, back to shoulder, I, myself am very health conscious! but I can't put my finger on this one! His (history) no high blood pressure, non-diabetic, no history of heart attics, stroke etc... but loves to eat sweets.. cakes, cookies, milk, ice cream, etc....I believe this could be a combination of many things, like yeast build up, gas, arteries clogged. Can you help me?

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    The best way to find out is have your father (or someone on his behalf) to schedule a health consultation so we can get at the root of the problem. While there could be a host of things causing the problem on the physical level, I'm more interested at getting at the emotional root of the problems. Product-wise, I would have your father start with the FULL BODY DETOX.

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    Q: I have a friend that has a lot of fluid around his heart, and he hasn't gotten it checked out yet. It has been six months to a year, and he hasnt been to the doctor. I wanted to know is there any herbs that he can take to help him? I been trying to get him to go to the hospital, but he wont because of money issues. He does smoke weed, but Im not sure if thats a factor but at this point. Im scared for him, and want to help him. Could you help?

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    Simply have him perform the Full Body Detox, and drink our Hearty Heart Tea while detoxing.

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    Q: It's been 2 weeks now since, I started eating exclusively raw. I'm even baking whole wheat bread in the sun. This was a great substitute for the cooked rice I used to eat. I'm also eating quite a large amount of grapes (red and white), as my body seems to ask for it. But recently, I noticed that my heart is beating quite strongly, and I find difficulty to bear the hot weather as a consequence. Also, I noticed a white pimple on the tip of my tongue, and this was a confirmation that there was maybe too much stimulating energy in the heart (according to oriental diagnosis of the tongue). When I eat sun baked bread, I automatically feel heat in the body. So I'm wondering if this is a good food to continue with or not. Isn't it more "neutral" (in terms of energy) to include a small portion of cooked brown rice along with the raw regimen? Just want remind you of my health issue: HPV and bacteria in the urinary tract.

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    Greetings! No need to feel helpless. Feeling is very powerful and you will attract more of what you are feeling if you don't control your feeling. Please consider ordering and READING (digesting) our "Mental Science Manual" and "The Love Manual" e-books. If you had sex with the guy who cheated on you, you ignited stored residual feelings from the initial violation of your trust. Forgive yourself (and him) and move on. Okay, as far as the sun baked bread, LISTEN to your body. If you're feeling heat, it's stimulating. Cut back on eating this bread. Go back to a little brown or wild rice (very balancing). Remember to detoxify your body periodically! Full Body Detox and Anti-Viral Formula.

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    Q: I am having difficulty urinating, I am overweight, bad health, heart conditions, torn quad in right knee. I am starting a physical therapy program as I email you. Two questions, will I need doctors permission to start taking a herbal program. And which one do you recommend to start.

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    You don't need a doctor's permission to take herbs. God told you to take herbs. I suggest you begin the FULL BODY DETOX Cleanse a.s.a.p. and follow it up by the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.

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    Q: My husband was diagnosed with a heart murmur. He was prescribed Lisinapril & aspirin. After reading some info on your website, I shared with him how dangerous it was for him to continue taking the aspirin daily, and how instead of taking prescribed medicine, there may be an herbal supplement that he could take. So my question is...Is there an herbal supplement that he could take for his heart murmur?

    A:

    Yes, have him take 6 capsules daily of CARDIOVASCULAR formula and 3 capsules daily of CIRCUL-AID formula both available from our on-line store.

    But remember: his diet must also change - get off the meat and dairy products; eat more fruits and vegetables. Become healthier!

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    Q: Hello, I’ve used your FULL BODY DETOX, and continue to do so several times a year...It's amazing, thank you. I just read your March Newsletter and the "Question of the Month" was about head injuries & looking at your recommendations ( NERVES FORMULA, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FORMULA, etc.), I'd like to know if this is something you would recommend for my brother. He recently had his second stroke about 7 months ago, lives in Dominican Republic, isn't getting the proper care and therapy, due to financial reasons. After the 1st stroke he was doing well, walking with a limp, didn't have use of his right arm, partial use of right leg, was learning to talk again. He progressed a lot. After the 2nd stroke he was bed-ridden, wearing diapers, couldn't swallow he was like a baby again. Now he's saying words, he's walking with a cane (very slowly); he's going to the bathroom on his own. He's slowly progressing. I live in CA & I was in Dominican Republic this past Christmas. It breaks my heart to see my brother this way. He's only 48 yrs old. I'd love to send him your products if they would help & not interferre with any medications he's taking. High Blood Pressure & Heart Disease run in my family. I strongly believe in your products, and at this point my brother needs a miracle. We stay positive. Another brother of mine takes care of him & is very positive. I have faith that he can heal quicker and enjoy life for many more years. So please advise what you'd recommend. Thank you so much for your time. Peace & Blessings

    A:

    Our products will greatly help your brother but they will interfere with the medication that will cause more strokes in your brother because all medications are poisons - PERIOD! Herbs will fight against those poisons so as to heal him. Should you choose herbs from Dherbs, I recommend CEREBRAL-VASCULAR FORMULA, CIRCUL-AID FORMULA, VEINS FORMULA, and CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FORMULA. There is healing for your brother!