The cardiovascular system

The cardiovascular system gets oxygen and nutrients to your entire body and removes waste. Your cells depend on your cardiovascular system to get what they need to keep running smoothly. That’s why it’s vital to take care of your heart with exercise, a healthy diet and controlled blood pressure and cholesterol.

If you suspect problems, you want to do a more traditional cardiac workup or make a referral to a cardiologist. Nutritional support can coincide with traditional methods. The important thing is to protect the life of the client. Nutritional and other natural therapies take time to work and are best for chronic problems. Traditional medical practitioners are the best choice for treating acute medical emergencies.

There are Chapman Reflex points and spinal reflex points that can be gauged for tenderness. The Chapman Reflex points are at the 3rd intercostal space, next to the sternum. Tenderness at the transverse process of T1 can be an indicator of the need to support the heart. Tenderness at the transverse process of T2 can be an indicator of a need to support the myocardium. T1 tenderness is more an indication of possible myocardial infarction, T2 tenderness is more of an indication of possible congestive heart failure (CHF).


Everyone is concerned with cholesterol and the number of fat clients eats. This is a one‐dimensional idea and the dietary issues here are much more complex than simply avoiding fat. The issue may not be the amount of fat or oil, but the quality of the fats eaten; Omega 3 essential fatty acids may be cardio-protective. Consuming hydrogenated oil is dangerous to the heart (among other things). Not many people pay attention to sugar and refined foods. Refined sugar and flour may play an important role in increasing cholesterol. Anticholesterol medications work by suppressing a liver enzyme, HMG CoA reductase. Increasing insulin increases the activity of this enzyme, so eating sugar can have an unfavorable effect on cholesterol. Sugar and refined grains also increase the growth of yeast and other dysbiotic organisms in the gut. Bile salts can be deconjugated by these organisms and turned into bile acids; this may trigger the production of cholesterol by the liver. Epidemiologic studies show that native populations have increased heart disease when exposed to the Western diet, but their fat consumption doesn’t go up; their consumption of refined carbohydrates does.

Tips For A Healthier Heart

Avoid refined sugar and refined carbohydrates

Refined food is just as bad as saturated fat when it comes to its harmful effects on the cardiovascular system.

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Also, a refined food diet is low in folic acid, B12, and B6, all of which are necessary to keep homocysteine levels low. High homocysteine levels increase the risks of cardiac problems as much as cholesterol.

Syndrome X, a situation where the total cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL (bad cholesterol) are increased and the HDL (good cholesterol) is decreased, is linked to the consumption of too many refined carbohydrates and poor carbohydrate tolerance.

Avoid hydrogenated and partially‐hydrogenated oils

Avoid margarine and all sources of hydrogenated oil, these are linked to heart disease

You find these in packaged food and margarine.

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Keep this in mind; there are still physicians out there who have their cardiac patients eating margarine.

Also, limit your intake of saturated fats.

Eat plenty of green vegetables

Fiber and folic acid are only two of the reasons why clients should eat vegetables. Folic acid helps reduce homocysteine levels, and fiber reduces the absorption of fats and sugars and helps intestinal and liver health.

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Magnesium is important for good cardiac function and can reduce blood pressure.

Two of the best ways to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure isby taking plenty of fiber and doing exercise.


Simple aerobic exercise is enough, never become out of breath or be unable to talk while working out. Get older clients to walk.

Drink Enough Water

Water is the essence of life, and ensuring you drink enough of it is crucial for maintaining good health. Yet, many people underestimate the significance of hydration and fail to consume an adequate amount of water each day.

Get Enough Rest

In today’s fast-paced world, finding time to rest and rejuvenate has become more important than ever. In our quest for productivity and success, we often overlook the crucial need for adequate rest.

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