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Integrative Therapies to heal Heart Disease

Top Integrative Treatments For Heart-Disease

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Ayurveda Treatments For Heart Disease

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  • Ayurveda has designated heart as a source of the station of rasa dhatu, the first tissue from seven recognized tissues. This rasa dhatu is shaped following the digestion of food by the gastric fire. Weak gastric fire, ingestion of improper diet, and mental stress contribute to the generation of toxic, vitiated rasa dhatu. Toxins or ama from rasa dhatu flow into the heart and create blockages in stations.

    The heart is where emotions reside. Inadequate diet, such as excessive consumption of dense, oily foods such as dairy products, fatty meats, and sugar, is a causative element. Digestion becomes impaired due to factors like irregular eating habits, overeating, and ingestion of the wrong foods, which leads to the accumulation of toxins in th...more

Diet Therapy Treatments For Heart Disease

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  • Although you may know that certain foods may improve your heart disease risk, it is often challenging to change your eating routine and habits. Even if you have years of unhealthy eating under your belt or you only need to modify your diet, here are eight heart-healthy diet suggestions. As soon as you know which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit, you will be on your way into a healthy diet for your heart.

    1. Control portions 

    How much you chow down is just as important as what you eat. Overloading the plate, taking multiple servings, and eating until you feel stuffed can lead to eating more calories than you should. Portions served in restaurants tend to be more than anyone needs.

    Use a small bowl or pla...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Heart Disease

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  • The concept that eating cholesterol will raise blood cholesterol, and lead to cardiovascular disease, has its origins in the 1950s' diet-heart hypothesis, which essentially states that cholesterol and saturated fat in the diet cause elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood, which polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAS) like those found in canola, soybean, corn, and vegetable oils, in their liquid-at-room-temperature condition, won't clog the arteries and helps prevent cardiovascular disease.

    Together with these so-called facts is the notion that an above-normal amount of cholesterol and particularly LDL "bad" cholesterol will undoubtedly increase your odds of getting a heart attack or a stroke. Are all these things so many individuals belie...more

Yoga Treatments For Heart Disease

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  • A number of studies show that yoga benefits many facets of cardiovascular health. There's been a significant shift in the past five decades or so in the number of cardiologists and other professionals recognizing these gains are real. Yoga is a mind-body action that involves moving through a set of body asanas and breathing exercises that improve strength, flexibility, balance, and comfort. Many formats, or practices, such as Hatha, Anusara, Ashtanga, and several others, emphasize different targets, such as toning, strength training, or meditation.

    Yoga for a Stress Outlet: One of yoga's most explicit advantages to the heart is its ability to relax the body and head. Emotional stress can lead to a cascade of physical effects, includ...more