A Naturopath view on Heart Disease Treatments


Naturopathy is the branch of treatment that makes use of natural resources to treat and heal any  health  condition.  Prime  focus  of  the  treatment  method  is  on  the  entire  body  and  the natural  ability  of  the  body  to  heal  itself,  instead  of  just  concentrating  on  any  specific symptom. This method of treatment is used as the most effective way to prevent as well as decrease the symptoms of specific disorders.

When we talk about the effectiveness of Naturopathy in treating heart disorders, it must be mentioned  that  change  in  diet,  reduction  of  excess  body  weight,  eliminating  alcohol  and smoking  can  bring  extraordinary  results.  It  has  been  noticed  that  vegetarian,  as  well  as  Mediterranean diet can be most beneficial in keeping the heart healthy.

Cholesterol levels and well being of the heart can be easily maintained with the help of diet consisting of large amounts of fiber, raw foods, herbal supplements, and vegetables. Toxins in the body are responsible for increasing blood pressure and can be controlled by consuming  fruits and vegetables.

Healing  of  cardiovascular  disorders  can  be  done  with  the  help  of fruits  like  watermelons, strawberries, plums and cherries. Coconut water and cucumber juice are natural diuretics and thus  helps in reducing water retention in the  body, which  eventually  helps in lowering the blood pressure. Nutrient supplements like magnesium, potassium and calcium are helpful in reducing water retention as well as hypertension.

Vitamin E is extremely necessary for maintaining good health of the heart. Its prime role is to maintain the fluidity of the blood and thus not allowing the blood to clot. It has been seen that people taking regular doses of vitamin E are less prone to heart attacks.

Foods like shark cartilage and fish oil tend to decrease the risks of cardiac diseases. People who  are  already  having  cardiac  disorders  can  increase  their  lifespan  with  the  help  of  the mentioned foods.

Antioxidants are necessary for protection against cardiovascular diseases and food items like cranberry  juice  and  pomegranate  juice  is  the  rich  storehouse  of  such  antioxidants. Consumption of these juices will help in reducing the amount of plaque and cholesterol in the arteries.

Hydrotherapy  can  also  be  used  as  one  of  the  most  effective  ways  to  bring  down  blood pressure really fast. Hydrotherapy by means of cold spinal bath or sponge bath is effective in such cases.

Weight loss is important for maintaining heart health. Putting  a  check in intake of  calories along  with  increasing  the  amount  of  fiber  intake  will  surely  decrease  the  level  of  blood pressure.

Medical investigations have revealed that tomato seeds are surrounded in a gel that results in improving  the flow  of  blood  in  the  body right  after  three  hours  of  consuming  them.  This ingredient  has  the same  benefits  as  that  of  an  aspirin  tablet  and  that  too  without  any side effects. So, it will be wise to take a tomato every day instead of the aspirin pill. 

Our heart is the main switch of the body and it is worth mentioning that we need to maintain the health of this organ for our own well being. Positive meditation, exercise, proper nutrition and reducing the stress levels in our lives will help to maintain the heart in the best condition.
The  circulation  of  blood  along  with  the  transport  of  nutrients  in  our  body  is  done  by cardiovascular system. This organ system  comprises  of the heart,  blood vessels  and blood. Cardiovascular system also does the transportation of oxygen to every part of the body and at the same time removes  carbon dioxide that is produced during metabolism. Elimination  of unwanted wastes, regulation of body temperature and fighting against diseases are some other important functions of the cardiovascular system. Heart, being the prime organ of the system is just  about the size of our clenched fist  and  acts  as  a pump that helps to move the blood through the blood vessels in the body. Blood is pumped by the heart and enables us to stay alive as well as breathe.



Water is the major constituent of blood while nutrients, hormones, proteins, antibodies and soluble waste materials make up the rest part. Blood vessels, which work to transport blood to all parts of the body, comprise of arteries for carrying oxygenated blood from the heart and the  capillaries  help in distributing nutrients  and oxygen to  every part of the body. It is the function  of  the  venules  and  veins  to  bring back  the  deoxygenated  blood  to  the  heart  for disposal of unwanted and toxic waste materials.

Though  the  cardiovascular system  is  pretty  complex,  it  is  the most  effectively functioning organ system  that results  in  good  health  of  the  body.  Scientific  researches reveal  that  the prime cause of death around the globe is cardiovascular disease. There are several forms of cardiovascular disease; some of them are being discussed here:

Various types of cardiovascular disease:

1. Atherosclerosis – It is the hardening of the arteries.
2. Coronary Artery Disease – It is basically the building up of plaque in the arteries that results in decreasing the flow of blood in the heart.
3. Hypertensive  Heart  Disease  –  High  blood  pressure  results  in  making  the  heart hypertensive.
4. Heart Failure  – When the  heart is  unable to  pump the required  amount  of blood to meet the body’s requirements, the condition is termed as Heart Failure.
5. Cardiomyopathy  –  It  is  the  heart  condition  that  is  caused  by  the  effects  of  drugs, infections  or  alcohol. This  condition  decreases the  amount  of  oxygen supply to the muscles in the heart.
6. Congenital Heart Disease – This is the heart defect that is detected right at the time of birth.

Heart disorders have some distinct symptoms. Chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms, heartburn, dizziness,  lethargy, fainting, somnolence and  inability  to  breathe  properly  are some  of  the prime symptoms which indicate towards heart disorders.
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