By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
October 11, 2017
- 4 simple steps to prevent heart attack, stroke and cognitive decline
- Lower blood pressure without dangerous prescription drugs
- Targeting the real cause of plaque build up
A new presidential advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association notes that the following steps can prevent heart attack, stroke and cognitive decline. The AHA has dubbed it “Life’s Simple 7” and it includes…
- Managing blood pressure
- Controlling cholesterol
- Keeping blood sugar normal
- Getting regular physical activity
- Eating a healthy diet
- Losing extra weight
- Not smoking
While I agree with most of this advice, there is nothing “simple” about it. In fact, there is a lack of clarity in these recommendations that can lead even the most well intentioned person astray. So I’m going to dedicate this issue and this coming Friday’s issue to clearing up the confusion.
For example, does managing blood pressure means taking blood pressure lowering medication on a regular basis? What about cholesterol? Should you be taking a statin drug?
And just exactly what does “eating a healthy diet and getting more physical activity” really mean? Continue reading