Thursday, May 22, 2008


Written by Neill Abayon

The best possible approach i spreventing, and it's never too late to start. But if heart disease has developed, as suggested by the presence of coronary risk factors and documented by diagnostic test, it still isn't too late to make lifestyle changes. You can actually clean out your arteries, lower your risk of dying of atherosclerosis and extend your active, productive years, you can makedly cjange your risk facators no matter how old you are, often in just a few weeks.
Start with healthful, home-cooked meals that are very low in fat and cholesterol, yet high in unrefined complex carbohydrates and fiber. Such a diet can lower cholesterol levels by 20 to 30 percent and normalize most cases of adult diabetes in less than four weeks. When combined with salt restriction this diet will also help normalize blood pressure and control obesity.
Begin an active daily exercise program.
If many people would lower their cholesterol to the below 180, their blood pressures to under 125 and quit smoking, it has estimated that 82 percent of all heart attacks before age 65 could be prevented. This simple changes in lifestyle would do more to improve the health of our nation than all the hospitals, surgeries, and drugs put together.

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