According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year. It is the number one killer in the United States. Heart disease not only kills but can cause severe disability and a decreased quality of life.
High blood pressure is a silent killer that can rob us of our vitality. It creates a strain on our hearts. It can damage our kidneys, requiring us to use a dialysis machine. It can make us blind. It can give us a stroke that takes away our independence. Lest we think high blood pressure is just a disease of old age, a recent study revealed that 1 in 5 young adults ages 24 to 32 have high blood pressure!
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that there are various forms of heart disease: High blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and stroke. The most important things you can do to control your risk of heart disease is maintain a healthy weight, healthy diet, healthy lifestyle and make sure your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are in an acceptable range.
Weight and Diet
We can protect our hearts and brains by maintaining a healthy weight and being active. Studies show that moderate to intense exercise can protect against "silent strokes" and also help keep our brains healthy.
According to the American Heart Association, overweight middle-aged women who lose a modest amount of weight may reduce risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. Those who maintained a 10 percent or more weight loss for two years reduced their cholesterol levels and reduced inflammation markers.
What about diet? Mayo Clinic clearly presents the definition of a heart-healthy diet.
Cigarette smoking causes about 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States each year. It harms almost every organ in the body including the heart. Secondhand smoke also greatly increases an adult’s risk of heart attack and death.
According to the American Lung Association, household products and fragrances used in cleaning products and air fresheners can produce indoor air pollutants that can raise the risk for heart attacks, stroke and other diseases.
Grape seed, grape skin, and red wine are useful additions in the quest for better heart health and reducing high blood pressure. In a one-month study grape seed extract lowered blood pressure and reduced oxidized LDL cholesterol levels.
Grapes contain compounds that have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-clotting properties. They induce the release of nitric oxide within the blood which in turn reduces the stickiness of blood, minimizing the buildup of arterial plaque. This helps maintain normal blood pressure and normal blood flow, or normal endothelial function. Research demonstrates that heart disease and approximately half of all strokes are the result of advanced arteriosclerosis with damaged endothelium, the inner lining of blood vessels.
Researchers have noted that grape polyphenols increase antioxidants and are closely associated with the maintenance of endothelial function.
Patented ProvexCV not only contains powerful grape seed and skin extracts, but also contain resveratrol, quercetin, green tea extract, and bromelain.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that plant sterols have a similar chemical structure to cholesterol. Plant sterols can block the absorption of cholesterol and help eliminate it naturally through the body, thereby reducing the amount of cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream. Plant sterols need to be absorbed along with fat to be effective. They are naturally found in seeds and nuts. Research confirms that supplementing with at least 1500 mg of plant sterols daily can result in a 10-15% reduction in LDL levels.
Phytomega contains the research-recommended two grams of plant sterols along with heart healthy omega-3, CoQ10, and ALA.
The American Heart Association, after reviewing large-scale studies, suggests that people at risk for heart disease benefit from consuming omega-3 fatty acids. CardiOmega EPA contains 1000 mg EPA. Omega-3 fatty acids were found to reduce non-fatal coronary events, including heart attack in patients with high cholesterol. Our body can only get essential omega-3 fatty acids through food or supplements.
Fiber, particularly soluble fibers as found in FiberWise, are very helpful in lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. The Daily Value for fiber is 25 grams. One serving of FiberWise drink contains 12 grams of fiber.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that "friendly bacteria" helps us digest food, regulate hormones, produce vitamins, and enhance vitamin and mineral absorption. Now new research is showing that probiotics in the digestive tract also regulate cholesterol metabolism. Florify contains a blend of 10 billion colony units made up from a combination of seven strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis flora. Lactobacillus is the prevalent good bacteria in the small intestine and Bifidobacterium is the most dominant good bacteria in the large intestine.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends taking the Peak Performance Heart Health Pack. It includes essential supplements along with CardiOmega EPA, CellWise, Florify, ProvexCV, Recover AI, Phytomega, CoQ10+, and Vitamin K2-D3. EcoSense cleaning products are safer solutions to help maintain a healthy indoor air quality.
Almost all of us are at risk for heart disease, and as we age the risk rises dramatically. That said, according to the CDC, heart disease is one of the most common and preventable diseases. What we do today helps us maintain vitality and health.
~ Richard M Barry
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Heart Health and Stroke Testimonials
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I started with heart health in mind when I first joined Melaleuca. The pack of FiberWise, Phytomega and ProvexCV is part of my daily regimen. With high cholesterol in my family history, I did not want to start drugs. I applied some healthy diet changes and the Healthy Heart Pack from Melaleuca and within my first retesting I was 30 points lower. My physician did not put me on medication. I have trusted so many other products from Melaleuca with great results as well. This one was a no brainer for me. Thanks Melaleuca for great products we can trust.
I have been taking Melaleuca nutritionals for 20 years. Last week I had a cardiac catheterization to check a slowed heart rate. Heart disease, especially clogged arteries, run in my family. My results = everything is clear!!!!! I am 73 years old. This is the most amazing news! I take the Peak Performance Total every day and do not intend to stop!