The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, blood vessels, and the approximately 5 liters of blood that the blood vessels circulate throughout the body. It is responsible for transporting oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and cellular waste products throughout the body, the cardiovascular system is powered by the body’s hardest-working organ — the heart, which is only about the size of a closed fist. Even at rest, the average heart easily pumps over 5 liters of blood throughout the body every minute,
Potential Health Disorders
Heart disease is the biggest killer in North America. It manifests itself in a number of ways: atherosclerosis (blocked arteries), angina (pain from insufficient oxygen reaching the heart), arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat rhythms), aneurysms (swelling of the arterial wall with risk of rupture), high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Cold hands and feet and varicose veins are also circulatory problems.
Disrupting Potential Disorders
A body without equilibrium is the result of poor lifestyle choices and can be the beginning of moving the body through the 3 phases of functional health to dysfunction/disorders to disease. Lifestyle is a major factor in heart disease. A diet high in fats and low in fiber, lack of exercise, obesity, and smoking all contribute to making heart disease an epidemic in North America. Other risk factors include stress, high homocysteine levels (resulting from B vitamin deficiency), high cholesterol levels, and deficiencies in antioxidant vitamins and minerals.
To maintain and optimise Cardio and Heart health
Many cardiovascular problems can be eliminated or managed through lifestyle, and this takes us back to the Healthy Cell Concept®. More specifically, try folic acid (to reduce homocysteine levels); calcium, magnesium, and potassium; the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and beta carotene. Helpful supplements include green tea, coenzyme Q10, fish oil, tocotrienols, garlic, and ginkgo biloba.
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