||The ten top killers of Americans (in the order of frequency) include heart disease, cancer, physician induced death, stroke, accidents, pneumonia, diabetes, cirrhosis, arteriosclerosis, and suicides. All but physician induced death, accidents, pneumonia, and suicides have an underlying connection to reduced blood circulation. |
More than 90 percent of Americans live in jeopardy of having a serious illness relating to the circulatory system. The human and financial cost of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. is astronomical. Every year, approximately 1.5 million Americans have a heart attack, 300,000 of whom die before receiving medical attention.
The treatment of cardiovascular disease rings up a total of $100 billion dollars annually - $200,000 spent every minute. Coronary artery bypass surgery (bypassing the blocked heart artery with grafted leg artery, average cost $44,000) is the most frequently prescribed surgical procedure for heart disease, costing $10 billion per year. Numerous leading medical doctors and authorities have stated that coronary bypass surgery is overprescribed and often unnecessary. Nearly 20,000 people die every year as a result of bypass surgery or angioplasty (ballooning of the occluded artery, average cost $21,000).
BecomeHealthyNow.com offers alternatives in treating and preventing cardiovascular conditions. Avail yourself of this information. It could save your life!
Coronary Artery Disease
How to Have a Healthy Heart
Self Care for Heart Disease
Appeal for Restraint in Land of Plenty
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 11/11/2002
In this diner on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut, that requires some difficult negotiations. He has just ordered a bowl of oatmeal, with skim milk. Now he asks the waitress: "Do you have any fresh fruit? Cut up bananas or something? Fruit salad, maybe?" No, no and no....
Blood Pressure & Pulse
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 6/3/2002
There are two important vital statistics that doctors use to assess the immediate health of your heart: blood pressure and pulse. These "numbers" fluctuate as your heart's condition changes.
Cholesterol & Lipids
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 12/31/2005
The term "lipids" describes an entire class of fats and fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol and triglycerides are two types of lipids. Find out more here.
Diagnosing Heart Disease
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 12/31/2007
Heart disease is sometimes referred to as the "silent killer". This is because many people don't know they have heart disease until they have a heart attack. This occurs far too often. Approximately once every twenty seconds, in the United States, someone has a heart attack. Heart disease ranks as the number one cause of death in the U.S. Lifestyle risk factors for heart disease are modifiable, making it possible for many people to prevent heart disease. To protect your heart, take note of any risk factors you have, and learn more about what you can do to live a heart healthy lifestyle.
Dietary Goals of the United States
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 12/4/2001
This extensive hard hitting U S Senate document was buried after howls of protest by the American "food manufacturers". This article is another example of how money and politics shapes what we put into our body. (What a concept -- "food manufacturing" --- in case you didn't know, real food grows!) This extensive study found that: "The major health problems in the US are diet related."
Do You Have High Blood Pressure Without Knowing It?
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 5/21/2002
It won"t make you feel ill and there are no warning signs, but high blood pressure, often called the silent killer, is now affecting an alarming number of men and women.
Identifying Your Risk of Heart Disease
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 11/30/2011
You play a very important role in determining your risk for heart disease. With so much misinformation about heart disease you'd be well off to read the following facts and change your habits. You have the power and choice to control this epidemic problem.
Nutritional Support for Cardiovascular Health
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 6/21/2002
There is one very important nutritional factor concerning the heart and nutrition. The heart is a muscle that never stops working. We discuss which supplements you should take if you have heart disease or, if you want to keep your heart healthy.
The Cholesterol Myths
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 11/26/2001
Have you been totally confused by medical propaganda? Don't feel bad. If the medical establishment can convince you you're going to die if you don't take aspirin for your heart condition, then there must be other lies as well! Well, we're going to present what Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D. has to say. Once you've read this, that nice juicy steak with all the animal fat will really taste good!
The Danger of Hydrogenated or Partially Hydrogenated Fats
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 12/29/2011
Why not consume partially hydrogenated fats or oils? Because by the definition of "poison," partially hydrogenated fats and oils are poisons. READ THIS!