Are You Developing Heart Disease Right Now?

by Dr. Nick Hasenfratz

So let me ask you, are you preventing heart disease right now or are you developing heart disease right now? The reality is that 1 out of 2 Americans is developing heart disease right now this second. An estimated 81,100,000 American adults (more than 1 in 3) have 1 or more types of CVD. Of these, 38,100,000 are estimated to be 60 years of age. Total CVD includes diseases listed in the bullet points below, except for congenital CVD. Because of overlap, it is not possible to add these conditions to arrive at a total.
• High BP (HBP)—74,500,000
(defined as systolic pressure 140 mm Hg and/or diastolic pressure 90 mm Hg, use of antihypertensive medication, or being told at least twice by a physician or other health professional that one has HBP).
• Coronary heart disease (CHD)—17,600,000.
• MI (heart attack)—8,500,000.
• AP (chest pain)—10,200,000.
• Heart failure (HF)—5,800,000.
• Stroke—6,400,000.
• Congenital cardiovascular defects—650,000 to 1,300,000.
So right now in America almost 1/4 of the total population has heart disease or developing heart disease. These are only the ones that know about it. So right now can you tell whether you have heart disease? Can you feel it developing? Do you know how long it takes for heart disease to develop? The answers to these questions 9 times out of 10 are NO, NO, and I DON’T KNOW.
The reality is that the last statistics collected on numbers of deaths due to heart disease showed 831,272 deaths annually. Cancer came in a close 2nd at 559,888 deaths annually. What I am about to tell you is going to be hard to digest, it will possibly even upset you, however it needs to be said. These diseases are NOT genetic, we are NOT predestined to get them. The truth is that we KILL OURSELVES and develop these diseases because of our own poor decisions and because WE HAVE BEEN LIED TO….

So most people would ask what it the cure? In my opinion that is the wrong question. What we should ask is what is the CAUSE??? If we know the cause and correct the cause then what have we done? We have effectively and permanently stopped the development of heart disease and enabled our body to do what it was designed to do….HEAL ITSELF.

Where do we look for this CAUSE? First thing is to look at the system that controls every other system in our bodies….THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. If there is any interference in the nerves that control our heart then it CANNOT be functioning the way that it is designed to. If you were to cut the nerve that runs your heart what would happen to your heart? Exactly it would stop beating. So if we pinch, crush, interfere with the nerve that controls our heart will it work better or worse? The answer is worse and it would be all the time until we take that pressure, interference off that nerve.
What’s next? Let’s look at what we put in our bodies. If we are constantly eating toxic food then our bodies become toxic which causes inflammation. The bodies fighter of inflammation is cholesterol. So does it make sense if we eat a diet high in sugar, toxic grain fed meats, and the like, that our bodies would be inflammed and our cholesterol levels would go up? Well that is exactly what happens. Is our body making a mistake? NO! It is trying to heal us. Current research in Hull, UK. shows after following 114 patients with heart problems who began taking cholesterol lowering drugs. They found that every point of decrease of the serum cholesterol, there was a 36% INCREASE IN RISK OF DEATH within 3 years.

So what happens? Where does the plaque in the arteries come from? Oxidation of toxins and fats cause the plaqueing to occur. What causes our blood pressure to increase? Loss of elasticity of our vessels. How do we get that back? Every person in America is severely deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids and has a skewed ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids, which should be a 1:2 or 1:4 ratio (3’s to 6’s). Unfortunately in America because of our Standard American Diet (SAD) and the toxins, herbicides, pesticides, and other pollutants in the commercial food chain, most people have a 1:20 up to 1:100 ratio of Omega 3’s to Omega 6’s. This imbalance leads to inflammation which leads to plaquing of the arteries. So we need to be taking Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) every day and in the right proportions.

To learn more, contact Dr. Nick Hasenfratz, D.C. at Cornerstone Chiropractic, 314-558-6771 or visit www.cornerstone2health.com.

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