Let’s Heat Things Up

There are many things one can do to bring about some big changes to your health, and not all of them are what you would think are ‘main stream’. So let’s heat things up a bit, and get some major blood flow going.

Most women probably wouldn’t think that testosterone would be that big of a deal for them, but even though their testosterone levels aren’t on the same level as a man’s, it is still as important as their estrogen levels. It is always advisable that if you have had congestive heart failure, that you have your testosterone levels as well as your estrogen levels checked. It has been shown that with respect to your sex, the levels are almost always lower. Supplementing identical-to-natural testosterone can help bring the levels back to a balanced state. If you suffer angina pain, this can be critical to your maintenance. Through different studies, it has been shown that the reduction in pain ranged from 69-77% compared to placebo groups.

With the drug companies pushing their wares on the doctors, and the doctors pushing them out to you, is it any wonder that they don’t say anything about this treatment option? You can even get testosterone in patch form, but are usually marketed by drug companies for men with low libido or impotence as a result of testosterone deficiencies — not to treat or prevent heart problems. These patches are available to be distributed to anyone for any reason, but most doctors are locked into the conventional treatment methods, and very few know how beneficial testosterone treatment can be. If you can’t get your doctor to test your testosterone levels, you can contact the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) at (800)532-3688 or www.acam.org to find one near you.

Most doctors still choose to ignore the benefits of co-enzyme Q10, which, if used properly, is a nutrient that would relieve the suffering of millions of Americans, and save billions in health care costs. They choose to remain oblivious to the most nutritional treatments. But with the volumes of scientific research make that ignorance inexcusable. The American Journal of Cardiology has shown that people with terminal cardiomyopathy displayed dramatically increased survival rates when they took co-enzyme Q10. The mortality rate is usually around 75% within two years, but with this treatment 60% survived beyond 5 years. Co-enzyme Q10 can be purchased at most natural food stores, pharmacies, and grocery stores. The usual recommended dosage is 30 milligrams a day, but check with a qualified doctor to make sure, because larger doses may be called for.

Do you like a good red wine? A glass a day will keep the doctor away. The French cuisine is usually fairly high in saturate fats, but unlike the British, who also have a highly saturated fat diet, the French have a very low rate of heart disease. Why? It’s because the red wine contains OPC’s. OPC stands for oligomeric procyanidins, and are useful in the prevention and treatment of various heart problems. They are also a key component of hawthorn, another popular herbal cardiac treatment. However, make sure that if you buy wine, even if it’s a good brand name; make sure that it doesn’t contain any preservatives like sulfites. They can do more harm than good. Clinical support is strong for hawthorn, so regular intake might be a good way to help prevent heart disease.

To help reduce abnormal heart rhythm, the use of magnesium will help relax and dilate blood vessels and raise HDL levels. So have a white blood cell magnesium (WBC-Mg) test. It is simple to boost your magnesium levels by adding more green – naturally green foods, to your diet. And no, green Jell-O doesn’t count. Don’t take more than 400 milligrams without measuring your “intestinal transit time.” That’s the time it takes for food to travel through your digestive tract. Normal time is 12-24 hours, and you can check it yourself by eating beets or corn or swallowing charcoal tablets and seeing how long it takes to transit through your system.

So, let’s heat things up. In the European countries, especially the northern parts, saunas have been around for hundreds of years. They are traditional for both spiritual and health benefits, and are also used for meditation and detoxification, and have been shown to have a surprising number of physical health benefits. They improve heart function in people with clogged arteries, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure. The one difference with the saunas tested is they were far infrared saunas. Though they are relatively new, they have become very popular in Japan. They warm things up without actually heating things up, and the air is warm and dry, while the traditional type is humid and hot. The far infrared saunas produce a substance called nitric oxide synthase in the lining of the aorta, as well as the other major arteries. This finding is important as it allows for the production of nitric oxide, which dilates coronary arteries and helps improve heart function. It can also tackle congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, and hypertension. There are several good places that you can even purchase on for your home use, and a good place to look is with a company called High Tech Health, Inc., (800)794-5355, www.hightechhealth.com. So let’s heat things up and take control of your health and your wealth. Let’s get on the right path now. Follow me on my blog to get things going.

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