In this article, I am going to share 10 Signs you (or someone you love) may have Cardiovascular Disease & 5 Ways to reduce your risk of getting it and improving your Heart Health.
Symptoms of angina or a heart attack are not apparent until there is a 70% blockage of the coronaries. When there has been a heart attack and a cut off in blood supply, it only takes four minutes for the heart and brain tissue to start to die. Those are the facts. But the scary part is that the common heart attack symptoms portrayed in the media are not common to everyone. Not all men experience chest pain and women experience less specific pain overall and often dismiss their experience for something else. Early warning symptoms of diminishing circulation include the following list.
10 Signs of Cardiovascular Disease
1. Numbness or heaviness in arms and legs
2. Muscle Cramps
3. Tingling of fingers or lips
4. Cramps in the calves when walking
5. Swollen ankles late in the day
6. A dry persistent cough
7. Breathlessness from mild exertion
8. Constant urination at night
9. Memory loss
10. Chest pains on exertion
If you are experiencing any of them on a regular basis, you should visit your family doctor or emergency room. Following that, contact me for a complete Nutritional Assessment and together we can create a plan that will rebalance your cardiovasular system to JoyFull Heart Health! That’s right, the GOOD NEWS is that Cardiovascular Disease is preventable and treatable with changes to your lifestyle and diet.
5 Ways to Improve Heart Health
1. Eat fresh garlic, onions and flax seeds
2. Avoid pro-inflammatory foods (sugar, alcohol and artificial sweetners)
3. Drink lots of pure water.
4. Eliminate all trans-, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats.
5. Reduce stress and practice stress management techniques.
For more information regarding Heart Health and Balanced Nutrition
Contact me today for a personalized assessment!
~ Jennifer Levitan
Jennifer Levitan, C.H.N.C. is a Northern Ontario based Holistic Nutritional Consultant specializing in a simplified approach to healthy eating. With a focus on delicious, whole, local and sustainable foods, Jennifer empowers her clients to make practical nutrition choices for optimal health and a life of JoyFull Eating!
Jennifer Levitan, ARCT, ORMT, C.H.N.C. is a Northern Ontario based Holistic Nutritional Consultant specializing in a simplified approach to healthy eating. With a focus on delicious, whole, local and sustainable foods, Jennifer empowers her clients to make practical nutrition choices for optimal health. Jennifer earned a diploma in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2018 and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Science.