(Natural News) Natural News is dedicated to bringing people the latest about health, science, disease prevention, and many more. For years, the site has shared fresh articles about helpful foods and home remedies – all-natural means by which people can manage the symptoms of chronic diseases, including cancer and the components of the metabolic syndrome. In a bid to help even more people, Natural News set its sights on finding effective measures to deal with heart disease, the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. and around the world. Today, Natural News announces the release of its new book — the culmination of years of research. In Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Cardio-Related Events, popular Natural News writer Vicki Batts shares everything there is to know about halting this life-altering disease in its tracks, countering heart-related conditions like atherosclerosis and hypertension, and nurturing heart health without the use of expensive and often ineffective medications.
(Related: Learn how to protect yourself from heart disease with all-natural, drug-free solutions – grab a copy of Natural News’ new book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Cardio-Related Events.)
Why tackle heart disease?
Heart disease involves a range of life-threatening conditions that take on various forms. While the most prominent ones pertain to narrowed or blocked arteries (blood vessels), some are related to the heart muscle, valves, or rhythm. If left unaddressed, these conditions can lead to harmful events like heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the cause of one in every four deaths in the U.S each year – a staggering 610,000 deaths in total. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences estimates that about 80 million Americans are affected by different forms of heart disease. And because the number of lives it claims continues to rise not just in the U.S., but in other parts of the world as well, researchers and the World Health Organization now consider heart disease a global health threat.
(Related: Heart disease can be stopped from taking lives – learn how to protect yourself from this disease by reading Natural News’ new book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Cardio-Related Events.)
What the book says about preventing and reversing heart disease
The threat of heart disease is real and may be far-reaching, but it is not unavoidable. There are natural ways to manage – and even rid yourself of – risk factors that increase your likelihood of developing heart conditions.
Risk factors for heart disease
In the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Cardio-Related Events, author Vicki Batts explains that lifestyle and diet changes can eliminate your risk factors for heart disease. While that may sound like a simple solution, it is not that easy to do. There are many risk factors for heart disease, and according to statistics, almost 50 percent of Americans have at least one of three key risk factors. These risk factors, which can be controlled by making healthy choices and adopting a balanced diet, include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Alcohol consumption
- Physical inactivity
In her book, Batts shares useful tips and strategies on how to get rid of these risk factors, beginning with the kinds of food that you should eat and the types of helpful activities that you should engage in. While these risk factors can dramatically affect your physical and mental health, you can manage them in a healthy and natural way without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs. You can also reduce your risk of heart disease in the process.
Nutrition plays a huge role in the maintenance of good health. The book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Cardio-Related Events points out that having good nutrition helps protect your body from diseases and can even reverse hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for heart attack and stroke.
Natural News’ new book promotes the benefits of getting the right nutrition. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables strengthens the body’s defenses by boosting immune system function and replenishing antioxidant stores. Antioxidants are beneficial chemicals that prevent oxidation products from damaging your cells, which can lead to the development of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.
Aside from those that are naturally produced by your body, powerful antioxidants can be obtained from nutritious food, such as plant-based foods. According to studies, people who consume at least eight servings of fruits and vegetables every day have a 30 percent lower risk of heart attack or stroke.
(Related: Nutrition plays an important role in preventing heart disease. Get proper nutrition tips from Natural News’ new book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Cardio-Related Events.)
Today, there are many medications prescribed to treat heart disease and other cardio-related conditions. Statins, which help lower blood cholesterol levels, are some of the most overprescribed drugs on the market. Research estimates that about 40 million Americans are currently taking statins to prevent complications caused by atherosclerosis. However, statins are not the answer to heart disease. No drug is.
In her book, Batts enumerates the many reasons why taking statins is not the solution to heart disease. She explains that although they are effective in reducing cholesterol, statins (and other drugs) cause serious side effects. These medications weaken the immune system, cause muscle and neurological problems, increase the risk of certain cancers, damage the liver, and speed the aging process.
Natural News’ new book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and Cardio-Related Events, recommends implementing dietary and lifestyle changes instead of relying on pharmaceutical drugs like statins. Not only is this natural and nutritional approach more effective than statin therapy, but data from studies show that it can decrease the rates of cardiac events and cardiovascular deaths to near zero even among high-risk patients.
With the right strategy, heart disease can be prevented. If you wish to prevent or even reverse heart disease and avoid using harmful medications, grab a copy of Natural News’ new book and learn how to protect yourself from heart disease the natural, drug-free way.