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  • Writer's pictureDr. J

Natural Heart Health

Updated: Mar 18, 2021

Cardiovascular Health

A HOT topic... for good reason!

Cardiovascular related diseases and deaths have exponentially increased in numbers over the last hundred years. Even at the beginning of the 20th century, heart disease was not commonly known, and even unknown in many areas.

Your heart beats 2.5 billion times throughout your lifetime; pumping millions of gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels throughout your body. Delivering vital nutrients and oxygen, while moving out waste from all of your organs, tissues and cells. It fuels hormones, vital for your immune system, transports minerals and other nutrients, and balances the pH of your body as well.

Problems with this system, can cause issues for many areas of your body. Due to our current lifestyles, cardiovascular problems are prevalent throughout society, and only continuing to get worse.

Unfortunately, conventional medicine, as well as our governing establishments that make healthcare policies, do not have a good answer when it comes to creating a healthy cardiovascular system, and helping people either prevent heart disease, or reverse disease to a state of health. Both of which are possible when viewing and approaching your health from a different lens.


Before accepting the infamous, ‘Oh, well there’s nothing you can do about it… here’s a statin/high blood pressure med’…

Or, “Just eat better and exercise”.

… closer… but what does that even mean??

Yes, heart disease has been a top killer in the United States (and many Westernized countries) for many decades now, and continues to exponentially worsen.

What changed?

Like I said, heart disease was a new phenomenon at the beginning of the 20th century. Humans have survived for eons without being riddled by heart disease (or cancer, neurological conditions, arthritis, autoimmune conditions, or most other chronic diseases).

Genes do NOT change that fast. Small genetic shifts happen over thousands of years, major ones over 10s of thousands of years.

All of which can be attributed to changes in lifestyle.

  • Food

  • Movement habits

  • Stress, disconnection

  • Toxins

The good news? Since it is a lifestyle related issue… we can address and correct these lifestyle components to prevent and reverse damage done.

It’s time to take your health into your own hands. Your primary care physician is NOT going to do it for you, and most chances are, won’t even provide you with the right tools to do so.

Let’s take a REAL look into what you CAN do to improve the overall health of your cardiovascular system. Based on truth. Meaning, true principles of health that is backed by unbiased research and sound science.

Top tips to improve heart health

(Which, will improve your overall health as well!)


Simple changes can go a long way.

  • Decrease inflammatory foods

  • Cut out the sugar and excess carbs

  • Eat good fats

  • Lots of veggies, herbs, and nutrient dense foods

  • Quality animal products

  • Clean water and broad spectrum minerals


Refined, processed oils.

  • Vegetable, peanut, soy, Canola.

One of the top promoters of inflammation. Most seed oils are high in omega-6 fats, which is what leads to this phenomenon, which leads to systemic oxidative stress throughout the body. Leading to oxidized LDL and atherosclerosis. Which in turn leads to the ‘hardening’ of arteries that we so commonly hear about.

Sugar, excess carbs

High blood sugar levels promotes inflammation. Through a complex series of events during the inflammatory process, damage to the cardiovascular system can occur. The lining of the blood vessels take a hit when there’s chronic inflammation and glycated cholesterol particles. And no, cholesterol is NOT the primary culprit.

Good healthy fats:

All fats are NOT created equal.

  • Bad fats will destroy cellular integrity and increase systemic inflammation.

Damaged, rancid, processed fats wreck havoc on your system.

  • Good fats are required for good cellular function, hormone optimization, and reduction in inflammation.

Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Needed for proper cell function, and the production of prostaglandins which modulate inflammation.

Cold-water fatty fish like wild caught salmon, sardines, mackerel, anchovies, etc. Pasture raised animals and eggs. Organic hemp, chia and flax seeds.