Heart Health

Prevent a heart condition with your Prospect Park Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Barry Bicanich your Prospect Park Chiropractic Clinic has been helping people prevent heart disease for years. If you or anyone you know has suffered a heart attack or would like to know how to prevent heart disease call Dr. Bicanich at (612) 331-4529 and find out how to prevent heart disease naturally.

Have you ever known someone who suffers from or who wants to prevent a heart condition?

Is heart disease genetic? If so, would medication fix it and what does this have to do with chiropractic?

Genetics play a part, but lifestyle has a greater influence. The right choices can help keep a heart in great shape. Some choices may be surprising.

How To Keep The Heart Healthy – Key #1

Decrease emotional stress. What? Emotional stress causes harm? Yep. The body does not distinguish between emotional and physical stress. Chronic stress entraps the body into a fight or flight physiology which keeps the heart rate elevated.

Chronic stress also increases LDL, bad cholesterol, which promotes atherosclerosis and heart disease.

How To Keep The Heart Healthy – Key #2

A diet free of trans fats and, with some saturated fat.

What? I should consume saturated fat?

Saturated fat is unhealthy if consumed excessively, but the body does need some. Saturated fat surrounds the heart, serving as a fat reserve during times of stress. It may also increase HDL, the good cholesterol.

Cool Facts – The skin of a walnut is a heart healthy food. It contains 90% of the nut’s heart-healthy phenols.

Another cool fact – Olive oil contains squalene, a substance that helps deliver oxygen and promote healthy heart function.

How To Keep The Heart Healthy – Key #3

Reduce belly visceral fat. It is stored around internal organs, thus most lethal.

True or False – Regular high-intensity cardio workouts like running are healthier for the heart than low intensity like walking.

Clue – The higher the intensity the more glycogen the body burns.

What Is False? Low intensity workouts are healthier? Really? How can that be?

Glycogen is the body’s energy source. Intense workouts deplete glycogen, leaving the body to feed off muscle. The heart is a muscle.

How To Keep The Heart Healthy – Key #4

Decrease sugar intake. High blood sugar damages blood vessels of the heart and brain.

How To Keep the Heart Healthy – Key #5

One of the most overlooked, yet vital. Have your spinal subluxation removed. What does that mean?

To answer, let’s begin with a science lesson. Heart rate ad other vital functions are regulated within the brain stem. If stress causes the atlas to misalign, or subluxate, pressure is placed upon the brain stem; heart problems may develop.

The brain stem is surrounded and protected by the first cervical vertebra, called the atlas. It’s shaped like a ring.

Oh no! Does heart medication fix the subluxation?

Nope. They are detectable and removable only by a chiropractor. Once the atlas subluxation has been removed, heart function has a chance to normalize, naturally. Phew!

Do you have a friend or loved one who has, or wants to prevent heart problems? Ask your chiropractor for a copy of heart health information to pass along, so your loved one can finally find relief and live the life they’ve always imagined.

You can help change someone’s life. What could feel better than that?

Keep close to nature’s heart, and break clear away once in a while, and climb a mountain, or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

Find out how Dr. Bicanich, your Prospect Park Chiropractic Clinic can help you prevent heart disease. Call (612) 331-4529 today and prevent health disease naturally!