Why Your Heart Health Matters

 

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women, and kills more people yearly than all of the forms of cancer combined. Approximately 92 million people either have some form of heart disease or are recovering from a stroke. In addition, over 1/3 of American adults have high blood pressure, which puts them at a high risk for developing heart disease. How do you ensure that you do not become a statistic and wind up a victim of a heart attack or stroke?

Healthy Eating

Focused nutrition is the place to start when getting your heart health under control. Naturopathic medical schools and clinics have long used patient education as a means of encouraging people to eat healthier. The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, features a healthy-foods cafeteria to help serve and educate people on what healthy eating looks like. Similarly, the National University of Health Sciences is showing its commitment to nutrition by hosting a first-of-its-kind conference to focus on trends and research in nutrition.

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) receive advanced training in nutrition to better help their patients. Some NDs choose to specialize in this area. When it comes to eating healthy, here’s what you need to do. Read More.