February 8, 2006
Heart Health 4 U
Better late than never, since February 3rd was National Wear Red Day ....
Forty percent (40%) of all heart attacks are caused by elevated Homocysteine levels. And, most heart attacks occur between 4 and 10 in the morning, did you know that?
Homocysteine is a toxic, endogenous, sulphydryl-containing Amino Acid and elevated levels of it (1) physically cause or significantly contribute to: Blood clots, high cholesterol, strokes, sickle-cell anemia, hearing problems, kidney stones, diabetic neuropathy, some types of cancer, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinson's disease; and (2) mentally cause: aggressiveness, dementia, depression, memory impairment, and schizophrenia.
You're at a bigger risk of having high homocysteine levels if you suffer from hypothyroidism or have Type 2 diabetes.
What causes high homocysteine levels?
1. Not enough folic acid
What can you do to protect yourself and your loved ones?
1. Eat right - this includes lots of garlic and other things
2. Exercise - duh
3. Supplement your diet with certain things - which you might find ooky
Want details? Go read everything Valerie Saxion has to report in her show notes. It's detailed, and it's good. Do this, it's important.