In February we celebrate heart month, so I find it impossible not to write about heart health from a Holistic perspective. Our heart is one of the most important organs in our body. It pumps blood though our circulatory system along with oxygen and nutrients to every cell of our body, and picks up carbon dioxide and other wastes. Having a strong, well-functioning heart is essential to our body’s health and wellbeing.
Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease and kills over 300,000 people annually. In fact, it is the leading cause of death in the United States. High blood pressure, high LDL, and smoking are key factors to heart disease. But there are many more; such as: obesity, lack of exercise, eating fatty foods and not getting enough green leafy vegetables. Genetics also play a very big part in our heart health. In the Holistic Health field, we practice true preventive medicine, not just screening for diseases as is done in the medical field. One method that I use to practice true preventive medicine is Iridology.
Iridology is the practice of looking in the Iris of the eye to get a reading on one’s current health issues as well as genetic disposition. Using Iridology, I can see inherited strengths and weaknesses of any system, gland or organ; ie: circulation, lymphatic, digestion, heart, gallbladder, thyroid, liver, etc… I am also able to see what system, organ or gland is currently experiencing dis-ease. With this information, I can then suggest different supplements as well as foods that are going to assist you in strengthening this organ system or gland so that disease does not set in, which is preventive medicine, and at the same time, I can suggest supplements and nutrients that will help cleanse or activate the same to assist your body in healing itself.
In Holistic Health, we also believe food allergies contribute to heart disease. We call this the silent killer, as it is not always apparent to a person that they have a food allergies because they do not exhibit the same type of symptoms as one experiences with environmental allergies such as coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes and/or nose. Applied Kinesiology is one method I use to test your body for what nutrients make it strong, weak or neutral. I can do this for one’s general wellbeing or for a specific organ system or gland. Then I use this information to prepare a personal nutrition plan.
Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition is what I always say. The heart like every other organ needs its proper nutrients to function properly. Through a change of nutritional habits and a few supplements, your heart health can improve drastically depending on the seriousness of the dis-ease.
If I can be of service to you, your family or anyone you know, please make sure to reach out to me.
Alina Nunez, Certified Natural Health & Holistic Nutritionist @ Heal with Angels – 305-807-8998 – firstname.lastname@example.org