Celebrate Healthy Hearts

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. Nearly 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. Did you know that you can support heart health with some simple diet and lifestyle changes?

Healthy Fats for a Healthy Heart?

Inflammation in the body can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease and strokes. Omega-3 fatty acids not only reduce inflammation but are essential for maintaining cell membrane health. Please note that all Omega 3s are not created equal! Be aware that some “cheaper” Omega 3 fish oil supplements may in fact be derived from “farm raised” fish which has a very different fatty acid profile which can actually increase inflammation! We only carry from the most reputable suppliers!

This month we are spotlighting Wholemega, a 100 percent wild-caught Alaskan salmon sourced oil. In human clinical trials, Wholemega decreased arachidonic acid, a primary marker for inflammation, as well as C Reactive Protein which is a key marker for cardiovascular health, reduction in LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides, and total cholesterol. Taking Wholemega every day for a week provides the same amount of Omega 3 fatty acids as eating 3 servings of Wild Alaskan Salmon! Your heart and brain will love it!

Looking for a natural but effective way to support healthy cholesterol levels? Try Bergamot, clinically-proven to not only dampen inflammation but improve arterial health while improving those important cardio markers such as total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglyceride levels!

“I’ve been taking Bergamot from The Natural Alternative for almost 2 months and my total cholesterol dropped from 270 to 212! NP”. This is a “star” supplement for heart health!

Diet for a Happy Heart Superfoods that support a healthy heart include dark green leafy veggies, dark chocolate, berries, aged garlic and turmeric. Stop by The Natural Alternative for the highest quality turmeric, aged garlic, dark chocolate, as well as your heart healthy supplements!

Happy Healthy Heart Month!
Bobbi Conner, CNC, CAN, MH