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What are you doing to help your heart?

What are you doing to help your heart?
What are you doing to help your heart?

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 Posted 2/4/2011 4:57:05 AM
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February is Heart Health Month.  Although the incidence of cardiovascular disease is declining in western nations, it still remains the number one killer of older Americans.  Are Life Extension members ahead of the game?
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 Posted 2/4/2011 6:07:26 AM
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I would say at this point my answer is equally A & B. Sometimes C when money is available to spend on them.

This brings up another interesting question that I'll post in a separate topic.


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 Posted 2/5/2011 1:34:14 AM
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A, B and D
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 Posted 2/6/2011 12:59:56 PM
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It's hard to know what a "heart-healthy diet" is.   Conventional wisdom is a diet that's low-fat, no-cholesterol, little meat.  Low carb websites tout the opposite:  80% fat, 20% protein and zero carbs.   And some demonstrate exceptional lipid profiles on such a diet.  Dr Davis, a cardiologist, recommends very little bread or any wheat products.   He says the carbs get turned into triglycerides, the building blocks for cholesterol. 

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 Posted 2/6/2011 4:30:52 PM
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There is much room for much discussion on the subject.  My ideal is a modified vegetarian diet with moderate amount calories and fat, including DHA and ALA, high fiber, inclusion of Mediterranean foods, and reduced refined carbohydrates, trans fats and animal fats like butter. 
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 Posted 2/7/2011 3:08:27 AM
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I try to eat 3-5 raw fruits, 1 raw, mixed vegetable salad, a handful of raw nuts and one raw avocado daily. With each meal I always have a modest amount of protein. Egg whites, lean chicken, fish, and every once in a great while, extra lean organic beef. Some days I have complete vegetarian meals. I stay away from refined carbohydrates and cane sugar. Starch consumption is modest, which includes: potatoes (my favorites are yams, baby reds, and purple varieties), beans of all types, lentils, quinoa, brown rice, sprouted whole grain bread. Fluids include: plenty of purified water, teas, fresh fruit juice.  Physical activity includes: 3 to 6 days a week at the local health club and when time permits I include, walking and/or jogging, swimming, bike riding.

I also partake in modified calorie restriction.  Once or twice a week I'll lower my calories between 500 to 1000.  I do this on sedentary days when I'm usually sitting and working, where calorie needs for physical energy aren't as important.  In order to maintain proper body weight, muscle tone, etc., I'll make up this deficit by increasing my calories by 100 or 200 per day for the remainder of the week.


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 Posted 2/8/2011 7:07:04 PM
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according to me to prevent the heart from the disease every body should follow the healthy diet plans and also they should try to consume the less calorie food  and less cholesterol food. and also not to consume more oily food. The month of February is also known as the world heart health day.

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 Posted 2/12/2011 9:39:27 AM
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Why do you start a BHT thread. You can put all of your BHT information there, in one, easy to locate thread.  If someone posts a topic where you feel BHT might be a benefit, you could just post a reply that says .. "See this link" and then post the information in your BHT thread.  I think proper organization of information is critical in this new forum.


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