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Heart Health Month

Shape of the heart

   February isn’t known just for Valentine’s Day. It’s designated as Heart Health Month. Today, heart disease is the leading cause of death of adults worldwide, and about 600,000 people in the United States die of heart disease every year. And when we realize that most heart disease is preventable just by taking proper care of ourselves, that number is just not acceptable!

   Have you thought about your heart health lately? No? That’s pretty normal, because we tend to take our hearts for granted. So let’s think about the heart for a minute. Your heart has been beating ever since you were born. Day after day, year after year, it keeps on ticking, beating about 72 times each minute. That makes about 2.5 billion beats by the time you are 66 years old!

   That’s a lot of work for one muscle to do. So if you want your heart to beat long and healthily, you have to take care of your heart.

   To bring down those numbers and make heart disease take a back seat in the statistics, first and foremost, we need to drink more pure water. The heart needs to stay hydrated to function properly. And stay away from soda pop and any foods with high fructose corn syrup. We need to choose healthy foods and need to eat several servings of fruits and veggies every day, avoid saturated fat, trans fat, and fried foods. For healthier hearts, we need to exercise and maintain healthy weight. And we all need to become avid label readers.

   But now let’s talk about herbs. To support your heart health, Nature has given us wonderful herbs that help build your heart, cardiovascular system, and circulatory system. Some of the herbs that specifically help the heart and cardiovascular system are: Hawthorn Berry and Dong Quai are important heart strengtheners; Ginkgo Leaf and Gotu Kola Leaf are oxygenating herbs; Bilberry Fruit, Motherwort Leaf, Astragalus Root, and Reishi Mushroom give cardiovascular support. Valerian Root Kava Root, and Skullcap for occasional support help relax the nervous system to take the stress off the heart.

   Cedar Bear’s liquid herbal formulas Cardio Heart Daily, Cholestero Balance, Memory Build, Brain Booster, and Longevity Build each help strengthen and build your heart health. These herbal combination formulas can be used long-term on a daily basis, and can be used together, too.

   With proper diet and lifestyle choices and help from Nature’s medicine cabinet, we can have healthier hearts – for life! If you take care of your heart, it will take care of you – for many, many beats to come.