By Dr. Mark Richards
Heart disease is the number one killer disease in our country, if you recall from the doctor’s report, every 1 out of 2.5 deaths in our country is from heart disease. Its a serious problem!
A recent study out of the University of Illinois looked at peoples mental health and compared it to their heart heath. ”Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts.” In other words, the people that were optimistic had healthier hearts. This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, it seems pretty common sense to me. I think most people realize that being stressed is not good for the heart. So, while this does seem like common sense, it’s still good to have scientific evidence to back it up.
The problem with this, well not really a problem, but what is lacking, is everything else that effects heart health. This, like most of our culture’s health system attempts to take a disease and find one single cause or marker, like cholesterol, and treat that one thing in a hope to cure the disease. This approach might make sense when an infection is the obvious culprit, attack and kill it off (which the body should be able to do on its own anyway) and the body heals on its own. But transferring this method to heart disease and cancer just isn’t working.
The body is more than a cholesterol number, and more than a state of optimism. We understand that, and that is why we educate on the 5 essentials, Maximized Mind, Maximized Nerve Supply, Maximized Quality Nutrition, Maximized Lean Muscle, and Minimized Toxins. In our office you obviously are well aware about the need for maximized nerve supply and hopefully you have heard plenty about the other 4 essentials as well. Pursue these 5 areas of life and you will be on your way toward health. If you need more information on how to do that you need to be doing the 60 day turnaround, there you will learn how to pursue all 5 of these essentials.
Link to article: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/uoia-oph010915.php