Prevent a Heart Attack: Know Your Ratio?Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.

Prevent heart attacks!

The published evidence is quite clear in documenting that the actual total cholesterol level itself is not the most important risk factor of cardiovascular disease. It is the ratio between the level of HDL-“good” cholesterol and total cholesterol that we need to be concerned about.

Therefore, in adults, the HDL-“good” cholesterol/total cholesterol ratio should be higher than 0.24 (just divide your HDL level by your cholesterol). Or more precisely, the HDL/total cholesterol ratio:

  • 0.24 or higher is considered ideal
  • under 0.24 – low
  • less than 0.10 – very dangerous.

Generally speaking, the higher the ratio, the better (the lower your risk of a heart attack). However, HDL is closely related to triglycerides.  It appears common for people with high triglycerides to have low HDL’s, and these same people also tend to have high levels of clotting factors in their blood stream, which is unhealthy in protecting against heart disease. Therefore, in adults, the triglyceride/HDL-“good” cholesterol ratio should be below 2  (just divide your triglycerides level by your HDL). Or more precisely, the triglyceride/HDL ratio:

  • 2 or less is considered ideal
  • 4 – high
  • 6 – much too high

And, since HDL (high density lipoprotein) is protective against heart disease, the lower the ratio, the better.  In other words, the lower your triglycerides, or the higher your HDL, the smaller this ratio becomes. It is now believed that the triglycerides/HDL ratio is one of the most potent predictors of heart disease.  A Harvard-lead study author reported: “High triglycerides alone increased the risk of heart attack nearly three-fold. And people with the highest ratio of triglycerides to HDL – the “good” cholesterol – had 16 times the risk of heart attack as those with the lowest ratio of triglycerides to HDL in the study of 340 heart attack patients and 340 of their healthy, same age counterparts. The ratio of triglycerides to HDL was the strongest predictor of a heart attack, even more accurate than the LDL/HDL ratio (Circulation 1997;96:2520-2525).“

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Medicine Is One

“Medicine is matter of the material world (healing food) that acts against a disturbance in the life of the person. Both that which causes the disturbance and that which acts against the disturbance are made of the same material (matter). When this food is reordered and put in a certain composition, it will heal. To heal, we must know exactly what to give, that not to give, and in what proportion the matter must be combined. In medicine too, we must have order and we see the concept of the “one.” Both the trouble and the correction were brought about by one matter.”

 (W. Deen Mohammed, 10-3-1975)

7 super foods that can treat cancer effectively

According to latest research, there are 7 super foods that can treat cancer effectively. The foods include red wine, dark chocolate, blueberries, tomatoes, turmeric, green tea and curry. Besides being delicious, these foods can also successfully treat cancer.

Angiogenesis is a physiological process of blood vessel formation during the early stages of the fetal development. This process, however, continues during our lives when we damage blood vessels through cuts or burns. The process is vital for the growth and spread of cancer as well. It is controlled by activators and inhibitors, and although most of cancer research is focused on inhibitors, the vascular growth of cells is controlled by the activators.

These 7 foods have the ability to stop angiogenesis and cut off the blood supply to tumors while preventing cancer cell growth. Without new blood vessels, cancer cells don’t receive oxygen which leads to their demise. This is why most cancer drugs are pharmaceutically designed inhibitors. They try to neutralize the activity of the activators and stop angiogenesis, although they are not always effective.

These seven foods provide the same anti-angiogenisis effect, which is why they are extremely important for any cancer treatment.

1. Red wine: Red wine is rich in an antioxidant called resveratrol, which can also be found in grape skin. According to nutritionists, this antioxidant can prevent heart disease and premature aging while also improving your glucose intolerance, boosting your energy levels and your focus. Just 225 ml. of red wine provide your body with 640 mcg. of resveratrol. Higher quality wines such as Bordeaux and Pinot Noir have higher concentrations,None drinkers should drink pure unsweetened grape juice, you can also take resveratrol supplements in combination with grapes.

2. Turmeric: Turmeric is a beneficial spice which can be used for numerous medicinal purposes. It can stimulate weight loss and prevent cancer development as well.

3. Blueberries and raspberries: These fruits are incredibly effective in preventing different types of cancer. They have also been shown to stop angiogenesis and reduce oxidative stress.

4. Tomatoes: Tomatoes can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 50%, according to a latest Harvard study. This is due to the presence of lycopene, a powerful anti-cancer agent the inhibits angiogenesis. Lycopene is easily metabolized in the body, and its concentration rises when it’s exposed to high temperatures, which is why cooked tomatoes are suggested for cancer patients.

5. Dark chocolate: Sweets should not be ruled out in the fight against cancer. Namely, dark chocolate is actually extremely healthy, it promotes heart health, enhances your mood, and combats malignant cells.

6. Coffee and green tea: Coffee and green tea are extremely beneficial and contain many cancer beating substances.

7. Curry: Curry Powder is a popular spice mix that has a number of valuable health benefits, including the prevention of cancer, protection against heart disease, reduce Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, ease pain and inflammation, boost bone health, protect the immune system from bacterial infections,  and increase the liver’s ability to remove toxins from the body. 

The Science of Getting Rich

Wallace Wattles states on page 18 of the book “The Science of Getting Rich” in chapter 5, entitled “Increasing Life”: “Every living thing must continually seek for the enlargement of its life, because life, in the mere act of living, must increase itself. A seed, dropped into the ground, springs into activity, and in the act of living produces a hundred more seeds; life, by living, multiplies itself. It is forever Becoming More; it must do so, if it continues to be at all. Intelligence is under this same necessity for continuous increase.

Every thought we think makes it necessary for us to think another thought; consciousness is continually expanding. Every fact we learn leads us to the learning of another fact; knowledge is continually increasing. Every talent we cultivate brings to the mind the desire to cultivate another talent; we are subject to the urge of life, seeking expression, which ever drives us on to know more, to do more, and to be more.

In order to know more, do more, and be more we must have more; we must have things to use, for we learn, and do, and become, only by using things. We must get rich, so that we can live more. The desire for riches is simply the capacity for larger life seeking fulfillment; every desire is the effort of an unexpressed possibility to come into action. It is power seeking to manifest which causes desire. That which makes you want more money is the same as that which makes the plant grow; it is Life, seeking fuller expression.”

(Excerpt from Page 9 of Overstanding The Law of Profusion: How to Develop an “Empire State of Mind” by Hassan A. Shabazz)

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Fat-Loss Tips

Never skip meals.

Exercise daily.

Maximize the thermogenic effect by keeping protein levels up, increasing activity, and taking supplement factors.

Vigorous resistance training will maintain or increase lean body mass (muscle). Muscle burns calories, which means that, for every pound of muscle gained, you will be burning more calories and increasing the rate of fat loss.

Do not drastically reduce total daily caloric intake.

Reduce fat intake to less than 25% of total daily calories.

Increase foods high in fiber and low GI complex carbohydrates to help satisfy hunger.

Avoid foods high in salt and fat, such as all processed foods and snack foods.

Eat fresh foods, organic when possible.

Do not fry foods or use oil or fat in the cooking process. Instead, bake, broil, boil, grill, or microwave foods.

Avoid using heavy sauces on foods.

Read food nutrition labels. Look for foods that have less than 2 grams of fat per 100 calories.

Eat fat-free foods.

Eat low-fat protein foods.

Use low-fat protein supplements to help meet daily protein requirements.

Eat egg whites as a snack to help reduce hunger pangs at night.

Do not eat out daily and avoid eating fast foods. These foods are usually high in fat, salt, and calories.

Eat plenty of low-starch vegetables.

Do not overeat excess calories at any meal because this will promote fat-storing enzymes and metabolism to store excess food as body fat. (Sports Nutrition – Fifth Edition (Main Course Text)

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Water

Be careful of your drinking water

According to famed nutritionist Dr. Jensen in his book “Dr. Jensens Nutrition Handbook” we should drink at least two quarts of good, uncontaminated water everyday. Eight (8), eight (8) ounce glasses of water daily = 64 ounces of water daily.

On hot days we should drink eight (8), twelve (12) ounce glasses of water daily or twelve (12), eight (8) ounce glasses daily = 96 ounces (3 quarts) of water daily.

Ensure your water is uncontaminated by using filtered or reverse osmosis water. If you can find a clean uncontaminated spring to get your water from, that would be the ideal situation.watereat to liveeat cleanclean eatinghealthy eatinghealthy livinghealthpreventive health carehealth coach

Hydration and the Shocking Truth About Bottled, Tap, & Filtered Water

Some of the natural perks water has to offer include:

  • Hydration of internal organs thus enabling them to function properly
  • Hydration of skin and keeping it looking fresh and healthy
  • Weight control (water is our single, most effective weight management tool)
  • Increased energy
  • Alleviation/prevention of a variety of ailments by keeping the immune system healthy
  • Regulation of body temperature
  • The flushing out of daily waste and toxins

Know the Early Signs of Dehydration:

  • Dark urine with odor
  • Weight loss during exercise
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue (over 50% of routine fatigue can be alleviated with proper hydration)
  • Nausea

Many everyday symptoms and ailments can be improved by increasing water consumption.

Here are our best hydration tips to keep you flowing!

  • Drink 1 liter (about 34 ounces) of water for every 50 pounds of body weight (Example: 150 pounds = 3 liters or about 100 ounces of water per day).
  • Start your day with 16 ounces of room temperature water with the juice of half a lemon. The first 8 ounces wakes up the digestive system and the second 8 ounces will touch every organ, signaling metabolism to begin for the day. The juice from the lemon will flush out excess acid your body has been collecting from the joints while you were sleeping.
  • Drink room temperature water between meals so as not to dilute your precious digestive enzymes that help deliver nutrients from your food. Drinking cold or ice water slows or freezes the digestive process. Drinking just hot water throughout the day (no tea, no lemon) is also a wonderful habit to consistently flush the lymphatic system and keep your immune system healthy.
  • Water with minerals is very important. If you drink tap water, always purify it first. Please watch the second video included below in this blog and make sure you are drinking pure, mineralized water without fluoride, chlorine, or other chemicals.
  • When drinking reverse osmosis or purified water, add concentrated essential trace minerals (found in the supplement section of the health food store) to your water to add back the minerals taken out by the purification process. This will actually hydrate your cells. Add 10-15 drops of minerals per liter of water. Alternatively, you may also take homeopathic cell salts to mineralize your body and nourish your nervous system.
  • Another option is to take 1 capsule of trace minerals 2-3 times per day.
  • Drink water every 15-30 minutes while exercising.
  • Drink BEFORE you get thirsty; thirst is a sign of dehydration.
  • Limit your consumption of caffeine, which acts as a diuretic and can dehydrate you.
  • Coconut water is the best re-hydrant because it matches the exact electrolyte profile of our blood plasma. It is nature’s Gatorade!
  • Try a natural Gatorade if you need the flavor and minerals like Ultima powder or Goodonya Hydrate
  • Carry a glass reusable water bottle with you. Watch the video below to learn the dangers of drinking out of plastic bottles on a regular basis including dioxins and parabens and the unknown factor of how hot that bottle may have gotten sitting in the truck that delivered it. Plus we use over 60 million water bottles a day, and only 10% of those bottles are getting recycled. 
  • Note: If you don’t drink enough water because it seems boring to you, then make fruit water. The combos I made for today’s show are:1/8-cup fresh or frozen blueberries and 6 basil leaves.
    1/8-cup fresh or frozen raspberries and 6 mint leaves.
    ¼ grapefruit, lemon, & lime, sliced. 8-10 mint leaves for an entire pitcher.   (https://thewholejourney.com/the-shocking-truth-about-bottled-tap-and-filtered-water/)

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