Eating heart-friendly foods and getting adequate exercise may be all you need to prevent heart disease, but what about people who already have one or more risk factors?
Depending on individual circumstances and test scores, the new cardiologists will devise a course of supplements and nutrients to address specific problems. (Note that many of these substances do double or even triple duty on the front lines of heart health.)
To help manage cholesterol, the new cardiology turns to one or more of the flowing:
High amounts of inflammation and oxidative stressódetected by tests that measure CRP, Lp(PLA-2), and ferritin levels-call for one or more of the following:
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Adapted from A Change of Heart, by James Keough (Natural Solutions, February 2008).
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