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Is Heart Disease Hereditary?

Yes! You can inherit a predilection to heart disease but thankfully there are ways around the condition.  You may have a little more control over the situation than you think if you pay attention to your fitness.



As an example, there is evidence that if your family has a history of coronary artery disease at an early age (younger than 55 in men and 65 in women), your risk of suffering heart disease is increased, with some sources suggesting that this single factor could represent up to 15% of your susceptibility to heart disease.



However you may be relieved or upset to hear that it is actually a combination of conditions that can play a far more important role in determining how healthy your heart remains.



For instance, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and cholesterol abnormalities are all factors which play an important role in determining whether you will suffer heart problems or not. If you bring diabetes onto yourself by living an unhealthy lifestyle then you very well might develop heart disease sooner than later than life.



It is for example widely recognized within medical circles that one of the reasons behind the explosion in childhood diabetes over the past two or three decades has been the vast increase in sugar intake.

For people who have a family history of diabetes however, there is no need for this massive sugar overdose for them to suffer the condition. It is a genetic thing rather than something that is caused by greed and overindulgence.


In many situations, there may therefore be an established link between illnesses and medical problems suffered by parents and the likelihood of their offspring suffering heart problems at some point.



If you know that one or both of your parents suffered diabetes and that your chances of suffering the condition are therefore increased, logic suggests that you have a superb early warning system in place.

You know that your chances of getting diabetes are higher than normal, you know that excessive sugar speeds the onset of diabetes and you are fully well aware that diabetes is a contributory factor to heart disease.



This is positive because you have a clear warning about the disease an idea of what you need to do in order to prevent the onset of diabetes and then the heart problems that usually follow it.



So, yes, there is an element of genetics involved in the likelihood of you contracting some form of heart disease or problem.

But once you know this you can use the information to help yourself avoid the entire ordeal of heart disease altogether.



The Relationship of Acidosis to Unwellness

Author Jennifer    Category Fitness     Tags , , , ,

When illness enters our lives it is often because of acidosis. A healthy body is a bit alkaline.  When we become ill our entire body becomes toxic.


Most ailments are caused by too much of an intake of refined flour products, animal proteins and dairy products. Taking in too much of these things can cause a condition called acidosis.  Smoking and drinking too much alcohol can als0 cause our bodies to become too acidic and less alkaline?


If you are in a state of acidosis it means that the body’s pH balance has been thrown out of balance and needs correcting (to become more alkaline) by eliminating poisons and taking in healthy things.  Acidic people do not want to exercise. They feel tired and achy all of the time.


A state of acidosis leads to problems such as congestion, inflammation, and eventually degenerative changes that can lead to fatal illnesses. Correcting this acidic condition halts the progress of disease and aging.

In order to correct this condition you need to eat foods that are less acidic. These are called alkaline foods. Many people who incorporate them into the diet will experience some sort of detoxification process. Usually these symptoms are mild and do not cause much discomfort. Diarrhea and cold like symptoms might be present for a day or two while the body discharges toxins.



Detoxification starts with depriving our bodies of their usual intake of poisons from water, air and food and replacing those toxins with fresh juices and foods.  Switching over from an unhealthy diet full of acidic is not easy for some people however it is necessary if you want to feel better


People recovering from long illnesses are often very acidic because the drugs they take to treat it make them so. It can take a while for somebody to restore the pH balance of the body.


When you eat a healthier diet, quit smoking, exercise, meditate, and drink less than your brain receives more blood and oxygen.

You also think more clearly, have more energy, need less sleep. Your brain may actually grow more brain cells. In fact if you eat a diet that supports your blood’s pH balance your brain can actually get bigger in only three months.


Your face will glow and your circulation will improve so that you show less wrinkles. This can make you look younger and feel younger so you feel more like exercising!