“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein
Are you ready to prevent, treat or reverse the # 1 killer in the world (Cardiovascular Disease)? The Whole Heart Solution by Dr. Joel Kahn can help equip you to do just that. Below I outline some of the key elements of his book give you hope and a path forward. He recommends the following:
Eat leafy greens to lower blood pressure all day long.
Add spices to everything.
Buy organic (where possible)
Drink more tea (hibiscus tea is great for blood pressure)
Break up with soda and other sweetened beverages
Enjoy coffee in moderation
Eat more plants (at least 5 servings per day)
Study food labels
Skip foods made in plants
Drive past the drive thru
If you eat meat, avoid hormones and antibiotics
Swap fish in for meat
Temporarily take a break from dairy and wheat
Eat a plant-based diet
Food Prep Prescriptions:
Do a clean sweep of your kitchen
Shop along the edges of the grocery store
Break the record for the person who eats the longest (slowest)
Tune in to the pleasure of eating.
Do your own food prep
Use smart cooking techniques (baking, broiling and cooking without oil)
Drink your veggies (in addition to eating)
Chew your fruit (avoid fruit juices)
Cook once, eat five times
Fast 11 hours every night
Take a five-minute walk.
Never fast-forward through a commercial.
Practice active acts of kindness.
De-motorvate your life.
Don’t take waiting sitting down.
Get a pedometer.
Stand whenever possible.
If you miss a week, don’t throw in the towel.
Take vitamin Y (try yoga).
Move in the morning.
Invest $10 a month in movement.
Stay out of your comfort zone.
Go hard for 20 seconds.
Walk while you work.
Run long distances like a turtle.
Emotional Health Perceptions:
Laugh at least once a day.
Drop blood pressure in five minutes by counting your deep breaths.
Breathe through one side of your nose.
Breathe out the tension.
Count your blessings.
Meditate (or pray) your stress and anger away.
Cuddle with a pet.
Sleep seven to eight hours a night.
Walk in the sun for 15 minutes.
Embrace volunteer work.
Try yoga or tai chi
Get a little breathing help from your apps.
Join a group of like-minded people.
Try waon therapy or acupuncture.
Open your windows to reduce indoor air pollution.
If you exercise outdoors, do it in the morning.
If you live in a city, wear noise-cancelling headphones.
Don’t drink petroleum (ditch plastic water bottles).
Make your kitchen a plastic-free zone.
Don’t put anything on your skin that you would not eat.
Study ingredient labels.
Clean with food (i.e. vinegar), not with chemicals.
Air out your dry cleaning.
Keep your phone at arm’s length.
Do a background check on your supplements.
Take natural multivitamins.
Buy supplements front trusted sources.
Take Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).
Try this pill of sunshine (vitamin D).
Swallom some bacteria (try probiotics).
Take a daily aspirin.
Take additional supplements, as needed.
If you are ready to learn more about the details surrounding Dr. Joel Kahn’s recommendations please click here to get the book.
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