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February 1st, 2013

Heart Health Month
Savings are Here

Dear Valued Customer,

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States and Canada, affecting one in three people. Cardiovascular disease is also a major global cause of disability.

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February is National Heart Health Month, a perfect time to assess your own cardiovascular health and stock up on supplements to help keep your heart beating stronger and longer.

Shop for Ray and Terry's Heart Heath Products.

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I Heart Supplements

Do you avoid taking your vitamins? Don’t like opening all the bottles? Not sure where to begin? Here are a few easy foundations.

L-Arginine supports nitric oxide production, dilating the blood vessels to improve blood flow to the heart and brain.

  • Improve exercise endurance
  • Support healthy blood pressure
  • Enhance sexual function in men

Plant Sterols have been shown to reduce total and LDL cholesterol by up to 15 percent.

  • Assists in maintaining cholesterol in a normal range
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • Supports immune system function

Blood Pressure Support is formulated with garlic, green tea and other ingredients to help maintain blood pressure already within a normal range.

  •  Maintain normal blood pressure
  • Protect organ health
  • Natural ingredients

Red Yeast Rice helps maintain cholesterol within a healthy range.

  • Natural cholesterol support
  • Help maintain proper digestive function
  • Promotes cardiac health

All month long, we celebrate cardiovascular health with 10% off our full category of heart health products.*

 

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The Major Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Are you at risk for heart disease? Using this rough self-test, you can determine if you should undergo further evaluation. To test yourself, consult the chart below. Add one point for each category for which your response falls into the risk factor range column.

Risk Factor Category Optimal Range Risk Factor Range
Genetic Inheritance No parents or siblings with heart disease Male parent had heart attack before age 55

Female parent had heart attack before age 65
Gender and Age Age under 30 Male 45 or older

Female 55 or older
Smoking You never smoked You now smoke 1 or more packs / day

You smoked in the past for 10 years or more
Weight 95% of ideal weight (see table 2 in chapter 8) 20% or more over ideal weight
Cholesterol and Triglycerides Total Cholesterol 160- 180

LDL: 80 (if you have less than 3 major risk factors)

70 or less (if you have 3 or more major risk factors)

HDL over 60

Ratio of Total cholesterol to HDL under 2.5

Triglycerides under 100

Total Cholesterol over 200

Or LDL over 130

Or HDL under 40

Or Ratio of total cholesterol to HDL over 4

Homocysteine 7.5 or less 10.0 or greater
hs-CRP 1.3 or less over 5.0
Fasting Glucose and Insulin Glucose 60-80

Insulin 2-3
Glucose over 120

Or Insulin over 10
Blood Pressure  

Systolic 120 or less

Diastolic 80 or less
Systolic 140 or higher

Diastolic 90 or higher
Stress  

Not type A personality with high level of anger

Not type D  

Type A with high level of anger

Or Type D
Exercise Active Sedentary

How did you do?
If you ended up with three or more points, we recommend:

  • A full set of blood tests (cholesterol, HDL, Triglycerides, hs-CRP, Homocysteine)
  • UF CT Heart Scan with Calcium Score
  • Exercise Stress Test

For more complete information on heart disease risk factors, see Chapter 15 of Fantastic Voyage: The Real Cause of Heart Disease and How to Prevent It.

Learn more about heart  disease in our Research Digest section.

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