Diseases affecting the heart and vascular systems are the leading cause of death and disability. Sedentary lifestyles and poor dietary habits contribute to these conditions even as science provides protection and help. The onset of cardiac conditions is not sudden, typically following years of gradual progress. The realization, however, is often instantaneous, beginning with an immediate life-threatening occurrence such as a stroke, cardiac arrest or an aneurysm. Often, the first event can be the last.
Cardiac muscle insufficiency, irregular heartbeats, tachycardia, cholesterol, diabetes, poor circulation, anemia, arteriosclerosis, capillary abnormalities, thrombosis, these and many more conditions respond favorably to both nutritional intervention and lifestyle modifications. While they are useful after an incident, they are best employed prior to the need to break the cycle that creates the problem.