A Natural Strategy to Maintain Cardiovascular Health
The Natural Health Hour radio program, hosted by Frank Tabino, CN, is your source for the latest breakthroughs in nutrition and alternative health care. This highly informative and entertaining program covers the latest information regarding the many benefits of nutrition, lifestyle, proper diet and natural, anti-aging therapies. You’ll discover all the answers you’ve been searching for from a variety of leading world authorities in natural health and nutrition including medical doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, and authors.
It seems that antioxidants are almost a magical cure all for everything – but what’s the reality? Can they really even help fight heart something like disease? Antioxidants are present in many minerals, vitamins, and different types of food, and they are used mostly by our bodies in the battle against free radicals.
Many experts believe that the damage caused by free radicals is the beginning of cardiovascular disease. Part of this cellular damage leads to one of the major known factors in the development of heart disease, oxidation of cholesterol. Free radicals attacking low density cholesterol (LDL or “bad” cholesterol), contributes to the build up of fatty plaque on artery walls (atherosclerosis), which can eventually slow or block blood flow to the heart.
There is a growing body of evidence that a lifestyle rich in antioxidant nutrients, both dietary and supplemental, may help to prevent cardiovascular disease. Research studies confirm lower cardiovascular disease rates in persons who consume larger quantities of antioxidants in foods or supplements.
Recent studies indicate that supplementation with certain nutrients is beneficial in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Join me, Frank Tabino and special guest, naturopathic physician Dr. Douglas Mackay as we discuss the latest research on the cardiovascular protection of antioxidant nutrients.