It’s never too soon to start thinking about taking care of your heart. “By far, the biggest killer of both men and women in the United States is atherosclerosis, which causes heart attacks, strokes and heart failure,” says Howard Schwartz, MD, an integrative cardiologist in New York. Atherosclerosis is the build-up of fatty deposits (plaque) in arteries that restricts the flow of blood through arteries and raises blood pressure, causing further damage.
The good news is that having a healthy lifestyle can go a long way toward reducing risk of heart disease.
Inside this guide you’ll find:
- 7 simple tips to protect your heart
- The mind/heart connection
- Supplementing for your heart
- Top 10 foods to support a healthy ticker