My husband had to see a doctor this past week and he gave him the following list of “Recommendations from the American Heart Assoc. for the prevention of heart disease.”
- Vitamin C – 1500 mg. daily
- Vitamin D – 800 i.u.
- Aspirin – 325 mg. daily
- Multi Vitamin daily
- Fish Oil 1000 mg. daily
- Exercise daily for 1 hour
- Flax Seed Oil – 1000 mg.
Michael has, actually, been taking Fish Oil for years, as well as the recommended vitamins. An hour of Exercise and aspirin? Iffy and Iffier. But since he’s pricing treadmills, he’s gunning for one iffy.
The fish oil has, apparently, helped him a great deal. Several years back it looked like he was headed into dangerous territory with his blood pressure. He’s way too young for that yet! The doctor suggested medication, but Michael wanted to do a little research, himself, and see what alternatives he could come up with. Since all the experts were pointing in Fish Oil’s direction, that’s the direction he headed off in. Turns out the experts knew what they were talking about – funny how that works, isn’t it?
One more thing: I was on the American Heart Association’s web site this morning, looking for any new information to add to this post, and I found a timely and interesting article: Cold Weather Can Increase Heart Disease Risks. Shows the level of my heart health knowledge, I would have guessed that the risks went down in cold weather. I’m all the wiser for having read the article, though. Do your heart, and everyone who loves it, a favor and do the same. (Right now, or you can’t watch any football this weekend!)