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Heart disease prevention is possible in most people if they are willing to make the effort. There are a few that have genetics working against them but a healthy lifestyle can even minimize those risk factors. Some of the things you can do to prevent heart disease are:

Drink Plenty of Water

Your body is made up of mostly water. Water carries nutrients to your cells, toxins away from your cells, helps regulate your body temperature and is necessary for optimal health. You can judge how well you are hydrated by the color of your urine. The darker your urine is the more dehydrated you are. If the color is almost clear or a very pale yellow, you are probably drinking enough water.

Proper Nutrition

A magnesium deficiency can cause a heart attack so making sure your diet contains all of the minerals it needs to function properly is vital. Most diets do not provide enough of the right kinds of minerals and vitamins but organic diets come closer than most. If your diet doesn’t provide enough nutrition take a liquid minerals and vitamin supplement where the minerals have been ionized. These types of minerals are ready for immediate use by your body. Minerals in pill form and ones that are not ionized cannot conduct electricity so your body cannot readily use them.

Manage Your Blood Pressure

Keep your blood pressure stable and in the normal range. A large part of your blood pressure control should be proper hydration, proper nutrition and stress management.

Cholesterol Control

High cholesterol or a cholesterol level that has the LDL and HDL levels in the wrong proportions is harmful to your health. The right kinds of foods in the right amounts will help you control your cholesterol. As we’ve discussed in other articles on this site, fruits, vegetables and fish can all help.

Avoid Obesity

People that are overweight add stress to their heart, often have high blood pressure and cholesterol levels are frequently not where they should be so eating right and exercising will not only help keep the weight down but you’ll also be helping keep your heart muscles strong.

Exercise Regularly

You should be doing stretches daily, strength training 3 times a week and cardiovascular training 3 times a week on days you aren’t strength training. The strength training helps build muscle strength which helps metabolism, circulation and weight control. Strength training also helps reduce stress.

Cardiovascular training helps strengthen your circulatory system which includes your heart and lungs. Cardio training is also a great way to reduce stress.

Reduce Stress

Stress in your life can help raise blood pressure, medical problems, work and a variety of other sources. Self help programs like the ones at Think Right Now have helped thousands of people reduce stress in many areas of their lives.

Stop Smoking

Smoking is an addictive habit that pumps poison into your body with every cigarette you smoke. Some of your B vitamins are depleted by this habit and it increases your risk of lung disease as well as heart disease and generally having a negative affect on your overall health.

A successful heart surgeon was so serious in his desire to help people he quit his surgical practice and works to teach people How to Prevent or Even Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery. Anyone interested in heart disease prevention needs to read this book.

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SunburnThe best sunburn treatment is to avoid getting a sunburn in the first place. Sunburns can not only burn the skin but they may cause premature aging and contribute to skin cancer. Some sun exposure is healthy because it helps the body produce vitamin D. If you stay in the sun long enough to tan, you are causing skin damage.

Exposure to the sun long enough to have your skin turn slightly red and be painful means you more than likely have a first degree burn and the first layer of skin is probably all that is damaged.

When you have a sunburn that causes blisters and swelling of the affected area, you have a second degree burn with multiple layers of skin that has been damaged and possible nerve end damage. Second degree burns whether caused by the sun or other sources are quite painful and can take awhile to heal.

Medications you may be taking and your skin type will help determine how quickly you may sunburn or have other problems from sun exposure.

Vinegar and hydrating your skin as quickly as you may help relieve the pain from sunburns. Sunburn treatments do help relieve the pain you feel but sunscreen, wide brim hats and protective clothing should be worn to prevent skin damage in the first place. Drink plenty of water and eating the right diet also helps protect your skin from burning as quickly. The ideal situation is to protect yourself and your loved ones so you never need a sunburn treatment.

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“The amount of water in the human body, averaging 70%, varies considerably and even from one part of the body to another area. A lean man may hold 70% of his weight in body water, while a woman – because of her larger proportion of water-poor fatty tissues – may be only 52% water. The lowering of the water content in the blood is what triggers the hypothalamus, the brain’s thirst center, to send out its urgent demand.” Quoted from ‘Water – The Shocking Truth’ by Dr. Patricia Bragg N.D., Ph.D.

Your body cannot function properly if it fails to have the proper levels of minerals, vitamins and water. The human brain is mostly fat and fat is mostly water so the bottom line is your brain is about 80% water.

There are many signs of dehydration but one of the most noticeable is a loss of energy. Additional signs of dehydration are dry mouth, thirst, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache and muscle weakness.

Water carries nutrients to your cells and waste away from your cells among other functions. Your body temperature is also regulated by water.

Your brain cannot function properly if you are dehydrated and most of your bodily functions are inefficient at best if you don’t have enough water in your system.

Diseases can gain a foothold in your body when it has been weakened by malnutrition or dehydration. Your body releases histamine when it is dehydrated which can make you more sensitive to allergies. Constipation is a problem that happens more often in dehydrated people. Skin problems happen more frequently in people that don’t have enough water.

Diverticular disease is a medical problem where a pocket forms in the weakened wall of the bowel. It is believed that this disease happens in some people when the body has had to rely on the abdominal muscles too often to push hard stools out. Hard stools can happen when the diet has too little fiber in the diet AND too little water.

You can help prevent this one disease with proper nutrition and hydration.

Eating processed foods, drinking coffee, juices, soda and alcoholic beverages can help leach water out of your system.

Each person has different water requirements so it is impossible to tell you how much you should drink.

Athletes require more water than someone sitting in an office. Breast feeding mothers need more water than mothers that aren’t lactating.

Properly hydrated people have almost clear or light yellow urine unless they are on medication. The darker yellow the urine is the more dehydrated you are.

A common recommendation on fluids consumed is a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day with a maximum of 12 ounces per gulp. Spreading your water intake out at relatively even intervals is usually recommended.

IF you are breast feeding, sweating, or doing any activity where you lose fluids, you’ll need more water. Anyone that intends to exercise should drink extra water 15-20 minutes before you start your exercising. This extra water can help prevent muscle cramps or reduce their severity if they do develop. (Muscle cramps can happen during exercise because of dehydration and a magnesium deficiency.)

You can start rebuilding your health and protecting what you have by making sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day.

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