Trans fat and sugar are the saboteurs to optimal heart health.
Cleveland, OH & Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 08, 2014
Dr. Bob The Drugless Doctor’s Prescription for American Heart Month
February is recognized by the American Heart Association as Heart Month, raising awareness on the muscle that most Americans unfortunately succumb to year after year.
Instead of prescribing blood pressure and cholesterol medication, Dr. Bob The Drugless Doctor has released resources for the public aimed at prevention and maintenance rather than over-the-counter treatments.
In his “Trans Fat Survival Guide,” Dr. Bob shares that inflammation, trans fat (partially hydrogenated oil(s)), and sugar are the saboteurs to optimal heart health. Dr. Bob also shares trans fat truths about how it affects an individual's health including:
- Damage to the functions of cell membranes
- Increases insulin levels in the blood, and contributes to Insulin Resistance and OBESITY
- Correlates with low infant birth weight.
Other drugless content include Dr. Bob's online series, “Get To Know” and the corresponding “Get To Know” Heart & “Get To Know” Cholesterol. In GTK Heart, Dr. Bob shares that liver health, which can be congested from sugar and fatty foods, can affect heart health. Dr. Bob suggests an O.R.A.C. (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) measurement, and to food focus which is to add ½ red apple, marine-based oil, and to halt sugar consumption. In GTK Cholesterol, find out what the “fire” is, and how to stop the fire from affecting the heart.
During February, Dr. Bob also continues the 2014 campaign, #OptimalU, focusing on relationships and how it affects everyday health. Visit Dr. Bob on Instagram (@DruglessDoctor) to see the pictures and video tips for the day.