February is American Heart Month.
Did you wear red on February 5th?
Whether you did or not, tell me one thing ….
Did seeing red attire remind you to make better food choices at lunch and then take a nice long walk?
It’s a nice thought, but it’s hog wash.
While searching online for decent heart health education, I have been bitterly disappointed by what’s out there.
The CDC seems to want to calm the fears of women. They give specific numbers for deaths caused by heart disease in men, but no such statistics were reported for women.
The CDC says that 70–89% of sudden cardiac events occur in men. No mention of the fact that heart disease kills more women than men.
For women they say that heart disease doesn’t care what you wear– it is the #1 killer of women.
They are playful in their description of womens’ heart disease, but give men the cold hard facts.
I guess you silly women just need to wear your red dresses and be aware that heart disease is an even bigger danger than breast cancer.
Hop over to the American Heart Association’s site. You will find very basic information about health and diet. “Broil instead of fry, remove the skin of poultry.” Well duh.
However, you won’t find the simple truth: Fructose is an environmental poison. Statins cause CoQ10 deficiencies that are harmful, and contribute to heart failure.
In fact, it’s highly doubtful that you will find any “tips” on the AHA’s web site that you haven’t heard before, or that are just plain common sense.
One shocking statement the AHA makes while talking about their Go Red campaign is that “This will be the first time the American Heart Association has adopted better health as a principal goal”.
Does that strike you as strange? The first time? In the past their goals have been to save people AFTER they have a life altering event.
That is a very sad truth. Let’s hope that their NEW goal of cardiovascular health will cause them to increase their Community Services contribution from the sorry 3.7% of their huge 2009 budget.
Awareness might make wake you up to the fact that you need to be concerned, but it will take support and solid information to help you make the changes that will actually protect you from heart disease.
Is Go Red about supporting women, or getting women to open their wallets and shovel out cash to donate to the AHA?
Their financial statement that is included in the Go Red campaign does not add up. Then they tell you that you can get a COMPLETE copy of the financial statement if you request it.
What is the AHA hiding, and why won’t they just give you that information up front?
Go Red is a campaign to raise money.
Do you want to arm yourself with information that will actually address your risk of heart disease?
You won’t get it from the money raising campaign from the AHA. They encourage you to get more active, but they aren’t even telling you that sugar is just as, or more important than fat when it comes to diet change. In fact their “Heart Wise” endorsement is included on products containing fructose.
Please don’t kid yourself into thinking that eating out of a box is healthy just because the AHA is giving it their stamp of approval. In fact, double check every fact that you get from the American Heart Association. They are concerned with raising money and they won’t let the truth harm their efforts to bring in the big bucks.
Want some truth that might actually help you improve your cardiovascular health? Start with a good understanding about what REALLY causes heart disease.
Dr. Dwight Lundell’s book The Cholesterol Lie will give you the cold hard facts!
Click on the link below and get your copy today!
Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
- Relax and Release tension
- Exhale Slowly
- Be active in a way that adds joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter