I Glued a 5 x 7 copy of my Queen of Hearts painting to the page and then began writing some facts from the book I'm reading called Reverse Heart Disease Now (a pretty popular title, it seems, but this one by 2 cardiologists, Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. and James C. Roberts, M.D.).
I will get into more info from this book as I read on but so far I'm liking their attitude about not just focussing on cholesterol levels as the devil most doctors make it out to be but realizing the other factors, including inflammation of the plaque that builds up and what to look for, if you're a woman, instead of the usual signs of heart problems or attacks that men have.
Did you know we have totally different signs?? Do you know them?
(1) Sudden, profound fatigue (2) Dull, aching chest discomfort (3) Dizziness and (4) Acute breathlessness
No shooting pain in the left arm and shoulder or pressure in the chest like a vise, like men have. We could have a heart attack and never know it. Seriously, have you ever had one or more of these symptoms and just said, "I'm overtired," and ignored it? I have. Don't we feel like most of these symptoms are common for us to experience on a weekly basis?
Did you know that taking CoQ10, a vitamin that is depleted by poor diet and aging, is a major chemical participant in cellular energy production and is critically important for strong pumping action of the heart. And it provides protection against arterial plaque formation. If nothing else, take your CoQ10 daily - 60-120 mg daily as a preventative if you have no heart issues. I have been taking 30 mg daily so am upping my dosage and will buy the gel tabs (the powdered kind doesn't digest and get into your system) at a stronger dosage next time so I don't have to take so many.