Heart Health & Diabetes

Whether it’s through personal experience or something you read in the news, most of us have been shocked by the story of a fit and health-conscious individual who died of an unexpected heart attack.

Stories like these can be devastating for the deceased person’s loved ones, and they can also be highly alarming. How could someone who looked so healthy suddenly have a heart attack? And why didn’t this person’s doctor catch the signs sooner?

The truth is that many doctors today only consider heart disease as a possibility for people who fit into a tight little box of risk factors. However, heart disease is rampant even among those who don’t smoke, aren’t obese, and don’t have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. In fact, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death, and accounts for one in every four deaths in the United States, in spite of our abundance of sophisticated technology and cutting-edge pharmaceuticals.

Just take a statin and you will be fine right? Wrong! Did you know :

  • Only 1 life is saved for every 83 people on statin therapy for 5 years
  • Non-fatal heart attacks are prevented in only 1 out of 39 patients using statins for 5 years
  • Strokes are prevented in only 1 out of 125 people taking statins for 5 years
  • 1 out of 100 people develop diabetes as a result of taking statins
  • 1 out of 10 people suffer muscle damage from statin therapy

Lets look at another epidemic, diabetes! Did you know that most Americans consume to the tune of an average 20 teaspoons of sugar a day! No wonder the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. increased by 382% from 1988 to 2014. You don’t even want to know the economic impact of this disease!

At GrassRoots, we recognize that heart disease is diabetes are not prescription medication deficiencies. We understand that they are inflammatory conditions that care caused by lifestyle factors and physiologic imbalances. They are also completely preventable! If you are ready to get to the root-cause of the condition as opposed to taking pill after pill after pill, leaving you with the same risks, in addition to an array of unpleasant side effects, schedule a consult and let us help you reclaim your health.