Archive for February, 2018

Heart Health Tips from Dr. Sherry Rogers’ Is Your Cardiologist Killing You?

Written by Shannon Morehouse, MA, CHHC

 Is your Cardiologist Killing You? Is an insightful book written by Dr. Sherry Rogers with the goal of empowering readers to protect their heart with the help of nutrients as alternatives to medications (whenever possible). She points to recent research as evidence of the effectiveness of nutrients over commonly prescribed heart medications. Dr. Rogers boldfaces the research evidence and cites the specific studies, which makes this book a great tool for those who value the scientific backing of natural therapies.

Whether you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a type of arrhythmia, heart failure, or even a previous heart attack, Dr. Rogers offers many nutrient suggestions that can help you boost your heart health long-term. The two nutrients she recommends most emphatically are magnesium and omega-3 essential fatty acids.

For high blood pressure, doctors often prescribe diuretics or fluid pills, which are harmful and may make your condition worse according to Dr. Rogers. Diuretics cause your body to lose potassium and magnesium. Mineral deficiencies are often the cause of high blood pressure in the first place, hence the reason why a diuretic may worsen your condition. Dr. Rogers points the reader to several studies that have found that more than half of Americans are deficient in magnesium and that the average American diet offers less than 1/10th the amount of magnesium that people need. She recommends Peter Gillham’s Natural Calm magnesium. If that causes diarrhea, she suggests Carlson Labs Chelated Magnesium or Pain & Stress Center’s Mag Chlor 90.

If you have arrhythmias, magnesium and essential fatty acids are also beneficial. Dr. Rogers cites studies that have found that magnesium deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of the common arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation. Even the USDA published a study in 2007 with strong evidence that magnesium deficiency induces arrhythmias. In fact, several studies have found magnesium to be more effective than any prescription drug at treating arrhythmias. Dr. Rogers recommends the magnesium chloride solution for people who have arrhythmias.

Congestive heart failure is a very dangerous disease; close to 70% of those diagnosed die within five years. NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) quadruple your risk for heart failure. NSAIDs include aspirin, which many cardiologists recommend to stop unwanted blood clots. Your heart needs essential fatty acids for protection and Dr. Rogers recommends fish oil for those with congestive heart failure. One study found that cod liver oil was 10 times more effective than statins for those with heart failure. If you have high C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels, an indicator of inflammation, you are at risk for heart failure. Correcting hidden magnesium deficiencies can lower your CRP levels.

 Is Your Cardiologist Killing You? is a great resource even for those who have never been to a cardiologist. If you have any risk factors for heart disease (such as high cholesterol, high levels of stress or anxiety, overweight, high blood pressure, alcohol consumption, and diabetes), you would certainly benefit from adding magnesium and fish oil into your supplement regimen, in addition to several other nutrients that Dr. Rogers discusses in this remarkable read!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

February 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment


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