Heart Disease!  It’s the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States…but it is scientifically proven to be a choice!!!  

This subject is very near and dear to my heart!   Heart disease reared its ugly head in our family a few years ago.  Since then we, as a family, have made a very conscience effort to follow the science and learn as much as we can on a daily basis to begin our journey to a longer, healthier life.  I would like to share with you today some of the things we have learned along the way.

COVID19 aside…did you know that the most likely reason most of our loved ones will die is heart disease?  It’s up to each of us to make our own decisions about what to eat and how to live, but we should make these choices consciously by educating ourselves about the predictable consequences of our actions.

According to Dr. Michael Greger, atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, begins in childhood.  The arteries of nearly all kids raised on the standard American diet already have fatty streaks marking the first stage of the disease by the time they are ten years old.  After that, the plaques start forming in our 20’s, get worse in our 30’s and then can start killing us off!  In our heart, it’s called a heart attack, and in our brain, it can manifest as a stroke.  So for anyone reading this who is older than ten years old, the choice isn’t whether or not to eat healthy to prevent heart disease…it’s whether or not you want to reverse the heart disease you likely already have.  Frightening, huh???

It’s hard to believe this is even possible, but Dr. Greger’s findings also revealed when researchers took people with heart disease and put them on the kind of plant-based diet followed by populations who did not get epidemic heart disease, their hope was that it might slow down the disease process or maybe even stop it.  Instead, something miraculous happened!  The disease actually started to reverse.  It started to get better almost immediately!  As soon as patients stopped eating artery-clogging diets, their bodies were able to start dissolving away some of the plaque, opening up arteries without drugs and without surgery, suggesting their bodies wanted to heal all along but just were never given the chance.  That improvement in blood flow to the heart muscle itself was after only three weeks of eating a healthy diet.    So, according to the science…we truly can heal our bodies by eating to LIVE instead of living to EAT!   Let’s GO RED for WOMEN & MEN and everyone we LOVE!!!

If you would like to learn more and start on YOUR journey to a healthier life, I would love to work with you.   It’s easier than you might think!   We have lots of proven plans to get you started in the right direction immediately!



Contact:  www.simplynourishedbymartha.com

Great reads to get you on your way…

“How Not to Die”… Dr Michael Greger

“How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” … Dr. Caldwell B. Esststyn

“Reversing Heart Disease” … Dr. Dean Ornish

and there’s always (Where It All Began) “28 Days to a Longer, Healtheir Life” by Nathan Pritikin!