Heart Health for Valentine’s Day
The heart is an amazing organ that so often reflects our emotions and the love, or lack thereof, all around us. A focus on your heart health during this month containing Valentine’s Day is much more important than focusing on that holiday greeting or gift.
According to Sara Paddison, author of The Hidden Power of the Heart: Discovering an Unlimited Source of Intelligence, “The heart [is made to work] without interruption for 70 to 80 years, without repair or replacement, day and night. It beats 100,000 times a day, approximately 40 million times a year and, within a span of 70 years, supplies the pumping capacity for nearly 3 billion cardiac pulsations. It pumps two gallons of blood per minute, 100 gallons per hour, through a vascular system about 60,000 miles in length—two-and-a-half times the circumference of Earth.”
Doctors and patients world-wide are “Rethinking Heart Health,” the title of Linda Sechrist’s feature article in the February, 2014 issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine*. Their fresh approach gets back to basics and makes total sense. One of them, Dr. James Forleo, who has intensively studied the subject, notes that “When our emotions get bottled up, something in our heart or circulation has to give. There are exceptions… but heart problems don’t usually show up unless emotions are involved.”
In my own Naturopathic studies I find that looking at basic, natural causes to body ailments related to the “whole picture” of the patient’s life, often holds the clue both to the initiating root cause as well as the solution to healing the heart health issue. Look at your life and then draw the obvious connections with your present health. Ask yourself: When did your ailments begin? What was going on then in your life?
Enjoy this month with its celebration of love… by loving yourself and healing your heart!
* Access the digital magazine at: http://issuu.com/andreabw3/docs/nnm-0214-final_copy?e=8338735/ and note my advertisement on page 14.