Natural Heart Health Tips
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L-Taurine is an amino acid, which is a building block of protein. This is what Ray Sahelian says about it on his web
site at the link below. http://www.raysahelian.com/taurine.html
L-Taurine plays a major role in regulating heart contractility. In addition it guards against the toxic threat to the heart
caused by drugs like Adriamycin (doxorubicin), a medication used in chemotherapy. These drugs frequently cause
heart attacks, cardiac arrest, and arrhythmia in those taking them to treat cancer.
L-Taurine is found in highest concentrations in the heart and the retina of the eye. No other amino acid is more
concentrated in the heart than l-taurine. People with heart disease have been shown to be low in ltaurine and
l-taurine supplementation has shown to reduce symptoms and strengthen
the heart. It helps regulate platelet aggregation, which has benefits for the entire cardiovascular system, not just the
L-Taurine is inexpensive and readily available online and at most health food stores. According to Dr. Leonard
Smith*, the below are recommended doses:
(*Leonard Smith, M.D., is a renowned gastrointestinal, vascular and general surgeon as well as an expert in the use
of nutrition and natural supplementation. For the past 20 years, Dr. Smith has investigated many holistic medical
programs. Dr. Smith strives to stay on the leading edge of research and breakthroughs in the field of functional
L-Taurine is important for health in general. It is wonderful for the brain. My mother had seizures periodically all
through her life. She took various pharmaceutical medications for this during those years, all of which had major side
effects. Later in life, in her sixties, she learned that L-Taurine was extremely effective in quieting the brain and
preventing seizures. She stopped all her prescription medications for seizures and began regular L-Taurine
supplementation. As a result she was able to remain seizure free for the remainder of her life even in extremely high
stress situations that would have normally stimulated a seizure. Not only was it effective but it was side-effect free.
She only had to take 500 mg a day to remain seizure free. At that time we didn't know that L-Taurine was good for
the heart or she would have taken more.
If you have heart health challenges I highly recommend that you do some research on this very useful product and
discuss adding it to your natural health protocol with your health care practitioner.
Since diabetes is a risk factor for developing heart disease, you may want to consider being screened for diabetes.
Talk to your doctor about when you should have a fasting blood sugar test to check for diabetes. Depending on your
risk factors, such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes, your doctor may recommend first testing you
for diabetes sometime between ages 30 and 45, and then retesting every three to five years.
Natural Heart Health Product #5
“The function of taurine in the cardiac vascular system is extensive, and the mechanism
is complicated. Taurine protects cardiac cells from injury caused by ischemia. (heart
attack) This amino acid helps prevent endothelial dysfunction caused by hyperglycemia,
hyper cholesterolemia, smoking and homo cysteine; suppresses the proliferation and
calcification in vascular smooth muscle cells, promotes metabolism and excretion of
cholesterol in animal models of hyperlipemia. Taurine mainly acts inside the cell.
However, taurine transport system becomes aberrant in pathological myocardial and
vascular tissues. In addition, taurine improves cardiovascular function in fructose-induced
hyper-tension . . .”
Heart disease - 5-6 grams daily in three divided doses (low taurine and magnesium levels
were found in patients after heart attacks).
Arrhythmias or congestive heart failure - 2 grams three times daily has shown improved
cardiac and respiratory function.
Get regular health screenings
High blood pressure and high
cholesterol can damage your heart
and blood vessels. But without testing
for them, you probably won't know
whether you have these conditions.
Regular screening can tell you what
your numbers are and whether you
need to take action.
Regular blood pressure screenings
start in childhood. Adults should have
their blood pressure checked at least
every two years. You may need
more-frequent checks if your numbers
aren't ideal or if you have other risk
factors for heart disease. Optimal
blood pressure is less than 120/80
millimeters of mercury.
Adults should have their cholesterol
measured at least once every five
years starting at age 20. You may
need more frequent testing if your
numbers aren't optimal or if you have
other risk factors for heart disease.
Some children may need their blood
cholesterol tested if they have a
strong family history of heart disease.
Electron-microscope photo of Amino Acid
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