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How many numbers do we remember each day? Phone numbers, alarm codes, passwords, bank account balances, birthdays. None of these is as important as knowing your health numbers. An up-to-date knowledge of your health numbers can literally save your life.
Brenda Watson discusses knowing your numbers and how you can test them at home in her revolutionary Heart of Perfect Health PBS special airing nationwide on PBS stations throughout March. The show covers the myths about cholesterol, the nutrients you need to get your health back on track and reduce your risk of heart disease, how to check your health numbers, and the simple, transformative steps you can take every day to reverse America’s #1 killer, heart disease.
The 3 Numbers You Must Know
The three top signs of heart disease risk are also the three top signs of silent inflammation, a chronic pre-disease state in the body that many of us have without knowing it. Research is linking silent inflammation to the root of heart and cardiovascular disease, not to mention conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and even certain cancers.
The good news is you can reverse your silent inflammation by knowing your health numbers and taking the necessary steps to get these numbers within a healthy range. The 3 health numbers you need to know are:
- Cholesterol, which should be no higher than 200mg
- Blood pressure, which should be no higher than 120 over 80
- Blood sugar (fasting blood glucose), which should be no higher than 85
High cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar are the top 3 signs your body is in a state of silent inflammation, and they are major heart health risk markers. Together these high numbers double your risk of cardiovascular disease by causing the arteries to harden and thicken, by stimulating plaque build-up along blood vessels, and by increasing bad LDL cholesterol.
You should be testing yourself more often than once a year to see where your numbers are and you can perform these tests at home. You can get your cholesterol checked at lab sites online, buy your own blood pressure cuff for at-home use, and find a do-it-yourself glucose meter at your local drugstore to monitor your blood sugar levels. There is no need to wait for your annual doctor’s visit when you should know these numbers throughout the year to see how well you are doing in keeping them within a healthy range.
Check back in the next couple of days to learn more about the #1 nutrient that helps reduce your risk of heart disease and helps keep your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar healthy!
You’ve probably heard that fish oil with its high Omega-3 content is good for your heart, right? This is thanks to the essential Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, found in fish oil. Numerous clinical studies have shown us that Omega-3 fatty acids promote heart health and help to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels.‡
But did you know that one type of Omega 3, EPA, is all about your heart?
EPA has been shown to help maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response, which helps maintain healthy levels of blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides (the amount of fat in the bloodstream that contributes to high cholesterol). In fact, EPA is such a triglyceride fat buster that it has been shown to lower triglycerides by almost 20% in just a few months!‡
EPA 1000, the Highest Potency All-EPA Fish Oil in Health Food Stores
Norwegian Gold EPA 1000 is a real heart health pioneer. As the highest potency all-EPA Omega-3 fish oil to be found on health food store shelves (and available online here!), it may reduce the risk of heart disease.* It’s a fish oil on a mission.
EPA 1000 features the highest concentration of EPA Omega-3 available, and only EPA, so you get the targeted heart health benefits of this nutrient at the highest fish oil purity standards.‡ EPA 1000’s high EPA content makes it unique in that it helps lower triglycerides without raising harmful LDL cholesterol.‡
- Take less, get more. 1,000 mg of heart healthy EPA in each softgel helps you keep the number of supplements you take to a minimum.‡
- Better digestion & absorption. Enteric coating delivers Omega-3 to the intestines while added lipase enzyme helps you break oils down for enhanced absorption.‡
- Highest purity rating. Certified with a 5-star exceptional purity rating by the industry’s stringent International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) program.
- Bonus 1,000 IU of vitamin D3! Add the immune benefits of this vitamin to your fish oil for even better support.‡
* Supportive but not conclusive evidence shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.