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Our unhealthy ‘Western Diet’ invented in the 1970s in the US has now in the 21st Century finally been shown to have caused the pandemic of poor health outcomes and metabolic syndrome worldwide. The damage has been done.
We are now bombarded with all things health and wellness virtually on a daily basis. With the latest diet or wonder pill that will transform your hips and belly in a matter of days. There is a problem with this, it is not working because we are getting sicker as a nation. Scientists are also saying that 20% of children leaving primary school are overweight or obese. We have a serious problem and we should all be very concerned.
In a world when we know how our bodies work in intricate detail, why then are we the sickest we have ever been? The answer to this conundrum is education on how our bodies work. We at Get Health Stay Healthy want to help you understand what is going on inside your body.
Proven Medical Science
In this blog I am going to talk about circulation based on proven medical science.
What do cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Reynaud’s disease all have in common? Poor circulation
Therefore, if we can improve your circulation and put you on a healthier lifestyle you will probably live longer, would you not agree? So here is some great Awareness and Prevention information for you that fits into our Get Healthy – Stay Healthy wellness equation. Where: AWARENESS + PREVENTION = WELLNESS
Nobel Prize – In 1998 The Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to three US scientists. They discovered a molecule produced in the lining of the blood vessels that keeps them free of plaque. That molecule is Nitric Oxide, (NO).
When you eat protein (steak for example) it is broken down by enzymes in the stomach into amino acids. And one of them specifically is L-Arginine. This is converted to Nitric Oxide in the endothelium that lines your cardiovascular system.
Nitric Oxide is a gas and lasts for seconds. Its role is to relax blood vessels and helps regulate blood pressure and enhance the blood flow to vital organs. Nitric Oxide has become one of the most significant molecules in the body and has been called the ‘miracle molecule’.
• It influences the function of nearly every human organ
• Can relax blood vessels reduce blood pressure and lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
• Adequate levels of NO may play a role in preventing diabetes complication, Alzheimer’s disease, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, infections and ulcers.
Here is what the scientists are saying about the discovery.
“Nitric Oxide can prevent, even reverse, heart disease and strokes” Dr Louis Ignarro, Noble Prize Winner in his highly recommended book ‘NO more Heart Disease’.
Dr John Cook who wrote ‘The Cardiovascular Cure’ says, “If sufficient nitric oxide is being produced from L-Arginine the blood vessels will be protected from the development of plaque affording protection from Atherosclerosis”.
He also says, “NO melts away or shrinks plaque that is already there”.
Dr Valentin Fuster the past president of the World Heart Federation said
“The discovery of Nitric Oxide and its function is one of the most important in the history of cardio vascular medicine”
Wow! Just think about these statements for a moment. It is suggesting that someone with stiff hardened arteries can get elasticity in those arteries again. This is ground breaking and we all need to know this. We are addressing here the biggest concern from a health perspective in the westernise world. And that is cardio vascular disease, diabetes and circulation issues.
Sports people (most will know this)
Sports people will benefit from this science in that Nitric Oxide increases the body’s O2 carrying efficiency, thereby increasing oxygen delivery to all the body’s cells. Oxygen greatly increases the efficiency by which you can produce energy to power the body through cellular respiration.
What do we do with this information?
Now we know this information we might want to use it to improve our chances to living healthier into old age. We are eating things that we know are not good for us and we miss out on the things that we really need to be taking. Soils and consequently many of the foods we now eat do not contain the nutrients that our bodies need.
The question is, are we getting enough Nitric Oxide from the foods we eat daily?
• Nuts and seeds are high in arginine eg, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower
• Meat is a complete source of protein because it includes all of the amino acids the body requires, including arginine, (turkey chicken and pork in particular)
• Legumes – Soybeans, Chickpeas, Lentils and Peanuts are a great source of protein and provide plenty of arginine
• Dairy -Eggs and Whey
These are all great foods, but most people are not eating them constantly to provide a continuous source of L-Arginine and Nitric Oxide that the body ideally needs. To be truly effective in your arteries Nitric Oxide needs to be present across the whole day. Taking a L-Arginine supplement that produces Nitric Oxide is what Dr Ignarro recommends in his book NO More Heart Disease.
PREVENTION – My Nitric Oxide story
Once I knew this information, I had my blood pressure tested and it was higher than normal and also my artery age was 10-years older that my actual age. This is not uncommon in many people. Many athletes who are forever putting their circulatory system under stress also have artery ages well above their actual ages.
To improve my circulation and get my artery age down I am now taking an L-Arginine supplement on a daily basis and will take it for the rest of my life. My blood pressure is now normal and my artery instead of being 10 years older is now 10 years younger than my actual age.
There are many L-Arginine products on the market and you need to be careful on which ones you should be taking. The reason for this is that when L-Arginine converts to NO it only lasts for a short period in your body as we have discussed and many of the products are not potent enough.
The Scientists have also found that if you add L-Citruline another important amino acid to the mix it allows for increased and sustained Nitric Oxide production over a significantly longer period of time.
My product of choice is ProArgi-9+ from Synergy Worldwide which also contains L-Citruline.
In the US, ProArgi-9+ is in the Physicians’ Desk Reference where it states; “ProArgi-9+ is the highest quality L-Arginine supplement in the world”. Doctor’s prescribe this product in the US
I can hear you say now, ‘why do we not know about this’? The reason is L-Arginine and Nitric Oxide are produced naturally by the body. It is therefore generic so the Pharmaceutical companies ‘god bless them’ cannot patent it.
The Pharmaceutical industry invented Viagra in the back of the Nobel Prize winning science and patented that instead and have made squillions of pounds from it over the last 20 years. And even better guys ProArgi-9+ is 100% natural and does the same job as Viagra!
If you want to find out more information about this fantastic breakthrough product please then please contact me for more information. Or you can go to my website and order it direct from the company.
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