Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of the death for both men & women on the planet.
The human heart is an amazing organ. In one day, it beats 115,000 times and pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. According to the CDC, someone dies from hearth disease every 36 seconds & apparently 665,000 Americans die (1 in 4 deaths) every year from this disease. This amounts to around $219 billion in annual healthcare related expenses!
Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. What can you do to help reduce your risk of developing heart disease? Inflammation is really the next big conversation. Overwhelming research shows that the majority of inflammation comes from the foods we eat. Here are several lifestyle factors, which you have direct control over & can play a huge role in the development of this disease:
Follow a low inflammatory diet. Did you know that 90% of the population is lactose intolerant? Cow’s milk is really a serum for small calves to grow into 2,000 lb animals. It’s been documented in nearly every health journal that the human body can not process casein, which is the protein in cow’s milk. It’s been shown to lead to leaky gut syndrome.
Eliminate gluten, which is the glue that holds bread and pasta based products together. These 2 ingredients are usually the first thing that many functional medicine doctors recommend to take out of your diet & can help decrease inflammation in your body.
Simple yearly screening tests could SAVE YOUR LIFE!
Have blood work performed every quarter & keep an eye on certain markers. Know your A1-c, which is basically an average of your blood glucose levels. Lower than 6.0 mg/dc is a good midpoint. There are more & more studies showing, if you can keep your A1-c below 5.0, you lower your risk of developing dementia. They say there are 3 classes of diabetes: Type 1, sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes or insulin dependent. Type 2 is considered adult onset & occurs in 30% of the population. The new category is Type 3, which is considered pre dementia & Alzheimer’s.
In today’s era, you need to know your C- Reactive protein #! If your current doctor isn’t ordering it & keeping an eye on it, you need a new primary physician. It’s a key indicator of the amount of inflammation going on in your body. Normal is considered 1.0 or lower. If you’re CRp # is 3.5, you are 3.5 times more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease or stroke.
Keep a healthy weight.
What did you weigh in high school? Most people gain a pound a year, so if you graduated in 1986, there’s a good chance you are 35 lbs. overweight. Limit alcohol use. Excessive alcohol intake leads to approximately 95,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Physical activity, try to get at least 20 minutes of exercise 5 times per week. Only 50% of U.S. adults get the physical activity they need to prevent chronic disease and approximately 1 in 2 adults live with some type of chronic disease. On the high end, we should try to get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each week. This might sound like a lot, but it’s only 30 minutes, 5 days per week.
At Softwave, we want to do something in healthcare that’s never been done before. One of our early researchers, Johannes Holfeld, MD (pictured on the left) who’s a full time cardiac surgeon, has taken a concept from hypothesis to clinical treatments over the last 12 years. He’s helped our company prove that our technology, which is genuine lithotripsy, that electro hydraulically produced supersonic sound waves traveling 3,355 mph will first compress cells & then expand them. These sound waves cause a shearing force that helps improve cell membrane via a process called mechanotransduction – this is a little known phenomenon that turns on super genes in our body that help with:
• boosting our immune system
• supercharging our mitochondrial (the powerhouse to our cells)
• activating stem cells, which are the repairmen of our bodies
• regenerate tissue through connective tissue activation
Softwave also turns ON anti-inflammatory genes, specifically Toll-Like Receptor 3, which is considered an innate immune responder. So good that it requires a new word or name to describe what you’ve created. Elon Musk did this when he developed Ludicrous mode in his model S Tesla. Softwave & Dr. Holfeld are creating a new category called: Cardiac Regeneration. Up until this point, there hasn’t been any therapy to help a patient who had a heart attack. The myocardial infarction, which is a loss of blood supply for a period of time that causes necrosis or death of heart tissue. Scar tissue develops & then loss of cardiac function. They lose efficiency in the pumping of their heart & it only gets worse with time. It’s called congestive heart failure. It’s a terrible disease & I watched my own Dad die from these exact complications. Dr. Holfeld & his talented team out of Innsbruck, Austria have now treated 57 patients with our patented technology using shockwave devices directly on the cardiac tissue post bypass surgery with astonishing results. Post treatment patients who’ve undergone the procedure now demonstrate an 11% improvement in left ventricular ejection output. What makes this amazing is that the closest thing that ever came close to any improvement in heart function was when $50,000 dollars worth of stem cells were injected into the cardiac tissue, which showed a 5% improvement. The excessive cost & invasiveness of the procedure makes it unlikely to make this available to the general population. Dr. Holfeld’s patient showed more than double the improvements of the heart’s function, when compared to the next closest therapy. Plus the data shows that the improvements are stable, when measuring the patients even a year after the shockwave on the cardiac muscle.
These are some exciting times. We’re experiencing some of the greatest advancements in non invasive procedures in the history of medicine. Experts are saying that cardiac tissue regeneration have the potential to transform the way we treat patients eternally. Some are calling this futuristic. Other than science fiction novels & movies, when is the last time you’ve ever heard of a healthcare provider mentioning such advancements? Just NOW!!
Dr. Matt DiDuro, DC