CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
breath during activity
when lying down
Weight gain with
swelling in the feet, legs, ankles or stomach
tired and weak
Fast heart rate
abnormalities of the heart
pressure (poorly controlled)
pharmaceuticals (calcium channel blockers, betablockers)
deficiencies (vitamin B1)
deficiency (testosterone, thyroid)
A healthy diet and
lifestyle are very important to prevent and improve the disease of heart
failure. The two diets that have been
studied the most for helping heart failure are DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop
Hypertension) diet and the Mediterranean diet.
The DASH diet had lower
mortality rates in women. The DASH diet
is high in fruits and vegetables an low in dairy and salt.
The Mediterranean diet
also consists of a lot of fruits and vegetables, extra virgin olive oil and
nuts. Studies showed that the
Mediterranean diet results had a striking effect on survival.
Omega-3 fatty acids are
important. Population studies reveal
that those who eat more fish have around a 15 percent reduced risk of
Foods to Avoid
Limiting sodium will
reduce blood pressure and fluid retention, both of which will help reduce
workload on the heart. If you have
Congestive Heart Failure it is recommended that you stick to less than 1,500 mg
daily of sodium.
If you are averaging seven
or more alcohol drinks a day you could be sending your Congestive Heart Failure
risk soaring. On the other hand, some
studies have found that one to two drinks a day may reduce your risk of heart
Prescription for Natural Cures by James F.
and Mark Stengler
Super Prescription # 1 CoQ10
– LifeSource Product Take
400 to 600 mg daily. This nutrient is
needed for heart cells to produce energy and contract force. Studies consistently show that CoQ10 supplementation
improves Congestive Heart Failure.
Super Prescription # 2 Magnesium – LifeSource Product Take
250 to 500 mg twice daily. Supports
heart-cell energy production.
Super Prescription # 3 L-carnitine
– LifeSource Product Take 1,000 mg three times daily. This nutrient helps heart-muscle cells by
burning fatty acids for energy.
Super Prescription # 4
5 grams three times daily. This is a
naturally occurring sugar that heart cells use to produce energy and improve
Super Prescription # 5
Hawthorn – LifeSource Product Take
250 to 300 mg three times daily. Some
but not all studies show it improves blood flow to the heart as well as
Super Prescription # 6
Taurine – LifeSource Product Take
500 to 1,000 mg three times daily on an empty stomach. Research has shown it improves heart ejection
Super Prescription # 7
Oil – LifeSource Product Take
2,000 to 3,000 mg daily of combined EPA and DHA. Omega-3 fats reduce the risk of heart
failure. This may be due to their
anti-inflammatory benefit or improved circulation.
LifeSource Product Take 2,500 mg daily.
It has been shown in research to significantly improve breathing
LifeSource Product Take 1,000 mg twice daily on an empty stomach. It is an amino acid that increases nitric
oxide production in the blood, which in turn improves blood flow.
D – LifeSource Product
Take 5,000 IU or more depending
on your blood level. Vitamin D
deficiency is associated with heart failure.
LifeSource Product Have your doctor check your levels and recommend
dosage. This is need to transport oxygen
to your cells.
LifeSource Product Take 100 to 200 mg daily. Combined with CoQ10 supplement can improve
ejection fraction, reduce edema, and improve your ability to walk a longer