Happy Marriages Heal a Broken Heart

Marriage TRIPLES your chances of surviving major heart surgery

A happy marriage can be as good for heart health as stopping smoking, losing weight or keeping blood pressure in check, experts say.

Heart bypass patients with supportive spouses are more than three times as likely to still be alive 15 years later than those who have never tied the knot, a study found.

They were also often more likely to live to tell the tale than those in bad marriages.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2028729/Happy-marriages-help-mend-broken-heart.html#ixzz1Vp335dvb

Practical Application:
1 – Attend a marriage enrichment conference
2 – Pray with your spouse
3 – Don’t hold grudges against your spouse

Is Salt Good for Your Heart?

A new study found that low-salt diets increase the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes and do not prevent high blood pressure, but the research’s limitations mean the debate over the effects of salt in the diet is far from over.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/health/research/04salt.html?_r=1

New research suggests that low-salt diets actually increase the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes and does not prevent high blood pressure.

Of course, that’s the exact opposite of what doctors have been saying for years.

Officials at the CDC say the study may have been flawed because it was too small.

Source: http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/study-low-salt-diets-increase-health-risks-20110504

Salt is healthy! But only the certain forms of salt. In our busy daily lives it’s easy to forgot that the fridge is a recent invention. So before “the fridge” what did man use to preserve food? Salt! After refrigeration was invented we slowly began seeing diseases related to iodine deficiency. Thus iodized salt was born but iodized salt is highly refined and very white. It’s whiteness shows it is unhealthy as it trace minerals deficient. These trace minerals are critical important for human health. It also have a different crystal structure than the healthy sales. Real salt is usually greyish or pinkish from trace minerals. Not only do we need these trace minerals but it also helps restore us electrically (homemade gatorade = 6 cups water + 6 teaspoons teaspoon sugar + 1/2 teaspoon real salt).

Our favorite salt is Celtic Sea Salt, available at some health foods stores. Himalayan Sea Salt is pink from the iron content and is popular in the alternate health world. I’ve tried both and personally prefer Celtic Sea Salt.

The recent research was answering if salt causes heart disease. The answer was no and this answer was condemned by the CDC. So what cures heart disease, strokes and aneurisms? Nobel peace prize winning research says large does of vitamin C, lysine, proline and CoQ10 could save the lives of thousands every week yet the research has been largely ignored.

Source: http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/vitcheart.shtml

Even ancient civilizations understood salt’s benefit. In one scripture passage it says Jesus teaching the crowds and disciples as recorded in Matthew 5:13 said “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” I recently used salt to cure an ingrown toenail (which is caused by a bacteria), so yes good salt is good for the heart and other parts of the body too.