This was a truly fascinating article on Dr. Mercola’s site talking about the real cause of heart attacks. We constantly hear about the dangers of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity. In truth, balance is the key!
The part of the article that was most interesting to me was where he talked about the importance of balancing the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (restoring, healing) branches of your immune system. This brief video explains the functions of both branches:
You can read the entire article if you choose to so I won’t go into detail, but the bottom line for me was that if your parasympathetic branch is balanced, healthy and functioning well, even if you experience a shock of some sort that activates the sympathetic system, you won’t have a heart attack. It is only when there is a decrease in parasympathetic function.
“So what is the sequence of events that leads to a heart attack? First...(Finish reading here)