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Heart Attacks Still Kill the Most People

Updated: Apr 8

Even though the media would have you convinced the biggest threat out there is a microscopic virus, a heart attack occurs about every 40 seconds in the US, and heart disease literally kills 1 out of every 3-4 people in the world, all day, every day.


The cool thing is heart attacks are entirely preventable for just about everyone.


Unfortunately, for some it takes a lot more effort to do so than for others, but prevention is indeed in just about everyone’s grasp.


The other unfortunate thing is that, because human bodies are incredibly resilient and good at adapting, most people have literally zero idea of the disaster that may be brewing in their arteries.


As hard as it may be to believe, in about 50% of heart attacks that occur, the first symptom a person notices IS THE HEART ATTACK.


The other unfortunate thing is there are about 1000 opinions out there as to what is the best way to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. What I do in my clinical and consulting practices is try to evaluate each person where they are at and then, most importantly, closely evaluate their response to the changes they make.


The key is to not guess or cross your fingers! If you don’t look you won’t know, and the one way to guarantee your worst possible outcome is to not try.


I often wonder what things would be like if the amount of effort we put into fighting this virus was put into preventing heart disease. While in large part the virus seems to keep virusing in spite of our efforts, the opposite would be true for heart disease.



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